2011 Award Results

Fine and Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Cinema/ Theater/Photography)

Gold: Imagine a Butterfly, Stanford Apseloff, Ohio Distinctive Publishing

Popular Fiction

Gold: Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption, Carol Costello, New Horizons Library
Silver: Hubris Falls, Matthew Hiley, Matthew S, Hiley Publisher
Bronze: Lucy's Large Lunch, Gordon Watt, Frame25PRoductions

Literary Fiction

Gold: Altamont Augie, Richard Barager, Interloper Press
Silver: Wounded - A Novel Beyond Love and War, Richard Graham, Maharg Press
Bronze: Promised Valley War, Ron Fritsch, Asymmetric Worlds

Short Story Fiction

Gold: London Road; Linked Stories, Tessa Smith McGovern, eChook Digital Publishing
Silver: Knuckleheads, Jeff Kass, Dzanc Books
Bronze: My Date with Neanderthal Woman, David Galef, Dzanc Books

Anthologies

Gold: The Refractive Thinker: Volume V: Strategy in Innovation, Dr. Cheryl Lentz, The Lentz Leadership Institute
Silver: Memoir, Vol.1, Multi-Author, eChook Digital Publishing
Bronze: Ready, Aim, Impact!, Multi-Author, Expert Insight Publishers

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Gold: Angels and Their Hourglasses, J.M. Surra, Quixotry Books
Silver: Spirit of Error, James Houts, Cheyenne Capital Publishing
Bronze: The Survivors, Amanda Harvard, Chafie Press, LLC

Historical Fiction

Gold: The Bow of Heaven, Book I: The Other Alexander, Andrew Levkoff
Silver: Beyond the Wood, Michael Roueche, Vesta House Publishing
Bronze: To Die a Dry Death, Diane Nelson, Pfoxmoor Publishing

Horror

Gold: The Color of Evil, Connie Wilson, Quad City Press

Multicultural Fiction

Gold: Hubris Falls, Matthew Hiley, Matthew S. Hiley Publisher
Silver: Osaka Heat, Mary Claire Mahaney, Author House
Bronze: Red Wolf and Little Coyote: Their Trail, Bernard Albaugh, Amazon Digital Services

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Gold: Equity of Evil, Rudy Mazzocchi, Twilight Times Books
Silver: In the Shadow of Silver Lake, James Schneider, Wayward Stories
Bronze: Kage—The Shadow, A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller, John Donohue, YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

Religious Fiction

Gold: Letters From A Martyred Christian, H.L. Hussmann, PBL Productions
Silver: Dream, Mark Atteberry, Palisade Publishing
Bronze: The Good Confession: A Tale for Failure and Forgiveness, James Van Yperen, Wingfold Farm

Romance

Gold: Osaka Heat, Mary Claire, Mahaney, Author House
Silver: Dream, Mark Atteberry, Palisade Publishing
Bronze: The Romanian Connection, Richard Roche, Southern Georgia Freedom Press

Erotic Fiction

Gold: Dancing in the Dark: An Anthology of Erotica, Various Authors, CreatSpace
Silver: TITANIC: The Untold Tale of Gay Passengers and Crew, Jack Fritscher, Palm Drive Publishing

Erotic Non-Fiction

Gold: Folsom Street Blues: A Memoir of 1970s SoMa and Leatherfolk in Gay San Francisco, Jim Stewart, Palm Drive Publishing

Children's Books (7 & Under)

Gold: YoYo Go Spy!, Stephen Lovchyld, What's The Fuss!
Silver: Sofia's Dream, Land Wilson, Little Pickle Press
Bronze: Looking For Lucy, Emrys Current, Smashwords

Children's Books (All ages)

Gold: Leonardo's Secret: Clean Up Your Act!, Clarence Sheridan, Clarence M. Sheridan Publisher
Silver (Tie): A Father's Word to His Children, Marc Clark, Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Imagine a Butterfly, Stanford Apseloff, Ohio Distinctive Publishing
Bronze: Divine Daisy:  A Transpersonal Tale, Bud McClure, Smashwords

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction

Gold: Somber Island, T. Lynne Tolles, Troll Publishing
Silver: Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book 1-Rocky Mountain Beginnings, Suzie Shride, My Piece of the Puzzle, LLC
Bronze: The Survivors, Amanda Harvard, Chafie Press, LLC

Essay/Creative Non-Fiction

Gold: Fabulous in Flats, Mary Wagner, iUniverse
Silver: Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Cameron Conaway Threed Press/Mindstir Media
Bronze: Son of Born-Again Liberal, Gary Isaacson, Flying Fish Books

