7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® Winners & Finalists



Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One)

Action/Adventure

Winner

Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One)
M. Sasinowski
Kingsmill Press
www.heirofra.com

Facing The Dragon

Action/Adventure

Finalist

Facing The Dragon
Philip Derrick
Sunnyslope Press
philipderrick.com

The Altitude Journals

Action/Adventure

Finalist

The Altitude Journals
David J Mauro
Plaid Vermin Publishing
davidjmauro.com

I'm The One Who Got Away

Addiction & Recovery

Winner

I'm The One Who Got Away
Andrea Jarrell
She Writes Press

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir

Animals & Pets

Winner

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir
Mary Carlson, DVM
She Writes Press
marycarlsondvm.com

The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side

Animals & Pets

Finalist

The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side
Karen A. Anderson
Painted Rain Publishing
www.animalcommunicating.com

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom

Biography - General

Winner

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom
Adam Siddiq
Lineage Publishing

Intuition On Demand: A step-by-step guide to powerful intuition you can trust

Body/Mind/Spirit

Winner

Intuition On Demand: A step-by-step guide to powerful intuition you can trust
Lisa K.
Findhorn Press

Am I Black or Am I White?

Book Cover Design - Children's Picture Books

Finalist

Am I Black or Am I White?
Norman Whaler
Beneath Another Sky Books
www.normanwhalerbooks.com

Swearing Off Stars

Book Cover Design - Fiction

Winner

Swearing Off Stars
Danielle M. Wong
She Writes Press
daniellemwong.com

A Candle for My Mother: A Daughter's Journey Toward Gratitude Inspired by the Stories of Lorraine

Book Cover Design - Non-Fiction

Winner

A Candle for My Mother: A Daughter's Journey Toward Gratitude Inspired by the Stories of Lorraine E. Newton
Pamela L. Newton
4 Ridge Road Company, LLC
www.pamelalnewton.com

Stihl American: Exemplary People-Extraordinary

Business - General

Winner

Stihl American: Exemplary People-Extraordinary Times
Stan Crader
Wheatmark
www.stancrader.com

pHood For Life How these Natural Methods healed me from Cancer

Cancer

Winner

pHood For Life How these Natural Methods healed me from Cancer
Jenny Magnusson
Lulu Publishing
www.phoodforlife.com

Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale

Caregiving

Winner

Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale
Donna O'Donnell Figurski
WriteLife Publishing
donnafigurski.com

The Santa Thief

Children's Fiction

Finalist

The Santa Thief
Alane Adams
SparkPress

F is for Feminist: An A to Z Guide for Feminists of All Ages

Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Winner

F is for Feminist: An A to Z Guide for Feminists of All Ages
Kim Collins
Mascot Books
beaboldgirl.com

If Roses Were Blue

Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Finalist

If Roses Were Blue
Debbie Jenae
Inspired 101
www.debbiejenae.com

Bury the Bully

Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Finalist

Bury the Bully
Snoonan
Ingram Spark

Toxic Sphere: Volume 2: Liars and Defilers

Cross Genre

Winner

Toxic Sphere: Volume 2: Liars and Defilers
C. N. Sky
Mindstir Media
cnskybooks.com

Diabetes And Your Diet: A Diabetes Cookbook With Nutrition And Lifestyle Tips for Reversing Diabetes

Diet & Nutrition

Winner

Diabetes And Your Diet: A Diabetes Cookbook With Nutrition And Lifestyle Tips for Reversing Diabetes
Nancy Addison
Organic Healthy Lifestyle Publishing
www.organichealthylife.com

The Plastic Pollution Adventure

Environment

Winner

The Plastic Pollution Adventure
Monty J. McClaine
Anthony Joseph Dargis
www.relves.com

It's About Luke

Fiction General

Finalist

It's About Luke
Gwenyth Snow
Friesen Press

In Case Nobody Told You

Gift Books

Winner

In Case Nobody Told You
Emily Maroutian
Maroutian Entertainment
www.maroutian.com

