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WINNERS OF THE 2014 AWARDS!



Action-Adventure

 

Retsbol Rises: An Abenaki Lobster Tale

Jayne Rowe Jones

Maine Authors Publishing

www.jaynerowejones.com

Addiction & Recovery

 

Smoking: Why to Quit, How to Quit, How to Keep Your Kids From Smoking

Muriel L. Crawford

CreateSpace

African-American Fiction

 

Envelope: Red

K. Baskett

CreateSpace

www.kbaskett.com

African-American Non-Fiction

 

Day Of The Elephants

Ron Swager & Ed Chinn

Reel Marketing Systems LLC

Aging

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren't Born Yesterday

George & Sedena Cappannelli

Agape Media International, LLC



Alternative Medicine

 

Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques

Dr. Kathy Gruver

Infinity Publishing

www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com



Animals/Pets

 

Rescued in America

Melissa McDaniel

Present Dog Press

www.thephotobooks.com

Anthology

 

Ole! Capturing the Passion of Bullfighters and Aficionados in the 21st Century

Hal Marcovitz, editor

4 Square

www.bullfightbook.com

Arts & Entertainment

 

The White House:

Its Historical Furnishings and First Families

Betty C. Monkman

The White House Historical Association

Autobiography

 

Enter Miss Thang

Brian Edwards

Archway Publishing

www.entertalkingclientrelations.com

Biography

 

A Country Doctor Goes to War

 Tamara Thayer

MN Heritage Publishing

www.acountrydoctorgoestowar.com

Body-Mind-Spirit

 

The Rainbow Bridge:

Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace

Brent N. Hunter

Spirit Rising Productions

www.therainbowbridge.org

Book Cover Design-Children Picture Books

 

Daisy ~ The True Story of an Amazing 3-Legged Chinchilla

Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW & Kimberly Abraham

CreateSpace

www.therapiesinapod.com/

Book Cover Design-Fiction

 

A Life in Books:

The Rise and Fall of Blue Mobley

Warren Lehrer

GOFF Books

www.goffbooks.com

Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction

 

Bad To The Bone:

The True Story of David Tuccaro Jr.

Marala Scott

Seraph Books

www.seraphbooks.com

Book Interior Design-Fiction

 

Mojoflyer

Beverly Ann Moore (w/Jerod Dame)

Bamsbooks

www.bamsbooks.com

Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction

 

A Happy Passover Haggadah

Monicka Clio Rafaeli

Blue & White Press

www.ahappypassover.com

Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business

 

Secret to Startup Failure:

Fail Fast. Fail Cheap. Fail Happy

Sonia Lin

EntrepreNo's

www.secrettostartupfailure.com

Business General

 

HR's Seat at the Table:

How to Lead the Conversations and Deliver the Talent That Drives Strategic Results

Jack H. Cage, PhD & Laura E. Larson

Leap for Words

www.cagetalent.com

Business Motivational

 

Would YOU Want to Work for YOU?

How to build an executive leadership brand that inspires loyalty and drives employee performance

Brenda Bence

Global Insight Communications, LLC

www.brendabence.com



Cancer

 

Breast Cancer Journey, Third Edition

 O'Regan, Gabram-Mendola, Ades, Alteri, Kramer & Stump-Sutliff

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org/bookstore

Career

 

Personality Power - Discover Your Unique Profile and Unlock Your Potential For Breakthrough Success

Shoya Zichy & Ann Bidou

AMACOM - American Management Association

www.colorqpersonalities.com

Chick-Lit

 

All My Restless Life to Live

Dee DeTarsio

Just Publishing

deedetarsion.wordpress.com

Children's Fiction

 

The Day the Ocean Changed to Chocolate

Benneville Strohecker

Small Batch Books

www.benneville.com

Children's Inspirational/Motivational

 

The Lost Mermaid ~ Return to the Raspberry Kingdom

Jan DiRuzzo

Dream Maker Publications

Children's Non-Fiction (Tie)

 

Curious Critters

David Fitzsimmons

Wild Iris Publishing

www.curious-critters.com

Children's Non-Fiction (Tie)

 

Curious Critters Volume Two

David Fitzsimmons

Wild Iris Publishing

www.curious-critters.com

Children's Religion

 

Devorahrella

Reena Nechamah Schultz

Reena Nechamah Schultz

Coffee Table Books

 

Ireland in Word and Image

Jay Ben Adlersberg

Welcome Books

www.welcomebooks.com/ireland

Comedy-Humor

 

