3rd Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® Winners & Finalists


Action/Adventure

Finalist

Evening Wolves
Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor


African American Fiction

Winner

Forgetful
Nick Mann
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.


African American Fiction

Finalist

Jamaal's Journey
John Mc Cormack
CreateSpace



African American Non-Fiction

Winner

Freedom Road: An American Family Saga from Jamestown to World War
Ric Murphy
AuthorHouse
www.ricmurphy.com


African American Non-Fiction

Finalist

African Americans in Hawaii: A Search For Identity
Ayin Adams




Animals/Pets

Finalist

The Wild Horse Dilemma: Conflicts and Controversies of the Atlantic Coast Herds
Bonnie Gruenberg
Quagga Press
www.bonniegruenberg.com


Animals/Pets

Finalist

Think Like Your Dog and Enjoy the Rewards
Dianna M. Young with Robert H. Mottram
Island Book Publishing LLC
http://howtothinklikeyourdog.com


Autobiography

Finalist

Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter
A. Avraham Perlmutter, Ph.D.
Mascherato Publishing
http://determined-book.com


Biography Historical

Finalist

Journey of Ashes: A Boyhood in the Holocaust
Anna Ray-Jones & Roman Ferber
CreateSpace
http://www.journeyofashes.com


Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Winner

The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors
Carol Sanford
Jossey Bass
http://www.carolsanford.com


Business General

Winner

The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas
Alan G. Robinson & Dean M. Schroeder
Berrett-Koehler
http://idea-driven.com


Business General

Finalist

Revolutionary Conversations: The Tools You Need for the Success You Want
Mark Fowler, Noal McDonald & Barbara Gaughen-Muller
Revolutionary Conversations, LLC
www.revolutionaryconversations.net


Business Motivational

Winner

Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!
Mark Jewell
Energy Efficiency Funding Group
http://www.eefg.com


Children's Inspirational/Motivational

Finalist

Yummy Stories: Six Stories to Stimulate your Mind and Appetite
Lil L. Alexander
CreateSpace
http://www.lillalexader.com


Children's Non-Fiction

Winner

Hey, Baby, Look!
Kate Shannon
Blue Dream Books, LLC



Current Events

Winner

Politics in Post-Cultural America: A Conservative Perspective
Patrick M. Garry
Kenric Books
http://patrickgarry.com


Education

Finalist

The Little Purple Probability Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills to Succeed in Basic Probability
Brandon Royal
Maven Publishing
http://www.brandonroyal.com


Faction

Winner

Through You
Jaime Perez
Authorhouse


Fantasy

Finalist

Heliocentric
J.W. Lolite
CreateSpace



Gift Books

Finalist

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: 60 Puzzles to Test Your Detective Prowess
Sherban Young
Dover Publications
http://www.sherbanyoung.com


History - United States

Winner

The Second Mourning: (The Untold Story of America's Most Bizarre Political Murder)
Stephen G. Yanoff
Authorhouse
http://www.stephengyanoff.com


History - United States

Finalist

The Capacity To Believe: Race, Media and Politics In The American South
Marcus W. Williams, Esq.
Authorhouse



History General

Winner

Pancho Villa and the Lovliest Woman in Chihuahua
Syd Love

Journey's Press




Humor

Winner

MARY MARY QUITE: On Raising Children (And Other Mind-Altering Substances)
Mary Huckstep
Busy Bee Publishing
http://www.marymaryquite.com


Humor

Finalist

Gulf Coast Stimulus Package
Maurice Le Gardeur
Bard's Press, Inc



Legal Thriller

Winner

Justice For The Black Knight
Jerri Blair
CreateSpace


LGBT Non-Fiction

Winner

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
Elisa Rolle
CreateSpace
http://www.elisarolle.com


LGBT Non-Fiction

Finalist

Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey
Alexandra Bogdanovic
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.



Literary Fiction

Finalist

American Past Time
Len Joy
Hark! New Era Publishing


Medical

Finalist

Adrenaline Dominance: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness
Michael E. Platt, M.D.
Clancy Lane Publishing
http://www.blessingway.com


Memoir

Finalist

God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of An Actress into The World of Dog Rescue
Sylva Kelegian
Xlibris
http://www.sylvakelegian.com


Memoir

Finalist

From Newton, Einstein, To GOD
Dr. Leong Ying
Emerald Book Company
http://limying.com


Military Fiction

Winner

Winds of the Marquesas
E. C. Olson
Man O' War Publishing



Multicultural Fiction

Finalist

My Mother's Kitchen: A Novel with Recipes
Meera Ekkanath Klein
Homebound Publishing
https://meeraklein.com


New Adult Non-Fiction

Winner

Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's
Meryl Comer
HarperOne
http://www.harperonebooks.com


New Age Fiction

Winner

Beneath the Bridge of Sighs
Ursula Bartram
Potential Quest, Inc.



