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NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Winners of the 13th Annual Contest!

 
ACTION/ADVENTURE
The Maw
Taylor Zajonc
taylorzajonc.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
A Fistful of Honey
Malena Crawford
MalenaCrawford.com
AFRICAN AMERICAN NON-FICTION
The Power of Thanksgiving: A Blueprint for Contentment, Fulfillment, and Well-Being through Gratitude
Dr. Joyce Addo-Atuah
AGING
The Wilds of Aging: A Journey of Heart and Mind
Rick Lamplugh
ricklamplugh.blogspot.com
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
90 Days to Live
Rodney & Paige Stamps
attackingcancer.org
ANIMALS/PETS
In the Doghouse: A Couple's Breakup from Their Dog's Point of View
Teri Case
www.tericase.com
ANTHOLOGY
Shaking The Tree: brazen. short. memoir
Laura L Engel
www.lauralengel.com
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times
Lois Farfel Stark
www.loisfstark.com
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru
Susan Shumsky
www.drsusan.org
BIOGRAPHY: GENERAL
Bullets & Babies
Richard Ballo
www.richardballo.com
BIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL
Child of the Forest
Jack L. Grossman & James Buchanan
jackgrossman.com
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
AWAKEN: 6 Sacred Steps to Remember Who You Are & Why You're Here
Julie Santiago
juliesantiago.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN
CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
Rowdy Randy
Casey Rislov
www.caseyrislovbooks.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN: FICTION
All The Broken People
Amy Rivers
www.amyrivers.com
BOOK COVER DESIGN: NON-FICTION
The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times
Lois Farfel Stark
www.loisfstark.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN: FICTION
Patterns: Stories
Sandra Worsham
www.sworsham.com
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN: NON-FICTION
Come To The Lake: Reflections On A Cottage Life
Anne Goodwin
www.pleasurablepausepress.com
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP &
SMALL BUSINESS
Generating Business Referrals Without Asking: A Simple 5 Step Plan To A Referral Explosion
Stacey Brown Randall
www.staceybrownrandall.com
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations
Mark C. Perna
www.markcperna.com
CANCER
Paint Your Hair Blue: A Celebration of Life with Hope for Tomorrow in the Face of Pediatric Cancer
Sue Matthews & Andrea Cohane
www.paintyourhairblue.com
CAREER
Grounded: Leading Your Life with Intention
Nancy M. Dahl
CAREGIVING
Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving
Kathi Koll
www.kathikoll.com
CHAPTER BOOKS
Case of the Missing Poodle
Rannah Gray, Madelyn Tom & Katherine Tom
www.rannahgray.com/books
CHICK-LIT
Runaways
Rachel Sawden
www.rachelsawden.com
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Pickles + Ocho
Dan Wellik
CHILDRENS INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
My Afrikah Hair
Melanie L. Houston
melaniehouston.net
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
Little Birder: A Field Guide to Birds of the Alphabet
Jessalyn Claire Beasley
www.jessalynclaire.com
CHILDREN'S RELIGION
Angel on Assignment: An Angelic Tradition
Wanda Carter Roush
www.angelonassignment.com
COFFEE TABLE BOOK
Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us
Charlotte Caldwell
www.charlottecaldwell.com
COMEDY
The Last Thunk
Gerard Farrell
www.ggfarrell.com
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Blackwax Boulevard: Five Years, What A Surprise (2012-2017)
Dmitri Jackson
www.dmitrijackson.com
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
The Timeshare
Ari Shaffer
www.booksbyari.com
COOKBOOKS: GENERAL
What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, Second Edition
Jeanne Besser & Barbara L. Grant, MS, RDN, CSO w/The American Cancer Society
COOKBOOKS: REGIONAL
My Little Michigan Kitchen: Recipes and Stories from a Homemade Life Lived Well
Mandy McGovern
kitchenjoyblog.com
CRAFTS & HOBBIES
Gather & Make: Plant-Based Projects For All Seasons
Genevieve Layman
www.gathermakebook.com
CRIME FICTION
The Company of Demons
Michael Jordan
www.michaeljordanbooks.com
CROSS GENRE
A Promise Given
Michelle Cox
michellecoxauthor.com
CURRENT EVENTS
Dead Serious and Lighthearted: The Memorable Words of Modern America, Volume III (1994-2015)
Mack W. Borgen
mackwborgen.com
DEATH & DYING
Dying Well: Our Journey of Love and Loss
Susan Ducharme Hoben
susanducharmehoben.com
DIVORCE
Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal, A Survival Guide
Rosemary Lombardy
www.breakingbonds.com
EDUCATION
The Power of the Socratic Classroom: Students. Questions. Dialogue. Learning.