Cocoa and Chanel

Donna Joy Usher

Lush Publications

www.donnajoyusher.com

Cookbooks General

 

Cooking with Intuition

Cari Sanchez-Potter

Cari Sanchez-Potter

www.IntuitionCookbook.com

Cookbooks Regional

 

The Legacy Garden, Recipes and Recollections

Scott Wilson & Jean W. Butts

Kitchen Towel Productions

www.kitchentowelproductions.com

Crafts-Hobbies

 

On Folded Wings

Michael Weinstein

Cypress House

Crime-Fiction

 

Salt Creek Justice

William Valentine

Shutterplank Publishing LLC

http://williamvalentine-author.info

Cross Genre

 

The Six Train to Wisconsin

Kourtney Heintz

CreateSpace

Current Events

 

Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian:

Challenging the Juvenile Justice System One Book At a Time

Marybeth Zeman

Vinegar Hill Press, Inc.

Death & Dying

 

When the Wind Chimes Chime

Donna Corso

Xlibris

www.donnacorso.com

Diet & Nutrition

 

Justify Thin

Renae Da Grava

Justify Books

www.justifythin.com

Education

 

Parents in Highschooland:

Helping Students Succeed in the Critical Years

Karyn Rashoff

BarkingDogBooks

www.highschooland.com

Environment

 

America's Energy:

Issues & Views, Vol I

Mark A. Stansberry

Outskirts Press

www.peoplesenergyplan.com

Erotica

 

The Protege

Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow Books

www.kailingow.com

Faction

 

Dagger in the Cup

JB Hamilton Queen

iUniverse

www.jbhamiltonqueen.com

Fantasy

 

The Silver Sphere

Michael Dadich

Evolved Publishing

www.thesilversphere.org

Fitness

 

If Your Dog Is Fat You're Not Getting Enough Exercise!

Patricia A Brill, Ph.D.

Functional Fitness, LLC

www.functionalfitnessllc.org

Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Fiction

 

The Cool Part of His Pillow

Rodney Ross

Dreamspinner Press

Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Non-Fiction

 

Enter Miss Thang

Brian Edwards

Archway Publishing

www.entertalkingclientrelations.com

General Fiction

 

The Sandpiper

Susan Lovell

Susan Lovell

http://authorsusanlovell.com

Gift Books

 

Ready or Not, Tips for the New Grad

Lisa J. Shultz

Lightning Source

www.lisajshultz.com

Grief

 

Both Sides Now:

A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living

Nancy Sharp

Books & Books Press

www.nancysharp.net

Health General

 

Four Quadrant Living

Making Healthy Living Your New Way of Life

Dina Colman

Four Quadrant Media, An Imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie

www.fourquadrantliving.com

Historical Fiction

 

Africa's Unfinished Symphony

Lucia Mann

Grassroots Publishing Group

www.luciamann.com

History

 

Men of Schiff,

A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America

Winston R. Davis

Winston R. Davis

www.menofschiff.org

History US

 

The Living White House

Betty C. Monkman

The White House Historical Association

Holiday

 

The Christmas Tree Elf

Valentine D'Arcy Sheldon

The Valentine Sheldon Company

www.thechristmastreeelf.com

Horror

 

Night at the Chupacabra

Michael Hebler

Night After Night Publications, LLC

www.michaelhebler.com

Inspiration

 

WISDOM TO SUCCESS:

The Surefire Secrets to Accomplish all Your Dreams

Debbi Dachinger

CreateSpace

Juvenile Fiction

 

Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine

Sands Hetherington

Dune Buggy Press

www.dunebuggypress.com

Juvenile Inspiration

 

Thoughts Are Things:

Daily readings for children and their families

W. David Moon

Asbury Publishing

www.davidmoon.com

Juvenile Non-Fiction

 

"Giraffe Neck Girl" Make Friends with a Different Culture

Jackie Chase

AdventureTravelPress.com

www.worldtraveldiva.com

Leadership

 

The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say

David M. Dye

Trailblaze Press

http://trailblazeinc.com

Legal Thriller

 

A Silent Tide

William E. Johnson

ASIP Publishing

www.williamjohnsonbooks.com

Literary Fiction

 

The Kindness of Ravens

Frank Bardessono

CreateSpace

www.frankbardessono.com

Marketing & Public Relations

 

Watertight Marketing ~ Delivering Long~Term Sales Results

Bryony Thomas

Panoma Press

www.watertightmarketing.com

Marriage

 

Strong Women, Strong Love:

The Missing Manual for the Modern Marriage

Poonam Sharma, Ph.D.

