2010 Indie Excellence Award
2012 Indie Excellence Awards
 

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WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE 2008 AWARDS!

2008 Editor's Choice Winners include:

Grand Prize Winner: Lynne Eldridge M.D., author of "Avoiding Cancer One Day At a Time" (http://www.avoidcancernow.com) received a customized media campaign from Planned Television Arts (http://www.plannedtvarts.com).

First Prize Winner: Ken Beller and Heather Chase, authors of "Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World" (http://www.greatpeacemakers.com) received a take-home package "The Wow Factor" with Lynn Rose (http://www.lynnrose.com).

Second Prize Winner: Susan Schaab (http://www.susanschaab.com), author of "Wearing the Spider".

Honorable Mention Winners: Sourena Vasseghi, author of "Love Your Life and It Will Love You Back" (http://www.loveyourlifeseminars.com) and Megan Raphael and Jennifer Byron, authors of "The Courage Code. It's Yours. Break It. Own It. Use It." (http://www.courageproject.com) received a one hour of telephone book marketing with John Kremer (http://www.bookmarket.com).

AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION

Winner:

Living, Breathing Lies by Gloria Mallette
www.gloriamallette.com
Gemini Press
978-0-9678789-2-8

Finalist:
Sable’s Karma…The Secret’s OUT by Stephanie Deniese Brown
www.stephaniedbrowniptlr.com
Independence Publishing, TLR
978-0-9786980-1-0

ANIMALS/PETS 

Winner:

One With the Herd: A Spiritual Journey by Liz Mitten Ryan
www.lizmittenryan.com
Communication Creativity
978-0-9188805-5-0 

Finalist:
Tatianna-Tales and Teachings of My Feline Friend by Linda A. Mohr
www.lindamohr.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-68130-0

Finalist:
Dobie the Canine Saint by Paul Greenbaum
www.thecenterfornaturalhealing.com
Healing from the Heart Publishing
978-0-9796483-8-0
0-9796483-8-6

Finalist:
Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook by Marcie Davis and Melissa Bunnell
www.workinglikedogs.com
Alpine Publications
978-1-57779-086-0  

Finalist:
Adventures of Riley: Tigers in Terai by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz
www.eaglemont.com
Eaglemont Press
978-1-60040-300-2 

ANTHOLOGIES

Winner:

Lifelines: Stories of Love, Life, Loss, Family and Hope by Amy Landa
www.lifelinesweb.com
AppleStar Publishing, LLC
978-0-9786114-0-8

Finalist:
View from the Middle of the Road vol II U.S. in US by Anthology
www.prapublishing.com
P.R.A. Publishing
978-0-9727703-6-1

Finalist:
No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! By Louise Lewis
www.noexpertsneeded.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-42971-4

Finalist:

The Spirit of Women Entrepreneurs: Real-Life Stories of Determination, Growth and Prosperity by Ginny Robertson
www.onpurposenow.com

Finalist:
Power and Soul: 42 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets for Creating the Business and Life of Your Dreams by Alexandria Brown
www.alexandriabrown.com
Love Your Life
978-0-9664806-8-9

Finalist:
The Sioux in South Dakota History: A Twentieth-Century Reader by Richmond L. Clow (Ed.)
South Dakota State Historical Society Press
www.sdshspress.com
978-0-9777955-4-3

ART

Winner:

Memories Lost: The Art of Hoang Nguyen by Hoang Nguyen
www.liquidbrush.com
LiquidBrush Productions
0-9787222-1-3

Finalist:
Celebrate the Scribble by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
VSP Books
1-8936222-2-7 

Finalist:
W. O’K’s Weird Wacky Wonderful World: The Art of William O’Keefe by James R. Holland
A Bit of Boston Books
978-0-9788637-0-8

AUDIO BOOK NON-FICTION

Winner:

DriveTime Yoga by Elaine Masters
www.drivetimeyoga.com
The YoGo Project
978-0-9787989-0-1
0-9787989-0-2

Finalist:
When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem, and Murder by Steve Fischer
www.whenthemobranvegas.com
Berkline Press
978-0-9770658-1-3

AUDIO BOOK FICTION

Winner:

Many Faces to Many Places by Judy Azar LeBlanc
www.manyfacestomanyplaces.com
Spoken Books Publishing
978-1-6003100-1-0
160031001X

Finalist:
The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln by Bob O’Connor
www.boboconnorbooks.com
Spoken Books Publishing
1-60031-035-4

Finalist:
Rainy Day People-A Novel by Susan C. Haley
www.sucarha.com
Spoken Books Publishing
1-60031-016-8

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Winner:

A Broad Abroad in Thailand: An Expat’s Misadventures in the Land of Smiles by Dodie Cross
www.abroadinthailand.com
FourWaysWest-CrossRoads Publishers
978-1-885614-75-9
1-4196-7235-5 

