These books have recently
won awards, and are especially
deserving of ongoing acclaim!
Read our review in the September 2019 issue.
Wolfendons FISHERMANS COURT won first place in the 2018 Novel Opening
Chapter & Synopsis Competition, an international contest run out of the UK by
Flash500. It was also an Editor’s Choice from Best Thrillers and Indie Reader and a
winner of a 5-star silver seal from Readers’ Favorite.
Read our review in the August 2019 issue.
Linda Yoshida's HIGH FLYING won First Place for Suspense in the 2019 Independent Press Award.
Read our review in the July 2019 issue.
Alan Kessler's The Butcher has received some award recognition: a semi-finalist in the 2018 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Montaigne medal given to the most thought provoking book.
Read our review in the May 2019 issue.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher always loved New York. Last week, at the Awards Ceremony for the New York Book Festival, New York showed that it loves Debbie and Carrie, too. BEST BIOGRAPHY New York Book Festival, 2018.
Read our review in the June 2018 issue, of Danford Prince and Darwin Porter's Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds.
All three Coin of Rulve books by Veronica Dale (Blood Seed, Dark Twin, and Time Candle) won the five-star silver seal from Readers' Favorite Book Review.
Read our review of Blood Seed in the February 2016 issue, here: Blood Seed: Coin of Rulve Book One
Read our review of Dark Twin in the January 2017 issue, here Dark Twin
Read our review of Time Candle in the February 2018 issue, here Time Candle
Rose Stiffin's third novel, Groovin on the Half Shell, got HM in London International Book Festival.
Read our review of her book in the November 2017 issue, here: Groovin' on the Half Shell
Margie Kaptanoglu's Dreadmarrow Thief was a Novel-in-Progress Semi-finalist for the 2017 William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competitionl.
Read our review of her book in the January 2018 issue, here: Dreadmarrow Thief
Miantae Metcalf McConnell's Deliverance Mary Fields was featured as one of the Best New Books 2018 in O, The Oprah Magazine (http://www.oprah.com/book/best-new-books-january-2018-deliverance-mary-fields#ixzz54PHfaSjV).
Read our review of her book in the December 2016 issue, here:
THE NEW HUMANS, by futurist-visionary Charol Messenger, was the winner in the "Spiritual Awakening of Humanity" category of the 2017 Soul-Bridge Body-Mind-Spirit Book Awards of Europe.
Read our review of Charol's book, here: THE NEW HUMANS: Second Genesis
Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince's book Rock Hudson Erotic Fire was designated, in November 2017, as BEST BIOGRAPHY from the 2017 Northern California Book Festival, and BEST BIOGRAPHY from the 2017 Southern California Book Festival.
Read our review of their book in the January 2018 issue.
Charol Messenger's book THE NEW HUMANS: Second Genesis (Book 2 "The New Humanity" Series) won second place (the sole finalist) in the in the "body mind spirit," category of Book Excellence Awards in October, 2017. In 2016 her series also won international acclaim: First Place Winner - YOU 2.0 in personal growth and self-development, Second Place - Humanity 2.0 in spirituality (Book 1 "The New Humanity" Series, fourth award), and Second Place - The Power of Courage: My Story of Abuse in new nonfiction.
Read our reviews of her books:
Christina M. Pages has won the prestigious Eloquent Quill Award and the Gold Award from Children's Literary Classics for her children's novel Lucy in her Secret Wood.
Read the review of Lucy in her Secret Wood in our August 2017 issue, here:
the review of Off
the Hook in our
September 2017 issue, here:
Off the Hook: A Christmas Ornament Adventure
Two books written by Danforth Prince and Darwin Porter have each won first place book awards. Lana Turner: Hearts and Diamonds Take All has won the Best Biography at the Beach Book festival, and in June of 2017, the judges at the San Francisco Book Festival honored Blood Moon’s overview of Lana Turner with the award of Best Biography, as well. Donald Trump: The Man Who Would Be King won Best Biography at the New York Book Festival. Previous honors bestowed in this book include wins from the both the Florida and California Book Festivals, each of which designated this as their respective “Best Biography of the Year.
Read the review of Donald Trump in our October 2016 issue, here:
Read the review of Lana Turner in our Biography section in the June 2017 issue here:
Biography & AutoBiography
Understanding the Alacran By Jonathan LaPoma is a finalist in the 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Awards (contemporary/literary category).
Read the review of Dunderstanding the Alacran here:
Bette Lee Crosby's book Silver Threads won the 2017 Indie Reader Next Generation Discovery Gold Medal for Chick Lit and also won the 2017 International Book Award for Women's Fiction/Chick Lit.