Autobiography/Memoir

Gold: The Red Skirt, Memoirs of an Ex Nun, Patricia Gibson, StuartRose Publishing, LLC
Silver: The Boy Behind the Gate—How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery, and Love, Larry Jacobson, Buoy Press
Bronze: Folsom Street Blues: A Memoir of 1970s SoMa and Leatherfolk in Gay San Francisco, Jim Stewart, Palm Drive Publishing

Biography

Gold: Hemingway and Gellhorn, Jerome Tuccille, WinklerMedia Publishing Group
Silver: Rider Haggard: The Great Storyteller, D. S. Higgins, Amazon Digital Services

Aging/Death & Dying

Gold: Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss, Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley, Open to Hope Foundation
Silver: Dignifying Dementia - A Caregiver's Struggle, Brian O'Kane, Oak Tree Press
Bronze: Divine Daisy: A Transpersonal Tale, Bud McClure, Smashwords

Animals/Pets

Gold: Just One More Day - A Dog Lover's Guide to Saying Good-Bye, Geoffrey Bain, Enchanted Forest Press
Silver: Divine Daisy: A Transpersonal Tale, Bud McClure, Smashwords

Business/Career/Sales

Gold: Business with a Heart, Crystal Thomas, Boutique of Quality Books
Silver: 3 Off the Tee: Targeting Success Lorii, Myers Leda Publishing Corp.
Bronze: SEO 3.0 - The New Rules of Search Engine Optimization, Mike Small, Lulu Press

Current Events I (Political/Economic/Legal/Media)

Gold: BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian, Bob Avakian, RCP Publications
Silver: The Candidates: Based on a True Country, Matthew Hiley

Current Events II (Social Issues/Public Affairs/ Ecological/Humanitarian)

Gold: Ready, Aim, Excel!, Various Authors, Expert Insights Publishing
Silver: I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks, Laurie Garrett, Kindle Books
Bronze: Thank You For Being Young, Andrew Lerner, National Youth Rights Association

Current Events III (Foreign Affairs/Military)

Gold: Palm Tree Justice, Shane Drumgold, Shane Drumgold Publisher
Silver: Spirit of Error, James Houts, Cheyenne Capital Publishing

Education/Academic/Teaching

Gold: Basic Accounting Simplified, Gary Lesser, GSL Galactic Publishing
Silver: The Tale of Tortoise Buffett and Trader Hare, Lucas Remmerswaal, 13 Habits Publishing
Bronze: Dirty Mouth, Joseph Kravitz, Potomac House Publishing

Environment/Ecology/Nature

Gold: What Does It Mean To Be Green?, Rana DiOrio, Little Pickle Press

Finance/Investment/Economics

Gold:  Basic Accounting Simplified, Gary Lesser, GSL Galactic Publishing
Silver: The Tale of Tortoise Buffett and Trader Hare, Lucas Remmerswaal, 13 Habits Publishing

Gay/Lesbian

Gold: Spoon and the Moon, Margaret Hultz and Marie Davis, Wickedly Sisters Publishing
Silver: Folsom Street Blues: A Memoir of 1970s SoMa and Leatherfolk in Gay San Francisco, Jim Stewart, Palm Drive Publishing
Bronze: TITANIC: The Untold Tale of Gay Passengers and Crew, Mark Hemry, Palm Drive Publishing

Health/Medicine/Nutrition

Gold: Food, Field to Fork: How to Grow Sustainably, Shop Wisely, Cook Nutritiously, and Eat Deliciously, Anita M. Kobuszewski, AnitaBeHealthy Publishing
Silver: Escape from Dieting, Tim Williamson, M-Power-U Life Coaching
Bronze: Motorcycle Cancer? ELF EMF radiation truth exposed for rider safety, Randall Dale, Chipkar, Randall Dale, Chipkar Publishing

History

Gold: The American Challenge, Robert Etheredge, MiraVista Press
Silver: A Short History of Wisconsin, Erika Janik, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Bronze: Never Subdued, William F. Hook, Franklin Hook / CreateSpace

How-To (Crafts/Hobby/Industrial Arts)

Gold: Joy of Hooking (With Yarn!), Judy Taylor, Little House Rugs

Humor

Gold: Hubris Falls, Matthew Hiley, Matthew S. Hiley Publisher
Silver: Son of Born-Again Liberal, Gary Isaacson, Flying Fish Books
Bronze: Laughing Through Life, Connie Wilson, Quad City Press

Inspirational/Spiritual

Gold: Immersion: Live the Life God Envisioned for You, Mark McNees, CreateSpace
Silver: JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back To Life, I. J. Weinstock, DreaMasterBooks
Bronze: Energy Intelligence, Aleksandra Zaric, Mermaids Publishing

New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit

Gold: 10,000 Days: The Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life!, Thomas Hinton, Blue Carriage Publishing Company
Silver: What Does It Mean To Be Present, Rana DiOrio, Little Pickle Press
Bronze: The Sea of Sensitivity, Don Nix, iUniverse

Parenting (Child Care/Family)

Gold: My Child Is Sick, Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics
Silver: Building Resilience In Children and Teens, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics
Bronze: Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, Laura A. Jana, M.D., Jennifer Shu, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics

Poetry

Gold: Drum Machine, Kristen Henderson, Alva Press Inc.