Finalists:
The Twisted Path by Charlotte Goodwin
www.spiritsandmiracles.com
Hideaway Press, Inc.
978-0-9798348-0-6

BEST COVER COPYWRITING

Winner:

Seven Ox Seven; Part One: Escondido Bound by P.A. Ritzer
www.sevenoxseven.com
Athanasius, LLC
978-1-933363-01-1

Finalists:
High Way From Hell by Moonstone Star White
www.spiritwindpublishing.com
www.moonstonestarwhite.com
Spirit Wind Publishing
978-0-9792797-1-3

BEST COVER DESIGN

Winner:

Scientology: A New Slant on Life by L. Ron Hubbard
www.bridgepub.com
www.lronhubbard.com
Bridge Publications, Inc.
978-1-4031-4488-1

Finalist:
Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science by L. Ron Hubbard
www.bridgepub.com
www.lronhubbard.com
Bridge Publications, Inc.
978-1-4031-4417-1

Finalist:
The Find by Marilyn Jax
www.marilynjax.com
Beaver’s Pond Press
978-1-5929816-0-1
1-592981607

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

Winner:

Science of Survival by L. Ron Hubbard
www.bridgepub.com
www.lronhubbard.com
Bridge Publications, Inc.
978-1-4031-4485-0

Finalist:
Self Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard
www.bridgepub.com
www.lronhubbard.com
Bridge Publications, Inc.
978-1-4031-4410-2

BEST NEW FICTION

Winner:
Wearing the Spider by Susan Schaab
www.susanshaab.com
Galavant Press, LLC
978-1-934291-05-4

Finalist:
The Find by Marilyn Jax
www.marilynjax.com
Beaver’s Pond Press
978-1-5929816-0-1
1-592981607

Finalist:
Time Masters: Book One: The Call by Geralyn Beauchamp
www.geralynbeauchamp.com
Cold Tree Press
978-1-58385-198-2

Finalist:
Dark Secr3t by J. Anderson Cross
www.darksecretthenovel.com
Elkhorn Publishing Company
978-0-9795176-0-0

Finalist:
The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum by Micheal Lane
www.yawdyrum.com
Expert Publishing
1-931945-70-5

Finalist:
Moondance by Karen M. Black
www.karenmblack.com
Ricochet Publishing
978-0-9784838-1-4

Finalist:
Angel Park: A Novel by Patricia Kokinos
www.changetheschools.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-39102-8

BEST NEW NON-FICTION

Winner:

Sailing Grace by John Otterbacher
www.sailing-grace.com
Samadhi Press
978-0-979348600

Finalist:
Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook by Marcie Davis and Melissa Bunnell
www.workinglikedogs.com
Alpine Publications
978-1-57779-086-0

Finalist:
Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom by Paula Chaffee Scardamalia
www.weavingthedream.com
Nettles & Green Threads Press
0-9777775-0-2

Finalist:
Hope…and Joy (and a Few Little Thoughts) for Pregnant Teens: Consciously Creating Your Legacy by Rachel Brignoni
www.hopejoythoughts.com
Secret Key Publishing, LLC
978-0-9795626-0-0

BIOGRAPHY

Winner:

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life by Pamela Smith Hill
www.pamelasmithhill.com
South Dakota State Historical Society Press
www.sdshspress.com
978-0-9777955-6-7 

Finalist:
Great Peacemakers: True Stories From Around the World by Ken Beller and Heather Chase
www.greatpeacemakers.com
LTS Press
978-0-9801382-0-7  

BOOK PUBLISHING

Winner:

The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print & Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter
http://parapublishing.com
Para Publishing
978-1-56860-134-2

BUSINESS

Winner:

Love Your Life and It Will Love You Back by Sourena Vasseghi
www.loveyourlifeseminars.com
Sourena Publishing
978-0-9791369-0-0

Finalist:
How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service: With Companion CD-ROM by Tina Musial
Atlantic Publishing Company
978-1-60138-115-6

Finalist:
Retire in a Weekend: The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Making Work Optional by Bill Losey, CFP, CSA
www.retireinaweekend.com
Love Your Life
978-0-9798554-1-2

Finalist:
Self Marketing Power: Branding Yourself As A Business of One by Jeff Beals
www.selfmarketingpower.com
Keynote Publishing, LLC
978-0-9797438-0-1
0-9797438-0-X

Finalist:
Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work by Tad Waddington
www.lastingcontribution.com
Agate B2
978-1-932841299

Finalist:
Debt is Slavery: and 9 Other Things I Wish My Dad Had Taught Me About Money by Michael Mihalik
www.octobermist.com
October Mist Publishing
978-0-9785457-0-3

CHICK-LIT

Winner:

Following My Toes by Laurel Osterkamp
www.laurelosterkamp.com
PMI Books
1-933826-27-4

Finalist:
Pike Place by Marilyn Howard Tschudi
www.pikeplace.info
Quarrystone Publishing Company
978-0-6151-4455-9

