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Winners of the 10th Annual Awards!

Action / Adventure
Pokergeist

Michael Phillip Cash

Chelshire Inc.

www.michaelphillipcash.com
Addiction & Recovery
How to Grow an Addict, a novel

J.A. Wright

She Write Press

www.jawright.net
African American Fiction
Flexible Wings

Veda Stamps

IMO Books

www.vedastamps.com
African American Non-Fiction
I Am Raymond Washington

Zach Fortier

SteeleShark Press

Aging
Managing Bubbie

Russel Lazega



Alternative Medicine
Radiant Skin from the Inside Out: The Holistic Dermatologist's Guide to Healing Your Skin Naturally

Dr. Alan Dattner, MD

Picture Health Press

www.holisticdermatology.com
Animals / Pets
Being a Super Pet Parent: Eveything You Need to Know to Foster a Long, Loving, Relationship with Your Dog

Donna Chicone

Dancing Paws Press

www.jazzandjive.com
Anthology
Emotional Map of Los Angeles: Creative Voices from WriteGirl

Over 190 teen girls and women writers, Editor Keren Taylor

WriteGirl Publications

www.writegirl.org
Autobiography
Happy Chasing Happy: An Aimless High to Happiness

Jerome "Jay" Isip

Tate Publishing

Beauty
QUINTESSENTIAL STYLE: Cultivate and Communicate Your Signature Look

Janna Beatty with Sharon White

Wheatmark Press

www.qstylethebook.com
Biography - General
Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story

Landon J Napoleon

Avery Press

www.landonjnapoleon.com
Biography - Historical
Rowdy

Christopher Madsen

CPM Publishing

www.rowdystory.com
Body/Mind/Spirit
Journey of Healing: One woman's path to healing self and others

Kathy Gruver, PhD

Infinity

www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com
Book Cover Design - Children's Picture Books
How the Trees Got Their Voices

Susan Andra Lion

Satiama, LLC

www.satiama.com
Book Cover Design - Fiction
The Magician

D.A. Pupa

Wingspan Press

www.dapupa.com
Book Cover Design - Non-Fiction
Remembering Our Past Celebrating Our Future Houston Racquet Club 50th Anniversary

Houston Racquet Club



www.houstonracquetclub.com
Book Interior Design - Fiction
How the Trees Got Their Voices

Susan Andra Lion

Satiama, LLC

www.satiama.com
Book Interior Design - Non-Fiction
Rowdy

Christopher Madsen

CPM Publishing

www.rowdystory.com
Business - General
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Michael Bungay Stanier

Box of Crayons Press

www.boxofcrayons.biz/the-coaching-habit-book
Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business
HIDDEN SOLUTIONS ALL AROUND YOU: Why Some People Can See Them and Some Can't

Daniel R. Castro

Beartooth Press

www.hiddensolutions.com
Business Motivational
The Conscious Leader

Shelley Reciniello

LID Publishing

Cancer
A CLUSTER OF CANCERS: A Simple Coping Guide for Patients

Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

AuthorHouse

Career
The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Professional Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job.

Nathan A. Perez and Marcia Ballinger, PhD,

Career Innovations Press 

Caregiving
Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times

Susan Brownell

S B Leeder Publishing

www.SusanBrownell.com
Chapter Books
The Land Without Color

Benjamin Ellefson

Beaver's Pond Press

www.benjaminellefson.com
Chick-Lit
Pronouncing Enzo

Aimee Bealer

CreateSpace

Children's Fiction
A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story

Carole P. Roman

Chelshire Inc.

www.caroleproman.com
Children's Inspirational/Motivational
Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything

Darla Woodley

SonShine Design

www.redsockswithanything.com
Children's Non-Fiction
An African Painted Dog Without A Patch

Anna Grob



www.annagrob.weebly.com
Children's Religion
Journey to the Cross

Shane Cloonan

State Street Publishing

www.shanecloonan.com
Coffee Table Book
Living Mollusks

Charles E. Rawlings

Peppertree Press

www.charlesrawlings.com
Comics & Graphic Novels
Mona's Law & Disorder

Maurice Le Gardeur, Illustrator Roy Robinson

Bard's Press

Contemporary Novel
Dear Stephanie

Mandi Castle

Castle Press, LLC

www.mandicastle.com
Cookbooks - General
Fresh Tastes from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen

Lee Clayton Roper

MLC Publishing, LLC

www.seasonedkitchen.com
Cookbooks - International
Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan

Feride Buyuran

AZ Cookbook

www.azcookbook.com
Crafts & Hobbies
The Big Acorn Race: A Story with Crochet Patterns and Projects

Jennifer Olivarez

Squirrel Picnic

www.SquirrelPicnic.com
Crime Fiction
Code Black

William Fleming and Joe Peters

Eire Associates
Cross Genre
Crossing In Time (Between Two Evils #1)

D.L. Orton

Rocky Mountain Press

www.BetweenTwoEvils.com
Current Events
The Dominican Experiment: A Teacher and His Students Explore a Garbage Dump, a Sweatshop, and Vodou

Michael D.Amato & George Santos

iUniverse

www.theclassroombook.com
Death & Dying
14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two-Week Goodbye

Lisa Goich

Savio Republic

www.14daysamemoir.com
Diet & Nutrition
Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off!

Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD

J. Murray Press

www.stopthediet.com
Education
We're In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education

Mark K. Claypool & John M. McLaughlin

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Environment
The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

Mary Adam Thomas

Ecotone Publishing

www.thomascom.com
Erotica
The Wine Club

Edge Steele

Zinful Press

Faction
My Five Sisters

Pam Franklin



www.pamfranklin-author.com
Fantasy
The Spirit Collectors

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

Armored Books

www.sharkchild.com
Fiction - General
The Lobby

Randi M. Sherman

Friesen Press

www.randimshermanbooks.com
Friendship
Tucks and Me: Crispus Attucks and America 1766-1773

Katherine V. Stevens

Chickadee Hill Inc.

www.chickadeehillinc.com
Gift Books
Reverberations: A Compendium of Haileus and Photography

Charles E. Rawlings, MD, JD

Peppertree Press

www.charlesrawlings.com
Green Living
The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

Mary Adam Thomas

Ecotone Publishing

www.thomascom.com
Grief
Walking in Grace with Grief Meditations for Healing After Loss

Della Temple

Button Rock Press

www.dellatemple.com
Health - General
The Candida Cure Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health & Restore Your Vitality

Ann Boroch

Quintessential Healing Publishing, Inc.

www.annboroch.com
History - US
SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

Steve Snyder

Sea Breeze Publishing LLC

www.stevesynderauthor.com
Historical - General
The Pursuit of Wisdom

Dean Chavooshian

Outskirts Press

www.thepursuitofwisdom.net
Historical Fiction
Until Shiloh Comes

Karl A. Bacon

Historical Chronicles Press

www.kbacon.com
Holiday
The Reindeer vs E.A. Ster: A Fun, Easy Springtime Tradition

Elizabeth Passo

Happy Knack Publishing, LLC

www.reindeergift.com
Home & Garden
Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember

Annie Falk

Abrams

Horror
Kai

Derek Vasconi



www.derekvasconi.com
Humor
Orconomics: A Satire

J. Zachary Pike

Gnomish Press LLC

www.jzacharypike.com
Inspiration
I Just Looked Up

Sue Krupa



www.ijustlookedup.com
Juvenile Fiction
The King's Key: Pie Rats, Book 2

Cameron Stelzer

Daydream Press

www.pierats.com.au
Juvenile Non-Fiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico...

Carole P. Roman

CreateSpace

www.caroleproman.com
Leadership
Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse

Kevin Hancock

Seventh Power Press

www.seventhpowerpress.com
Legal Thriller
The Judas Dilemma

Robert Heath

Oban Books LLC

www.robertheathbooks.com
LGBTQ Fiction
Too Late... I Love You

Kiki Archer

K.A. Books

www.kikiarcherbooks.com
LGBTQ For Children & Young Adults
The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren

Cody Wagner



www.wagner-writer.com
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha

Julia G. Fox

Dog Ear Publishing

Literary Fiction
Shelter Us: A Novel

Laura Nicole Diamond

She Writes Press

www.lauranicolediamond.com
Marketing & Public Relations
Millennial Moms: 202 Facts Marketers Need to Know to Build Brands and Drive Sales

Maria Bailey

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

www.MillennialMomsMarketing.com
Marriage
Rock Solid Relationship: Seven Keys to Restore Your Connection & Make Your Love Last

Norene Gonsiewski & Timothy Higdon

Lasting Love Press

Medical
The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us

Lynn Webster, MD

Webster Media, LLC

www.thepainfultruthbook.com
Medical Thriller
Yellow Death

Alex Lettau

CreateSpace

www.alexlettau.com
Memoir
Witness to Spirit: My Life with Cowboys, Mozart & Indians

Robert Staffanson

Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing

www.WitnesstoSpirit.com
Men's Health
When Man Meets Dog: What a Difference a Dog Makes

Christopher Blazina, Ph.D.

