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Literary Award Winners 2015/2016

(for 2015 copyright books)

 

Children – Toddler to 5

First Place: Where is Sissy? by Robin R. Lowe, Outskirts Press
Second Place: She Yelled. I Screamed…She Pulled My Hair! by Tracy Leshay, again Again Books
Honorable Mention: Outside…Inside by Cindy Helms, Set Free Publishing

 

Children – Early Reader, ages 6 to 8

First Place: Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl, Orange Frazer Press
Second Place: A Flag For The Flying Dragon by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! by Sherrill S. Cannon, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency, LLC

 

Children – Young Reader, ages 8 to 12

First Place: A Home For Abigail by S. Marriott Cook, Jabberwocky Books
Second Place: Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind by Steve Michael Reedy, Balboa Press
Honorable Mention: Ocean Adventures with Ollie and Mollie by Amy E. Hunleth, Outskirts Press

 

Teen – age 12 to 16

First Place: A Time To Be Brave by Holly Moulder, White Pelican Press
Second Place: Oldenglen by Robin Mason & Michael Mason, Tricklewood Press
Honorable Mention: Community 17 by James Cardona, SJI
 

Young Adult – age 16 to 18

First Place: Drive To June by Khristina Chess, CreateSpace
Second Place: When The Music Stops, Dance On by Paddy Eger, TendrilPress
Honorable Mention: I’ll Always Be With You by Violetta Armour, iUniverse
 

Body/Mind/Spirit

First Place: Balls Of Fire by Judy K. King, Envision Editions Limited
Second Place: Pilgrim Wheels by Neil Hanson, High Prairie Press
Honorable Mention: Monk Who Drinks Coffee by Banu G. Khan, CreateSpace
 

Business/Sales/Economics

 

First Place: Leadership Briefs by Dick Daniels, Beaver’s Pond Press
Second Place: American Mojo, Lost and Found by Peter D. Kiernan, Turner Publishing Company
Honorable Mention: Hidden Solutions All Around You by Daniel R. Castro, Beartooth Press
 

FANTASY

First Place: The Alexandrite by Rick Lenz, Chromodroid Press
Second Place: Primeval Origins, Light Of Honor by Brett Vonsik, Celestial Fury Publishing
Honorable Mention: Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash, CreateSpace
 

Gay/Lesbian/Erotic Novels

First Place: Clean by Mia Kerick, Young Dudes Publishing
Second Place: The Gay Detective by Kenneth D. Michaels, La Mancha Press
 

General Fiction/Novel

First Place: Amina The Silent One by Fiza Pathan, CreateSpace
Second Place: Love’s Affliction by Fidelis O. Mkparu, Harvard Square Editions
Honorable Mention: A Girl Like That, A Novel by Mary Flinn, Mary Flinn
Honorable Mention: She’s Gone, A Novel By Joye Emmens, Heart Rock Press

 

GRAPHIC NOVEL/SHORT STORIES

First Place: Contiguity, Tales From Another Era by Charles E.  Jones, Outskirts Press
 

Health/Fitness

First Place: The Painful Truth by Lynn R. Webster, M.D., Webster Media, LLC
 

Historical Fiction

First Place: When A Red Bird Flies by Karen Evancic, Front Porch History
Second Place: The Legend Of Joe Edge by J. Rivers Hodge With Brenda Hodge, iUniverse 
Honorable Mention: The Fiery Furnace, A novel by F. Scott Kimmich, CreateSpace

 

HUMOR

First Place: Do Not Resuscitate by Nicholas Ponticello, Nicholas Ponticello
Second Place: Salvation at Rio Feo by Steven Lane Smith, Outskirts Press
 

ebook

First Place: The End by Justine Avery, Justine Avery

 

Memoir/Autobiography/Biography

First Place: Rowdy by Christopher Madsen, CPM Publishing
Second Place: Not Really Gone by Blaire Sharpe, Authorhouse
Honorable Mention: The Best Feeling in the World by DeGreg, Alligator Suitcase Press

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror

First Place: Snow Men by Andrew Ceroni, Outskirts Press
Second Place: Blood Stripe by Gina Maria DiNicolo, St. John's Press
Third Place: The Outreach Committee by C.L. Woodhams, C.L. Woodhams

 

