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2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards Winners & Finalists

WINNERS & FINALISTS

 

 
ADVENTURE

Winner

Surfing The Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation

Jesse Aizenstat

Buy on Amazon

Casbah Publishing

Finalist

Orion's Shield

David Solar

Tate Publishing

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION

Winner

Love Is As Strong As Death

Ci'Monique Green

www.cimoniquegreen.com

Xulon Press

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN NON-FICTION

Winner

40 Days Till 40RTY: Life Lessons from the Ramblings of my Unfiltered Thoughts

T. TaJuan 'Teej' Mercer

www.40daystill40.com

WanHawk Media

 

AGING

Winner

The Randomness of Life

Marilyn Warda

Father’s Press

 

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Winner

The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

Dr. Kathy Gruver

www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com

Infinity

 

ANIMALS/PETS

Winner

Becoming Shamus

Elizabeth Curtisse

DC Publishing House

Finalist

Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden

Maria Daddino

www.mariadaddino.com

Llumina Press

Finalist

CAT SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the whiskered ones

Bradford G. Wheeler

www.bookcollaborative.com

BookCollaborative.com

 

ANTHOLOGY

Winner

A Predicament of Innocents: Might the Schools Help?

Geroge S. Stranahan

www.jkscommunications.com

People’s Press

Finalist

No Character Limit: Truth & Fiction from WriteGirl

Edited by Keren Taylor

www.writegirl.com

 

ART

Winner

The Art Dockuments-Tales of the Drive-by Gallery, The Art Dock

Carlton David

http://artdock.net

Lightening Source

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Winner

Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats, 1927-1950

Michael Thomas Barry

www.michaelthomasbarry.com

Schiffer

 

BIOGRAPHY

Winner

Find A Place To Call Home

Tibor Kamon

www.tkamon.net

Trafford Publishing

 

BOOK COVER DESIGN-FICTION

Winner

Nowhere Yet

Edward Cozza

www.edwardcozzawriter.com

Pinot Dog

Finalist

Sapphire Trails

Marilyn Jax

www.marilynjax.com

Beaver’s Pond Press

 

BOOK COVER DESIGN NON-FICTION

Winner

Surfing The Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation

Jesse Aizenstat

Buy on Amazon

Casbah Publishing

Finalist

The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths

Dr. Ted Eisenberg & Joyce Eisenberg

www.thescooponbreasts.com

Incompra Press

 

BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN NON-FICTION

Winner

The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths

Dr. Ted Eisenberg & Joyce Eisenberg

www.thescooponbreasts.com

Incompra Press

Finalist

40 Days Till 40RTY: Life Lessons from the Ramblings of my Unfiltered Thoughts

T. TaJuan 'Teej' Mercer

www.40daystill40.com

WanHawk Media

 

BUSINESS-ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS

Winner

Big Wave Surfing

Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

www.bigwavesurfingbook.com

Beaver’s Pond Press

Finalist

Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!

Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

www.donotinventbuggywhips.com

Digital Systems Press

 

BUSINESS GENERAL

Winner

Not In The Club, An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business

Janet Pucino

www.notintheclub.com

Deep Canyon Media

Finalist

Developing Computer Systems Requirements

J.A.K. Baker and K.J. Thurber

www.digitalsystemspress.com

Digital Systems Press

 

BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL

Winner

One Great Goal

Ursula C. Mentjes

www.salescoachnow.com

Potential Quest, Inc.

Finalist

3 Off the Tee: Make it Happen

Lorii Myers

www.ledapublishing.com

Leda Publishing Corp

Finalist

Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!

Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

www.donotinventbuggywhips.com

Digital Systems Press

 

 

CANCER

Winner

I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours?

Rick & Brenda Redner

www.whereisyourprostate.com

WestBow Press

 

CAREER

Winner

Not In The Club, An Executive Woman's Journey Through the Biased World of Business

Janet Pucino

www.notintheclub.com

Deep Canyon Media

 

CHICK-LIT

Winner

Trade Secrets

Holly Rozner

www.hollyrozner.com

Money Smart, Inc.

