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2012 Indie Excellence Awards
 

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WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE
2011 AWARDS!

2011 NIEA SPONSOR’S CHOICE PRIZE WINNERS

The Indie Excellence® Sponsor’s Choice Prizes  are selected from the  Winners & Finalists that have been recognized in all contest categories. Rather than highlighting any specific element, these awards recognize the  books that  demonstrate an indefinable synergy of elements that makes for an excellent  presentation and would benefit from these prizes.

2011 SPONSORS CHOICE PRIZES

Each prize is selected by Ellen Reid, Sponsor and CEO of The National Indie Excellence® Awards.  The recipients are selected from the Winners and Finalists of the 2010 Awards.

Speaker Services, Susan LevinA Guide for Midlife: Navigating the Six Universal Crises by Mckenzie Magee

NUDE, by Kym Jackson & Theresa Roemer

Susan Levin is owner and founder of Speaker Services http://www.speakerservices.com since 1992. Her paid listing service brings speakers and together with audiences. She offers Marketing, Training and Video production services.

12 month listing in Speaker Services Directory and the Authors’ Speak Section.

Included with your Speaker Listing:

Planned Television Arts, Book PromotionThe Full Plate Diet

WHAT YOUR MONEY MEANS..and How To Use It Well ..Frank J.Hanna

Planned Television Arts (www.plannedtvarts.com), the nation’s largest and oldest book promoter, will provide a customized media campaign valued at $4,200 that will include each of the following components:

The scheduling of at least a dozen radio interviews.; a 30-minute brainstorming session to uncover the strongest media angles. Writing a press release. A 30-minute media coaching session and E-mailing a pitch to scores of online outlets, including bloggers, Web sites, and podcasters. (Brian feinblum; feinblumb@plannedtvarts.com) .

 

Event Management Services, PR

STUCK WITH MR. WRONG by Amy Beth O’Brien The Full Plate Diet

Event Management Services (www.emsincorporated.com) an industry leader in the promotion of books will provide a comprehensive print publicity campaign valued at $3,695 that will include the following:

  • We will write a 400 to 600 word by-lined article that focuses on the message of the author’s book. The article will be written in the same journalistic style of newspapers and magazines and will include numerous quotes from the author positioning him or her as an expert. Mention of the release of the book will be included as part of the newsworthiness of the article.
  • We’ll distribute the article to a large database of journalists at major daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, wire services, national magazines, regional magazines, and trade publications.
  • We will send review copies of your book to every journalist that requests a copy.
  • At the same time we distribute the article to these newspapers and magazines, we will also distribute it to a targeted group of article banks who would have an interest in your subject. This will increase your overall web presence.
  • We will arrange phone or email interviews with journalists requesting to speak with you before doing a story.
We will stay in close communication with journalists who expressed an interest in your story and will diligently follow-up with them.
  • We will add you to our clipping service will send you copies of all the newspaper and magazine clippings we receive from them. A $4500.00 value.

 

Art of the Upset by Bruce Reynolds

RADIO-TV INTERVIEW REPORT!

THE SOUL OF A LEADER, FINDING YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS & FULFILLMENT by Margaret Benefiel

3 free half page ads in the Radio TV Interview Report, the Magazine Producers and Talk Show hosts read for show ideas and to find Guests. This normally costs $1791.00

As an extra bonus, you’ll also get a free subscription to RTIR Publisher Steve Harrison’s email newsletter containing radio/TV publicity and promotion tips.

 

 

Alex Carroll, Radio Publicity  Tangling with Tyrants by Tony Deblauwe

NO SNEAKERS AT THE OFFICEby Adam Scholl

Alex Carroll (www.RadioPublicity.com) is providing a complete copy of his deluxe Radio Publicity Millionaire Program.

Alex has been a guest on over 1,200 radio shows and sold over a quarter of a million of his own books and also has over 10,000 clients in 28 countries using his program to become bestsellers as well.

His program includes:

  • The most comprehensive database of top radio shows ever compiled ... The 1,364 biggest radio shows in America, each with over 100,000 listeners. Descriptions, hosts, producers, contact info & exact audience numbers for all shows. ($397 Value)
  • His 18 hour Radio Publicity Masters Course. Listen in to the actual phone calls and conversations he had with producers as he booked a total of 77 interviews in just 25 days. No theory, no hypothetical guesses. 18 hours of REAL phone calls and REAL results. ($497 Value)
  • A 60 minute audio of his radio interviews. Hear him in action handling callers & follow his compelling closes that send people scrambling to order. ($39 Value)
  • A copy of his press kit...perhaps the most successful kit ever. Use it to model your own press kit. ($29 Value)
  • His comprehensive, easy-to-read, 177 page "Radio Publicity Manual" E-book ($49 Value)
  • A 30 minute phone consultation. Get specific insights for your campaign. ($150 Value)
  • A free database update ... He does these every 6 months to keep the names and data up to date ($99 Value)
  • A List of the Top 20 Radio Show Topics ... tells you what's hot and what's not ($29 Value)
  • A Radio Demographic Profile ... tells you who listens to what formats ($29 Value)

 

JOHN KREMER, BOOK MARKETING EXPERT Soulwise How to Create a Conspiracy of Hope, Health and Harmony by Dr. Phil Johnson

Thriller: Circus Before Dawn by David Miller

John Kremer's Ten Million Eyeballs course teaches anyone how to get millions of eyeballs (that's impressions) via the Internet in the next two years. Learn the four major ways to reach millions of people via the Internet. You'll learn:

  • How, why, and when to give things away free on the Internet
  • How to organize and run an Amazon bestseller campaign that actually sells books
  • How to create a viral video that gets millions of views, not tens or hundreds of views (Note: the average book trailer is seen by 65 people)
  • How to develop a viral website that people come back to again and again - and do all the work for you!
  • How to create effective selling relationships with major websites
  • 35 ways to profit from the Internet. Book sales are just one of those ways. You can multiply your income by turning your book into a variety of products and services.

johnkremer@bookmarket.com

 

PATRICIA BACALL, eBook Conversion & Set UpSoulwise How to Create a Conspiracy of Hope, Health and Harmony by Dr. Phil Johnson

SLEEPWALK SOCIETY: A NOVEL by Kendare Blake

Patricia Bacall will convert your printed book into an ebook for the Amazon Kindle. This includes file conversion and uploading your ebook onto its own page, and account set up so you can monitor your sales and rankings.

