1st Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® 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 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


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 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

Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
www.donotinventbuggywhips.com
Digital Systems 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


CHILDREN'S BOOK & AUDIO SET

Winner

Bronte & Frank Go To Beverly Hills

Megan Worthy

www.bronteandfrank.com

Worthy Hen Productions


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


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


DIVORCE

Winner

Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide
Hollis Colquhoun & Antoinette Babek
www.financialsurvivaltools.com
Dog Ear Publishing


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


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

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


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


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


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


Finalist

You're To Cute to Be Disabled - Living With Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Shelley Tudin
www.shelleytudin.com
iuniverse


LEADERSHIP

Winner

Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt!
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
www.donotinventbuggywhips.com
Digital Systems Press


Finalist

Paybacks: A Tale of Ponzi Schemes and Families
Jim Flinchum
www.jimflinchum.com
Jim Flinchum


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

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


Finalist

No Simple Highway
Michael Altman
iUniverse


Finalist

Built To Order
L.A. Noble
CreateSpace


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


NON-FICTION

Winner

Imperfect Weddings Are Best
Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
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


PHOTOGRAPHY

Winner

CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time
Carl Studna
www.carlstudna.com
Agape Media International


Finalist

Quarter Notes
Carroll Blair
Aveon Publishing Company


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


SALES & MARKETING

Winner

Selling with Synchronicity
Ursula Mentjes
www.salescoachnow.com
Potential Quest, Inc.


SCIENCE FICTION

Winner

The Colony
Blaine C. Readler
www.readler.com
Full Arc Press


SELF HELP

Winner

Revelations of Your Self-Help Book Secrets
Lancaster Adams
www.spbra.com/lancasteradams
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.


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


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


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


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


Finalist

Zephyr The West Wind Final Edition (Chaos Chronicles: Book 1)
R.J. Tolson
www.rjtolson.com
CreateSpace