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NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Winners of the 12th Annual Contest!

 
ACTION/ADVENTURE
Las Hermanas
Raedene Jeannette Melin
FriesenPress
www.rjmbooks.ca
ADDICTION & RECOVERY
Secret Keeper
Jane Alvey Harris
Self-Published
www.janealveyharris.com
ADULT COOKING BOOK
Enchanting Mandala Mazes: Puzzles to Ponder and Solve
Elizabeth Carpenter with Aurelie Ronfaut
Get Creative 6 / Soho Publishing
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
Black & White
Ben Burgess Jr
Legacy Books LLC
AFRICAN AMERICAN NON-FICTION
Escaping the Lion and the Leopard
Ellie Porte Parker
Dog Ear Publishing
AGING
The Book of Balance: Rehab Secrets to Improve Your Balance and Decrease Your Risk of Falling
Lex Gonzales
CreateSpace
ANIMALS & PETS
The Wrong Dog: An Unlikely Tale of Unconditional Love
David Elliot Cohen
Yellow Pear Press
ANTHOLOGY
Sound Generation: The Resonant Voices of Teen Girls
Keren Taylor
WriteGirl Publications
www.writegirl.org
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Beautiful Hero: How We Survived The Khmer Rouge
Jennifer H. Lau
Lotus Book Group
www.JenniferLau.net
BIOGRAPHY GENERAL
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
See You at the 7: Stories from the Bay Area's Last Original Mile House
Vanessa Garcia & Regina Abuyuan
Self-Published
www.7milehouse.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
The Map to Abundance: The No-Exceptions Guide to Creating Money, Success, & Bliss
Boni Lonnsburry
Inner Art, Inc.
www.livealifeyoulove.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN-CHILDREN'S PICTURE
Have I Ever Told You?
Shani King
Beaver's Pond Press
www.shanimking.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN - FICTION
The 53rd Card
Virginia Weiss
Beaver's Pond Press
BOOK COVER DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas
Nina J. Hendee, Edd C. Hendee, Lisa Hendee Blackard, Kristin Ann Hendee Blackford and Corbin Blackford
Taste of Texas
www.tasteoftexascookbook.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - FICTION
Marjorie Sue and the "Pink Bullet"
Rebecca Morgan
Mascot Books
www.marjoriesue.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN - NON-FICTION
Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas
Nina J. Hendee, Edd C. Hendee, Lisa Hendee Blackard, Kristin Ann Hendee Blackford and Corbin Blackford
Taste of Texas
www.tasteoftexascookbook.com
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
& SMALL BUSINESS
Set for Life: Dominate Life, Money, and The American Dream
Scott Trench
BiggerPockets Publishing
BUSINESS GENERAL
The Disabled Workforce: What the ADA Never Anticipated
Rachel Shaw
CreateSpace
www.shawhrconsulting.com
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
The Launch Book: Motivational Stories to Launch Your Idea, Business or Next Career
Sanyin Siang
LID Publishing
www.lidpublishing.com/book/the-launch-book/
CAREER
Compounding Your Confidence: Strategies to Expand Your Opportunities for Success
Jill J. Johnson, MBA
Johnson Consulting Services
www.jcs-usa.com
CAREGIVING
Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging
Melanie P. Merriman
Green Writers Press
www.melaniemerriman.com
CHAPTER BOOKS
The Collapsing Kingdom
Benjamin Ellefson
Beaver's Pond Press
www.benjaminellefson.com
CHIC-LIT
Seeds of Intention
Andrea Thome
Hesse Creek Media
www.andreathome.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Adriana's Quest: The Birth of the Tooth Fairy
Kevin L. McQuaid
Kayelem Publishing LLC
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
Lily Pond
Shelley Daniels Lekven
Claytown Press
www.lilypondbook.com
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
MIMI the MONARCH, A Butterfly's Transformation on Mackinac Island
Mark & Natalia Wohletz
Mackinac Memories Press
www.mackinacmemoriespress.com
CHILDREN'S RELIGION
Bhagavad Gita for Children
Pegasus for Kids
B Jain Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
www.pegasusforkids.com
COFFEE TABLE BOOK
The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle For Justice
Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt
Against All Odds Productions
www.againstallodds.com
COMEDY
Woo-Woo
Joe Coccaro
Koehler Books
www.joecoccaro.com
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Spartan & The Green Egg: A Trip To The Rainforest
Nabila Khashoggi
Full Cycle Publications, Inc.
