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Winners of the 2015 Awards!


Action-Adventure

 
After The Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy~One Survivor's Story

Lou Kasischke

Good Hart Publishing LLC

www.afterthewind.com

Addiction & Recovery

 
Reflections: Shattering My Image in an Eating Disorder and Discovering My Image in God

Lindy Swearingen

Tate Publishing

African-American Fiction

 
Breaking the Line: Victoria's Beginning

A'Mera Frieman

Breaking the Line Books

www.breakingthelinebooks.com

African-American Non-Fiction

 
Triumph! A Battle Plan for Joy

Gladys Simmons Carson

Sheba's House

www.gladyscarson.com

Aging

Red Heels and Smokin' How I Got My Moxie Back

Nikki Hanna

Patina Publishing

www.nikkihanna.com

Alternative Medicine

 
Empowered Health and Wellness, Awakening the Inner Physician

Katelyn Mariah

Mystic Creek Publishing

www.empoweredhealthandwellness.com

Animals/Pets

 
Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes

Kari Neumeyer

Andalou Books

www.barkandlunge.com

Anthology

 
Actual Mileage: Stories by Max Zimmer

Max Zimmer

Max Zimmer

www.maxzimmer.com

Arts & Entertainment

 
The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Kenneth Womack

Greenwood

www.kennethwomack.com

Autobiography

 
The Outskirts of Hope

Jo Ivester

She Writes Press

Biography-General

 
Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal

Marly Cornell

Sehgal Foundation

www.marlycornell.com

Biography-Historical

 
The Parrett Migration: Their Story is America's Story

Dawn Parrett Thurston

Memoir Mentor Books

www.memoirmentor.com/blog

Body-Mind-Spirit

 
True Healing: Spiritual Medicine for Every Illness

Alison Anton

Anton Guild of Spiritual Medicine

www.antonguild.com

Book Cover Design-Children Picture Books

 
Frozen Floppies

John Hope

Mark Wayne Adams, Inc

www.markwayneadams.com

Book Cover Design-Fiction

 
The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

Sharkchild, LLC

www.sharkchild.com

Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction

 
Legacy of Excellence: A Centennial History of the Toro Company

Jeff Appelquist

Wise Ink Creative Publishing

www.blueknightleadership.com

Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction

 
The Art of Competition

Mark Allen

Grip Press

www.art-of-competition.com

Business General

 
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't

Verne Harnish

Gazelles, Inc.

www.gazelles.com

Business Motivational

 
People Leadership: 30 Strategies to Ensure Your Team's Success

Gina Folk

She Writes Press

Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business

 
Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success

Dan Waldschmidt

Next Century Publishing

www.danwaldschmidt.com

Cancer

 
Our Journey with Prostate Cancer: Empowering Strategies for Patients and Families

Judith Anne Desjardins, LCSW, BCD, MSWAC

Spirit House Publishing

www.judithannedesjardins.com

Career

 
Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach: A Foolproof Guide to Getting the Job You Want. Every Time

Lisa Quast

Career Woman, Inc.

www.careerwomaninc.com

Chick-Lit

 
Just Pru

Anne Pfeffer

Anne Pfeffer

www.annepfeffer.com

Children's Fiction-Chapter Books

 
Broccoli Chronicles (Little Kids, Big Voices, Book 1)

Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva

Buidling Voices

www.buildingvoices.com

Children's Fiction-Early Reader

 
Improbable…Never Impossible

Vixyy Fox and Cara Bevan

Rabbit Valley Comics

www.rabbitvalley.com

Children's Inspirational/Motivational

 
The Bezert

Maria Knier

Little Bahalia Publishing

www.thebezert.com
Scribble & Grin: 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times

Mary Giuffre & Paul L. Clark

inspirtainment ink

www.scribbleandgrin.com

Children's Non-Fiction

 
Fascinating Animals from A to Z

Kristie L. McCann

Doodle Books Publishing Company

www.fascinatinganimalsbook.com

Children's Religion

 
A Girl Like Me

Deborah K. Moore & Gbolu Mulbah-Bondo

WestBow Press

www.deborahkmoore.com

Coffee Table Books

 
In Search of the Dark Watchers: Landscapes and Lore of Big Sur

Benjamin Brode& Thomas Steinbeck

Steinbeck Press

www.darkwatchersbook.com

Comedy

 
The Harlot's Guide to Classy Cosktails

Jeza Belle

Outskirts Press

www.harlotsguide.com

Comics & Graphic Novels

 
The Tall Tales of Talbot Toluca - Quest For The Ore Crystals

Kenneth Kit Lamug

Rabblebox, LLC

Contemporary Novels

 
Just Pru

Anne Pfeffer

Anne Pfeffer

www.annepfeffer.com

Cookbooks General

 
Tasting the Seasons: Inspired, In-Season Cuisine That's Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun

