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2012 Indie Excellence Awards
 

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WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE
2012 AWARDS!

 

2012 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.

2012 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 2012 Awards.

BRILLIANT MOBILE PRIZE

ECOCHI by DEBRA DUNEIER

Brilliant Mobile puts the power of mobile marketing to work for you!

We take your marketing platform – your branding, your website, your message – and make it mobile-ready.

We have a system for:

  • Building powerful lists
  • Leveraging social media
  • Creating buzz

Start taking advantage of Mobile technology like Mobile Websites and QR codes, to make your Traditional and Digital Marketing work harder for you!

Brilliant Mobile's Mobile Promotions increase your visibility, credibility, and the profitability of your products, services, and events.

You have won a Brilliant Pro Plus Package, which includes a Mobile Website and a QR2MOBI Code to promote your platform and sell your books, a Keyword and QR2Text Code to Capture your Mobile Database, including 10,000 text credits and 20,000 Email credits for Integrated Messaging, plus a custom-built Mobile Promotion to drive more traffic to your Website to generate Sales!

Dan Poynter’s Para Promotion Program

HOUSEHEAL...TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE POWER OF HOME by SARA BROWN CROWDER

Discover the Secrets of Book Promotion with Personal Guidance and Proven, Weekly Learning Opportunities.

Dan Poynter’s Para Promotion Program celebrates books and honors authors by bringing public attention to your books.

The Para Promotion Program is a series of book promotion projects the author can accomplish without leaving home. The weekly assignments show the author what to do to reach his or her target audience.

For both fiction and nonfiction, there are readers who are as fascinated about your subject/category as you are. This program shows you how to find them—all over the world.

Each week, authors receive a book promotion assignment from Dan Poynter. Each of the 40 book-promotion projects takes the author anywhere from five to 180 minutes to complete. The program not only shows the author how to promote his or her current book, it is a crash course in book promotion that can be applied to future books.

This program does not recite traditional book promotion. It is guided by Dan Poynter’s exciting, proven program of the future.

Meanwhile, Program PR expert Barbara Gaughen is spinning her electronic Rolodex to get notice for your books. Gaughen (“gone”) has been in the public relations business for decades and she focuses on books.

Dan Poynter’s Para Promotion Program is not an overwhelming list of projects for authors; it is a collection of individual lessons with full instructions and personal guidance by successful industry experts.

And there is an added bonus: authors who understand how to reach their audience tend to write books their readers want. They begin to understand who their readers are, what their readers want and how to reach their buyers. The Para Promotion program makes authors more successful.

Media Connect

A BEAUTIFUL MEDICINE by DAVID MERCIER

Media Connect (www.Media-Connect.com) the nation’s largest 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; brianf@finpartners.com.



Event Management Services

REAL MOMS LOVE TO EAT by BETH ALDRICH with EVE ADAMSON

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.

RADIO-TV INTERVIEW REPORT!

THE POISED CENTURY by DAVID A. ROBINSON

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.





EPK (electronic press kit) development
7 stop Virtual Book Tour

SITTING KILLS, MOVING HEALS by JOAN VERNIKOS, Ph.D.

JKSCommunications is a full-service literary publicity firm that represents some of the finest publishers, authors and books in the United States. Our team consists of professionals who specialize in media relations, new-model book tours, social networking, online visibility, book trailer production and website development specifically for the book publishing industry.



Jill Lublin STAR POWER PUBLICITY SYSTEM

FIND YOUR INNER FABULOUS by RUTH KAUFMAN & MINDY GOLD, M.A.

Your choice of a 1-day live course -or- Webinar
Receive Two - 15 Minute Fast Start Group Consulting Sessions with Jill
PLUS! Exclusive Jill Lublin Home Study System
Based on Jill’s 3 Best Selling Books this system includes: 1-Action Guide, CD Set, 1-DVD-CD’s, 2-Flash Cards

  • Learn dynamic profitable and Easy to Use Publicity Tactics
  • Contacts Become Profitable Contracts
  • 2 FREE Emergency Phone Calls with Jill (10 minutes each)



Alex Carroll

DON'T CARVE THE TURKEY WITH A CHAIN SAW by ROGER FRAME Ph.D.