Poetry

First Place: After the Chisholm by George Rhoades, Outskirts Press
Second Place:   Kinyamaswa: An Epic Poem by Andreas Morgner, Apprentice House Press
Honorable Mention: Vanishing Point by Tim Amsden, Independent Publisher

 

Religion

First Place: A Storm Is Raging by Sharon A. Gricol, CreateSpace
Second Place: God's Indemnity by Dr. Cheryl Williams, Outskirts Press

 

Romance Novel

First Place: Backstretch Baby by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall  Books
Second Place: Matched In Heaven by Angela Page, Eternal Press
Honorable Mention: Crossroads by Dina Al-Hidiq Zebib, Outskirts Press

 

Science Fiction

First PlaceRed Rock by Eamonn Kichuk, ISBN Canada
Second PlaceBefore The Sun Hits by Arthur Swan, Swanfall
Honorable MentionFlare by Jonathan Maas,  CreateSpace
 

Self Help

First Place: Maximizing Your Injury Claim by Matthew D. Dubin, Aviva Publishing
Second Place: Still Standing After All the Tears by Valerie Silveira, Rockin’ Redhead Group
Honorable MentionFragments Of Possible Meaning, A Discovery Guide by Carolyn J. Sweers, Outskirts Press

 

Societal Issues/spirituality

First Place:The Hero In Heroin by Mindy Miralia, Balboa Press
Second Place: A Brief Discussion On Fairness Analysis by Rongqing Dai, Outskirts Press

 

travel

First Place: No Place For Normal: New York by Clifford Browder, Mill City Press
Second PlaceStepping Wild by Phill Grounds, Outskirts Press

 

classics

First Place Adults:Into The Dark by John Royce, Micron Press (2011)
First Place Kids: Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace (2014)

regional

Canada-East – Backstretch Baby by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall  Books
Mid-Atlantic –Blood Stripe by Gina Maria DiNicolo, St. John’s Press
Mid-West – Leadership Briefs by Dick Daniels, Beaver’s Pond Press
Northeast – The Fiery Furnace, A Novel by F. Scott Kimmich, CreateSpace
South – Until Shiloh Comes – Karl A. Bacon, Historical Chronicles Press
South-East – When A Red Bird Flies by Karen Evancic, Front Porch History
West-Mountain - The Storyteller – Leila Moss Knox, Langdon Street Press
West-Pacific - Drive To June by Khristina Chess, CreateSpace , Young Adult

 

Global

Africa: Kinyamaswa, An Epic Poem by Andreas Morgner, Apprentice House Press
Asia: Amina The Silent One by Fiza Pathan, CreateSpace
Europe – Fantastical:  Tales of Bears, Bear and HemophiliaMarija Bulatovic, SOL, LLC 

Specialized Awards

CHILDREN / TEEN / YA

Reviewers Choice Award for Best Book Written by an Author Age 18 and Under
Liun Frec – Jessie Low Gan, Xlibris

Reviewer Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Home For Abigail by S. Marriott Cook, Jabberwocky Books

Reader Views Kids Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year
A Time to be Brave – Holly Moulder, White Pelican Press

Book By Book Award for Best Children’s Picture Book
Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl, Orange Frazer Press

Feathered Quill Be Kind to Animals Award
A Home For Abigail by S. Marriott Cook, Jabberwocky Books

I Have Something to Say Press Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Home For Abigail by S. Marriott Cook, Jabberwocky Books

ADULT


Garcia Memorial Prize for the Best Fiction Book of the Year
When A Red Bird Flies
by Karen Evancic, Front Porch History

Reviewers Choice Award for the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
Rowdy
by Christopher Madsen, CPM Publishing

Conversations Award for the Best Regional Book of the Year
When A Red Bird Flies
by Karen Evancic, Front Porch History

Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction
When A Red Bird Flies
by Karen Evancic, Front Porch History

Inside Scoop Live Award for the Most Innovative Book of Poetry
After the Chisholm
by George Rhoades, Outskirts Press

Jack Eadon Award for the Best Book in Contemporary Drama
Clean by Mia Kerick, Young Dudes Publishing

I Have Something To Say Award for the Best Book Sharing Life Lessons Through Storytelling
A Time to Be Brave
- Holly Moulder, White Pelican Press

Richard Boes Award
When A Red Bird Flies
by Karen Evancic, Front Porch History