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2012 Indie Excellence Awards
 

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WINNERS OF THE 2012 AWARDS!

 


 
Addiction & Recovery  
 
Up from Down
Ted Adamson
Westbow
www.upfromdown.info

 

 
Adventure 
 

I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa
Heather Andersen
Windy City Publishers
www.bicyclingheather.com

Winning this award on the last day of National Bicycle Month was absolutely perfect, and it led to a front page story in the local, well-respected newspaper The Litchfield County Times.

Thanks so much,

Heather



 
 
African American Fiction   
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
The Pantheon Collective
www.qwantuamaru.com
   
 
African American-Non-Fiction   
Race Results: Hollywood v. the Supreme Court. Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film
Eileen C. Moore
Cool Titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
   
 
Aging   
Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
Kathy N. Johnson, James Johnson, Lily Sarafan
www.happyto102.com
   
 
Alternative Medicine   
Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly
Larry McCleary, MD
Greenleaf Book Group
www.drmccleary.com
   
 
Animals-Pets   
Rags to Riches- A Dog's Tale of Hope and Friendship
Carey McKeon Pearson & Patti Nero Kivestu
Beaver's Pond Press
www.RagstheDog.com
   
 
Anthology   
Intensity: The 10th Anniversary Anthology from WriteGirl
Keren Taylor
WriteGirl Publications
www.writegirl.org
   
 
Arts & Entertainment   

Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History
Manny Pacheco
Book Publishers Network
www.forgottenhollywood.com

"The 2012 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS is a fascinating accomplishment in the journey for my latest release, SON OF FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD FORGOTTEN HISTORY. I'm thrilled to be this year's winner in the ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT category. Because of this accomplishment, my work is selling at a brisk pace, and receiving national attention. I endorse the possiblities for other future scribes to enter this prestigious competition. Thank you for your yearly endeavor!"

Manny Pacheco, FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD Book Series

   
 
Art   
Art for the People: A Collector's Journal
Michael K. Corbin
AuthorHouse
www.ArtBookGuy.com
   
 
Audiobook   
People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish
Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ronald M. Bruch and Frederick Binkowski
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress
   
 
Autobiography   
Devils & Blue Dresses: My Wild Ride As a Rock and Roll Legend
Mitch Ryder
Cool Titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
   
 
Biography-General   
Miracle on Second Avenue, Hare Krishna Arrives in New York, San Francisco, and London 1966-1969
Mukunda Goswami
Torchlight Publishing, Inc.
www.torchlight.com
   

 
Biography-Historical 
 
The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacon Marateck
Bryna Kranzier
Crosswalk Press
www.TheAccidentalAnarchist.com

 

 
Body/Mind/Spirit 
 
Mental Health, Naturally: The Family Guide to Holistic Care for a Healthy Mind and Body
Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics
http://ebooks.aap.org/product/mental-health-naturally

 
 
Book Cover Design-Children's Picture Books   
Moon Over Bioko; Sea Turtles of Bioko Island
Heidi Rader
Wildlife Conservation Publishers
www.biokobooks.com
   
 
Book Cover Design-Children's Fiction   
A Small Gift for a Big Wish
Michelle Nickerson
Michelle Nickerson
www.asmallgift4awish.com

 

   
 
Book Cover Design-Fiction   
A Crooked Number
Nathan Jorgenson
Flat Rock Publishing
www.nathanjorgenson.com
   
 
Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction   
Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Lee Ellis
Freedom Star Media
www.FreedomStarMedia.com
   
 
Book Interior Design-Fiction   
A Small Gift for a Big Wish
Michelle Nickerson
Michelle Nickerson
www.asmallgift4awish.com

 

   
 
Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction   
Purple Leaves, Red Cherries: A Gift for Mothers with Short Stories, Journal & Toolkit
Tania Elfersy and Andrea Katzman
Flower Cap Press
www.purpleleavesredcherries.com
   
 
Business-General   
Coherence-How Telling the Truth Will Advance Your Cause (and Save the World)
Richard H. Bailey
Third Satellite Communicators, LLC
www.coherencethebook.com
   

 
Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business 
 
Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips: Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!
Kenneth J. Thurber, PhD
Digital Systems Press
www.donotinventbuggywhips.com

 

 
Business-Motivational 
 
The Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well with Men (and Other Difficulties)
Jennifer K. Crittenden
Whistling Rabbit Press
www.discreetguide.com

 

 
Cancer 
 
American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving, Second Edition
Julia A. Bucher, Peter S. Houts, Terri Ades
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/bookstore

 

 
Career 
 
How to Get an Equity Research Analyst Job: A Guide to Starting a Career in Asset Management
Gillian D. Elcock
Ecademy Press
www.dennyellison.com

 