Read the review of Silver Threads here:
Kathleen Dooler's book THE HOOK: Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI is a finalist for the action-adventure category of the 11th annual National Indie Excellence Awards:
the review of Doler's book, here:
THE HOOK: Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI
Miantae Metcalf McConnell's Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History is a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, in the U.K.; the Adult Nonfiction Category:
the review of McConnell's book, here:
Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History
Write to Influence! By Carla D. Bass has been recognized as a Finalist (Career category) in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Read the review of Carla D. Bass's book, here:
The Miller Family's book Soldier's Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs received the 2017 Ella Dickey Literacy Award.
The Ella Dickey Literacy Award is presented annually in honor of Marshfield’s first librarian, Ella Dickey. Dickey served in this capacity for over 50 years. The award honors national authors who have contributed to the preservation of history and was first presented in 2002 by the Webster County Literacy Council.
Read the review of The Miller Family's book, here:
Ann Cherry's book Death
on won finalist status in the international Reader’s Favorite Book
contest in the Mystery-Sleuth category 2016, and it won third place
in the “Great Beginnings” competition of the Romance Writer’s
of America competition (Utah Chapter) when it was just a few pages
Read the review of Death on Canvas, here:
Rene Pineda's book THE ILLITERATE INVESTOR received the Canada Book Award 2016. The Canada Book Awards program recognizes and promotes Canadian author outstanding accomplishment. The Canada Book Awards is an ongoing book assessment program that honours Canadian authors regardless of when their books and/or eBooks were published.
Read the review of Rene Pineda's book, here: The Illiterate Investor
1. Charol Messenger's books YOU 2.0, THE POWER OF COURAGE, and HUMANITY 2.0 have each received Book Excellence Awards. You 2.0: Higher Self Consciousness (Living Your Infinite Self) is a global winner in the category Personal Growth (one winner, one finalist, per category); The Power of Courage: An Uplifting Saga of Moving Beyond Abuse is the one finalist (i.e., 2nd place), globally, in the category 'New Nonfiction'; and Humanity 2.0: The New Humanity (expanded edition: The Transcension) is the one finalist" (i.e., 2nd place) in the category Spirituality.
Read the review of Charol Messenger's book, here: The Power of Courage: An Uplifting Saga of Moving Beyond Abuse
Read the review of Charol Messenger's book, here: Humanity 2.0: The Transcension
2. Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince's Donald Trump: The Man Who Would Be King, was the runner up in the Southern California Book Festival's 'Biography/Autobiography' contest.
Diamond’s IMPALA has been named by Amazon as one of the top 10
mystery/thrillers of Sept, 2016:
Read the review of Andrew Diamond’s book, here: Impala
Nina Norstroms NOT A BLUEPRINT has beenhonored as an “Award-Winning Finalist” in the Self-Improvement: Relationships category of the 2016 Bookvana Awards, from a field of hundreds of authors and publishers.:
Read the review of Nina Nordstrom’s book, here: Not a Blueprint / It's the Shoe Prints that Matter
Kenneth Eade's KILLER.COM has won "best legal thriller" in the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards:
1. Neil Hansons PILGRIM WHEELS has won five awards:
· FIRST PLACE – Independent Publisher Living Now Book Awards
· WINNER – National Indie Excellence Book Awards
· SILVER HONOREE – Benjamin Franklin Digital Award
· SECOND PLACE – Great Southwest Book Festival
· SECOND PLACE – CIPA EVVY Awards
Read the review of Neil Hanson's book, here: Pilgrim Wheels
Read the review of Michael Bowler’s book, here:
1. Jonathan LaPoma’s Developing Minds is a first place winner in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes in the Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category:
Read the review of Jonathan LaPoma’s book, here:
2. Janet Shawgo's Find Me Again won three awards at the Chanticleer Book Awards in Bellingham WA. First place Mystery/Mayhem Romance, First place Chatelaine Romance blended genre and Grand Prize winner Chatelaine Category for Romance.
Read the review of Janet Shawgo's book, here:
1. Jonathan LaPoma’s Developing Minds is a finalist in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes in the Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category:
2. Lynn Dempsey’s Colors! Take the Dog Out and Numbers! Take the Dog Out won Honorable Mention in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards:
Numbers! was also a Finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards:
3. Two of Vadim Babenko’s books won the Indie Excellence Awards this year: Semmant got the Science Fiction award, and A Simple Soul received the most prestigious Fiction-General award:
Read the review of Vadim Babenko’s book here: Semmant
4. Kerry Dunnington’s Tasting the Seasons won several awards:
Benjamin Franklin award - best new redesign
The Eric Hoffer award - finalist in the general cookbook category
The National Indie book award - winner in the general cookbook category
The Green Book Festival award - honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on changing worldwide environment.
the review of Kerry Dunnington’s book Tasting
the Seasons on our Culinary Reviews page, second
5. Jeanne A. Jackson and photographer Craig Tooley’s Mendonoma: Sightings Throughout the Year has also won numerous awards:
Excellence Gold Award: http://indieexcellence.com/
Franklin Silver Award: http://www.ibpa-online.org/
Publishers Bronze Award: http://www.
