“Bodacious! Woman” wins Outstanding Books Honorable Mention in 2005 Independent Publisher “IPPY” Awards

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Nearly 2,200 books were entered in the ninth annual Independent Publisher Â?IPPYÂ? Awards. Presentation will take place on June 3 during BookExpo America in New York City. Â?Bodacious! WomanÂ? by Mary Foley (Bodacious! Books) wins Honorable Mention and helps launch her Â?Bodacious! WomanÂ? movement inspiring women everywhere

Author, speaker, and freshman “indie” publisher Mary Foley received Honorable Mention and consideration for the Ten Outstanding Books of the Year for “Bodacious! Woman” in the 2005 Independent Publisher “IPPY” Awards. In her book, “Bodacious! Woman: Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin’ It!” (Bodacious! Books, http://www.gobodacious.com ) Foley kicks off the first chapter with “I want to live like my nail color, Wild Berry – full-up on passion and feeling alive!”

“I went the traditional publishing route for my first book, but found myself creatively boxed-in,” said Foley. “By establishing Bodacious! Books, a publishing arm of my company, I was able to work with Scout Design (http://www.stateofscout.com) to make my vision of being ‘bodacious’ come alive in content and graphics.” Her book is spiced up with color, photos, mini posters, and intriguing real-life BoMos ™ (Bodacious Moments).

Being bodacious – bold, outstanding, audacious, empowered and in charge of your life – became AOL insider Mary Foley’s personal rallying cry over the years there as her entrepreneurial spirit grew. Her story is inspiring women that being bodacious is a happier, more productive and satisfying way to live both personally and professionally. “Being a good girl isn’t good enough because it doesn’t equip us to manage, let alone thrive, on the constant change of today’s world,” says Foley.

A descendant of the Southern “Ya-Ya Sisterhood” tradition, connected globally by high-speed Internet, Foley gives women four easy ways to change their lives. She calls her formula the “Bodacious! Woman Mantra”: “Look within. Think strategically. Act bodaciously. And love every minute of it!” Foley is devoting her life and work to seeing her bodacious movement for women succeed.

The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents also known as “indies,” over 1,000 “IPPYs” have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world. (http://www.independentpublisher.com)

About Mary Foley

At age 33, Foley retired from American Online where she started 10 years earlier as an $8-an-hour customer service rep and rose through the ranks to be AOL’s first head of corporate training for 12,000 employees. Along the way, she survived six layoffs, a collapsed marriage, office politics, and career disappointments and emerged a Bodacious Woman. Since the success of her first book, Foley has appeared on over two dozen major TV affiliates; over 100 radio stations; and in numerous newspapers and magazines including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Boston Globe, The Times of London, and the Denver Business Journal among others. Now Foley is “Woman in Charge” of her company Bodacious! Ventures, LLC and continues to spread her “Bodacious! Woman” message through her Bodacious! Books series, online, in tele-seminars, on CDs, and wherever she travels for book signings and speaking engagements.

Visit the web at http://www.gobodacious.com and http://www.speakermaryfoley.com to find out more.

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Barbara Keddy

Be Great! Marketing, LLC

Great Falls, VA

TEL: 703-759-7529

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