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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Mexico City, Mexico

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Illinois Connection

Camacho-Ruiz lives in Aurora, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Camacho-Ruiz is an author, national speaker and owner/director of JJR Marketing. Born in Mexico City, Jacqueline moved to the United States at age 14. Authors like Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill and other business icons influenced the launch of her award-winning marketing and public relations agency JJR Marketing.Camacho-Ruiz speaks to many audiences nationwide. She is also a regular guest on TV and radio including CBS World News, CBS Chicago, WGN-TV, ABC7 News and WGN Radio 720. Along with her books listed below, she was one of several contributing authors for the book ''Overcoming Mediocrity''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Little Book of Business Secrets That Work!
ISBN: 0982220693

Writers of the Round Table Press. 2010

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a successful business? The secrets that seem so elusive to many are now available to all in Jackie Camacho-Ruiz’s book, The Little Book of Business Secrets That Work! Whether you are starting your business or are a seasoned professional, you will take away valuable lessons from this book. Open to any page at any time of the day to capture one of Jackie’s secrets. With the exercises provided at the end of each secret you’ll learn to apply them to your business and your life immediately. Ideas without implementation are like smoke that disappears into the air … reignite your potential by applying these basic, easy-to-use principles today!

The Fig Factor
ISBN: 1939418224

RTC Publishing. 2013

At some point in our lives, we all face the question: Does crisis and pain propel us forward or put our lives on hold? In this deeply intimate memoir, Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz shares the eight hidden secrets—the fig factors as she calls them—of discovering true awareness and embracing life’s big sky possibilities, even amidst our greatest struggles. The Fig Factor is an emotionally-charged story spanning two countries and three decades. Ruiz expertly takes our hand and invites us to walk with her. We begin in her homeland of Mexico as she recounts her mother’s unrelenting faith in giving birth to a little girl, the good that came from the arsonist’s flames devouring her childhood home and the life-changing discovery she encountered after watching her father walk away again and again with a bottle in his hand. Her immigration to the United States as a young teenager and the amazing medical discovery that both saved her life while nearly taking it away offer true inspiration that the human spirit dictates triumph in the lives of everyday people. Ruiz clearly touches our hearts in this beautifully written, very personal memoir, showing us how to find more to every moment of living through love, awareness, forgiveness, gratitude and more. Each chapter is capped off with thought-provoking questions underscoring Ruiz’ real message: the answers to life’s greatest questions lie within each of us.

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