ABOUT
FOLLOW US
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon

NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Finalists of the 12th Annual Contest!

ACTION/ADVENTURE
Treading the Traitor's Path: Out Bad
MariaLisa deMora
Self-Published
www.mldemora.com
ACTION/ADVENTURE
Don't Stop the Music
John Michael McCarty
CreateSpace
www.johnmccarthy.org
ACTION/ADVENTURE
The Bermuda Connection
Robert Rapoza
Ravinswood Publishing
www.robertrapoza.com
ACTION/ADVENTURE
Cuban Charade
William Valentine
Shutterplank Publishing LLC
www.williamvalentine-author.info
ADULT COLORING BOOKS
Colorful Mackinac, Mackinac State Historic Parks
Steve Brisson
Mackinac State Historic Parks with Mackinac Memories, LLC
www.mackinacmemoriespress.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Broken Places
R. Anthony Martin
iUniverse
www.ranthonymartin.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Running From Color
Morenike'
Self-Published
www.writtenbymorenike.wordpress.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Tears Before Exaltation
Fidelis O. Mkparu
Harvard Square Editions
www.fidelismkparu.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Sidelined: The Draft
Bianca Williams
Bianca Williams Books
www.sidelinedbooks.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN NON-FICTION
The Stump - My Way Out of Chicago's South Side
Terry L. Braddock
Self-Published
www.thestumpmywayout.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN NON-FICTION
Living Happy to Be ME! Dancing Your Soul Lightstyle
Valerie Rene Sheppard
The Heart of Living Vibrantly
www.happytobeme.net
AGING
Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62
B. Lynn Goodwin
Koehler Books
www.writeradvice.com
AGING
While They're Still Here: A Memoir
Patricia Williams
She Writes Press
ANIMALS & PETS
Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse
Carlyn Montes De Oca, LAC., M.T.O.M.
She Writes Press
www.AnimalHumanHealth.com
ANIMALS & PETS
Head of the Pack: Chester Gigolo's Advanced Dog Training Secrets
Christina Potter
Aperture Press
www.chestergigolo.com
ANTHOLOGY
Mumbai Matinee
Ajay Kaul
CreateSpace
www.facebook.com/ajaykaulwriter
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive: A Middle Eastern Woman's Story
Dima Ghawi
Self-Published
www.breakingvases.com
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Survivor The Benny Turner Story
Benny Turner with Bill Dahl
BookBaby
BIOGRAPHY GENERAL
The Celebrated Marquis: An Italian Noble and the Making of the Modern World
John D. Bessler
Carolina Academic Press
BIOGRAPHY GENERAL
Escaping the Lion and the Leopard
Ellie Porte Parker
Dog Ear Publishing
BIOGRAPHY GENERAL
Patrick Swayze: The Dreamer
Sue Tabashnik
Passion Spirit Dreams Press
www.likedirtydancing.com
BIOGRAPHY HISTORICAL
Forty Gavels: The Life of Reuben G. Soderstrom and the Illnois AFL-CIO
Carl W. Soderstrom, MD, Robert Soderstrom, Andrew Burt, Chris Stevens
www.fortygavels.com
CWS Publishing
BIOGRAPHY HISTORICAL
Blades of Grass: The Story of George Aylwin Hogg
Mark Aylwin Thomas
AuthorHouse
www.georgeaylwinhogg.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
Hot Mess to Mindful Mom: 40 Ways to Find Balance and Joy in Your Every Day
Ali Katz
Skyhorse Publishing
www.hotmesstomindfulmom.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
The Secret Language of Spirit: Understanding Spirit Communication in Our Everyday Lives
William Stillman
New Page Books (a division of Career Press)
www.williamstillman.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
Joy! Joy! Joy! 7 Mind Body Spirit Self-Help Practices to Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Reverse Memory Loss and Live Happy
Ellen Wood
www.bookofjoyjoyjoy.com
StarHouse Creations LLC
BOOK COVER DESIGN - CHILDREN'S
PICTURE BOOKS
The Adventures of Cloud Girl
Dael Oates & Stephen Beck
Left Shoe Lost
www.theadventuresofcloudgirl.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN - CHILDREN'S
PICTURE BOOKS
Wild, Wild Voices
Amy Lou Miller
Second Swan Press
www.amyloumiller.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN - FICTION
The Collapsing Kingdom
Benjamin Ellefson
Beaver's Pond Press
www.benjaminellefson.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN - FICTION
Archidamus
Janet K Shawgo
NorthLoop Books
www.janetshawgo.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Our Grand Finale: A Daughter's Memoir
Laraine Denny Burrell
She Writes Press
BOOK COVER DESIGN - NON-FICTION
The Map to Abundance: The No-Exceptions Guide to Creating Money, Success, & Bliss
Boni Lonnsburry
Inner Art, Inc.
