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2016 eLit Award Winners


Gold: Homeowner's Construction Survival Guide, Ryan Brautovich

Popular Fiction

Gold: Stillwater Rising, Steena Holmes
Silver: Spare Me, Vinny Minchillo
Bronze: Face Of Our Father, G. Egore Pitir

Literary Fiction

Gold: LEDBETTER STREET, Susan P. Baker
Silver: Second Chances, Lincoln Cole
Bronze: Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy, Pawan Mishra

Short Story Fiction

Gold: That Losing Feeling and Other Stories, Christopher Alexandrov
Silver: Villefrance: A French Mystery, George Callaghan
Bronze: The Darkness, Justine Avery


Gold: (Tie) TALES OF OUR LIVES - REFLECTION POND, Matilda Butler & Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia, Helen Buell Whitworth and James A Whitworth
Silver: Deadly Invisible Enemies Anthology, Harold Lea Brown
Bronze: What I Couldn't Tell My Mother, Edited by Kari O'Gorman

Fantasy / Science Fiction

Gold: Compendium, Alia Luria
Silver: The Dreamer, E.J. Mellow
Bronze: IN NATURA: A Science Fiction novel (ARZAT SERIES Book 2), David Samuel Frazier

Historical Fiction

Gold: Touched with Fire, Christopher Datta
Silver: Singing to the Lions, Robert A. Gisclair
Bronze: Isthmus - A Novel, Gerard Lasalle


Gold: Taken By Witches, Nick Iuppa
Silver: When the Clouds Roll In, M. Chris Benner

Multicultural Fiction

Gold: Quest for Kriya, Rahul Deokar
Silver: A Complicated Love Song, Lynda Jones-Burns
Bronze: Toru: Wayfarer Returns, Stephanie R. Sorensen

Mystery / Suspense / Thriller

Gold: Jack and Joe (The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series #6), Diane Capri
Silver: Taming the Telomeres: A Thriller, R.N. Shapiro
Bronze: Corruption of Power, G W Eccles

Religious Fiction

Gold: Called To Gobi: A Christian End Times Chronicle, D.I. Telbat
Silver: Dance of Grace, Stacy Monson
Bronze: Here, Jennifer Ball


Gold: The Shortstop, A.M. Madden
Silver: Somewhere on St. Thomas, Toby Neal
Bronze: Unsevered, Traci Sanders

Erotic Fiction

Gold: Pretty Broken Girl, Jeana E. Mann
Silver: Good Karma, Donya Lynne
Bronze: Chelsea Matinee - Memoirs of an Easy Woman (#1 Lipstick Mountains Memoirs), B.K. Smith

Erotic Non-Fiction

Gold: Marcel & Me: A Memoir of Love, Lust, and Illusion, Paulette Frankl

True Crime

Gold: Better Dead Than Divorced: The Trial of Panayota, Lukas Konandreas M.D.
Silver: Children in Distress on Paradise Road Part 1: The Crimes, Lawrence Pelletier & Anita Marie Bateman

Children's Books (7 & Under)

Gold: SuperKids, Anya Damiron
Silver: Liam Shark Boy, Stephanie Marie Roberts
Bronze: (Tie) Max & Mila! A book filled with exciting adventures and fun activities for all, Kimberly de Haseth & Frieda Tails Volume 2: Frieda & The Big Brown Bear & The Church in The Forest, Kimberly Baltz

Children's Books (All ages)

Gold: The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen
Silver: MOMSTER, Laura Jensen-Kimball
Bronze: Little Red Riding Hood: An Interactive Fairy Tale Adventure, Eric Braun

Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction

Gold: Immurement: The Undergrounders Series Book One, Norma Hinkens
Silver: The Bigfoot Paradox, Rebecca Coyte
Bronze: Voices, R.E. Rowe

Essay / Creative Non-Fiction

Gold: Pilgrim Wheels: Reflections of a Cyclist Crossing America, Neil Hanson
Silver: Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo, Michael Pronko
Bronze: Feathers in the Dust, John Herlihy

Autobiography / Memoir

Gold: Managing Bubbie, Russel Lazega
Silver: In the Land of Shiva - a Memoir, James O'Hara
Bronze: Nana's Shoes, Aisa Softic


Gold: Managing Bubbie, Russel Lazega
Silver: Fabulous Peculiarities, Tom Smart
Bronze: The Road to Chateaumelion, Peter White

