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WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE 2007 AWARDS!

AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION

Winner:

No Love Lost by Therone Shellman 
http://www.thirdeyepublishing.org/
http://www.myspace.com/theroneshellman
Third Eye Publishing, Inc. 
0-9771004-2-1

Finalist:
Grace Period: The Awakening of Abel Adams by Robert Hammond 
http://www.roberthammond.net 
Xulon Press  
978-1-60266-353-4

ANIMALS/PETS 

Winner:

My Doggie Says.Messages from Jamie: How a dog named Jamie "talks" to her people by Fred M. Haney
http://www.mydoggiesays.com 
Marion Venture Publishing 
0-9785515-0-8  

Finalist:
Do Pets Go to Heaven? Now there's evidence you can believe in! by Dennis Callen
http://www.dopetsgotoheaven.com 
Miracle Life Publishing Company  
978-0-9753876-2-6  

Finalist:
Chew on Things - It Helps You Think: Words of Wisdom from a Worried Canine, as told to Dr. Iris Bell
http://www.chewonthings.com/
Creative Bookworm Press  
978-0-9791653-2-0 

Finalist:
On a Planet Sailing West by Linda Clarke 
http://www.jlblue.com 
JL Blue Candle Adventures 
0-9768029-0-2  

Finalist:
Tears and Tales: Stories of Animal and Human Rescue by Russell A. Vassallo
http://www.krazyduck.com 
Krazy Duck Productions 
0-9776739-0-1 978-0-9776739-0-2 

ART

Winner:

Saints of the Pueblos by Charles M. Carrillo 
http://www.nmsantos.com 
LPD Press 
1-890689-30-0 978-1-890689-30-8

Finalist:
Navajo and Pueblo Earrings, 1850-1945 by Robert Bauver
http://www.nmsantos.com 
Rio Grande Book
1-890689-70-X 978-1-890689-70-4 

Finalist:
Breast Cancer Recovery: No One Wrote a Manual — The Art of Fran Padgett by Fran Padgett
http://www.bayoupublishing.com 
Bayou Publishing 
1-886298-18-1

AUDIO BOOK NON-FICTION

Winner:

Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living by Mary Claire O'Neal
http://www.maryclaireoneal.com 
http://www.riverbirchpublishing.com/
River Birch Publishing  
978-0-9772566-1-7

AUDIO BOOK FICTION

Winner:

The Teaching of Little Crow, the journey of the soul by Angelina Heart
http://www.heartflamepublishing.com 
Heart Flame Publishing
0-9726618-1-6

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIRS

Winner:

Forgiving Troy, The Art-O-Biography of Thom Bierdz by Thom Bierdz
http://www.thombierdz.com 
Hudson House 
1-58776-850-X 978-1584468507 

Finalist:
Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice by Sandy Nathan
http://www.sandynathan.com 
Vilasa Press
978-0-9762809-8-9 

Finalist:
Mountain to Climb: The Quest for Everest and Beyond by David Lim
http://www.everestmotivation.com
South Col Adventures
981-05-2742X

Finalist:
Through the Eyes of a Survivor: A Living History of Nina Morecki from pre-WWII Poland to Modern America by Colette Waddell
TopCat Press 
0-9791518-0-5 978-0-9791518-0-4 

Finalist:
Home Alone in America: Letters Exchanged by a Young German in the U.S. and His Family in Berlin from 1946 to 1955, edited by Elizabeth Arnswald Dost
http://www.homealoneinamerica.com 
Heritage Books 
0-7884-3149-8

Finalist:
Coyote Jack-Drawing Meaning from Life and Vietnam: A Memoir by Jack Lyndon Thomas
http://www.lyndonjacks.com

lyndonjacks publications 
0-9659843-1-1  

Finalist:
The Fighter Pilot's Wife: A Military Family's Story by Gilberta Guth Pierson
http://www.fighterpilotswife.com 
Call Sign Press
0-9768678-0-X 978-0-9768678-0-X 

BIOGRAPHY

Winner:

Legends, Leaders, Legacies by Susan Vollmer
http://www.susanv.com 
Bootheel Publishing
978-0-9795233-0-4 

Finalist:
Hidden Heritage: The Story of Paul LaRoche by Barbara Marshak
http://www.barbaramarshak.com
Beaver's Pond Press 
1-59298-135-6  

Finalist:
Villages & Villagers: Stories from New Mexico Villages by Abe Peña
http://www.nmsantos.com 
Rio Grande Books
1-890689-80-7 978-1-890689-80-3

Finalist:
Memories of Cíbola: Stories from New Mexico Villages by Abe Peña
http://www.nmsantos.com
Rio Grande Books
1-890689-09-2 978-1-890689-09-4

Finalist:
Touching the Ancient One: A True Story of Tragedy and Reunion by Rupert Pratt http://www.touchingancientone.squarespace.com 
Wheatmark
1-58736-581-2  

Finalist:
No One to Cry To: A Long, Hard Ride into the Sunset with Foy Willing of the Riders of the Purple Sage by Sharon Lee Willing
http://www.sharonwilling.com 
Wheatmark  
978-1-58736-686-4

Finalist:
Trapped Inside the Story by Leslie Cohen
Level 4 Press 
1-933769-16-5 978-1-933769-16-5

BUSINESS

Winner:

Einstein's Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination, and Excellence In the Workplace, edited by Dawson Church, Ph.D. 
http://www.einsteinsbusiness.com 
Elite Books 
1-600700-152

Finalist:
How to Use the Internet to Advertise, Promote and Market Your Business or Web Site - With Little or No Money by Bruce C. Brown
http://www.atlantic-pub.com 
Atlantic Publishing Company 
0-910627576