Finalist

Love and Other Subjects

Kathleen Shoop

http://kshoop.com

OakGlen Press

 

CHILDREN'S BOOK & AUDIO SET

Winner

Bronte & Frank Go To Beverly Hills

Megan Worthy

www.bronteandfrank.com

Worthy Hen Productions

 

CHILDREN'S EASY READERS

Winner

Rocky's ABC Book With His Friends

M. U. Salas-Tristan

http://outskirtspress.com/rockysabcbook

Outskirts Press, Inc.

 

CHILDREN'S FICTION

Winner

Wild Beau and Her Kittens

Peggy Krause

www.peggykrauseauthor.com

CreateSpace

Finalist

Walter's Not So Peaceful Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure

Nancy G.  Early

www.nancyearly.net

Big Mac Publishers

 

CHILDREN'S INSPIRATIONAL/ MOTIVATIONAL

Winner

Sparkle & The Gift

Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.

www.sparkleandthegift.com

Highpoint Life

Finalist

Walter's Not So Peaceful Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure

Nancy G.  Early

www.nancyearly.net

Big Mac Publishers

 

CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS

Winner

Let's Hear It For Almigal

Wendy Kupfer

www.almigal.com

Handfinger Press

Finalist

Colorwheel

Kelly Fischer

www.ktf-writers-studio.com

ktf-writers-studio

Finalist

More Amazing Woobley Stories

Frank Over

www.frankover.com

Pickawoowoo

Finalist

Just A Quilt?

Dalen Keys

www.dalenkeys.com

Fruitbearer Publishing

 

CHILDREN'S RELIGION

Winner

You Make Me Smile!

B. Nayberly

www.youmakemesmilebook.com

Happy Dance Publishing

 

COOKBOOKS-GENERAL

Winner

Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous

Beth Aldrich with Eve Adamson

www.realmomslovetoeat.com

Penguin Books, NAL

 

COOKBOOKS-REGIONAL

Winner

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook - Tasting California's Small Farms

Geogeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans

www.davisfarmersmarketcookbook.com

Mirabelle Press

 

COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Winner

PTC Carousels, The History of Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousels

Richard A. Gardner

Connecticut Press

 

CROSS GENRE

Winner

Rendezvous Rock

Rickey Bray

https://sites.google.com/site/brayrendezvous/

Robert D. Reed Publishers

 

DIVORCE

Winner

Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide

Hollis Colquhoun & Antoinette Babek

www.financialsurvivaltools.com

Dog Ear Publishing

 

EDUCATION

Winner

Developing Computer Systems Requirements

J.A.K. Baker, K.J. Thurber

www.digitalsystemspress.com

Digital Systems Press

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/ POLITICAL/ SOCIAL

Winner

Man's Greatest Fear; The Final Phase of Human Evolution

Thomas M. Lister

Book Hub, Inc.

 

FANTASY

Winner

The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For

L.L. Helland

CreateSpace

Finalist

Dark Solus: An Assassin’s Tale

David Andrew Crawford

www.davidandrewcrawford.com

Assassin’s Inc.

Finalist

Shadows of Kings

Jack Whitsel

www.jackwhitsel.com

Twilight Times Books

 

FICTION

Winner

Unpredictable Webs

Darlene Quinn

www.darlenequinn.net

Greenleaf Book Group Press

Finalist

Nowhere Yet

Edward Cozza

www.edwardcozzawriter.com

Pinot Dog

 

FICTION - GENERAL

Winner

Phoenix

A. J. Scudiere

www.ajscudiere.com

Griffyn ink

Finalist

One Foot in the Black

Kurt Kamm

www.kurtkamm.com

MCM Publishing

 