 
Chick-Lit 
 
Wedlocked: A Novel
Bonnie Trachtenberg
iUniverse
www.bonnietrachtenberg.com

 

 
Childrens-Inspirational/Motivational 
 
The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light: a Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel
Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.
Peace of the Dreamer
www.peaceofthedreamer.com

 

 
Childrens-Religion 
 
Francis Woke Up Early
Josephine Nobisso
Gingerbread House
www.GingerbreadBooks.com

 

 
Childrens-Book & Audio Set 
 
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy
Tina Turbin
Imagination Publishing Group
www.DannyTheDragon.com

 

 
Childrens-Fiction 
 
Rescue in the Wild: A Smoky Mountain Stick-Boy Adventure
Mary Faith Enyart
Tennessee Valley Publishing
www.smokymountainstickboy.com

 

 
Childrens-Non-Fiction 
 
A Friend Like John; Understanding Autism
Suzanne B. Bartlett, M.D.
Author House
www.afriendlikejohn.com

 

 
Childrens-Picture Books 
 
Searching for . . . The You We Adore
Valerie Westfall
Swan River Publishing, LLC
www.TheYouWeAdore.com

 

 
Coffee Table Book 
 
Images of a Lifetime
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publiscations, Inc.
www.bridgepub.com

 

 
Cookbooks-General 
 
One Egg Is A Fortune
Pnina Jacobson and Judy Kempler
One Egg Is A Fortune
www.oneeggisafortune.com

 

 
Cookbooks-Regional 
 
The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook
Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans
Mirabelle Press
www.georgeannebrennan.com

 

 
Cross Genre 
 
Girl Unmoored
Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Fiction Studion Books
www.booksparkspr.com

 

 
Current Events-Social/Political Change 
 
The Poised Century: On Living Today as if Tomorrow Mattered
David A. Robinson
Tower Press
www.thepoisedcentury.com

 

 
Death & Dying 
 
Embrace the Angel
Patti Dimiceli
Tobias & Co.
www.embracetheangel.com

 

 
Divorce 
 
Lost Edens: A True Story
Jamie Patterson
Beaver's Pond Press
www.lostedens.com

 

 
Education K-12 
 
I is for Ireland: An Alphabetical Tour
Viki Pidgeon
Pidgeon's Press

   

 
Education 
 
TeenCoder: Java Programming
Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Homeschool Programming, Inc.
www.HomeschoolProgramming.com
   

 
Environmental/Political/Social 
 
Sustainable World Sourcebook
Sustainable World Coalition
Sustainable World Coalition
www.swcoalition.org
   

 
Faction (fiction based on fact) 
 
Code Blood
Kurt Kamm
MCM Publishing
www.kurtkamm.com

 

 
Fantasy 
 
The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh
Steven S. Drachman
Chickadee Prince Books
www.watt-ohugh.com

 

 
Fiction 
 
Finding Emma
Steena Holmes
Steena Holmes
www.steenaholmes.com

 

 
Fitness 
 
Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim!
Sally Shields
Blooming Twig Books
www.sallyshields.com

 

 
Food 
 
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir
Randy Fertel
University Press of Mississippi
www.gorillamanofneworleans.com

 
Gardening 
 
Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening 
Lee Somerville
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org/whpress/

 

 
Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Fiction 
 
She's My Dad
Iolanthe Woulff
Outskirts Press
www.iolanthewoulff.com

 

 
Gift Books 
 
Purple Leaves, Red Cherries: A Gift for Mothers with Short Stories, Journal & Tookit
Tania Elfersy & Andrea Katzman
Flower Cap Press
www.purpleleavesredcherries.com
   

 
Grief 
 
Dancing with the Midwives: A Memoir of Art and Grief
Ann Faison
Black Dragonfly Books
www.annfaison.com

 

 
Health-General 
 
Cancer- A Message of Hope
Jairo Alvarez-Botero
Palibrio
www.jairoalvarezbotero.com

 

 
Historical-Fiction 
 
Jackie O: On the Couch, Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Alma H. Bond
Bancroft Press
Http://alma_bond.tripod.com

 

 
History 
 
The American Challenge
Robert C. Etheredge
MiraVista Press
www.miravista.com
   

 
Holiday 
 
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie
Kristine Daniels
Dog Ear Publishing
www.kristinedaniels.net

 

 
Home-General 
 
HouseHeal: Transform Your Life though the Power of Home
Sara Brown Crowder
Balboa Press
www.househeal.com
   

 
Horror 
 
Dragon's Ark
Thomas Burchfield
Ambler House Publishing
http://amblerhouse.blogspot.com/
   

 
Humor 
 
Blacklisted from the PTA
Lela Davidson
Lela Davidson
www.leladavidson.com

 