Aging / Death & Dying

Gold: Hope the Hummingbird, Laura Taaffe
Silver: An Irruption of Owls: An Odyssey a Homecoming and Six Winters in Vermont, Sara Tucker

Animals / Pets

Gold: The Story of Jack The Pit Bull Who Became A Hero, Pam Daoust

Business / Career / Sales

Gold: The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees, Andrew LaCivita
Silver: (Tie) Creating a Cash Cow in Kenya, Nat Robinson & Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track, Garrett Sutton and Gerri Detweiler
Bronze: Profitable Problem Solving, Bridgette Chambers

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

Gold: George Valentine's Retirement Plan, Laurence Cooper
Silver: Kingdom of Heaven, Joseph Turner

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

Gold: Guardianship, Michael Larsen
Silver: Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence, Susanna Hope and Alex Roslin
Bronze: Medicare's Victims: How the U.S. Government's Largest Health Care System Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians, David Hogberg

Current Events III (Foreign Affairs / Military)

Gold: Occupied Seattle, Chris Kennedy

Education / Academic / Teaching

Gold: Study It - Grammar Book 2, James Rice & Jamie Matechuk
Silver: High School Rocks: Make Starting High School An Awesome Experience, Jenny Atkinson
Bronze: 57+ Bridge Conventions Made Easy, Alvin L. Lesser

Environment / Ecology / Nature

Gold: Green at No Cost: Economic and Cost Control Strategies that Create No Cost Sustainability, Richard Vermeulen
Silver: Come Plant A Seed, Courtney Rose McQueen

Finance / Investment / Economics

Gold: How Do Emotions Drive Money Decisions? EURO, Jorge Rivera Ph.D.
Silver: Toxic Client, Garrett Sutton & Gerri Detweiler
Bronze: Money Minute: Financial Food for Thought - Volume 1, Paula Goddard

LGBT Fiction

Gold: Full Domain, Kindle Alexander
Silver: Secret, Kindle Alexander
Bronze: FRET, Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Gift / Holiday / Specialty

Gold: Very Christmas, Simone Mets

Health / Medicine / Nutrition

Gold: The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health, Romy Block MD and Arielle Levitan MD
Silver: Anyone Can Do It: The Energy Matrix and Tong Ren, Robert Galloway MD
Bronze: In A Pickle Over PANDAS, Melanie S. Weiss R.N.

Graphic Novel Drawn Book

Gold: The Grand River, Gerard Brender a Brandis and Marianne Brandis
Silver: Trudeau: La Vie en Rose, George Walker


Gold: La Florida: Imperial Spain Invades Indian Chiefdoms of North America, Larry Richard Clark
Silver: Never Subdued II, Franklin Hook
Bronze: Exploring the Lost Maya, Jerry Borrell

Home & Garden

Gold: Homeowner's Construction Survival Guide, Ryan Brautovich

How-To (Crafts / Hobby / Industrial Arts)

Gold: 57+ Bridge Conventions Made Easy, Alvin L. Lesser


Gold: More Stories to Tell: A Lawyer Turned Comedian Puts Everyday Life on Trial, Paul J Murphy written as Paul D'Angelo
Silver: Behind the Lens & Behind the Microphone, Terry Kniess
Bronze: Just the Way You Aren't, Lynda Simmons

Inspirational / Spiritual

Gold: Getting to Heaven By Going Through Hell, Dr. Scot Hodkiewicz
Silver: Managing Bubbie, Russel Lazega
Bronze: The Order, Scott Stein

New Age / Mind-Body-Spirit

Gold: Soul Psychology; Our Journey Through the Human Kingdom Universe, Janet Richmond
Silver: More Plutos, Sue Kientz
Bronze: What it Means to Find your Path, Tina Ketch

Parenting (Child Care / Family)

Gold: Practical Parenting: An Un-Politically Correct Guide from the Trenches, Kathleen Lovlie MD FAAP
Silver: (Tie) High School Rocks: Make Starting High School An Awesome Experience, Jenny Atkinson & 13 Keys to Parenting Today's Child, Lorice Parker
Bronze: Possible Autism, Susan Louise Peterson


Gold: Adobe Road, R. A. Lupowitz
Silver: On Shaving Off His Face, Shane Neilson
Bronze: Kim and Jim: The Length of Love Street, Jim Blyth

