Walking to Woot Wins FAPA Medal for Cover Design
Monday August 28, 2017

Walking to Woot Wins FAPA Medal for Cover Design

Villages author earns award:

Florida Authors & Publishers announced Jackie Chase won two medals for her books, one for a warrior/daughter cover image from New Guinea on “Walking to Woot” A Photographic Narrative Discovering New Dimensions for Parent-Teen Bonding. Another honored “All Hands Working Together” Cruise for a Week; Meet 79 Cultures, about the world’s largest floating resort’s diverse crew challenges and successes. Jackie has now earned over 30 medals in international competition involving thousands of other books. Her writing style or "voice" has the unique quality of putting the reader behind her eyes as she describes the scene and the feelings of traveling with a 14-year-old daughter who is adjusting to all the primitive challenges relating to food, clothing, shelter and the surprises found in jungle hiking. Ad to her magic with words the stunning back-lit images in the eBook editions and it's possible for readers to see what she saw and feel what she felt in "Walking to Woot".

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All Hands Working Together

Cruise for a Week: Meet 79 Cultures

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On the surface, this is about the world’s largest cruise ship. But in fact, it is a blueprint for managers to encourage teamwork to serve customers whether the organization is a business, charity, or government. The fact that the crewmembers are from 79 countries makes the story an especially interesting and exceptional one. For readers who want to be treated like royalty, they can learn about life in the never-ending voyage of cruising. All Hands Working Together peeks below the waterline and behind water-tight doors to discover the secrets of how a crew from those 79 nations blended into a guest-pleasing team.

Cruise travel conjures up words like passion, yearning, and intense satisfaction. The laid-back attitudes, awesome entertainment, and superb food flavors awaken a wonderful place inside. But let's not rob ourselves of the most precious gift of all: the legends, history, music, food, and superstitions, of foreign traditions. Whether you are a cyber-traveler or one with cruise tickets in hand, you will want to climb aboard for a fun tour of this massive floating resort. Anchor yourself on a comfy cushion and experience a vacation that gets under your skin as its ideas change your life.

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Walking to Woot

A Photographic Narrative Discovering New Dimensions for Parent-Teen Bonding

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Absorb a rare experience. Follow in the footsteps of Jackie and her teenage daughter, Katherine, as they offer a compulsively readable story of their conspiracy of curiosity and courage to explore the jungles of New Guinea. The story pierces time and place to treat the reader with an intimate peek inside a Stone-Age culture. Living in one of the most extraordinary and dangerous places on earth for four weeks, they realize the destination is not important. The richest treasure veins of life's experiences can be mined away from home.

Travel is the book's vehicle for the learning/growing process. It is the process of change, the awakening of a new dimension within them. Dramatic gains in self-confidence and self-sufficiency developed as these females responded creatively to challenges, overcame fear, raised tolerances for pain and discomfort, and found the courage within their inner resources. The trekkers invite the reader to reconnect ourselves to our inner hearts. The book offers inspiration to parents and teens who, in trying to be so many things to so many people, lose themselves. In each other, we see a reflection of our sixth sense, the passion for searching.

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