www.livealifeyoulove.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - FICTION
Marjorie Sue as star of the week
Rebecca Morgan
Mascot Books
www.marjoriesue.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Jewels of Persia: Exotic Dishes from the Ancient Land
Sharon B-Nejad
Self-Published
www.jewelsofpersia.com.au
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - NON-FICTION
The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle For Justice
Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt
Against All Odds Productions
www.againstallodds.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Kiss Me Again, Paris
Renate Stendhal
If SF Publishing
www.renatestendhal.com
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP &
SMALL BUSINESS
Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service That Sparkles
Chip R. Bell
Greenleaf Book Group
www.chipbell.com
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP &
SMALL BUSINESS
Your Exit Map: Navigating the Boomer Bust
John F. Dini
Gardendale Press
www.johnfdini.com
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP &
SMALL BUSINESS
The Belief Zone
Ursula C. Mentjes
Motivational Press
www.ursulamentjes.com
BUSINESS GENERAL
Sustainable Business in Iowa: How Leading Companies Profit from Environmental and Social Responsibility
Adam Hammes
CreateSpace
www.eco-fluence.com
BUSINESS GENERAL
Revolution in a Heartbeat: Using Emotional Insights to Drive Better Business Performance
Matt Stephens
LID Publishing
http://revolutioninaheartbeat.com/
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
A Million Dollars In Change: How to Engage Your Employees, Attract Top Talent, and Make the World a Better Place
Alessandra Cavalluzzi
Wise Ink Crealtive Publishing
www.alessandracavalluzzi.com
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
Unlock Your Business Voice
Simon de Cintra
Rethink Press
www.myfirsttrainers.com
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
Market Mojo: A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market
Kathy G. Mills
Self-Published
www.wallstreetiswaiting.com
CAREER
Instant Insights on...Career Wellness for Chronic Illness Warriors
Diana Hallare
Crescendo Publishing
chroniconomics@gmail.com
CAREGIVING
Be Brave: A Wife's Journey Through Caregiving
Florrie Munat
Fantail Publishing LLC
www.florriemunat.com
CAREGIVING
Requiem For The Status Quo
Irene Frances Olson
Black Rose Writing
www.irenefrancesolson.com
CHAPTER BOOKS
The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing
George Chiang
Friesen Press
CHAPTER BOOKS
Adriana's Quest: The Birth of the Tooth Fairy
Kevin L. McQuaid
Kayelem Publishing LLC
CHAPTER BOOKS
Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag
Carole P. Roman
Chelshire, Inc.
www.caroleproman.com
SHOW MORE WINNERS
 
 
 
CHAPTER BOOKS
Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump
Carole P. Roman
Chelshire, Inc.
www.caroleproman.com
CHIC-LIT
Saving Phoebe Murrow
Herta Feely
Upper Hand Press
www.hertafeely.com
CHIC-LIT
Mad Mischief, A Novel
Susan St. John
Mill City Press
www.madmischief.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Spartan & The Green Egg: A Trip To The Rainforest
Nabila Khashoggi
Full Cycle Publications, Inc.
www.spartanandthegreenegg.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Wild, Wild Voices
Amy Lou Miller
Second Swan Press
www.amyloumiller.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Gnomeling: The Tales of Christian Tompta
Dawn M. Paul
Andehem Publishing LLC.
www.dmpaul.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Freedom Ride at Walden Pond
Karen J. Roberts
CreateSpace
www.thelittlebluedog.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle
Stuart Samuel
Jupiter Scientific
www.jupiterscientific.org/thomas/html
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Jayla Spreads Loving Kindness
Antonia Aviles
CreateSpace
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Desert Bliss
Rachel Bate
Mascot Books
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
I Dreamed About a Hippopotamus in a Lipstick Factory
Anne Braun
FriesenPress
www.annebraun.ca
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
The Blossom Shoppe
Katherine & Caroline Brickley
The Blossom Shoppe
www.blossomcompanyct.com
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Emma's Book of Courage
Emma Lindberg
Wisdom House Books
www.wisdomhousebooks.com/emmas-book-of-courage
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
Dogs Don't
Mark Drenth
Sunnyscene LLC
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
Noname The Feral Cat!