Finalist:
Relocating Mia by Rebecca Lerwill
www.rebeccalerwill.com
Bridgeway Books, Austin, TX
1-933538-87-2

CHILDREN'S FICTION

Winner:

Eleanor Jo: A Christmas to Remember by Eleanor Clark
www.eleanorseries.com
Honornet
978-0-9753036-6-5
0-9753036-6-X 

Finalist:
Melanie Ann: A Legacy of Love by Eleanor Clark
www.eleanorseries.com
Honornet
978-0-9788726-2-5
0-9788726-2-2

CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION

Winner:

I am a Loving Person: The Ultimate Kid’s Guide to Making a World a Better Place by Vera Taylor
www.beavirtuekid.com
VAST Concepts
978-0-9769429-3-1

Finalist:
Frankie, The Walk ‘N Roll Dog by Barbara Techel
www.joyfulpaws.com
Joyful Paw Prints
978-09800052-0-2 

Finalist:
Meghan’s World: The Story of One Girl’s Triumph Over Sensory Processing Disorder by Diane M. Renna
www.meghanstriumphoverspd.com
Indigo Impressions
0-9788339-0-2 

Finalist:
Virginia: An Alphabetical Journey Through History by Betty Shepard and Marsha Lederman
VSP Books
1-893622-14-2  

Finalist:
What Color is Your Dream? By Kittie Nesius Beletic
www.kittiebgoods.com
Brown Books
978-1-933285-56-6

CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK

Winner:

Adventures of Riley: Tigers in Terai by Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz
www.eaglemont.com
Eaglemont Press
978-1-60040-300-2

Finalist:
Willow May Goes to the Midnight Carnival by Icats Nitram
www.icatsnitram.com
All Us All the Time Publishing
978-0-9797285-0-1

Finalist:
Who Made the Morning? By Jan Godfrey
www.newdaypublishing.net
New Day Publishing, Inc.
978-0-9798247-0-8

Finalist:
How the Elephants Saved Christmas by Linda K. Olson
www.goldstarpress.com
Gold Star Press
978-1-4243-4044-6 

Finalist:
Ocho Loved Flowers by Anne Fontaine
www.annieseries.com
Stoneleigh Press
978-0-9789174-1-8  and 978-0-9789174-0-1

Finalist:
Tino Turtle Travel to Paris, France by Carolyn L. Ahern
www.tinoturtletravels.com
Tino Turtle Travels, LLC
978-0-9793158-1-7

COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Winner:

Who Were the Magi? By Lyn Benson
www.whowerethemagi.com
Lyn Benson
978-0-615-13524-3

COOKBOOKS

Winner:

Vegetables: Recipes and Techniques from the World’s Premier Culinary College by the Culinary Institute of America
www.lfbooks.com, www.ciachef.edu
Lebhar-Friedman Books
978-0-86730-918-8
0-86730-918-0

Finalist:
Sunny Days, Balmy Nights: Entertaining Miami Style by The Young Patronesses of the Opera in Miami
www.ypo-miami.org
Favorite Recipies Press
978-0-9795725-0-0

Finalist:
Cooking Danish-A Taste of Denmark by Stig Hansen
www.cookingdanish.com
Stig Hansen, Cooking Danish, LLC
978-0-979101908

Finalist:
Savor the Seasons by the Junior League of Tampa Culinary Colelction
www.jltampa.org
Favorite Recipes Press
978-0-9609556-5-7
0-9609556-5-8

Finalist:
Tastes and Treasures: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona by the Historical League, Inc.
www.historicalleague.org
Historical League
978-0-97683-630-8
0-9768363-0-0

Finalist:
Worth Tasting by Junior League of the Palm Beaches
www.jlpb.org
Junior League of the Palm Beaches
978-0-9608090-2-8

Finalist:
The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes, and Stories from the Market and Farm by Amelia Saltsman
www.ameliasaltsman.com
Blenheim Press
978-0-9790429-0-4

CURRENT EVENTS: POLITICAL/SOCIAL

Winner:

The Brides of March: Memoir of a Same-Sex Marriage by Beren deMotier
www.thebridesofmarch.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-43987-4

E-BOOK FICTION

Winner:

Henry Potter and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody by Valerie Estelle Frankel
www.harrypotterparody.com
WingSpan Press
978-1-59594-088-9

E-BOOK NON-FICTION

Winner:

How to Mediate Like a Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes by Mary Greenwood
www.marygreenwood.com
iUniverse
978-0-5954696-2-8

EDUCATION/ACADEMIC

Winner:

A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child by Carol Strip Whitney, Ph.D with Gretchen Hirsch
www.giftedbooks.com
Great Potential Press
978-0-910707-80-0

Finalist:
Yoga Calm for Children: Educating Heart, Mind and Body by Lynea Gillen, MS and Jim Gillen, RYT
www.yogacalm.org
Three Pebble Press, LLC
978-0-9799289-0-1

