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2014 eLit Awards Winners

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

Gold: RECOLLECTIONS: The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It / Jack Ryan
Silver: Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers / Beverly Gray
Bronze: Steve McQueen: The Cooler King—His Life Through His Movie Career / Richard Sydenham

Popular Fiction

Gold: Petty Cash / Kimberly Vargas
Silver: 11 Stories / Chris Cander
Bronze: Tomorrow Comes: An Emma Story / Donna Mebane

Literary Fiction

Gold: The Gray Ship / Russell F. Moran
Silver: That Crazy Little Thing / Kate Bracy
Bronze: Centerline / Dave McIntyre

Short Story Fiction

Gold: No Tomorrow: Postcards From the End / Alia Reed, Suleiman Reed, and David Reed
Silver: A Walking Adventure to Mt Bartle Fere / Warren Doyle
Bronze: Death of a Spaceman / Sonny Wareham

Anthologies

Gold: My Gutsy Story® Anthology: True Stories of Love, Courage and Adventure From Around the World / Editor: Sonia Marsh
Silver: Seasons of Our Lives: Winter / Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett
Bronze: The Refractive Thinker: Vol II 3rd ed: Effective Research Methods & Designs for Doctoral Scholars / Managing editor: Dr. Cheryl Lentz

Fantasy / Science Fiction

Gold: The Silver Sphere / Michael Dadich
Silver: Armageddon and the 4th Timeline / Don Mardak
Bronze: Blue Violet (Book #1 of the Svatura Series) / Abigail Owen

Historical Fiction

Gold: Lantern in the Mist / Liliana Shelbrook
Silver: Maps of Fate / Reid Lance Rosenthal
Bronze: The Dance of the Spirits / Catherine Aerie

Horror

Gold: Pivot / L.C. Barlow
Silver: Bloom: Or, The Unwritten Memoir of Tennyson Middlebrook / Martin Kee
Bronze: The Book of Death / Ramy Tadros

Multicultural Fiction

Gold: From Finland With Love, A Novel / Ellie Alanko
Silver: Widow Walk / Gerard LaSalle
Bronze: Better Dead Than Never / Laurent Boulanger

Mystery / Suspense / Thriller

Gold: Buried Threads / Kaylin McFarren
Silver: Minerva Day / Christie Keele
Bronze: Gridlock / Alvin Ziegler

Religious Fiction

Gold: Keeper of Reign / Emma Right
Silver: Armageddon and the 4th Timeline / Don Mardak
Bronze: An Adventure in Mysticism / Don Mardak

Romance

Gold: Shadow of Time / Jen Minkman
Silver: The Marriage Fix / Sandra Edwards
Bronze: Texas Pride / Kindle Alexander

Children's Books (7 & Under)

Gold: EggMania – Where’s the Egg in Exactly? / Sherry Maysonave
Silver: The Cow In Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen / Diana Prichard
Bronze: Frieda Tails Volume 1: Frieda Goes to Town & Frieda, Jack & The Box / Kimberly Baltz

Children's Books (All ages)

Gold: EggMania – Where’s the Egg in Exactly? / Sherry Maysonave
Silver: Spartan & The Green Egg / Nabila Khashoggi
Bronze: I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures it Out / Loraine Alderman and Yvonne Capitelli

Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction

Gold: The Silver Sphere / Michael Dadich
Silver: Spartanica / Powers Molinar
Bronze: The Last Akaway—A Spirit Animal Adventure / Gary Karton

Juvenile / Young Adult Non-Fiction

Gold: The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain / JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. and Terrence Deak, Ph.D.
SilverMy Quest to be a Munchkin / D. Terry Nordine

Essay / Creative Non-Fiction

Gold: How it Goes in Mexico: Essay From an Expatriate / Carol Merchasin
Silver: Dallying In Nepal / Byron Dormire
Bronze: January in Slavery: An Oral Narrative of the South / Calvin M. Logue

Autobiography / Memoir

Gold: Bouncing Back / Bill Bartmann with Jonathan Rozek
Silver: To Sing Frogs / John M. Simmons
Bronze: When It Reigns, It Pours: Dog Tales / Maria Larsen

Biography

Gold: Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers / Beverly Gray
Silver: A Life in Art / Joyce Graff and James Wilcox
Bronze: Steve McQueen: The Cooler King – His Life Through His Movie Career / Richard Sydenham