CreateSpace

www.strongwomenstronglove.com

Medical

 

Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions Second Edition:

The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care

Jeffery B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR

Mystery Doc Publishing LLC

http://fibromyalgiachronicpain.tripod.com

Medical Thriller

 

Doctored Images

Robert Sherrier

Abbott Press

http://www.robertsherrier.com

Memoir

 

Where in the OM Am I?

One Woman's Journey from the Corporate World to the Yoga Mat

Sara Divello

Worcester Square Press

www.saradivello.com

Men's Health

 

Age to Perfection:

How to Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy, and Wise

Judith K Gaman, Walter N. Gaman & J. Mark Anderson

George House Publishing

www.agetoperfectionbook.com

Military Fiction

 

Eyes of the Blind

John W. Huffman

Lonestar Ventures, LLC

www.johnwhuffman.com

Military Non-Fiction

 

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors:

Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam

Robert H. Sholly, Colonel, USA

Stonywood Publications

www.youngsoldiersamazingwarriors.com

Miscellaneous

 

101 Awesome Things to Do for Someone Who's Sick

Elaine Wilkes

W2

www.101awesomethings.com

Motivational

 

The Map:

To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True!

Boni Lonnsburry

Inner Arts Inc.

www.livealifeyoulove.com

Multicultural Fiction

 

If I Never Went Home

Ingrid Persaud

Blue China Press

Multicultural Non-Fiction

 

The Bullies' Predatory Footprint

Terri Ryan

The International Development & Information Guides

www.bulliesvictimsandbystanders.com

Mystery

 

Broken Allegiance

(A Tom Kagan Novel)

Mark Young

Mark Young Books

www.markyoungbooks.com

Nature

 

Enter the Realm of the Golden Eagle

David H. Ellis

Hancock House Publishers

www.hancockhouse.com/products/entrea.htm



New Age Fiction

 

Lavender ~ An Entwined Adventure in Science & Spirit

Judy B. Gardiner

CreateSpace

www.cosmicdreaming.com

New Age Non-Fiction

 

Tiny Thoughts for Personal Transformation:

change your thoughts, change your life

Karl Schmidt

Inspired Crow Publications



New Fiction

 

Little Ravens

Frank Bardessono

CreateSpace

www.frankbardessono.com

New Non-Fiction

 

Realizing Empathy:

An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making

Seung Chan Lim

Seung Chan Lim

http://realizingempathy.com

Non-Fiction

 

Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian:

Challenging the Juvenile Justice System One Book At a Time

Marybeth Zeman

Vinegar Hill Press, Inc.

Parenting & Family

 

Parenting As A Second Language:

Using the Power of the Head-Heart Connection to Speak Your Child's Language

Diane Ross-Glazer, Ph.D.

Aviva Publications

www.parentingasasecondlanguage.com

Performing Arts ~ Film, Theater, Dance & Music

 

Who Nuked the Duke?

John William Law

Aplomp Publishing

www.aplombpublishing.com

Personal Growth

 

Life Expectancy:

It's Never Too Late to Change Your Game

William Keiper

FirstGlobal Partners LLC

www.williamkeiper.com

Philosophy

 

Where You Become True Is The Place of Truth

Woo Myung

Cham Books

www.woomyung.com

Photography

 

For Love and Money:

Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses

Carl Corey

Wisconsin Historical Society Press

www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress

Picture Books ~ Ages 4-8

 

No Cell Phone Day

Delfeayo Marsalis

Kidstown Press

Picture Books ~ All Ages

 

Love From a Star

Katherine Cutchin Gazzetta

Frog House Press, LLC

www.froghousepress.com

Picture Books ~ Preschool (Tie)

 

Arlo Goes to the Farmers Market

Karisa Lowe

Early Ink Press

www.arlotheelephant.com

Picture Books ~ Preschool (Tie)

 

End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad

Eluka Moore, Larry Puzniak, Marianne Welsh & Kristen Gau

Bread and Butter Publishing

www.kitchenclubkids.com

Poetry

 

Captured

India Blake

Comazant Press/St. Dymphna Press

Political

 

Politics in Post-Cultural America:

A Conservative Perspective

Patrick M. Garry

Kenric Books

http://patrickgarry.com

Political Thriller

 

The iCandidate

Mikael Carlson

Warrington Publishing

www.mikaelcarlson.com

Pre-Teen Fiction

 

Light on Jib Island

Jan Gilley

Maine Authors Publishing

www.jangilley.com

Pregnancy Childbirth

 

Darkest Dawn

Bonny Brookes

Wizard of Words (Publisher): www.Wizard-of-Words.com

Bonny Brookes (Author): www.BonnyBrookes.com

Psychology

 

The Map:

To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True

Boni Lonnsburry

Inner Arts Inc.

