2nd Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® Winners & Finalists


Action/Adventure

Winner

Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul
Bear Woznick
Center Street


African American-Fiction

Winner

Monster
Ben Burgess
Wasteland Press


Aging

Winner

Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder Boom
Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM
DreamSculpt Media


Aging

Finalist

I Will Never Forget ~ A Daughter's Story of Her
Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Demetia
Elaine C. Pereira
iUniverse


Alternative Medicine

Winner

Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques
Dr. Kathy Gruver
Infinity


Animals & Pets

Winner

An Animal Life: The Beginning
Howard Krum
Fluid Design Foundation


Anthology

Winner

You Are Here: The WriteGirl Journey
Keren Taylor
WriteGirl Publications


Anthology

Finalist

A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley
Laurence Carr & Jan Zlotnik Schmidt (editors)
Codhill Press


Autobiography

Winner

Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul
Bear Woznick
Center Street


Autobiography

Finalist

Signing With A Heavy Hand and Heart, Love Mommy
Sondra Torres and Chanel Torres
Sondra Torres


Biography

Winner

STEVE McQUEEN: THE COOLER KING
His Life Through His Movie Career
Richard Sydenham
Big Star Creations


Body/Mind/Spirit

Winner

Sexy, Fit & Fab at Any Age!
Susie Augustin
Get Branded Press


Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction

Winner

Enter Miss Thang
Brian Edwards
Archway Publishing


Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction 

Winner

Fighter ~ Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams
Christopher Greenwood & Shannon Constantine Logan
Manafest Productions Inc.


Business-General

Winner

31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles
Tracy Repchuk
Wiley Publishing


Business-Motivational

Winner

'The Money Flow' How To Make Money Your Friend and Ally, Have a Great Life and Improve the World
Ana Weber
Morgan Jomes Publishing


Cancer

Winner

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda – Lessons, Learnings & Insights from A Mother about her Daughter’s Battle with Cancer
Kenna Marriott
iUniverse


Career

Winner

Targeting Success: Developing the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace
Lorii Myers
Leda Publishing Corp


Chick-Lit

Winner

To Tuscany with Love
Gail Mencini
Capriole Group


Children's Fiction

Winner

Supernatural Hero
Eran Gadot
CreateSpace


Children's Non-Fiction

Winner

"Giraffe-Neck Girl"
Make Friends with a Different Culture
Jackie Chase
AdventureTravelPress.com


Children's Religion

Winner

Si Mama, Si Papa
Nancy Scalabroni
Mascot Books


Coffee Table Books

Winner

Columbia University in Pictures
Lenny Pridatko
Luminance Press


Coffee Table Books

Finalist

Quotable
20 Years of Black and White
Quotable
self-published


Comedy/Humor

Winner

An Animal Life: The Beginning
Howard Krum
Fluid Design Foundation


Comedy/Humor

Finalist

New Spun Yarns from Across the Big Divide
Richard Bird Baker
iUniverse


Cookbooks-General

Winner

Save the Males: A Kitchen Survival Cookbook
Chef Gordon Smith and Reparata Mazzola
Save the Males Publishing


Cookbooks-Regional

Winner

Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your North Country Garden, CSA, or Farmers' Market
Yvona Fast
Bloated Toe Publishing


Crime-Fiction

Winner

NOTOWN
Tess Collins
BearCat Press


Education

Winner

Parents in Highschooland ~ Helping Students Succeed in the Critical Years
Karyn Rashoff
BarkingDogBooks


Erotica

Winner

Lust: Poems
Diana Raab
WordTech Communications


Erotica

Finalist

Blatant Deception
Mary Jo Fay
Out Of The Boxx, Inc


Fantasy

Winner

Living with Your Past Selves
Bill Hiatt
CreateSpace


Fiction-General

Winner

Among the Grackle
Maria Naccarato
CreateSpace


Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Non-Fiction

Winner

Enter Miss Thang
Brian Edwards
Archway Publishing


Grief

Winner

Brittany's Rose
Finding Peace After Losing a Loved One
Mary Jane Clayton
Balboa Press


Health-General

Winner

Stay Young: 10 Proven Steps to Ultimate Health
J.Mark Anderson, MD, DABFM, Walter Gaman, MD, DABFM, FAAFP & Judith K. Gaman, BSHS, CCRC, CMA
George House Publishing


Health-General

Finalist

Age to Perfection
How to Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy, and Wise
J.Mark Anderson, MD, DABFM, Walter Gaman, MD, FABFM, FCFP & Judith K. Gaman, BSHS, CCRC, CMA
George House Publishing


Health-General

Finalist

No Excuses: The Fit Mind - Fit Body Strategy Book
Lorii Myers
Leda Publishing Corp


Historical Fiction

Winner

BRANKO
Stuart Tower
The Lighthouse Press, LLC


Historical Fiction

Finalist

Where They Bury You
Steve W. Kohlhagen
Sunstone Press


Historical Fiction

Finalist

River Braids
Mary Luikart
Sea Hill Press


Historical Fiction

Finalist

The First Raven Mocker
Courtney Miller
Popul Vuh Publishing


Historical Fiction

Finalist

Midnight Rumba
Eduardo Santiago
Cuban Heel Press


History-General

Winner

ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland
David K. McDonnell
Burrowing Owl Press