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)
Category
Addiction & Recovery  
Winner
Up from Down
Ted Adamson
Westbow
www.upfromdown.info
Finalist
Devil's Avatar: Another Perspective for Addicts and their Families
Denise Snow
Two Harbors Press
www.devilsavatar.com
Adventure 
Winner
I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa
Heather Andersen
Windy City Publishers
www.bicyclingheather.com
Finalist
Amazing Adventures of a Nobody
Leon Logothetis
Bettie Youngs
www.leonlogothetis.com/book.asp
Finalist
Rising Tide
Lynn Steigleder
Tate Publishing  & Enterprises
www.lynnsteigleder.com
Finalist
Walking for Peace: an inner journey
Mony Dojeiji and Alberto Agraso
Booklocker.com, Inc.
www.walkingforpeace.com
African American Fiction 
Winner
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
The Pantheon Collective
www.qwantuamaru.com
Finalist
A Taste of Love
Tonya Lampley
Nevaeh Publishing
www.TonyaLampley.com
Finalist
Always Upbeat/All That
Stephanie Perry Moore
Saddleback Educational Publishing
www.sdlback.com
Finalist
Unchained
L.B Tillit
Saddleback Educational Publishing
www.sdlback.com
Finalist
Dahlia's Bouquet
Tammara Aguado
Tammara Aguado
www.tammaraaguado.com
African American-Non-Fiction 
Winner
Race Results: Hollywood v. the Supreme Court. Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film
Eileen C. Moore
Cool Titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
Finalist
Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women
Aonnee Weedn, PhD
Chispa Publishing
www.manyblessingsbook.com
Finalist
Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969
Marion Woodfork Simmons
Woodfork Genealogy LLC
www.woodforkgenealogy.com
Finalist
Blackbook Directory and Yearbook 2010-2011
Carl Booker
Avista Products
www.blacksinsanantonio.com
Aging 
Winner
Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
Kathy N. Johnson, James Johnson, Lily Sarafan
www.happyto102.com
Finalist
Aging is a Family Affair
Mary Ann Massey, Ed.D.
The Crossroad Publishing Company
www.agingisafamilyaffair.com
Finalist
Make New Friends . . . Live Longer
Sunie Levin
Royal Heritage Press
www.makenewfriendslivelonger.com
Finalist
Confessions of an ADDiva: midlife is the non-linear lane
Linda Roggli
Passionate Possibility Press
www.confessionsofanaddiva.com
Alternative Medicine 
Winner
Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly
Larry McCleary, MD
Greenleaf Book Group
www.drmccleary.com
Finalist
Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Optins for Kids, Adults & Clinicians
Richard P. Brown, MD, Patricia Gerbarg, MD
WW Norton
www.HaveAHealthyMind.com
Finalist
A Beautiful Medicine - A Radical Look at the Essence of Health and Healing
David Mercier
Still Pond Press
www.abeautifulmedicine.com
Animals-Pets 
Winner
Rags to Riches- A Dog's Tale of Hope and Friendship
Carey McKeon Pearson & Patti Nero Kivestu
Beaver's Pond Press
www.RagstheDog.com
Finalist
Horse Sayings: wit & wisdom straight from the horse's mouth
Bradford G Wheler
BookCollaborative.com
www.BookCollaborative.com
Finalist
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden
Kathy M.Miller
Celtic Sunrise
www.chippychipmunk.com
Anthology 
Winner
Intensity: The 10th Anniversary Anthology from WriteGirl
Keren Taylor
WriteGirl Publications
www.writegirl.org
Finalist
Burnt Toast
Lenore M Skomal
Lenore Skomal Press
www.lenoreskomal.com
Finalist
Chapter & Verse: Poems of Jewish Identity
Susan Terris et al
Conflux Press
www.melaniemaier.com
Finalist
The Spirit of a Woman - Stories to Empower and Inspire
Terry Laszlo-Gopadze
Santa Monica Press
www.womens-spirit.com
Finalist
Mug of Woe, Tales to Make You Realize Your Life is Awesome
Jenn Dlugos and Kyle Therese Cranston
Createspace
www.mugofwoe.com
Finalist
Opening Lines: The 2011 Girls Write Now Anthology
Girls Write Now
Girls Write Now
www.girlswritenow.org
Arts & Entertainment 
Winner
Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History
Manny Pacheco
Book Publishers Network
www.forgottenhollywood.com
Finalist
Race Results: Hollywood v. the Supreme Court. Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film
Eileen C. Moore
Cool Titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
Art 
Winner
Art for the People: A Collector's Journal
Michael K. Corbin
AuthorHouse
www.ArtBookGuy.com
Finalist
Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980's at 45 Revolutions per Minute
Matthew Chojnacki
Schiffer Publishing
www.matthewchojnacki.com/book
Audiobook 
Winner
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
Finalist
When Darkness Falls 
Ruby Moon-Houldson
B2D Audio, LLC
www.rubymoon.ning.com
Finalist
God's Eye
A.J. Scudiere
Griffyn Ink
www.ajscudiere.com
Autobiography 
Winner
Devils & Blue Dresses: My Wild Ride As a Rock and Roll Legend
Mitch Ryder
Cool Titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
Finalist
History of a Pipe Dream
Susan Miller
iUniverse
www.HistoryofaPipeDream.com
Finalist
Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips: Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!
Kenneth J.Thurber, PhD.
Digital Systems Press
www.donotinventbuggywhips.com
Finalist
The Life & Times of Vince Kontny: Volume 2 The Seabees & Me
Vince Kontny
Double Shoe Publishing Company
www.doubleshoepublishing.com
Biography-General 
Winner
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 
Winner
The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacon Marateck
Bryna Kranzier
Crosswalk Press
www.TheAccidentalAnarchist.com
Finalist
Unforgettable: The Biography of Capt. Thomas J. Flynn
Alice M. Flynn
Sky Blue Publishing, LLC.
www.UnforgettableVeteran.com
Body/Mind/Spirit 
Winner
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
Finalist
Just Like That! How to Get Anything You Want
Janet Poole
Mountain View Publishing Pty Ltd