Finalist:
The eBay Success Chronicles: Secrets and Techniques eBay PowerSellers Use Every Day to Make Millions by Angela C. Adams 
http://www.atlantic-pub.com 
Atlantic Publishing Company 
0-910627649

Finalist:
Retire Rich with Your Self-Directed IRA: What Your Broker & Banker Don't Want You to Know About Managing Your Own Retirement Investments by Nora Peterson
http://www.atlantic-pub.com 
Atlantic Publishing Company 
0-91062772-X

Finalist:
Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers by Shel Horowitz
http://www.grassrootsmarketingforauthors.com
AWM Books
978-0-9614666-3-3

Finalist:
60 Minute Strategic Plan by John E. Johnson and Anne Marie Smith 
http://www.60msp.com 
60 Minute Strategic Plan, Inc. 
0-9786452-0-0

Finalist:
The Complete Sizzle Satchel: A Get-Real Workbook for Red-Hot Marketeers by Carolyn Gorsuch
http://www.sizzleplans.com
0-9769535-0-1

Finalist:
The Ugly Truth about Managing People: Fifty "Must Get It Right" Management Challenges and How to Really Handle Them by Ruth King 
http://www.ontheribbon.com 
Source Books, Inc. 
1-402209134 978-1-4022-0913-0

CHILDREN'S FICTION

Winner:

Erec Rex: The Dragon's Eye by Kaza Kingsley
http://www.erecrex.com
Firelight Press, Inc
0-9786555-6-7 978-0978655563 

Finalist:
Nick & Slim: The Legend of the Falcon Mine by Pamela L.V. Henn
http://www.nickandslim.com
White Wolf Studio Inc.
0-9760654-0-1

Finalist:
The Call to Shakabaz by Amy Wachspress 
http://www.wozabooks.com
Woza Books
978-0-9788350-2-6

Finalist:
Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War: A Luke & Jenny Adventure by Gayle Martin
http://www.gaylemartin.net
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT

Finalist:
Billy and the Birdfrogs by B.B. Wurge
http://www.phranimidpress.com
Phranimid Press 
Pending ISBN

Finalist:
Introducing Russell by Debbie Walter
http://www.moose-run.com
Moose Run Productions
978-0-9766315-2-1

Finalist:
Giraffe of Montana by William Bowman Piper
http://www.littlepemberleypress.com
Little Pemberley Press
978-09763395-6-2

Finalist:
The Giant Book of Bedtime Stories: Classic Nursery Rhymes, Bible Stories, Fables, Parables, and Stories, Edited by William H. Roetzheim
Level 4 Press
1-933769-20-3 978-1-933769-20-2

CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION

Winner:

Metu and Lee Learn about Breast Cancer by Dr. Shenin Sachedina
http://www.metuandlee.com
Dr. Shenin Sachedina Medical Educational Products
0-9778648-0-4

Finalist:
Trees by Ann Morgan
http://www.startinggatepress.com
Starting Gate Press
0-9773253-0-X 

Finalist:
Three Grin Salad: A Kid's Recipe for a Happy and Healthy Life by Aja King with illustrator Lisa Taron
http://www.threegrinsalad.com
Ican Press Inc.
0-9780710-1-8 978-0-9780710-1-1 

Finalist:
Dare to Dream!: 25 Extraordinary Lives by Sandra McLeod Humphrey
http://www.kidscandoit.com
Prometheus Books
1-591022800  

CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK

Winner:

Freckles and The Great Beach Rescue by Ellen Bryant Lloyd, illustrated by Carol Schwartz
http://www.funwithfreckles.com
Butterfly Creations, Inc.
0-965044912

Finalist:
Trek with Floyd by Helen Moore with Illustrations by Kristen Jansen
0-9773477-0-2

Finalist:
The Lulilites and the Star of Seven Rays by Aria Magi
http://www.lulilites.com
Lulilite Productions
0-975963104

Finalist:
I'm Going to Be a Big Sister! by Brenda Bercun, illustrated by Sue Gross
http://www.yournextbaby.com
Nurturing Your Children Press
978-0-9767198-6-X 

Finalist:
Miserable Millie by Carl Sommer, illustrated by Enrique Vignolo
http://www.advancepublishing.com/
Advance Publishing
1-57537-071-9 978-1-57537-071-2

Finalist:
Obara the Gatekeeper adapted by Michelle Bodden, illustrated by Kwenci Jones
http://www.waterdaughter.com
Water Daughter Publishing LLC 
978-0-9753089-1-2

Finalist:
Cha-Cha & Zee Explore Our Nation's Capital by Indigo Tyler
http://www.chachazee.com
TK Publishing
0-9765100-0-6

Finalist:
The I Like Me Dance by Tim Friedlander, illustrated by W.M. Edwards
http://www.theplaydatekids.com
Playdate Kids Publishing
978-1933-7210-7-1

COOKBOOKS

Winner:

Tables of Content: Service, Settings and Supper by The Junior League of Birmingham
http://www.jlbonline.com
The Junior League of Birmingham
0-9774688-0-1

Finalist:
My Keyboard for a Cutting Board: Adventures in a French Kitchen v1.0 by Laura Pauli
http://www.cucinatestarossa.blogs.com

Finalist:
Wine & Cheese Pairing Guide: Your Exciting Search for Wow! Combinations by Norm & Barbara Ray
http://www.rayvepro.com
Rayve Productions Inc.
1-877810-00-2 978-1-877810-00-8

Finalist:
Talk Turkey to Me: A Good Time in the Kitchen Talking Turkey and All the Trimmings by Renee S. Ferguson
http://www.talkturkeytome.com
Wishbone Press and Promotions, Inc.
0-9777321-3-4

