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I write books, blogs, and honest reviews about the places, accommodations, and attractions we encounter during our travels. My audience includes armchair travelers, vagabonding families, and part-time digital nomads. View my Author CV below or email me directly at Amanda@AKTurner.com.

Awards and Honors:

2018 Vagabonding with Kids: Brazil named Foreword Indies Finalist for Humor

2017 Hair of the Corn Dog named finalist for the 2017 BookLife Prize

2017 Vagabonding with Kids named Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite in Travel

2017 Independent Publishing Award (IPPY) for Vagabonding with Kids in Travel

2017 Foreword Indies Silver Award for Vagabonding with Kids in Humor

2017 Vagabonding with Kids named Foreword Indies Finalist

2017 Vagabonding with Kids: Australia named Foreword Indies Finalist

2015 Independent Publishing Award (IPPY) for Mommy Had a Little Flask in Humor

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

2014 This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store on New York Times best-seller list

2013 Top Nonfiction Award: Idaho Book Extravaganza for This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store

2013 Top Idaho Author Award: Idaho Book Extravaganza

2012 Honorable Mention in the Folio Literary Fiction contest (American University)

2012 Independent Publishing Award (IPPY) for Little White Dress (contributor)

2011 Grand Prize Winner: Volt 450 Reading Series curated by Alan Heathcock

2011 Conference Choice Award from the San Diego State Writers Conference

2011 Woman of the Year Award from the Idaho Business Review

Podcast Appearances & Interviews: Nomadic Matt – EO Fire with John Lee Dumas – Constant Living – Inspirational Creatives – Overseas Property Insider – Stop Riding the Pine – Vroom Vroom Veer – Social Sidekick – Ovation Radio – How to Raise a Maverick – Entrepreneur Decoded – Family Adventure Podcast

Collaborations & Anthologies: Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana (Travelers Tales), Little White Dress (Mill Park Publishing), Drinking with Dead Women Writers (Mill Park Publishing), Drinking with Dead Drunks (Mill Park Publishing), I Just Want to Be Alone (Throat Punch Books), I Just Want to Be Perfect (Throat Punch Books), Internet Business Insights

Other Publications: Money, Inc. – Huffington Post – Folio Literary Magazine – Scary Mommy – What the Flicka? – Artocratic – The Quivering Pen – Idaho Magazine – Boise City Revue – Home Exchange – Nickmom – In the Powder Room – Cloudbank – Idaho Statesman – Treasure Valley Family Magazine – Greenbelt Magazine

Keynote Instructor Speaker: Story Story Night – Ignite Boise – Idaho Writers Rendezvous – Tenacious Writer Studio Series – Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association – Life Sucks, Laugh Hard – Idaho Writers Conference – VOLT 450 Reading Series – Go Lead Idaho – The Cabin – Idaho Writers Guild – Bestseller Summit Online – Campfire Stories