www.janetpoole.com
Finalist
Just Ask Alice! Guidance on Life and Living
Alice Inoue
CreateSpace
www.aliceinoue.com
www.aliceinspired.com
Finalist
Seeing, Knowing, Being: A Guide to Sacred Awakenings
John Greer
True Compass Press
www.seeingknowingbeing.com
Finalist
Common Sense Happiness, 5 Principles for People Who Want to Stop Whining, Bitching and Suffering
Loree Bischoff
Love Your Life Publishing
www.loreebischoff.com
Finalist
Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires
Jackie Lapin
Findhorn Press
www.jackielapin.com
Book Cover Design-Children's Picture Books 
Winner
Moon Over Bioko; Sea Turtles of Bioko Island
Heidi Rader
Wildlife Conservation Publishers
www.biokobooks.com
Finalist
The Magic Spoon
Richard DeFabio
Xlibris
http://themagicspoon.net/
Book Cover Design-Children's Fiction 
Winner
A Small Gift for a Big Wish
Michelle Nickerson
Michelle Nickerson
www.asmallgift4awish.com
Book Cover Design-Fiction 
Winner
A Crooked Number
Nathan Jorgenson
Flat Rock Publishing
www.nathanjorgenson.com
Finalist
Muted Grey
Dianna L. Young
Wildflower Press
www.mutedgrey.com
Finalist
The Darkening Dream
Andy Gavin
Mascherato Publishing
www.all-things-andy-gavin.com/the-darkening-dream
Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction 
Winner
Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Lee Ellis
Freedom Star Media
www.FreedomStarMedia.com
Finalist
Lost Edens: A True Story
Jamie Patterson
Beaver's Pond Press
www.lostedens.com
Finalist
Beyond the Pasta
Mark Leslie
Gemelli Press, LLC
www.beyondthepasta.com
Book Interior Design-Fiction 
Winner
A Small Gift for a Big Wish
Michelle Nickerson
Michelle Nickerson
www.asmallgift4awish.com
Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction 
Winner
Purple Leaves, Red Cherries: A Gift for Mothers with Short Stories, Journal & Toolkit
Tania Elfersy and Andrea Katzman
Flower Cap Press
www.purpleleavesredcherries.com
Finalist
Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions per Minute
Matthew Chojnacki
Schiffer Publishing
www.matthewchojnacki.com/book
Business-General 
Winner
Coherence-How Telling the Truth Will Advance Your Cause (and Save the World)
Richard H. Bailey
Third Satellite Communicators, LLC
www.coherencethebook.com
Finalist
. . .and death came third!
Andy Lopata & Peter Roper
Ecademy Press
www.anddeathcamethird.com
Finalist
Fundamentals of Project Sustainability: Strategies, Processes and Plans
John N. Morfaw, MBA
iUniverse
CreateSpace-Amazon
Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business 
Winner
Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips: Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!
Kenneth J. Thurber, PhD
Digital Systems Press
www.donotinventbuggywhips.com
Finalist
The Retail Handbook: Helping You Achieve Your Potential in Retail
Anthony Welfare
Ecademy Press
www.retailpotential.com
Finalist
Living a Laptop Lifestyle
Greg and Fiona Scott
Ecademy Press
www.GregAndFionaScott.com
Business-Motivational 
Winner
The Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well with Men (and Other Difficulties)
Jennifer K. Crittenden
Whistling Rabbit Press
www.discreetguide.com
Finalist
3 Off the Tee: Targeting Success
Lorii Myers
Leda Publishing Corp.
www.3-Off-the-Tee.com
Finalist
The Original MBA - Succeed in Business Using Mom's Best Advice
Sandy Weaver Carmen
Booklogix
www.sandyweavercarman.com
Cancer 
Winner
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
Finalist
My Emily
Matt Patterson
Creatspace/Self
www.my-emily.com
Finalist
Embrace the Angel
Patti DiMiceli
Tobias & Co.
www.embracetheangel.com
Finalist
My Hope & Focus Organizer: A Tool to simplify, track and support all aspects of your cancer experience
Puja A.J. Thomson
Roots & Wings
www.rootsnwings.com/products.html
Career 
Winner
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
Finalist
Upsizing in a Downsizing World
Jeannette Chau
iUniverse
Chick-Lit 
Winner
Wedlocked: A Novel
Bonnie Trachtenberg
iUniverse
www.bonnietrachtenberg.com
Finalist
Stay Tuned
Lauren Clark
Monterey Press
www.laurenclarkbooks.com
Finalist
Shades of Gray
Susanne Jacoby Hale
iUniverse
www.shadesofgraynovel.com
Finalist
Momnesia
Lori Verni-Fogarsi
Brickstone Publishing
www.LoriTheAuthor.com
Finalist
Out of Balance
Angela Lam Turpin
iUniverse
www.angelalamturpin.com
Childrens-Inspirational/Motivational 
Winner
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
Finalist
Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel Good Friend
John Paul Padilla
Padilla Goldworks
www.JohnPaulPadilla.com
Finalist
You're Special Wherever You Are
Kita Szpak
Baico Publishing, Inc.
www.picturebookstories.com
Childrens-Religion 
Winner
Francis Woke Up Early
Josephine Nobisso
Gingerbread House
www.GingerbreadBooks.com
Finalist
Ollie and Taavi Celebrate the Holidays
Ellen Press
CreateSpace
Childrens-Book & Audio Set 
Winner
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy
Tina Turbin
Imagination Publishing Group
www.DannyTheDragon.com
Finalist
Bronte & Frank go to Moscow
MeganWorthy
Worthy Hen Productions, LLC
www.bronteandfrank.com
Finalist
Tino Turtle Travels to Beijing, China
Carolyn L. Ahern
Tino Turtle Travels, LLC
www.tinoturtletravels.com
Childrens-Fiction 
Winner
Rescue in the Wild: A Smoky Mountain Stick-Boy Adventure
Mary Faith Enyart
Tennessee Valley Publishing
www.smokymountainstickboy.com
Finalist
Six Weeks to Yehidah
Melissa Studdard
All Things That Matter Press
www.melissastuddard.com
Finalist
Walter's Not So Peaceful Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure
Nancy G. Early
Big Mac Publishers
www.nancyearly.net
Finalist
Wild Beau and Her Kittens
Peggy Krause
CreateSpace
www.peggykrauseauthor.com
Childrens-Non-Fiction 
Winner
A Friend Like John; Understanding Autism
Suzanne B. Bartlett, M.D.