Finalist:
Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids and Their Teachers by Karen Isaacson and Tamara Fisher
www.giftedbooks.com
Great Potential Press
978-0-910707-75-6 

FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION

Winner:

Quondam: An Ancient Mirrors Tale by Jayel Gibson
www.ancientmirrors.com
Synergy Books
978-19335388-3-9

Finalist:
Cat's Paw by L.A. Taylor
/www.ftlpublications.com/
FTL Publications
978-0-9653575-6-2

FICTION

Winner:

More Than Angels: Once Upon a Lifetime (Book #2) by Ruby Moon-Houldson
www.publishedfictionauthor.com
E-BookTime, LLC
1-59824-415-9

Finalist:
Stolen Boy by Michael Mehas
www.MichaelMehas.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-43571-5

Finalist:
Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt
www.rivercitypublishing.com
River City Publishing
978-1-57966-070-3
1-57966-070-3

GAY/LESBIAN

Winner:

Bringing Him Home by Aaron Cooper
Late August Press
978-0-9797926-1-8

Finalist:
"The Brides of March:  Memoir of a Same-Sex Marriage"  by Beren deMotier
www.thebridesofmarch.com
iUniverse
978-0-595-43987-4

GENERAL FICTION

Winner:

Egrets to the Flame by Barbara Anton
www.oceanviewpub.com
Oceanview Publishing
978-1-933515-11-3
1-933515-11-2

HEALTH

Winner:

A Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Smart Health Choices by Carla Mills, ARNP
www.maverickhealth.com
Maverick Health
978-0-9789758-0-7 

Finalist:
Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health by Gurdip Hari
www.jasminpublishing.com
Jasmin Publishing House
0-97661863-X 

Finalist:
Roadmap for a New Wellness Story™: 7 Steps to Enhance Health and Longevity by David Krueger, MD
www.mentorpath.com
MentorPath Publications
978-0-615-17804-2

Finalist:
Hiking Out: Surviving Depression with Humor and Insight Along the Way by Dick Sederquist
www.hikingout.com
Publishing Works
978-1-9330024-5-3

Finalist:
Unlocking the Mystery of Skin Color by Thiênna Ho
www.thienna.com
Thiênna Inc.
978-0-9792103-0-3

HISTORICAL FICTION

Winner:

Seven Ox Seven; Part One: Escondido Bound by P.A. Ritzer
www.sevenoxseven.com
Athanasius, LLC
978-1-933363-01-1

Finalist:
Avenging Victorio: A Novel of the Apache Insurgency in New Mexico, 1881 by Dave DeWitt
www.nmsantos.com
Rio Grande Books
978-1-890689-26-1

Finalist:
El Tigre by John H. Manhold
www.johnhmanhold.com/
Shoot Magazine Corportation
978-0-9726383-4-0

Finalist:
Dark Secr3t by J. Anderson Cross
www.darksecretthenovel.com
Elkhorn Publishing Company
978-0-9795176-0-0

HISTORY

Winner:

Great Peacemakers: True Stories From Around the World by Ken Beller and Heather Chase
www.greatpeacemakers.com
LTS Press
978-0-9801382-0-7

Finalist:
1948: The Crossroads Year by James F. Nagle
BookSurge
1-4196-7142-1

Finalist:
Sunshine Always: The Courtship Letters of Alice Bower and Joseph Gossage of Dakota Territory by Paul Nelson (Ed.)
South Dakota State Historical Society Press
www.sdshspress.com
0-9749195-6-X

Finalist:
Between Two Countries: A History of Coronado National Memorial 1939-1990
Joseph Sanchez, Bruce Erickson, Jerry Gurule
www.nmsantos.com
Rio Grande Books
978-1-890689-41-4 

HUMOR

Winner:

One Clown Short by Linda C. Wright
Cold Tree Press
1-5838522-0-4

Finalist:
Life in the Fast Brain: Keeping Up With Gifted Minds by Karen Isaacson
www.giftedbooks.com
Great Potential Press
978-0-910707-82-4 

Finalist:
Don’t’ Fry Bacon in the Nude: And Other Bits of Advice From My Mother by Peggy Ward
BookSurge
978-1-4196-7592-8
1-4196-7592-3 

Finalist:
The Women’s Daily Iron Supplement by Judy Gruen
www.judygruen.com
Creative Minds Press (Beagle Bay, Inc.)
978-0-9749610-4-0

Finalist:
Little Miss Smarty-Pants by Suzanne Kopoulos
www.myspace.com/smartysuze
Cold Tree Press
978-1-58385-265-1
1-58385-265-4 

Finalist:
Accidental Droppings by Alex J. Hart
www.dumdumdodo.com
Max Pax Productions, Inc.
978-0-9793112-0-8

Finalist:
A Broad Abroad in Thailand: An Expat’s Misadventures in the Land of Smiles by Dodie Cross
www.abroadinthailand.com
FourWaysWest-CrossRoads Publishers
978-1-885614-75-9
1-4196-7235-5 

