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2017 eLit Award Winners

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

Gold: Upper Peninsula Michigan - "Say Yah to Da UP eh" Scenics from the UP of Michigan, Gary St. Martin

Popular Fiction

Gold: Baseball Dads, Matthew S. Hiley

Silver: The Changing Season, Steven Manchester

Bronze (Tie): Sea City, Gregg Nolan

Bronze (Tie): Walland, Andrea Thome

Literary Fiction

Gold: Wisdom Tree, Nick Earls

Silver: Becoming Phoebe, J. Michael Neal

Bronze: Unassimilated, Michael Benzehabe

Short Story Fiction

Gold: St. Columba's - Its Life and Irs People, Ray Filby

Silver: NIGHT FLARES: Six Tales of the Vietnam War, Robert M. Pacholik

Bronze: Quantum Lace ~ Book One, Bella St John

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Gold: Fear University, Meg Collett

Silver: To Kill a Sorcerer, Greg Mongrain

Bronze (Tie): From Here to Atlantis, Charles Garard

Bronze (Tie): Beyond Cloud Nine (Beyond Saga Book 1), Greg Spry

Historical Fiction

Gold: Legacy of Hunger, Christy Nicholas

Silver: Scarred: A Civil War Novel of Redemption, Michael Kenneth Smith

Bronze: Béla's Letters , Jeff Ingber

Horror

Gold: Unholy Bargain, Travis Hallden Holt

Silver: Oubliette—A Forgotten Little Place, Vanta M. Black

Bronze: The Great Wreck, Jack Stewart

Multicultural Fiction

Gold: All The Wrong Places, Ann Gallagher

Silver: The Best Laid Plans, Lauren Gallagher

Bronze (Tie): Liz Here Now, Todd Connor

Bronze (Tie): Mary Poser, Angel A.

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Gold: If The Seas Catch Fire, L.A. Witt

Silver (Tie): Do Not Assume, Elaine Williams Crockett

Silver (Tie): Nailgun Messiah, Jim Heskett

Bronze: SILENT CATS: Deadly Dance, JD Wallace

Religious Fiction

Gold: Lead Me Not, Ann Gallagher

Silver: A WAY OUT OF HELL, Jim Baton

Bronze: The Rector -- A Christian Murder Mystery, Michael Hicks Thompson

Romance

Gold: Painted On My Heart, Kindle Alexander

Silver: Bound Guardian Angel, Donya Lynne

Bronze: Dante's Gift, Aubrey Wynne

Erotic Fiction

Gold: If The Seas Catch Fire, L.A. Witt

Silver: Little Things, Donya Lynne

Bronze: Kneel Mr. President, Lauren Gallagher

True Crime

Gold: Similar Transactions — A True Story, S. R. Reynolds

Children's Books (7 & Under)

Gold: Languages of the World - A Multi-Lingual Introduction to Numbers from Around the Globe, Brian P Sheets

Silver: Humble Bumble, Darren Lurie

Bronze: World Wanderer, Kumara Ward

Children's Books (All ages)

Gold: The Midnight Glass, D. T. Vaughn

Silver: Hurry Up Slowpoke, Bob Outman

Bronze: When Your Parents Divorce - a kid to kid guide to dealing with divorce, Kimberly King

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction

Gold: The Secret Billionaire, Teymour Shahabi

Silver: Glisten, Tricia Cerrone

Bronze: A Buss From Lafayette, Dorthea Jensen

Essay/Creative Non-Fiction

Gold: Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley, Rochelle Kopp and Steven Ganz

Silver: No Couches in Korea, Kevin M Maher

Bronze: Strike Anywhere, Michael Lista

Autobiography/Memoir

Gold: Embracing the Wild in Your Dog, Bryan Bailey

Silver: Jem: Lessons in Living, John Donald Middleton

Bronze: The Amanda Grobbelaar Story- Amanda Grobbelaar

Biography

Gold: Undiagnosed Unscrupulous and Unbeatable , Monty Nereim

Silver: Waiting for Danica My Sister My Story, Ana Dean

Aging/Death and Dying

Gold: Cancer: From Tears to Triumph: Inspiration from Survivors and Thrivers Health Care and Support Professionals Caregivers and Loved Ones, Viki Winterton

Silver: How to Improve Memory Quickly by Knowing Your Personal Memory Style, Ricki Linksman

Animals/Pets

Gold: Embracing the Wild in Your Dog, Bryan Bailey

Silver: PET TRACKER: The Amazing Story of Rachel the K-9 Pet Detective, Kat Albrecht

Bronze: Leaving Triscuit, Will Pollock

Business/Career/Sales

Gold: The Coaching Habit: Say Less Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Michael Bungay Stanier

Silver: Legal Blacksmith, Rosemary Coates

Bronze: The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story Transform Your Career, Debby Stone

Cookbooks

Gold: Simply Gluten Free Celebrating Mom, Carol Kicinski

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

Gold: Let the Good Times Roll: Louisiana Cashes in its Chips with the 1995 Net Ban, Robert Fritchey

Current Events III (Foreign Affairs/Military)

Gold: The Hooligans Of Kandahar , Joseph Kassabian

Education/Academic/Teaching

Gold: Languages of the World - A Multi-Lingual Introduction to Letters from Around the Globe, Brian P Sheets

Silver: QuickBooks Training & Certification for Career Technical Education, Elaine Levidow, M.Ed.