Finalist:
Glorious One-Pot Meals: A New Quick & Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking by Elizabeth Yarnell
http://www.gloriousonepotmeals.com
Pomegranate Consulting, LLC
0-9770137-0-7

Finalist:
Vegan World Fusion Cusine by Mark Reinfeld & Bo Rinaldi
http://www.veganfusion.com
Thousand Petals Publishing
0-9752837-2-3

Finalist:
A League of Our Own.From Blue Jeans to Ball Gowns by The Rockwall Women's League 
0-97-66317-0-9

Finalist:
The Kosher Palette II, Coming Home by The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
978-0-9676638-1-4

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Winner:

Personal Best: Chasing the Wind Above and Below the Equator by Edward G. Muesch
VirtualBookworm.com
1-58939-839-4

CURRENT EVENTS: MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT

Winner:

Between the Ground & God: Lyrics, Essays & Interviews 1990-2005 by Stewart Francke
http://www.stewartfrancke.com/
Rideway Press, Wayne State University
1-56439-125-6 

CURRENT EVENTS: POLITICAL/SOCIAL

Winner:

Opening the Borders: Solving the Mexico/U.S. Immigration Problem For Our Sake and Mexico's by Larry Blasko
Level 4 Press
1-933769-18-1 978-1-933769-18-9

Finalist:
The Odyssey Gene by Kfir Luzzatto
http://www.theodysseygene.com
Echelon Press
1-59080-473-2 978-1-59080-473-5

Finalist:
This Page Intentionally Left Blank - Just Like the Paychecks of the Workers by Robert S. Swiatek
http://www.bobcooks.com
Unpublished Manuscript

Finalist:
Divine Intervention: Jesus or Jefferson? by Stanley Kimmel Kesselman
http://www.jesusorjefferson.com
Regency/Vision Press Inc.
0-9785650-0-2

Finalist:
The Chickenpox Vaccine: A New Epidemic of Disease and Corruption by Mark Orrin, Edited by Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D.
http://www.drgoldmanonline.com
Medical Veritas International Inc.
0-9788383-2-7 978-0-9788383-2-4

Finalist:
Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation by Erik Rush
Level 4 Press
1-933769-23-8 978-1933769-23-3

Finalist:
Saddam Hussein: A Legendary Dictator by Felicia Okeke-Ibezim
Ekwike Books & Publishing
978-0-9789972-0-5

E-BOOK FICTION

Winner:

Homer the Helicopter Grand Canyon Adventures by Julie W. Buscher, Illustrations by C.M. Rogers
http://www.homerthehelicopter.com
http://www.myspace.com/JulieSilverHelicopter
0-9786352-0-5 978-0-9786352-0-6

Finalist:
The House of Pendragon Book II: The Recruit by Debra A. Kemp
http://www.telltalepress.com/debrakemp.html
Amber Quill Press
978-1-59279-654-0

EDUCATION/ACADEMIC

Winner:

Navigating Newbie-ism: 12 Simple Ways to Thrive in Your First Job and Career, The College Student's Guide by Marcia Hall
http://www.reputationcounts.com
Parker Stanton Publishing
978-0-9788066-3-7

Finalist:
The More the Merrier: Lead Playful Activities with Large Groups - Why, What, How by Faith Evans, Chris Cavert & Sam Sikes
http://store.doingworks.com/moremerrier.html
DoingWorks.com 
978-0-9646541-9-8

Finalist:
Diminishing Love: Causes and Effects on Sexual Partner Choices by Lawrence H. Taylor, M.D.
Unpublished Manuscript

Finalist:
Teaching Out of the Box by Stan Cody
http://www.stancody.com
Stan Cody Publishing
0-9778222-0-6 978-0-9778222-0-1

Finalist:
The Fisheries of North America: An Illustrated Guide to Commercial Species by Robin W.A. Rodger
http://www.marketresearchassociates.com/publications
Canadian Marine Publications
978-09693595-9-3

Finalist:
Teaching Is Too Important to Take Seriously! A Guide to Laughter in Teaching and Life by Scott Endres
http://www.paperwadideas.com
1-58374-127-5 

Finalist:
Chinese: Easy to Learn by Wang-Ching LIU 
http://www.nan-pat-vic-publishing.com/
Nan-Pat-Vic Publishing
0-9731480-1-2 978-0-973-1480-1-5

FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION

Winner:

Spindle: A Comedy Science Fiction Novel by Ian Taylor
http://www.spindlebook.com
BookSurge
1-419608738

Finalist:
The Fire and the Light by Tracy A. Akers
http://www.soulsofaredyrah.com
Ruadora Publishing
0-9778875-0-2 978-0-9778875-0-7

GENERAL FICTION

Winner:

The Naked Earth by Jonathan Adam DeCoteau
Crystal Dreams Publishing
http://www.crystaldreamspublishing.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=45&products_id=83
1-59146-095-6

Finalist:
Hell Creek by Lisa M. Graziano and Michael S.A. Graziano
http://www.phranimidpress.com
Phranimid Press
1-4120-9238-8

Finalist:
Julia Fairchild by Louise Gaylord
http://www.louisegaylord.com
Little Moose Press
0-9786049-7-0 978-0-9786049-7-4

Finalist:
Without Grace by Carol Hoenig
http://www.carolhoenig.com/
iUniverse
1-58348-036-6

Finalist:
One Good Year by Larry Gaffney
Level 4 Press
http://www.level4press.com
1-933769-17-3 978-1-933769-17-2

Finalist:
The Whisper of Pialigos by J Douglas Bottorff
http://www.jdbottorff.com
Wheatmark
1-58736-711-4 978-1-58736-711-3

Finalist:
Beauty of Souls by J. Byron Lasko
http://www.jbyronlasko.com
iUniverse
0-595398-768

