Betsy Talbot is a 40-something traveler and author. When she's not traveling or penning books about love, adventure, and self-discovery, she is hiking, learning flamenco dancing, and drinking wine in a tiny whitewashed village in Spain.
Betsy is the coauthor of four books with her husband Warren Talbot, and they host the popular weekly podcast, Married with Luggage.
Her latest project is The Late Bloomers Series, a 5-book romance series about women in their 40s.
Fall in love with The Late Bloomers, a series about five 40-something women who each choose adventure, travel, and love when they reach a crossroads in life. These seasoned women are ready to take on the world, starting with Book 1: Wild Rose.
Rose Quinn is having a very bad summer. First her 19-year-old daughter left home to backpack across Europe instead of going to college. Then a woman she loved like a mother died of a heart attack, making her feel like an orphan all over again. And in just a few weeks her best friend will be moving to New York City. For a single mother who’s always had someone else to take care of, Rose is finally wondering how to take care of herself.
Handsome Mateo Romero is a transplanted Spaniard running a restaurant on Lake Como in Italy. A broken heart got him there, but he’s made a success of it just like he did his architecture business back in Madrid. One thing he hasn’t been successful with is love.
When Mateo hires Rose’s daughter for a summer job and gives her a free place to stay, Rose immediately suspects the worst. She won’t let her daughter make the same mistake she did at that age, so Rose flies to Italy to confront Mateo. What Rose finds instead is a secret she didn’t suspect and a challenge to everything she’s ever thought about love and the illusion of control.
Rose’s daughter doesn’t need saving, but can Rose save herself?
If you enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love, then you’ll love this memoir of a couple who moved cross-country to fix their broken relationship...and then liked it so much they just kept on going. In 2010, at the age 40, they sold their house, quit their jobs, and bought one-way tickets to Ecuador, and they’ve been traveling the world ever since.
Equal parts travel memoir and love story, find out how a political coup in South America, icy storms off the coast of Antarctica, and herding goats in the Gobi Desert (among other things) have changed this quirky and curious couple forever.
Married with Luggage is for people who enjoy adventurous travel stories, those who want an inside peek at how unconventional people live, and anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned love story.
You have too much stuff! Your closets are filled with clothes you never wear. You have not seen your kitchen counters in months. Your junk drawer has exploded into an entire room of things you don't use. How can we say that when we don't even know you? Well, because most people do and we were just like you.
In 2008 we put our decluttering and downsizing skills to the ultimate test: Get Rid of Everything we owned in order to follow our dream and travel around the world. From that experience we documented every step in the process to provide you with the comprehensive guide to decluttering your home and putting some extra cash in your packet.
How do you think your life could change if you got rid of some of the stuff tying you down? You don't have to go as far as we did, but you'll benefit from our extreme experience no matter big or small your decluttering project may be. We know decluttering inside and out, and you can take advantage of our experience to create your own clutter-free zone for relaxing, socializing, and spending time with family and friends.
Dream Save Do is an Action Plan to make Some Day a reality.
By all accounts your life is pretty good, but you keep dreaming of a big change. You yearn for something more: to travel the world, start your own business, create art, or change the world. Maybe you are fuzzy on the details, but you know you want something different. You want to make your own rules for a change, but you aren't quite sure how to start – much less how to pay for it.
What you need is an Action Plan for Dreamers.
Betsy and Warren felt the same back in 2008, and they spent two years sculpting their conventional reality into one of world travel – a life they are still enjoying to this day.
This second edition contains 390 pages of step-by-step, practical advice and case studies for dreamers just like you to help you reach your wildest dreams.
The author of Strip Off Your Fear: Slip Into Something More Confident returns with a collection of essays on confidence for busy women.
In her signature 'friend-to-friend' style, she tackles tough subjects with just the right blend of wisdom and humor:
Flying your freak flagHow to take credit without being a dickStop apologizing for taking up spaceSpilling your secrets to strangers firstRecovering from a hit to your confidenceShortcuts to confidenceHow to make choices (hint: it's not right/wrong but left/right)Using someone else's head to evaluate an opportunityFattening up your soulFinding inspiration at the moviesGetting to the softer side of fearThe collection contains insightful commentary between essays. It also includes an interview with the author on fear and confidence as well as a sneak peek of her book, Strip Off Your Fear: Slip Into Something More Confident.
The eBook's format and length make it the perfect companion for busy women who want a dose of inspiration and practical advice to live a little bit bolder than they are now.
Author Betsy Talbot's message is simple:
"Speak up. Be proud of who you are, what you know, and what you do. Help other women do the same. When you change your world for the better, you make it better for the rest of us."
Talbot wrote this book for the "Good Girls" – women who go along to get along, never rock the boat, and put their own desires last.
In this book, Talbot leads readers through a striptease of the emotional layers that can suffocate our innate confidence, preventing women from reaching their personal, professional, and societal goals.
In her signature style, she marries learning with action, using deeply personal stories to illustrate breakthroughs and then guiding the reader through exercises to reveal their own flawed and fabulous selves.
It is a bold book for women who want to live a life bigger than the one they have right now. And it is definitely a conversation starter at a book club!