Cynthia O'Brien
Self-Published
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
If You Were Me and Lived In…The Ancient Mali Empire
Carole P. Roman
Chelshire, Inc.
www.caroleproman.com
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
If You Were Me and Lived In…The Mayan Empire
Carole P. Roman
Chelshire, Inc.
www.caroleproman.com
CHILDREN'S RELIGION
The World Of Letters: Tale of Jealousy
C.C. Strachan
Self-Published
COMEDY
Where a Booger Goes
Baker Andrews
Black Swan Publishing
www.bakerandrews.com
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Mr. Morris: Semester Test
Rick Brooks
Rick Brooks Books
www.rickbrooksbooks.com
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
The Atheist and the Parrotfish
Richard Barager
Evolved Publishing
www.richardbarager.com
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
The Shepherd's Calculus
C. S. Farrelly
Cavan Bridge Press
www.csfarrelly.com
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
Red River
Bob Guess
iUniverse
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
In Wolves' Clothing
Greg Levin
White Rock Press
www.greglevin.com
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
Dog Logic
Tom Strelich
Owl Canyon Press
www.tomstrelich.com
COOKBOOKS - GENERAL
Jewels of Persia: Exotic Dishes from the Ancient Land
Sharon B-Nejad
Self-Published
www.jewelsofpersia.com.au
CRAFTS & HOBBIES
The Crochet Wildlife Guide
Philip Ha & Jeff Wiehler
Self-Published
www.crochetwildlifeguide.com
CRIME FICTION
Mud Puddlers
Shaun Bailey
Self-Published
CRIME FICTION
The Speechwriter
J.P. Maximus
CreateSpace
CRIME FICTION
Lady First
Lea O'Harra
Endeavour Press
CRIME FICTION
Cuban Charade
William Valentine
Endeavour Press
www.williamvalentine-author.info
CROSS GENRE
Of Water and Sky: The Seekin Trilogy, Book One
Disa Dawn
Yesternight Press, LLC
www.disadawn.com
CROSS GENRE
Secret Keeper
Jane Alvey Harris
Self-Published
www.janealveyharris.com
CROSS GENRE
In Wolves' Clothing
Greg Levin
White Rock Press
www.greglevin.com
CURRENT EVENTS
Rationing Earth: Economic Strategy by Design
Herb Bentz
Friesen Press
www.rationingearth.com
CURRENT EVENTS
Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives
Anne Michaud
Ogunquit Press
www.annemichaud.com
DEATH & DYING
A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent
Lisa Shultz
High Country Publications
www.lisajshultz.com
EDUCATION
Theatrical Journey Playbook: Introducing Science to Early Learners through Guided Pretend Play
Elizabeth Bruce
CentroNia, Inc.
EDUCATION
Conversation Club: Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Cognition Challenges to Engage in Sucessful Conversation with Peers
Lynn Cannon, Jonna Clark, Courtney Kornblum, Eve Muller, and Michal Powers
AAPC Publishing
EDUCATION
Gear Up for Success: A Three-Tiered Planning Model For Supporting Learners On The Autism Spectrum
Lisa Combs, Carol Dittoe, Susan Aebker
AAPC Publishing
EDUCATION
Teaching Time Management to Learners With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Caroline DiPipi-Hoy & Daniel Steere
AAPC Publishing
EDUCATION
Act It Out: One Year of Social Skills Lessons for Students Grades 7-12
Jennifer Stefonek
AAPC Publishing
ENVIRONMENT
Sustainable Business in Iowa: How Leading Companies Profit from Environmental and Social Responsibility
Adam Hammes
CreateSpace
www.eco-fluence.com
EROTICA
The Night Before Christmas
Briana Cole
Self-Published
www.brianacole.com
EROTICA
Savasana's Kiss: A Yoga Love Story
RC Robbin
C&D Sellers Direct, Inc.
www.YogaLoveStory.com
FACTION
Once Upon a Time a Sparrow
Mary Avery Kabrich
Open Wings Press
www.maryaverykabrich.com
FACTION
The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy
Susan G Mathis
smWordWorks
www.susangmathis.com
FACTION
A Shadow of Hope: The Story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
Pamela Bauer Mueller
Pinata Publishing
www.pinatapub.com
FANTASY
The One Apart: A Novel
Justine Avery
CreateSpace
www.justineavery.com
FANTASY
Poetry of Days
Rohret Buchner
CreateSpace
www.sharakennington.com
SHOW MORE WINNERS
 
 
FANTASY
The Light Dweller
Miguel Lopez de Leon
Galadria Worldwide
www.miguellopezdeleon.com
FANTASY
The Fallen Gatekeepers
C.R. Fladmark
The Shokunin Publishing Company
www.crfladmark.com
FANTASY
Tower of the Arkein: Book 1, Kan Savasci Cycle
Chase Blackwood
Plenary Fitness LLC
FINE ARTS
Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls - A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition
Mike Lewis
Susan Schadt Press
FRIENDSHIP
Plunge Into Darkness
Kristin N. Spencer
Self-Published
www.kristinnspencer.com
GENERAL FICTION
Inspired
Robert Balentine Jr.
Self-Published
www.robbalentine.com
GENERAL FICTION
The Atheist and the Parrotfish
Richard Barager
Evolved Publishing
www.richardbarager.com
GENERAL FICTION
Devils in Sunday Hats
Joseph D'Urso
Aether Press, LLC
www.jdursobooks.com
GENERAL FICTION
Confessions of a Cloak Artist
Jeff R. McGowan
Knockout Press
www.jeffrmcgowan.com
GENERAL FICTION
Tree
Melina Sempill Watts
Change The World Books
GENERAL FICTION
Dog Logic
Tom Strelich
Owl Canyon Press
www.tomstrelich.com
GIFT BOOKS
Notes To My Baby: I Love You Already
Vesna M. Bailey
OMNI Publishing
www.notesbeforeyougo.com
GREEN LIVING
Deep Living: Healing Yourself To Heal The Planet
Susanne Meyer-Fitzsimmons
Full Court Press
www.susannemeyerfitzsimmons.com
GREEN LIVING
Garden of Values
Titus Yong, Chloe Young, Aeron Young
Titus Yong
GRIEF
Misery, You Don't Get My Company: Finding the Courage to Be Happy Again
Valerie Silveira
The Still Standing Group
www.valeriesilveira.com
GRIEF
Tending To My Wounds: Coping with Grief One Square at a Time
Debra Smelik Walling
CreateSpace
www.dswalling.com
HEALTH GENERAL
Where a Booger Goes
Baker Andrews
Black Swan Publishing
www.bakerandrews.com
HEALTH GENERAL
The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree
Ruth DyckFehderau
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
www.ruthdyckfehderau.com
HEALTH GENERAL
Your Best Health by Friday: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD and Chronic Illness
Elizabeth Gould, M.S.
Rincon Star Press
www.rightbrainuniversity.com
HISTORICAL FICTION
The Composer's Legacy
Michael DeStefano
Page Publishing
www.librettipress.com/books
HISTORICAL FICTION
The Fairness of Beasts (Book 3 of the Widow Walk Saga)
Gar LaSalle
Solipsis Publishing
www.garlasalle.com
HISTORICAL FICTION
A Shadow of Hope: The Story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
Pamela Bauer Mueller
Pinata Publishing
www.pinatapub.com
HISTORICAL FICTION
Harrow Road
Margie Taylor
Mediscript Communications Inc.
www.margietaylor.com
HISTORICAL FICTION
The Passion of Marta
Caren Umbarger
CreateSpace
HISTORICAL FICTION
What is Forgiven
C.F. Yetmen
Ypsilon & Co. Press
www.cfyetmen.com
HISTORY - UNITED STATES
A White House of Stone: Building America's First Ideal in Architecture
William Seale
The White House Historical Association
HISTORY - UNITED STATES
Investment Atlas II - Using History as a Financial Tool
Kenneth G Winans
KGW Publishing
www.KenWinans.com
HISTORY - UNITED STATES
Turbulent Times. (The Remarkable Life of William H. Seward)
Stephen G. Yanoff
AuthorHouse
www.stephengyanoff.com
HOLIDAY
Mrs. C: A Holiday Fantasy
S. P. Perone
iUniverse
www.samperone.com
HOLIDAY
Dancing Dreidels
Alva Sachs
Three Wishes Publishing Company
www.alvasachs.com
HORROR
Dead Scared: The Mortsafeman
Ivan Blake
MuseItUp Publishing
www.ivanblake.net
HORROR
Antitheus
G.A. Minton
World Castle Publishing
www.gaminton.com
HORROR
Arcadia Falls
Ken Stark
Self-Published
www.kenstark.ca
HORROR
Knuckle Balled
Drew Stepek
Blood Bound Books
www.knuckleballed.com
HUMOR
Apocalypse All the Time
David S. Atkinson
Literary Wanderlust
www.davidsatkinsonwriting.com
HUMOR
Boulevard Beausejour
Jane Foster
Green Dragon Books
INSPIRATION
Notes To My Baby: I Love You Already
Vesna M. Bailey
OMNI Publishing
www.notesbeforeyougo.com
INSPIRATION
Blooming in Broken Places
Deborah Malone
Lamp Post Publishers
www.wherehopeblooms.com
INSPIRATION
Life Lessons from the Hive
M.J. Miller
CreateSpace
www.mj-miller.com
INSPIRATION
Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience
Rebecca Faye Smith Galli
She Writes Press
www.beckygalli.com
JUVENILE FICTION
The Collapsing Kingdom
Benjamin Ellefson
Beaver's Pond Press
www.benjaminellefson.com
JUVENILE FICTION
Maddy & Cole Vol 1: The Food Truck Grand Prix
Richie Frieman
The Omnibus Publishing
www.richiefrieman.com
JUVENILE FICTION
The Final Rue of Naveena Bleu
Pamela Hartley
CreateSpace
LEADERSHIP
Collaborative Leadership for Classroom and School
Don Broadwell
iUniverse
www.the-collaborative-center.org
LEADERSHIP
Beyond Default: Setting Your Organization on a Trajectory to an Improved Future
David Trafford & Peter Boggis
LID Publishing
www.beyond-default.com
LEGAL THRILLER
Do Not Ask
Elaine Williams Crockett
BookBaby
www.elainewilliamscrockett.com
LEGAL THRILLER
The Weight
Hubert Crouch
CreateSpace
www.hubertcrouch.com
LEGAL THRILLER
Black Hearts White Minds
Mitch Margo
Mission Possible Press
www.mitchmargo.com
LGBTQ FICTION
Broken Places
R. Anthony Martin
iUniverse
www.ranthonymartin.com
LGBTQ FICTION
Risk: Three Crime-Fighting Women Risk all for Love, Lust and Justice
Sam Skyborne
Dukebox.life
www.samskyborne.com
SHOW MORE WINNERS
 
 
 
 
LGBTQ FICTION
Swearing Off Stars
Danielle M. Wong
She Writes Press
www.DanielleMWong.com
LGBTQ NON-FICTION
You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties
Carol E. Anderson
She Writes Press
www.caroleandersonwrites.com
LGBTQ NON-FICTION
Kiss Me Again, Paris
Renate Stendhal
If SF Publishing
www.renatestendhal.com
LITERARY FICTION
Tiger Drive
Teri Case
BZCE Publishing
www.tericase.com
LITERARY FICTION
Vanishing Acts
Jaimee Wriston Colbert
Fomite Press
www.jaimeewristoncolbert.com
LITERARY FICTION
Goner
Ann Goethe
CreateSpace
www.anngoethe.com
LITERARY FICTION
The Second Cup
Sarah Marie Graye
Creativia
LITERARY FICTION
My Mother's Son
David Hirshberg
Fig Tree Books LLC
www.davidhirshberg.com
LITERARY FICTION
Ash Falls
Warren Read
Ig Publishing
www.warren-read.com
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Art & Craft of PR: Creating the Mindset and Skills to Succeed in Public Relations Today
Sandra Stahl
LID Publishing
www.jacobstahl.com
MEDICAL
Urgent Care: 10 Cures for America's Ailing Healthcare System
Minda Wilson
Waterfront Press
www.mindawilson-urgentcare.com
MEDICAL THRILLER
Death Grip
Barbara Ebel, M.D.