Hubble & Hattie

www.chrisblazinaphd.com
Military Fiction
Veil of Deception

Michael Byars Lewis

Satcom Publishing

www.michaelbyarslewis.com
Military Non-Fiction
SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

Steve Snyder

Sea Breeze Publishing LLC

www.stevesynderauthor.com
Motivational
What's Your Magical Moment? Disconnect to Reconnect With Your Real Life

Gina Kloes

Morgan James Publishing

www.ginakloes.com
Multicultural Fiction
Praying for Rain

Emma Gates

Wells Street Press

Multicultural Non-Fiction
Together We Empower: Rekindling Hope in Rural India

Marly Cornell

Sehgal Foundation

www.marlycornell.com
Music
Reflections Of A Love Supreme: Motown Through The Eye of Fans

Tom Ingrassia

MotivAct Publishing

www.ingrassiaproductions.com
Mystery
Stabbing in the Senate

Colleen J. Shogan

Camel Press

www.colleenshogan.com
Nature
Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puetro Rico

Marty Essen

Encante Press, LLC

www.martyessen.com
New Adult Fiction
Tomorrow's Lies

S.R. Grey

S.R. Grey Publications

www.srgrey.com
New Adult Non-Fiction
Familiar Evil

Rannah Gray

The Lisburn Press

www.familiarevil.com
New Age Fiction
Thin Places

Elie Axelroth

Scatterbrain Press

www.elieaxelroth.com
New Age Non-Fiction
Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies

Brent Marchant

CreateSpace

http://booklaunch.io/brent%20marchant/get-the-picture 

New Fiction
Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice

Peggy Lampman

CreateSpace

www.dinnerfeed.com
New Non-Fiction
The Thousand Dollar Dinner, America's First Great Cookery Challenge

Becky Libourel Diamond

Westholme Publishing

www.beckyldiamond.com
Non-Fiction
Yo Miz! (1 Teacher + 25 Schools = 1 Wacky Year)

Elizabeth Rose

By Any Other Name Press

www.yomizthebook.com
Parenting & Family
Parenting for the Digital Age

Bill Ratner

Familius

www.billratnerauthor.com
Performing Arts
The Songwriter's Survival Guide

Judy Stakee

The Judy Stakee Company/Param Media

www.judystakee.com/book/
Personal Growth
Getting to Oz: The Personal Journey Home to Your True Self

Dr. Deborah Khoshaba

CreateSpace

www.psychologyineverydaylife.net
Philosophy
White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide

Naomi Zack

Rowman & Littlefield

Photography
At Home in the President's Neighborhood: A Photographic Tour

Bruce M. White with William Seale

The White House Historical Association

www.whitehousehistory.org
Picture Books - All Ages
Big Mo

Megan Padalecki

Padaleckistudio

www.padaleckistudio.com
Picture Books - Preschool
Guion the Lion A Colorful World

Rebecca Wilson Macsovits

Inspire on Purpose

www.guionthelion.com
Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car

Cathey Graham Nickell

Twenty-Eight Creative

www.catheynickell.com
Poetry
Paradise Drive

Rebecca Foust

Press 53

www.rebeccafoust.com
Political
Economic Conservative, Social Liberal

Mark Bragg

IndependentVoters

Political Thriller
Do Not Assume

Elaine Williams Crockett

Book Baby

www.elainewilliamscrockett.com
Pre-Teen Fiction
Once Upon a Zombie Book One: The Color of Fear

Billy Phillips & Jenny Nissenson

The Toon Studio Press

Psychiatry / Psychology
It's Your Mind: Own It! A Manual for Every Teen

Nicole Jon Sievers and Norene Gonsiewski

Innovations Press

Reference
Jobseeker's Guide: Ten Steps to a Federal Job for Military and Spouses, 7th Edition

Kathryn Troutman



www.resume-place.com
Regional Fiction
These Boots Are Made for Butt-Kickin'