Charles Ames Fischer
charlesamesfischer.com
ENTERTAINMENT
Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends
Tom Johnson & David Fantle
ENVIRONMENT
The Ugly Fight: Unleashing Artificial Intelligence Against Global Warming
R.S. Amblee
EROTICA
Smitten
Juliet Braddock
www.julietbraddock.com
FACTION
The Deceit of Riches
V M Karren
www.flybynightpress.com
FANTASY
THE LIGHT OF DISTANT SUNS
Peter Canova
popeannalisa.com
FICTION: GENERAL
Darling Girl
Terry H Watkins
www.terryhwatkins.com
FRIENDSHIP
The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride
Joe Siple
www.joesiple.com
GIFT BOOKS
Inspire: from the art part of my heart
Mary Chernoff
www.theartpartofmyheart.com
GRIEF
Searching for Spenser
Margaret Kramar
www.margaretkramar.com
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HEALTH: GENERAL
Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football
Merill Hoge
brainwashedbook.com
HISTORICAL FICTION
ANGEL IN THE FOG
TJ Turner
www.tjturnerauthor.com
HISTORY: GENERAL
Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped The State
George S. LeMieux & Laura E. Mize
floridamade.net; lauramizewriting.com
HISTORY: UNITED STATES
Dead Serious and Lighthearted: The Memorable Words of Modern America, Volume I (1957-1976)
Mack W. Borgen
mackwborgen.com
HOLIDAY
FIVE EQUALS ONE, Vol. 1
Mary Korte
www.havetpress.com
HOME & GARDEN
Gardens of Corfu
Rachel Weaving & Marianne Majerus
www.gardensofcorfu.com
HORROR
The Dark Verse, Vol. 4: Within the Depths of Soul
M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
www.sharkchild.com
HUMOR
Roses are Red, Violets are stealing loose change from my pockets while I sleep
David S. Atkinson
http://davidsatkinsonwriting.com/
INSPIRATION
The Little Love That Could: Stories of Tenacious Love, Underdogs, and Ragamuffins
Pamela Capone
pamelacapone.com
JUVENILE FICTION
Falling Through Blankets of Stars
Keith Marcotti
www.amazon.com/author/keithmarcotti
LEADERSHIP
Your Body is Your Brain: Leverage your somatic intelligence to find purpose, build resilience, deepen relationships and lead more powerfully
Amanda Blake
embright.org
LEGAL THRILLER
Justice Gone
N. Lombardi Jr
author-n-lombardi-jr.com
LGBTQ FICTION
The '49 Indian
Craig Moody
LGBTQ FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill
Lee Wind
www.leewind.org
LGBTQ NON-FICTION
We: An Adoption and a Memoir
Ben Barnz
LITERARY FICTION
A Marriage in Four Seasons
Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki
MARRIAGE
Erotic Love & Marriage: Improve Your Sex Life and Your Emotional Connection
Frederick D. Mondin
MEDICAL
Uncivil Commitment: A Memoir of my daughter's struggle with Biplolar Disorder and the Mental Health System
Thea Amidov Esperanza
MEDICAL THRILLER
Cognition
Jacques St-Malo
MEMOIR
Freckled: A Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii
TW Neal
tobyneal.net
MILITARY FICTION
Lions of the Desert
Samuel Marquis
samuelmarquisbooks.com
MILITARY NON-FICTION
Tiger Bravo's War: An epic year with an elite airborne rifle company of the 101st Airborne Division's "Wandering Warriors," during the height of the Vietnam War.
