5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® Winners & Finalists



Action/Adventure
Winner
Caicos Conspiracy
William Valentine
Shutterplank Publishing LLC


Action/Adventure
Finalist
Dolphin Riders
Michael J. Ganas
Glannant Ty Publishing
 


Addiction & Recovery
Winner
The Painting and The Piano
John Lipscomb & Adrianne Lugo
ALJ Marketing LLC
www.paintingpiano.com
 


African American
Winner
Daughter Of The Missing
Saharra K. Sandhu
Desert Sands Publishing
www.saharrasandhu.com
 


African American Non-Fiction
Winner
Scent of Rain and the Road Home

Dr. Dan Solomon
Tate Publishing


Animals & Pets
Winner
Embracing the Wild in Your Dog
Bryan Bailey
Self-Published
www.tamingthewild.com
 


Animals & Pets
Finalist
They Call Me Destiny

Destiny Kalser with Fern Field Brooks
Books2Cherish
books2cherish.com


Arts & Entertainment
Winner
Classic Game Covers, Confessions of An Art Junkie

Mike Winterbauer
Blurb
www.winterbauerarts.com
 


Autobiography
Winner
In The Game: The Highs and Lows of a Trailblazing Trial Lawyer
Peggy Garrity
She Writes Press
www.peggygarrity.com


Body, Mind, Spirit
Winner
The Secret Life of an Astral Traveler, Adventures Out of Body for Healing and Romance
Luna Star Van Atta
Moon Dancer Productons, LLC
www.lunavanatta.com


Book Cover Design - Children's Picture Books
Winner
Dolly's Mermaid Adventure
Susie Augustin
Get Branded Press
www.getbrandedpress.com
 


Book Cover Design - Fiction
Winner
Secrets of Men in a Lifeboat
Todd R. Baker
Aqueous Books
toddrbaker.com
 


Book Cover Design - Non-Fiction
Winner
Never Again
Bill C. Weiss
Morgan James Publishing
www.billcweiss.com
 


Book Cover Design - Non-Fiction
Finalist
Scent of Rain and the Road Home
Dr. Dan Solomon
Tate Publishing


Book Interior Design - Non-Fiction
Winner
With Gratitude, Johnny Carrabba: Celebrating 30 Years of Recipes, Stories and Family
Johnny Carrabba
Johnny Carrabba Family of Restaurants.
www.carrabbascookbook.com


Book Interior Design - Non-Fiction
Finalist
St. Paul's College: Facing The New Millennium
Christine A. Butterill (editor)
St. Paul's College
 


Book Interior Design - Non-Fiction
Finalist
Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of "Gone With The Wind"
Terry Lynn Crane
Gibson-Ragle Publishing Co.
www.terrylynncrane.com


Business Entreprenuership & Small Business
Winner
Leading With Purpose: How to Engage, Empower & Encourage Your People to Reach Their Full Potential
Marc Koehler
Over and Above Press
leadwithpurpose.com
 


Business Entreprenuership & Small Business
Finalist
The New Brand You: Your New Image Makes the Sale for You
Julie Broad
Stick Horse Publishing
havemoreinfluence.com


Business Motivational
Winner
Shift Into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency
Lynn Schmidt & Kevin Nourse
Bobo Publishing
www.shiftintothrive.com
 


Children's Fiction
Winner
Tea With the Queen
Charles Lunsford
Outskirts Press


Children's Fiction
Finalist
The Frog in the Pond
Rebecca Crosdale
Life Rich Publishing
www.rebeccasden.com


Children's Inspirational/Motivational
Winner
The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm
Laurie Copmann
Lulu Publishing Services
www.lauriecopmann.com


Children's Inspirational/Motivational
Finalist
The Secret of Mixing Colors from Angel Liana
Rosemary Hartounian Cohen
Lico Publishing
www.licopublishing.com


Children's Non-Fiction
Winner
Where did they go?
Katrina-Jane
Shanti Publishing
www.katrina-jane.com
 


Children's Religion
Winner
The Kingdom of Thrim
Janis Cox
Siretona Creative
www.janiscox.com
 


Children's Religion
Finalist
The Four Noahs: If It's Meant to Be, It Is Up to Me
Brian A. Peters
Maven Mark


Coffee Table Book
Winner
Living Mollusks
Charles E. Rawlings MD, JD
Peppertree Press
www.livingmollusks.com
 


Coffee Table Book
Finalist
Investment Atlas II, Using History as a Financial Tool
Kenneth G Winans
KGW Publishing
www.kenwinans.com


