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HAYMARKET, VA – 9/14/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe, Award Winning Author & Artist, Literary Lady, was selected as “Top Author of the Year” for 2016-2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)!

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

Award Winning Author, Speaker, Artist, Historian, Philosopher, Entrepreneur, Globetrotter, horse whisperer, it is hard to place Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe’s success into one main category.  With over 30 years of professional experience of being a successful artist, educator,& entrepreneur, and over 18 years as a published and award winning author in the literary industry, Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe has certainly proven herself not only as an accomplished professional and expert in various fields but has proven herself as a woman of enormous scope and invigorating wisdom. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success as an award winning author, writing 8 books of all different genres, presenting on numerous subjects to large crowded audiences. She hopes her book “A Cruel Calm, Paris Between the Wars” might be considered for a movie. Another of her books, “Patriot Priest” (Strategic Media Books, 2013), is soon to be featured as a Book Club read at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library. 

This fascinating lady earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at Vassar College and a bachelier en philosophie Thomiste from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in the mid-1960’s. After another year living in Rome, Italy, where she met her only living relative on her mother’s side, Msgr. William Hemmick, she returned to the United States and earned her PhD in Humanities specializing in Creative Arts and Communication. She wrote for newspapers and taught at various schools and universities while being a single parent raising three children. With the inspiration from the history of her ancestors and encouragement from author and television host Richard Lederer, Dr. Daly-Lipe took her pen and paper and wrote her first book “Myth, Magic, and Metaphor, A Journey into the Heart of Creativity (new, revised edition published by Rockit Press, 2015). Patricia states that it wasn’t her original plan to be a writer; rather her “literary career unfolded through the incitements and requests of others.”

Dr. Daly-Lipe frequently is asked to speak worldwide and she has been recognized globally for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the literary world. The Special Achievement Award was presented to Patricia Daly-Lipe for participation in the 2009 “Golden Nib” Contest, and an award of second place in poetry for “A Poetic Meditation”. In 2010, Patricia was recognized as a VIP in the Cambridge Who’s Who. In 2013, Virginia Writers Club Summer Shorts Contest presented Patricia with first place for non-fiction contest. Her entry was titled: Journey into the Heart of Creativity. In April of 2014, Patricia was a speaker at the Annual Maryland Writers Conference. Her presentation was ‘Personal perspective in fiction and non-fiction.’

Patricia is the past President of the National League of American Pen Women-La Jolla Branch, and the recipient of the 2004 Woman of Achievement Award from the NLAPW-La Jolla. She was also President of the Washington, DC Branch of NLAPW during the years 2006-2008 and Historian for the National Society Daughters of American Colonists, DC. In 2007, Patricia was speaker for the National Capital District 36 Toastmasters, 2007 Spring Conference. Her presentation was titled ‘The Power of Words’. For 2016, Dr. Daly-Lipe was inducted as an honorary lifetime member and has been named, “Top Author of the Year” by the International Association of Top Professionals” for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the field.  She also had a 4 page spread in the September 2016 Issue of Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine. https://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/3/25656/371780/pub/html5.html#page/27

Her books have gained recognition across the country and are award winning. ‘La Jolla, A Celebration of Its Past,‘ published by Sunbelt Publications, was the Winner of the San Diego Books Awards in 2002. (It can now be purchased directly from Patricia at www.literarylady.com.) ‘A Cruel Calm‘ (1st edition: ‘Forbidden Loves’), won the 1st Runner-Up for Fiction JADA Trophy and the USABookNews.com Finalist Award. Dr. Daly- Lipe also won FIRST place in the 2013 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in the category Historical Fiction with ‘A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars.’

In her personal life, after years as a single parent, Patricia married her first boyfriend from La Jolla, California, Dr. Steele Lipe.  Dr. Lipe has been her rock, best friend and soul mate for the last 20 years.  She said he is not only a brilliant anesthesiologist who specialized in neo-natal and cardiac surgery, but now retired, he also is very handy in construction and engineering having built a beautiful deck plus an indoor endless pool for the house and installed solar panels on the roof of their barn.  Dr. Steele Lipe, who once worked with CCI dogs (Canine Companions for Independence) has also helped Patricia tend to her horses and dogs.  They travel to La Jolla, CA from time to time, the home of their childhood years.  Patricia states that Steele is also great editor and has worked with her on many of her books, especially the one due out in January published by Arcadia/The History Press: ‘Historic Tales of La Jolla.’

Looking back, Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe attributes her success to her endless passion of the arts, love and thirst for life and to her husband. She is formerly a breeder and racer as well as a hunter/jumper show rider of thoroughbred horses. After moving to Virginia in 2004, she started rescuing thoroughbreds. Utilizing her writing talent, she wrote numerous articles in magazines and newspapers to give the animals a voice and to raise awareness of their plight. She still enjoys horse riding and has found loving homes for 12 horses. Other passions of Dr. Daly-Lipe include oil painting, travelling, and watching beautiful sunsets with her husband. For the future, she will continue with her writing and painting hoping to inspire others to write their own stories or express themselves through other forms of art.

For more information on Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe or to purchase her books please visit www.literarylady.com


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas,be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information on IAOTP please visit www.iaotp.com

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