FINE ART

Winner

The Art Dockuments-Tales of the Drive-by Gallery, The Art Dock

Carlton David

http://artdock.net

Lightening Source

 

FOOD

Winner

Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous

Beth Aldrich with Eve Adamson

www.realmomslovetoeat.com

Penguin Books, NAL

 

GAY, LESBIAN & TRANSGENDER FICTION

Winner

FULL FRONTAL, to make a long story short

Tom Baker

www.tombakerbooks.com

iUniverse

Finalist

The Sound of One Horse Dancing

Tom Baker

www.tombakerbooks.com

iUniverse

 

GAY, LESBIAN & TRANSGENDER NON-FICTION

Winner

Choking on Silence

Paul B. Tripp

www.chokingonsilence.com

CreateSpace

Finalist

Secret Selves: How Their Changes Changed Me

Jamie Johnson

www.secretselves.net

Transitions Studios

 

HEALTH GENERAL

Winner

Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous

Beth Aldrich with Eve Adamson

www.realmomslovetoeat.com

Penguin Books, NAL

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

Winner

Savannah's Choices

Donna Ketchbaw

www.donnaketchbaw.webs.com

Author House

Finalist

An Emperor Among Us: The Eccentric Life and Benevolent Reign of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, as told by Mark Twain

David St. John

www.anemperoramongus.com

iUniverse

Finalist

Jackie O: On the Couch, Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

http://alma_bond.tripod.com

Bancroft Press

Finalist

The Last Letter

Kathleen Shoop

http://kshoop.com

CreateSpace

Finalist

Flying Solo

Janette Vaughnan

www.ageviewpress.com

AgeView Press

 

HISTORY

Winner (Tie)

The United States of Empire

James F. Dunn

 

BookSurge Publishing

Winner (Tie)

PTC Carousels, The History of Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousels

Richard A. Gardner

Connecticut Press

Finalist

50 Favs of the '60s '70s '80s

Fred John Del Bianco Jr.

www.50favs.com

AuthorHouse

 

HOLIDAY

Winner

Gift of a Servant

Tamara Amos

www.mysticalroseinspirations.com

Mystical Rose

Finalist

The Santa Switch

Laura Lee Scott

www.jessicaclaus.com

Passionflower Press

 

HORROR

Winner

Troubled Souls

Jason Garrett

http://authorjasongarrett.com

Dream Big Productions

Finalist

Redwine Hill: The Secrets At Primevil Asylum

L.L. Stolmeier

CreateSpace

 

HUMOR - GENERAL

Winner

Corral Dust from Across the Big Divide

Richard Bird Baker

iUniverse

 

INSPIRATION

Winner

Questions - Directions to Who You Are

Tim W. Turner

www.questionsthebook.com

TSM Publications

Finalist

You're To Cute to Be Disabled - Living With Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Shelley Tudin

www.shelleytudin.com

iuniverse

 

INTERNET

Winner

Trends in Tactical Networking

R.S. Ramanujan, J.A.K. Baker

www.trendsintacticalnetwrokingbook.com

Digital Systems Press

 

JUVENILE FICTION

Winner

Fledgling Jason Steed

Mark A. Cooper

www.markacooper.com

Sourcebooks

Finalist

Christmas Village

Jack Gilhooly

www.mcneilandrichards.com

McNeil and Richards

 

LEADERSHIP

Winner

Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!

Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

www.donotinventbuggywhips.com

Digital Systems Press

 

LITERARY FICTION

Winner

The Bonus

Georgia Lowe

www.luckydimepress.com

Lucky Dime Press

Finalist

Paybacks: A Tale of Ponzi Schemes and Families

Jim Flinchum

www.jimflinchum.com

Jim Flinchum

Finalist

A Crash Course On The Anatomy of Robots

Kent Evans

http://kentevans.net

Pangea Books

Finalist

The Price of Guilt

Patrick M. Garry

www.patrickgarry.com

Kenric Books

 