Self-Published
www.barbaraebel.weebly.com
MEDICAL THRILLER
Rediscovering Charlie
J.P. Maximus
CreateSpace
MEMOIR
You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties
Carol E. Anderson
She Writes Press
www.caroleandersonwrites.com
MEMOIR
American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great Importance
Rick Bailey
University of Nebraska
www.rick-bailey.com
MEMOIR
The Stump: My Way Out of Chicago's South Side
Terry L. Braddock
Self-Published
www.thestumpmywayout.com
MEMOIR
Our Grand Finale: A Daughter's Memoir
Laraine Denny Burrell
She Writes Press
MEMOIR
True North, Hunting Fossils Under the Midnight Sun
Lou Marincovich
Bering Press
www.loumarincovich.com
MEMOIR
Confessions of a Bone Woman: Realizing Authentic Wilderness in a Civilized World
Lucinda Bakken White
Wild Woman Books
www.lucindabakkenshite.com
MILITARY FICTION
Angels and Patriots Book One
Salina B Baker
Culper Press
www.salinabbaker.com
MILITARY FICTION
Model Marine
Sondra Sykes Meek
CreateSpace
MILITARY NON-FICTION
Camouflaged Sisters: Silent No More
Lila Holley
Purposely Created Publishing Group
www.camouflagedsisters.com
MILITARY NON-FICTION
From Student to Warrior: A Military History of the College of William and Mary
Wilford Kale
Botetourt Press
MILITARY NON-FICTION
Route 9 Problem: The Battle for Lang Vei
Dave Stockwell
Book Publishers Network
www.langveibattle.com
MOTIVATIONAL
leven Days: From 35 million to food stamps, what a family gains when losing the American dream
JC Cochrane
R House Publishing LLC
www.jccochrane.com
MOTIVATIONAL
Compounding Your Confidence: Strategies to Expand Your Opportunities for Success
Jill J. Johnson, MBA
Johnson Consulting Services
www.jcs-usa.com
MOTIVATIONAL
Black Hearts White Minds
Mitch Margo
Mission Possible Press
www.mitchmargo.com
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
Rickie Trujillo
Nicholas Bradley
Upper Hand Press
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
The Speechwriter
J.P. Maximus
CreateSpace
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
The Selah Branch
Ted Neill
Tenebray Press
www.tenebraypress.org
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
To Everything A Season
Sherri Schaeffer
CreateSpace
MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION
Walking Our Talk - A Journey Through the Maze of Cross-Race Friendship
Kari Bower & La Fonda Riggins
Suemaegirls
www.walkingourtalk.net
MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION
The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree
Ruth DyckFehderau
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
www.ruthdyckfehderau.com
MUSIC
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years, 1926-1966)
Kenneth Womack
Chicago Review Press
www.kennethwomack.com
MYSTERY
The Advocate's Homicides (The Advocate Series Book 8)
Teresa Burrell
Silent Thunder Publishing
www.teresaburrell.com
MYSTERY
Demon Spirit, Devil Sea
Charlene D'Avanzo
Maine Authors Publishing & Coopoerative
www.charlenedavanzo.com
MYSTERY
Last Seen, A Dr.Pepper Hunt Mystery
J.L. Doucette
She Writes Press
www.jldoucette.com
MYSTERY
The Ploy
Marilyn Jax
Beaver's Pond Press
www.marilynjax.com
MYSTERY
A Death in Bali: A Jenna Murphy Mystery
Nancy Tingley
Swallow Press
MYSTERY
Vacant Eyes
Christine Mager Wevik
CreateSpace
www.christinemagerwevik.com
NATURE
Shelby Farms Park: Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America's Great 21st Century Urban Park
Tom Jones
Susan Schadt Press
www.smartcitymemphis.com
NATURE
Deep into Yellowstone: A Year's Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy
Rick Lamplugh
Self-Published
