2012 Indie Excellence Awards

Finalists of the 2013 Awards!


Addiction & Recovery

Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom
Marti MacGibon
Stay Strong Publishing
http://martimacgibbon.com/
Alternative Medicine

Prescriptions from Paradise: Introduction to Biocompatible Medicine, An A-to-Z Compendium
Carlos M. Viana, OMD (China), CCN
Healing Spirit Press
www.vianaheal.com
Alterntive Medicine

I don't know how long my short term memory is...Strategies for People With Brains
Nancy Haller
Lifetime Connections Publishing
www.nancyhaller.com
Animals/Pets

Training Mules and Donkeys
Meredith Hodges
Lucky Three Ranch, Inc
 
Animals/Pets

Young Chicken Farmers: Tips for Kids Raising Backyard Chickens
Vickie Black
Beaver's Pond Press
 
Anthology

No Character Limit: Fiction from WriteGirl
Edited by Keren Taylor
WriteGirl Publications
www.writegirl.org
Autobiography

Alchemy of the Stone: Journey of a Visionary Artist and Alchemist
James F. Jereb, Ph.D.
Stardreaming Foundation
http://www.stardreaming.org
Biography

Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life
Michael S. Malone
WindRush Publishers
http://www.4percentbook.com
Biography

Kauai Stories, Life on the Garden Island told by Kauai's People
Pamela Varma Brown
Write Path, LLC
http://www.kauaistories.net
Body/Mind/Spirit

Destination Happiness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay on Course!
Alice Inoue
CreateSpace
www.aliceinoue.com
Body/Mind/Spirit

The Other Medicine That Really Works! How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal In Body, Mind, and Spirit
Heidi DuPree
CreateSpace
http://HeidiDuPree.com
Body/Mind/Spirit

Inside Out of My Mind: Prose for the recovering lost soul
Jennifer S. Buskey
Jennifer S. Buskey
http://www.jenbuskey.com
Book Cover Design Fiction

Sapphire Trails
Marilyn Jax
Beaver's Pond Press
www.marilynjax.com
Book Interior Design Fiction

Story of Little Snail Ryba and Small Butterfly Kuzia
Nikolay Moltchanov
Moltchanoph, Inc
 
Book Interior Design Non-Fiction

Young Chicken Farmers: Tips for Kids Raising Backyard Chickens
Vickie Black
Beaver's Pond Press
 
Business Entrepreneurship

Servant Hearts: The Legacy of the Dimmitt Automotive Group
Richard R. Dimmitt with Tom McQueen
Xulon Press
www.servantheartsbook.com
Business Motivational

Puttin' Cologne on the Rickshaw: A Guide to Dysfunctional Management and The Evil Workplace Environments They Create
William Bouffard
William Bouffard
http://puttincologneontherickshaw.com
Cancer

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer The Best Action Plan for Navigating Your Journey
Cara Novy-Bennewitz
Windy City Publishers
www.caranovybennewitz.com
Cancer

Chasing Rainbows, My Triumph Over Ovarian Cancer
Luci Bernardi
Triumphant Press
www.luciberardi.com
Career

Corporate Recruiter Tells All: Tips, Secrets and Strategies to Landing Your Dream Job!
Ryan Fisher
CreateSpace
 
Children's Books - Fiction

Grandma Always Says...
Dar Wisk
Dog Ear Publishing
 
Children's Books - Fiction

Story of Little Snail Ryba and Small Butterfly Kuzia
Nikolay Moltchanov
Moltchanoph, Inc
 
Children's Easy Reader

Thumperino Superbunny and the Christmas Star Caper
Amber L. Spradlin
Hocks Out Press
www.HocksOut.com
Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Place
Jane Edwards & Renee Pappas
Lewis Color, Inc.
www.jellybeanandcompany.com
Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Story of Little Snail Ryba and Small Butterfly Kuzia
Nikolay Moltchanov
Moltchanoph, Inc
 
Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Fond Farewells: Stories that comfort when saying goodbye
Rebecca Trowbridge
Rebecca Trowbridge
 