Cookbooks - General
Winner
With Gratitude, Johnny Carrabba: Celebrating 30 Years of Recipes, Stories and Family
Johnny Carrabba
Johnny Carrabba Family of Restaurants


Cookbooks - Regional
Winner
Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of "Gone With The Wind"

Terry Lynn Crane
Gibson-Ragle Publishing Co.
www.terrylynncrane.com
 


Crime Fiction
Finalist
The Device Trial
Tom Breen
Pegasus Books


Cross Genre
Winner
Catch A Falling Star
Leah Downing
Full Net Enterprises
leahdowning.com
 


Death & Dying
Winner
Death: An Exploration - Learning to Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery
Loren Mayshark
Red Scorpion Press
www.lorenmayshark.com
 


Diet & Nutrition
Winner
Eat Chew Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight, and Enjoy Food
John M. Poothullil, MD, FRCP
Over and Above Press
overandabovecreative.com
 


Diet & Nutrition
Finalist
The Diet Myth
Tim Spector
Overlook Press


Divorce
Winner
Unliving the Dream

Sandra Vischer
Trill Publishing
sandravischer.com
 


Fantasy
Finalist
Shanti and the Magic Mandala

F.T. Camargo
John Hunt Publishing
www.ftcamargo.com


Fiction - General
Finalist
I am Ed
R A Akerlund
CreateSpace
 


Fiction - General
Finalist
Portrait In Broken Glass
Richard Siciliano
Empire Publishing
richardsiciliano.com


Grief
Winner
My New Friend, Grief: Reflections on Loss and Life
Anna Hodges Oginsky
Balboa Press
www.annaoginsky.com
 


Health General
Winner
I Beat Back Pain So Can You: Cure Back Pain Without Surgery Or Drugs
Peter Johnson
Project in Mind Limited
www.thebackchampion.com


Historical Fiction
Finalist
One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging

Beth M. Caruso
Lady Slipper Press
www.oneofwindsor.com


Historical Fiction
Finalist
Gateway to Everywhere
Ernest Frankel
Hither Lane Press
 


Historical Fiction
Finalist
Who Is to Blame? A Russian Riddle
Jane Marlow
Greenleaf Books
janemarlowbooks.com


Historical Fiction
Finalist
Harvest of War
Jan Smolders
iUniverse
 


History - General
Winner
A Nation and Not a Rabble
Diarmaid Ferriter
Overlook Press


History - United States
Winner
Investment Atlas II, Using History as a Financial Tool
Kenneth G Winans
KGW Publishing
www.kenwinans.com
 


Holiday
Finalist
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Michael Hebler
Night After Night Publications, LLC
www.michaelhebler.com


Home & Garden
Winner
Feng Shui on a Dime
Stephanie Liang
Transformind Books
fengshuionadime.com
 


Humor
Winner
MIDMEN: The Modern Man's Guide To Surviving Midlife Crisis
Steve Ochs, GED
CreateSpace


Inspiration
Winner
The Painting and The Piano
John Lipscomb & Adrianne Lugo
ALJ Marketing LLC
www.paintingpiano.com
 


Inspiration
Finalist
A Peace of My Mind: American Stories
John Noltner
Self-Published
www.apomm.net


Inspiration
Finalist
Spirit Says…Be Inspired: A Collection of Original Quotes to Guide Your Life's Path with Gentle Wisdom
Susan Bova
Martin Avenue Press
www.drsusanbova.com


Juvenile Fiction
Winner
The Golden Maple Tree (Volume 2, Magora Series)
Marc Remus
Misty Moon Books
www.marcremus.com/author
 


Juvenile Fiction
Finalist
A Trip To Remember
Michele Spry
Spry Publishing
www.michelespry.com


Legal Thriller
Finalist
The Candle Room
Daniel K. Gentile
ImagineCloud Press
 


LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Winner
Blue Apple Switchback
Carrie Highley
She Writes Press
www.carriehighley.com
 


LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Finalist
Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams

Kody Christiansen
McNally Jackson Books
www.heartbreakdreams.com


Literary Fiction
Winner
Secrets of Men in a Lifeboat
Todd R. Baker
Aqueous Books
toddrbaker.com
 


Memoir
Winner
Fourteen: A Daughter's Memoir of Adventure, Sailing, and Survival

Leslie Johansen Nack
She Writes Press


Memoir
Finalist
The Emotional Terrorist: Growing Up With a Borderline Parent
Arabella Barbour
Sandpeddler Press
 


Memoir
Finalist
The Olive Picker
Kathryn Brettell
Jazz Dog Press
 


Memoir
Finalist
Veronica's Grave
Barbara Bracht Donsky
She Writes Press
 


Memoir
Finalist
The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life
Virginia A. Simpson
She Writes Press
www.virginiaasimpson.com


Men's Health
Winner
Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants
Rick & Brenda Redner
Lulu


Military Fiction
Finalist
Black Widow Bitches
Victor Cass
Golden Foothills Press
www.victorcass.com


Motivational
Winner
The Model T in Me
Sarah Newberg
Page Publishing Inc.