Author House
www.afriendlikejohn.com
Finalist
Sherman's Super Seven Safety Rules
Erin Birdsall
Mirror Publishing
www.shermanchildrensbooks.com
Finalist
All About Color Blindness: A Guide to Color Vision Deficiency for Kids (and Grown-ups Too)
Karen Rae Levine
lulu.com
www.KarenRaeLevine.com
Childrens-Picture Books 
Winner
Searching for . . . The You We Adore
Valerie Westfall
Swan River Publishing, LLC
www.TheYouWeAdore.com
Finalist
Pirate Santa
Clay Clement
Studio City Tattoo
www.piratesanta.com
Finalist
Satchi and Little Star
Donna Seim
Peter E. Randall Publisher
www.donnaseim.com
Finalist
The Long and the Short of It
Barbara Meyers & Lydia Criss Mays
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/bookstore
Finalist
Sunbelievable: Connecting Children with Science and Nature
Jo Ann Kairys and Daniel Kairys, MD
Story Quest Publishing, LLC
www.storyquestbooks.com/sunbelievable-book
Finalist
A Box Story
Kennet Kit Lamug
RabbleBox, LLC
www.aboxstory.com
Finalist
John Greenleaf Whittier's The Barefoot Boy
Lisa Greenleaf
Apprentice Shop Books
www.apprenticeshopbooks.com
Coffee Table Book 
Winner
Images of a Lifetime
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publiscations, Inc.
www.bridgepub.com
Finalist
Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions per Minute
Matthew Chojnacki
Schiffer Publishing
www.matthewchojnacki.com/book
Finalist
Have You Ever Held a Mountain?
John Maling
Mile High Press
Finalist
The World of Las Vegas Dining
Laury Bakie and John Bakie
NJR Publications
www.TheWorldofLasVegasDining.com
Cookbooks-General 
Winner
One Egg Is A Fortune
Pnina Jacobson and Judy Kempler
One Egg Is A Fortune
www.oneeggisafortune.com
Finalist
Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food and Still Look Fabulous
Beth Aldrich with Eve Adamson
New American Library- Penguin Books Imprint
www.realmomslovetoeat.com
Cookbooks-Regional 
Winner
The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook
Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans
Mirabelle Press
www.georgeannebrennan.com
Finalist
Healthy French Cuisine for Less Than $10/Day
Chef Alain Braux
Alain Braux International Publishing, LLC
www.healthychefrecipes.com
Finalist
St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
Jane Watkins
J Watkins Publishing
www.watkinspr.com
Finalist
1905 Cookbook - Food for Body and Soul
Judy Howard
Dorcas Publishing
www.heavenlypatchwork.com
Finalist
Steel Magnolias in the Kitchen
Service League of Natchiloches, Inc.
Service League of Natchiloches, Inc.
www.service-league.net
Cross Genre 
Winner
Girl Unmoored
Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Fiction Studion Books
www.booksparkspr.com
Finalist
The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening
D.E. Lamont
Cloud River Press
www.thewayoftheeagle.com
Current Events-Social/Political Change 
Winner
The Poised Century: On Living Today as if Tomorrow Mattered
David A. Robinson
Tower Press
www.thepoisedcentury.com
Finalist
Elephant in the Exam Room-The Big Picture Solution to Today's Health Care "Crisis"
Wayne D. Liebhard, M.D.
Bascom Hill Publishing Group
www.omegamed.com
Finalist
Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection than People in our Failed Immigration System
Peter Afrasiabi
Envelope
www.showtrialsbook.com
Death & Dying 
Winner
Embrace the Angel
Patti Dimiceli
Tobias & Co.
www.embracetheangel.com
Finalist
Special Dream
Luellen Hoffman
The Crossroad Publishing Company
www.specialdream.org
Finalist
Conquering the Power of Death
David Lee Foster
AuthorHouse
davidleefoster.authorsxpress.com/tag/david-lee-foster
Finalist
Through the Eyes of a Dove
Suzanne Gene Courtney
Eloquent Books/ an Imprint of Strategic Book Group
www.suzannegenecourtney.com
Divorce 
Winner
Lost Edens: A True Story
Jamie Patterson
Beaver's Pond Press
www.lostedens.com
Finalist
Crumpled With Love: A Poetic Odyssey From Happily Ever After to Recovery From Divorce
Robin W. Tichen
Exlibris Corporation
Education K-12 
Winner
I is for Ireland: An Alphabetical Tour
Viki Pidgeon
Pidgeon's Press
Finalist
How to Keep Your Child out of Special Education
Ann Core Greenberg
Ecademy Press
www.ecademy-press.com
Finalist
One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Math!
Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder
Science, Naturally!
www.ScienceNaturally.com
Finalist
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math
Marc Zev, Kevin B. Segal, Nathan Levy
Science, Naturally!
www.sciencenaturally.com
Finalist
A School in Trouble
William R. Holland
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Finalist
Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms
Paddy Eger
Tendril Press
www.paddyeger.com
Education 
Winner
TeenCoder: Java Programming
Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Homeschool Programming, Inc.
www.HomeschoolProgramming.com
Environmental/Political/Social 
Winner
Sustainable World Sourcebook
Sustainable World Coalition
Sustainable World Coalition
www.swcoalition.org
Faction (fiction based on fact) 
Winner
Code Blood
Kurt Kamm
MCM Publishing
www.kurtkamm.com
Finalist
The Sudan Curse
Martina Nicolls
Strategic Book Publishing
www.martinanicolls.net
Finalist
The Trouble with Change
Alma Hudson
Eloquent Books
www.redroom.com/member/alma-hudson
Finalist
Shanghaied
David Paul Collins
iUniverse
www.shanghaiedthebook.com
Fantasy 
Winner
The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh
Steven S. Drachman
Chickadee Prince Books
www.watt-ohugh.com
Finalist
A Greater Monster
David David Katzman
Bedhead Books
www.daviddavid.net
Finalist
A Vampire Trilogy Book 1: Harbors of the Undead
N.E. Tovell
iUniverse
www.avampiretrilogy.com
Finalist
The Dark Legion
Michael Holladay
Signalman Publishing
www.signalmanpublishing.com
Fiction 
Winner
Finding Emma
Steena Holmes
Steena Holmes
www.steenaholmes.com
Finalist
Fixed
Paddy Head
Paddy Head
www.paddyhead.com
Finalist
On Air
Robin Stratton
Blue Mustang Press
www.robinstratton.com
Finalist
Blue Fall (The Tournament #1)
B.B. Griffith
Griffith Publishing
www.griffithpublishing.com
Finalist
Cottonwood Summer '45
Gary Slaughter
Fletcher House
www.garyslaughter.com
Fitness 
Winner
Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim!
Sally Shields
Blooming Twig Books
www.sallyshields.com
Finalist
The Beast Factory: A 12-Week Illustrated Boot Camp to Transform Yourself into a Toned, More Powerful Beast (Vol.1)
Kermit Cannon
Youth Sports Training
www.youth-sports-training.com
Food 
Winner
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir
Randy Fertel
University Press of Mississippi
www.gorillamanofneworleans.com
Gardening 
Winner
Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening 
Lee Somerville
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org/whpress/
Finalist
Horticulture for a Greener World
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.bridgepub.com
Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Fiction 
Winner
She's My Dad
Iolanthe Woulff
Outskirts Press
www.iolanthewoulff.com
Finalist
The Sound of One Horse Dancing
Tom Baker
Tom Baker
www.tombakerbooks.com
Finalist
Singing Her Alive
Diana K. Perkins
Friesen Press
www.dianakperkins.com
Finalist
85A
Kyle Thomas Smith
Bascom Hill Publishing
www.85anovel.com/media.htm
Finalist
Promised Valley War
Ron Fritsch
Asymmetric Worlds
www.promisedvalley.com
Gift Books 
Winner
Purple Leaves, Red Cherries: A Gift for Mothers with Short Stories, Journal & Tookit
Tania Elfersy & Andrea Katzman
Flower Cap Press
www.purpleleavesredcherries.com
Grief 
Winner
Dancing with the Midwives: A Memoir of Art and Grief
Ann Faison
Black Dragonfly Books
www.annfaison.com
Finalist
The Grief Recovery Kit: A Young Person's Guide Through the Journey of Grief
Tanya Kilgore
Aepisaurus Publishing, LLC
www.griefrecoverykit.com
Health-General 
Winner
Cancer- A Message of Hope
Jairo Alvarez-Botero
Palibrio
www.jairoalvarezbotero.com
Finalist
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals
Joan Vernikos, PhD.
Quill Driver Books
www.joanvernikos.com
Finalist
Unthinkable: Tips for Surviving a Child's Traumatic Brain Injury
Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
www.dixiecoskie.com
Historical-Fiction 
Winner
Jackie O: On the Couch, Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Alma H. Bond
Bancroft Press
Http://alma_bond.tripod.com
Finalist
A Song in My Heart, A Novel, Including CD with Musical Score
Roma Calatayud-Stocks
Beaver's Pond Pres
www.romastocks.com
Finalist
Open Wounds
Jospeh Lunievicz
WestSide Books
www.lunievicz.com
Finalist
French Letters: Engaged in War
Jack Woodville London
Vire Press
jwlbooks.com/books/engaged-in-war/
History 
Winner
The American Challenge
Robert C. Etheredge
MiraVista Press
www.miravista.com
Holiday 
Winner
Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie
Kristine Daniels
Dog Ear Publishing
www.kristinedaniels.net
Finalist
The Story of Everdream: Book 1: The Christmas Witch
Robert L. Welsh
Strategic Book Publishing
http://sbpra.com/RobertLWelsh
Finalist
The Christmas Catalog
Cliff Hicks
DM BookPro
www.storytellercliffhicks.com
Home-General 
Winner
HouseHeal: Transform Your Life though the Power of Home
Sara Brown Crowder
Balboa Press
www.househeal.com
Horror 
Winner
Dragon's Ark
Thomas Burchfield
Ambler House Publishing
http://amblerhouse.blogspot.com/
Humor 
Winner
Blacklisted from the PTA
Lela Davidson
Lela Davidson
www.leladavidson.com
Finalist
Fighting the Effects of Gravity: A Bittersweet Journey Into Middle Life
James Robinson Jr.
iUniverse
Finalist
Overheard at the Bar: at Spit Toon's Saloon
Eric Kobb Miller
WingSpan Press
www.spittoonssaloon.blogspot.com
Finalist
Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines
Carol E Wyer
YouWriteOn
www.carolwyer.com
Finalist
Green Pieces: Green from the Pond Up
Drew Aquilina
Green Pieces Cartoon Studio Press
www.greenpiecesbooks.com
Inspiration 
Winner
To Soar Beyond the Stars/ The Mystical Journey of One Wing
Robert A. Sanford
Xlibris
www.spiritboundpublishing.com
Finalist
Fabulous in Flats: Putting My Best Foot Forward
Mary T. Wagner
iUniverse
www.runningwithstilettos.com
Finalist
M.E. and My Shadow: Wisdom From a Four-Legged Master
Mary Ellen Weiland
Shadow Press
www.meweiland.com
Finalist
More Than Angels: Once Upon a Dream
Ruby Moon-Houldson
E BookTime, LLC.
www.rubymoon.ning.com
Finalist
Inspirational Thougts of a Millionaire in the Making
Paula Finch
CreateSpace
www.creatspace.com/3728629
Finalist
Dependence Day
Heidi Paulson
CrossBooks
www.dependence-day.com
Finalist
Chasing the Eagle: From Dreaming to Achieving Success & Freedom
James J. Williams
Rising Eagle Publishing, LLC
www.risingeaglepublishing.com
Internet 
Winner
Ageless Internet - Internet Basics for Boomers and Seniors
Terry Lynne Hale
care2shareNOW
www.agelessinternet.com
Finalist
What Your Kid's School Is NOT Teaching About Internet Safety
Phyllis Kae, PI
Phyllis Kae, PI
www.phylliskae.com
Juvenile Fiction 
Winner
The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For
L.L. Helland
CreateSpace
Finalist
The Adventures of Carly Sage
Kara Raap
Authorhouse
Finalist
Best Friend Thief
Lauel-Ann Dooley
WordWorks Publishing
www.betweenbestfriends.com
Finalist
Jefferson's Masterpiece, Story of the Declaration of Independence
Dennis Parker
CreateSpace
www.JeffersonsMasterpiece.com
Finalist
Rescue in the Wild: A Smoky Mountain Stick-Boy Adventure
Mary Faith Enyart
Tennessee Valley Publishing
www.smokymountainstickboy.com
Juvenile Non-Fiction 
Winner
Still Skating Forward
Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz
Comfort Publishing