 

 

 

 

 

HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AND FINALISTS

Categories:

Addiction & Recovery

Winner

Soaring Above Co-Addiction-Helping Your Loved One Get Clean, While Creating the Life of Your Dreams
Lisa Ann Espich
Twin Feather Publishing
http://www.soaringabovecoaddiction.com

Finalists

Being Ana- a memoir of anorexia nervosa
Shani Raviv
iUniverse
www.shaniraviv.com

The Sobering Truth
Jeff Herten, M.D.
Sobering Truth Press
www.soberingtruth.com

Drugs Make You Un-Smarter
Savanna Peterson & Jill Ammon Vanderwood
Motivational Press
www.jillvanderwood.com

Adventure

Winner

This Way Madness Comes-A Novel
Robert Alan
Cycad Press
http://web.mac.com/bobmiki

Finalists

Dreaming of Wolves-Adventures in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania
Alan E. Sparks
Hancock House Publishers
http://www.dreamingofwolves.com/

The Sylvan Horn-Book One of the Sylvan Chord
Robert Redinger
iUniverse
www.elves.cc

African American Fiction

Winner

Pope Annalisa
Peter Canova
Trimountaine Publishing
http://www.popeannalisa.com/

Finalists

Sellout
James W. Lewis
The Pantheon Collective
www.jameswlewis.com

Angel Candy-A Novel
Asia Brown
The Bratt Co. Group, LLC
www.asiabrownonline.com

African American Non-Fiction

Winner

The Shrinking Sands of  an African American Beach
Annette Myers
(Mr.) G.W. Reynolds
www.missmarthashideaway.com

Finalists

Reluctant Pilgrim-A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community
Enuma Okoro
Fresh Air Books
http://www.enumaokoro.com/iweb/site/reluctant%20Pilgrim.html

Hidden in the Shadow of Truth-Why Our Black Boys Choose Criminality, Prison, and Enslavement
Reginald E. Hicks
iUniverse

Racism, The Bible and the American Dream: From Slavery to Obama A Frank Discussion, from a Christian Perspective on Racial Discrimination in America, and its effect on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Elreta Dodds
www.elretadodds.com

Aging

Winner

Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet-Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults
Missy Buchanan
Upper Room Books
www.missybuchanan.com

Alternative Medicine

Winner

Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases
Julia Schopick
Innovative Health Publishing
www.HonestMedicine.com

Finalists

The Alternative Medicine Cabinet
Kathy Gruver
Infinity Publishing
www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com

Without Doubt-Take Control of your Wellness
Rev. Sherry L. DeLoach
Strategic Book Publishing
http://www.imanifestwellness.com/

Animals/Pets General

Winner (Tie)

Ruby’s Tale-A True Rags to Riches Story
Patrick Bettendorf
Beaver’s Pond Press

Horse Photography-The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers
Carol J. Walker
Painted Hills Publishing
www.horsephotogapgyworkshops.com

Finalists

On Toby’s Terms
Charmaine Hammond
Bettie Youngs Books
www.hammondgroup.biz and www.ontobysterms.com

The Not Without My Dog Resource & Record Book
Jenny Pavlovic
8 State Kate Press
www.8statekate.net

Tecolote-The Little Horse That Could
Sandy Nathan
Vilasa Press
http://www.sandynathan.com

Anthology

Winner

Beyond Words-The Creative Voices of WriteGirl
Keren Taylor
WriteGirl Publications
http://www.writegirl.org

Finalists

Journeys III- An Anthology of Award Winning Short Stories
Mary Lois Sanders, Editor
Court Jester Publications
www.courtjesterpublications.com/

Architecture

Winner

Wisconsin’s Own-Twenty Remarkable Homes
M. Caren Connolly & Louise Wasserman
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress/

Arts & Entertainment

Winner

Childhood…Literary and Cinematic Inspiration
Carol S. Altman
Cinelit Publishing
www.cinelitpub.com

Art-General

Winner

God, Seed-Poetry & Art About the Natural World
Rebecca Foust Lorna Stevens
Tebot Bach
www.rebeccafoust.com

Audio Book-Fiction

Winner

Vengeance
A.J. Scudiere
Griffyn Ink
www.ajsaudiomovies.com

Finalist

The Mark of Cain
Ruby Moon-Houldson
B2D Audio
www.rubymoon-ning-com

AUDIO BOOK-NON FICTION

WINNER

Dancing in My Nightgown
Betty Auchard
Stephens Press
www.stephenspress.com

Autobiography

Winner

The Life & Times of Vince Kontny-Volume 1: The Early Years
Vince Kontny
Double Shoe Publishing Company
parker@doubleshoe.com

Biography-General

Winner

Still Standing-The Story of SSG John Kriesel
John Kriesel and Jim Kosmo
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.stillstandingstory.com

Finalist

As We Cherish
Sahana Jayaraman
Createspace
www.srianna.org

Biography-Historical

Winner (Tie)

Dean Robb-An Unlikely Radical
Matthew Z. Robb
Lost Prairie Press
www.lostprairiepress.com

Becoming Winston Churchill-The Untold Story of Young Winston and his American Mentor
Michael McMenamin and Curt Zoller
Enigma Books
mcmenamin@walterhav.com

Finalists

The Final Test-A Biography of James Ball Naylor
Theresa Marie Flaherty
Turas Publishing
www.JamesBallNaylor.com

The Scouting Party-Pioneering and Preservation, Progressivism and Preparedness In The Making of The Boy Scouts of America
David C. Scott and Brendan Murphy
Red Honor Press
www.TheScoutingParty.com

Body, Mind, Spirit

Winner

Feng Shui Your Life!- A Guide To Self-Empowerment And Environmental Balance
Alice Inoue
Book Surge Publishing
www.astrology-fengshui.com

Finalist

Be Happy! It’s Your Choice-Ten ways to keep your life bright
Alice Inoue
Book Surge Publishing
www.astrology-fengshui.com

Book Cover Design-Children

Winner

Henry! you’re late AGAIN!
Mary Evanson Bleckwehl
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.marybleckwehl.com

Finalists

The Mini Book of Grandwiches
Lisa Leconte (publisher)
www.scrumpdillyump.com

Stripey Follows His Dream
Gail Melville Shumway
Snow in Sarasota Publishing
www.gailshumway.com

Santa & The Little Teddy Bear
Peter John Lucking
Real Magic Design, LLC
www.BilbosAdventures.com 

Book Cover Design-Fiction

Winner

Pink Noise
Leonid Korogodski
Silverberry Press
http://www.pinknoise.net

Finalists

Blood and Silk-The Hidden Love Story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth
Carol McKay
Friesen Press

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt-Botswana
Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet
Claim Stake Publishing, LLC
www.travelswithgannonandwyatt.com

Road To Omalos
Marilyn Jax
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.marilynjax.com

Book Cover Design Non-Fiction

Winner

Big Wave Surfing-Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing & Investing
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.bigwavesurfingbook.com

Finalists

Having a Happy Baby
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.Ironhubbard.org and www.bridgepub.com

AWEtizm-A Hidden Key To Our Spiritual Magnificence
Gayle Barkley Lee & Lyrica Mia Marquez
Chrysalis Gold, LLC
www.AWEtizm.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEfibM4qkQM  

