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Literary Award Winners 2014/2015

(for 2014 copyright books)

 

Children – Toddler to 5

First Place: My Kiss Won’t Miss by Lesley Dahlseng, WhetWord Press
Second Place: The Crew Goes Coconuts! By Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Grumpy, The Great Blue Heron by Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International

 

Children – Early Reader, age 6 to 8

First Place: Hops by Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International
Second Place: Rosie Babysits by Lisa Batch, Halo Publishing International  
Honorable Mention: The Sad Tree And Pronuba by Christina Steiner, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherill S. Cannon, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights, Co.
Honorable Mention: If You Were Me and Lived in Russia by Carole P. Roman, CreateSpace

 

Children – Young Reader, ages 8 to 12

First Place: A Pony for Christmas by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall
Second Place: My Partner The Ghost by Lisa Schmid, Publish Green
Honorable Mention: Thomas Templeton and the Year of the Vivificus by D.W. Spinola, CreateSpace


 

Teen – age 12 to 16

First Place: ITGIRL4LIFE by Tamara Branch, Heart Project Publishing
Second Place: The Beaded Kingdom by Renée Heiss, Character Publishing
Honorable Mention: Origins Rising by Eric Andreas, CreateSpace


 

Young Adult – age 16 to 18

First Place: Primeval Origins, Paths Of Anguish by Brett Vonsik, Celestial Fury Publishing
Second Place: The Spanish Club by Danielle Burnette, Fine Kennings Press
Honorable Mention: Heliocentric by J.W. Lolite, CreateSpace

 

Body/Mind/Spirit

First Place: Our Journey With Prostate Cancer, Empowering Strategies for Patients and Families
by Judith Anne Desjardins, Spirit House Publishing

Second Place: Magical Living by Bob Makransky, Dear Brutus Press
Honorable Mention: Chasing The High and the Ecstasy of Coming Down, Nalin Kotari, Nalin Kotari

 

Business/Sales/Economics

First Place: Selling Energy by Mark Jewell, Energy Efficiency Funding Group
Second Place: Edgy Conversations by Dan Waldschmidt, Next Century Publishing
Honorable Mention: Trends, Waves, Windows, & Bubbles by Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D., Digital Systems Press

 

FANTASY

 

First Place: Genetic Memory by Tim Dunn, Abiding Concepts LLC
Second Place: Corryn’s Stone by T. L. Howard, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Age of the Seer: Epic of Ahiram  by Michael Joseph Murano, CandleBright Books

 

Gay/Lesbian/Erotic Novels

First Place: Walking The Camino Sagrado by Michael Chavez, Regal Crest Enterprises
Second Place: Sessions I, Short Stories from an Erotic Mind by Jay D. Heart, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Out of Hiding by Mia Kerick, Dreamspinner Press

 

General Fiction/Novel

First Place: Jackie by Sam Newsome, Lulu Publishing Services
Second Place: Exit The Turtle Lady by Cleland Reid, America Star Books
Honorable Mention: Destructive Justice by Nicholas Frank, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Finding Flipper Frank by Patrick M. Garry, Kenric Books

 

Health/Fitness

First Place: Adrenaline Dominance by, Michael E. Platt, M.D., Michael E. Platt, M.D
 

 

Historical Fiction

FirstPlace: Tame The Wild Land by Patrick Shannon, Outskirts Press
Second Place: Reunion, Lee, Lincoln & The American Reunification Treaty by Michael J. Metroke, Outskirts Press 
Honorable Mention: A Season for Ravens by Will Ottinger, Outskirts Press

 

travel/humor/writing

First Place: Fields of War-Battle of Normandy by Robert J. Mueller, French Battlefields
Second Place: Let’s Scare Mom by Rob Wood, CreateSpace 
Honorable Mention: 
I Get It Now! By Dave McIntyre, Narrative LLC

 

ebook

First Place: Worthy Prometheus by Plum McCauley, Indie Book Launcher
 

 

Memoir/Autobiography/Biography

First Place: A Country Doctor Goes To War by Tamara Thayer, Minnesota Heritage Publishing
Second Place: Find Gregory St. Amand, What happened to my son? by Beth Harrison St. Amand, Beth Harrison St. Amand
Honorable Mention: To Live in Paradise by Cindi McVey, Homebound Publications

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror

First Place: In the Shadow of Lies by M.A. Adler, She Writes Press
Second Place: Favors and Lies by Mark Gilleo, The Story Plant
Honorable Mention: Fleeting Chance by Sherban Young, MysteryCaper Press 
Honorable Mention: Suicide Forest by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books

 

Relationships & spirituality

First Place: A Dream of Shadows, A Novel of Reincarnation by Diana M. DeLuca, Seafield House Publications
Second Place: Building Better Humans by David & Lisa Davoust, Robis Publishing
Honorable Mention: A Nation Under Judgment by Richard Capriola, Mill City Publishing