www.skatingforward.webs.com
Finalist
KidCoder: Windows Programming
Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Homeschool Programming, Inc.
www.HomeSchoolProgramming.com
Leadership 
Winner
Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Lee Ellis
FreedomStar Media
www.FreedomStarMedia.com
Finalist
Leadership Soup: A Healthy Tasty Recipe for Living and Leading on Purpose
Kamran Akbarzadeh
Xlibris
www.dreamachieversacademy.com
Finalist
Enemies of Excellence
Greg Salciccioli
The Crossroad Publishing Company
www.coachgreg.com
Finalist
Hoof It! 7 Key Lessons on Your Journey of Success
Dr. Richard Norris
Ecademy Press
www.drrichardnorris.com
Finalist
24 Carat Bold
Mindy Gibbins-Klein
Ecademy Press
www.mindygk.com
Literary Fiction 
Winner
After the Fog
Kathleen Shoop
CreateSpace
www.kshoop.com
Finalist
The Pursuit of Cool
Robb Skidmore
TMiK Press
www.robbskidmore.com
Finalist
The Photo Album
K.B. Dixon
Inkwater Press
www.kbdixonbooks.com
Finalist
Muted Grey
Dianna L. Young
Wildflower Press
www.mutedgrey.com
Finalist
Pearls My Mother Wore
Terry Sue Harms
TsH Publishing
www.pearlsmymotherwore.com
Marketing & Public Relations 
Winner
Results-Driven Event Planning: Using Marketing Tools to Boost Your Bottom Line
Ingrid E. Lundquist, CSEP
TLC Publishing
www.events-TLC.com
Marriage 
Winner
Imperfect Weddings are Best
Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
CreateSpace
Finalist
Where Are All the Men
Garry & Ellen Duguid
Strategic Book Group
www.ellenduguid.aegauthorblogs.com
Medical 
Winner
Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly
Larry McCleary, MD
Greenleaf Book Group
www.drmccleary.com
Finalist
Joint Hypermobility Handbook: A Guide for the Issues & Management of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and The Hypermobility Syndrome
Dr. Brad T. Tinkle
Left Paw Press
www.leftpawpress.com
Medical Thriller 
Winner 
Presidential Migraines
Fritz Strobl
Bronze Bow Publishing
http://fritzstrobl.net/
Finalist
Greek Flu
Fritz Strobl
Bronze Bow Publishing
www.fritzstrobl.net
Finalist
Murder Under the Microscope
Jane Bennett Munro
iUniverse
www.janebennettmunro.com
Memoir 
Winner
The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure
Norma Watkins
University Press of Mississippi
www.normawatkins.com
Finalist
Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy
Marie Marley, PhD
Joseph Peterson Books
www.ComeBackEarlyToday.com
Finalist
Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot
Guy Magar
Sea Script Company
www.kissmequickbeforeishoot.com
Finalist
Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal
Kip Petroff
Frame House Press, Inc.
www.BattlingGoliath.com
Finalist
Searching for Sassy: An L.A. Phone Psychic's Tales of Life, Lust & love
Alyson Mead
Balboa Press
www.sassypsychic.com
Finalist
The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck
Bryna Kranzler
Crosswalk Press
www.TheAccidentalAnarchist.com
Finalist
The Best Worst Thing
Kristen K. Brown
Balboa Press
www.kristenkbrown.com
Finalist
Shards of War - Fleeing To & From Uzbekistan
Michael G. Kesler
Stategic Book Group
www.Mkesler.com
Military Fiction 
Winner
Bella
Steve Piacente
9 to 1 Publishing
www.getbella.com
Military Non-Fiction 
Winner
The Life & Times of Vince Kontny: Volume 2 The Seabees & Me
Vince Kontny
Double Shoe Publishing Company
www.doubleshoepublishing.com
Finalist
A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist
James John Magner
CreateSpace
Finalist
Thanking Our Troops - God Bless America Touring Quilts
Judy Howard
Dorcas Publishing
www.heavenlypatchwork.com
Motivational 
Winner
Common Sense Happiness, 5 Principles For People Who Want to Stop Whining, Bitching and Suffering
Loree Bischoff
Love Your Life Publishing
www.loreebischoff.com
Finalist
From Simms to Zanzibar
Lynn Garret McLeod
Zanzibar Press
www.lynnmcleod.com
Finalist
Inspirational Thoughts of a Millionaire in the Making
Paula Finch
CreateSpace
www.createspace.com/3728629
Finalist
Questions - Directions to Who You Are
Tim W. Turner
TSM Publications
www.QuestionsTheBook.com
Muliticultural-Fiction 
Winner
The Unexpected Son
Shobhan Bantwal
Kensington Publishing Corp.
www.kensingtonbooks.com
Finalist
Lawyer Geisha Pink: A Luna Cruz-Jen Song Thriller
Jonathan Miller
Cool Titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
Finalist
The Hometown
Leena Ceraveeni
iUniverse
www.leenaceraveeni.com
Multicultural-Non-Fiction 
Winner
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 
Winner
Recollections: The Motown Sound By the People Who Made It
Jack Ryan
Glendowermedia.com
www.motownbook.com
Mystery 
Winner
The Light In The Shadows: Beyond the Flat Line
Nancy E. Dutt, MA/ Francis S. Gaal, PhD
iUniverse
www.thelightintheshadows.com
Finalist
The Opium Equation. A Cat Enright Mystery
Lisa Wysocky
Cool titles, LLC
www.cooltitles.com
Finalist
Killerwatt
Sharon Woods Hopkins
Deadly Writes Publishing, LLC
www.sharonwoodshopkins.com
Finalist
The Wrong Guy
Claudia Teal Whitsitt
Echelon Press
www.claudiawhitsitt.com
Finalist
The Last of the Good Guys
Ernesto Patino
L&L Dreamspell
www.erniepatino.com
Finalist
Kiss Her Goodbye: A Houston Cash Novel
Harvey Burgess
iUniverse
www.harveyburgess.com
Finalist
The Naked Room
Diana Hockley
Publicious Self-Publishing
www.dianahockley.webs.com
Finalist
Lived to Tell It
Hanna Lulgjuraj Murray
Inkwell Productions
www.inkwellproductions.com
Nature 
Winner
Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories from My Garden
Maria Daddino
Llumina Press
www.mariadaddino.com
Finalist
Liana Tips or More Than Most People Want to Know About, Volume 1 of 2
Gwen Kirtley Perkins
Gwen Kirtley Perkins
Finalist
Liana Tips or More Than Most People Want to Know About, Volume 2 of 2
Gwen Kirtley Perkins
Gwen Kirtley Perkins
New Age-Fiction 
Winner
Guardians of Immortal Faith