The Lindsey Theater Lectures-London Afternoon Series
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.Ironhubbard.org and www.bridgepub.com

Book Interior Design

Winner

Horse Photography-The Dynamic Guide For Horse Lovers
Carol J. Walker
Painted Hills Publishing
www.horsephotographyworkshops.com

Finalists

The Home for the Friendless-Finding hope, love, and family
Betty Auchard
Stephens Press, LLC
www.bettyauchard.com

Book Interior Design-Fiction

Winner (Tie)

Pink Noise
Leonid Korogodski
Silverberry Press
http://www.pinknoise.net

Winner (Tie)

Contingency-A Novel
Paula Wiseman
Mindstir Media
www.paulawiseman.com

Book Interior Design Non-Fiction

Winner

AWEtizm-A Hidden Key To Our Spiritual Magnificence
Gayle Barkley Lee & Lyrica Mia Marquez
Chrysalis Gold, LLC
www.AWEtizm.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEfibM4qkQM  

Finalists

Big Wave Surfing- Extreme Technology Development,  Management, Marketing & Investing
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.bigwavesurfingbook.com

The Way to Happiness on Film
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.ironhubbard.org and www.bridgepub.com

Western Congress
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.ironhubbard.org and www.bridgepub.com

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Winner

Startup-The Complete Handbook for Launching a Company for Less
Elizabeth Edwards
Essential Books
www.metroinnovation.com

Finalist

Big Wave Surfing-Extreme Technology, Development, Management, Marketing & Investing
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.bigwavesurfingbook.com

Business-General

Winner

Wisdom Is Not Enough-Reflections On Leadership & Teams
Jeff Applequist
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.blueknightseminars.com

Finalists

No Sneakers at the Office-A Practical Handbook for the Business World
Adam T. Scholl
LandMarc Press
http://ceremarkcreations.com/NoSneakers/

Millionaire Women, Millionaire You
Stephanie J. Hale
Troubador
www.millionairewomenmillionaireyou.com

What Your Money Means-And How To Use It Well
Frank J. Hanna
Crossroad Publishing, Co.
www.frank-j-hanna.com

Have a Nice Conflict-A Story of Finding Success & Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places
Tim Scudder, Michael Patterson, and Kent Mitchell
Personal Strengths Publishing
www.HaveANiceConflict.com

Business-Motivational

Winner

The Highest Calling
Lawrence Janesky
Relia-Serve
www.thehighestcallingbook.com

Finalist

GENerate Perfrormance!-Unleashing the Power of a Multigenerational Workforce
Kim Huggins
K HR Solutions, LLC
www.khrsolutions.com

Cancer

Winner

American Cancer Society Complete Guide To Nutrition for Cancer Survivors-Second Edition
Barbara L. Grant, Abby S. Bloch, Kathryn K. Hamilton, Cynthia A. Thomson
American Cancer Society
Len.boswell@cancer.org

Finalists

Breast Cancer-Reduce Your Risk with Foods You Love
Robert Pendergrast, MD
Penstokes Press
www.holistic-medicine-md.com

What’s Up with Richard? Medikidz Explain Leukemia
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and John Taddeo
American Cancer Society
Len.boswell@cancer.org

Designer Cancer Killers & Orange Wunder: God-Designed, God-Inspired To Kill Your Cancer, Not You!
Deanna K. Loftis, R.N., B.B.A
Holy Fire Publishing
www.gentlecures.org

The Survivorship Net
Jim Owens
American Cancer Society
Len.boswell@cancer.org

Career

Winner

How to Interview Like A Pro-43 Rules for Getting Your Next Job
Mary Greenwood
iUniverse
http://www.marygreenwood.org

Finalists

Getting to the Top-Strategies for Career Success
Kathryn Ullrich
Silicon Valley Press
www.gettingtothetop.com

No Sneakers at the Office-A Practical Handbook for the Business World
Adam T. Scholl
Landmarc Press
http://ceremarkcreations.com/NoSneakers/

Chick-Lit

Winner

Here, Home, Hope-A Novel
Kaira Rouda
Greenleaf Book Group Press
http://www.kairarouda.com

Finalists

Stars or Stripes 4th of July
Mariana Williams
Infinity Publishing
www.marianawilliams.net

Starring in the Movie of My Life
Laurel Osterkamp
PMI Books
www.laurelosterkamp.com

Children’s-Inspirational/Motivational

Winner

In Search of the Light
Leonard Jacobson
Greenleaf Book Group/Conscious Living
http://www.insearchofthelight.com/

Finalist

Edith Ann Marie The Sun is in My Heart
Lynne Carol Austin
Wise Wind Press
www.wisewindpress.com

Children’s-Religion

Winner

“Hey, Aunt Bunny? I Have a Question.”
Candace Frazee
Bunny House Books
www.candacefrazee.com

Children’s-Book & Audio

Winner

Red, White and Blue
Debbie Clement
Rainbows Within Reach
www.rainbowswithinreach.blogspot.com

Children’s Fiction

Winner

Percy’s Special Gift
MaryAnn DeSalva
Publishing Gurus
www.publishinggurus.com

Finalists

Coming Out of Her Shell-The Tale of Lila and Shelly the Turtle
Ron Cherney
Xlibris
www.roncherney.com

The Scruffy Little Crumb-Grabbers
Peggy Krause
Createspace

Marco Polo Blackberry
Ginger Heller
Vico Publishing Company
www.MarcoPoloBlackberry.com

Children’s Non-Fiction

Winner

A Micro-Chip On My Shoulder-A True Story of a Little Poult
Christina Allen
Author House
http://home.earthlink.net/~allensarticles/

Children’s Picture Books

Winner

The Fart Fairy
Bobbie Hinman
Best Fairy Books
http://bestfairybooks.com

Finalists

I’m 5
Alva Sachs
Three Wishes Publishing Company
www.threewishespublishing.com

Nobody Likes Me
Cynthia Dekel
KB Publishing, LLC
http://nobodylikesmebook.com/

Meet Einstein
Mariela Kleiner
Greenleaf Book Group/MeetBooks, LLC
www.meeteinstein.com

Fifo “50 States”
Hayley Rose
Inkwell Productions
www.fifothebear.com

Jaydyn and the Magic Bubble Kenya! Kenya!
Brigitte Benchimol
Metamorphose Inc.
www.jadynandthemagicbubble.com

A Quest for Good Manners
Karin Lefranc
Greenleaf Book GroupPress
http://www.aquestforgoodmanners.com/

Coffee Table Book Miscellaneous

Winner

A Time To Build Up
Patsy B. Weiler
FRP, Inc.
www.mtmc.org/historybook

Comedy

Winner

Five-Star Fleecing
Maura Stone
Written in Stone
www.maurastone.com

Cookbooks General

Winner

Texas Tables
The Junior League of North Harris and South
Favorite Recipes Press
www.jinhsmc.org

