'Wacky Jacky,' Children's Book Debut by Celebrity Author Jaclyn Stapp, Now Available

Jaclyn, Former Miss New York USA, Sends Inspirational Message of Self-Esteem and Determination with Richly Illustrated Semi-Autobiographical Tale, Available in Time for the Holidays

Dec 21, 2010, 09:30 ET from Jaclyn Stapp

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp, accomplished philanthropist, model, mentor, and spokesperson, is now a first-time children's book author. Wacky Jacky: The Story of An Unlikely Beauty Queen, is currently available on www.WackyJackyBooks.com and www.Amazon.com, just in time for the holidays.

Based on Jaclyn's childhood experiences, Wacky Jacky teaches children that "you don't need a crown to sparkle." By imparting valuable character lessons in an engaging story, Wacky Jacky is a tool for parents and teachers to teach lessons in self-esteem and positive attitude, and illustrate social issues like bullying. Richly illustrated, this playful and endearing story will inspire young girls aged 4 to 8 to transcend their circumstances.

"I wrote Wacky Jacky to inspire every child to pursue their dreams, no matter what type of 'bully' they may face. I felt the need to communicate to my children and to others that confidence, generosity and determination are all you need to succeed, and that it really is okay to be different. The easiest way for me to convey that inner beauty endures was through my own experiences. Wacky Jacky is that exciting and heartfelt journey, and I feel very fortunate to be able to share it with others," says Stapp.

A portion of book proceeds will benefit Jaclyn's national outreach foundation, CHARM (Children Are Magical), a non-profit organization which aims to heighten awareness of children's issues, empower young women and enrich the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them the tools for a fulfilling future.

About Jaclyn Stapp

Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp is an accomplished philanthropist, model, mentor, and spokesperson. This loving wife and mother of three has appeared on magazine covers, national ad campaigns and has won many titles, including Miss New York USA 2004, Mrs. Florida America 2008 and Mrs. America First Runner Up 2008. Today, Jaclyn is a mother, wife and mentor who travels around the world empowering at-risk youth and championing for women's rights through her national outreach foundation, CHARM (Children Are Magical). For more information, visit www.ChildrenAreMagical.org.  Jaclyn is married to Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter and voice of Creed. They reside in South Florida with their three children, Jagger, Milan and Daniel. To learn more about Jaclyn, visit www.JaclynStapp.com.

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