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269 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 269 Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Santa Barbara office:
3905 State Street, Suite 7-302
Santa Barbara, CA 93105


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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Phone: 310-862-2573



Winners of the 10th Annual Awards!

Action / Adventure

Michael Phillip Cash

Chelshire Inc.
Addiction & Recovery
How to Grow an Addict, a novel

J.A. Wright

She Write Press
African American Fiction
Flexible Wings

Veda Stamps

IMO Books
African American Non-Fiction
I Am Raymond Washington

Zach Fortier

SteeleShark Press

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
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
Emotional Map of Los Angeles: Creative Voices from WriteGirl

Over 190 teen girls and women writers, Editor Keren Taylor

WriteGirl Publications
Happy Chasing Happy: An Aimless High to Happiness

Jerome "Jay" Isip

Tate Publishing

QUINTESSENTIAL STYLE: Cultivate and Communicate Your Signature Look

Janna Beatty with Sharon White

Wheatmark Press
Biography - General
Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story

Landon J Napoleon

Avery Press
Biography - Historical

Christopher Madsen

CPM Publishing
Journey of Healing: One woman's path to healing self and others

Kathy Gruver, PhD

Book Cover Design - Children's Picture Books
How the Trees Got Their Voices

Susan Andra Lion

Satiama, LLC
Book Cover Design - Fiction
The Magician

D.A. Pupa

Wingspan Press
Book Cover Design - Non-Fiction
Remembering Our Past Celebrating Our Future Houston Racquet Club 50th Anniversary

Houston Racquet Club
Book Interior Design - Fiction
How the Trees Got Their Voices

Susan Andra Lion

Satiama, LLC
Book Interior Design - Non-Fiction

Christopher Madsen

CPM Publishing
Business - General
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Michael Bungay Stanier

Box of Crayons Press
Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business
HIDDEN SOLUTIONS ALL AROUND YOU: Why Some People Can See Them and Some Can't

Daniel R. Castro

Beartooth Press
Business Motivational
The Conscious Leader

Shelley Reciniello

LID Publishing

A CLUSTER OF CANCERS: A Simple Coping Guide for Patients

Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg


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

Nathan A. Perez and Marcia Ballinger, PhD,

Career Innovations Press 

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

Susan Brownell

S B Leeder Publishing
Chapter Books
The Land Without Color

Benjamin Ellefson

Beaver's Pond Press
Pronouncing Enzo

Aimee Bealer


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

Carole P. Roman

Chelshire Inc.
Children's Inspirational/Motivational
Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything

Darla Woodley

SonShine Design
Children's Non-Fiction
An African Painted Dog Without A Patch

Anna Grob
Children's Religion
Journey to the Cross

Shane Cloonan

State Street Publishing
Coffee Table Book
Living Mollusks

Charles E. Rawlings

Peppertree Press
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
Cookbooks - General
Fresh Tastes from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen

Lee Clayton Roper

MLC Publishing, LLC
Cookbooks - International
Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan

Feride Buyuran

AZ Cookbook
Crafts & Hobbies
The Big Acorn Race: A Story with Crochet Patterns and Projects

Jennifer Olivarez

Squirrel Picnic
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
Current Events
The Dominican Experiment: A Teacher and His Students Explore a Garbage Dump, a Sweatshop, and Vodou

Michael D.Amato & George Santos

Death & Dying
14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two-Week Goodbye

Lisa Goich

Savio Republic
Diet & Nutrition
Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off!

Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD

J. Murray Press
We're In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education

Mark K. Claypool & John M. McLaughlin

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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

Mary Adam Thomas

Ecotone Publishing
The Wine Club

Edge Steele

Zinful Press

My Five Sisters

Pam Franklin
The Spirit Collectors

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

Armored Books
Fiction - General
The Lobby

Randi M. Sherman

Friesen Press
Tucks and Me: Crispus Attucks and America 1766-1773

Katherine V. Stevens

Chickadee Hill Inc.
Gift Books
Reverberations: A Compendium of Haileus and Photography

Charles E. Rawlings, MD, JD

Peppertree Press
Green Living
The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

Mary Adam Thomas

Ecotone Publishing
Walking in Grace with Grief Meditations for Healing After Loss

Della Temple

Button Rock Press
Health - General
The Candida Cure Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health & Restore Your Vitality

Ann Boroch

Quintessential Healing Publishing, Inc.
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
Historical - General
The Pursuit of Wisdom

Dean Chavooshian

Outskirts Press
Historical Fiction
Until Shiloh Comes

Karl A. Bacon

Historical Chronicles Press
The Reindeer vs E.A. Ster: A Fun, Easy Springtime Tradition

Elizabeth Passo

Happy Knack Publishing, LLC
Home & Garden
Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember

Annie Falk



Derek Vasconi
Orconomics: A Satire

J. Zachary Pike

Gnomish Press LLC
I Just Looked Up

Sue Krupa
Juvenile Fiction
The King's Key: Pie Rats, Book 2

Cameron Stelzer

Daydream Press
Juvenile Non-Fiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico...

