AK Turner

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    • Title:Author
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      Summary of expertise:
      New York Times bestselling author, part-time digital nomad, writes travel humor and parenting humor, travels 4 months of every year to live and work in other countries as a family of four with 2 young children. Traveled to Greece, Ireland, France, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy, and completed extended trips (two months or more) to Russia, Palau, Vanuatu, Mexico, Morocco, England, Spain, Australia, and Brazil.
      Blog/Web site: http://akturner.com/
      White paper/research:
      Multiculturalism, family travel, digital nomad lifestyle, budget travel,
      Books/articles published:
      BOOKS: Vagabonding with Kids Vagabonding with Kids: Australia Vagabonding with Kids: Brazil Vagabonding with Kids: Alaska This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store Mommy Had a Little Flask Hair of the Corn Dog ANTHOLOGIES: Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana I Just Want to Be Alone I Just Want to Be Perfect Little White Dress ONLINE: Huffington Post Nomadic Matt Nickmom Scary Mommy The Quivering Pen In the Powder Room What the Flicka Unbound Northwest Artocratic HomeExchange.com PRINT: Folio Literary Magazine Cloudbank Idaho Statesman Idaho Magazine Treasure Valley Family Magazine Boise City Revue Greenbelt Magazine
      2011 Grand Prize Winner: Volt 450 Reading Series curated by Whiting Award Winner Alan Heathcock 2011 Conference Choice Award from the San Diego State Writers Conference 2011 Woman of the Year Award from the Idaho Business Review 2012 Honorable Mention in the Folio Literary Fiction contest (American University) 2012 IPPY Award for Little White Dress (editor and contributor) 2013 Top Nonfiction Award: Idaho Book Extravaganza for This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store 2013 Top Idaho Author Award: Idaho Book Extravaganza 2014 BookLife (Publishers Weekly) Top 5 Indie Books of 2014 for Hair of the Corn Dog 2014 Publishers Weekly starred review for Hair of the Corn Dog 2014 Hair of the Corn Dog on New York Times best seller list (Sept., Parenthood/Family) 2014 This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store on New York Times best seller list (Nov., Parenthood/Family) 2015 IPPY Award for Humor for Mommy Had a Little Flask 2016 Foreword Indies Book Award for Vagabonding with Kids
      Prior media experience:
      Huffington Post, EO Fire with John Lee Dumas, Regional Television News (KTVB Channel 7 - Idaho), Regional Radio (KPCW- Utah, KBRX- Boise)
      Educational background:
      Degrees in Modern Languages and Linguistics, Russian

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