Popular Culture

Gold: Lotería Huasteca: Woodblock Prints, Alec Dempster
Silver: Ashes and Asphalt, Trevor Halloway

Psychology / Mental Health

Gold: Healing the Shamed, John J. Glanville
Silver: Fractured Mind: The Healing of a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Debra Bruch


Gold: Hyper: Changing the way you think about plan and execute business intelligence for real results real fast!, Gregory P. Steffine
Silver: The Medicare Survival Guide, Diane Daniels
Bronze: Digital Research Phrase Book, Susan Louise Peterson

Religion (Eastern / Western)

Gold: A Catholic Engineer Searches For God, Jack Carlow
Silver: Dear Young People: Inspiration from Pope Francis for Everyone, Michael O'Neill McGrath
Bronze: (Tie) Kingdom of Heaven, Joseph Turner & The Bible For Beginners And The Rest of Us: A Guide to Making Basic Bible Sense, Arlington McRae

Health / Medicine / Nutrition

Gold: Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia, Helen Buell Whitworth and James A Whitworth

Self Help

Gold: Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes, Kathryn Kemp Guylay
Silver: Creating Eternal Optimism: Redesign Your Thinking and Transform Your Life in 30 Days, Anne McDowell
Bronze: (Tie) Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts (NITs), Dr John & Elizabeth McIntosh & Goodbye Self-Critical Hello Self-Thrilled with Tellaga and Conred, Joyce Anderson

Sexuality / Relationships

Gold: Marriages End. Families Don't. Divorce Wisely.: The essential handbook for navigating the process of divorce, Suzanne E. Grandchamp
Silver: Gateway to Intimacy A Married Couple's Guide to Love Romance Passion and Phenomenal Sex, Edward M. Gomez
Bronze: On the Verge of Sex, Terrie Lynn

Transportation (Automotive / Aviation / Railroad etc.)

Gold: Ashes and Asphalt, Trevor Halloway

Travel - Essay

Gold: Pilgrim Wheels: Reflections of a Cyclist Crossing America, Neil Hanson

Travel - Guidebook

Gold: Complete Guide to the Undersea World, Jerry Borrell

Women's Issues

Gold: I am AspienWoman: The Unique Characteristics Traits and Gifts of Adult Females on the Autism Spectrum, Tania A. Marshall
Silver: Dandelion Angel, C.B. Calico

Writing / Publishing

Gold: Writing Tips and Tricks - More Than 40 ways to Improve YOUR Writing Today, Kim Lambert

Best Book Multi Media

Gold: When I Come Around, Benj Hewitt

Best Book Website

Gold: www.YouAreSuper.co, Anya Damiron
Silver: steffine.com/hyper-the-book/, Gregory P. Steffine
Bronze: defenderofjerusalem.com, Helena P. Schrader

Best Author Website

Gold: profitableproblemsolving.com, Bridgette Chambers

Best use of Audio / video

Gold: H8 Society - How an Atomic Fart Saved the World, 2Dans
Silver: Ferret, C.C. Wyatt

Best Book Trailer

Gold: Hyper: Changing the way you think about plan and execute business intelligence for real results real fast!, Gregory P. Steffine
Silver: Trankarri - The Boy With a Magical Pen, Author, Christopher Dean / Book Trailer, Niall Farrell
Bronze: Selling To Heroes, Villains and Geeks, Jill M Lewis


Award Categories

  1. Audiobook- General Fiction*
  2. Audiobook- Mystery*
  3. Audiobook- Romance*
  4. Audiobook- Autobiography/Biography*
  5. Audiobook- Business*
  6. Audiobook- Self-Help*
  7. Best Book Trailer* (send mp4 file or include link to platform where it is hosted with book title on “Title” line of form)
  8. Best Website - Author (enter website address on “Title” line of form)
  9. Best Website- Book/Series (enter website address on “Title” line of form)
  10. Social Media Account- Author/Publisher (Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, etc) (enter website address for account or list platform and handle on “Title” line of form)
  11. Social Media Account- Library/Bookstore/Institution (enter website address for account or list platform and handle on “Title” line of form)
  12. Video Channel (YouTube, etc) (enter direct address for account or share platform and account name on “Title” line of form)
  13. Podcast- Book Club/Book Discussion Format
  14. Podcast- Interview/Author Hosted Format
  15. Blog/Longform Posts/Newsletter (blog, Substack, etc)

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