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NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Finalists of the 10th Annual Contest!

ACTION/ADVENTURE
The Last Cruz
Caitlin Avery
SDP Publishing
www.caitlinavery.com
ADDICTION & RECOVERY
What's in it for me? A Personal Journal of Recovery and Hope
John L.
CreateSpace
ADDICTION & RECOVERY
Echoes of Silence: Letters to a Drug Addicted Mother from the Women Who Took Her Place
Gwen Miller
Willow Wind Publishing
www.gwenmiller.com
ADDICTION & RECOVERY
Fixed: Dope sacks, dye packs and the long welcome back
Doug Piotter
dougpiotter.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Love and Happiness
Ben Burgess Jr.
CreateSpace
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Gone Missing: A Jonelle Sweet Mystery, Book 2
R. Lanier Clemons
Journey Well Books
www.rlaniersclemons.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Shattered Lies
S. J. Francis
Black Opal books
www.sjfranciswriter.com
ANIMALS / PETS
They Call Me Destiny
Destiny Kalser with Fern Field Brooks
Books2Cherish
www.books2cherish.com
ANIMALS / PETS
The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead
Douglas Green
Cavalleria Press
www.etherealwellness.wordpress.com
ANIMALS / PETS
They Call Me Lola
Joe Garcia & Maria Larsen
Hands On Publishing
www.handsonpublishing.com
ANIMALS / PETS
A Reason To Smile
Jason Phinney
Lenny Paws Publishing
www.jasonphinney.com
ANTHOLOGY
The Beacon of Mind: Reason and Intuition in the Ancient and Modern World
Editors Andrea Blackie & John H. Spencer, PhD
Param Media
parammedia.com
ANTHOLOGY
Ring of Truth
Ciji Ware, Diana Dempsey, Kate Moore
Lion's Paw Publishing
www.dianadempsey.com
ANTHOLOGY
Voice to Voice: The 2015 Girls Write Now Anthology
Girls Write Now
www.girlswritenow.org
ANTHOLOGY
Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded
Editor Clay Stafford
Diversion Books
www.killernashville.com
www.claystafford.com
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
The Host With The Most
Todd Newton
Newton Media, LLC
www.toddnewtononline.com
BIOGRAPHY - GENERAL
DANA CRAWFORD 50 YEARS SAVING THE SOUL OF A CITY
Mike McPhee
Upper Gulch Publishing Co.
www.mikemcpheebooks.com
BIOGRAPHY - GENERAL
I Am Raymond Washington
Zach Fortier
Steele Shark Press
BIOGRAPHY – HISTORICAL
Wilber's War: An American Family's Journey through World War II (a trilogy in a slipcase)
Hale Brandt
Van Dorn Books
www.wilberswar.com
BIOGRAPHY - HISTORICAL
Young Jane Austen: Becoming A Writer
Lisa Pliscou
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
www.LisaPliscou.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country
Louisa Oakley Green
iUniverse
www.psychicbystander.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
Mindful Moments: A Collection of Life Wisdom
Alice Inoue
CreateSpace
www.alicenoue.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN
CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors
Susan Andra Lion
Mariposa Blanca Publishing
www.satiama.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN
CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car
Cathey Graham Nickell
Twenty-Eight Creative
www.catheynickell.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN - FICTION
Once Upon a Zombie Book One: The Color of Fear
Billy Phillips & Jenny Nissenson
The Toon Studio Press
BOOK COVER DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Asante Sana Tanzania
Donna Marie Seim
Photography by Martin Seim
www.donnaseim.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Remembering Our Past Celebrating Our Future Houston Racquet Club 50th Anniversary
Houston Racquet Club
www.houstonracquetclub.com
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
& SMALL BUSINESS
Beyond Your Logo: 7 Brand Ideas That Matter Most For Small Business Success
Elaine Fogel
Compass Press
elainefogel.com
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
HIDDEN SOLUTIONS ALL AROUND YOU: Why Some People Can See Them and Some Can't
Daniel R. Castro
Beartooth Press
www.hiddensolutions.com
CANCER
The Cancer Olympics
Robin McGee
FriesenPress
www.thecancerolympics.com
CAREER
Career Advice for Graduates: 62 Essential Elements to Excel Early
Cori Arnold
CreateSpace
www.racisquared.com
CAREER
Super Man's Resume: A Beginner's Guide to Resume Writing, and Beyond 2016 Edition
LS Wagen
Wagen-load Productions
www.lwagen.blogspot.com
www.judystakee.com/book/
The Songwriter's Survival Guide
Judy Stakee
The Judy Stakee Company/Param Media
www.judystakee.com/book/
CAREER
Creating Your First Resume
Kathryn Troutman
www.resume-place.com
CAREGIVING
Elder Care Journey: A View From The Front Lines
Laura Katz Olson
State University of New York Press
www.laurakatzolson.com
CHAPTER BOOKS
Night Buddies Go Sky High
Sands Hetherington
Dune Buggy Press
www.dunebuggypress.com
CHAPTER BOOKS
The Rabbit Rescuers
Cindy Howard
No Rabbit Left Behind
www.therabbitrescuers.com
CHAPTER BOOKS
Hanna, Homeschooler
Suki Wessling
Chatoyant
www.sukiwessling.com
CHICK-LIT
These Boots Are Made for Butt-Kickin'
Kalan Chapman Lloyd
Lloyd Words LLC
www.kalanchapmanlloyd.com
CHICK-LIT
Finally My Favorite
Rue
Sittin On A Goldmine Productions
CHILDREN'S FICTION
It's Hard to be Good
K.J. Hales
Open Door Press, Inc.
www.opendoor-press.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Checklisted Beauty
Libby Lam
WE Press
www.we-press.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
How the Trees Got Their Voices
Susan Andra Lion
Satiama, LLC
www.satiama.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Melanie's Menagerie
Karen J. Roberts
CreateSpace
www.thelittlebluedog.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
CHILDREN'S FICTION
The Tickel Troll
John Swanson
CreateSpace
www.thetickeltroll.com
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Beautiful Hands
Bret Baumgarten & Kathryn Otoshi
Blue Dot Press
www.kokidsbooks.com
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Hindy Hedgehog's Magic Garden
Katelyn Mariah, BFA, MA
Mystick Creek Publishing
www.empoweredhealthandwellness.com
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
The Tiniest Tumbleweed
Kathy Peach
Little Five Star a division of Five Star Publications, Inc.
www.tiniesttumbleweed.com
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
The Secret Adventures of Anonymouse
Natalie Lynn Rekstad & Sophie Noelle Lynn
Black Fox Philanthropy
www.anonymouse-aok.com
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Love is Forever
Casey Rislov
Casey Rislov Books
www.caseyrislovbooks.com
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