Finalists

Cooking on the Light Side-Smart Recipes for Bright Skin and Vitality
Thienna Ho, Ph.D.
Thienna, Inc.
www.CookingOnTheLightSide.com

Cooking for One
The Culinary Institute of America, Mark Erickson, Lisa Erickson
Lebhar-Friedman Books
www.Lfbooks.com

Sweet Revolution- Cooking Without Sugar
Chef Ozzie
Heartland Sweeteners
www.idealsweet.com and www.chefozzie.com

Three Plates at the Table-Realistic Recipe Adaptions and Nutritional Insights for Vegetarians, Vegans, and Meat Eaters
Sheryl Ellinwood and Jamilee Mequivey, BSN
The Write Place
http://www.empoweredhealthresource.com

Cookbooks-Regional

Winner

The Flavor of L’Auberge
Staff of L’Auberge du Lac
FRP, Inc.
www.ldlcasino.com

Finalist

Cooking on the Light Side-Smart Recipes for Bright Skin and Vitality
Thienna Ho, Ph.D.
www.CookingOnTheLightSide.com

Crafts-Hobbies

Winner

Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions-An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun
Amy Barickman
Amy Barickman, LLC
www.amybarickman.com

Cross Genre

Winner

Rendezvous Rock
Rickey Bray
Robert D. Reed Publishers
www.rickeybray.com

Finalist

Sleepwalk Society
Kendare Blake
P.R.A Publishing
www.prapublishing.com

Current Events-Social Change/Political

Winner

Dearest Children, Why Have You Abandoned Me?
T.R. Lipscomb
Advantage Book/Advantage Inspirational
www.advbookstore.com

Death & Dying

Winner

My Life after Life
Galen Stoller
Dream Treader Press
www.my-life-after-life.com

Finalists

Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead
Irene Kendig
Grateful Press
www.conversationswithjerry.com

A Beautiful Death-Facing the Future with Peace
Cheryl Eckl
Flying Crane Press
http://www.abeautifuldeath.net

Diet

Winner

A plant-based diet for RUNNERS and other movers
Wilson N. Trueheart Jr., M.S.

Disease

Winner

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias-The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide
Nataly Rubinstein
Two Harbors Press
www.AlzheimersCareConsultants.com

Finalists

Taming the Tiger-Your first year with Diabetes
William “Lee” Dubois
Red Blood Cell Books
www.redbloodcellbooks.com

The Polio Journals-Lessons from My Mother
Anne K. Gross, Ph.D.
Diversity Matters Press
www.thepoliojournals.com

Divorce

Winner

Women Empowering Themselves-A Financial Survival Guide
Antoinette Babek and Hollis Colquhoun
Dog Ear Publishing
www.FinancialSurvialTools.com

Finalist

Picture Your Divorce-See How You Can Make The Right Divorce Decisions
Terry McNiff
JP Reammard Publishing
www.pictureyourdivorce.com

Education-K-12

Winner

Uncovering The Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America’s Literacy Crisis
Denise Eide
Pedia Learning Inc.
www.TheLogicofEnglish.com

Finalist

Jake Learns All 8 Parts of Speech
Drema McNeal
Headline Books
www.HeadlineBooks.com

Fiction

Winner

Farewell To Freedom
Anita Waggoner
Strategic Publishing Group
http://www.farewelltofreedom.net

Finalist

The Legend of Dynamite George
Carroll Bennett
Foto Fantasi Press
www.dynamitegeorge.com

Fantasy

Winner

The Return of the Ancient Ones
Gary Caplan
Createspace
https://www.createspace.com/900003279

Finalist

The Chosen-Book One of the Portals of Destiny
Shay Fabbro
RicaShay Publishing
http://thechosenbook.com/

Fiction-General

Winner

Twisted Webs
Darlene Quinn
Emerald Book Company
www.darlenequinn.net

Finalist

Charlie No Face
David B Seaburn
Savant Books and Publications
www.davidbseaburn.com

Food Non-Fiction

Winner

Sweet Revolution-Cooking Without Sugar
Chef Ozzie
Heartland Sweeteners
www.idealsweet.com and www.chefozzie.com

Gardening

Winner

Do You Doubt The Daffodil? Meditations from the Garden
Bobbi Junod
Gadfly
GadflyLLC.com

Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Fiction

Winner

Promised Valley Rebellion
Ron Fritsch
Asymmetric Worlds
http://www.promisedvalley.com

Gay & Lesbian& Transgender Non-Fiction

Winner

Fire in the Hole-A Year in the Life of the World’s Sorriest Suntwoman
Colleen Kelli
iUniverse
www.heathermcphaul.com

Gift books

Winner

The Fine Arts of Life
D.R. Wise
Golden Impact Press
www.drwisebooks.com

Health-General

Winner

Could it be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses Second Edition
Sally M.  Pacholok, R.N., B.S.N., and Jeffery J. Stuart, D.O.
Quill Driver Books
http://b12awareness.org

Finalist

Laughter: The Drug of Choice
Nicholas Hoesl
LaughterDoc Publications
www.laughter.com

The Cholesterol Delusion
Ernest N. Curtis, M.D.
Dog Ear Publishing
www.Cholesteroldelusion.com

Green Living

Winner

Growing Roots-The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists
Katherine Leiner
Sunrise Lane Productions
www.katherineleiner.com and www.growingroots.info

Historical- Fiction

Winner

The Emancipation of Giles Corey
Michael Sortomme
Singing Lake Press in association with Epigraph Books
www.michaelsortomme.com

Finalists

Daughter of the Morning Star-A Novel
Patricia Weenolsen
Rubythroat Press, L.L.C.
www.rubythroatpress.com

The DeValera Deception- A Winston Churchill Thriller
Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin
Enigma Books
www.winstonchurchillthrillers.com

Quintspinner-A Pirate’s Quest
Dianne Greenlay
iUniverse
www.diannegreenlay.com

Fatal Incident-A Novel
Jim Proebtle
Emerald Book Company, div of Greenleaf Book Group
www.jimprobstle.com or www.fatalincident.com

The Last Letter-A Novel
Kathleen Shoop
Createspace
http://kshoop.com

The Cigar Maker
Mark Carlos McGinty
Seventh Avenue Productions
http://thecigarmaker.net

Chasing the Stragazer-With Help from Luigi Pirandello, Nucky Johnson, and Thomas Wolfe
Ronald R. Koegler
iUniverse
www.chasingthestargazer.com

Escape from the Alamo
Dac Crossley
Createspace
www.daccrossley.com

Splendid Isolation-The JekyII Island Millionaire’s Club, 1888-1942
Pamela Bauer Mueller
Pinata Publishing
www.pinatapub.com

History

Winner

Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York
Renee Wendinger
Legendary Publications
http://www.theorphantrain.com

Finalist

The Life of Abraham Lincoln As President
Bob O’Connor
Mont Clair Press
www.boboconnorbooks.com