Kerry Dunnington

Artichoke Publishers

www.kerrydunnington.com

Cookbooks International

 
Zing! By Gorji

Mansour Gorji

Taste Wonders

www.chefgorji.com

Cookbooks Regional

 
Zing! By Gorji

Mansour Gorji

Taste Wonders

www.chefgorji.com

Crafts-Hobbies

 
Got Paint? The Non-Artisit's Guide to Creating Quick and Amazing Graphics With Microsoft's Free Paint Program

Gloria Beltran

Thonson-Shore

Crime-Fiction

 
Deep Doo-Doo

Sheri Graves

CreateSpace

www.sherigraves.com

Cross Genre

 
What Survives of Us

Kathy Miner

CreateSpace

www.kathy-miner.com

Death & Dying

 
In Love With Death

Satish Modi

Birlinn, Ltd

www.inlovewithdeath.com

Divorce

 
A Brand New Day ~ A Banana Split Story

A.S. Chung

Pigeonhole Books

www.pigeonholebooks.com

Education

 
Sex, Love and DNA: What Molecular Biology Teaches Us About Being Human

Peter Schattner

Oligo Press

www.peterschattner.com

Environment

 
The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Andre Leu

Acres U.S.A.

Erotica

 
Secrets & Seduction

Cheri Blossum

Written in Stone

www.maurastone.com

Faction

 
The Healing Field: A Young Psychiatrist's Battle with His Anorexic Patient, Her Hunger Strike Against God, and Their Journey…

Howard E Richmond, MD

Mind Expander Press

www.howardrichmondmd.com

Fantasy

 
Compendium

Alia Luria

Willowslip Press

www.alialuria.com

Fiction-General

 
A Simple Soul

Vadim Babenko

Ergo Sum Publishing

www.vadimbabenko.com

Fine Art

 
Pointe of Inspiration: An Artist's Journey with Painting and Photography

LeeAnn Brook

Brook Design Group

www.leeannbrookfineart.com

Fitness

 
Race Stronger, Live Longer! A Physician's Guide To Wellness for Athletes

Mark E. Song, M.D.

Mark E. Song

Friendship

 
The Power of Two

Lori J. Sawicki

Identity Novels

www.identitynovels.com

Gift Books

 
No Matter What, It's a Good Day When

Robbi Cary

Hilltop House Publishing

www.blessingsandgrace.com

Green Living

 
Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers

Mark Shepard

Acres U.S.A.

www.newforestfarm.net/book.html

Grief

 
Back to Tonic

Eugene Kiepura

Faith Books & MORE

www.genekiepura.com

Health General

 
The Resiliancy rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life, 60 Seconds at a Time

Jenny C. Evans

Wise Ink Creative Publishing

www.ph-performance.com

Historical Fiction

 
Daughters of the Dragon ~ A Comfort Woman's Story

William Andrews

MADhouse Press

www.williamandrewsbooks.com

History

 
Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual

C.M. Mayo

Dancing Chiva

www.cmmayo.com

History US

 
The Second Mourning (The Untold Story of America's Most Bizarre Political Murder)

Stephen G. Yanoff

Authorhouse

www.stephenyanoff.com

Holiday

 
The Reindeer Gift: A Fun, Easy Christmas Tradition

Elizabeth Passo

Happy Knack Publishing, LLC

www.reindeergift.com

Home & Garden

 
The Pretty and Proper Living Room

Holly Holden

Fox Hall Press

Horror

 
The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

Sharkchild, LLC

www.sharkchild.com

Humor

 
Dust Tea, Dingoes and Dragons

R.F. Hemphill

Strelitzia Ventures

www.rfhemphill.com

Inspiration

 
Allison's Brain

Robert McMechan

FriesenPress

www.allisonsbrain.com

Juvenile Fiction

 
Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys

N.D. Richman

ND Richman

www.ndrichman.com

Juvenile Non-Fiction

 
The Twin Connection

Hannah & Cailin Loesch

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

www.loeschtwins.com

Leadership

 
Accountability Code

Di Worrall

The Accountability Code

www.theaccountabilitycode.com

Legal Thriller

 
What Went Wrong With Oscar Toll?