 

Poetry

First Place: The Cost of Sugar by Angela Brown, America Star Books
Second Place: From Under the Mulberry Tree by Rashied Ali-Bakari, Outskirts Press

 

Religion

First Place: Allah Of The Qur’an and the God of the Bible-Are They The Same? by Dr. Thomas G. Brunswick, Outskirts Press
Second Place: Creation and Creation’s God by Dean Fredrikson, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: Do Not Worry, Do Not Be Anxious, Do Not Be Afraid by Thomas Lamb, Outskirts Press

 

Romance Novel

First Place: A Scandalous Husband by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall Books
Second Place: Suddenly Real by Destiny Abumchi, Destiny Abumchi
Honorable Mention: Echoes of Paradise by Deanna Kahler, Rose Petal Publications

 

Science Fiction

First PlaceHeliocentric by J. W. Lolite, CreateSpace
Second PlaceThe Ocean Of Stars by Angel Rae, Outskirts Press
Honorable MentionRisen-The Battle For Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash, CreateSpace
Honorable MentionThe Infinity Program by Richard H. Hardy, Camel Press

 

Self Help

First Place: Disaster Handbook by Robert Brown Butler, Joslyn Press
Second Place: Dances With Spirits by Calvin Helin, Premier Digital Publishing
Honorable Mention: The Beaded Kingdom by Renée Heiss, Character Publishing

 

Societal Issues

First Place: The Lawyer As Leader by Dr. Artika R. Tyner, American Bar Association
Second Place: Seminal Emissions by Terry Egli Davis, Outskirts Press
Honorable Mention: The Marijuana DUI Handbook by David N. Jolly, Outskirts Press

 

classics

First Place: Centerline by Dave McIntyre, Narrative LLC
Second Place: My Angel And Me by John Culver II, CreateSpace
Honorable Mention: Delta G by David J. Crawford, Gypsy Publications

 

regional

Canada-East – A Scandalous Husband by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall Books
Canada-West - Dances With Spirits by Calvin Helin, Premier Digital Publishing
Great Lakes – Genetic Memory by Tim Dunn, Abiding Concepts LLC
Mid-West – Finding Flipper Frank by Patrick M. Garry, Kenric Books
Mid-Atlantic – Murder She Floats by Stephen Kaminski, Cozy Cat Press
Northeast – Saving Babe Ruth by Tom Swyers, Hillcrest House Publishing
South – Heliocentric by J. W. Lolite, CreateSpace
South-East – Hops by Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International
West-Mountain - A Dream of Shadows, A Novel of Reincarnation by Diana M. DeLuca, Seafield House Publications
West-Pacific - In the Shadow of Lies by M.A. Adler, She Writes Press

 

Global

Africa – To Live in Paradise by Cindi McVey, Homebound Publications
Australia/New Zealand/Australasia – Suicide Forest by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books 
Caribbean – Murder She Floats by Stephen Kaminski, Cozy Cat Press 
Europe – Elixir by Ted Galdi, Ted Galdi 
 

Specialized Awards

CHILDREN / TEEN / YA

Reader Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
Hops by Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International

Reader Views Kids Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year
ITGIRL4LIFE by Tamara Branch, HeartProject Publishing

Loewenherz-Creative Award for Best Children’s Picture Book
Hops by Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International

Feathered Quill Be Kind to Animals Award
A Pony for Christmas by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall

I Have Something To Say Press Award for Best Children's Book of The Yeart 
A Pony for Christmas by Bev Pettersen, Westerhall
 

 

ADULT

Garcia Memorial Prize for the Best Fiction Book of the Year
Jackie by Sam Newsome, Lulu Publishing Services

Reviewers Choice Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
The Lawyer As Leader by Dr. Artika R. Tyner, American Bar Association

Conversations Award for the Best Regional Book of the Year
Hops by Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International

Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction
Tame The Wild Land by Patrick Shannon, Outskirts Press

Reader Views Award for the Best Body/Health Book
Our Journey With Prostate Cancer, Empowering Strategies for Patients and Families
by Judith Anne Desjardins, Spirit House Publishing

Savvy Book marketer Award for Best Writing/Publishing Book 
I Get It Now! By Dave McIntyre, Narrative LLC

Inside Scoop Live Award for the Most Innovative Book of Poetry
The Cost of Sugar by Angela Brown, America Star Books

Jack Eadon Award for the Best Book in Contemporary Drama
In the Shadow of Lies by M.A. Adler, She Writes Press

I Have Something To Say Award for the Best Book Sharing Life Lessons Through Story Telling
Jackie by Sam Newsome, Lulu Publishing Services

Richard Boes Award
A Country Doctor Goes To War by Tamara Thayer, Minnesota Heritage Publishing