Children's Picture Books

The Woobley Adventures
Frank Over
Pickawoowoo
www.frankover.com
Coffee Table Books

Where Character is Caught: A Century of Stories on Service, Scouting, and Citizenship in Circle Ten Council
David C. Scott
PenlandScott Publishers
http://www.circle10.org/centennial-items
Cookbooks

Pinches & Dashes, Recipes & Life Measures From The Junior League of Wichita
Junior League of Wichita, Inc.
Favorite Recipes Press
www.pinchesanddashes.org
Education

Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School
Matthew Knoester
Teachers College Press
 
Environment

Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting With Disaster
Walter M. Brasch
Greeley & Stone, Publishers
www.walterbrasch.com
Fantasy

Rowanlee The Twin Realms Series
VJ Parker
Xlibris
 
Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Non-Fiction

Choking on Silence
Paul B. Tripp
CreateSpace
 
Grief

Stunned by Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything
Judy Brizendine
BennettKnepp Publishing
http://stunnedbygrief.com
Grief

Dear Mallory: Letters To A Teenage Girl Who Killed Herself
Lisa Richards
New Middle Press
www.newmiddlepress.com
Historical Fiction

My Enemy's Tears: The Witch of Northampton
Karen Vorbeck Williams
Wheatmark
www.myenemystears.com
Historical Fiction

An American Children's Crusade
Patricia Weenolsen
Rubythroat Press, L.L.C.
www.rubythroatpress.com
History

Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life
Michael S. Malone
WindRush Publishers
http://www.4percentbook.com
History

The Civil War Months: A Month-by-Month Compendium of the War Between the States
Walter Coffey
AuthorHouse
 http://www.waltercoffey.com
Humor

101 Reasons To Leave New York
Howard Jordan Jr
Eloquent
 
Humor

Laughter: The Drug of Choice, Fourth Edition
Nicholas Hoesl
LaughterDoc Publications
www.laughterdoc.com
Inspirational

Through Frankie's Eyes: One woman's journey to her authentic self, and the dog on wheels who led the way
Barbara Techel
Joyful Paw Prints Press
www.joyfulpaws.com
Juvenile Fiction

The Magic Pumpkin
Benji Alexander Palus
iUniverse
 
Juvenile Fiction

The Lost Children: A Mogi Franklin Mystery, Book Two
Donald Willerton
CreateSpace
www.mogifranklin.com
Juvenile Fiction

Martin McMillan and the Secret of the Ruby Elephant
Elaine Russell
CreateSpace
www.elainerussell.info
Juvenile Fiction

The House in Windward Leaves
Katherine L. Holmes
Couchgrass Books
 
Leadership

52 Leadership Lessons: Timeless Stories for the Modern Leader
John Parker Stewart
Leadership Experience
 
Literary Fiction

A Crash Course On the Anatomy of Robots
Kent Evans
Pangea Books
www.kentevans.net
Literary Fiction

At Random
Lee Zacharias
Fugitive Poets Press
 
Marriage

Oh, No, They're Engaged! A Sanity Guide for the Mother of the Bride or Groom
Joy Smith
iUniverse
www.joysmith.net
Memoir

A Change of Habit: A Spiritual Journey from Sister Mary Kateri to Sister Mary Vodka "7 Secrets To Guilt-Free Living"
Patty Ptak Kogutek
Balboa Press
www.achangeofhabit.net
Military Non-Fiction

Messages from Afghanistan
Nancy Lachapelle
Xlibris
 
Military Non-Fiction

Now We Can All Go Home: Repatriation Of Allied and Japanese Forces Pacific Theater WWII
Oren Hays
LuLu Books
 
Miscellaneous

The Vibrations of Words
Ettore Grillo
SBPRA
 
Motivational

The Empowerment Mindset: Success Through Self-Knowledge
Calvin Helin
Premier Digital Publishing
www.calvinhelin.com
Multicultural-Fiction

Bonded
Harold Bergsma
Rupa Publishers
 
Mystery

Raggedy Man: A Detective Toussaint Mystery
Clyde Curley
Cedar Forge Press
www.clydecurley.com
Mystery

