Getting Off the X

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by Jo Patti  (Author)
Hardcover – April 27, 2018
ISBN 9781942549451

Getting Off the X means getting out of the line of fire, moving off the target area; be it physical, emotional or even spiritual danger. How these characters from all over the globe manage to “get off the X” in their particular circumstances is the common theme and thread of adventure for this book. A compelling work of non-fiction, "Getting Off the X" is about taking risks to survive. 



Jo Patti was born in the USA, but moved 13 times before she was 11. She has lived and worked on 6 continents and published work in fiction, technical writing, reporting and non-fiction. Jo was selected as a "Poet on Wheels" by the Australian New South Wales Arts Council in 1998 and awarded the honor of being an "Artist for Life" by the Texas Commission on the Arts for her work in the fields of Story telling, Choreography and Poetry in 1999. Jo is an educator, a third class radio engineer, a flautist, a student of martial arts, an avid hiker and a mother. She's received a number of awards over the years, including being the first female to win the Circumnavigators Club Fellowship, Outstanding Professor for YSMU (Armenia 2010) chosen as a Specialist for the US Department of State Near East bureau (2018) and received an Award for Excellence in Achievement and Attitude from the Yun Tai International Martial Arts Training Center in Henan (China 2019). Jo's work is published in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Pakistan, Russia and Iraq (in English).


Jo is a unique, talented and insightful writer as she is a dedicated researcher and great listener. I invited Jo to be part of the Indigenous studies and Human Rights department after getting to know her work with the Gumbaynggir community and her writing through WOW (Women Owning Words, NSW).
— Beatrice Maud Ballangarry, Founder of Women Owning Words (WOW) and Aboriginal Elder of the Gumbaynggir people, Indigenous Studies and Human Rights Department, TAFE NSW
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