www.spartanandthegreenegg.com
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
Saving Phoebe Murrow
Herta Feely
Upper Hand Press
www.hertafeely.com
COOKBOOKS - GENERAL
Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas
Nina J. Hendee, Edd C. Hendee, Lisa Hendee Blackard, Kristin Ann Hendee Blackford and Corbin Blackford
Taste of Texas
www.tasteoftexascookbook.com
COOKBOOKS - INTERNATIONAL
Jewels of Persia - Exotic Dishes from the Ancient Land
Sharon B-Nejad
Self-Published
www.jewelsofpersia.com.au
COOKBOOKS - REGIONAL
Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas
Nina J. Hendee, Edd C. Hendee, Lisa Hendee Blackard, Kristin Ann Hendee Blackford and Corbin Blackford
Taste of Texas
www.tasteoftexascookbook.com
CRAFTS & HOBBIES
Designing Poppers, Sliders & Divers
Steven B. Schweitzer
Pixachrome Publishing
www.pixachrome.com
CRIME FICTION
Monsters In The Hallway
Capt. Jim Kosmo
Beaver's Pond Press
www.jimkosmo.com
CROSS GENRE
The White Raven
Carrie D. Miller
FiveFold Press
www.carriedmiller.com
CURRENT EVENTS
The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle For Justice
Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt
Against All Odds Productions
www.againstallodds.com
DEATH & DYING
Love Never Dies: A Psychic Artist Illustrates True Stories of the Afterlife
Jane De Frost
Jane's Inspiration Press
www.janesinspiration.com
EDUCATION
Building Social Relationships 2: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Scott Bellini
AAPC Publishing
ENVIRONMENT
Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World
Ellen Moyer
Chris Kennedy Publishing
www.ellenmoyerphd.com
EROTICA
Sirius: Hidden Truth
A.L. Long
Self-Published
www.allongbooks.com
FACTION
Rambling Into Madness
Chris Feld
High Prairie Press
www.chrisfeldwrites.com
FANTASY
The Wizards of Central Park West
Arjay Lewis
Arjay Entertainment, Inc.
www.arjaylewis.com
FINE ARTS
Art: Become Confident Fast
Aron Kuehnemann
Self-Published
FRIENDSHIP
Tears Before Exaltation
Fidelis O. Mkparu
Harvard Square Editions
www.fidelismkparu.com
GENERAL FICTION
An Exaltation of Larks
Suanne Laqueur
Cathedral Rock Press
www.suannelaqueurwrites.com
GIFT BOOKS
Whispers in the Wilderness
Erik Stensland
Morning Light Photography
www.imagesofrmnp.com
GREEN LIVING
Sustainable Business in Iowa: How Leading Companies Profit from Environmental and Social Responsibility
Adam Hammes
CreateSpace
www.eco-fluence.com
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GRIEF
Newly Widowed, Now Socially Awkward: Facing Interpersonal Challenges After Loss
Eileen L. Cooley, PhD
CreateSpace
www.eileencooleyphd.com
HEALTH GENERAL
The Practical Patient: Your Personal Guide Through The Medical Maze
Gail Zacok, MSN, RN, FNP-C
CreateSpace
www.thepracticalpatient.com
HISTORICAL FICTION
The Murderer's Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel
Erika Mailman
Bonhomie Press
www.erikamailman.com
HISTORY - GENERAL
Arch of History through Atlantis, Sumeria, Israel
Lola S. Kohen
Whirlwind Publishing Group
www.lolaskohen.com
HISTORY - UNITED STATES
The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle For Justice
Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt
Against All Odds Productions
www.againstallodds.com
HOLIDAY
The Christmas Redemption: A Courtroom Adventure
Landis Wade
Lystra Books & Literary Services
www.landiswade.com
HORROR
The Muse: A Novel Of Unrelenting Terror
Arjay Lewis
Arjay Entertainment, Inc.