MEDICAL THRILLER

Winner

Shedrow

Dean M. DeLuke

www.shedrow1.com

Grey Swan Press

 

MEMOIR

Winner

FLEW by the SEAT of my PANTS

Art Frankel

iUniverse

Finalist

Charlie & Me: A Memoir

Harriett Bronson

www.timberlakepress.com

Timberlake Press

Finalist

Above All Else, Success in Life and Business

Nancy D. Butler

www.aboveallelse.org

Annotation Press

 

MILITARY FICTION

Winner

My Gun is My Passport

W. Hock Hochheim

www.lauricpress.com

Lauric Enterprises, Inc

 

MULTICULTURAL FICTION

Winner

Soda Springs: Love, Sex, and Civil Rights

Terry Marshall

www.terrymarshallfiction.com

Friesen Press

Finalist

A Boy Called Duct Tape

Christopher Cloud

www.ron-hutchison-novels.com

Ron Hutchison

Finalist

No Simple Highway

Michael Altman

iUniverse

 

MYSTERY

Winner

Sapphire Trails

Marilyn Jax

www.marilynjax.com

Beaver's Pond Press

Finalist

Built To Order

L.A. Noble

CreateSpace

Finalist

Cataclysm in Blue Water

Renee Louise Johnson

www.cataclysminbluewater.org

Pitts and Associates, LLC

 

NATURE

Winner

Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden

Maria Daddino

www.mariadaddino.com

Llumina Press

 

NEW AGE NON-FICTION

Winner

Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

Robert Schwartz

www.yoursoulsplan.com

Whispering Winds Press

 

NEW FICTION

Winner

Saving Grace

Terry Lee

www.terry-lee.net

World Castle Publishing

 

NON-FICTION

Winner

Imperfect Weddings Are Best

Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

CreateSpace

Finalist

Radiant Wealth

Sue Stevens

www.stevenswealth.com

CreateSpace

 

NUTRITION

Winner

Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous

Beth Aldrich with Eve Adamson

www.realmomslovetoeat.com

Penguin Books, NAL

 

PARENTING & FAMILY

Winner

Dearest Children, Why Have You Abandoned Me?

T. R. Lipscomb

www.author-tr-lipscomb.blogspot.com

Advantage Books

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Winner

CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time

Carl Studna

www.carlstudna.com

Agape Media International

 

POETRY

Winner

Nigger For Life

Neal Hall, M.D.

www.surgeonpoet.com

Neal Hall, M.D.

Finalist

Quarter Notes

Carroll Blair

Aveon Publishing Company

 

POLITICAL THRILLER

Winner

The Founder's Plot

Frank M. Victoria

www.frankvictoria.com

Frank M. Victoria

 

REGIONAL FICTION

Winner

Helen of Troy

Tess Collins

www.tesscollins.com

BearCat press

Finalist

The Last Letter

Kathleen Shoop

www.kshoop.com

CreateSpace

 

RELIGION FICTION

Winner

Distant Dreams But Closer Realities

Ronya Henderson

AuthorHouse

 

RELIGION NON-FICTION

Winner

God Light: Sunlight Sonlight

Robert Lloyd Russell

www.booksrlr.com

Infinity Publishing

Finalist

A Faith Brief: A Lawyer's Argument for Why Faith Prevails Over Doubt

Patrick M. Garry

www.patrickgarry.com

Kirk House Publishers

 

ROMANCE

Winner

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

Sebastian Cole

www.sebastiancoleauthor.com

Sebastian Cole LLC

Finalist

The Sixties Girl

Victoria Staat

www.sbpra.com/VictoriaStaat

Strategic Book Group

 

SALES & MARKETING

Winner

Selling with Synchronicity

Ursula Mentjes

www.salescoachnow.com

Potential Quest, Inc.