Finalist:
Dancing Backward In Paradise by Vera Jane Cook
http://www.verajanecook.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-38871-4

HEALTH

Winner:

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
http://www.brucelipton.com
Elite Books
0-9759914-7-7 

Finalist:
Live a Vibrant Life: Ultimate Energy, Weight-Loss, and Immunity with the Power of Supplements by Dawn King and Robert King, M.Ed.
http://www.dawnandrobertking.com
Ican Press Inc.
0-9780710-0-X 978-0978-071004 

Finalist:
Painless Cancer Cures & Prevention Your Doctor May Not Be Aware Of by Deanna K. Loftis, RN, BBA
http://www.painlesscancercures.com
JADA Press
0-9771343-1-8 

Finalist:
Dance, Movement, and Nutrition: Fitness Minutes for a Healthier Life by Helene Andreu 
Author House
978-1-4259-2758-0

Finalist:
Patient Handbook to Medical Care: Your Personal Health Guide by J.L. Richardson, M.D.
http://www.mypatienthandbook.com
Bend of the River Books 
978-0977178926

Finalist:
Recapture Your Health: A Step-By-Step Program to Reverse Chronic Symptoms and Create Lasting Wellness by Walt Stoll, M.D. & Jan DeCourtney, C.M.T.
http://www.sunrisehealthcoach.com
Sunrise Health Coach Publications
0-965317129

Finalist:
100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret To Being Successful an ANY Diet Plan by Linda Spangle, RN, MA
http://www.weightlossjoy.com
SunQuest Media
0-976705702 

Finalist:
AFTER SHOCK: From Cancer Diagnosis To Healing - a step-by-step guide to help you navigate your way by Puja A.J. Thomson
http://www.aftershockfromcancer.com
ROOTS & WINGS Publishing 
978-1928663-05-8

HISTORICAL FICTION

Winner:

Thunder & Storm: The Haverfield Incident by Rick Ainsworth 
http://www.vrapublishing.com
VRA Publishing, Inc.
0-9770376-0-6

Finalist:
Primordial Vault by Frank Deft
http://www.appalachianauthorsguild.com
Hufeisen Press 
978-0-9761321-1-0

Finalist:
Spring House: Book 1 in the Westward Sagas by David Bowles
http://www.westwardsagas.com
Plum Creek Press, Inc.
978-0-9777484-0-2

Finalist:
It May Be Forever: An Irish Rebel on the American Frontier by David M. Quinn
http://www.itmaybeforever.com
AuthorHouse
1-420880918 

Finalist:
To Love Mercy by Frank S. Joseph
http://www.tolovemercy.com
Mid-Atlantic Highlands
0-9744785-3-9

Finalist:
Double Daggers by James R. Clifford
http://www.jrclifford.com
Dan River Press
0-89754-217-7

Finalist:
Soul Mates: A Story of Survival Through Love, Courage, and Loyalty by Omer Ertur
0-9741253-0-X

HISTORY

Winner:

Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art by Robert E. Greenspan, MD
http://www.medicalhistoryandart.com
Ponteverde Press
0-972-44-8608

Finalist:
World War II: A Legacy of Letters - One Soldier's Journey by Clinton Frederick
http://www.fivestarpublications.com/onesoldier/index.html
Zonicom Press LLC
978-0-9778493-0-7

Finalist:
Through the Eyes of a Survivor: A Living History of Nina Morecki from pre-WWII Poland to Modern America by Colette Waddell
http://www.colettewaddell.com
TopCat Press
0-9791518-0-5 978-0-9791518-0-4

Finalist:
Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D by David Burkhart
http://www.1906quake.com
Faultline Books
0-977330567 

Finalist:
American Battlefields of World War I: Château-Thierry-Then and Now by David C. Homsher
Battleground Publications
0-970244304 978-0970244907

Finalist:
Discrimination at High Levels: The Masculine U.S. Presidency by Gladys Cross
http://www.aetupublishing.com
AE-TU Publishing
0-9761146-2-3 978-0-9761146-2-8

Finalist:
Wake for a Fat Vicar by Fray Angélico Chávez & Thomas E. Chávez
http://www.nmsantos.com
LPD Press
1-890689-06-8 978-1-890689-06-3

Finalist:
Holy Faith of Santa Fe by Standford Lehmberg
http://www.nmsantos.com
LPD Press
1-890689-12-2 978-1-890689-12-4

HUMOR

Winner:

The Obscene Chronicles by Michael Edwards, Adam Steele & Roger Cameron
http://www.theobscenechronicles.com
Outstanding! Productions, LLC
0-9767223-0-5 

Finalist:
Pacifist Chicken and Other Largely Humorous Stories of Small Hopes by Andrea Kampic
http://www.kampictures.com
Blue Agave Press
0-9767909-39 

Finalist:
Pretend You're Normal by Ann Weimer Baumgardner
http://www.ebabeb.com
Cold Tree Press 
978-1-58385-152-4 

Finalist:
Kids, Dogs, Canaries, and Other Curiosities by Hal Reichardt
http://www.whimsystreet.us
Deutsa Power Press
0-9715890-2-X 

Finalist:
Alice in Academe and Other Stories by Joe Wessling, Illustrations by Holly Schapker
http://www.aliceinacademe.com/
RLT Communications
0-9769595-0-X 978-0976-959502

Finalist:
They Still Drop Turkeys at KTWS in Bend, Oregon by Lynette K.G. Sheffield
AuthorHouse
1-4259-4550-3 978-1425945503 

Finalist:
Trash Talk by Robert Gussin
http://www.bobgussin.com
Oceanview Publishing
1-933515-04-X 978-1-933515-04-5