Charles Bush

Moonshine Cove Publishing

www.charlesbush-author.com

LGBT Fiction

 
Give Me A Reason

Lyn Gardner

Ragz Books

www.lyngardner.net

LGBT Non-Fiction

 
Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army

Rob Smith

Blue Beacon Books by Regal Crest

www.robsmithonline.com

Literary Fiction

 
Leaving Montana

Thomas Whaley

Sakura Publishing

www.thomaswhaley.com

Marketing & Public Relations

 
The Old Rush: Marketing for Gold in the Age of Aging

Peter Hubbell

LID Publishing

www.boomagers.com

Marriage

 
Wife For Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage

Ramona Zabriskie

Wife for Life

http://wifeforlifebook.com

Medical

 
Re-humanizing Medicine: A Holistic Framework for Transforming Your Self, Your Practice, and the Culture of Medicine

David R. Kopacz, MD

Ayni Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing

www.davidkopacz.com

Medical Thriller

 
The Laptev Virus

Christy Esmahan

CreateSpace

www.christyesmahan.com

Memoir

 
After The Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy~One Survivor's Story

Lou Kasischke

Good Hart Publishing LLC

www.afterthewind.com

Men's Health

 
Our Journey with Prostate Cancer: Empowering Strategies for Patients and Families

Judith Anne Desjardins, LCSW, BCD, MSWAC

Spirit House Publishing

www.judithannedesjardins.com

Military Fiction

 
Centerline: A Novel About Wounded Warriors Coming Home

Dave McIntyre

Goodblood

Military Non-Fiction

 
American Boys: The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War

Louise Esola

Pennway Books

www.louiseesola.com

Miscellaneous

 
Searching for Hugo

Naomi M. Rosenthal

NaoMinRose

naomimrosenthal.wordpress.com

Motivational

 
The 9 Power Principles for Change

Azuka Zuke Obi

CreateSpace

www.azukazuke.com

Multicultural Fiction

 
Torch Ginger

Toby Neal

Toby Neal

www.tobyneal.net

Multicultural Non-Fiction

 
Growing Up Under the Mango Tree

Lily Forbes

Silverwood Publishers

Mystery

 
The Friday Edition

Betta Ferrendelli

CreateSpace

www.bettaferrendellibooks.com

Nature

 
Mendonoma Sightings Throughout The Year

Jeanne A. Jackson

Mendonoma Sightings Publishing

www.mendonomasightings.com

New Adult Fiction

 
The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest

Donna Friess

Hurt into Happiness Publishing

www.drdonnafriess.com

New Age Fiction

 
Snooze, A Story of Awakening

Sol Luckman

Crow Rising Transformational Media

www.crowrising.com

New Age Non-Fiction

 
Dances with Spirits: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World

Calvin Helin

Premier Digital Publishing

www.blessingway.com

New Fiction

 
Smoke In The Kitchen

Gloria S.N. Allen

Authorhouse

www.gloriasallen.com

New Non-Fiction

 
Pilgrim Wheels, Reflections of a Cyclist Crossing America

Neil Hanson

High Prairie Press

www.neilhanson.com

Non-Fiction

 

Hearts Beneath the Badge

Karen Solomon

Missing Niche Publishing

www.heartsbeneaththebadge.com

Parenting & Family

 
Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting

Cathy Cassani Adams

Be U an imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie

www.cathycadams.com

Performing Arts ~ Film, Theater, Dance & Music

 
A Composer's Guide to Game Music

Winifred Phillips

The MIT Press

www.winifredphillips.com

Personal Growth

 
MYLF 101: Make Your Life Fabulous

Sophie Venable, MA

Sophie Venable

www.makeyourlifefabulous.com

Philosophy

 
Philosophy Of Fearism

Desh Subba

Xlibris

www.fearismphilosophy.com

Photography

 
Looking at Art: The Art of Looking

Richard Nagler

Heyday Books

www.richardnagler.com

Picture Books ~ Ages 4-8

 
The Reading Promise

Troy Kent

Mascot Books

Picture Books ~ All Ages

 
Luna Luna

Sam Ryan

Mascot Book

Picture Books ~ Preschool

 
Gert the SEE Turtle in: Colors, Colors, Everywhere

Maxine Moody Poston

SEE Turtle Publishing

www.gerttheseeturtle.com

Poetry (tie)

 
I Didn't Know Mani Was A Conceptualist

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde

Math Paper Press

www.pw.org/content/desmond_kon
Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha Sanctus

