Independent Press Award: FIRST PLACE (Adventure)

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

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Chanticleer International Book Award: GRAND PRIZE winner (Narrative Non-Fiction / Journey)

Chanticleer puts books about true and inspiring stories to the test and chooses the best among them. Their reviews and competitions aren't based on true stories—they are true stories—about adventures, life events, unique experiences, travel, personal journeys, global enlightenment, and more.

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Washington State Book Award: FINALIST (Memoir/Biography)

The Washington State Book Awards is a literary awards program presented annually in recognition of notable books written by Washington authors in the previous year. The program was established in 1967 as the Governor's Writers Awards. Each year, up to ten outstanding books of any genre, which have been written by Washington authors in the previous year are recognized with awards based on literary merit, lasting importance, and overall quality of the publication.

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Top Shelf Indie Book Awards: WINNER (First Book over 80,000 words)

With a staggering 1,023 entries in the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards, "INSIDE" was selected as a finalist in several categories and won the overall prize for "First Book"!

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Readers Choice Winner: GOLD MEDALIST (Non-Fiction / Adventure)

This year's contest was our largest ever, with thousands of contestants from all over the world ranging from Indie authors to NYT bestsellers and celebrities. 

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I'm an independent contractor for Princess Cruises, which owns a fleet of ships that sail through the Inside Passage. I'm a Guest Presenter onboard a few of these ships and have the privilege of sharing my stories and images as part of their award-winning "North to Alaska" program. I hope you enjoy this mini-documentary that highlights my story. Thank you to Stephen Vittoria of Deep Image LA and Princess Cruises for choreographing this professional piece.



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