Devastation on the Delaware-Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955
Mary A. Shafer
Word Forge Books
http://www.maryshafer.com

Aerial Aces of the Universal Newsreel
Phillip W. Stewart
PMS Press
www.pwstewart.com

Holiday

Winner

Santa & The Little Teddy Bear
Peter John Lucking
Real Magic design, LLC
www.BilbosAdventures.com

Finalist

Santa’s Birthday Gift
Sherrill S. Cannon
Eloquent Books (Strategic Book Group)
http://www.sherrillcannon.com

Santa Needs a Vacation (On the Day After Christmas)
Gregory Hoffman
Strategic Book Group (eloquent books)

Holiday Helpings-Stories  & Poems for Sharing
Introduction by Nancy Lopez
Court Jester Publications
www.courtjesterpublications.com

Home & Office Interior Design

Winner

Feng Shui Your Life!-A Guide to Self-Empowerment and Environmental Balance
Alice Inoue
BookSurge Publishing
www.astrology-fengshui.com

Horror

Winner

The House At Miller’s Court
K. Patrick Malone
A-Argus Books
http://www.a-argusbooks.com/

Humor

Winner

The Athletic Benchley-105 Exercises From The Detroit Athletic Club News
Robert C. Benchley
Glendower Media
glendowermedia.com

Finalist

Planes Pranks & Pepto-Bismol-Tales & Tips From A Seasoned Road Warrior
Bob Behrent
Eloquent Books
http://www.planes-pranks-pepto.com

Laughter: The Drug of Choice
Nicholas Hoesl
LaughDoc Publications
www.laughterdoc.com

Inspiration

Winner

Questions-Directions to Who You Are
Tim W. Turner
TSM Publications
www.questionsthebook.com

Finalists

From My Mama’s Kitchen-“food for the soul, recipes for living”
Johnny Tan
THC Investments, LLC
www.frommymamaskitchen.com

18 Holes with Grandpa
Ron Medalla
AuthorHouse

Juvenile Fiction

Winner

Travel with Gannon and Wyatt-Botswana
Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet
Claimstake Publishing
www.travelswithgannonandwyatt.com

Finalist

The Doughty Warriors-Save the Bears
Brenda Broster
BB Books Pte Ltd

Shards
Leigh K Cunningham
Vivante Publishing
http://www.leighkcunningham.com

Star of the Future
S.P. Perone
iUniverse
www.samperone.com

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Winner

Frank LLoyed Wright and His New American Architecture
Bob Kann
Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Finalist

Tecolote-The Little Horse that Could
Sandy Nathan
Vilasa Press
http://sandynathan.com

Leadership

Winner

Leading Team Alpha
Joel Digirolamo
PranaPower, LLC
www.leadingteamalpha.nu

Finalist

The Soul of a Leader-Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment
 Margaret Benefiel
Crossroad Publishing Co.
www.executivesoul.com

Literary Fiction

Winner

Rain
Leigh K Cunningham
Vivante Publishing
http://www.leighkcunningham.com

Finalist

This Bird Flew Away
Lynda M. Martin
Black Rose Writing
http://www.ThisBirdFlewAway.com

The Ingram Interview
K.B. Dixon
Inkwater Press
www.kbdixonbooks.com

Cassie Draws the Universe
P.S. Baber
iUniverse
www.cassiedrawstheuniverse.com

Medical

Winner

Elephants in the Exam Room- The Big Picture Solution to Today’s Health Care “Crisis”
Wayne D. Liebhard, MD.
Bascom Hill Publishing Group
www.omegamed.com

Finalist

The Hidden Truth Behind Beautiful Smiles
Zack Zaibak, MS, DDS
iUniverse
www.DrZaibak.com

Medical Thriller

Winner

Shedrow-A Novel
Dean M. DeLuke
Gray Swan Press
www.shedrow1.com

Finalist

The Eden Prescription-The War Against Cancer Is Not What You Think
Ethan Evers
BookSurge
www.edenprescription.com

Memoir

Winner (tie)

The Thril of the Chase
Forest Fenn
One Horse Land & Cattle Co.
www.forrestfenn.com

The Life & Times of Vince Kontny
Vince Kontny
Double Shoe Publishing Company

Finalists

Being Ana-a memoir of anorexia nervosa
Shani Raviv
iUniverse
www.shaniraviv.com

Runaway Runaway-A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance, and Rock ‘n Roll
Lorelei Shellist
Siren Star Publishing, Inc.
www.runawayrunaway.com

Bringing Jon Home- The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis
David Francis
Beaver’s Pond Press
www.jonfrancis.org

Higher Than Eagles-The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family
Maralys Wills and Chris Wills
Stephens Press
www.Higherthaneagles.com/

The Best Years of Flying-A memoir of Howard Hughes & TWA
Dee Merian
Headlinebooks
Dee31john@hargray.com or facebook

The Home for the Friendless-Finding hope, love, and family
Betty Auchard
Stephens Press, LLC
www.bettyauchard.com

Final Drive
Shelly Hess
Dog Ear Publishing
www.finaldriveshellyhess.com

Letters to Ethan-A Grandfather’s Legacy of Life & Love
Tom McQueen
Seraphina Press
www.legacynationusa.com

Men’s Issues

Winner

Montauk Tango
Lewis Gross
iUniverse
http://www.MontaukTango.com/

Military Fiction

Winner

America’s Diplomats-The Road to Attleboro
John W. Huffman
Lonestar Ventures, LLC
www.johnwhuffman.com

Finalist

Tarnished Brass Curtain- A Novel of Vietnam
Richard S. Rose, JOCM, USN, Retired
Dick Rose
www.dickroseauthor.com/

Military Non-Fiction

Winner (tie)

Dear Friend Amelia-The Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd
Mary Jordan & Joyce Hatch with Ronald E. Ostman & Harry Littell
Six Mile Creek Press
http://www.dearfriendamelia.com/

Heaven in the Midst of Hell-A Quaker Chaplin’s View of the War in Iraq
Commander Sheri Snively, D.Min., CHC, USNR
Raven Oaks Press
www.ravenoakspress.com

Finalists

Still Standing-The Story of SSG John Kriesel
Jim Kosmo & John Kriesel
Beaver’s Pond Press
http://www.stillstandingstory.com/

Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories-Our Veterans Remember
Sarah A. Larsen and Jennifer M. Miller
Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Motivational

Winner

The Girl I Used To Know- How to Find Yourself Again & Put Personal Priority Back on Your To-Do- List
Marla Majewski
Macam Publishing
www.InspireEmpire.com

Finalist

The Victory Dance- Placing Yourself in the Winner’s Circle in Sports and in Life
Nancy Pristine
Arc Manor
www.NancyPristine.com/

Multicultural Fiction

Winner

Sikander
M. Salahuddin Khan
Karakoram Press an imprint of QMarket Corporation
http://www.sikanderbook.com