 
Inspiration 
 
To Soar Beyond the Stars/ The Mystical Journey of One Wing
Robert A. Sanford
Xlibris
www.spiritboundpublishing.com

 

 
Internet 
 
Ageless Internet - Internet Basics for Boomers and Seniors
Terry Lynne Hale
care2shareNOW
www.agelessinternet.com

 

 
Juvenile Fiction 
 
The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For
L.L. Helland
CreateSpace


 
Juvenile Non-Fiction 
 
Still Skating Forward
Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz
Comfort Publishing
www.skatingforward.webs.com

 

 
Leadership 
 
Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Lee Ellis
FreedomStar Media
www.FreedomStarMedia.com

 

 
Literary Fiction 
 
After the Fog
Kathleen Shoop
CreateSpace
www.kshoop.com

 

 
Marketing & Public Relations 
 

Results-Driven Event Planning: Using Marketing Tools to Boost Your Bottom Line
Ingrid E. Lundquist, CSEP
TLC Publishing
www.events-TLC.com

Hello Ellen -

I was bummed not to see my name among the finalist... but wow... among the winners it tooooo cool and totally unexpected. I fly to Dallas tomorrow to the International Special Event Society convention where the book has been nominated for the Best Industry Contribution of 2011. It's a great week! I'll mention your award on stage in my acceptance speech (cross your fingers).

Thank you.

Ingrid


 
Marriage 
 
Imperfect Weddings are Best
Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
CreateSpace


 
Medical 
 
Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly
Larry McCleary, MD
Greenleaf Book Group
www.drmccleary.com


 

 
Medical Thriller 
 
Presidential Migraines
Fritz Strobl
Bronze Bow Publishing
http://fritzstrobl.net/

 

 
Memoir 
 
The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure
Norma Watkins
University Press of Mississippi
www.normawatkins.com

 

 
Military Fiction 
 
Bella
Steve Piacente
9 to 1 Publishing
www.getbella.com

 
Military Non-Fiction 
 
The Life & Times of Vince Kontny: Volume 2 The Seabees & Me
Vince Kontny
Double Shoe Publishing Company
www.doubleshoepublishing.com

 

 
Motivational 
 
Common Sense Happiness, 5 Principles For People Who Want to Stop Whining, Bitching and Suffering
Loree Bischoff
Love Your Life Publishing
www.loreebischoff.com

 

 
Muliticultural-Fiction 
 
The Unexpected Son
Shobhan Bantwal
Kensington Publishing Corp.
www.kensingtonbooks.com

 

 
Multicultural-Non-Fiction 
 
People of the Big Voice: Photgraphs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942
Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree and George A.Greendeer
Wisconsin Historical Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org

 
Music 
 
Recollections: The Motown Sound By the People Who Made It
Jack Ryan
Glendowermedia.com
www.motownbook.com

 
Mystery 
 
The Light In The Shadows: Beyond the Flat Line
Nancy E. Dutt, MA/ Francis S. Gaal, PhD
iUniverse
www.thelightintheshadows.com

 

 
Nature 
 
Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories from My Garden
Maria Daddino
Llumina Press
www.mariadaddino.com

 

 
New Age-Fiction 
 
Guardians of Immortal Faith
Ruby Moon-Houldson
E BookTime, LLC
www.rubymoon.ning.com

 
New Age-Non-Fiction 
 
Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires
Jackie Lapin
Findhorn Press
www.jackielapin.com

 

 
New Fiction (must be the first time this bookis published) 
 
Red, White and Boom
Karl Puttiltz
Adventures Street Press
www.adstpress.com

 

 
New Non-Fiction (must be the first time this book is published) 
 
The Poised Century: On Living as if Tomorrow Mattered
David A. Robinson
Tower Press
www.thepoisedcentury.com

 

 
Non-Fiction 
 
This Mobius Strip of Ifs
Mathias B. Freese
Wheatmark
www.mathiasbfreese.com

 

 
Nutrition 
 
The Food Is My Friend Diet
Ruth Frechman
Gales Publishing
www.RuthFrechman.com

 

 
Parenting & Family 
 
If I Were Your Daddy, This is What You’d Learn
Julia Espey
Courtland
www.ifiwereyourdaddy.com

 

 
Philosophy 
 
To Find the Way of Love: The Purpose of Our Existence
Oliver E. Deehan
AuthorHouse
www.tofindthewayoflove.com

 

 
Photography 
 
Photographer Writing with Light
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.bridgepub.com

 

 
Poetry 
 
Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes
C L Gillmore
INDI Publishing Group, LLC.
www.clgillmore.com

 

 
Political Thriller 
 
Distant Water
Bruce Gary
Liveoak Book Company


 
Pregnancy & Childbirth 
 
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality
Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics


 
Psychiatry 
 
Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults & Clinicians
Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD
WW Norton
www.HaveAHealthyMind.com

