Joy Bliss This
A Teacher’s Journey
by William Quigley
Pub Date 01 Mar 2018
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William Quigley states, “I wrote a book I would have wanted to read at several points during my life -- when I was in college, when I was deciding what to do with my life, when I first started working as a teacher, and after I had been at it for a while. This is a book for and about teaching, but it is not only for teachers. This is a book about life. It’s a lesson book, a searching for excellence book. I am honest about my failures, and I also hope to convey that whatever successes I’ve achieved have been born of really hard work. We are here to love, to make a difference, to learn, and to be better. That’s what Joy Bliss This is about.”
When he is not hanging around with his plush monkey collection or screaming his head off for his beloved Miami Hurricanes, William Quigley, or Liam to his friends, loves traveling, visiting art galleries, hiking, camping, and being in nature. He has a particular fondness for photography, and when he’s done shooting images of the beauty of the world, he makes his photos available on his website, www.quigleyphotography.zenfolio.com. His classroom is where he finds his true calling, fulfilling the purpose of his life: the dedication to the art and craft of teaching and making the impact he can make on kids’ lives. Since 1992, at five different schools, in three South Florida counties and at all levels from fifth through twelfth grade, he has been on a journey which he shares with you here, in his first published book, Joy Bliss This.
A Note From the Publisher
Also available in Hardback for $29.99 (ISBN — 9781946824127), and as an Ebook for $3.99 (ISBN — 9781946824134).
“I laughed, I cried - I really enjoyed reading Joy, Bliss and This. This is not the usual ‘flavor of the month’ book of of a new educational theory; it is an open and honest account of the development of a great teacher. Quigley rips himself open and reveals the weaknesses and failures which formed him and helped him grow as a teacher. This is the one book about teaching that every new teacher, and every experienced teacher will benefit from reading. Quigley is passionate about life - and passionate about teaching. It is such an enjoyable read that I had to force myself to slow down and savor the wisdom.”
— William Troha, 2017 Teacher of the Year, Pembroke Pines Charter High School, from his review of the book on Amazon.
The author is sending a letter to all South Florida independent bookstores to promote his book and arrange author readings and signing events. He plans this initiative for May 7-11, Teacher Appreciation Week. He will also use the NetGalley widget in these letters and other forms of social media. The publisher has showcased the book on the IndieGo Publishing website, Adobe Portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and the IndieBound website, and has purchased an ad on the Goodreads website as well as published a press release. The author and publisher have already utilized beta readers for the advance read copy.