Popular Culture

Gold: The Candidates: Based on a True Country, Matthew Hiley, Matthew S. Hiley Publisher

Psychology/Mental Health

Gold: Escape from Dieting, Tim Williamson, M-Power-U Life Coaching
Silver: The Digitally Divided Self: Relinquishing our Awareness to the Internet, Ivo Quartiroli, Silens
Bronze: Let Your True Self Shine: How to Recognize and Overcome the Barrier That Maintains Low Self-Esteem, Mercurio Cicchini, Mercurio Cicchini Publisher

Reference

Gold: Biographical Encyclopedia: Chronicling the History of the Church of God Abrahamic Faith, Dawn Johnson, Word Edge
Silver: White House Words, Fiona Griffin, White House Historical Association

Religion (Eastern/Western)

Gold: Immersion: Live the Life God Envisioned for You, Mark McNees
Silver: Reternity, Neal Wooten, Mirror Publishing
Bronze: Biographical Encyclopedia: Chronicling the History of the Church of God Abrahamic Faith, Dawn Johnson, Word Edge

Science

Gold: I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks, Laurie Garrett, Kindle Books
Silver: Spirit of Error, James Houts, Cheyenne Capital Publishing

Self Help

Gold: Facing Violence—Preparing for the Unexpected, Rory Miller, YMAA Publication Center
Silver: Is Everyone at the Table? 18 Life Lessons in Problem-Solving, Ernest Tannis, ADR Centre (Canada) Inc.
Bronze: Let Your True Self Shine: How to Recognize and Overcome the Barrier That Maintains Low Self-Esteem, Mercurio Cicchini, Mercurio Cicchini Publisher

Sexuality/Relationships

Gold: He Said, She Said, I Said, Barbara Peters, Barbara J. Peters Publisher
Silver: Uncommon Destiny Uncommon Partner, Wisdom Mupudzi, Wisdom Unlimited International/ Xlibris
Bronze: Folsom Street Blues: A Memoir of 1970s SoMa and Leatherfolk in Gay San Francisco, Jim Stewart, Palm Drive Publishing

Sports/Fitness/Recreation

Gold: Who Da Man? The Quintessential Analysis of NBA Draft History 1947-2010, Tim Johnson, Samuel Oliver Casey Press
Silver: Diamond Redemptions: Baseball the Way It Should Have Been, Terry Walters, Terremoto Grande Publishing

Transportation (Automotive/Aviation/Railroad, etc.)

Gold: Spitfire Wingman from Tennessee, Jim Haun, Stormwatch Press

Travel - Essay

Gold: The Boy Behind the Gate—How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery, and Love, Larry Jacobson, Buoy Press
Silver: Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds.), Karen Chase

Women's Issues

Gold: The Foreign Language of Friends, Nadine Feldman, Book Baby
Silver: Stop Emotional Eating, Fix Food Cravings, Find Your Metabolism and More!, Beth Castle, Oxygen Mask Publishing
Bronze: Milk and Oranges, Charlene Wexler, Central Park Communications

Writing/Publishing

Gold: PUBLISHED! Viki Winterton, Expert Insights Publishing
Silver: Basic Accounting Simplified, Gary Lesser, GSL Galactic Publishing

Best Book Website

Gold: Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book 1-Rocky Mountain Beginnings, Suzie Shride, My Piece of the Puzzle, LLC
Silver: Never Subdued, William F.Hook,Franklin Hook / CreateSpace
Bronze: Antiquitas Lost: The Last of the Shamalans, Robert Smith, Medlock Publishing, LLC

Best Author Website

Gold: Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds.) - Website for Author: http://karenachase.com, Karen A. Chase
Silver: Motorcycle Cancer? ELF EMF radiation truth exposed for rider safety, Randall Dale, Chipkar, Randall Dale, Chipkar Publishing

Best Book Trailer

Gold: Never Subdued, William F. Hook, Franklin Hook / CreateSpace
Silver: Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds.) Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m9cyrlEw_c&feature=related Karen A. Chase

 

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