Local Pinetop business owner, Cyndie Shaffstall, and best-selling author of Willows: The Creole, has just published her umpteenth book titled White Mountains Vacation & Relocation Guide, which she calls the definitive go-to booklet for anyone considering a vacation or move to the White Mountains. Just 76 fabulous, full-color pages, the book begins with highlights of the many delightful outdoor activities visitors and residents relish as they commune with our nature and enjoy the myriad uses of our maintained forestland. For families on the move, the back portion of the book includes demographics about our communities Cyndie has compiled from the 2010 U.S. Census. Additionally, the book includes text about the infrastructure of the area, such as options for transportation, schools, industry, employment, and health-care facilities.
Asked why she chose to write and self-publish a series about her new home, Cyndie said, “The White Mountains of Arizona is a unique and beautiful place, yet when I used Google to search for activities in this area, I got results for the White Mountains—but it wasn’t Arizona. As a website developer, that frustrated me. Technologically, it meant we had not done a great job of promoting our area as a tourist destination. This series is designed to address that problem. Tourism dollars are critical to many of the businesses in this area, and making sure we appear at the top of search results increases the chance of someone choosing to vacation—and spend money—here instead some other White Mountains.”
The book is available as a free download when you subscribe at the town of Pinetop-Lakeside website, the Pinetop-Lakeside visitor site, the Show Low Chamber of Commerce website, The Maverick Magazine website, the Molly Butler Lodge website, or the author’s website. It will soon be available to subscribers at the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce website, the Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce website, the Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce website, and many others.
According to Cyndie, search engines are influenced by many things. They can be influenced by how often a link is clicked, how long a visitor stays on page, if the visitors clicks other links (such as to watch a video or fill out a form), if the visitor goes to pages within a site, and if the visitors downloads material—such as this book. The purpose of posting the PDF to so many sites is to boost Google’s (and other search engines’) awareness of Arizona’s White Mountains. This is why Cyndie has made the PDF free to any person who wishes to post it to their personal or business website. If you would like to receive a hi-resolution PDF for posting to your website, please contact the author directly (see below). Keep in mind: the more times the book is posted and downloaded, the more it will help put our area on the map—so to speak.
The White Mountains Vacation & Relocation Guide is the first book in the White Mountains photobook series. Eight more titles are scheduled for release in 2017; each a collection of stunning photos of the unparalleled, widespread beauty of the White Mountains of Arizona. Large, gorgeous photos dominate the pages and will leave you spellbound; captions, articles, and maps provide history and interesting particulars.
The photos are the artistic works of amateur and professional photographers intent upon capturing the beauty of this exceptional area. Locals Tony Attanasio, Judi Bassett, Julie Bosen, Danny Groebner, Monty Jackson, David Loomis, Lydia O’Reily, Christopher Paxman, Cyndie Shaffstall, Andrew Towle, and Hazel Wolfe, and Phoenix photographer Laird Brown, will captivate you with the common beauty of the Mogollon Rim—and the moments in time they have managed to freeze.
Though the text is informative, it is the photos that will leave you in wonder. The awe-inspiring works of these photographers—each with an eye for capturing the majestic beauty of the forests, wildlife, birds, and activities—have seized the richness and diversity of the White Mountains of Arizona.
Other books in the White Mountain photobook series:
- White Mountains Treasures. Discover the hidden treasures of the small, backroads museums of the White Mountains.
- White Mountains Wonders. Arizona’s White Mountains horizons are painted in spectacular colors and ferocity by storms, sunrises, sunsets, and fires.
- White Mountains Wildlife. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is home and habitat to more than 400 species of furry and feathered friends.
- White Mountains Archaeology. Walk through time and see the ancient history of Arizona’s unique White Mountains.
- White Mountains Four Seasons. Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is truly a place of four seasons. Experience all Mother Nature has to offer.
- White Mountains Geological Wonders. The Colorado Plateau is unlike any other place on earth. See the beauty of our diverse landscape in this photo collection.
- White Mountains History. From the Apache to the Hopi, from the Mormons to farmers, the White Mountains of Arizona has a diverse and interesting history.
- White Mountains Weddings. When looking for the ideal wedding destination, nothing compares to the beauty of the forests and an outdoor wedding.
You can download the book for free when you subscribe to The Maverick Magazine online, or purchase a printed copy for $18 (free shipping) from author Cyndie Shaffstall at her book website. Be sure to subscribe while you’re there and you will receive notification upon release of the subsequent titles.
Resellers and retailers should also contact Cyndie via the contact form on her website or by phone at (928) 358-5398 for bulk distributor discounts.
Cyndie Shaffstall is the founder of Spider Trainers, a local web-development and online marketing company, and responsible for the creation of The Maverick Magazine website, Show Low Chamber of Commerce website, and many other local business’s websites. She sits on the board of the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the town of Pinetop-Lakeside Ad & Promo Committee.