Literary Awards Finalists for 2017-2018
(ORDER DOES NOT INDICATE PLACEMENT)

Children - Toddler to Age 5

Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans, MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
Honk Whoop by Cindy Helms, Set Free Publishing
Polygonsters by Cindy Helms, Set Free Publishing

Children - Early Reader, Age 6 To 8

Little Rosa by Mr. E, Perky Penguin Press
Too Much Junk in my Trunk! by Roe DePinto, Outskirts Press
Zoom In, Zoom Out by Amy Leask, Enable Training and Consulting, Inc.

Children – Young Reader, Age 8 To 12

If You Were Me and Lived in…Cuba by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace
Pirates Attack: A Knookerdoodle Adventure by Laura Henderson, 1105 West House
Veronica and the Volcano by Geoff Cook, Violet Moon LLC
Wild, Wild Voices by Amy Lou Miller, Second Swan Press

Children- Teen, Age 12 To 16

Faces Behind the Masks by Thomas J. Brodeur, Thomas J. Brodeur
Rogue Wolf by Robin Mason, Tricklewood Press
The Forbidden Temptations of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang, SparkPress

Children – Young Adult, Age 16-18

Daniel: The Age of Anxiety by Peter Pactor, Friesen Press
Dreg’s Island by Dr. Bon Blossman, CreateSpace
The Covens of Elmeeria by Miguel Lopez de Leon, Galadria Worldwide


Body/Mind/Spirit

Conscious Contact by Deacon Bill Rich, Outskirts Press
Fractured by Elizabeth Antonucci, easp publications
Garden Wisdom: 365 Days by Cheryl Wilfong, Heart Path Press
The Word Search Sage: Yoga for the Brain by Cristina Smith, Rick Smith and Ingrid Coffin, Sudoku Wisdom


Business

#FMJ – Trust Transition Trade by Jane Gallina, Jane Gallina
A Quarter Million Steps by Anthony Paustian, BookPress Publishing
Greed Disease by Ted Folkert, Outskirts Press (2017)
Ride the Wave by John Wessinger, Wise Ink Creative Publishing


Crafts/Hobbies/How-To

Classics: Why and How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them by Fiza Pathan, Fiza Pathan Publishing
Garden Wisdom: 365 Days by Cheryl Wilfong, Heart Path Press
The Word Search Oracle: Yoga for the Brain by Cristina Smith, Rick Smith and Darity Wesley, Sudoku Wisdom


Fantasy

Ahe’ey by Jamie Le Fay, Jamie Le Fay
Children of Another Bible by Jonathan Maas, CreateSpace
The Light Dweller by Miguel Lopez de Leon, Galadria Worldwide
The Seasons of a Giant by Pamela Hartley, CreateSpace


LGBTQIA

His Grandfather’s House by Ron Fritsch, Ron Fritsch
Only in Key West by Kenneth D. Michaels, La Mancha Press
Outlaws by Edmund Fairfax, Bokos
You Can’t Buy Love Like That by Carol E. Anderson, She Writes Press


Novel

Daniel: The Age of Anxiety by Peter Pactor, Friesen Press
Eden: A Novel by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg, She Writes Press
Never Summer by Tim Blaine, Harvard Square Editions
Once Upon a Time a Sparrow by Mary Avery Kabrich, Open Wings Press
The Other New Girl: A Novel by LB Gschwandtner, She Writes Press


Graphic Novel/Short Stories

And Nothing but the Tooth by Dr. Carroll James, Ridge Publishing
China Girl by Ho Lin, Regent Press
The Cautioner’s Tale by R.M. Wilburn, CreateSpace


Health

Hair Loss: Options for Restoration & Renewal by Gustavo J. Gomez, Halo Publishing
Help! I Have a Brain Injury: And  It Feels Like I've Dropped Out of the Sky by Kay Pratt, Outskirts Press
Incision Decisions by Kaye Newton, Linland Press


Historical Fiction

Molly’s Rocker by Susan M. Hoskins, Outskirts Press
On Liberty’s Wings by Diane Dettmann, Outskirts Press
Wickwythe Hall by Judithe Little, Black Opal Books


Humor

A Dolphin and a Pilot by Steven Lane Smith, Outskirts Press
Sin Bravely by Maggie Rowe, Soft Skull Press
Suddenly Single Sylvia by Angela Page, Sambuca Media


Memoir/Biography

Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America by Katrina Shawver, Koehler Books
I’ve Never Loved Him More by Candy Abbott, Fruitbearer Publishing
No Reply: A Jewish Child Aboard the MS St. Louis and the Ordeal That Followed by Pamela Sampson, Pamela Sampson
On Angel’s Wings by Deborah Lynn, Balboa Press
Punk Love Foucault by Gabe Riggs, Village Books
The Repatriate: Love, Basketball & the KGB by Tom Mooradian, CreateSpace


Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror

A Debt of Survival by Leanna F. Falconer, Outskirts Press
Full Breach by N. Lawrence Mann, N. Lawrence Mann LLC
Pretty Blue Death by Dan Blair, Outskirts Press
Monsters in the Hallway by Capt. Jim Kosmo, Beaver’s Pond Press
Terror in Paris by Dave Admire, Three Towers Press
Terminal Secret by Mark Gilleo, 2020 Press
The Paymaster by Adeed Dawisha, Outskirts Press
Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren, Creative Edge Publishing LLC


Parenting/Family/Relationships

Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute, She Writes Press
I’ve Never Loved Him More by Candy Abbott, Fruitbearer Publishing


Poetry/Art/Music

A Penny for Your Thoughts by Sherrill S. Cannon, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.
Strings: A Love Story by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
Thoughts of a Butterfly by Sherita J. Jackson, Xlibris


Romance

Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes, Penmore Press LLC
Shadows of the Mountain by Bev Pettersen
Strings: A Love Story by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books


Science Fiction

Pigeon by Daniel Zadow, Xlibris
The Breaking by Daniel Greene, Rune Publishing LLC
Variance: Raise Your Weapon by Josen Llave, iUniverse


Self – Help

Classics: Why and How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them by Fiza Pathan, Fiza Pathan Publishing
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue by Colleen Story, Midchannel Press
The Breakthrough in Two Acts by Fredric C. Hartman, iUniverse
Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out by Cathy Wild, Standing Place Press

 

Societal Issues (Politics/Society/History/Environment/Current Events)

Circadian by Chelsey Clammer, Red Hen Press
Mediocrity in America by Andrew Rodriguez, Outskirts Press
Turbulent Times by Stephen G. Yanoff, AuthorHouse
Why They Stay by Anne Michaud, Ogunquit-NY Press


Spirituality

The Gift of Goodbye by Rebecca Whitehead Munn, She Writes Press
The Wise Man Said by Priya Kumar, Books That Inspire
The Word Search Oracle: Yoga for the Brain by Cristina Smith, Rick Smith and Darity Wesley, Sudoku Wisdom


Travel

Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest by Deborah Wall, Imbrifex Books
Four Seasons in a Day by Deborah L. Jacobs, DJ Working Unlimited, Inc.
My Love Affair with Italy by Debbie Mancuso, A Passion For Italy


Writing/Publishing

Dog Eared: A Year’s Romp through the Self-Publishing World by w. Nikola-Lisa, Gyroscope Books
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue by Colleen Story, Midchannel Press


eBooks

Earth Inherited by Justine Avery, Justine Avery
The Carbynarah Chronicles by Jon Franklyn, Franklyn Publishing

 

Classics (Copyrights before 2017)

Childrens

If You Were Me and Lived in…The Ancient Mali Empire by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace (2016)
Nickerbacher by Terry John Barto, TJB Kids (2016)
The Adventures of Willy Nilly and Thumper: Stella Star by Jim Henry and Jimmy Patterson, Willy Nilly Stories LLC (2016)


Adult Fiction

A Ring of Truth by Michelle Cox, She Writes Press (2016)
Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon, Matta Press (2016)
Peregrine Island by Diane B. Saxton, She Writes Press (2016)
She's My Dad by Iolanthe Woulff, Outskirts Press (2009)


Adult Non-Fiction

An Unforeseen Journey by Mary Van Valkenburg, Classic Day Publishing (2016)
A Silent Heritage by Letitia Obeng, Goldsear (2008)

 

Nominations for Regional, Global and other Special Awards

#FMJ – Trust Transition Trade by Jane Gallina, Jane Gallina
A Penny for Your Thoughts by Sherrill S. Cannon, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.
Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest by Deborah Wall, Imbrifex Books
But My Brain Had Other Ideas by Deb Brandon, She Writes Press
Cashed Out by Michael H. Rubin, Fiery Seas Publishing LLC
Characters on the Green by J. Peter Hoyer, Outskirts Press
Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans, MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
Faces Behind the Masks by Thomas J. Brodeur, Thomas J. Brodeur
Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America by Katrina Shawver, Koehler Books
Little Rosa by Mr. E, Perky Penguin Press
Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes, Penmore Press LLC
Monsters in the Hallway by Capt. Jim Kosmo, Beaver’s Pond Press
Only in Key West by Kenneth D. Michaels, La Mancha Press
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue by Colleen Story, Midchannel Press
Pretty Blue Death by Dan Blair, Outskirts Press
Shimji, The Channel Island Vixen by Christina Steiner, Outskirts Press
Sienna the Cowgirl Fairy by Alayne Kay Christian, Spork
The Adventures of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel, Jupiter Scientific
The Last Train by Michael Pronko, Raked Gravel Press
The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing by George Chiang, Friesen Press
The Repatriate: Love, Basketball & the KGB by Tom Mooradian, CreateSpace
Wickwythe Hall by Judithe Little, Black Opal Books