MEDICAL

Winner:

Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time by Lynne Eldridge, M.D.
www.avoidcancernow.com
Beavers Pond Press
1-5929815-9-3

Finalist:
He’s Not Autistic, But…: How We Pulled Our Son From the Mouth of the Abyss by Tenna Merchent
www.hesnotautisticbut.com
Joyous Messenger
978-1-933697-00-0

Finalist:
Medicines for Mental Health: The Ultimate Guide to Psychiatric Medication by Kevin Thompson, Ph.D
www.mentalmeds.org
BookSurge
978-1-4196-6954-5

Finalist:
Standard of Care: A Novel by David Kerns
www.davidkerns.com
Sentient Publications
1-59181054-X

MEMOIR

Winner:

Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal by Diana M. Raab
www.dianaraab.com
Beaufort Books, NY
0-8253-0575-6

Finalist:
Light in Blue Shadows by Edie Hartshorne
www.edie.hartshorne.net
Ellsberg Publishing
978-0-9788699-0-8

Finalist:
Inside Out Down Under: Stories from a Spiritual Sabbatical by Diana Somerville
www.dianasomerville.com, www.beechworthpress.com
Beechworth Press
978-0-9773533-0-3

Finalist:
A Phoenix Rising: Defining the Moments by Bryan Nash
www.aphoenixrisingthebook.com
Bryan Nash Publication, LLC
978-0-9797604-0-2

MULTICULTURAL FICTION

Winner:

Winner: The Pale Surface of Things by Janey Bennett
www.palesurfaceofthings.com
Hopeace Press
978-0-9734007-2-4

Finalist:
Spider Stories by Matthew Kirby
www.anothermyth.com
BookSurge
1-4196-6359-3 

Finalist:
The Circle of Olympians by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed
www.peaceofthedreamer.com
Peace of the Dreamer
0-9762247-1-2

MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION

Winner:

Mylestones: ”How Mice Become Men” by Gary Ian Braxton
http://www.mylestonesthebook.com
978-0-6151-7756-4

Finalist:
Three Years in the Alaskan Bush by Colleen T. Weber
BookSurge
978-1419662744 

MUSIC

Winner:

Kirtan! Chanting as a Spiritual Path by Linda Johnsen and Maggie Jacobus
www.yespublishers.com
Yes International Publishers
978-0-936663-43-2

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Winner:

Stuff to Die For by Don Bruns
www.donbrunsbooks.com
Oceanview Publishing
978-1-933515-10-6
1-933515-10-4

Finalist:
The Castro Gene by Todd Buchholtz
www.toddbuchholtz.com
Oceanview Publishing
978-1-933515-06-9
1-933515-06-6

Finalist:
The Identity Factor by James Houston Turner
www.jameshoustonturner.com
Aria Publishers
978-0-958666411

Finalist:
Lady-killer by Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony
www.lawrencelight.com
www.meredithanthony.com
Oceanview Publishing
978-1-933515-05-2
1-933515-05-8

Finalist: 
The Find by Marilyn Jax
www.marilynjax.com
Beaver’s Pond Press
978-1-5929816-0-1
1-592981607

Finalist:
Oolong Tea at 10:30 by Alice Cleveland Reed
Rob Price, Booksforabuck
978-1-602150461 

Finalist:
Wearing the Spider by Susan Schhab
www.susanschaab.com
Galavant Press, LLC
978-1-934291-05-4

NEW AGE FICTION

Winner:

The What If Guy by Taylor G. Wilshire
www.thewhatifguy.com
Nautilus Press
978-0-9778018-0-0

Finalist:
Wealtheow: Her Telling of Beowulf by Ashley Crownover
www.iroquoispress.com
Turner Publishing
978-1-59652-390-6
978-1-59652-391-3

Finalist:
Our Lady of Dreams: A Prophecy for the New Age by Chanson Duvall
www.beauxrevespublishing.com
Beaux Rêves Publishing
978-1-933651-09-5
978-1-933651-08-8

NEW AGE NON-FICTION

Winner:

Tarot for the New Aeon: A Practical Guide to the Power and Wisdom of the Thoth Tarot by P.C. Tarantino
www.tarotforthenewaeon.com
Alternative Insights Publishing
978-0-9766184-0-9

Finalist:
Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth by Robert Schwartz
www.courageoussouls.com
Whispering Winds Press
978-0-97767945-4

Finalist:
Tanta for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life by Mark A. Michaek and Patricia Johnsen
www.tantrapm.com
Llewellyn Worldwide
978-0-7387-1197-3  

NON-FICTION

Winner:

Great Peacemakers: True Stories From Around the World by Ken Beller and Heather Chase
www.greatpeacemakers.com
LTS Press
978-0-9801382-0-7

PARENTING & FAMILY

Winner:

Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions and Special Healthcare Needs by Foster W. Cline, MD and Lisa C. Greene
www.parentingchildrenwithhealthissues.com
The Love and Logic Press
1-930429-89-4

Finalist:
The Basic Baby Food Cookbook by Julianne Hood
www.thebasicbabyfoodcookbook.com
AuthorHouse
978-1-425960674

Finalist:
Callum’s Cure by Shelley Sykes
www.shelleysykes.com
Amir Amirzoghi Unlimited
0-9775258-3-X

Finalist:
A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James Webb. Ph.D, Janet Gore, M.Ed., Edward Amend, Psy.D, and Arlene DeVries, M.S.E.
www.giftedbooks.com
Great Potential Press
978-0-910707-52-7

Finalist:
Long-Distance Grandparenting: Connecting with Your Grandchildren from Afar by Willma Willis Gore
Quill Driver Books
www.QuillDriverBooks.com
978-1-88495675-1

Finalist:
The Complete Guide to Understanding, Controlling, and Stopping Bullies and Bullying: A Complete Guide for Teachers and Parents by Margaret R. Kohut
Atlantic Publishing Company
978-1-60138-021-0 

Finalist:
I Just Want My Kids to Be Happy! Why you shouldn’t say it, why you shouldn’t think it, what you should embrace instead by Aaron Cooepr and Eric Keitel
www.mykidshappiness.com
Late August Press
978-0-9797926-0-1

PHOTOGRAPHY

Winner:

Historic Photos of the Opry: Ryman Auditorium 1974 by Jim McGuire
www.turnerpublishing.com
Turner Publishing
978-1-59652-373-9

Finalist:
City of Lovers- City of Wonder by Albert Russo
www.albertrusso.com
www.xlibris.com
978-1-4257-4357-4

Finalist:
Body Glorious/Corps á corps by Albert Russo
www.albertrusso.com
www.xlibris.com
1-4257-2515-5

Finalist:
New York at Heart/New York au Coeur by Albert Russo
www.albertrusso.com
www.xlibris.com
978-1-4257-4359-8 

POETRY

Winner:

Outside the Inner Dialogue by Donald Alan Straub III
www.monstirpoetry.com
Xlibris
978-1-4257-3167-0
1-4257-3167-8

Finalist:
Divine Inspirations by Annohrtamus
www.divinelyinspiredpoems.com
Annohrtamus, LLC
978-0-9792274-2-4

PSYCHOLOGY

Winner:

Light in Blue Shadows by Edie Harshorne
www.edie.hartshorne.net
Ellsberg Publishing
978-0-9788699-0-8

Finalist:
Secrets from the Sofa by Dr. Kenneth Herman
www.secretsfromthesofa.com
iUniverse
0-595-41432-X

Finalist:
The Warrior Sage: Life as Spirit by Phil Nurernberger, Ph.D
www.mindmaster.com/home.html
www.yespublishers.com
Yes International Publishers
978-0-936663-45-6

REFERENCE

Winner:

The Restaurant Manager’s Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation: with Companion CD-ROM by Douglas R. Brown
Atlantic Publishing Company
978-0-910627-97-9

Finalist:
Forensic Photoshop-a comprehensive imaging workflow for forensic professionals by Jim Hoerricks
www.forensicphotoshopbook.com
Blurb
978-1-60530-793-0

REGIONAL

Winner:

Alaska: A Photographic Excursion by Mark Kelley
www.markkelley.com
Mark Kelley
978-1-57833-358-5

Finalist:
A Chicago Tavern by Rick Kogan
Lake Claremont Press
1-893121-49-6

Finalist:
A Cook’s Guide to Chicago by Marilyn Pocius
http://acooksguide.com
Lake Claremont Press
1-893121-47-X

Finalist:
Atarque: Now All Is Silent… by Pauline Chavez Bent
www.nmsantos.com
Rio Grande Books
978-1-890689-16-2

RELIGION

Winner:

Treasures! By Glory C. Odemene
www.gloryodemene.com
Xulon Press Inc.
978-1-60266-170-7

Finalist:
Tradition & Heritage: A History of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Pena Blanca, New Mexico by Virginia Ortiz
www.nmsantos.com
LPD Press, Rio Grande Books
978-1-891689-32-2

Finalist:
Give Me Destiny: The Heart Cry of the Real Christian by James A. Jimason
www.myspace.com/dantesdestiny
Xulon Press
1-594673-61-6 

Finalist:
Shekinah! By Glory C. Odemene
www.gloryodemene.com
Xulon Press, Inc.
1-60034-060-1

Finalist:

Sermon Snacks: Help, Hope and Encouragement for Today by Don Collette
www.sermonsnacks.com
Trafford Publishing
978-1-4251-4539-2

Finalist:
Circle of Mysteries: The Women’s Rosery Book Including Mysteries of Light by Christin Lore Weber
www.christinloreweber.com
www.yespublishers.com
Yes International Publishers
978-0-936663-41-8