www.arjaylewis.com
HUMOR
Oink. A Food for Thought Mystery
J.L. Newton
She Writes Press
www.judithnewton.com
INSPIRATION
Whispers in the Wilderness
Erik Stensland
Morning Light Photography
www.imagesofrmnp.com
JUVENILE FICTION
Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy
Richard Due
Gibbering Gnome Press
www.willasnap.com
JUVENILE NON-FICTION
California Illustrated
Mark Drenth
Sunnyscene LLC
LEADERSHIP
The Yoga of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Health, Happiness, and Inspiring Total Team Engagement
Tarra Mitchell
TarraYoga
www.tarramitchell.com
LEGAL THRILLER
The Truth About Thea
Amy Impellizzeri
Wyatt MacKenzie Publishing
www.amyimpellizzeri.com
LGBTQ FICTION
The Square Donut
Lauren Crane
Backyard Bird Publishing
www.laurencrane.com
LGBTQ FICTION FOR CHILDREN
& YOUNG ADULTS
Chasing Nirvana
Ellyn Oaksmith
Emoticon Publishing
LGBTQ NON-FICTION
Going to Wings
Sandra Worsham
Third Lung Press
www.sworsham.com
LITERARY FICTION
Other Islands: Book Three of the Hook & Jill Saga
Andrea Jones
Reginetta Press
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Talent Brand: The Complete Guide to Creating Emotional Employee Buy-In for Your Organization
Jody Ordioni
LID Publishing
www.thetalentbrand.com
MARRIAGE
Blindsided By His Betrayal: Surviving the Shock of Your Husband's Infidelity: Advice From A Marriage Therapist
Caroline Madden
Train of Thought Press
www.CarolineMadden.com
MEDICAL
Tears Before Exaltation
Fidelis O. Mkparu
Harvard Square Editions
www.fidelismkparu.com
MEDICAL THRILLER
The Prize
Geoffrey M Cooper
Bookbaby
www.geofcooper.com
MEMOIR
Beautiful Hero: How We Survived The Khmer Rouge
Jennifer H. Lau
Lotus Book Group
www.JenniferLau.net
MILITARY FICTION
Once A Colonel
H. P. Shreve
CreateSpace
www.heather-shreve.com
MILITARY NON-FICTION
The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault
William C. McDonald, III & Barbara L. Evenson
Shadow Tiger Press
www.shadowtiger.org
MOTIVATIONAL
The Yoga of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Health, Happiness, and Inspiring Total Team Engagement
Tarra Mitchell
TarraYoga
www.tarramitchell.com
MOVIES & TV
Run, Holly, Run!