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde

Red Wheelbarrow Books

www.pw.org/content/desmond_kon

Political

 
Stupidparty, Math V. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy

Patrick Andendall

Fact Over Fiction Publishing, LTD

www.stupidpartymathvmyth.com

Political Thriller

 
Courier

Terry Irving

Exhibit A

www.terryirving.com

Pre-Teen Fiction

 
Christmas Nevermore - An Ecological Christmas Fable

Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien

SRF

www.christmasnevermore.com

Pre-Teen Non-Fiction

 
R is for Rosie the Riveter: Working Women on the Home Front in World War II

Frances Tunnell Carter and Nell Carter Branum

Premiere Press

www.nellbranum.blogspot.com

Psychology

 

The S Word: A Memoir About Secrets

Paolina Milana

She Writes Press

www.paolinamilana.com

Reference

 
The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Kenneth Womack

Greenwood

www.kennethwomack.com

Regional Fiction

 
When Dreams Touch

Rosemary Hanrahan

SDP Publishing

www.rosemaryhanrahanedwards.com

Regional Non-Fiction

 
Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History Through Public Art

Erin Graffy De Garcia

Kieran Publishing

Relationships

 
Do You Choose Your Dog More Carefully The Your Husband?

Dr. Annie Kaszina

Powerhouse Publishing

www.ChooseYourMan.com

Religion Fiction

 
The Oblate's Confession

William Peak

Secant Publishing, LLC

www.williampeak.com

Religion Non-Fiction

 
Renew Your Hope! Remedy for Personal Breakthroughs

Pamela Christian

Protocol, Ltd.

Romance

 
Good Sam

Dete Meserve

Melrose Hill Publishing

www.detemeserve.com

Sales & Marketing

 
The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Dominating Any Market and Staying on Top

Charles E Gaudet II

Telemachus Press

www.predictableprofits.com

Science Fiction

 
SEMMANT

Vadim Babenko

Ergo Sum Publishing

www.vadimbabenko.com

Self Help: General

 
Connecting Happiness and Success

Ray White

Xilo Media

www.connectinghappinessandsuccess.com

Self Help: Motivational

 
The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

Alex Pattakos & Elaine Dundon

BenBella Books

www.theopaway.com

Self Help: Spiritual

 
Habits the Heal: A Spiritual Journey to Physical Wellness

Linda Bastian Barney

Balboa Press

www.lindabarneyhealthcoach.com

Sexuality

 
The Soulmate Lover: A Guide to passionate and Lasting Love, Sex and Intimacy

Mali Apple and Joe Dunn

A Higher Possibility

www.thesoulmateexperience.com

Short Stories

 
No Turning Back: Stories

Dan Burns

Chicago Arts Press

www.danburnsauthor.com

Social/Political Change

 
Rebuilding a Dream

Andre Shashaty

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

www.p4sc.org

Specialty Books

 
[Personalized] Dance Recital

Jill Barletti (Illustrator - Jelena Brezovec)

Snowflake Stories, LLC

www.snowflakestories.com

Spirituality

 
Seventh Dimension ~ The King, Book 2

Lorilyn Roberts

Roberts Court Reporters

www.lorilynroberts.com

Sports

 
Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

Joan Steidinger

Rowman & Littlefield

www.powerzonephd.com

Suspense

 
Method 15/33

Shannon Kirk

Oceanview

www.shannonkirkbooks.com

Thriller

 
Mash Up

Joe Klingler

Cartosi LLC

www.joeklingler.com

Travel

 
The Angkor Guidebook ~ Your Essential Companion to the Temples

Andrew Booth

Andrew Booth

www.angkorguidebook.com

True Crime

 
A Killing in Capone's Playground: The True Story of the Hunt for the Most Dangerous Man Alive

Chriss Lyon

In-Depth Editions

www.in-deptheditions.com

Visionary Fiction

 
Trusting the Currents

Lynnda Pollio

SageHeart Media

www.lynndapollio.com

Western

 
Strong Convictions: An Emmett Strong Western

GP Hutchinson

CreateSpace

www.gphutchinson.com

Women's Fiction

 
A Whisper of Smoke

Angela Hoke

CreateSpace

www.angelahokeauthor.com

Women's Health

 
Pink Lemonade

Tamara Kaye Severin

iUniverse

www.tamaraspinklemonade.com

Women's Issues

 
Stop Giving It Away:How to Stop Self-Sacrificing and Start Claiming Your Space, Power, and Happiness

Cherilynn Veland

She Writes Press

Writing & Publishing

 
The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship

Rochelle Carter

EverFaith Press

www.ellechormedia.com

Young Adult Fiction

 
Dream of Me, Book 1 The Dream makers Series

Quinn Loftis

Quinn Loftis Books LLC

www.qinnloftisbooks.com

Young Adult Non-Fiction

 
ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more.

Tamara Branch

Heart Project Publishing

www.tamarabranch.com/itgirl4life