Finalist:
Make a Joyful Noise! Music, Movement, and Creative Play to Teach Bible Stories by Kathryn Nider Wolf and Heather P. Robbins
www.newdaypublishing.net
New Day Publishing, Inc.
978-0-978056-8-2

RELIGIOUS FICTION

Winner:

Gracious Gifts…Expressions of the Divine by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.
www.peaceofthedreamer.com
Peace of the Dreamer
0-9762247-0-4

ROMANCE

Winner:

Child Secrets by Mara Purl
www.marapurl.com
Haven Books
978-1-58436-003-2

Finalist:
Closer Than You Think by Mara Purl
www.marapurl.com
Haven Books
978-1-58436-002-5

Finalist:
Coinage of Commitment by R. Costelloe
www.rcostelloe.com
Saga Books
978-1-894936-83-5 

Finalist:
A Handful of Sand by Mary Louise McCaffrey
www.ahandfulofsand.com
www.marylouisemccaffrey.com
iUniverse, Inc.
0-595-39348-9

Finalist:
More Than Angels: Once Upon a Lifetime (Book #2) by Ruby Moon-Houldson
www.publishedfictionauthor.com
E-BookTime, LLC
1-59824-415-9

SELF-HELP

Winner:

An Illumined Life ~ A Personal Yearly Retreat and Reflection Guide by Melanie McGhee
www.illuminedlife.com
Hickory Hill Press
978-0-9789699-0-5

Finalist:
The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum
Micheal Lane
www.yawdyrum.com
Expert Publishing
1-931945-70-5 

Finalist:
The Woman’s Field Guide to Exceptional Living: Practical Steps for Living a Big, Bold, Beautiful Life by Corrie Woods
www.womansfieldguide.com
Morgan James Publishing
978-1-60037-395-4

Finalist:
Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD by Jennifer Koretsky
www.addmanagement.com
978-1-4276249-7-0

SHORT STORY FICTION

Winner:

Gracious Gifts…Expressions of the Divine by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.
www.peaceofthedreamer.com
Peace of the Dreamer
0-9762247-0-4

Finalist:
Tales of Real and Dream Worlds by Bart Stewart
www.bartstewart.com
Paper View Books
978-0-9785817-0-1

Finalist:
The New America by Brighten Cambridge
www.authorhouse.com/bookstore/bookstoresearchresults.aspx?searchtype=smpl&searchterm=brighten+cambridge
AuthorHouse Publishing
978-1-4343-1430-7

Finalist:
Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
www.mathiasbfreese.com
Wheatmark , Inc.
978-1-58736-733-5

Finalist:
Midnight Gate: An Anthology of Short Stories by Richard Corwin
www.midnightgates.com
Xlibris
978-1-4257-7649-7

SHORT STORY NON-FICTION

Winner:

Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World by Darius Graham
BookSurge
1-4196-7340-8

Finalist:
The Horse with the Golden Mane by Russell A. Vassallo
ISBN: 978-0-9776739-1-9

SOCIAL CHANGE

Winner:

Echoes in Exile by Sheema Kalbasi
www.echoesinexile.com
P.R.A. Publishing
978-0-97727703-7-8 

Finalist:
Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World by Darius Graham
BookSurge
1-4196-7340-8

SPIRITUALITY

Winner:

The Rest of Your Life: Finding Repose in the Beloved by John Roger, D.S.S. with Paul Kaye, D.S.S.
www.mandevillepress.org
Mandeville Press
978-1893020-43-6

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

Finalist:
Seeing True: Ninety Contemplations in Ninety Days by Ronald Chapman
www.magneticnorthllc.com
Ozark Mountain Publishing
978-1-886940-80-2

Finalist:
High Way From Hell by Moonstone Star White
www.spiritwindpublishing.com
www.moonstonestarwhite.com
Spirit Wind Publishing
978-0-9792797-1-3

Finalist:
Tree Spirited Woman by Colleen Baldrica
http://colleenbaldrica.com
Beaver’s Pond Press
1-59298-144-5

Finalist:
You Are the Blessings: Meditations and Reflections on Life, God and Us by John Morton
www.mandevillepress.org
Mandeville Press
978-1-893020-46-7

SPORTS

Winner:

Parachuting: The Skydiver’s Handbook by Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff
http://parapublishing.com
Para Publishing
978-1-56860-141-0

Finalist:
Diary of a Husker by David Kolowski
www.huskerstories.com
Big Red Press, LLC
978-0-9795931-0-9
0-9795931-0-7

TRAVEL

Winner:

Alaska: A Photographic Excursion by Mark Kelley
www.markkelley.com
Mark Kelley
978-1-57833-358-5

Finalist:
Don’t Miss the Boat: Cruisin’ Thought the Leisure Years by Janet Go and Perry McGinnis
Lifetime Chronicle Press
0-9779965-5-7

