Mark Jackson’s ‘An Intrepid Traveller’ Newly Selected for Gold Seal

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Program for excellence in writing, overall potential chooses ‘An Intrepid Traveller’ for inclusion.

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“China is becoming a much more important country in the world and no one understands anything about it or its people,” Jackson writes.

More than 10 million domestic and overseas tourists came to Beijing for the 2008 summer Olympics according to Global Travel Industry News. As luck would have it, author Mark Jackson was working as a tour leader in China, guiding group tours across China and into Vietnam, during that time. He recounts his experiences and shares the new perspective he has gained on China in his book “An Intrepid Traveller: An Olympic Year” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“I learned a lot about China, its culture and its people and we had experiences: good, bad and ridiculous,” Jackson says.

Jackson’s book of stories, “An Intrepid Traveller,” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

In his job as an organized tour leader, Jackson took groups of tourists across China and into Vietnam. His book describes how utterly unprepared he was for the position, which led to many interesting situations but left him feeling differently about China than when he first arrived. He hopes readers not only get some good laughs from his book, but also that they gain a better understanding of China.

“China is becoming a much more important country in the world and no one understands anything about it or its people,” Jackson writes.

“An Intrepid Traveller”
By Mark Jackson
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781466965133
E-Book | 324 pages | ISBN 9781466965140
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Mark Jackson got the “travel bug” when he took a year off after finishing his university work. He took bar manager jobs at different universities, which allowed him long summer holidays and the opportunity to travel. After making the switch from back-packing to organized tours during his trips, he realized being a tour leader was his dream job. It wasn’t long before the application form was on its way and he became a group tour leader in China for two years.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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