The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side

Grief

Winner

The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side
Karen A. Anderson
Painted Rain Publishing
www.animalcommunicating.com

Diabetes And Your Diet: A Diabetes Cookbook With Nutrition And Lifestyle Tips for Reversing Diabetes

Health General

Winner

Diabetes And Your Diet: A Diabetes Cookbook With Nutrition And Lifestyle Tips for Reversing Diabetes
Nancy Addison
Organic Healthy Lifestyle Publishing
www.organichealthylife.com

Blackbeard: The Birth of America

Historical Fiction

Winner

Blackbeard: The Birth of America
Samuel Marquis
Mount Sopris

The Way of Beauty

Historical Fiction

Finalist

The Way of Beauty
Camille Di Maio
Lake Union Publishing

Scandalous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga, Volume II: Fame, Infamy, and Paradise Lost

Historical Fiction

Finalist

Scandalous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga, Volume II: Fame, Infamy, and Paradise Lost
Neal Katz
Top Reads Publishing
topreadspublishing.com

The Santa Thief

Holiday

Winner

The Santa Thief
Alane Adams
SparkPress

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The sequel to A Christmas Carol

Holiday

Finalist

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The sequel to A Christmas Carol
Norman Whaler
Beneath Another Sky Books
www.normanwhaler.com

The Last Odinian

Horror

Winner

The Last Odinian
Alec Arbogast
Ink Smith Publishing

Achieving Superpersonhood: Three East African Lives

Inspiration

Winner

Achieving Superpersonhood: Three East African Lives
William Peace
Strategic Book Publishing
www.williampeace.com

Achieving Superpersonhood: Three East African Lives

Inspiration

Finalist

The Magic Bone
Jennifer Berreth
Self-Published

Black Hearts White Minds

Legal Thriller

Finalist

Black Hearts White Minds
Mitch Margo
Mission Possible Press

Songs from an Imperfect Life

LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Winner

Songs from an Imperfect Life
J. Ronald M. York
St. Broadway Press LLC
jronaldmyork.com

You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties

LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Finalist

You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties
Carol E. Anderson
She Writes Press
carolandersonwrites.com

Atlas of Men

Literary Fiction

Winner

Atlas of Men
David Sklar
Volcano Cannon Press

Songs from an Imperfect Life

Memoir

Winner

Songs from an Imperfect Life
J. Ronald M. York
St. Broadway Press LLC
jronaldmyork.com

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir

Memoir

Finalist

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir
Mary Carlson, DVM
She Writes Press
marycarlsondvm.com

A Candle for My Mother: A Daughter's Journey Toward Gratitude Inspired by the Stories of Lorraine

Memoir

Finalist

A Candle for My Mother: A Daughter's Journey Toward Gratitude Inspired by the Stories of Lorraine E. Newton
Pamela L. Newton
4 Ridge Road Company, LLC
www.pamelalnewton.com

The Deuce: The bravery, valor and Sacrifice of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment

Military Fiction

Finalist

The Deuce: The bravery, valor and Sacrifice of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
Symm Hawes McCord
W&B Publishers Inc.
www.symmmccordbooks.com

The Book of Relief: Passage and Exercises to Relieve Negative Emotion and Create More Ease in The Body

Motivational

Winner

The Book of Relief: Passage and Exercises to Relieve Negative Emotion and Create More Ease in The Body
Emily Maroutian
Maroutian Entertainment
www.maroutian.com

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Coffee & Cedar: Finding Strength from Memories

Motivational

Finalist

Coffee & Cedar: Finding Strength from Memories
D.H. Cermeno
Dog Ear Publishing
www.dhcermeno.com

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Black Hearts White Minds

Multicultural Fiction

Winner

Black Hearts White Minds
Mitch Margo
Mission Possible Press

Black Hearts White Minds

New Adult Fiction

Winner

Black Hearts White Minds
Mitch Margo
Mission Possible Press

Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age

New Age Fiction

Winner

Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age
John Joseph Teressi
High Castle Publishing
www.portalsintimebook.com

Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI

New Non-Fiction

Winner

Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI
R. Scott Decker
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
www.rscottdecker.com

The Altitude Journals

New Non-Fiction

Finalist

The Altitude Journals
David J Mauro
Plaid Vermin Publishing
davidjmauro.com

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom

New Non-Fiction

Finalist

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom
Adam Siddiq
Lineage Publishing

I'm The One Who Got Away

Non-Fiction

Winner

I'm The One Who Got Away
Andrea Jarrell
She Writes Press

Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters

Parenting & Family

Winner

Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters
Lizbeth Meredith
She Writes Press
lameredith.com

The Altitude Journals

Personal Growth

Winner

The Altitude Journals
David J Mauro
Plaid Vermin Publishing
davidjmauro.com

The Naked Truth About God: The Quest to Find Evidence for Whether God Exists Reveals an Epic Discovery that has Eluded Religion and Science

Philosophy

Winner

The Naked Truth About God: The Quest to Find Evidence for Whether God Exists Reveals an Epic Discovery that has Eluded Religion and Science
Brian Goedken
Arkenstone Media
www.zeteticpath.com

I Give My Eyes...

Photography

Winner

I Give My Eyes...
Brian H. Peterson
Due Santi Press

The Santa Thief

Picture Books - Ages 4-8

Winner

The Santa Thief
Alane Adams
SparkPress

Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates

Picture Books - Ages 4-8

Finalist

Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates
Rick Felty
Dreamschooner Press
tabithafink.com

Stellar

Poetry

Winner

Stellar
Kevin Hollingsworth
Southern Owl Productions

The Last Jazz Fan and Other Poems

Poetry

Finalist

The Last Jazz Fan and Other Poems
Kenneth Salzmann
Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises

Clonging Galinda

Political Thriller

Finalist

Clonging Galinda
Jan Smolders
iUniverse

The Way of Beauty

Regional Fiction - Northeast

Finalist

The Way of Beauty
Camille Di Maio
Lake Union Publishing

The Undiscovered Country

Regional Fiction - Southeast

Winner

The Undiscovered Country
Mike Nemeth
Morgan James Fiction

>You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties

Regional Non-Fiction - Midwest

Winner

You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties
Carol E. Anderson
She Writes Press
carolandersonwrites.com

But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Surgery

Regional Non-Fiction - Northeast

Winner

But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Surgery
Deb Brandon
She Writes Press
debbrandon.com

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir

Regional Non-Fiction - West

Winner

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir
Mary Carlson, DVM
She Writes Press
marycarlsondvm.com

Shopping for a Man: The Ultimate Woman's Guide to Dating a Really Great Guy

Relationships

Winner

Shopping for a Man: The Ultimate Woman's Guide to Dating a Really Great Guy
Lumari
Blue Star Network
www.lumari.com

The Naked Truth About God: The Quest to Find Evidence for Whether God Exists Reveals an Epic Discovery that has Eluded Religion and Science

Religion Non-Fiction

Finalist

The Naked Truth About God: The Quest to Find Evidence for Whether God Exists Reveals an Epic Discovery that has Eluded Religion and Science
Brian Goedken
Arkenstone Media
www.zeteticpath.com

The Way of Beauty

Romance

Winner

The Way of Beauty
Camille Di Maio
Lake Union Publishing

The Elusive Mr. Velucci

Romance

Finalist

The Elusive Mr. Velucci
Tina Griffith
Authorhouse

The Next Leap

Science Fiction

Finalist

The Next Leap
David Solar
Burning Willow Press

Toxic Sphere: Volume 2: Liars and Defilers

Science Fiction

Finalist

Toxic Sphere: Volume 2: Liars and Defilers
C. N. Sky
Mindstir Media
cnskybooks.com

Reality, The Struggle for Sternessence

Science Fiction

Finalist

Reality: The Struggle for Sternessence
Daniel Liut
Reality Bookshelf.com
realitybookshelf.com