Finalists

I Am Nuchu
Brenda Stanley
WestSide Books
www.brendastanelybooks.com

The Heavens Weep For Us and Other Stories
Thelma T. Reyna
Outskirts Press
www.ThelmaReyna.com

Through The Eyes Of My Mulatto Daughter-A Novel
Michele L. Waters
Crystall Clear Publishing
www.michelelwaters.com/

My Waltzing Egypt
Aabeid Salama
Thunder House Books
www.aabeid.com

Multicultural Non-Fiction

Winner

A Nation within a Nation-Voices of the Oneidas in Wisconsin
L. Gordon McLester III and Laurence M. Hauptman
Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Finalist

Scarred- A Memoir
George Molho
iUniverse
www.georgemolho.com

Mystery

Winner

Deadlines
Paul McHugh
Lost Coast Press
www.paulmchugh.net

Finalist

Mediterranean Grave
William Doonan
Book Year Mysteries
www.williamdoonan.com

Bullet Work
SteveO’Brien
A&N Publishing
www.AandNPublishing.com

The Real
James Cole
NightTime Press
www.secretrealms.com

Nature

Winner

Dreaming of Wolves-Adventures in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania
Alan E. Sparks
Hancock House Publishers
http://www.dreamingofwolves.com/

Finalist

Two Hearts in Tanzania-Dick and Mary Cabela’s Hunting Chronicles II with David Cabela
David Cabela
Cabela Publishing
www.Cabelabooks.com/

New Age Fiction

Winner

Pope Annalisa
Peter Canova
Trimountaine Publishing
http://www.popeannalisa.com/

Finalists

The Ainiu
Cyndarion
Lulu
www.spiritualkey.com

New Age Non-Fiction

Winner

Understanding-The Simplicity of Life
Colin Mallard Ph.D.
Advaita Gems Publishing
www.advaitagemspublishing.ca/

Finalists

Special Dream-Personal Accounts After the Death of a Loved One
Luellen Hoffman
Crossroad Publishing Co.
www.storyofmylife.com

Mainstream Mystic-The True Story About The Struggle To Blend Everyday Life With  A Destined Path of Enlightenment
Patti Zarn
Red Holmes Press
http://www.pattizarn.com

The Zen Game- How to Win at the Game of Life Without  Selling Your Soul
Nancy Pristine
Arc Manor
www.nancypristine.com/

God = mc² ? Getting Spirituality Down to a Science!
Prasann V. Thakrar
Om Enterprise Group, LLC
www.GodEqualsmcSquared.com and www.AllYourWishesFulfilled.com

New Fiction (must be your first published book)

Winner

The Gray Zone
Daphna Edwards Ziman
Greenleaf Book Group Press
www.DaphnaEdwardsZiman.com

Finalist

Hassie Calhoun-A Vegas Novel of Innocence
Pamela Cory
Scarletta Press

When No One Is Watching
Joseph Hayes
Synergy Books
http://www.joseph-hayes.com

The Secret of Lies
Barbara Forte Abate
Dog Ear Publishing
http://www.barbaraforteabate.com

New Non-Fiction (must be your first published book)

Winner

My Orange Duffel Bag- A Journey to Radical Change
Sam Bracken and Echo Garrett
Operation Orange Media
www.myorangeduffelbag.com

Finalists

Purpose Driven Public Speaking
Dr. Gary Rodriguez
LeaderMetrix, Incorporated
http://www.leadermetrix.com

Dean Robb- An Unlikely Radical
Matthew Z. Robb
Lost Prairie Press
www.lostprairiepress.com

Heaven in the Midst of Hell- A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq
Commander Sheri Snively, D.Min., CHC, USNR
Raven Oaks Press
www.ravenoakspress.com

Non-Fiction

Winner

False Accusations
Nik Greene
Strategic Book Group
http://www.falseaccusationsbook.com

Nutrition

Winner

Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food
Chef Alain Braux
Alain Braux International Publishing, LLC
www.alainbraux.com

Parenting & Family

Winner

The Survivorship Net
Jim Owens
American Cancer Society

Finalist

Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking
Vivian Kirkfield
MoneyPenny Press
www.positiveparentalparticipation.com

1 2 3 Kindergarten Everything your Child Needs to Learn Before Kindergarten
Barbara Allisen
Early Years Press
www.123kindergarten.com

The Busy Family’s Guide to Spirituality-Practical Lessons for Modern Living From the Monastic Tradition
David Robinson
Crossroad Publishing, Co.

Family Centered Parenting- Your Guide For Growing Great Families
Dr. Richard C. Horowitz
Morgan James (publisher)
www.GrowingGreatRelationships.com

Empowered Autism Parenting-Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child’s Place in the World
William Stillman
Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint
www.williamstillman.com

Performing Arts

Winner

Inspired To Dance-Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Professional Dancer Without Breaking  A Leg
Mande Dagenais
iUniverse
www.inspiredtodancethebook.com

Photography-Art

Winner

Politics-Puns & Parody
James R. Holland
A Bit of Boston Books
www.abitofbostonbooks.com

Photography-General

Winner

Mermaids of the Baltic Sea
Alberto Russo
Blurb, Inc.
http://www.albertrusso.eu

Finalist

Eilat, Petra & Tel Aviv
Albert Russo
Blurb, Inc.
www.albertrusso.eu

Poetry

Winner

God, Seed-Poetry & Art About the Natural World
Rebecca Foust
Tebot Bach
www.rebeccafoust.com

Finalist

Please Use This for Children and Not for War and Guns
Cynthia Gustavson
Blooming Twig Books
www.cynthiagustavson.com

All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song
Rebecca Foust
Many Mountains Moving Press
http://mmmpress.org

An Agreement with Love-Opening to the Flow of Love
Kristina Renee Mercier
Stella Loretta Publishing
www.anagreementwithlove.com

Poems From The Garden of Love-Words of Light and Inspiration
Natalia M Schotte
Rose House Publishing
www.Rosehousepublishing.com

Political

Winner

Politics-Puns & Parody
James R. Holland
A Bit of Boston Books
www.abitofbostonbooks.com

Psychiatry

Winner

Master Your Sleep-Proven Methods Simplified
Tracy I. Marks, MD
Bascom Hill Publishing Group
http://masteryoursleepbook.com

Psychology

Winner

Explaining Unhappiness
Peter Spinogatti
iUniverse
www.dissolvingunhappiness.com

Reference

Winner

America’s Film Vault: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives
Phillip W. Stewart
Pms Press
www.pwstewart.com

Finalist

English Idioms And Expressions For Foreigners, Like Me!
Reza Mashayekhi
Publisher: East To West Publications
http://www.EnglishIdiomsAndExpressions.com