Rick St John
MISCELLANEOUS
Cockloft: Scenes from a Gay Marriage
Kyle Thomas Smith
MOTIVATIONAL
E.A.T. An Unconventional Decade In The Life Of A Cancer Patient
Kathy Mydlach Bero
www.kathymydlachbero.com
MOVIES & TV
The Road to Oz: The Evolution, Creation and Legacy of a Motion Picture Masterpiece
Jay Scarfone & William Stillman
www.williamstillman.com
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
The Serpent, The Puma, and The Condor: A Tale of Machu Picchu
Gayle Marie
gaylemarieauthor.com
MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION
America Deconstructed
Chaithanya Sohan & Shaima Adin
www.csohan.com
MYSTERY
A Pilgrimage to Death
J. J. Cagney
www.jjcagney.com
NATURE
The Ashokan Way: Landscape's Path into Consciousness
Gail Straub
www.empowermentinstitute.net
NEW ADULT FICTION
Wild World
Peter S. Rush
NEW ADULT NON-FICTION
Terrible Omens: Happiness Is the Other Way
Alane Gray
www.alanegray.com
NEW AGE FICTION
Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales
Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.
ayncatessullivan.com
NEW AGE NON-FICTION
In Search of Lost Lives: Desire, Sanskaras, and the Evolution of a Mind & Soul
Michael Goddart
www.goddart.com
NEW FICTION
ESCAPEMENT: An Exquisite Tale of Love and Passion
Kristen Wolf
www.kristenwolf.com
NEW NON-FICTION
Autism Uncensored: Pulling Back the Curtain
Whitney Ellenby
whitneyellenby.com
NON-FICTION
Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI
R. Scott Decker
www.rscottdecker.com
PARENTING & FAMILY
Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations
Mark C. Perna
www.markcperna.com
PERFORMING ARTS
The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected
Edwin Wong
risktheatre.com
PERSONAL GROWTH
Just Be, Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity
Suresh Ramaswamy
JustBeBook.org
PHILOSOPHY
Figures of the One Must Go
Victor Living
authorvictorliving.com
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cultures In Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul
Oliver Klink
www.culturesintransition.com
PICTURE BOOKS - AGES 4-8
Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story
Mark Seth Lender
www.smeagulltheseagull.com
PICTURE BOOKS - ALL AGES
Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops
Lisa Anne Novelline
lisaannenovelline.com
PICTURE BOOKS - PRESCHOOL
The Busy Toddler's A to Z
Susie & Vincent Pi
POETRY
Isako Isako
Mia Ayumi Malhotra
miamalhotra.com
POLITICAL
The DNA of Democracy
Richard C. Lyons
www.lylea.com
POLITICAL THRILLER
The Deceit of Riches
V M Karren
www.flybynightpress.com
PRE-TEEN FICTION
Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook: Book 1, Phases of the Moon
Josef Bastian
www.folktellerstories.com
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH
SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home
Janine Kovac
janinekovac.com
PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY
You Are Not Crazy: Letters From Your Therapist
David Klow
www.davidklow.com
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ACTION/ADVENTURE
The Maw
Taylor Zajonc
taylorzajonc.com
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REFERENCE
Dead Serious and Lighthearted: The Memorable Words of Modern America, Volume I (1957-1976)
Mack W. Borgen
mackwborgen.com
REGIONAL FICTION: MIDWEST
Awaiting Identification
R.J. Fox
www.rjfoxwriter.wordpress.com
REGIONAL FICTION: NORTHEAST
Ragged Island: An Island Mystery, Book 3
Darcy Scott
www.Darcyscott.net
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHEAST
South of Little Rock
George Rollie Adams
GeorgeRollieAdamsBooks.com
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHWEST
True Creature
