2012 Indie Excellence Awards

Winners of the 2012 Awards!

Addiction & Recovery
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 
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 
Body/Mind/Spirit 
 
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   
 
Book Cover Design-Fiction   
Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction 
Book Interior Design-Fiction 
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 
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 
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 
Childrens-Book & Audio Set 
Childrens-Fiction 
Childrens-Non-Fiction 
Childrens-Picture Books 
Coffee Table Book 
Cookbooks-General 
Cookbooks-Regional 
Cross Genre 
Current Events-Social/Political Change 
Death & Dying 
Divorce 
Education K-12 
I is for Ireland: An Alphabetical Tour
Viki Pidgeon
Pidgeon's Press

Education 
Environmental/Political/Social 
Sustainable World Sourcebook
Sustainable World Coalition
Sustainable World Coalition
www.swcoalition.org
Faction (fiction based on fact) 
Fantasy 
Fiction 
Fitness 
Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim!
Sally Shields
Blooming Twig Books
www.sallyshields.com
Food 
Gardening 
Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Fiction 
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 
Historical-Fiction 
History 
Holiday 
Home-General 
HouseHeal: Transform Your Life though the Power of Home
Sara Brown Crowder
Balboa Press
www.househeal.com
Horror 
Humor 
Inspiration 
Internet 
Juvenile Fiction 
The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For
L.L. Helland
CreateSpace

Juvenile Non-Fiction 
Leadership 
Literary Fiction 
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 
Memoir 
The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure
Norma Watkins
University Press of Mississippi
www.normawatkins.com
Military Fiction 
Military Non-Fiction 
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 
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 
Nature 
Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories from My Garden
Maria Daddino
Llumina Press
www.mariadaddino.com
New Age-Fiction 
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) 
New Non-Fiction (must be the first time this book is published) 
Non-Fiction 
Nutrition 
Parenting & Family 
Philosophy 
Photography 
Photographer Writing with Light
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.bridgepub.com
Poetry 
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
http://www.healthychildren.org
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 
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 
Relationships 
Religion-Fiction 
Religion-Non-Fiction 
Romance 
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 
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 
Self Help: Spiritual 
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 
Sports 
The Grads Are Playing Tonight!: The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club
M. Ann Hall
Universit of Alberta Press

Suspense 
Technology 
The Official LOI: International Media Outlook Book
Lauren L Darr
Left Paw Press
www.leftpawpress.com
Thriller 
Travel 
The Complete Walt Disney World 2012
Julie Neal and Mike Neal
Coconut Press

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True Crime 
The Mack Marsden Nurder Mystery
Joe Johnston
Missouri History Museum
www.mohistory.org
Visonary Fiction 
Well-Being 
Western 
Women's Issues 
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 
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