Finalist:
Wakeup - It's Time for Your Sleeping Pill by Robert S. Swiatek
http://www.bobcooks.com 
Unpublished Manuscript

MULTICULTURAL FICTION

Winner:

One Way to Pakistan by Harold M. Bergsma
http://www.haroldbergsma.com
AuthorHouse
978-1-4259-7422-0

Finalist:
The First Atheist by Eric Polfliet
http://www.llumina.com/store/thefirstatheist.htm
Llumina Press
1-59526-623-2 

Finalist:
To Love Mercy by Frank S. Joseph
http://www.tolovemercy.com
Mid-Atlantic Highlands
0-9744785-3-9

Finalist:
Long Walk Up by Denise Turney
http://www.chistell.com
Chistell Publishing
978-0-9663539-3-8

MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION

Winner:

A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion, and Enrichment by Thomas Brooks
http://www.alphamultimedia.com
Alpha Multimedia, Inc.
978-0977462933

Finalist:
Soul Sunday: A Family's Guide to Exploring Faith and Teaching Tolerance by Carrie Brown-Wolf
http://www.soulsunday.org
TEO Summit Press 
978-0-9791536-0-0 

Finalist:
The Immigrants' Daughter by Mary Terzian
http://www.maryterzian.com
Booklocker.com 
978-1-59113-773-3

Finalist:
The Amazing Faith of Texas: Common Ground on Higher Ground by Roy Spence
http://www.amazingfaithoftexas.com
Idea City Press 
978-0-9722825-2-9

Finalist:
Fade to Black: Thoughts on Black Americans by Woody Campbell
http://www.fadetoblack-thebook.com
Against The Wind Press 
978-09645493-9-5

Finalist: 
Enjoying the Ride by Win Straube
SCI Corporation
0-9777031-0-X 

MUSIC

Winner:

Between the Ground & God: Lyrics, Essays & Interviews 1990-2005 by Stewart Francke
http://www.stewartfrancke.com/
Rideway Press, Wayne State University
1-56439-125-6

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Winner:

South Beach Shakedown by Don Bruns
http://www.donbrunsbooks.com
Oceanview Publishing
1-933515-02-3 978-1-933515-02-1

Finalist:
Death Angel by Martha Powers
http://www.marthapowers.com
Oceanview Publishing
1-933515-03-1 978-1-933515-03-8

Finalist:
The Perfect Assassin by Ward Larsen
http://www.wardlarsen.com
Oceanview Publishing
1-933515-01-5 978-1-933515-01-4

Finalist:
Black Flowers by E.F. Watkins
http://www.efwatkins.com
Amber Quill Press LLC  
1-59279-810-1

Finalist:
Who Killed Fidel Castro? by David Pereda
Unpublished Manuscript
http://www.davidpereda.com/home.html

Finalist:
The Monsoon Killed the Tiger by Jack Lyndon Thomas
Unpublished Manuscript 

Finalist: 
Because It's There by Jane Ross Potter
Coming Soon from http://www.trafford.com
or e-mail the author at bonniedundee@comcast.net 

NEW AGE FICTION

Winner:

Imagining Einstein: Essays on M-Theory, World Peace & The Science of Compassion by Barbara With
http://www.barbarawith.com
Mad Island Communications LLC
978-0-9677458-7-9

Finalist:
Ancient Pact, Volume I: The Element of Air by Caryn Colgan
http://www.caryncolgan.com
Good Spirited Company, LLC
0-9679616-3-7 978-0-9679696-3-7

Finalist:
Beauty of Souls by J. Byron Lasko
http://www.jbyronlasko.com
iUniverse
0-595398-768 

Finalist:
Enduring Destiny by Karen Reed Hadalski
Publish America
1-4241-3944-9

Finalist:
The Lovesong of Monkey by Michael S. A. Graziano
http://www.phranimidpress.com
Phranimid Press
Pending ISBN

Finalist:
The Magdalene Dispensation: Mary Magdalene returns to tell the rest of the story by Lona Lyons
http://www.lonalyons.com
Lona Lyons/Spiritual Awakening Books
0-9793092-0-4 978-0-9793092-0-5

Finalist:
Dance of the Jaguar by Terry Andrews
http://www.terryandrews.org
Trafford Publishing
1-4120-9734-7 

NEW AGE NON-FICTION

Winner:

The Mythic Path: Discovering the Guiding Stories of Your Past-Creating a Vision For Your Future, 3rd Edition by David Feinstein, Ph.D. & Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
http://www.themythicpath.com
Elite Books
1-60070-016-0

Finalist:
Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice by Sandy Nathan
http://www.sandynathan.com
Vilasa Press 
978-0-9762809-8-9

Finalist:
WHAT IF.? By Gunnar Jensen
http://www.gunnar-jensen.com
Books On Demand
3-8334-4355-3  

Finalist:
God, Man and the Dancing Universe by Jef Bartow
http://www.individualstudies.net
New Paradigm Publishing
0-9760863-0-1

Finalist:
Unbuttoned - Who Says Men Can't Change: Follow one man's gutsy journey from corporate culture to self-discovery by Ken Fink
Transformational Publishing, Inc.
978-097273910-8 

Finalist:
The Lady in Blue by Noel Brock
http://www.ilivewithaghost.com/
Trafford Publishing
1-41206995-5 978-1412069953 

Finalist:
Waking Spirit: Prose & Poems the Spirit Sings by Shirley Cheng
http://www.shirleycheng.com
Dance with Your Heart! Publishing
0-61513-680-X 978-0615136806

PARENTING & FAMILY

Winner:

Soul Sunday: A Family's Guide to Exploring Faith and Teaching Tolerance by Carrie Brown-Wolf
http://www.soulsunday.org
TEO Summit Press
978-0-9791536-0-0