Kalan Chapman Lloyd

Lloyd Words LLC

www.kalanchapmanlloyd.com
Regional Non-Fiction
No Place for Normal: New York / Stories from the Most Exciting City in the World

Clifford Browder

Mill City Press

Relationships
Insatiable: A Memoir of Love Addiction

Shary Hauer

She Writes Press

www.sharyhauer.com
Religion Fiction
The Rector - A Christian Murder Mystery

Michael Hicks Thompson

Shepherd King Publishing, LLC

www.michaelthompsonauthor.com
Religion Non-Fiction
Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

Lama Tsomo

Namchak Publishing

www.alwayssmiling.co
Romance
Impulse: Infinitus Billionaire

E. B. Walters

Firetrail Publishing

www.author-ebwalters.com
Romantic Comedy
A Girl's Guide to Landing a Greek God

Bill Fuller

Llewellyn Worldwide

www.billfullerbooks.com
Sales & Marketing
Sell Your Business For An Outrageous Price: An Insider's Guide to Getting More Than You Ever Thought Possible

Kevin M. Short

Amacon

Science Fiction
Infected: Die Like Supernovas

Alan Janney

Sparkle Press

Self Help: General
Fresh Views on Resilient Living

Sharon Pam Eakes

InCredible Messages Press

www.sharoneakes.com
Self Help: Motivational

When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything

Heidi Siefkas

Wheatmark

www.heidisiefkas.com

Self Help: Spiritual
The Kabbalah Sutras: 49 Steps to Enlightenment

Marcus J Freed

Freedthinker Books

www.marcusjfreed.com/the-kabbalah-sutras/
Sexuality
Erotic Integrity: How To Be True To Yourself Sexually

Claudia Six, PhD

She Writes Press

www.drsix.net
Short Stories
Get a Grip

Kathy Flann

Texas Review Press

www.kathyflann.com
Small Books
Mona's Law & Disorder

Maurice Le Gardeur, Illustrator Roy Robinson

Bard's Press

Social/Political Change
The Cancer in the American Healthcare System - How Washington Controls and Destroys Our Health Care

Dr. Deane Waldman, MD MBA

Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

www.wecanfixhealthcare.info
Specialty
Big Soccer Game [Personalized]

Jill Barletti

Snowflake Stories, LLC

www.snowflakestories.com
Spirituality
Awakening To Me: One Woman's Journey To Self Love

Kerri Hummingbird Lawnsby

Siwarkinte Publishing

www.kerrihummingbird.com
Sports
Remembering Our Past Celebrating Our Future Houston Racquet Club 50th Anniversary

Houston Racquet Club



www.houstonracquetclub.com
Steam Punk
Storming

K.M. Weiland

PenForASword Publishing

www.kmweiland.com
Suspense
The Comfort of Black

Carter Wilson

Oceanview Publishing

www.carterwilson.com
Technology
Spirituality 1.2 For the Disconnected From The School of Life

Ivan Figueroa-Otero, MD



www.ivanfigueroaoteromd.com
Thriller
Jack and Joe (The Hunt for Reacher Series)

Diane Capri

AugustBooks

Travel
An Invitation to Travel

Hilary Emberton



www.aninvitationtotravel.com
True Crime
Familiar Evil

Rannah Gray

The Lisburn Press

www.familiarevil.com
Visionary Fiction
A Story of Becoming

Ayn Cates Sullivan

Inifnite Light Publishing

www.infinitelightpublishing.com
Well-Being
Mindful Moments: A Collection of Life Wisdom

Alice Inoue

CreateSpace

www.alicenoue.com
Western
A Bad Place to Be

John Hansen

Outskirts Press

www.outskirtspress.com/abadplacetobe
Women's Fiction
The Lives Between Us

Theresa Rizzo

Rizzo Publishing

www.theresarizzo.com
Women's Health
Two Eggs, Two Kids: An Egg Donor's Account Of Friendship, Infertility & Secrets

Alicia Young

Parasol Press LLC

www.savvylife.net
Women's Issues
The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage on Ourselves

Destiny Allison

Sunstone Press

www.destinyallisonbooks.com
Writing & Publishing
The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers

Judith Briles

Mile High Press

www.thebookshepherd.com
Young Adult Fiction
Relentless

Karen Lynch



www.karenlynchnl.com
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Fourteen: A Daughter's Memoir of Adventure, Sailing, and Survival

Leslie Johansen Nack

She Writes Press

www.lesliejohansennack.com