Ruby Moon-Houldson
E BookTime, LLC
www.rubymoon.ning.com
New Age-Non-Fiction 
Winner
Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires
Jackie Lapin
Findhorn Press
www.jackielapin.com
Finalist
The Silence of the Mind
Ilie Cioara
John Hunt Publishing
www.thesilencebook.blogspot.com
Finalist
Just Ask Alice! Guidance on Life and Living
Alice Inoue
CreateSpace
www.aliceinoue.com
Finalist
Return of Love to Planet Earth: Memoir of a Reluctant Visionary
Nina Brown
Cauda Pavonis
www.caudapavonispub.com
Finalist
Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
Robert Schwartz
Whispering Winds Press
www.yoursoulsplan.com
Finalist
The Calling: My Journey with the Angels
Kim O'Neill
4th Dimension Press
www.kimoneillpsychic.com
New Fiction (must be the first time this bookis published) 
Winner
Red, White and Boom
Karl Puttiltz
Adventures Street Press
www.adstpress.com
Finalist
The President's Ultimatum
John Cavi
iUniverse
www.johncavi.com
Finalist
Protect & Serve: K-9 Policewoman
Maria Larsen
Hands On Publishing
www.handsonpublishing.com
Finalist
Don Juan in Hankey, PA
Gale Martin
Booktrope Editions
www.galemartin.me
Finalist
Chasing Innocence
John Potter
Creative Crow
www.creativecrow.info
Finalist
Jane of the Jungle
Jane Baskin
iUniverse
www.foreverkindayoung.blogspot.com
New Non-Fiction (must be the first time this book is published) 
Winner
The Poised Century: On Living as if Tomorrow Mattered
David A. Robinson
Tower Press
www.thepoisedcentury.com
Finalist
M.E. and My Shadow: Wisdom From a Four-Legged Master
Mary Ellen Weiland
Shadow Press
www.meweiland.com
Finalist
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
Non-Fiction 
Winner
This Mobius Strip of Ifs
Mathias B. Freese
Wheatmark
www.mathiasbfreese.com
Finalist
Miles from Home: A True Story of the Choices That Define Us
Colleen Lanier
Wasteland Press
www.ColleenLanier.com
Finalist
Trends in Tactical Networking
R.S. Ramanujan
Digital System Press
www.digitalsystemspress.com
Nutrition 
Winner
The Food Is My Friend Diet
Ruth Frechman
Gales Publishing
www.RuthFrechman.com
Finalist
Healthy French Cuisine for Less Than $10/Day
Chef Alain Braux
Alain Braux International Publishing, LLC
www.healthychefrecipes.com
Parenting & Family 
Winner
If I Were Your Daddy, This is What You’d Learn
Julia Espey
Courtland
www.ifiwereyourdaddy.com
Finalist
Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor and a Bottle of Ketchup
Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics
Finalist
In Pain We Trust
Vicki & Keving Whiting
Blooming Twig Book, LLC
www.vickiwhiting.com
Finalist
Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life
Shea Darlan
Gilead Press
www.gileadpress.net
Finalist
My Child is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries
Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics
Philosophy 
Winner
To Find the Way of Love: The Purpose of Our Existence
Oliver E. Deehan
AuthorHouse
www.tofindthewayoflove.com
Finalist
The Digitally Divided Self: Reliquishing Our Awareness to the Internet
Ivo Quartiroli
Silens
www.indranet.org
Finalist
Human Natures, of Animal and Spiritual
Carroll Blair
Aveon Publishing Company
www.aveonpublishing.com
Photography 
Winner
Photographer Writing with Light
L. Ron Hubbard
Bridge Publications, Inc.
www.bridgepub.com
Finalist
Oriental Gems
Albert Russo
Blurb, Inc.
www.fr.blurb.com/books/2048107
Finalist
Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars
Carl Corey
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org
Finalist
Dreaming Bhutan: Journey in the Land of the Thunder Dragon
Nicole Grace
Mani Press
www.likeswans.com
Poetry 
Winner
Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes
C L Gillmore
INDI Publishing Group, LLC.
www.clgillmore.com
Finalist
The Color of Lost Rooms
Irene Latham
Blue Rooster Press
www.irenelatham.com
Finalist
With Opens Eyes: A Poetic Journey through Love
Leah Cast
Outskirts Press
www.leahcast.com
Finalist
Bodhisattva: How To Be Free, Teachings To Guide You Home
Nicole Grace
Mani Press
www.likeswans.com
Finalist
The Homelessness of Self
Susan Terris
Arctos Press
www.susanterris.com
Finalist
Embers Under My Skin
Albert Russo
Imago Press
www.albertrusso.eu
Finalist
Equation for Mixed Emotions
Bridget Elkins
Trafford
www.bridgetelkins.com
Political Thriller 
Winner
Distant Water
Bruce Gary
Liveoak Book Company
Finalist
The Pinnacle Seven: A Political Mystery
Jackie Richards
iUniverse
www.JackieRichardsAuthor.com
Finalist
Orion's Shield
David Solar
Tate Publishing
www.bridgetelkins.com
Pregnancy & Childbirth 
Winner
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality
Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics
Psychiatry 
Winner
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
Finalist
Hystera
Leora Skolkin-Smith
Fiction Studio Books
www.leoraskolkinsmith.com
Psychology 
Winner
Confessions of an ADDIva: Midlife in the Non-Linear
Linda Roggli
Passionate Possibility Press
www.confessionsofanaddiva.com
Finalist
Understanding the Abuse of Adults by Catholic Clergy and Religious
Kathryn R. Byrne, MPM
Open Heart Life Coaching, LLC
www.OpenHeartLifeCoaching.com
Reference 
Winner
The 4-1-1 on Life Skills
Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN
Open Pages Publishing, LLC
www.my411books.com
Finalist
Developing Computer Systems Requirements
J.A.K. Baker, K.J. Thurber
Digital Systems Press
www.digitalsystemspress.com
Finalist
Trends in Tactical Networking
R.S. Ramanujan
Digital Systems Press
www.digitalsystemspress.com
Regional-Fiction 
Winner
At Home In The Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West
Mary B. Kurtz
Dog Ear Publishing
www.marybkurtz.com
Finalist
Jimmy James Blood
Melissa Peterson
Cedar Street Publishing
www.etsy.com/listing/77488623/jimmy-james-blood-a-novel
 