Finalist:
Adoption Dream.Nightmare? A Story of Public Adoption by Jean K. Douglas, Alexander H. Douglas, with contributions by Wesley Douglas
http://www.fortuitypress.com
Fortuity Press 
978-0-9789635-1-4

Finalist:
Next Friend: The Journal of a Foster Parent by Anne Southworth
http://www.nextfriendpress.com
Next Friend Press 
978-0-9747937-1-9

Finalist:
After the Diagnosis: How to Look Out for Yourself or a Loved One by Donna L. Pikula, D.D.S., M.S.
http://www.books2helpyou.com
Books 2 Help You, LLC
0-9768970-0-8 978-0-9768970-0-2

Finalist:
Overwhelming Odds by Susan & Denny O'Leary
http://www.rising-above.com/
1-59457-444-8 

Finalist:
Take Ten: Meditations for the Hurried Parent by Robin Lynn Pratt
http://www.robinlynnpratt.com
Mill Creek Press
0-974015849 978-0974015842 

Finalist:
Sara Makes Her Mother Proud and Learns Good Behavior by Sherry Henig, Ph.D.
http://www.sherryhenig.com
Brenner Publishing, LLC
0-977720349

PHOTOGRAPHY

Winner:

Sacred Earth, Planet of Light: A Visionary Photo-Essay Exploring the Unity of Nature, Life and Spirit by Ernest L. King
http://www.silverbearpress.com/
Silver Bear Press
0-9752886-0-1

Finalist:
Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D by David Burkhart
http://www.1906quake.com
Faultline Books
0-977330567

Finalist:
A Photographic Journey by Gene Burch
http://www.geneburch.com
Frankfort Heritage Press
0-9753697-2-5 978-0-9753697-3-9

Finalist:
The Amazing Faith of Texas: Common Ground on Higher Ground by Roy Spence
http://www.amazingfaithoftexas.com
Idea City Press
978-0-9722825-2-9 

Finalist:
Café Amore by Andrew Hoyne and Robert Blackburn
http://www.cafeamore.net.au
Andrew Hoyne Design Pty Ltd
0-9586004-4-9 

POETRY

Winner:

The Giant Book of Poetry, Edited by William H. Roetzheim
Level 4 Press
0-97680001-2-8 978-0-9768001-3-2

Finalist:
Lush: Poems for Stage and Page by Avra Kouffman
Amberfield Press
0-976-05811-1

Finalist:
The Fields of Owl Roost by Bruce Majors
Publish America
1-4137-9836-5 

Finalist:
Mayhem: Collected Poems Through 2005 by Chris Aguilar
http://www.chrisaguilar.com
Lulu.com
978-1-84728-560-7

Finalist:
Thistle by Melissa Kwasny
Lost Horse Press
978-0-9762114-1-9

Finalist:
OPTICS: The Mystical Poet's Guide to the Science of Inner Sight by Vincent Carver Gilliam, Ph.D.
http://www.poeticprose.com
Pillars Publishing Inc.
1-59914-001-2 

Finalist:
Storm of Roses: A Compilation of Poetry and Short Stories by E. Tara Scurry
http://www.etarascurry.com
iUniverse
0-595-37580-4 978-0-595-37580-6

Finalist:
The Night We First Met: A Mystic Journey by Kavindra
http://www.jeffreyarmstrong.com
VASA Publishing  

REFERENCE

Winner:

Terrorism 101: A Library Reference & Selected Annotated Bibliography by Leon Newton
http://www.terrorism101.info
Outskirts Press
1-59800-611-8

Finalist:
After the Diagnosis: How to Look Out for Yourself or a Loved One by Donna L. Pikula, D.D.S., M.S.
http://www.books2helpyou.com
Books 2 Help You, LLC
0-9768970-0-8 978-0-9768970-0-2

Finalist:
New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary 1540-1980 by Don Bullis
http://www.nmsantos.com
Rio Grande Books
1-890689-71-8 978-1-890689-71-1 

Finalist:
Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace by Sarah Bolme
http://www.marketingchristianbooks.com
Crest Publications
0-9725546-5-3 978-0-9725546-5-7

RELIGION

Winner:

The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart by Joan Chittiste
http://www.benetvision.org
Orbis Books
978-1-57075-684-9

Finalist:
Call of the Soul by Anne Carroll Decker
Veritas Press Ltd.
0-9652504-2-3

Finalist:
Cry Aloud, Spare Not! A Prophetic Call to the Fast God Has Chosen for You by Dr. Jacquelyn Brown-Hadnot
http://www.jacquiehadnot.com/
Igniting the Fire, Inc.
141208890-0 

Finalist:
The Power of Principles: Ethics for the New Corporate Culture by William J. Byron
Orbis Books
978-1-57075-678-8

Finalist:

The Amazing Faith of Texas: Common Ground on Higher Ground by Roy Spence
http://www.amazingfaithoftexas.com
Idea City Press
978-0-9722825-2-9

Finalist:
Why I Left the Church, Why I Came Back, and Why I just Might Leave Again: Memories of Growing Up African American and Catholic by Jean K. Douglas
http://www.fortuitypress.com
Fortuity Press 
978-0-9789635-0-7

RELIGIOUS FICTION

Winner:

Numenon by Sandy Nathan
http://www.sandynathan.com
Vilasa Press
978-0-9762807-4-1

Finalist:
The First Atheist by Eric Polfliet
http://www.llumina.com/store/thefirstatheist.htm
Llumina Press
1-59526-623-2 

Finalist:
Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard
http://www.linoreroseburkard.com
Xulon Press
1-59467-673-9  

Finalist:
To Rebuild a Life by Nancy Feldbush
Moose Run Productions
0-9766315-1-2 978-0-9766315-1-4

