NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
CELEBRATING SELF & INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE
Many of our Award-Winning authors are available for speaking engagements, interviews, podcasts, and the like. Their talents and accomplishments range widely across many genres, please see the lists below to find highly engaging experts in their field today.
Featured Award-Winning Author Speakers
(Contact Authors Directly for Your Booking)
Leadership, Creativity, and Marketing Leader
Author, agency owner, professional trainer/professor, musician, and creative mind, Aaron Templer bridges marketing, leadership, and creativity creases with 20+ years of perspective and bias-breaking.
Author, Performance Consultant , Speaker
Bill Blokker, Ed.D.
Bill Blokker, Ed.D. is a passionate and informative speaker. He has an unwavering belief that the impossible is possible! He will share insights about how people overcame crushing circumstances to achieve extraordinary results.
Danny R. Smith
Retired L.A. Sheriff's homicide detective, author of detective novels and true crime.
ChIC - Chief Improvement Catalyzer
As a business advisor and trainer I serve business owners and professionals who wish to improve their outcomes and realize greater happiness. I am also an award-winning speaker and author, and podcast host.
Author of A Common Thirst and other resources
I am an author of children's stories, poetry, and resources to help make wise decisions. I am professor emeritus at The College of St. Scholastica and have spent a career helping others access their own inner wisdom and act for the common good.
Inspirational Speaker/Author/Founder of Pajama Program
thor, INspirational Speaker
Award-winning author and veteran
Air Force veteran and award-winning author George Hayward tells a little-known, morally conflicted story of heroism, duty, honor and obligation.
Death by Design
JOHN HARRISON GRAVES
John has received three national book awards for his works of fiction and non-fiction.
Maggie Smith is a Wisconsin novelist, podcaster, blogger, and editor. Her debut novel, published in March 2022, won the 16th Annual Juror’s Choice Award from NIEA, the 2022 PenCraft First Place Award for Women’s Fiction, and is one of the Women’s National Book Association’s 2022 Great Group Reads
My Dog Is My Relationship Coach/Maureen Scanlon/Certified Lifecoach, Relationship Expert, Speaker, Podcast Host
I am passionate about helping people find the best versions of themselves!
Melva Haggar Dye
I began my writing career mid-life following years of travel, observation and experiences. I'm a people person, and that has translated into what I do best: characterization!
Nick Holmberg won NIEA's 2021 Best New Fiction category for his novel The Emergent. He uses elements of several genres and storytelling modes to engage and challenge the reader on perspective and social issues.
Award Winning Author, Producer, Public Relations Consultant
Pamela Hamilton is a producer, public relations consultant, and author of the multi-award-winning historical novel, Lady Be Good. Her career has encompassed the fields of broadcast journalism, filmmaking, and publishing.
Advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness after supporting my wife through several years of acute psychosis.
From 2017 through 2020, Patrick Riccards served on the coaching staff for the West Windsor-Plainsboro (NJ) Wildcats Cheer team, working with WWP’s Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee, and Junior Varsity squads. His PW squad took second place at YCADA Globals and his JV squad earned a top 10 finish at Pop Warner Natio
Oral Historian, Writing Workshops in Prisons, Documentary Photographer
casey cui (a.k.a., Maritza Roño Refuerzo)
Ms. Cui's debut novel, Groovy Girl, is about a young, feisty Filipino-American girl whose world turns topsy-turvy when her 19-year-old wunderkind sister is diagnosed with colon cancer, amid the chaos of an animated, dramatic extended family. Groovy Girl is the 2022 winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for Asian American Pacific Islander Fiction, a 2022 finalist at the American Fiction Awards for Multicultural Fiction, and was short-listed for the 2022 Hawthorne Prize, sponsored by the American Writing Awards..
More Award-Winning Author Speakers
Multi-Award-Winning Author of The Munchkins Series/MG-YA Fantasy
Trying Not to Drown
Cindy Horrell Ramsey
Author of Deep Knowing. Pioneering educator redefining how we learn & know.
Kim Hermanson, Ph.D.
Master Executive Coach/Facilitator/Trusted Advisor
Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder
Founder, CEO, & Editor-in-Chief of GGV Publishing Company, LLC
Germinal G. Van
The Art of Being a School Counselor: Leading with Confidence, Compassion, and Authenticity
Nancy L Regas, MS, MFT, PPS
Irene J. Steele
Throwing Thunder: Awakening the Forces of Nature in Every Woman (Kendra Ward / personal development )
Author/Self-Help (Humility and Mental Well-Being) /CEO of Soil Of Humility
Eating Secrets-THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TAKE CONTROL AND OVERCOME BINGEING AND SELF-SABOTAGE
Karyn De Mol & Megan Harris
Author & Keynote Speaker
Sean Moses Is Martin Luther The King Jr.
Moses D. Powe
novelist, non-fiction writer, professor
Patricia Friedrich, PhD
Author Branding, Design, Marketing Speaker and Columnist
Carol Van Den Hende
Author/ Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy