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Literary Award Winners 2016/2017

(For 2016 Copyright Books)
 

Children – Toddler to Age 5

First Place: The Greatest Wish by Amanda Yoshida, Mascot Books
Second Place: Zealy’s Very First Swim by Roe DePinto, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Who’s New? by Cindy Helms, Set Free Publishing


Children – Early Reader - ages 6 to 8

First Place: Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home by Jody A. Dean PhD, Tally Ho Publishing
Second Place: The Golden Rule by Sherrill S. Cannon, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency
Honorable Mention: Zealy and Whubba Go Fishing by Roe DePinto, Outskirts Press
 

Children – Young Reader - ages 8 to 12

First Place: Vampire Boy by Aric Cushing, Grand & Archer
Second Place: If You Were Me and Lived in…The American West by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: The Cookie Thief Girl Scout Mystery by Carole Marsh, Gallopade International


Teen – age 12 to 16

First Place: Help Me! by Donna M. Zadunajsky, CreateSpace
Second Place: Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan, She Writes Press
Honorable Mention: Lone Wolf by Robin Mason, Tricklewood Press
Honorable Mention: Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer, Month9Books, LLC


Young Adult – age 16 to 18

First Place: The Secret Billionaire by Teymour Shahabi, PageWing
Second Place: Help Me! by Donna M. Zadunajsky, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Aramid by Paul Haddad, World Castle Publishing
Honorable Mention: Riven by Jane Alvey Harris, CreateSpace

 

business/sales/economics

First Place: Engage with Honor by Lee Ellis, FreedomStar Media
Second Place: Power Your Career: The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion at Work by Richard Dodson and Nancy Burke, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.
Honorable Mention: Wait, How Do I Write This Email? by Danny Rubin, News To Live By

 

Crafts/Hobbies/How-To

First Place: The Troll Cookbook by Karima Cammell and Clint Marsh, Dromedary Press
Second Place: The Tao of Sudoku: Yoga for the Brain by Cristina and Rick Smith, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Doc MacDoodle's Color Therapy for Grown Ups: Animals by Bridget Finnegan, Dawdle Publishing LLC

 

FANTASY

First Place: Valhalla Forever by Austin Koepp, Green Ivy Publishing
Second Place: A Foreign Shore: Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood by Forrest Johnson, Forrest Johnson
Honorable Mention: Beacon by November Ellison, Create Space

 

Gay/Lesbian/Erotic Novels

First Place: Kept by Jim Arnold, Eureka Street Press
Second Place: Elizabeth Daleiden On Trial by Ron Fritsch, Ron Fritsch

 

General Fiction/Novel

First Place: My Author is Dead by Michel Bruneau, CePages Press
Second Place: Angels from Caldera by Malcolm McFall, Outskirts Press
Second Place: The Tolling of Mercedes Bell by Jennifer Dwight, She Writes Press
Honorable Mention: Loreena's Gift by Colleen M. Story, Dzanc Books
Honorable Mention: These Thy Gifts by Vincent Panettiere, CreateSpace


Health and Fitness

First Place: Toxic Food Nation by George M. Burnell, MD, Outskirts Press
Second Place: The Longest Mile by Christine Meyer, MD, She Writes Press
Honorable Mention: Weight Training Without Injury by Fred Stellabotte and Rachel Straub, Regalis Publishing LLC

 

Historical fiction

First PlaceA Girl Like You by Michelle Cox, She Writes Press
Second Place: Man at the Cross Road by Jeanne Blanchet, Ph.D., Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Scarred: A Civil War Novel of Redemption by Michael Kenneth Smith, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Yasu's Quest: A Tale of Triumph by Diane Dettmann, Outskirts Press

 

History/science

First Place: The Thundering Herd by John E. Peltier, Outskirts Press
Second Place: Part of the Family by Jason Hensley, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: The Hand in the Back of the Room by Dr. Byron L. Ernest, Outskirts Press

 

humor

First Place: The Maiden Voyage of the Destiny Unknown by Nicholas Ponticello, Nicholas Ponticello
Second Place: Joe Peas by Sam Newsome, Lulu Publishing
Honorable Mention: Father Flanagan Laments by Denny Goetz, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Fair Share by Steven Lane Smith, Outskirts Press

 

Memoir/Autobiography/Biography

First Place: The Space Between by Virginia A. Simpson, She Writes Press
Second Place: Art as Adornment by Charles L. Russell, Outskirts Press
Second Place: Live with Courage Lead with Hope by Judy Cadorette, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Even When Trapped Behind Clouds by Patty Somlo, WiDo Publishing
Honorable Mention: Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to his Mother by Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., Five Star Publications

 

mystery/thriller/suspense/horror

First Place: Bullet in the Chamber by John DeDakis, Strategic Media Books
Second Place: The Medinandi License by Randall Reneau, CreateSpace
Second Place: The Tolling of Mercedes Bell by Jennifer Dwight, She Writes Press
Honorable Mention: Kate Muldoon for the Defense by Liz Mathews, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani, SparkPress

 

parenting/family/relationships

First Place: The COMPLETE Model for Positive Behavior Management by Dina Al-Hidiq Zebib, CreateSpace
Second Place: Maude by Mardo Williams, Calliope Press
Honorable Mention: Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home by Jody A. Dean PhD, Tally Ho Publishing

 

Poetry

First Place: Something's Bound to Happen by Michael Kasenow, Infinity Publishing
Second Place: Firethorn Inn by Larry A. McCarthy, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: What the River Knows by Andrea Freeman, Halcyon Wind Press

 

Romance

First Place: Conjuring Casanova by Melissa Rea, She Writes Press
Second Place: The Swallow by Isabelle Joshua, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Millionaire's Shot by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall Books
 

 

science fiction

First Place: D'mok Revival: New Eden by Michael Zummo, Zummo Books, LLC
Second Place: Trisomy XXI by G.A. Minton, World Castle Publishing
Honorable Mention: When is Sylvia Wallace? by Brad Anderson, Outskirts Press

 

self help

First Place: The Other F Word: Forgiveness by J.R. Yussuf, Loose Moose Publishing
Second Place: The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S. by Carlos Wallace, Million Dollar Pen, Ink.
Honorable Mention: The Great Life Mindset by Roy A. Piercy, The Roy A. Piercy Group Publishing

 

societal issues

First Place: Schooled on Fat by Nicole Taylor, Routledge
Second Place: Let There Be Spring by Lofty Basta, MD, FRCP, FACC, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: The COMPLETE Model for Positive Behavior Management by Dina Al-Hidiq Zebib, CreateSpace
 

 

SHORT STORIES

First Place: A Magic Door and A Lost Kingdom of Peace by H. D. Hunter, H.D. Hunter
Second Place: Bonds of Love & Blood by Marylee MacDonald, Summertime Publications, Incorporated
Honorable Mention: Gershwin's Last Waltz and Other Stories by Frank Frost, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: 12 Random Words/ 12 Palabras al Azar by Fabiana Elisa Martinez, Talk-Active, LLC

 

spirituality/inspiration

First Place: The Unseen Partner by Diane Croft, Interleaf Press
Second Place: Whispers in the Windstorm by Kathryn Danylko, Peregrine Productions
Honorable Mention: Seeking Father Khaliq by William Peace, Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC

 

travel

First Place: West by Sea by Michelle & Edward Beale, Expeditionaire
Second Place: Living in Italy: The Real Deal by Stef Smulders, Babelcube Inc.
Honorable Mention: Breakfast for Alligators by Darrin DuFord, Tilted Hat Press
Honorable Mention: Pilgrim's Spokes by Neil M. Hanson, High Prairie Press

 

writing/publishing

First Place: Navigating Indie World by Julie A. Gerber and Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace
Second Place: Writing Memoir by Jerry Payne, Faydelis Press
Honorable Mention: Wait, How Do I Write This Email? by Danny Rubin, News To Live By

 

ebooks

First Place: Velda: An American Fairy Tale by R.S. Hems, Aionios Books
Second Place: A Most Grievous Fault by Kathryn A. Imler, Forest Park Press
Honorable Mention: He Who Leads by M.A.N., CreateSpace

 

classics (Copyrights before 2016)

childrens

First Place: Topaz and The Green Fairies by Pat Frayne, CreateSpace (2015)
Second Place: Being a Captain is Hard Work by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace (2015)
Honorable Mention: If You Were Me and Lived In…Italy by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace (2015)

adults - fiction

First Place: Visions Through a Glass, Darkly by David I. Aboulafia, Cosmic Egg Books (2015)
Second Place: Groovy Times by Lance Smith, CreateSpace (2015)

adults - non-fiction

First Place: Connected Parent Empowered Child by Leeza Carlone Steindorf, Illustre Press International (2015)
Second Place: Muriel Spark: Time in Her Fiction by Linette Arthurton Bruno, Publibook (2012)

 

regional winners

Canada East - Lone Wolf by Robin Mason, Tricklewood Press
Great Lakes - A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox, She Writes Press
Mid Atlantic - Bullet in the Chamber by John DeDakis, Strategic Media Books
Mid-West - Yasu's Quest: A Tale of Triumph by Diane Dettmann, Outskirts Press
Northeast - Hospital Hill by Katherine Anderson, Makin Books Publishing
South- The Thundering Herd by John E. Peltier, Outskirts Press
Southeast - 2nd Sight: Capturing Insight by Ben A. Sharpton, Limitless Publishing
West Mountain - Trisomy XXI by G.A. Minton, World Castle Publishing
West Pacific - The Space Between by Virginia A. Simpson, She Writes Press

 

Global

Asia - The COMPLETE Model for Positive Behavior Management by Dina Al-Hidiq Zebib, CreateSpace

Europe - A Matter of Minds: My Life as a Mental Nurse by Mary Fairbairn MacIntyre, Seafield House

 

Specialty Awards

CHILDREN / TEEN / YA

Reviewers Choice Award for Best Book Written or Illustrated by an Author/Illustrator Age 18 and Under:
Born to be Fast! By Rebecca Luna, Illustrated by Evan Mascorro (age 11), AuthorHouse

Reviewer Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year:
The Greatest Wish by Amanda Yoshida, Mascot Books

Reader Views Kids Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year:
Help Me! by Donna M. Zadunajsky, CreateSpace

Book By Book Award for Best Children’s Picture Book
The Greatest Wish by Amanda Yoshida, Mascot Books

Feathered Quill Be Kind to Animals Award
Theo and a Horse Named Rocket by N.H. Raymond, Archway Publishing

 

Specialty Awards

ADULT

Garcia Memorial Prize for Best Fiction Book of the Year
My Author is Dead by Michel Bruneau, CePages Press

Reviewers Choice Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Schooled on Fat by Nicole Taylor, Routledge

Conversations Award for the Best Regional Book of the Year
The Thundering Herd by John E. Peltier, Outskirts Press

Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for  Best Historical Fiction
A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox, She Writes Press

Inside Scoop Live Awardfor the Most Innovative Book of Poetry
Something's Bound to Happen by Michael Kasenow, Infinity Publishing

Jack Eadon Award for the Best Book in Contemporary Drama
Kai by Derek Vasconi, Derek Vasconi

The Book By Book Pub Award for Best Writing/Publishing Book
Navigating Indie World by Julie A. Gerber and Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace

Richard Boes Award - Best Debut Book by a Veteran
The Thundering Herd by John E. Peltier, Outskirts Press