Music is her lifelong passion, thus, it’s no surprise that Christine Korb, an authority in music therapy, writes a book about a topic that is close to her—a book on music therapy. This award-winning author of PageTurner Press and Media had critics cast favorable reviews on her book The Music Therapy Profession: Inspiring Health, Wellness, and Joy. Through her book, Pacific University’s director of music therapy introduces the different aspects of the music therapy profession to the rest of the world, throwing an invitation to the readers to partake in the wonders of this particular healing profession. The book did not only reflect Korb’s views on the profession as she also featured different former student essays in the book, serving as testimonials to the profession. Korb’s The Music Therapy Profession joined PageTurner’s hall of famers as it was named the Best Reference Book in the 2021 Pacific Book Awards.
Fiore Ai has created a spectacular union of visual and literary arts. Having spent three years at Akademie der Bildende Kuesente, she garnered the commendation of her adviser who expressed she had exemplary character and persistence. This propelled her to further her studies in America, where she was inspired by the color-field and hard-edge geometric abstraction of American art. She chronicles her development as an artist in her book and aspires to flourish with art that enthralls and inspires fellow artists and connoisseurs. Ai’s Color-Field Paintings features her paintings that depict color, light, and movement as seen through different angles and viewpoints. This PageTurner classic showcases paintings that exhibit art in a stunning new direction that can be enriched by satellite and space vehicle imagery incorporated with modern architectural materials into multimedia works. Each painting is highlighted with verbal depictions of its soft color gradation against hard edges and divisions, tying the book together.
Raymond Klein lived his life pursuing his number 1 passion, photography. His unwavering passion in the craft led him to various experimentations on the subject. The books he published under PageTurner’s banner reflected his fascination with the world and how it was translated through his lenses. His eagerness to share the knowledge and all there is to know about photography, even on how to earn a living, were shown through his books: Visions of Light: Inspirational Poetry, Stunning Photography; Imaginations: Earn a Fortune with Your Dramatic Photography; Aspirations: Earn Fantastic Income with Your Imaginative Photography; and Illuminations: Earning a Living with Dynamic Photography.
Award-winning cyberpunk author and master of technothriller, Natsuya Uesugi is a multidisciplinary artist whose expertise in computer and information technology was presented through his grydscaen series. Natsuya’s well-reviewed grydscaen series was set in a dystopian world, peopled by technologically enthused characters and showed how technology can be used for good as well as evil. Aside from his grydscaen series, Natsuya also penned a dark fantasy series, with The Seer of Grace and Fire as its first book. This series featured nonbinary transgender heroine. He also penned a nonfiction work, John the Harbinger, one of Amazon’s Recommended Bestselling titles. One of PageTurner’s pride, Natsuya continues to trailblaze in his field as he continues to explore different themes involving technology.
The vastness of the universe and his profound and out-of-this world experience was what made Cuban migrant Robert Maxxim share his experience through fiction. His Legacy series brings readers to Mars, where his characters embodied the different human struggles between good and evil and right and wrong. Maxxim once dreamed of becoming a concert pianist, but because of personal visions, he had to explore those visions and understand the realm those visions came from. From being a would-be pianist, he is now one of PageTurner’s bestselling authors whose books received raving reviews from both readers and book critics. But beyond the accolades he received, Maxxim hoped that the books in the Legacy series become medicines for the heart.
Terry Boucher might be a numbers guy by day, but deep inside, he’s a creative who loves to tell stories. His inspiration for Christmas Peas comes mainly from his two daughters who love princesses and musicals. His desire to raise them as kind and strong Christina women led Terry to write about heroes who have to dig deep to find inner strength to overcome challenges and fulfill their purpose. He wants his stories to serve as good examples for his daughters, to ingrain in them the timeless values of honesty, perseverance, and complete trust in God. One of PageTurner’s bestselling authors, Terry pens a book that is no mere retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. Rather, it’s an original story that ties the classic to the magic of how Christmas dreams come true for those who are honest and faithful.
Diana Gillmor, one of PageTurner’s prizewinning authors, never envisioned herself taking the role of a family historian. But when the opportunity arises, this celebrated interior designer went all out in narrating her grandparents’ story amidst the turmoil of the times in her book 1946: A True Story of Wealth, Extraordinary Success and Great Tragedy. This touching narrative of her grandparents’ lives won the hearts of many, winning for itself the 2021 Pacific Book Awards’ Best Biography category. Filled with numerous family photographs, 1946 chronicles the glitz and glamour of her grandparents’ lives on both sides of the Atlantic from the turn of the century to the end of World War 2.
For this year’s Pacific Book Awards, PageTurner’s authors gained the approval from different Pacific Book reviewers as six authors won seven book categories and five authors placed as finalists for six different categories.
The winning pack was led by Stanley D. Rainbow who won the Best Philosophy and Best Spirituality categories for his book God Inspired Quotations and Understandings. Diana Gillmor’s 1946: A True Story of Wealth, Extraordinary Success and Great Tragedy was named the Best Biography, while T. Steele Petry’s Little Abbey and Her Animals was the Best Children’s Picture Book for six and older. Robert J. O’Keefe’s Liberty and the Wall: Of Separation between Church and State won the Best Current Events and Politics book, Subhash S. Naik won the Best Education book for The Earth in Custody: Verse of lament and comment, and Christine Korb’s The Music Therapy Profession: Inspiring Health, Wellness, and Joy was name the Best Philosophy book.
PageTurner authors who made it to the finalists’ list include Terry Boucher for her book Christmas Peas and Princesses: A Story of Love and Dreams (Best Children’s Book), Joann Klusmeyer’s Treasure Chest (Coming of Age), Jean Anderson’s Nurturing from Afar (Best Memoir), J. Henry Warren’s Made in America 2.0 (Best Non-Fiction), and Summer Bozohora’s Soul Side Out: Universal Laws to Healing and Living Your Best Life (Best Spirituality and Best Self-Help).