New Non-Fiction

Winner

The Making of a HOMEGROWN TERRORIST: Brain Washing Rebels in Search of a Cause
Peter A. Olsson MD
Praeger An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC
http://www.drpeterolsson.com


Non-Fiction

Winner

It's a Wild Life: How My Life Became a Zoo
Bud DeYoung with Cindy Martinusen Coloma

Medallion Press


Parenting & Family

Winner

From Pain to Parenthood: A Journey Through Miscarriage to Adoption
Deanna Kahler
CreateSpace
http://www.deannakahler.com


Performing Arts

Winner

Out-of-Style: A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved
Betty Kreisel Shubert
Flashback Publishing
http://www.outofstylethebook.com


Philosophy

Winner

The Map Maker: An Illustrated Short Story About How Each of Us Sees the World Differently and Why Objectivity is Just an Illusion
Brandon Royal
Maven Publishing
http://www.brandonroyal.com


Picture Books Ages 4-8

Winner

Yummy Stories: Six Stories to Stimulate your Mind and Appetite
Lil L. Alexander
CreateSpace
http://www.lillalexander.com


Picture Books Ages 4-8

Finalist

A Colorful Journey Through the Land of Talking Letters
Mary Jo Nyssen
MOM-BA-BOOKS
http://www.maryjonyssen.com


Picture Books All-Ages

Winner

A Sofia the Dragon Book NEVER SAY NEVER
Jamie Lee - Illustrated by Dara North
Self-Published
http://www.sofiathedragon.com



Poetry

Winner

Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha Sanctus
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde
Red Wheelbarrow Books


Poetry

Finalist

I Didn't Know Mani Was A Conceptualist
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde
Math Paper Press


Poetry

Finalist

Commonplace Invasions
Jo Pitkin
Salmon Poetry



Poetry

Finalist

Gulf Coast Stimulus Package
Maurice Le Gardeur
Bard's Press, Inc

 


Political

Winner

Politics in Post-Cultural America: A Conservative Perspective
Patrick M. Garry
Kenric Books
http://patrickgarry.com


Political Thriller

Winner

THE BLUE FOLIO
Matt McMahon
Black Ostrich Press


Political Thriller

Finalist

INTO THE ARMS OF DANGER
Lola S. Kohen
Journeys Press


Reference

Winner

The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition: Two Winning Books in One, Writing Plus Grammar
Brandon Royal
Maven Publishing
http://www.brandonroyal.com


Relationships

Finalist

Do You Choose Your Dog More Carefully Than Your Husband?
Dr Annie Kaszina
Powerhouse Publishing
http://www.ChooseYourMan.com


Romance

Finalist

Traveling for Love: Searching for Self, Hoping for Love
Becky Due
Telemachus Press
http://www.beckydue.com


Self Help: General

Finalist

The Last Cigarette: Five Steps to Quitting for Good
Carol Savoie
Carol's Wisdom
http://www.carolsavoie.com


Self Help: Motivational

Winner

The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work
Alex Pattakos & Elaine Dundon
BenBella Books
http://www.theopaway.com

Self Help: Spiritual

Winner

I Was There: The Law of Miracles in Action
Dr. Beverly J. Gaard
Balboa Press


Self Help: Spiritual

Finalist

The Quantum Prayer: An Inspiring Guide to Love, Healing, and Creating the Best Life Possible
Dr. Joshua Kai
CreateSpace
http://www.makaiolight.com


Sexuality

Winner

Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love
Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson
Cleis Press
http://www.tantrapm.com


Short Stories

Finalist

15 of the Best Short Stories by J.S. Kierland
J.S. Kierland
Underground Voices



Short Stories

Finalist

What Happened Here: a novella & short stories
Bonnie ZoBell
Press 53

www.bonniezobell.com


Sports

Winner

Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete
Joan Steidinger
Rowman & Littlefield
http://www.powerzonephd.com


Sports

Finalist

The 87-Fold Path to Being the Best Martial Artist: 87 Social and Psychological Tips for Living Beyond the Physical
Kris Wilder & Lawrence A. Kane
Stickman Publications, Inc.
http://kriswilder.com


Suspense

Finalist

The Outreach Committee: Beacause Marriage Can Be Murder
C.L. Woodhams
C.L. Woodhams
http://www.clwoodhams.com


Thriller

Finalist

DESTRUCTION ISLAND
Fredrick Cooper
CreateSpace



Travel

Winner

LAS VEGAS INSIDER'S GUIDE Save Money, Keep Safe, Operate and Survive in Sin City
Titus Nelson
Silverview Publishing


Visionary Fiction

Winner

Singular Acts of Endearment
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde
Squircle Line Press & Grey Sparrow Press



Well Being

Winner

Meditation Essentials: How to Quiet Your Mind to Achieve More Personal and Professional Success
Liberty Forrest
CreateSpace
http://www.booksbyliberty.com


Women's Issues

Winner

Calla Lilies, A True Story of Four Sisters and Their Struggle to Survive Abuse, Addiction, and Poverty in America
Kay Corbett
CreateSpace
http://www.callaliliesatruestory.com


Young Adult Non-Fiction

Winner

ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more.
Tamara Branch
Heart Project Publishing
www.tamarabranch.com/itgirl4life