Steve Zell
www.talesfromzell.com
REGIONAL FICTION: WEST
Fiery Star: The Journals of Emma Rose Lightfoot
Leslie Rivers
www.leslieannrivers.com
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: MIDWEST
St. Louis and the Great War
S. Patrick Allie
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: NORTHEAST
Out in Blue Fields, A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm
Janice Riley & Stephen Spear
www.hokumOrockfarm.com
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: SOUTHEAST
Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us
Charlotte Caldwell
www.charlottecaldwell.com
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: WEST
On a River Winding Home: Stories and Visions of the Petaluma River Watershed
Scott Hess & John Sheehy
www.riverwindinghome.com
RELATIONSHIPS
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Conscious Living: Unraveling Your Mindsets in 21 Days
Lorie Givens
loriegivens.com
RELIGION FICTION
Forever Restored: Healing in the Aftermath
Curtis McKenzie
RELIGION NON-FICTION
The Qur'an: A Chronological Modern English Interpretation
Jason Criss Howk
oldstonepress.com/library/quran
ROMANCE
Hidden
Kelli Clare
ROMANTIC COMEDY
Turn the Paige: Book One, Love Hurts Series
Roseanne Beck
roseannebeckwrites.com
SALES & MARKETING
Generating Business Referrals Without Asking: A Simple 5 Step Plan To A Referral Explosion
Stacey Brown Randall
www.staceybrownrandall.com
SCIENCE FICTION
Leaning On Water
Joan June Chen
www.goodreads.com/author/show/17747965.Joan_June_Chen
SELF-HELP: GENERAL
The Affirming Way of Life
Gail Siggelakis
theaffirmingway.com
SELF-HELP: MOTIVATIONAL
A Joyful Pause: 52 ways to love life
Nicole Taylor
ajoyfulpause.com
SELF-HELP: SPIRITUAL
AWAKEN: 6 Sacred Steps to Remember Who You Are & Why You're Here
Julie Santiago
juliesantiago.com
SEXUALITY
Erotic Love & Marriage: Improve Your Sex Life and Your Emotional Connection
Frederick D. Mondin
SHORT STORIES
Perfect Conditions: stories
Vanessa Blakeslee
www.vanessablakeslee.com
SMALL BOOKS
Broken Pieces
Lindsi McIntyre
linzauthor.com
SOCIAL/POLITICAL CHANGE
Are You Still Listening? 1969 Stories & Essays
Brent Green
1969stories.com
SPECIALTY BOOK
Blackbook Directory & Yearbook 2017-18
Carl Booker
www.blacksinsanantonio.com
SPIRITUALITY
Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru
Susan Shumsky
www.drsusan.org
SPORTS
The Cage Fighter
Paul Greenbaum
paulgreenbaum.com
SUSPENSE
Autumn of Fear
Glede Browne Kabongo
www.gledekabongo.com
TECHNOLOGY
Far-Fetched and Highly Plausible
Leandro Faria
THRILLER
The Invisible Heiress
Kathleen O'Donnell
www.authorkathleenodonnell.com
TRAVEL
Italy's Alpine Lakes
Zeneba Bowers & Matt Walker
www.LittleRoadsEurope.com
TRUE CRIME
Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice For Six Innocent Men
Joan Treppa
joantreppa.com
VISIONARY FICTION
Athena's Choice
Adam Boostrom
twitter.com/AthenaChoice
WELL BEING
What Matters
Phil Rainwater
whatmattersbooks.com
WESTERN FICTION
Clown William and The Lincoln County War
Robin Elno
WINE
50 Ways to Love Wine More: Adventures in Wine Appreciation
Jim Laughren, CWE
jimlaughren.com
WOMEN'S FICTION
Bedside Manners
Heather Frimmer
heatherfrimmer.com
WOMEN'S HEALTH
S.H.E. Share Heal Empower
Shannon Hogan Cohen
www.sharehealempower.com
WOMEN'S ISSUES
Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal, A Survival Guide
Rosemary Lombardy
www.breakingbonds.com
WRITING & PUBLISHING
Permission to Roar: For Female Thought Leaders Ready To Write Their Book
Marni Freedman
www.marnifreedom.com
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election
Michael R. French
michaelrfrenchauthor.com
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