Regional-Fiction

Winner

A Bridge Back: A Novel
Patrick M. Garry
Inkwater Press
www.usd.edu/law/garry.cfm

Finalists

The Last Letter: A Novel
Kathleen Shoop
Createspace
http://kshoop.com

Escape from Marianna
Bobbi Boland White
WingSpan Press

Earrings for a Black Day
Mila Austin
Iuniverse

Blood Kin and Other Strangers
Patsy Evans Pittman
Publisher Page
www.publisherpage.com

Regional-Non-Fiction

Winner

Bombast Spinning Atoms in the Desert
Michon Mackedon
Black Rock Institute Press
http://blackrockinstitute.org/

Finalists

Barns of Wisconsin
Jerry Apps, photographs by Steve Apps
Wisconsin Historical Society Press

A Short History of Wisconsin
Erika Janik
Wisconsin Historical Society Press

The White House: An Historic Guide
White House Historical Association
www.whitehousehistory.org/whha-publications/publications-books-new.html

Martha's Vineyard - Now & Zen: Communities, Traditions, & Transformations
Susan Klein and Alan Brigish
brigishEYE Productions
www.mv-zen.com

Devastation on the Delaware-Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955
Mary A. Shaffer
Word Forge Books
http://www.maryshaffer.com

Relationships

Winner

Creating A Healthy Life and Marriage-A Holistic Approach: Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit
Judith Anne Desjardins LCSW, BCD, MSWAC
Spirit House Publishing
www.Spirithousepub.com

Finalists

The Zen Game-How to Win at the Game of Life Without Selling Your Soul
Nancy Pristine
Arc Manor
www.nancypristine.com/

Solemates-Lessons on Life, Love & Marriage from the Appalachian Trail
Randy Motz and Georgina Harris
Createspace
http://www.QualtechResourceGroup.com

Religion Fiction

Winner

Blood and Silk-The Hidden Love Story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth
Carol McKay
Friesen Press

Finalists

Contingency-A Novel
Paula Wiseman
Mindstir Media
www.paulawiseman.com

Angels in the Midst
Marc Curtis Little
Infinity Publishing

My Mother the Man-Eater
Tracy Krauss
Strategic Publishing Group
www.tracykrauss.com

And the Beat Goes On
Tracy L. Krauss
Strategic Publishing Group
www.tracykrauss.com

The Measure of His Grief-A Novel
Lisa Braver Moss
Notim Press
http://lisabravermoss.com/

Religion Non-Fiction

Winner

In the Sanctuary of Women-A Companion for Reflection & Prayer
Jan L. Richardson
Upper Room Books
http://janrichardson.com/

Finalist

Reluctant Pilgrim-A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community
Enuma Okoro
Fresh Air Books
http://www.enumaokoro.com/iweb/site/reluctant%20pilgrim.html

The Bible Dilemma
M.L. Gutierrez
Dog Ear Publishing
http://www.thebibledilemma.com/

Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet-Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults
Missy Buchanan
Upper Room Books
www.missybuchanan.com

Seeking Wisdom from God-A Quest for Truth
Thomas H. Walker
Westbow Press
www.seekingwisdomnow.com

Insight into the Kingdom of God
D. Wayne Joiner, M.D.
Willy Waw Wees, LLC
http://insightholyspiritbooks.net/

Mud & Poetry-Love, sex, and the sacred
Tyler Blanski
Fresh Air Books
www.mudandpoetry.com/

Emanuel Swedenborg-the most popular prophet majority haven’t heard of-predicted nothing, healed nobody, heralded everything
Candace Frazee
Bunny House Books
www.candacefrazee.com

Romance

Winner

The Dumpster: One Woman’s Search for Love
Becky Due
Due Publications
http://www.beckydue.com

Finalists

Seed of Deception
Robert Johnson
Xlibris

Science

Winner

The Truth Behind Beautiful Smiles
Zack Zaibak, MS, DDS
iUniverse
www.DrZaibak.com

Science Fiction

Winner

Pink Noise
Leonid Korogodski
Sliverberry Press
http://www.pinknoise.net

Finalists

Monsters in the Attic
Blaine C. Readler
Full Arc Press
http://www.readler.com

7 Scorpions: Rebellion
Mike Saxton
Eloquent Books
http://www.7scorpions.com

Remnant an anthology
Roland Allnach
All Things that Matter Press
www.rolandallnach.com

This Way Madness Comes: A Novel
Robert Alan
Cycad Press
http://web.mac.com/bobmiki

Self-Help: General

Winner

Kicking Butts: Quit Smoking and take Charge of Your Health, 2nd Edition
From the experts at the American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

Finalists

Stuck with Mr. Wrong? Ten Steps to Starring in your own Life Story
Amy Beth O’Brien
Bright Red Cardinal Press
http://www.amybethobrien.com

Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life
Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Riviera Press
www.AtitudeReconstruction.com

The Hardline Self Help Handbook: What Are You Willing to Do to Get What You Really Want?
Paula Renaye
Diomo Books
www.hardlineselfhelp.com

Purpose Driven Public Speaking: How to Develop and Deliver Purposeful Talks, Speeches, and Presentations with Less Fear and More Confidence
Dr. Gary Rodriguez
LeaderMetrix, Incorporated
http://www.leadermetrix.com

Creating A Healthy Life and Marriage; A Holistic Approach: Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit
Judith Anne Dejardins LCSW, BCD, MSWAC
Spirit House Publishing
www.Spirithousepub.com/

Self Help: Motivational

Winner

Inspirational Coffee Breaks for Women: 12 Ground Rules for Pouring Your Heart into Life
Julie Clark
The Inspirational Coffee Club
www.theinspirationalcoffeeclub.com

Finalists

The Girl I Used to Know: How to Find Yourself Again & Put Personal Priority Back on your To-Do List
Marla Majewski
Macam Publishing
www.InspireEmpire.com

The Boomerang Effect: How You Can Take Charge of Your Life
Nicola Bird, PHD
iUniverse
www.drnicolabird.com

The Victory Dance: Placing Yourself in the Winner’s Circle in Sports and in  Life
Nancy Pristine
Arc Manor
www.NancyPristine.com

The Zen Game: How to Win at the Game of Life Without Selling Your Soul
Nancy Pristine
Arc Manor
www.NancyPristine.com

Self Help: Spiritual

Winner

Dancing with your Dragon: The Art of Loving Your Unlovable Self
Shaeri Richards
Heartfull Productions, LLC
http://www.dancingwithyourdragon.com

Finalists

Mainstream Mystic: The True Story about the Struggle to Blend Everyday Life with a Destined Path of Enlightment
Patti Zarn
Red Holmes Press
http://www.pattizarn.com

God = mc² ? Getting Spirituality Down to a Science
Prasann V. Thakrar
Om Enterprise Group, LLC
www.GodEqualsmcSquared.com/ www.AllYourWishesFulfilled.com

Without Doubt: Take Control of Your Wellness
Rev. Sherry L. DeLoach
Strategic Book Publishing
 http://www.imanifestwellness.com/

Leaving The Desert: Embracing the Simplicity of A Course in Miracles
Pauline Edward
Desert Lily Publications
www.paulineedward.com

Inside the Broken Heart: Grief Understanding for Widows & Widowers
Julie Yarbrough
Tate Publishing
http://insidethebrokenheart.tatepublishing.net/

Sexuality

Winner

Holy Sex! A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving
Gregory K. Popcak, PH.D.
Crossroad Publishing Co.

