2012 Indie Excellence Awards

Winners of the 2013 Awards!

Addiction & Recovery  
FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin: A Cautionary Tale
Karen Kataline, MSW
K. M. Ette Publishing, Ltd.
www.FATLASH.com
Adventure 

The Expedition Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth
Jason Lewis
BillyFish Books
www.jasonexplorer.com


African American Fiction 
African American-Non-Fiction 
Hidden in the Shadow of Truth: Why Our Black Boys Choose Criminality Prison, and Enslavement
Reginalt E. Hicks
iUniverse
Aging 
Alternative Medicine 
Animals-Pets 
Anthology 
Art 
Audiobook 
Autobiography 
Pictures and People: A Search for Visual Truth and Social Justice
Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret
Penfield Books
www.penfieldbooks.com
Biography-General 
Biography-History 
Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life
Harrison Cheung & Nicola Pittam
BenBella Books
www.bale-biography.com
Body/Mind/Spirit 
Book Cover Design-Children's Picture Books 
How Dachshunds Came to Be: A Tall Tale About a Short Long Dog
Kizzie Elizabeth Jones
A.V. Harrison
www.kizziejones.com
Book Cover Design-Children's Fiction 

Book Cover Design-Fiction 
Other Oceans: Book Two of the Hook and Jill Saga
Andrea Jones
Reginetta Press
www.HookandJill.com
Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction 
Book Interior Design-Fiction 
Quest of the Golden Dolphin in the Land of Stardreaming
James F. Jereb, Ph.D.
Balboa Press
www.stardreaming.org

Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction 
Where Character is Caught: A Century of Stories on Service Scouting and Citizenship in Circle Ten Council
David C. Scott
PenlandScott Publishers
www.circle10.org/centennial-items
Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business 
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite, Enterpreneurs
Kevin D. Johnson
Johnson Media Inc.
www.theentrepreneurmind.com
Business-Motivational 
Cancer 
Career 
Your Career
Your Way! Personal Strategies to Achieve Your Career Aspirations
Lisa Quast
Career Woman, Inc.
www.careerwomaninc.com
Chick-Lit 
Childrens-Inspirational/Motivational 
Childrens-Religion 
Childrens-Book & Audio Set 
Clean Water Raingers Watershed Adventure
Illinois River Watershed Partnership
Illinois River Watershed Partnership
www.irwp.org
Childrens Easy Reader 
Childrens-Fiction 
Childrens-Non-Fiction 
Childrens-Picture Books 
Let's Hear it for Almigal
Wendy Kupfer, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Handfinger Press
www.almigal.com
Coffee Table Book 
Cookbooks-General 
Amalia's Guatemalan Kitchen
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard
Beaver's Pond Press
www.AmaliaLLC.com
Cookbooks-Regional 
Paleo French Cuisine
Chef Alain Braux
Alain Braux International Publishing
www.alainbraux.com
Crafts & Hobbies 
Cross Genre 
Current Events-Social/Political Change 
America Needs America's Energy: Creating Together the People's Energy Plan
Mark A. Stansberry
Brown Book Publishing
www.peoplesenergyplan.com
Death & Dying 
Divorce 
Goodbye Mr. Ex: A Woman's Guide To Moving On
Marina Pearson
Panoma Press (Ecadamy)
www.GoodbyeMrEx.com
Education 
Environmental/Political/Social 
America Needs America's Energy: Creating Together the People's Energy Plan
Mark A. Stansberry
Brown Book Publishing
www.peoplesenergyplan.com
Faction (fiction based on fact) 
Fantasy 
Fiction 
Fine Art 
Fitness 
Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Fiction 
Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Non-Fiction 
Gift Books 
Green Living 
Grief 
Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace - Living with the Loss of Don LaFontaine
Nita Whitaker LaFontaine
NitWhit, Inc.
www.nitawhitaker.com
Health-General 
I don't know how long my short term memory is...Strategies for People With Brains
Nancy Haller
Lifetime Connections Publishing
www.nancyhaller.com
Historical-Fiction 
History 
Holiday 
Horror 
Humor 
Inspiration 
Internet 
Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law, 7th Edition
Keith B. Darrell
Amber Book Company LLC
www.keithbdarrell.com
Juvenile Fiction 
Leadership 
Lead Now! A Personal Leadership Coaching Guide for Results-Driven Leaders
John Parker Stewart and Daniel J. Stewart
Leadership Experience
Literary Fiction 
Marriage 
How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating and Marriage
Ariel & Shya Kane
ASK Productions, Inc.
www.MatchMadeinHeavenBook.com