 

 
Psychology 
 
Confessions of an ADDIva: Midlife in the Non-Linear
Linda Roggli
Passionate Possibility Press
www.confessionsofanaddiva.com

 

 
Reference 
 
The 4-1-1 on Life Skills
Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN
Open Pages Publishing, LLC
www.my411books.com

 

 
Regional-Fiction 
 
At Home In The Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West
Mary B. Kurtz
Dog Ear Publishing
www.marybkurtz.com

 

 
Regional-Non-Fiction 
 
Creating Dairyland
Edward Janus
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org

 

 
Relationships 
 
Don't Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict
Roger Frame
PineStar Publishing
www.ConflictWhisperer.com

 

 
Religion-Fiction 
 
Michael's Reward
Mario Bernheim
Bernheim Press
www.michaelsreward.com

 

 
Religion-Non-Fiction 
 
Reiser's Ramblings
Father Bernard Reiser
Reiser Relief, Inc.
www.reiserrelief.org

 

 
Romance 
 
What the Heart Knows
Mara Purl
Bellekeep Books
www.marapurl.com

 

 
Sales & Marketing 
 
Smarter Branding Without Breaking the Bank- Five Proven Marketing Strategies You Can Use Right Now to Build Your Business at Little or No Cost
Brenda S. Bence
Global Insight Communications, LLC
www.BrendaBence.com

 
Science Fiction 
 
The Immune
Doc Lucky Meisenheimer
LJS&S Publishing
www.theimmune.com

 

 
Science 
 
Life and Spirit in the Quantum Field: Spirit is real, feelings rule and other adventures in quatum life
Doug Bennett
Take Charge Books
www.dougbennettsquantumlife.com

 
Self Help: General 
 
How to Negotiate Like a Pro, 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Second Edition
Mary Greenwood
iUniverse
www.marygreenwood.org

 

 
Self Help: Motivational 
 
Find Your Inner Fabulous
Ruth Kaufman & Mindy Gold
CreateSpace
www.findyourinnerfabulous.com

 

 
Self Help: Spiritual 
 
Encouragement for Life Storms
LaTasha Nichole Cornish
Tate Publishing
www.latashacornish.tateauthor.com

 

 
Short Stories 
 
Swygert: Growing Up in the Middle of Nowhere in a Little Town Nobody Ever Heard of
Jeffrey Harold Utterback
iUniverse
www.jeffutterback.com

 

 
Specialty Books 
 
Gesso Squad: The Graphic Novel Volume One: 1,000 Star Demons and a Rain God
V.J. Brockett
V.J. Brockett
www.gessosquad.com

 

 
Spirituality 
 
To Soar Beyond the Stars/ The Mystical Journey of One Wing
Robert A Sanford
Xlibris
www.spiritboundpublishing.com

 

 
Sports 
 
The Grads Are Playing Tonight!: The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club
M. Ann Hall
Universit of Alberta Press


 
Suspense 
 
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Larry Seeley
Eloquent
www.larryseeley.com

 

 
Technology 
 
The Official LOI: International Media Outlook Book
Lauren L Darr
Left Paw Press
www.leftpawpress.com

 
Thriller 
 
Wrath
Robert Santoro
Pero Thriller
www.deadlysinsseries.com

 

 
Travel 
 
The Complete Walt Disney World 2012
Julie Neal and Mike Neal
Coconut Press


 
True Crime 
 
The Mack Marsden Nurder Mystery
Joe Johnston
Missouri History Museum
www.mohistory.org

 

 
Visonary Fiction 
 
Transcendence
Amy Krout-Horn
All Things That Matter Press
www.nativeearthwords.com

 

 
Well-Being 
 
Emotional Medicine Rx
Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW
Tenacity Press
www.emotionalmedicine.com

 

 
Western 
 
The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh
Steven S Drachman
Chickadee Prince Books
www.watt-ohugh.com

 

 
Women's Issues 
 
Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
Victoria Hopewell
Epigraph Books
www.gradeababyeggs.com

 

 
Women's Health 
 
How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: a Memoir of Love, Hope and Empowerment
Michelle L. Whitlock
iUniverse
www.MichelleLeeWhitlock.com

 

 
Writing & Publishing 
 
How to Get Your Book Reviewed
Dana Lynn Smith
The Savvy Book Marketer
www.TheSavvyBookMarketer.com

 

 
Young Adult Fiction 
 
The Legend of L'Esprit (Dance Legacy Series)
Doris Greenberg & Pandre' Shandley
Author House
www.DancersatHeart.com

 

 
Young Adult Non-Fiction 
 
Prince Rama, Part 1 A Prince in Exile, the Journey Begins
Vrinda Sheth
Torchlight Publishing, Inc.
www.torchlight.com

 

 

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