Reference

 
Trends Waves Windows & Bubbles

Kenneth J. Thurber, Ph.D.

Digital System Press


Regional Fiction

 

Never Isn't Long Enough

F. Diane Pickett

Uphill Publishing

Regional Non-Fiction

 

The Architecture of Maritz and Young:

Exceptional Historic Homes of St. Louis

Kevin Amsler & L. John Schott, AIA

Missouri History Museum Press

www.mohistory.org

Relationships

 
Why Love Succeeds or Fails

Wendy Brown

LR (self published)


Religion Fiction

 
Dinner for God

Rayme Sciaroni

Publishing Unleashed


Religion Non-Fiction (Tie)

 
The Kabbalistic Journey

Joseph P. Schultz

Harbor Haven Press

Julian's Gospel

Veronica Mary Rolf

Orbis Books

Romance

 
He Belongs to Me

Theresa Rizzo


Science Fiction

 
The Bane of Yoto

Joshua Viola with Nicholas Karpuk

FiXT


Self Help: General

 

Life in Half a Second:

How to Achieve Success Before Its Too Late

Matthew Michalewicz

Hybrid Publishers

www.michalewicz.com.au

Self Help: Motivational

 

The Jetstream of Success

Julian Pencilliah

Jetstream Publishing

Self Help: Spiritual

 

Beauty as a State of Being:

Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path

Solomon Katz

Deeper Currents

Short Stories

 

Hibernate

Elizabeth Eslami

Ohio State University Press

http://elizabetheslami.com

Social Media

 

The Digital Turn:

How the Internet Transforms Our Existence

Wim Westera

Authorhouse

www.thedigitalturn.co.uk

Social/Political Change

 

Evolving Toward Peace:

Awakening the Global Heart

Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D.

Two Harbors Press

www.jalajabonheim.com

Specialty Books

 

Echoes In The Universe:

A Spiritual Memoir

Leonard Goodwin

CreateSpace

Spirituality

 

Unbound Intelligence:

Discover the God Within

Rajeev Kurapati, MD

Pranova

www.unboundintelligence.com

Sports

 

The World Was Our Stage:

Spanning the globe with ABC Sports

Doug Wilson with Jody Cohan

CreateSpace



Suspense

 

Love Thy Neighbor

Mark Gilleo

The Story Plant

www.markgilleo.com

Technology

 

Trends Waves Windows & Bubbles

Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

Digital Systems Press

www.digitalsystemspress.com

Thriller (Tie)

 

Pawnbroker

Jerry Hatchett

Red House Publishing

http://jerryhatchett.com

Thriller (Tie)

 

The Vanished Ones

N.V. Sumner

Natasha Sumner

www.natashasumner.com

Travel

 

Double Happiness:

One Man's Tale of Love, Loss, and Wonder on the Long Roads of China

Tony Brasunas

Torchpost

www.torchpost.com

True Crime

 

Murder Myself, Murder I Am

Jon Keehner

Jon Keehner

Visionary Fiction

 

Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem

Sandy Nathan

Vilasa Press

http://sandynathan.net

Well Being

 

M.O.R.E. A New Philosophy for Exceptional Living

Alyson Jones

Influence Publishing

www.alysonjones.ca

Western

 

Where They Bury You

Steven W. Kohlhagen

Sunstone Press

www.stevenwkohlhagen.com

Women's Health

 

The Map:

To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True

Boni Lonnsburry

Inner Arts Inc.

www.livealifeyoulove.com

Women's Issues

 

Cry the Darkness:

One Woman's Triumph Over the Tragedy of Incest

Donna L. Friess, Ph.D.

Hurt into Happiness Publishing

www.yourtimenow.org

Writing & Publishing

 

Structuring Your Novel:

Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

K.M. Weiland

PenForASword Publishing

www.kmweiland.com

Young Adult Fiction (Tie)

 

The Secret Side of Empty

Maria E. Andreu

Running Press

Young Adult Fiction (Tie)

 

The Castaway Kids and the Pirates of Zactrala Island

Jon Stremel & Chris Graue

CreateSpace

www.castawaykidsbook.com

Young Adult Non-Fiction

 

The Shy Girls Social Club Handbook for Dealing with Bullies and Other Meanies

Kailin Gow

Sparklesoup Inc.

www.kailingow.com