Finalist:
Inside Out Down Under: Stories from a Spiritural Sabbatical by Diana Somerville
www.dianasomerville.com, www.beechworthpress.com
Beechworth Press
978-0-9773533-0-3

Finalist:
Diamonds are Waiting for You: Crater of Diamonds-Where Dreams Can and Do Come True by James R. Holland
A Bit of Boston Books
978-0-9788637-2-2

Finalist:
Walking the Camino in an Age of Anxiety: The Search for the Medieval Pilgrim by John H. Pratt
1-4196-6931-1

Finalist:
The Flying Apple Pie and Other Tales of Life and Gastronomy by David Paul Larousse
www.larousseart.com
BookSurge
1-4196-3316-3

TRAVEL GUIDES

Winner:

The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World 2008 by Julie and Mike Neal
www.coconutpress.com
Coconut Press
978-0-9709596-9-0

Finalist:
Travel to China with my Pocket Book: Speak Mandarin Right Away by Wang-Ching Liu and Marie-France Fay
www.nan-pat-vic-publishing.com
Nan-Pat-Vic Publishing
978-0-9731480-3-9 

TRUE CRIME

Winner:

Stolen Innocence-The True-Life Terror I Experienced as  Child by Elaine Carole
www.elainecarole.com
Infinity
0-7414-3917-4

VISIONARY FICTION

Winner:

Moondance by Karen M. Black
www.karenmblack.com
Ricochet Publishing
978-0-9784838-1-4

Finalist:
Standard of Care: A Novel by David Kerns
www.davidkerns.com
Sentient Publications
159181054X

WESTERN

Winner:

Massacre at Pilgrim’s Pass by Tim Lister
www.booksurge.com
BookSurge
978-1-4196-6853-1
1-4196-6853-6

Finalist:
Guns Across the Rio by Dac Crossley
http://www.daccrossley.com/
BookSurge
1-4196-6913-3

Finalist:
El Tigre by John H. Manhold
www.johnhmanhold.com/
Shoot Magazine Corportation
978-0-9726383-4-0

WOMEN'S ISSUES

Winner:

The Courage Code.  It’s Yours.  Break It.  Own It.  Use It. By Megan Raphael and Jennifer Byron
www.courageproject.com
Utopia Press
978-0-966160-5-3
0-9661060-5-9

Finalist:
The Cinderella System: 7 Steps to Attracting the Man and Relationship of Your Dreams by Dr. Cindy Brown
www.thecinderellasystem.com
Love Your Life
978-0-9798554-3-6

Finalist:
The MavHERick Mind: How to Win the Battle for Success by Using What You’ve Got to Get What You Want by Liz Pabon
www.mavherickhimd.com
Love Your Life
978-0-9798554-9

Finalist:
Pregnancy Wishes & IVF Dreams: A Story & Lessons About Life, Love & Infertility by Kelley R. Taylor
www.pregnancywishes.com
Trafford Publishing
1-4251-0854-7

Finalist:
Give Wings to Your Dreams; Reawaken Your Joy and Passion for Life by Lauren E. Sullivan
www.inspiredlifedesign.com
Golden Wings Press
978-0-9778538-1-6
0-9778538-1-0

Finalist:
The Woman’s Field Guide to Exceptional Living: Practical Steps for Living a Big, Bold, Beautiful Life by Corrie Woods
www.womansfieldguide.com
Morgan James Publishing
978-1-60037-395-4

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Winner:

The Collin Chronicles: Book I: Magic, Bones, and Catacombs by T.K. Garrison
www.tkgarrison.com
BookSurge
1-4196-5887-5 

Finalist:
Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery by Bo Savino
www.aislingpress.com
Aisling Press
978-1-934677-06-3

Finalist:
The Mask of Tamirella by Dana Davis
http://danadaviswriting.com
iUniverse, Inc.
978-0-595-40505-3

Finalist:
Narwhal by Margaret Gill
www.margaretgill.co.uk
iUniverse, Inc.
978-0-595-48177-4

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

Winner:

Teen Success!  Ideas to Move Your Mind by Beatrice J. Elyé
www.giftedbooks.com
Great Potential Press
978-0-910707-83-1

Finalist:
A Phoenix Rising: Defining the Moments by Bryan Nash
www.aphoenixrisingthebook.com
Bryan Nash Publication, LLC
978-0-9797604-0-2 

Finalist:
Diamonds are Waiting for You: Crater of Diamonds-Where Dreams Can and Do Come True by James R. Holland
A Bit of Boston Books
978-0-9788637-2-2

Finalist:
Hope…and Joy (and a Few Little Thoughts) for Pregnant Teens: Consciously Creating Your Legacy by Rachel Brignoni
www.hopejoythoughts.com
Secret Key Publishing, LLC
978-0-9795626-0-0

Finalist:
Be a Poet! By Nancy Bogen
www.pen.org/memberprofile.php/prmprofileid/2159
Twickenham Press  
0-936726-07-5

2010 Indie Excellence Award
 

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