History-United States

Winner

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam
Robert H. Sholly
Stonywood Publications


Horror

Winner

Bloom Or, the unwritten memoir of Tennyson Middlebrook
Martin Kee
Martin Kee


Inspiration

Winner

The Imagine Project
Stories of Courage, Hope and Love
Dianne Maroney
Yampa Valley Publishing


Inspiration

Finalist

To Soar Beyond the Stars
The Mystical Journey of One Wing
Robert Sanford
Xlibris


Juvenile Fiction

Winner

Keeper of Reign
Emma Right
Right House Books


Leadership

Winner

The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say
David M. Dye
Trailblaze Press


Legal Thriller

Winner

The Professor
Robert Bailey
Exhibit A


Literary Fiction

Winner

The Biology of Luck
Jacob M. Appel
Elephant Rock


Literary Fiction

Finalist

Hevia
Olga Barabola
CreateSpace


Literary Fiction

Finalist

The Tragedy of Fidel Castro
Joao Cerqueira
River Grove Books


Memoir
Winner (tie)
To Sing Frogs
John M. Simmons
White Knight Printing and Publishing


Memoir 
Winner (tie)
Reflections on a Silver Spoon
Kim Firestone
Kim Firestone


Memoir

Finalist

Inside/Outside: One Woman's Recovery from Abuse and a Religious Cult
Jenny Hayworth
CreateSpace


Memoir

Finalist

Triumphs and Tragedies: A True Story of Wealth and Addiction
Karl B. McMillen
Final Word Press


Military Fiction

Winner

SURLY BONDS
Michael Byers Lewis
SATCOM Publishing


Military Fiction

Finalist

Along the Watchtower
David Litwack
Double Dragon Publishing


Military Non-Fiction

Winner

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam
Robert H. Sholly
Stonywood Publications


Miscellaneous

Winner

The Sustainable Nonprofit: 10 Strategies to Grow a Successful and Exceptional Organization
Debbie Wilde
Canyon Creek Press


Multicultural Fiction

Winner

The Tragedy of Fidel Castro
Joao Cerqueira
River Grove Books


Multicultural Non-Fiction

Winner

Prison Letters: Walking to Honor
Veracruz Pedroza Sanchez
Ingram Press


Mystery

Winner

Limestone Gumption
Bryan E. Robinson
Gale/Five Star Publishing


Mystery

Finalist

Restrike - Coleman and DinaH Greene Mystery No. 1
Reba White Williams
Delos


New Age Non-Fiction

Winner

Tiny Thoughts for Personal Transformation: change your thought, change your life
Karl Schmidt
Inspired Crow Publications


New Fiction

Winner

My Life With Wings
Hal Marcovitz
Aficion


New Fiction

Finalist

Riders of the Tides
Fredrick Cooper
Langdon Street Press


New Fiction

Finalist

A Boyish God
Peter Alan Olsson
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.


New Fiction

Finalist

The Shadow Constant
A.J. Scudiere
Griffyn Ink


New Non-Fiction

Winner

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam
Robert H. Sholly
Stonywood Publications


New Non-Fiction

Finalist

I Will Never Forget ~ A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Demetia
Elaine C. Pereira
iUniverse


Parenting & Family

Winner

Parents in Highschooland ~ Helping Students Succeed in the Critical Years
Karyn Rashoff
BarkingDogBooks


Parenting & Family

Finalist

Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome
Romy Wyllie
CreateSpace


Performing Arts - Film, Theater, Dance & Music

Winner

Quintessential Bellydance
Evyenia Karmi
iUniverse


Philosophy

Winner

Changing Fate Through Reincarnation: How the Fusion of Responsibility, Freedom, Karma and Meaning of Life Can Set You Free
Gerald Sze
Two Harbors Press


Picture Books Ages 4-8

Winner (tie)

The Adventures of Bella & Harry,
"Let's Visit Jerusalem!"
Lisa Manzione
Bella and Harry, LLC


Picture Books Ages 4-8

Winner (tie)

The Adventures of Bella & Harry,
"Let's Visit Rome!"
Lisa Manzione
Bella and Harry, LLC


Picture Books Ages 4-8

Finalist

Don't Stick Sticks Up Your Nose!
Don't Stuff Stuff In Your Ears!
Jerald S. Altman, M.D. and Richard Jacobson
ZonaBooks, LLC


Picture Books Ages 4-8

Finalist

Higgledy Piggledy
A Tale of Four Little Pigs
B. Seymour Rabinovitch w/Rebecca S. Treger
Roxy Ann Press


Poetry

Winner

Reaching Beyond Ourselves - Leading A Spiritual, Peaceful and Diverse World
Topaz Ruby
Top Publishing House


Poetry

Finalist

Reflections Of Life
John M. Nelson
Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC


Political

Winner

America's Energy: Issues & Views, Vol. 1
Mark A. Stansberry
Outskirts Press


Political Thriller

Winner

Sleeper's Run
Henry Mosquera
Oddity Media, LLC


Pre-Teen Fiction

Winner

Keeper of Reign
Emma Right
Right House Books


Pre-Teen Fiction

Finalist

The Charelton Locket
Ann Morgan Taylor
Xlibris


Pregnancy & Childbirth

Winner

The Modern Princess: A Simple Guide to Pregnancy & Baby's First Year
Princess Ivana Maria Pignatelli Aragona Cortes
Don't Sweat It Media, Inc.