Aging / Death & Dying

Gold: Tomorrow Comes: An Emma Story / Donna Mebane
Silver: I've Got Some Good News and Some Bad News: YOU'RE OLD Tales of a Geriatrician What to Expect in Your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and Beyond / David Bernstein, MD
Bronze: Through A Mother's Eyes / Jackie Barreau

Animals / Pets

Gold: An Animal Life: The Beginning / Howard Krum
Silver: When It Reigns, It Pours: Dog Tales / Maria Larsen
Bronze: Wild Among Us: True Adventures of a Female Wildlife Photographer Who Stalks Bears, Wolves, Mountain Lions, Wild Horses and Other Elusive Animals / Pat Toth-Smith

Business / Career / Sales

Gold: Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional / Eric Worre
Silver: Group Alchemy: The Six Elements of Highly Successful Collaboration / Deborah Pruitt
Bronze: Four Lives / Jamie d’Antioc

Cookbooks

Gold: Wisewoman's Cookery - Food, Sex & Merriment / Shannon Loeber & Mary Elsie Edwards
Silver: Mini Chef / Sheridan Rogers

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

Gold: Land for Love and Money, Vol I / Reid Lance Rosenthal
Silver: WANTA!  Black Swan, White Hat / Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
Bronze: The Hidden Soul of Capitalism Through Dynamic Markets Leadership / Lorin James Loverde

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

Gold: A Revelation / Troy Hill
Silver: Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race / Debby Irving
Bronze: His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March on Washington / Terry Golway

Current Events III (Foreign Affairs / Military)

Gold: America's Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One / Burton Yale Pines
Silver: This Page Intentionally Left Blank FM 101 Knuckleheads / Raymond Jones
Bronze: Hearts for Sale! A Buyer's Guide to Winning in Afghanistan / Farzana Marie

Education / Academic / Teaching

Gold: Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class / Jason Bretzmann et al.
Silver: WriteSteps / Suzanne Klein
Bronze: Workflow: Beyond Productivity / Kourosh Dini

Environment / Ecology / Nature

Gold: A Bird on Water Street / Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Silver: What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? / Tony Juniper

Finance / Investment / Economics

Gold: Go Pro:  7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional / Eric Worre
Silver: Land for Love and Money, Vol I / Reid Lance Rosenthal
Bronze: The Best Zero Tax Planning Tools / Tim Voorhees, J.D.

Gift / Holiday / Specialty

Gold: The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo’s Howliday / C.L. Murphy

Gay / Lesbian

Gold: The Current Between Us / Kindle Alexander
Silver: Give Me A Reason / Lyn Gardner
Bronze: Texas Pride / Kindle Alexander

Health / Medicine / Nutrition

Gold: Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure / Steve S Ryan PhD
Silver: I've Got Some Good News and Some Bad News YOU'RE OLD Tales of a Geriatrician What to Expect in Your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and Beyond / David Bernstein, MD
Bronze: Transplant Handbook for Patients: Replacing Stem Cells in Your Bone Marrow / Dan Poynter

History

Gold: His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March on Washington / Terry Golway
Silver: America's Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One / Burton Yale Pines
Bronze: The Conscript / John Jamieson

Home & Garden

Gold: Building Your Own Home - Tips, Techniques and Thoughts for the Owner / Carl Harte

How-To (Crafts / Hobby / Industrial Arts)

Gold: Rug Hooker's Guide to the YARNIVERSE! / Judy Taylor
Silver: Imagine Create Explore 3 Volume Set / Susan Lenart Kazmer

Humor

Gold: Cocoa and Chanel / Donna Joy Usher
Silver: Songs of My Life...Slightly Out of Tune / Susan Dintino
Bronze: EFFED UP! Story of a Family / Russ Woody

Inspirational / Spiritual

Gold: His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom / Comcast Local Media Development Team
Silver: The Knowing-Awake in the Dark / Nita Lapinski
Bronze: Make Me Alive Again - Death is the Beginning / Kay Zadanieski / Marie Segovia

New Age / Mind-Body-Spirit

Gold: Empowering the Spirit:  A Process to Activate Your Soul Potential / Judith Corvin-Blackburn
Silver: The Adventure of I / Tania Kotsos
Bronze: The Book of the Centrix: Xïon Armani / Xïon Armani

Parenting (Child Care / Family)

