For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.
Today we introduce you to Jacqueline Walker. Jacqueline P. Walker was born in Jamaica and raised in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Liberal Arts with three concentrations: Psychology/English/Communication Arts) at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. With over 30 years of leadership experience, she has held corporate management positions in Project Management, Customer, and Business Communications and currently serves as a Documentation Manager. Jacqueline is a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC)and has attained professional certificates in Workplace Communications, Data Analytics, Business Strategy, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace.
Having held a lifetime love for reading and writing, she recognizes the power of storytelling to educate, encourage, and entertain, which inspired her to become a motivational blogger and self-published author. Jacqueline uses her experience, knowledge, and training to craft written content that encourages readers through hope, support & caring, relationship, self-development, and career pursuits. Additionally, she leads program planning for a faith-based organization. In this role, she develops and delivers presentations and coaches presenters or project managers to execute activities or events that encourage and inspire participants to strive to succeed.
Jacqueline recently self-published a biographical fiction, A Season of Disruption, available in paperback and eBook formats on Amazon.com. This work celebrates her Caribbean heritage and tells a story of courage, love, ingenuity, and the willpower to overcome challenges that often break and defeat families. Additionally, her essay, “Disrupted Not Defeated,” will appear in Volume 36 (April 2022) of The Caribbean Writer (an international, refereed literary journal published annually by the University of the Virgin Islands).
If you could describe your writing using any four words, what would they be?
At what moment did you realize you held a gift for storytelling?
I have always had an excellent memory, vividly recalling experiences and events from childhood. I have a close-knit family, and I play an active role in the lives of my nieces and nephews. When they were younger, they spent a lot of time with me and asked many questions. I found myself detailing stories about growing up with my siblings and sharing situations my family encountered. They never seemed to get enough and wanted to hear more and more of my stories. Their response convinced me that my gift was not merely my memory but my ability to relay what I remembered through storytelling—keeping them amused and interested.
Can you share the inspiration behind your biography “A Season of Disruption”?
I believe this story is a helpful reminder of the powerful and winning legacy that we can achieve if we believe in our abilities regardless of our place in life, persevere, and remain bonded in love.
What message do you hope women take away from your work?
I hope that my work instills confidence in every woman who reads it, reminding her to take control of her life, recognize and use her innate talents, and courageously reach for her dreams and desires.
What is next for you?
I am currently working on an urban fiction novel that shares the story of a young professional trying to navigate a dynamic corporate life, complex family bond, and an impromptu personal relationship. I am also developing a collection of inspiring short stories showcasing people from different generations and backgrounds, their struggles, and their determination to win.
How can readers check out your work?
My book, A Season of Disruption, is available on Amazon.com in paperback and eBook versions. A paperback version is also available from Ingram Sparks. Readers can find my blogs on my website www.writingsbyjackie.com, and I have also contributed articles to the everdaypower.com motivational blog site. Additionally, in April 2022, my essay, Disrupted Not Defeated, will appear in Volume 36 of The Caribbean Writer (a refereed, international literary journal published by the University of the Virgin Islands).
Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/JWalkerPat
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A Pretty Woman Who Hustles is a woman who is committed to a lifetime of learning, actively listens, observes, supports her friends and family, works to improve her community, strives to achieve personal success, and empowers others to do the same.
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