Kathy Coleman
Wyatt MacKenzie Publishing
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories
Marcia Fine
L'Image Press
www.marciafine.com
MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION
Garden of Values
Titus Yong, Chloe Young, Aeron Young
Titus Yong
MUSIC
Music at the White House from the 18th to the 21st Centuries
Elise K. Kirk
The White House Historical Association
MYSTERY
The Mad Hatter's Son: An Annie Collins Mystery
Helen Starbuck
Routt Street Press
www.helenstarbuck.com
NATURE
Whispers in the Wilderness
Erik Stensland
Morning Light Photography
www.imagesofrmnp.com
NEW ADULT FICTION
The Chosen Ones
Lisa Luciano
Micro Publishing Media
www.lisawritingworld.com
NEW ADULT NON-FICTION
Overland: Remembering Southeast Asia
Caryn Green
Manitou & Cedar Press
www.manitou-cedarpress.com
NEW AGE FICTION
Confessions of a Cloak Artist
Jeff R. McGowan
Knockout Press
www.jeffrmcgowan.com
NEW AGE NON-FICTION
Love Never Dies: A Psychic Artist Illustrates True Stories of the Afterlife
Jane De Frost
Jane's Inspiration Press
www.janesinspiration.com
NEW FICTION
A Hero Dreams
Mark Ristau
Beaver's Pond Press
www.markristau.com
NEW NON-FICTION
The Fall and Rise of Tyler Johnson
Patrice Johnson
CreateSpace
www.fallandriseoftylerjohnson.wordpress.com
NON-FICTION
Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Christopher Zoukis
Middle Street Publishing
www.christopherzoukis.com
PARENTING & FAMILY
Get the Most Out of Motherhood: A Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Parenting Guide
Ali Katz
Skyhorse Publishing
www.hotmesstomindfulmom.com
PERFORMING ARTS
Dance Across The USA
Jonathan Givens
Jonathan Givens
www.danceatusa.com
PERSONAL GROWTH
Hidden Treasure: How to Break Free of Five Patterns that Hide Your True Self
Alice McDowell, PhD
She Writes Press
www.alicemcdowellauthor.com
PHILOSOPHY
Stones: Meditations on Human Authenticity
Mark Seely
Big Table Publishing Company
www.markseelybooks.com
PHOTOGRAPHY
The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle For Justice
Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt
Against All Odds Productions
www.againstallodds.com
PICTURE BOOKS - PRESCHOOL
Glitter the Unicorn Goes to the Moon
Callie Chapman
Glitter the Unicorn
www.glittertheunicorn.com
PICTURE BOOKS - AGES 4-8
The Adventures of Cloud Girl
Dael Oates & Stephen Beck
Left Shoe Lost
www.theadventuresofcloudgirl.com
PICTURE BOOKS - ALL-AGES
Jerome's Gift
Trent Denham
Condotta Press
www.jeromesgift.com
POETRY
Some Say The Lark
Jennifer Chang
Alice James Books
POLITICAL
Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives
Anne Michaud
Ogunquit Press
www.annemichaud.com
POLITICAL THRIILER
Do Not Ask
Elaine Williams Crockett
BookBaby
www.elainewilliamscrockett.com
PRE-TEEN FICTION
The Revenge of Zachariah Kermit Higgins
A.S. Wood
CreateSpace
www.aswoodwriter.com
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ACTION/ADVENTURE
Las Hermanas
Raedene Jeannette Melin
FriesenPress
www.rjmbooks.ca
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PRE-TEEN NON-FICTION
Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis
Amanda E. Doyle & Melanie A. Adams
Missouri Historical Society Press
PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY
The Social Times Curriculum
Kari Dunn Buron
AAPC Publishing
www.aapcpublishing.net
REFERENCE
Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Christopher Zoukis
Middle Street Publishing
www.christopherzoukis.com
REGIONAL FICTION: MIDWEST
Monsters In The Hallway
Capt. Jim Kosmo
Beaver's Pond Press
www.jimkosmo.com
REGIONAL FICTION: NORTHEAST
My Mother's Son
David Hirshberg
Fig Tree Books LLC
www.davidhirshberg.com
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHEAST
Christmas Ivy
Judy DuCharme
Prism Book Group, a division of Pelican Book Group
www.judithducharme.com
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHWEST
A Killing at Lynx Lake
Sharon Sterling
Changing Lines Press LLC
www.sharonsterling.net
REGIONAL FICTION: WEST
Ash Falls
Warren Read
Ig Publishing
www.warren-read.com
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: MIDWEST
Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis, 1849