Finalist
Fruit of the Vine
Cynthia Kolko
Charles River Press
www.cynthiakolko.com
Finalist
Kashmir on a Knife-Edge
Martina Nicolls
Strategic Book Group
www.martinanicolls.net
Finalist
Butterfly Messages
Jamie Elizabeth Tingen
CreateSpace
www.butterflymessages.weebly.com
Regional-Non-Fiction 
Winner
Creating Dairyland
Edward Janus
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
www.wisconsinhistory.org
Finalist
Murder & Mayhem: 52 Crimes the Shocked Early California 1849-1949
Michael Thomas Barry
Schiffer Publishing
www.michaelthomasbarry.com
Relationships 
Winner
Don't Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict
Roger Frame
PineStar Publishing
www.ConflictWhisperer.com
Finalist
How to Apologize to Your Woman . . . So That She Won't Use It Against You in the Future
Karen Field Bolek
Bolekian Perspective Publishing
www.howtoapologizetoyourwoman.com
Finalist
Lead Me Not Into Temptation: I Can Find It Myself
K.C. Konrad
Pumkin Press Ltd.
http://www.miriamkalb.blogspot.com/
Religion-Fiction 
Winner
Michael's Reward
Mario Bernheim
Bernheim Press
www.michaelsreward.com
Finalist
A Dream Before Dying: The Initiation
Tony Scott Macauley
Dancing House Publishing
www.adreambeforedying.com
Finalist
Mary Magdalene: My Story
Teresa L. Adams
Xlibris
www.marymagdalenemystory.com
Finalist
Reternity
Neal Wooten
Mirror Publishing
www.reternitybook.com
Finalist
A Love Story . . . How God Pusued Me and Found Me . . . An Impossibly True Story
Samantha Ryan Chandler
Crossbooks
www.SamanthaRyanChandler.com
Religion-Non-Fiction 
Winner
Reiser's Ramblings
Father Bernard Reiser
Reiser Relief, Inc.
www.reiserrelief.org
Finalist
The Bad Catholic's Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins
John Zmirak
Crossroad Publishing Company
Finalist
Abba Daddy Do: Explorations in Childlike Faith
Jacob Youmans
Tri-Pillar Publishing
www.tripillarpublishing.com
Romance 
Winner
What the Heart Knows
Mara Purl
Bellekeep Books
www.marapurl.com
Finalist
Crush at Thomas Hall
Beth Sorensen
Chalet Publishers
www.bethsorensen.com
Finalist
Borrowed Heart: Book One of the Evie Series
Linda Lamberson
LAOL, LLC
www.lindalamberson.com/borrowed-heart
Finalist
Truly, Everything
J.R. Armstrong
Willowrose Publishing
www.jrarmstrong.net
Finalist
Uncommon Bond
CL Gillmore
INDI Publishing Group, LLC.
www.clgillmore.com
Sales & Marketing 
Winner
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 
Winner
The Immune
Doc Lucky Meisenheimer
LJS&S Publishing
www.theimmune.com
Finalist
7 Scorpions: Revolutions
Mike Saxton
Sagido Publishing
www.7scorpions.com
Finalist
Anvil of Moonlight
William Weyr
Xlibris
www.anvilofmoonlight.com
Finalist
The Shoes of Moses
Blaine C. Readler
Full Arc Press
www.readler.com
Science 
Winner
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 
Winner
How to Negotiate Like a Pro, 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Second Edition
Mary Greenwood
iUniverse
www.marygreenwood.org
Finalist
Get Clarity: The Lights-On Guide to Manifesting Success in Life and Work
Cathy Hawk and Gary Hawk
Get Clarity Press
www.getclarity.com
Self Help: Motivational 
Winner
Find Your Inner Fabulous
Ruth Kaufman & Mindy Gold
CreateSpace
www.findyourinnerfabulous.com
Finalist
Nothing Is As It Was - Every Day is Remarkable and Remakable
Cherilyn SunRidge
Balboa Press
www.cherilynsunridge.com
Finalist
The Illuminator: Access to Universal Intelligence
Rajith Rajappan
Strategic Publishing
www.sbpra.com/rajithrajappan/ | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdM0rG4YmNU
Self Help: Spiritual 
Winner
Encouragement for Life Storms
LaTasha Nichole Cornish
Tate Publishing
www.latashacornish.tateauthor.com
Finalist
Stop the Children from Crying a River of Tears
Kathy Garbe
Dm BookPro.com
www.kathygarbe.com
Short Stories 
Winner
Swygert: Growing Up in the Middle of Nowhere in a Little Town Nobody Ever Heard of
Jeffrey Harold Utterback
iUniverse
www.jeffutterback.com
Finalist
Inspired Blessing: Led by God to Inspire the World with Love, Faith and Hope
Jean Marie Prince
Legwork Team Publishing
www.inspiredblessings.com
Finalist
And Through the Trembling Air
Michael Keith
Blue Mustang Press
www.bluemustangpress.com
Specialty Books 
Winner
Gesso Squad: The Graphic Novel Volume One: 1,000 Star Demons and a Rain God
V.J. Brockett
V.J. Brockett
www.gessosquad.com
Finalist
Beautiful Wild Rose Girl
B. Magnolia
Mystic World Press
www.mysticworldpress.com
Finalist
I Remember When . . .
Dawn Wynne
Dawning Press
www.dawnwynne.com
Spirituality 
Winner
To Soar Beyond the Stars/ The Mystical Journey of One Wing
Robert A Sanford
Xlibris
www.spiritboundpublishing.com
Finalist
The Search . . . That Seeks You
Sangamithra Amudha
Sanmarga Foundations, India
www.sanmargafoundations.org
Finalist
Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness
Susan Dugan
O-Books
www.foraysinforgiveness.com
Finalist
Messages from your Soul. Conversations with DZAR Book 1
Mary & Gary O'Brien
Source Creations Publishing
www.thepathofdzar.com
Finalist
Seeing, Knowing, Being: A Guide to Sacred Awakenings
John Greer
True Compass Press
www.seeingknowingbeing.com
Finalist
The Way of the Heart, Teachings of Jeshua and Mary Magdalene
Sophie Rose
Sophie Rose
www.thewayoftheheartcourse.com
Sports 
Winner
The Grads Are Playing Tonight!: The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club
M. Ann Hall
Universit of Alberta Press
Finalist
The Longest Walk
Kirk Marty
Stategic Book Group
www.sbpra.com/kirkmarty
Suspense 
Winner
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Larry Seeley
Eloquent
www.larryseeley.com
Finalist
My Brother, My Judge
Neal Wooten
Mirror Publishing
www.nealwooten.com
Finalist
Artists & Thieves
Linda Schroeder
INDI Publishing Group
www.artistsandthieves.com
Finalist
Pursuit: A Tale of Bishop's Island
Jason Garrett
Dream Big Productions
www.authorjasongarrett.com
Technology 
Winner
The Official LOI: International Media Outlook Book
Lauren L Darr
Left Paw Press
www.leftpawpress.com
Thriller 
Winner
Wrath
Robert Santoro
Pero Thriller
www.deadlysinsseries.com
Finalist
Point Deception
Jim Gilliam
BookLocker.com
www.pointdeception.com
Finalist
Mindstalker
Patricia Weenolsen
Rubythroat Press, LLC.
www.Rubythroatpress.com
Finalist
Pursuit: A Tale of Bishop's Island
Jason Garrett
Dream Big Productions
www.authorjasongarrett.com
Finalist
Chasing Innocence
John Potter
Creative Crow
www.creativecrow.info
Travel 
Winner
The Complete Walt Disney World 2012
Julie Neal and Mike Neal
Coconut Press
Finalist
Passion in the Wind - Dream, Believe and Achieve the Extraordinary
Alan M. Leduc
Extraordinary Press
www.bopisolutions.com/passion.htm
Finalist
Dreaming Bhutan: Journey in the Land of the Thunder Dragon
Nicole Grace
Mani Press
www.likeswans.com
True Crime 
Winner
The Mack Marsden Nurder Mystery
Joe Johnston
Missouri History Museum
www.mohistory.org
Finalist
Murder & Mayhem: 52 Crimes the Shocked Early California 1849-1949
Michael Thomas Barry
Schiffer Publishing 
www.michaelthomasbarry.com
Finalist
Caught in the Crosshairs
Rick Steber
Bonanza Publishing
www.ricksteber.com
Finalist
Lived to Tell It
Hanna Lulgjuraj Murray
Inkwell Productions
www.inkwellproductions.com
Visonary Fiction 
Winner
Transcendence
Amy Krout-Horn
All Things That Matter Press
www.nativeearthwords.com
Finalist
Angel Through the Storms: A Love Story
Clement Binnings, Jr.
Strategic Publishing Group
www.clementbinnings.com
Finalist
Lady Grace
Sandy Nathan
Visala Press
www.sandynathan.com
Well-Being 
Winner
Emotional Medicine Rx
Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW
Tenacity Press
www.emotionalmedicine.com
Finalist
EcoChi: Designing the Human Experience
Debra Duneier
Debra Duneier
www.ecochi.com
Western 
Winner
The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh
Steven S Drachman
Chickadee Prince Books
www.watt-ohugh.com
Finalist
Dog Soldier Moon
McKendree Long
Goldminds Publishing
www.mckendreelong.com
Finalist
El Tigre II, The Saga Continues
John H. Manhold
Sarah Book Publishing
www.johnhmanhold.com
Finalist
No Good Like It Is
McKendree R. Long III
Create Space
www.mckendreelong.com
Women's Issues 
Winner
Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
Victoria Hopewell
Epigraph Books
www.gradeababyeggs.com
Finalist
The Bridge Club
Patricia Sands
iUniverse
www.patriciasandsauthor.com
Women's Health 
Winner
How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: a Memoir of Love, Hope and Empowerment
Michelle L. Whitlock
iUniverse
www.MichelleLeeWhitlock.com
Finalist
Real Mom's Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food and Still Look Fabulous
Beth Aldrich with Eve Adamson
New American Library- Penguin Book Imprint
www.realmomslovetoeat.com
Writing & Publishing 
Winner
How to Get Your Book Reviewed
Dana Lynn Smith
The Savvy Book Marketer
www.TheSavvyBookMarketer.com
Finalist
The Heart of a Ready Scribe: 52 Reflections for Writers
Melanie Stiles
iUniverse
www.melaniestiles.com
Finalist
Books, Crooks and Counselors
Leslie Budewitz
Quill Driver Books
www.lawandfiction.com
Young Adult Fiction 
Winner
The Legend of L'Esprit (Dance Legacy Series)
Doris Greenberg & Pandre' Shandley
Author House
www.DancersatHeart.com
Finalist
Half-Blood
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Spencer Hill Press
www.jenniferarmentrout.com
Finalist
Finding the Good
Tanya Patterson
iUniverse
www.pattersontanya.com
Finalist
Nightingale
David Farland
East India Press
www.davidfarland.com
Young Adult Non-Fiction 
Winner
Prince Rama, Part 1 A Prince in Exile, the Journey Begins
Vrinda Sheth
Torchlight Publishing, Inc.
www.torchlight.com
2010 Indie Excellence Award
 

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