Carole P. Roman

Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse

Kevin Hancock

Seventh Power Press
Legal Thriller
The Judas Dilemma

Robert Heath

Oban Books LLC
LGBTQ Fiction
Too Late... I Love You

Kiki Archer

K.A. Books
LGBTQ For Children & Young Adults
The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren

Cody Wagner
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
Marketing & Public Relations
Millennial Moms: 202 Facts Marketers Need to Know to Build Brands and Drive Sales

Maria Bailey

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Rock Solid Relationship: Seven Keys to Restore Your Connection & Make Your Love Last

Norene Gonsiewski & Timothy Higdon

Lasting Love Press

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

Lynn Webster, MD

Webster Media, LLC
Medical Thriller
Yellow Death

Alex Lettau

Witness to Spirit: My Life with Cowboys, Mozart & Indians

Robert Staffanson

Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing
Men's Health
When Man Meets Dog: What a Difference a Dog Makes

Christopher Blazina, Ph.D.

Hubble & Hattie
Military Fiction
Veil of Deception

Michael Byars Lewis

Satcom Publishing
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
What's Your Magical Moment? Disconnect to Reconnect With Your Real Life

Gina Kloes

Morgan James Publishing
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
Reflections Of A Love Supreme: Motown Through The Eye of Fans

Tom Ingrassia

MotivAct Publishing
Stabbing in the Senate

Colleen J. Shogan

Camel Press
Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puetro Rico

Marty Essen

Encante Press, LLC
New Adult Fiction
Tomorrow's Lies

S.R. Grey

S.R. Grey Publications
New Adult Non-Fiction
Familiar Evil

Rannah Gray

The Lisburn Press
New Age Fiction
Thin Places

Elie Axelroth

Scatterbrain Press
New Age Non-Fiction
Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies

Brent Marchant


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

Peggy Lampman

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

Becky Libourel Diamond

Westholme Publishing
Yo Miz! (1 Teacher + 25 Schools = 1 Wacky Year)

Elizabeth Rose

By Any Other Name Press
Parenting & Family
Parenting for the Digital Age

Bill Ratner

Performing Arts
The Songwriter's Survival Guide

Judy Stakee

The Judy Stakee Company/Param Media
Personal Growth
Getting to Oz: The Personal Journey Home to Your True Self

Dr. Deborah Khoshaba

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

Naomi Zack

Rowman & Littlefield

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

Bruce M. White with William Seale

The White House Historical Association
Picture Books - All Ages
Big Mo

Megan Padalecki

Picture Books - Preschool
Guion the Lion A Colorful World

Rebecca Wilson Macsovits

Inspire on Purpose
Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car

Cathey Graham Nickell

Twenty-Eight Creative
Paradise Drive

Rebecca Foust

Press 53
Economic Conservative, Social Liberal

Mark Bragg


Political Thriller
Do Not Assume

Elaine Williams Crockett

Book Baby
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

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

Kathryn Troutman
Regional Fiction
These Boots Are Made for Butt-Kickin'

Kalan Chapman Lloyd

Lloyd Words LLC
Regional Non-Fiction
No Place for Normal: New York / Stories from the Most Exciting City in the World

Clifford Browder

Mill City Press

Insatiable: A Memoir of Love Addiction

Shary Hauer

She Writes Press
Religion Fiction
The Rector - A Christian Murder Mystery

Michael Hicks Thompson

Shepherd King Publishing, LLC
Religion Non-Fiction
Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

Lama Tsomo

Namchak Publishing
Impulse: Infinitus Billionaire

E. B. Walters

Firetrail Publishing
Romantic Comedy
A Girl's Guide to Landing a Greek God

Bill Fuller

Llewellyn Worldwide
Sales & Marketing
Sell Your Business For An Outrageous Price: An Insider's Guide to Getting More Than You Ever Thought Possible

Kevin M. Short


Science Fiction
Infected: Die Like Supernovas

Alan Janney

Sparkle Press

Self Help: General
Fresh Views on Resilient Living

Sharon Pam Eakes

InCredible Messages Press
Self Help: Motivational

When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything

Heidi Siefkas


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

Marcus J Freed

Freedthinker Books
Erotic Integrity: How To Be True To Yourself Sexually

Claudia Six, PhD

She Writes Press
Short Stories
Get a Grip

Kathy Flann

Texas Review Press
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
Big Soccer Game [Personalized]

Jill Barletti

Snowflake Stories, LLC
Awakening To Me: One Woman's Journey To Self Love

Kerri Hummingbird Lawnsby

Siwarkinte Publishing
Remembering Our Past Celebrating Our Future Houston Racquet Club 50th Anniversary

Houston Racquet Club
Steam Punk

K.M. Weiland

PenForASword Publishing
The Comfort of Black

Carter Wilson

Oceanview Publishing
Spirituality 1.2 For the Disconnected From The School of Life

Ivan Figueroa-Otero, MD
Jack and Joe (The Hunt for Reacher Series)

Diane Capri


An Invitation to Travel

Hilary Emberton
True Crime
Familiar Evil

Rannah Gray

The Lisburn Press
Visionary Fiction
A Story of Becoming

Ayn Cates Sullivan

Inifnite Light Publishing
Mindful Moments: A Collection of Life Wisdom

Alice Inoue

A Bad Place to Be

John Hansen

Outskirts Press
Women's Fiction
The Lives Between Us

Theresa Rizzo

Rizzo Publishing
Women's Health
Two Eggs, Two Kids: An Egg Donor's Account Of Friendship, Infertility & Secrets

Alicia Young

Parasol Press LLC
Women's Issues
The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage on Ourselves

Destiny Allison

Sunstone Press
Writing & Publishing
The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers

Judith Briles

Mile High Press
Young Adult Fiction

Karen Lynch
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Fourteen: A Daughter's Memoir of Adventure, Sailing, and Survival

Leslie Johansen Nack

She Writes Press