Finalist

Selling with Intention

Ursula Mentjes

www.salescoachnow.com

Morgan James Publishing

 

SCIENCE FICTION

Winner

The Colony

Blaine C. Readler

www.readler.com

Full Arc Press

Finalist

This Way Madness Comes

Robert Alan

www.cycadpress.com

Cycad Press

 

SELF HELP

Winner

Revelations of Your Self-Help Book Secrets

Lancaster Adams

www.spbra.com/lancasteradams

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.

Finalist

Bless Your Mess

Ashi

www.graceyourspace.com

Cedar Rose Press

 

SELF HELP-MOTIVATIONAL

Winner

CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time

Carl Studna

www.carlstudna.com

Agape Media International

Finalist

30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life

Linda Elder and Richard Paul

www.criticalthinking.org

Financial Times Press

Finalist

3 Off the Tee: Make it Happen

Lorii Myers

www.ledapublishing.com

Leda Publishing Corp

 

SELF HELP-SPIRITUAL

Winner

Waves of Blue Light: Heal The Heart And Free The Soul

M. J. Domet

www.expecttobeempowered.com

Xlibris

 

SEXUALITY

Winner

Nude, unveiling your inner beauty and sensuality

Kym Jackson and Theresa Roemer

www.theresaroemer.com

Author House

 

SHORT STORIES

Winner

The Art of the Traditional Short Story

Lester Gorn and James N. Frey

www.jamesnfrey.com

BearCat Press

 

SOCIAL CHANGE

Winner

Man's Greatest Fear; The Final Phase of Human Evolution

Thomas M. Lister

Athena Books

 

SUSPENSE

Winner

Phoenix

A. J. Scudiere

www.ajscudiere.com

Griffyn Ink

Finalist

Eyes Of Cold Case Killers

Charles Toftoy

www.charlestoftoy.com

CreateSpace

 

TECHNOLOGY

Winner

Big Wave Surfing

Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

www.bigwavesurfingbook.com

Beaver's Pond Press

 

THRILLER

Winner

Point Deception

Jim Gilliam

www.pointdeception.com

BookLocker.com

Finalist

Price of Justice

Alan Brenham

www.alanbrenham.com

Amazon

Finalist

It's In The Eyes

Charles Toftoy

www.charlestoftoy.com

Outskirts Press, Inc.

 

TRAVEL

Winner

Surfing The Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation

Jesse Aizenstat

www.bloggingthecasbah.com

Casbah Publishing

 

VISIONARY FICTION

Winner

Annie's Odyssey

K. A. Plouffe

www.kaplouffe.com

Lauric Enterprises, Inc.

 

WESTERN

Winner

Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers Vol-1, McKenna and Barnett

Len Francis Monahan

Greta Fox Publishing

Finalist

Ride A Lonely Wind

Ed Stowers

www.edstowers.com

Lauric Enterprises, Inc

 

WOMEN'S ISSUES

Winner

40 Days Till 40RTY: Life Lessons from the Ramblings of My Unfiltered Thoughts

T. Tajuan 'Teej' Mercer

www.40daystill40.com

WanHawk Media

Finalist

Women Empowering Themselves: A Finacial Survival Guide

Hollis Colquhoun and Antoinette Babek

www.financialsurvivaltools.com

Dog Ear Publishing

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Winner

The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths

Dr. Ted Eisenberg & Joyce Eisenberg

www.thescooponbreasts.com

Incompra Press

 

WRITING AND PUBLISHING

Winner

The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published

Sylvia Cary, MFT

www.thetherapistwriter.com

Timberlake Press

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Winner

The Summer My Life Began

Shannon Greenland

www.shannongreenland.com

Penguin Group

Finalist

Fledgling Jason Steed

Mark A. Cooper

www.markacooper.com

Sourcebooks

Finalist

Zephyr The West Wind Final Edition (Chaos Chronicles: Book 1)

R.J. Tolson

www.rjtolson.com

CreateSpace

Finalist

OMG

Bob Kat

www.cul8rseries.com

CreateSpace