Finalist

Nude: Unveiling Your Inner Beauty & Sensuality
Kym Jackson and Theresa Roemer
AuthorHouse
www.theresaroemer.com

Social Change

Winner

Racism, The Bible and the American Dream: From Slavery to Obama A Frank Discussion, from a Christian Perspective on Racial Discrimination in America, and its effect on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Elreta Dodds
www.elretadodds.com

Dearest Children, Why Have You Abandoned Me?
T.R. Lipscomb
Advantage Book/Advantage Inspirational
www.advbookstore.com

Finalists

Dean Robb: An Unlikely Radical
Matthew Z. Robb
Lost Prairie Press
www.lostprairiepress.com

Specialty Books

Winner

The Mini Book of Grandwiches
Lisa Leconte ( author and publisher)
www.scrumpdillyyump.com

Finalists

Beyond Fingersticks: The Art of Control with Continuous Glucose Monitoring
William “Lee” Dubois
Red Blood Cell Books
www.redbloodcellbooks.com

Spirituality

Winner

The Tenth Door-An Adventure Through the Jungles of Enlightenment
Michele Hebert
Emerald Book Company
Http://www.RajaYogis.net/

Finalists

Spirituality Made Simple
Owen Waters
Infinite Being Publishing, LLC
www.InfinteBeing.com

Fasting: What Why How
Niklaus Brantschen
Crossroad Publishing Co.

Reluctant Pilgrim-A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community
Enuma Okoro
Fresh Air Books
http://www.enumaokoro.com/iWeb/Site/Reluctant%20Pilgrim.html

The Rule of Benedict-A Spirituality For The 21st Century
Joan Chittister
Crossroad Publishing Co.
Joanchittister.net

Mainstream Mystic-The True Story About Struggle To Blend Everyday Life With A Destined Path of Enlightenment
Patti Zarn
Red Holmes Press
http://www.pattizarn.com

Understanding The Simplicity of Life
Colin Mallard Ph.D.
Advaita Gems Publishing
www.advaitagemspublishing.ca/

Sports

Winner

Two Hearts in Tanzania-Dick and Mary’s Cabela’s Hunting Chronicles II
David Cabela
Cabela Publishing
www.Cabelabooks.com/

Suspense

Winner

Returning Injury
Becky Due
Due Publications
http://www.beckydue.com

Finalists

Rachel’s Run
Sherry M. Bryant
Xlibris Corporation
www.xlibris.com/RachelsRun.html

The Blackpox Threat
Rene Nathan
Old Line Publishing
www.vermeil.biz

Dancing Above The Waves
Susan Walerstein
iUniverse
www.DancingAboveTheWaves.com

Romance is Dead
Richard Guidice
AuthorHouse
www.suspensetales.com

Thriller

Winner

ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest
Delphine Pontvieux
Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC
http://www.missnyet.com

Finalists

River Bones
Mary Deal
iUniverse
http://www.writeanygenre.com

The Day Before The Berlin Wall: Could We Have Stopped It?- An Alternate History of Cold War Espionage
T.H.E. Hill
Createspace
http://www.voicesunderberlin.com/DayBefore.html

The Six O’Clock Rule
Bruce Thomason
High-Pitched Hum Publishing
www.brucethomason.com

Circus Before Dawn
David Miller
iUniverse
www.circusbeforedawn.com

Travel

Winner

The Heart of Spain-Families and Food
David B. Harris
Duende Press
www.theheartofspainbook.com

Finalists

The Complete Walt Disney World 2011
Julie and Mike Neal
Coconut Press

Great Waterfalls of North Carolina-A Guide for Hikers, Photographers, and Waterfall Enthusiasts
Neil Regan
Parkway Publications, Inc.
www.parkwaypublishers.com

True Crime

Winner

Sergeant Smack-The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers
Ron Chepesiuk
Strategic Media Books
www.ikeatkinsonkingpin.com

Finalist

Fighting the Devil-A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder
Jeannie Walker
iUniverse
http://jeanniewalkerbooks.com

Visionary Fiction

Winner

The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy-Tales From Earth’s End I
Sandy Nathan
Vilasa Press
http://sandynathan.com

Finalists

The Mark of Cain
Ruby Moon-Houldson
e-book Time publishing
www.rubymoon.ning.com

Cosmic Dancer- A Reincarnation Fantasy for Young Adults and Older Souls
Lianne Downey
Cosmic Visionary Music & Books
www.cosvismb.com and www.cosmicdancerbook.com

Footprints of the Soul
B.J. Mitchell
Viewpoint Press
www.viewpointpress.com

Well-Being

Winner

Bedside Manners
Monica R. Jarrett
Monarch Publications, LLC
http://www.bedsidemanners.us

Western

Winner

Escape From The Alamo
Dac Crossley
Createspace
 www.daccrossley.com

Finalist

The Portrero
Daniel Click
Lulu Press
Lulu.com

Women’s Healh

Winner

Being Ana- a memoir of anorexia nervosa
Shani Raviv
iUniverse
www.shaniraviv.com

Women’s Issues

Winner

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots- A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military
Robyn Roche-Paull
Hale Publishing
www.breastfeedingincombatboots.com

Finalists

Nude-Unveiling Your Inner Beauty & Sensuality
Kym Jackson and Theresa Roemer
AuthorHouse
www.theresaroemer.com

Women Empowering Themselves-A Financial Survival Guide
Antoinette Babek and Hollis Colquhoun
Dog Ear Publishing
www.FinancialSurvialTools.com

Writing

Winner

The Writer’s Guide to Psychology
Carolyn Kaufman, Psy.D.
Quill Driver Books
http://writerguidetopsychology.com

Young Adult Fiction

Winner

Her Mother’s Diary
David Curry Kahn
Wheatmark
www.hermothersdiary.com

Finalists

Masks
Patricia Caviglia
iUniverse
www.patriciacaviglia.com

Youthanasia
S.P. Perone
iUniverse
www.samperone.com

The Legacy of Lord Baden-Powell
Eleanor Clark
Wine Press Publishing
www.youngmenofhonorseries.com/

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Winner

My Orange Duffel Bag- A Journey to Radical Change
Sam Bracken and Echo Garrett
Operation Orange Media
www.myorangeduffelbag.com

Finalist

How I Look Journal
Molly Dellheim and Nan Dellheim
A Better Way to Look
www.ABetterWaytoLook.com

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