Christopher Alan Gordon
Missouri Historical Society Press
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: SOUTHEAST
Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls - A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition
Mike Lewis
Susan Schadt Press
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: SOUTHWEST
Heading Home: Field Notes
Peter Anderson
Conundrum Press
www.petehowardanderson.com
PRE-TEEN NON-FICTION
Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis
Amanda E. Doyle & Melanie A. Adams
Missouri Historical Society Press
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: WEST
The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town
Jennifer K. Crittenden
Whistling Rabbit Press
www.mammothletters.com
RELATIONSHIPS
Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62
B. Lynn Goodwin
Koehler Books
www.writeradvice.com
RELIGION FICTION
The 53rd Card
Virginia Weiss
Beaver's Pond Press
RELIGION NON-FICTION
Void if Detached: Seeking Modern Spirituality Through My Father's Old Sermons
Sarah Bowen
Teras Publishing
www.thisissarahbowen.com
ROMANCE
Aphrodite's Tears
Hannah Fielding
London Wall Publishing
www.hannahfielding.net
SALES & MARKETING
Ride The Wave: How To Embrace Change and Create A Powerful New Relationship With Risk
John Wessinger
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
www.lateralussolutions.com/book
SCIENCE FICTION
The Anuan Legacy
Traci Ison Schafer
Inkana Publishing LLC
www.traciisonschafer.com
SELF HELP: GENERAL
50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection
Gigi Langer PhD
Possum Hill Press
www.gigilanger.com
SELF HELP: MOTIVATIONAL
Life101: A Guide to Your Personal Evolution
Dawn Romeo & Linda Voogd
Xlibris
SELF HELP: SPIRITUAL
Living Happy to Be ME! Dancing Your Soul Lightstyle
Valerie Rene Sheppard
The Heart of Living Vibrantly
www.happytobeme.net
SEXUALITY
Fuschia Parade: One Woman's Quest for Sex, Love and Redemption
Heather Martin
CreateSpace
www.HeatherMartin.org
SHORT STORIES
The Loss of All Lost Things
Amina Gautier
Elixir Press
www.aminagautier.wordpress.com
SMALL BOOKS
Instant Insights on...Career Wellness for Chronic Illness Warriors
Diana Hallare
Crescendo Publishing
chroniconomics@gmail.com
SOCIAL/POLITICAL CHANGE
We're On: A June Jordan Reader
Edited by Christopher Keller & Jan Heller Levi
Alice James Book
SPECIALTY
California Illustrated
Mark Drenth
Sunnyscene LLC
SPIRITUALITY
Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness
Pranada Comtois
Chandra Media
www.pranadacomtois.com
SPORTS
Designing Poppers, Sliders & Divers
Steven B. Schweitzer
Pixachrome Publishing
www.pixachrome.com
STEAMPUNK
The Engine Woman's Light
Laurel Anne Hill
Sand Hill Review Press
www.laurelannehill.com
SUSPENSE
Before Evil
Alex Kava
Prairie Wind Publishing
www.alexkava.com
TECHNOLOGY
Seeing Around Corners: How to Unlock the Potential of Big Data
Graham Hogg
LID Publishing
www.seeingaroundcorners.com
THRILLER
The Girl Who Lived
Christopher Greyson
Greyson Media
www.christophergreyson.com
TRAVEL
Ujjain: The Eternal City
Vikas Singh
DB Corp, Ltd.
VISIONARY FICTION
The One Apart: A Novel
Justine Avery
CreateSpace
www.justineavery.com
WELL-BEING
15 Steps to Healthy Living
Gordon Fimreite
Washington Suite Publishing
www.drfimreite.com
WESTERN FICTION
The Wanderer and the New West
Adam Bender
Self-Published
www.whoisthewanderer.com
WESTERN NON-FICTION
San Luis Obispo County Outlaws: Desperados, Vigilantes and Bootleggers
Jim Gregory
The History Press
www.arroyograndehistory.com
WOMEN'S FICTION
Zetty
Debra Whiting Alexander
Luminare Press
WOMEN'S ISSUES
Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive: A Middle Eastern Woman's Story
Dima Ghawi
Self-Published
www.breakingvases.com
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
What The Valley Knows
Heather Christie
Black Rose Writing
www.HeatherChristieBooks.com
YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION
There's Beauty Inside... This Young Lady: Helping Teens Become Beautiful from the Inside Out
Ciara Ijames
CI Publishing Group
www.ciaraijames.com
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