From a young age, I travelled a lot. My father worked for the European Space Agency and attended international conferences around the world. My family often tagged along and so I was lucky to experience different cultures and countries from an early age. At 18, I moved to the UK from The Netherlands, I spent a summer in the US and then a gap year in New Zealand.

These experiences have also influenced my writing, which has become one of my greatest adventures – of discovery, exploration, and resilience. An everlasting adventure drawing on my inner strength and resources.

I’m an expat writer UK….my writing is about where I come from and who I became.

Here is a list of where you can find my writing.


I contributed to The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures, by Linda A. Janssen (2013, Summertime Publishing)

The Emotionally Resilient Expat - expat writer uk

My short story “When’s Dinner?” is featured in Forced to Fly: An anthology of writings that will make you see the funny side of living abroad, by expatriates everywhere (2012, 2nd Ed., edited by Jo Parfitt, Summertime Publishing)

Forced to Fly expat book cover


Weight issues? Fix your head first by Carrie Sanderson – first published online by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), April 2011


CCK, Artist, Writer & coach – interview with Carrie Sanderson – I’m featured on the Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs website

Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs - expat writer uk

In Conversation With Carrie Sanderson – I’m featured on TravelArtsLife.com

March 2016’s Member of the Month – Carrie Sanderson – I was featured on JCI Edinburgh’s blog as their member of the month

Guest Blogs:

Running keeps me sane – my guest post on Absolute Health’s blog

#SundaySuccess – Carrie Sanderson making her life brilliant – my guest post on Energised Performance‘s blog

Remember Your Creative Voice and What Brings You Joy – my guest feature in Wise Introvert‘s newsletter

Translation Work:

Wishful Singing – I translated the Dutch version of Wishful Singing’s website into English (first version)