www.ricklamplugh.com
NEW ADULT FICTION
Fade to Blue
H.M. Jones
Feminine Collective
www.hmjones.net
NEW ADULT FICTION
Lucky or Not, Here I Come
Gerry Orz
CreateSpace
NEW ADULT FICTION
The Anuan Legacy
Traci Ison Schafer
Inkana Publishing LLC
www.traciisonschafer.com
NEW ADULT NON-FICTION
The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer
Karmak Bagisbayev
CreateSpace
www.thelastfaith.com
NEW ADULT NON-FICTION
F.A.I.L.* To Win: 4 Simple Principles To Get You Out Of Your Own Way *For All Is Love
Triffany Hammond
Silver Maple Publishing
www.TriffanyHammond.com
NEW AGE FICTION
Rediscovering Charlie
J.P. Maximus
CreateSpace
NEW AGE FICTION
Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age
John Joseph Teressi
High Castle Publishing
www.portalsintimebook.com
NEW AGE NON-FICTION
Third Real: Conscious Creation Goes Back to the Movies
Brent Marchant
CreateSpace
www.brentmarchant.com
SHOW MORE WINNERS
 
 
NEW AGE NON-FICTION
Soul Sins and Regrettable Lies
Bud Megargee
CreateSpace
www.budmegargee.com
NEW AGE NON-FICTION
The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry - Seven Steps to Your Personal Gold
Xianna Michaels
Alcabal Press, LLC
www.xiannamichaels.com
NEW FICTION
The Fire Escape Belongs in Brooklyn (A Novel based on The Fire Escape Stories)
Chuck Cascio
Bianca Rosa Press
www.chuckcascioauthor.com
NEW FICTION
Rambling Into Madness
Chris Feld
High Prairie Press
www.chrisfeldwrites.com
NEW FICTION
The Northeast Quarter
S.M. Harris
Wheatmark
www.smharriswrites.com
NEW FICTION
Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City
Christine Evelyn Volker
She Writes Press
www.christinevolkerauthor.com
NEW FICTION
Slay the Dragon
Laura A. Zubulake
Laura A. Zubulake
www.laurazubulake.com
NEW NON-FICTION
Two Towers
T.D. Arkenberg
Outskirts Press
www.tdarkenberg.com
NEW NON-FICTION
See You at the 7: Stories from the Bay Area's Last Original Mile House
Vanessa Garcia & Regina Abuyuan
Self-Published
www.7milehouse.com
NEW NON-FICTION
Sky Theater: Essays on Rural Life and Community from the Editor of Dakotafire Magazine
Heidi Marttila-Losure
Prairiesummer Books
www.dakotafire.net
NEW NON-FICTION
Tenacity: You Don't Have to Get Lost in Nepal to Find Yourself, But it Helps!
Keith Renninson
Shellhouse Press
www.keithrenninson.com
NEW NON-FICTION
Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience
Rebecca Faye Smith Galli
She Writes Press
www.beckygalli.com
NON-FICTION
I'm the One Who Got Away
Andrea Jarrell
She Writes Press
NON-FICTION
Art: Become Confident Fast
Aron Kuehnemann
Aron Kuehnemann
PARENTING & FAMILY
Garden of Values
Titus Yong, Chloe Young, Aeron Young
Titus Yong
PERFORMING ARTS
CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live
Ronald Rand
Wyatt Mackenzie Publishing
www.createthebook.com
PERSONAL GROWTH
F.A.I.L.* To Win: 4 Simple Principles To Get You Out Of Your Own Way *For All Is Love
Triffany Hammond
Silver Maple Publishing
www.TriffanyHammond.com
PERSONAL GROWTH
Joy! Joy! Joy! 7 Mind Body Spirit Self-Help Practices to Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Reverse Memory Loss and Live Happy
Ellen Wood
www.bookofjoyjoyjoy.com
StarHouse Creations LLC
PHILOSOPHY
The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer
Karmak Bagisbayev
CreateSpace
www.thelastfaith.com
PHOTOGRAPHY
Snake Medicine - Scared Earth Sites: Seeing the Unseen, Vol. 1
Scott Angus & Emily Sopensky
Sopensky/Angus LLC
www.sacredearthsites.com
PICTURE BOOKS - PRESCHOOL
The Inn at the Edge of the World
Jeremy J. Griffon
Mascot Books
www.edgeoftheworldbook.com
PICTURE BOOKS - PRESCHOOL
Have I Ever Told You?