Finalist:
To Repay a Debt by Nancy Feldbush
Moose Run Productions
0-9766315-0-4 978-0-9766315-0-7

Finalist:
Grace Period: The Awakening of Abel Adams by Robert Hammond
http://www.roberthammond.net
Xulon Press
978-1-60266-353-4

ROMANCE

Winner:

Moonlight in Vermont, a Novel by John Hilferty
http://www.johnhilferty.com/index1.html
iUniverse
0-595-3589-X 978-0-595-35839-7

Finalist:
Sunrise Lake by Ginny Timmers
Stargazer Publishing of WI, Inc.
0-9760700-0-6

Finalist:
A Wish in Time by Laurel Bradley
http://www.laurelbradley.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-40948-8 

Finalist:
Beaver Money by Nancy Schwartz
Publish America
1-4137-6566-1

Finalist:
The Shadow of Foxes by Beth Hargrove
http://www.bethhargrove.com
Unpublished Manuscript

SELF-HELP

Winner:

Get Unstuck& Get Going.on the stuff that matters by Michael Bungay Stanier
http://www.getunstuckandgetgoing.com
Box of Crayons Press
0-9736424-4-0

Finalist:
The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change by David Feinstein, Donna Eden and Gary Craig
http://www.innersource.net
Tarcher/Penguin
1-58542-442-0 

Finalist:
No Fluff, No Puff: Just Management/Communications Principles that Work by Jim Cronin
http://www.nofluffnopuff.com
Plain Speak Press, LLC
0-97649700-X 

Finalist:
Build Your Money Muscles: Nine Simple Exercises for Improving Your Relationship with Money by Joan Sotkin
http://www.prosperityplace.com
Properity Place
0-9741719-6-4 978-0-9741719-6-8

Finalist:
The Business of Love: 9 Best Practices for Improving the Bottom Line of Your Relationship by Dr. John Curtis
http://www.thebusinessoflove.org
IOD Press LLC
0-9773444-0-1

Finalist:
Brilliance Unbridled: How the Secret Lives of Horses Reveal Your Power, Courage and Passion to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Kendall SummerHawk
http://www.kendallsummerhawk.com
Heart of Success, Inc.
0-9743310-7-4 978-0-9743310-7-2

Finalist:
The Birthday Princess Handbook: The Woman's Guide to Reclaiming Your Crown by Linda M. Sacha
http://www.thebirthdayprincess.com
LifeSupport Press 
1-4196-1988-8 

Finalist:
Being Here, Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment by Ariel & Shya Kane
http://www.ask-inc.com
ASK Productions, Inc.
978-1-888043-18-1

SHORT STORY FICTION

Winner:

Map of Murder: Original Stories of Mystery and Suspense, edited by Susan Budavari and Suzanne Flaig
http://www.redcoyotepress.com
Red Coyote Press 
0-9766733-3-9

Finalist:
Tears and Tales: Stories of Animal and Human Rescue by Russell A. Vassall
http://www.krazyduck.com
Krazy Duck Productions
0-9776739-0-1 978-0-9776739-0-2

SOCIAL CHANGE

Winner:

Silent Heroes: Courageous Families Living with Depression and Mental Illness by Maureen Focht M.S.
http://www.thesilentheroes.com
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
1-9332279-180 

Finalist:
No Turning Back: My Summer with Daddy King by Gurdon Brewster 
Orbis Books
978-1-57075-728-0

Finalist:
Diminishing Love: Causes and Effects on Sexual Partner Choices by Lawrence H. Taylor, M.D.
Unpublished Manuscript

Finalist:
Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living by Mary Claire O'Neal
http://www.maryclaireoneal.com
http://www.riverbirchpublishing.com/
River Birch Publishing
0-9772566-0-X 

Finalist:
Take Back the Earth: The Dumb, Greedy Incompetents Have Screwed It Up by Robert S. Swiatek
http://www.bobcooks.com
Unpublished Manuscript

Finalist:
Scalded: The Making and Undoing of an Extremist by Samadhi Longo-Disse, PhD & Teddy Charles
http://www.samadhiresearch.com
Booksurge
1-4196-4720-2

Finalist:
Divine Intervention: Jesus or Jefferson? by Stanley Kimmel Kesselman
http://www.jesusorjefferson.com
Regency/Vision Press Inc.
0-9785650-0-2

SPIRITUALITY

Winner:

What God REALLY Wants You to Know: God's Universal Truths Shared by All World Religions by Rev. C. David Lundberg
Heavenlight Press
978-0-9796308-0-4

Finalist:
The Heart: The Final Destination by Julie Anderson
http://www.destinationheart.com
ICAN Publishing Co.
0-9792090-0-5 978-0-9792090-0-0

Finalist:
Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino by Joyce Rupp
Orbis Books
978-1-57075-616-0 

Finalist:
Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical Freedom by Albert Nolan
Orbis Books
978-1-57075-672-6

Finalist:
What If You Can Change the World: Accessing Answers to the Questions of Life by Linda Iribarren
http://www.radiantstarpublishing.com
Radiant Star Publishing
0-9726112-0-7 978-0972611206

Finalist:
Being Prayer-Transforming Consciousness: Good News of Buddhist Practice by Mary Rees
http://www.beingprayer.com
Nutshell Publications 
978-0976003670

Finalist:
Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice by Sandy Nathan
http://www.sandynathan.com
Vilasa Press 
978-0-9762809-8-9

Finalist:
Yes You Can.Find More Meaning in Your Life by Jack Jonathan and Sheelegh G. Manheim, PhD
http://www.stowersinnovations.com
Stowers Innovations, Inc.
0-9629788-6-8 