Matinicus - An Island Mystery
Darcy Scott
Maine Authors Publishing
www.darcyscott.net
Mystery

Treachery at Torrey Pines: A Shank MacDuff Mystery
John Van Vlear
Velvet Room Publishing
http://johnvanvlear.com
New Fiction

Dew Angels
Melanie Schwapp
Melanie Schwapp
 
New-Age Fiction

Splintered Light
Lee Denning
Twilight Times Books
www.moneytrap.us
New-Age Non-Fiction

What Would You Do If There Was Nothing You Had To Do?
Winslow Eliot
WriteSpa Press
http://winsloweliot.com
Non-Fiction

101 Reasons To Leave New York
Howard Jordan Jr
Eloquent
 
Philosophy

The Eternal Law: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern Physics, and Ultimate Reality
John H. Spencer
Param Media
http://www.parammedia.com
Poetry

Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems
George Rhoades
Outskirts Press
 
Regional Non-Fiction

The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Tour: Rehoboth Beach Stories
Rich Barnett
Go Cup Publishing
www.rehobothbook.com
Religion Non-Fiction

Gender and Religion: The Dark Side of Scripture
Barbara Crandall
Continuum/Bloomsbury
www.barbaracrandall.org
Religion Non-Fiction

The Quran: With or Against the Bible?
Ejaz Naqvi, MD
IUniverse
www.ejaznaqvi.com
Religion-Fiction

Abandon Not My Soul
Sherye Simmons Green
iUniverse
 
Romance

Destiny Skye
Nancy Thorne Hinkel
CreateSpace
 
Self Help Motivational

Unwrapping Your Gift
Giulio Veglio
Visionary Freak Media
 
Self Help: Motivational

Unwrapping Your Gift
Giulio Veglio
Visionary Freak Media
Self Help Motivational

The Quantum Olympics: Human Beings Transforming to Live as W(holy) Beings in the 21st Century
Holly Hutcher-Shamir and Terri Stark
BookLogix
http://www.oneheartconnection.com
Self Help Motivational

Pain, Passion & Purpose: A Guide to Escaping Torment & Finding Bliss
Marci Wise
CreateSpace
http://www.marciwise.com
Self Help Spiritual

Soul Cries
Theresa Regan
CreateSpace
 
Short Stories

The Woodpecker Menace: Stories from an Accidentally Unseparated Island
Ted Olinger
Plicata Press
www.woodpeckermenace.com
Social Change

The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World
Laura Carroll
LiveTrue Books
http://lauracarroll.com/
Specialty Books

KNOWING ALEX Life with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
Alex Reisenauer & Cindy Mauro Reisenauer
Three Eagles Publishing
www.knowingalex.com
Sports

The Road to Paradise: How the 1982 Castle Knights Upset Indiana's Football World
Thom Wilder
Dog Ear Publishing
www.thomwilder.com
Suspense

Phobia
Daniel Lance Wright
Booktrope
 
Well Being

The Quantum Olympics: Human Beings Transforming to Live as W(holy) Beings in the 21st Century
Holly Hutcher-Shamir and Terri Stark
BookLogix
http://www.oneheartconnection.com
Women's Health

Living The BONES Lifestyle: A Practical Guide to Conquering the Fear of Osteoporosis
Cindy Killip
Cindy Killip
http://www.boneslifestyle.com
Women's Issues

Heroes in Heels: Ignite Your Soul and Awaken the Hero Within
Carrie Flintom
Langdon Street Press
http://www.heroesinheels.com
Women's Issues

Manifest Your Man: Unlock the Secret to Bring Love into Your Life
Stacy Corrigan
Vervante Corporation
www.manifestyourman.net
Writing & Publishing

The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published
Sylvia Cary, MFT
Timberlake Press
www.thetherapistwriter.com
Young Adult Fiction

Zephyr The West Wind Final Edition: Chaos Chronicles: Book 1
R.J. Tolson
CreateSpace
http://www.RJTolson.com