Shani King
Beaver's Pond Press
www.shanimking.com
PICTURE BOOKS - AGES 4-8
The Blossom Shoppe
Katherine & Caroline Brickley
The Blossom Shoppe
www.blossomcompanyct.com
PICTURE BOOKS - AGES 4-8
Zelda the Curious (STEM Girls Books)
Kristi Grigsby
Kristi Grigsby, LLC
www.stemgirlsbooks.com
PICTURE BOOKS - AGES 4-8
Emma's Book of Courage
Emma Lindberg
Wisdom House Books
www.emmascourage.com
PICTURE BOOKS - AGES 4-8
Reading Is Fun! Imagine That!
Ruth A. Radmore
SparkPress
www.readingisfunimaginethat.com
PICTURE BOOKS - ALL-AGES
What Do You Do With A Chance?
Kobi Yamada
Compendium
POETRY
Calling a Wolf a Wolf
Kaveh Akbar
Alice James Books
www.kavehakbar.com
POETRY
Disinheritance
John Sibley Williams
Apprentice House Press
www.johnsibleywilliams.wordpress.com
POETRY
OLENSO Poems & memories of an African village girl
Hannah Yaawusuah Adjepong
Inspire & Bless Ltd
www.hannahyaawusuahadjepong.co.uk
POLITICAL
The Liberal Ethos
Lawrence Eubank
CreateSpace
www.larryeubank.com
POLITICAL
Reading Tea Leaves After Trump
Thelma T. Reyna
Golden Foothills Press
www.authorthelmareyna.com
POLITICAL THRIILER
The Shepherd's Calculus
C. S. Farrelly
Cavan Bridge Press
www.csfarrelly.com
POLITICAL THRIILER
Shifting Sands: Tradecraft: Phase One
Michael Shusko
Self-Published
www.michaelshusko.com
PRE-TEEN FICTION
Excerpts From An Unknown Guidebook: Book I - Phases of the Moon
Josef Bastian
Folkteller, LLC
www.folktellerstories.com
PRE-TEEN FICTION
Veronica and the Volcano
Geoffrey Cook
Violet Moon
www.geoffreycook.com
PRE-TEEN NON-FICTION
"Why Can't You Stop Talking?!" 11-Year Old Me & ADHD
S.A. Leigh
Self-Published
PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY
Building Social Relationships 2: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Scott Bellini
AAPC Publishing
PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY
Rambling Into Madness
Chris Feld
High Prairie Press
www.chrisfeldwrites.com
PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY
Four Seasons of Loneliness: A Lawyer's Case Studies
J.W. Freiberg
Philia Books, Ltd.
www.thelonelinessbook.com
PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY
Adderall Blues
Brian J. Robinson
Koehler Books
REFERENCE
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography
Robert B. Zeuschner
Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
REFERENCE
The Best Little Grammar Collection Ever!
Ariene Miller
bigwords101
www.bigwords101.com
REGIONAL FICTION: MIDWEST
A Ring of Truth
Michelle Cox
She Writes Press
www.michellecoxauthor.com
REGIONAL FICTION: MIDWEST
You Gotta Be Dirty: The Outlaws Motocycle Club In & Around Wisconsin
Michael Grogan
Badger Wordsmith, LLC
REGIONAL FICTION: MIDWEST
The Mermaids of Lake Michigan
Suzanne Kamata
Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing
www.suzannekamata.com
REGIONAL FICTION: NORTHEAST
The Ghost Chronicles 2
Marlo Berliner
Self-Published
www.marloberliner.com
REGIONAL FICTION: NORTHEAST
Wilderhall
Jeanne Farewell
Puddingdale Press
www.jeannefarewell.com
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHEAST
Tears Before Exaltation
Fidelis O. Mkparu
Harvard Square Editions
www.fidelismkparu.com