Get Positive Live Positive: Clearing the Negativity from Your Life

Self-Help Motivational

Winner

Get Positive Live Positive: Clearing the Negativity from Your Life
Melinda D. Carver
Schiffer Publishing
www.getpositivelivepositive.com

Follow Your Cloverleaf: Your Guide to a Smart Life

Self-Help Motivational

Finalist

Follow Your Cloverleaf: Your Guide to a Smart Life
Claudia Hackl
Self-Published
www.thesmartspirit.com

Be the Architect of Your Life: Design, Build, & Start Living a Life Inspired

Self-Help Motivational

Finalist

Be the Architect of Your Life: Design, Build, & Start Living a Life Inspired
Karen Otis
WriteLife Publishing
www.architectyourepiclife.com

Fuchsia Parade: One Woman's Quest for Sex, Love and Redemption

Sexuality

Finalist

Fuchsia Parade: One Woman's Quest for Sex, Love and Redemption
Heather Martin
CreateSpace
www.heathermartin.org

Thylacine Dreams: 6 Tales of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy

Short Stories

Winner

Thylacine Dreams: 6 Tales of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy
Jonathan Maas
Cynical Optimist Press

F is for Feminist, An A to Z Guide for Feminists of All Ages

Social/Political Change

Finalist

F is for Feminist: An A to Z Guide for Feminists of All Ages
Kim Collins
Mascot Books
beaboldgirl.com

Confessions of a Bone Woman: Realizing Authentic Wildness in a Civilized World

Spirituality

Winner

Confessions of a Bone Woman: Realizing Authentic Wildness in a Civilized World
Lucinda Bakken White
Wild Woman Books

100 Days of Terror

Thriller

Winner

100 Days of Terror
Larry Temple
CreateSpace

Amsterdam Exposed: An American's Journey Into The Red Light District

Travel

Winner

Amsterdam Exposed: An American's Journey Into The Red Light District
David Wienir
De Wallen Press
www.amsterdamexposed.com

Franco is Dead! ¡Viva España!

Travel

Finalist

Franco is Dead! ¡Viva España!
Barbara Strelke
Studio 218 Press
barbarstrelke.com

My Brother's Keeper: A Thirty-Year Quest to Bring Two Killers to Justice

True Crime

Winner

My Brother's Keeper: A Thirty-Year Quest to Bring Two Killers to Justice
Chris Russo Blackwood
WildBlue Press
www.mbkbook.com

Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI

True Crime

Finalist

Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI
R. Scott Decker
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
www.rscottdecker.com

Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age

Visionary Fiction

Winner

Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age
John Joseph Teressi
High Castle Publishing
www.portalsintimebook.com

The Fourteenth of September

Women's Fiction

Winner

The Fourteenth of September
Rita Dragonette
She Writes Press

Thread for Pearls: A Story of Resilient Hope

Women's Fiction

Finalist

Thread for Pearls: A Story of Resilient Hope
Lauren Speeth
Elfenworks Productions, LLC
threadforpearls.com

Confessions of a Bone Woman: Realizing Authentic Wildness in a Civilized World

Women's Issues

Winner

Confessions of a Bone Woman: Realizing Authentic Wildness in a Civilized World
Lucinda Bakken White
Wild Woman Books

Thread for Pearls: A Story of Resilient Hope

Women's Issues

Finalist

Thread for Pearls: A Story of Resilient Hope
Lauren Speeth
Elfenworks Productions, LLC
threadforpearls.com

Once Upon a Zombie: Book Two: Lord of the Curtain

Young Adult Fiction

Winner

Once Upon a Zombie: Book Two: Lord of the Curtain
Billy Phillips & Jenny Nissenson
The Toon Studio Press

BRAT and the Kids of Warriors

Young Adult Fiction

Finalist

BRAT and the Kids of Warriors
Michael Joseph Lyons
Bravur Media LLC

The Noxhelm Murders

Young Adult Fiction

Finalist

The Noxhelm Murders
Dr. Bon Blossman
CreateSpace