Gold: Is My Child Autistic or Delayed? / Susan Louise Peterson
Silver: This Crazy Quilt: Parenting Adult Special Needs One Day At A Time / Jill Edelman
Bronze: Sleep and Your Child's Temperament / Rebecca Michi

Poetry

Gold: But By the Chance of War / Richard C. Lyons
Silver: High Romance: A Book of Poetry / Robert Rocco Cottone

Popular Culture

Gold: Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers / Beverly Gray

Psychology / Mental Health

Gold: Faith, Supernatural Beliefs and Our Symbolic Brain / Dr. Herman Kagan
Silver: I Don't Know How Long My Short Term Memory is... Strategies for People With Brains / Nancy Haller
Bronze: My New Routine Surviving the Death of My Spouse A to Z / Agustus Beck

Sports / Fitness / Recreation

Gold: I Told You I Wasn't Perfect / Denny McLain
Silver: The Art of Scrummaging / Enrique TOPO Rodriguez
Bronze: The Personal Trainer, A Tale of Pain, Gain, Greed & Lust / David L. Herbert

Reference

Gold: Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fourth Edition / Janet Chapple
Silver: The Happy Writer: Your Secret Weapon Against Rejection, Dejection, Writer's Block, And The Emotional Pitfalls Of The Writing Life / Writer's Relief, Inc.
Bronze: The Bullies' Predatory Footprint / Terri Ryan

Religion (Eastern / Western)

Gold: His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom / Comcast Local Media Development Team
Silver: World Religions - Is there a Meaning for You? / Ron Forbes, PhD and Chris Hartney, PhD
Bronze: Year of Trial, Year of Grace - A Catholic's Search for Faith / Clayvon C. Harris

Self Help

Gold: Why You Drink and How to Stop: Journey to Freedom / Veronica Valli
Silver: The Adventure of I / Tania Kotsos
Bronze: Manifesting 123 and you don't need #3 / Ken Elliott

Sexuality / Relationships

Gold: My Prison Without Bars: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal / Taylor Evan Fulks
Silver: Home Finances for Couples. Resolve Money Problems in Marriage and Learn Easy Steps to manage your Family Budget / Leo Ostapiv

Travel – Essay

Gold: How it Goes in Mexico:  Essay from an Expatriate / Carol Merchasin
Silver: Dallying In Nepal / Byron Dormire

Travel – Guidebook

Gold: Modern Rome: 4 Great Walks for the Curious Traveler / Dianne Bennett and William Graebner
Silver: Field Guide To Mysterious Places of Eastern North America / Salvatore Michael Trento
Bronze: Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fourth Edition / Janet Chapple

Women's Issues

Gold: Minerva Day / Christie Keele
Silver: My New Routine Surviving the Death of My Spouse A to Z / Agustus Beck
Bronze: Seasons of Our Lives: Winter / Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

Writing / Publishing

Gold: The Happy Writer: Your Secret Weapon Against Rejection, Dejection, Writer's Block, And The Emotional Pitfalls Of The Writing Life / Writer's Relief, Inc.
Silver: Beyond Your Book: Discover the Many Ways You Can Use Your Book to Skyrocket Your Success! / Viki Winterton

Best Book Multi-media Produced

Gold: Lucky Rice - My Story is Your Story / Timothy Brennan

Best Book Website

Gold: Wisewoman's Cookery - Food, Sex & Merriment / Shannon Loeber & Mary Elsie Edwards
Silver: Where’s the Egg in Exactly? / Sherry Maysonave
Bronze: Widow Walk / Gerard LaSalle

Best Author Website

Gold: Woo Myung / woomyung.com
Silver: C.A. Hartnell / cahartnell.com
Bronze: Gerard LaSalle / garlasalle.com

Best Use of Audio / Video

Gold: EggMania – Where’s the Egg in Exactly? / Sherry Maysonave
Silver: Figure It Out! Making Smart Decisions in a Dumbed-Down World / Robert Wendover
Bronze: Ready, Aim, Influence! Join Forces, Expand Resources, Transform Your World / Viki Winterton

Best Book Trailer

Gold: Where’s the Egg in Exactly? / Sherry Maysonave
Silver: Buried Threads / Kaylin McFarren
Bronze: Wisewoman's Cookery - Food, Sex & Merriment / Shannon Loeber & Mary Elsie Edwards

 

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