Bronze: Flip Charting Quick Guide and Handy Hints, Jennifer Cahill

Environment/Ecology/Nature

Gold: America's Wild Turkey, Gary W. Griffen

Silver: Let the Good Times Roll: Louisiana Cashes in its Chips with the 1995 Net Ban, Robert Fritchey

Bronze: World Wanderer, Kumara Ward

Finance/Investment/Economics

Gold: Messages From Your Future The Seven Rules for Financial Personal and Professional Success, Larry Faulkner

Silver: Investment Atlas II, Kenneth G Winans

Bronze: Getting Under the Hood of an Annual Report, Donald Bittar

LGBT Fiction

Gold: Painted On My Heart, Kindle Alexander

Silver: Born Out of Wedlock, Lyn Gardner

Bronze: Sacramento Dirtier, Susan Ward

Health/Medicine/Nutrition

Gold: Radiant Health Ageless Beauty, Christine Horner MD

Silver: Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control, David DeRose MD MPH; Greg Steinke MD MPH; and Trudie Li MSN FNP

Bronze: Looking Up: Seven Steps For a Healthy Life at Any Age, Cynthia Olsen

Graphic Novel/Drawn Book

Gold: Metamorphadox, Jarrett Heckbert

History

Gold: The Emergence of One American Nation, Donald J. Fraser

Silver: Investment Atlas II, Kenneth G Winans

Bronze: Part of the Family - Christadelphians the Kindertransport and Rescue from the Holocaust, Jason Hensley

Home & Garden

Gold: Bye Bye Bland - How To Create Sensational Spaces Using Colour, Judith Briggs

Silver: Sustainable Water and Waste Water Systems, Ryan Brautovich

How-To (Crafts/Hobby/Industrial Arts)

Gold: My Big Idea Book: Inspired by Global Best-Selling Authors, Viki Winterton

Silver: How to Hire a Killer Wedding DJ, Lee Dyson

Humor

Gold: You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive, Lori B. Duff

Silver: Oddballs, Jim Westergard

Bronze: Dodging Satan: My Irish/Italian Sometimes Awesome But Mostly Creepy Childhood, Kathleen Zamboni McCormick

New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit

Gold: The Art of Healthy Living: A Mind-Body Approach to Inner Balance and Natural Vitality, Homayoun Sadeghi M.D.

Silver: Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy, Anthony B. James

Bronze: Dancing Souls Merging Heaven and Earth - Book One, Kathleen M. Flanagan

Parenting

Gold: ADHD to A's: How to Improve Reading, Memory and Learning for Kinesthetic Learners, Ricki Linksman

Poetry

Gold: A Love Story: An Intensely Personal Memoir, Lance Secretan

Silver: The Book of Now, Sherry Rentschler

Bronze: Blanket of Hearts, Robert A. Cozzi

Popular Culture

Gold: Baseball Dads, Matthew S. Hiley

Psychology/Mental Health

Gold: Phobia Relief, Kalliope Barliss

Silver: HELP ME!, Donna M. Zadunajsky

Sports/Fitness/Recreation

Gold: Play Golf Better Faster, Kalliope Barliss

Silver: Baseball Dads, Matthew S. Hiley

Bronze: Becoming Phoebe, J. Michael Neal

Reference

Gold: Stem Cells: A Hope in Cardiology, Dr. Dave Bhargav, PT, DPT

Religion (Eastern/Western)

Gold: The Atonement of God, J. D. Myers

Silver: Race Faith and Politics Today, Kyle D. Huckins

Bronze: What it Means to Have a Guardian Angel , Tina Ketch

Science

Gold: Enchanting Symbol Theory: Where Within One Sky the Modest and Limited Limits of Modern Science and Western Medicine Meet Religion and Find Holism, Dr. Paul Joyce CM

Silver: Heat and Human Interaction, Dr. Dave Bhargav, PT, DPT

Bronze: Sensor100, Michael Brand

Self Help

Gold: Phobia Relief, Kalliope Barliss

Silver: PowerStart - How to kick off your day and energize your life, Franz-Philippe Przybyl

Bronze: Broken To Brilliant- Breaking Free to be you after Domestic Violence, Broken To Brilliant Ltd

Travel-Essay

Gold: No Fixed Address, Jon Evans

Silver: Living in Italy: the Real Deal - How to Survive the Good Life, Stef Smulders

Women's Issues

Gold: Your Holistically Hot Transformation: Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle Free of Dieting Confusion and Self-Judgement, Marissa Vicario

Silver: Phobia Relief, Kalliope Barliss

Bronze: Know Your Worth Get Your Worth: Salary Negotiation for Women, Olivia Jaras

Writing/Publishing

Gold: Share Your Journey-Mastering Personal Writing, Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Silver: WRITE! Find the truth in your fiction, Gerald DiPego

Bronze: Writing Faster FTW, L.A. Witt

Best Book Multi-media Produced

Gold: Lilith: Testament of a Life, Ken Gunther

Best Author Website

Gold: Ready Aim Thrive!: Discover How to Flourish and Prosper TODAY from Top Experts, Viki Winterton

Silver: Baseball Dads, Matthew S. Hiley

Best Use Audio/Video

Gold:Ready Aim Thrive!: Discover How to Flourish and Prosper TODAY from Top Experts, Viki Winterton

Best Book Trailer

Gold: Blanket of Hearts, Robert A. Cozzi

Silver: Forgotten Letters, Kirk Raeber

Bronze: Baseball Dads, Matthew S. Hiley

 

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