SPORTS

Winner:

The More the Merrier: Lead Playful Activities with Large Groups - Why, What, How by Faith Evans, Chris Cavert & Sam Sikes
http://store.doingworks.com/moremerrier.html
DoingWorks.com 
978-0-9646541-9-8

Finalist:
Coach Tex Winter: Triangle Basketball by Ann Parr
http://www.annparrwriter.com
NDX Press/ Write On
978-1-933803-10-4

Finalist:
Transformed by Triathlon: The Making of an Improbable Athlete by Jane Booth
http://www.transformedbytriathlon.com
Fast Foot Forward Press 
978-0-9787007-6-8

Finalist:
The Fat Lady Never Sings: How a Football Team Found Redemption on the Baseball Diamond by Steven M. Reilly
http://www.thefatladyneversings.com
iUniverse
0-595394671

TRAVEL

Winner:

California Healthy, Southern California Edition: The adventurer's guide to local delicacies, fine wine, great walks and the good life by Patricia Hamilton, Chef Biron and Janel Willette
http://www.californiahealthy.com
At Home on the Road, an imprint of Park Place Publications 
978-1-877809-43-9

TRAVEL ESSAY

Winner:

Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents by Marty Essen
http://www.coolcreatureshotplanet.com
Encante Press, LLC
978-0977859979

TRAVEL GUIDES

Winner:

California Trails High Sierra Region by Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson and Angela Titus
http://www.adlerpublishing.com
Adler Publishing Inc.
978-1-930193-21-5

Finalist:
Arizona Trails West Region by Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson and Angela Titus
http://www.adlerpublishing.com
Adler Publishing Inc.
978-1-930193-00-0 

Finalist:
A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls by Johnny T. Cheng
http://www.storynature.com
Story Nature Press
978-0-9769551-9-1

Finalist:
Multi-Lingual Phrase Passport: Part of the Let's Eat Out! Series by Kim Koeller and Robert La France
http://www.allergyfreepassport.com
R & R Publishing
0-9764845-4-4

Finalist:
Let's Eat Out! Your Passport to Living Gluten and Allergy Free by Kim Koeller and Robert La France
http://www.allergyfreepassport.com
R & R Publishing 
0-9764845-0-1

Finalist:
Cha-Cha & Zee Explore Our Nation's Capital by Indigo Tyler
http://www.chachazee.com
TK Publishing
0-9765100-0-6

Finalist:
Drive I-95: Exit by Exit Info, Maps, History and Trivia by Stan Posner & Sandra Phillips-Posner
http://www.drivei95.com
Travelsmart
1-894979-99-0

TRUE CRIME

Winner:

Deadly Confidante by Nancy Whitmore Poore
Book Publishers Network
978-0-9755407-7-0

WOMEN'S ISSUES

Winner:

She: Creative Journey to Self-Discovery for Women of All Ages by Amy Rowling
http://www.word-studio.com
Word Studio
978-0-9654360-5-2

Finalist:
Brilliance Unbridled: How the Secret Lives of Horses Reveal Your Power, Courage and Passion to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Kendall SummerHawk
http://www.kendallsummerhawk.com
Heart of Success, Inc.
0-9743310-7-4 978-0-9743310-7-2

Finalist:
Color Me Butterfly by L.Y. Marlow
http://www.colormebutterfly.com
eL Publishing
0-9787320-5-7 978-0-9787320-5-9

Finalist:
Your Final Diet by Abby Aronowitz, Ph.D.
http://www.yourfinaldiet.com
Single Star Press
0-9703713-2-2

Finalist:
The Heroics of Falling Apart: One Couple's Breast Cancer Journey by Judy Gordon and Dan Gordon
http://www.theheroicsoffallingapart.com
iUniverse
0-595419119

Finalist:
Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood -OR- MILF This! Confessions of a Hot Mamma by Lisa Jey Davis
http://www.lisajeydavis.com
Unpublished Manuscript

Finalist:
Breast Cancer Recovery: No One Wrote A Manual - The Art of Fran Padgett by Fran Padgett
http://www.bayoupublishing.com
Bayou Publishing
1-886298-18-1

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Winner:

Nick & Slim: The Legend of the Falcon Mine by Pamela L.V. Henn
http://www.nickandslim.com
White Wolf Studio Inc.
0-9760654-0-1 

Finalist:
Tales of the Blue Wizard, Part One: The Children of Jamomere by F.M. Barrera
http://www.hometown.aol.com/talismanpress/index.html
Talisman Press
0-9670848-1-4

Finalist:
Mocky's Revinge by Mark Louis Lehman
Little Possum Press
0-9770326-2-0

Finalist:
Carragan Adventures Book Two - Return of the Ark by Patricia A. Murphy, Ph.D. 
Unpublished Manuscript

Finalist:
The Fire and the Light by Tracy A. Akers
http://www.soulsofaredyrah.com
Ruadora Publishing
0-9778875-0-2 978-0-9778875-0-7

Finalist:
Double Bubble Trouble by Dennis Goldberg 
Level 4 Press
1-933769-19-X 978-1-933769-19-6

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

Winner:

Dare to Dream!: 25 Extraordinary Lives by Sandra McLeod Humphrey
http://www.kidscandoit.com
Prometheus Books
1-591022800

Finalist:
Success In the Arts: What It Takes To Make It In Creative Fields by A. Michael Shumate
http://www.elfstonepress.com
Elfstone Press, Inc.
0-9739333-5-6 978-0-9739333-5-2 

Finalist:
Navigating Newbie-ism: 12 Simple Ways to Thrive in Your First Job and Career, The College Student's Guide by Marcia Hall
http://www.reputationcounts.com
Parker Stanton Publishing 
978-0-9788066-3-7