Scottsdale Author Wins Health Book of the Year Award for â€˜Quitting to Winâ€™ Crystal Waltman Divulges Addiction Battle in Book, Takes First Place in Author Elite Awards
PHOENIX â€" Fourth generation Arizona native Crystal Waltman won first place as Health Book of the Year and received an Academy Boon of Merit award at the 2020 Author Elite Awards, an honor for literacy merit and publishing excellence, for her book â€œQuitting to Win.â€. Hundreds of thousands of authors worldwide are nominated for their work in 16 categories. On Friday, October 23, entries were reviewed and evaluated by a panel of judges where the winners were announced via a virtual Facebook Live event.
PR9.NET October 30, 2020 - â€œQuitting to Winâ€ is about Waltmanâ€™s triumph over tragedy story through sports, spine surgery, addiction and sobriety. Waltman battled alcoholism for over 25 years, starting at the age of 14, and exposes her raw and honest life into her book. It was published on July 7, 2020, and since Waltman has received messages from readers every day about how itâ€™s helped them start the conversations of uncomfortable life lessons and topics with family members and friends.
â€œMy book was up against hundreds of books from authors throughout the world and Iâ€™m truly honored to have won this award,â€ Waltman said. â€œI wrote this book as my way to recover out loud and spread a message of hope to others that are struggling with substance abuse and mental illness.â€
In â€œQuitting to Win,â€ she shares her proven plan of how to find and keep emotional sobriety for those suffering from anxiety, depression and addiction. Waltman aims to get it into substance abuse and addiction recovery centers throughout the nation to help remove the shame and stigma thatâ€™s attached to addiction, alcoholism, as well as raise awareness to mental illnesses. She designed the book to act as a guide for small groups with discussion questions in the appendix
â€œIn addition to the award-winning book. I am aiming to release the audiobook version before end of the year. I am also featuring on online course called â€œEating to Winâ€ in correlation with the Quitting to Win movement,â€ Waltman said.
For more information and to stay up to date with upcoming courses and books, visit crystalwaltman.com.
About Crystal Waltman
Crystal Waltman, a fourth generation Arizonian, is No. 1 best-selling author of â€œQuitting to Winâ€ that shares her raw stories of triumph over tragedy including sports, sobriety and spine surgery. Waltman has been public speaking for more than five years sharing her experiences. Sheâ€™s achieved a collegiate national championship in softball, has continued to coach nutrition and fitness for over 20 years and has found her calling in spiritual fitness. For more information, visit crystalwaltman.com.
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About Crystal Waltman
Crystal is a fourth-generation Arizonian and knows the value of taking care of herself, so she can be of service to others. Crystal can be found in the fresh air, either between the lines of a softball diamond or on a summit.
Crystal has been speaking for the past five years sharing her experience, strength, and hope. She's achieved a collegiate national championship in softball and, she has continued to coach, nutrition and fitness for more than 20 years, but has found her calling in Spiritual Fitness.
Crystal shares her raw story of tragedy and triumph, along with her simple proven plan of how to find and keep emotional sobriety.
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