Medical Thriller 
Memoir 
Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace - Living with the Loss of Don LaFontaine
Nita Whitaker LaFontaine
NitWhit, Inc.
www.nitawhitaker.com
Men's Health 
Military Fiction 
Military Non-Fiction 
Miscellaneous 
Motivational 
Muliticultural-Fiction 
Multicultural-Non-Fiction 
It Takes Moxie: Off the Boat, Or Out of School, To Making It Your Way In America
Maureen M. Francisco
Motivational Press
www.maureenfrancisco.com
Music 
Not Only Women Bleed: Vignettes From The Heart Of A Rock Musician
Dick Wagner
Desert Dreams Books & Music
www.notonlywomenbleed.com
Mystery 
Nature 
New Age-Fiction 
Harry Pond Looks Homeward
The Spiritual Adventures of an Ohio Farm Boy
Jay Allan Luboff
All Things That Matter Press
www.harrypondadventures.com
New Age-Non-Fiction 
Alchemy of the Stone: Journey of a Visionary Artist and Alchemist
James F. Jereb, Ph.D.
Stardreaming Foundation
www.stardreaming.org
New Fiction (must be the first time this book is published) 
New Non-Fiction (must be the first time this book is published) 
Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found
Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield
Blue Blazer
www.secretstorms.com
Non-Fiction 
Nutrition 
Parenting & Family 
52 Weeks Of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Happy, Responsible Kids
Meg Akabas
Parenting Solutions Press
www.parenting-solutions.com
Performing Arts 
Not Only Women Bleed: Vignettes From The Heart Of A Rock Musician
Dick Wagner
Desert Dreams Books & Music
www.notonlywomenbleed.com
Philosophy 
Poetry 
A Poem Alights
Peggy Troupin
Class Act Inc
Political  
Political Thriller 
Psychiatry 
Reference 
Dictionary of Publishing Terms! What Every Writer Needs to Know
Ingrid Lundquist
TLC Publishing
www.events-TLC.com
Regional-Fiction 
Regional-Non-Fiction 
Relationships 
How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating and Marriage
Ariel & Shya Kane
ASK Productions, Inc.
www.MatchMadeinHeavenBook.com
Religion-Fiction 
Religion-Non-Fiction 
The Science of the Quran: Proving God's Existence through Established Modern Science
Ahmad Hassan
Lido Horizons Publishing
Amazon
Romance 
Sales & Marketing 
Science Fiction 
The Death of Eve
Shaun Penney
CreateSpace
Amazon
Science 
The Eternal Law: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern Physics, and Ultimate Reality
John H. Spencer
Param Media
www.parammedia.com
Self Help: General 
Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around
Janet R. Carpman & Myron A. Grant
Institute for Human Centered Design
www.directionalsense.com
Self Help: Motivational 
Heroes in Heels: Ignite Your Soul and Awaken the Hero Within
Carrie Flintom
Langdon Street Press
www.heroesinheels.com
Self Help: Spiritual 
Sexuality 
Erotic Marriage: Break Free From The Negative Sexual Script And Improve The Sexual And Emotional Quality of Your Relationship
Dr. Frederick D. Mondin
iUniverse
Short Stories 
Social Change 
Occupying Privilege: Conversations on Love, Race and Liberation
JLove Calderon
Love-N-Liberation Press
www.jlovecalderon.com
Specialty Books 
Spirituality 
Sports 
Suspense 
Technology 
Thriller 
Travel 
True Crime 
The Orchid Murder: Untangling a Web of Unsolved Murders and Legal Malpractice
Christine Hunt
Right Line Publishing
www.theOrchidMurder.com
Visonary Fiction 
Well-Being 
Destination Happiness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay on Course!
Alice Inoue
CreateSpace
www.aliceinoue.com
Western 
Women's Issues 
FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin: A Cautionary Tale
Karen Kataline, MSW
K. M. Ette Publishing, Ltd.
www.FATLASH.com
Women's Health 
Writing & Publishing 
Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms
Judith Briles
Mile High Press
www.milehighpress.com
Young Adult Fiction 
Young Adult Non-Fiction