Reference

Winner

Breadcrumbs for Beginners: Following The Writing Trail
Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
Balboa Press


Reference

Finalist

Trends Waves Windows & Bubbles
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D
Digital Systems Press


Regional Fiction

Winner

NOTOWN
Tess Collins
BearCat Press


Regional Fiction

Finalist

Saving Faith
Patrick M. Garry
Kenric Books


Regional Fiction

Finalist

Limestone Gumption
Bryan E. Robinson
Gale/Five Star Publishing


Regional Non-Fiction

Winner

Red White Black
Rick Steber
Bonanza Publishing


Relationships

Winner

Linked Lives
Bonny Brookes
Wizard of Words


Religion Fiction

Winner

Michael's Reward
Mario Bernheim
Bernheim Press


Religion Fiction

Finalist

Dinner for God
Rayme Sciaroni
Publishing Unleashed


Religion Fiction

Finalist

The Parchman Preacher
Michael H. Thompson
Balboa Press


Romance

Winner

The Nun & The Narc
Catherine Castle
Soul Mate Publishing


Romance

Finalist

Dance For A Dead Princess
Deborah Hawkins
Deborah Hawkins


Science Fiction

Winner

Nu Logic ~ Rise of the NEOS
Bill Gourgey
Jacked Arts


Science Fiction

Finalist

There Comes a Prophet
David Litwack
Double Dragon Publishing


Science Fiction

Finalist

Overlay
Blaine C. Readler
Full Arc Press


Self Help: General

Winner

Stay Young: 10 Proven Steps to Ultimate Health
J.Mark Anderson, MD, DABFM, Walter Gaman, MD, DABFM, FAAFP & Judith K. Gaman, BSHS, CCRC, CMA
George House Publishing


Self Help: Motivational

Winner

Fighter ~ Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams
Christopher Greenwood & Shannon Constantine Logan
Manafest Productions Inc.


Self Help: Motivational

Finalist

Getting Your Life to a 10 +
Kim Somers Egelsee
Get Branded Press


Self Help: Spiritual

Winner

Tiny Thoughts for Personal Transformation: change your thought, change your life
Karl Schmidt
Inspired Crow Publications


Social-Political Change

Winner

The Sustainable Nonprofit: 10 Strategies to Grow a Successful and Exceptional Organization
Debbie Wilde
Canyon Creek Press


Social-Political Change

Finalist

America Needs America's Energy: Creating Together the People's Energy Plan
Mark A. Stansberry
Brown Books


Spirituality

Winner

Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind
Margaret Placentra Johnston
Quest Books


Spiritual

Finalist

To Soar Beyond the Stars
The Mystical Journey of One Wing
Robert Sanford
Xlibris


Suspense

Winner

Nadia's Obsession
Charles D. Martin
Chaney-Hall Press


Suspense

Finalist

The Shadow Constant
A.J. Scudiere
Griffyn Ink


Technology

Winner

Trends Waves Windows & Bubbles
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D
Digital Systems Press


Thriller

Winner

Wrong Place Wrong Time
Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
Linden Tree Press


Travel

Winner

"100 People to Meet Before You Die"
Travel to Exotic Cultures
Jackie Chase
AdventureTravelPress.com


Travel

Finalist

"How To Become An Escape Artist"
A Traveler's Handbook
Jackie Chase
AdventureTravelPress.com


True Crime

Winner

Dangerous Odds
Marisa Lankester
Cappuccino Books Publishing


Visionary Fiction

Winner

Tomorrow Comes: An Emma Story
Donna Mebane
Starshine Galaxy


Western

Winner

Red White Black
Rick Steber
Bonanza Publishing


Women's Health

Winner

Breast Cancer Journey, Third Edition
Ruth O'Regan, MD, Sheryl G.A. Gabram-Mendola, MD, FACS, Terri Ades, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, Rick Alteri, MD, Joan L. Kramer, MD, Kimberly A. Stump-Sutliff, MSN, RN, AOCNS
American Cancer Society


Women's Health

Finalist

Making Advances ~ A Comprehensive Guide For Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts
Edited By Marnie C. Ferree
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health


Writing and Publishing

Winner

Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms
Judith Briles
Mile High Press


Writing and Publishing

Finalist

Celebrity Authors' Secrets: The World's Greatest Living Authors Reveal How They Sell Millions of Books
Stephanie J Hale
Powerhouse Publications


Young Adult Fiction

Winner

The Silver Sphere
Michael Dadich
Evolved Publishing


Young Adult Fiction

Finalist

The Photo Traveler
Arthur J Gonzalez
Fahrenheit Publishing, LLC


Young Adult Fiction

Finalist

Waterfell
Amalie Howard
Harlequin Teen