Read the review, here: Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year
6. High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness by Wilhelm Schmid has also won two awards: the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award for Self Help and the 2015 Living Now Book Award for Personal Growth:
1. Chris Madsen’s Rowdy has won several awards!:
Non Fiction Book Awards - Gold Medal Award Winner 4/15/2015
IndieReader Discovery - Award Winner Biography 5/6/2015
Clemens Medal Recipient, from Association of Independent Authors 8/11/2015
International Book Awards - Biography, Award Winning Finalist 5/21/2015
Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Biography, Award Winning Finalist 5/7/2015
San Francisco Book Festival - Biography, Award Winning Honorable Mention 5/13/2015
New York Book Festival – Biography, Award Winning Honorable Mention 6/10/2015
Read the review of Chris Madsen’s book, here: Rowdy
Slithery Temptations is
a finalist in the category of Juvenile
Fiction in the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence® Awards
Read the review of Michelle Assor’s book, here: Snaygill: Slithery Temptations
1. Karen Solomon’s Hearts Beneath the Badge has won several awards!:
Non-Fiction Book of the Year - National Indie Excellence
2015 Third Place Non-Fiction Book of the Year - American Public Safety Writers:
Read the review of Karen Solomon’s book, here: Hearts Beneath the Badge
2. William Peake’s The Oblate’s Confession has won four national awards!:
A silver award in the Benjamin Franklin Awards for "Best New Voice: Fiction
And a third place (First Time Author of a Book category) in the Catholic Press Association's Book Awards
Read the review of William Peake’s book, here: The Oblate's Confession
3. William Andrews’ Daughters Of The Dragon - A Comfort Woman's Story was atop Amazon's bestseller list for historical fiction/Japan for many weeks. Over 50k sold and still selling.
Read all about his award, here: http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2015-winners.htm The category is historical fiction.
Read the review of William Andrews’ book, here: Daughters Of The Dragon
1. C. Behrens’ children’s story “Savanna’s Treasure” has won a B.R.A.G. Medallion® award! This Book Readers Appreciation Group Award is designed for new and self-published authors, to identify superior works. Some 50% of the books submitted fail to pass the initial screen and another 40% are subsequently rejected by the B.R.A.G. readers. Thus, only 10% of the books we consider are awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion and are presented on their website as recommendations, making this a high honor indeed!
all about the award,
Read the review of C. Behrens’ book here: Savanna's Treasure
2. Katy Pye’s young adult saga “Elizabeth’s Landing” is a multiple award-winning story, with numerous awards to its name!
Read all about the awards, here:
Mom's Choice Awards: Gold-Young Adult Fiction
Indie Book Awards: 2014 Category Winner-Children's/Juvenile Fiction
Read the review of Katy Pye’s book here: Elizabeth's Landing
3. Randall Reneau’s Legend of War Creek snagged an Honorable Mention at the Hollywood Book Festival!
all about it, here: http://www.
Watch for our review of his book in August’s issue!
4. “Love Triangle”, Blood Moon Productions’ overview of the early dramas associated with Ronald Reagan’s scandal-soaked career in Hollywood, has been designated by the Awards Committee of this year’s Hollywood Book Festival as Runner-Up to Best Biography of the Year.
all about the award
and its winners, here:
Read the review of Darwin Porter and Danford Prince’s title here: Love Triangle
1. Anthony Elgin’s new book "The Alcatraz Rose" has been chosen as the winner in the 2015 "International Book Awards" in the Fiction, Mystery/Suspense category. This year’s awards program brought in over 1200 entries from 15 countries, the largest ever since the awards program’s inception, in 2009. In addition, the book was a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and got an Honorable Mention in the Paris Book Festival.
award, here: http://www.
Read the review of Anthony Elgin’s book here: The Alcatraz Rose
John Anthony Brennans' new book "Don't Die With Regrets" has been chosen as the winner in the 2015 "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Memoir section. An award ceremony and presentation will be held at the Harvard Club in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Read all about the award, here: www.IndieBookAwards.com
Read the review of John Anthony Brennan’s book here: Don't Die with Regrets