Multicultural Fiction
Winner
Daggers of Treason
Niraj Srivastava
Imperial Ink Publishers
nirajsrivstava.com
 


Multicultural Non-Fiction
Winner
A Peace of My Mind: American Stories
John Noltner
Self-Published
www.apomm.net
 


Mystery
Winner
A Search for Family
Murray Lee Eiland Jr.
CreateSpace


Mystery
Finalist
The Kessler Effect: A Sherrif Gus Mystery

John D. DeSain
CreateSpace
 


New Adult Fiction
Winner
Unassimilated
Michael Benzehabe
Shema Publishing Company


New Adult Non-Fiction
Winner
Beverly Hills Concentration Camp: a healing journey and memoir

Randi Maggid
Flying Squirrel Publishing
randimaggid.com
 


New Age Fiction
Finalist
The Well
Colleen Golden
Outskirts Press


New Age Non-Fiction
Winner
The Secret Life of an Astral Traveler, Adventures Out of Body for Healing and Romance
Luna Star Van Atta
Moon Dancer Productons, LLC
www.lunavanatta.com
 


New Fiction
Winner
Secrets of Men in a Lifeboat
Todd R. Baker
Aqueous Books
toddrbaker.com
 


Non-Fiction
Winner
The True Sense of Life
Viviana Agostini
Tate Publishing House


New Non-Fiction
Winner
Part of the Family - Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust
Jason Hensley
CreateSpace


New Non-Fiction
Finalist
Ages of Suffocation: Remembered Dreams
Uzu Amaka
Self-Published
www.theonlyuzo.com


Parenting & Family
Winner
Connected Parent Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids
Leeza Carlone Steindorf
Illustre Press International
www.leezasteindorf.com
 


Parenting & Family
Finalist
TWIN CIRCUS, A Father's Guide to Multiples
Joel Lackovich
Stress Free Publishers
www.twincircus.com


Personal Growth
Winner
Dude, the World's Gonna Punch You in the Face: Here's How to Make it Hurt Less
Lawrence A. Kane & Kris Wilder
Stickman Publications, Inc.
www.stickmanpublications.com
 


Personal Growth
Finalist
Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception

Dr. Courtney S. Warren, Ph.D.
Insight Publishing
choosehonesty.com


Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Winner
Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind
Lisa Anne Novelline
Self-Published
lisaannenovelline.com
 


Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Finalist
Dolly's Mermaid Adventure
Susie Augustin
Get Branded Press
www.getbrandedpress.com


Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Finalist
Philip & Phoebe
Anne Brandt
Spectacled Bear Publishing
www.annebrandt.com


Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Finalist
Tabitha Fink On A Mission To Mars
Rick Felty
Dreamschooler Press
www.tabithafink.com


Poetry
Winner
Reverberations: A Conpendium of Haikus and Photography
Charles E. Rawlings MD, JD
Peppertree Press
www.charlesrawlings.com
 


Political
Winner
The Marketing Revolution in Politics: What Recent U.S. Presidential Campaigns Can Teach Us About Effective Marketing
Bruce I. Newman
Rotman-UTP Publishing


Political Thriller
Finalist
The Torture Trial of George W. Bush
Joseph Suste
Joshua Tree Publishing
josephsuste.com


Pre-Teen Fiction
Winner
The Gallery of Wonders (Volume 1, Magora Series)
Marc Remus
Misty Moon Books
www.magora.net
 


Pre-Teen Fiction
Finalist
Child of the Cloud: Pie Rats Book 5
Cameron Stelzer
Daydream Press
www.pierats.com.au


Psychiatry - Psychology
Winner
A Journey with Panic
Dr. James Manning & Dr. Nicola Ridgeway
CreateSpace


Psychiatry - Psychology
Finalist
Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception

Dr. Courtney S. Warren, Ph.D.
Insight Publishing
choosehonesty.com


Regional Fiction: Midwest
Winner
A Girl Like You
Michelle Cox
She Writes Press
michellecoxauthor.com
 


Regional Fiction: Midwest
Finalist
Tyler the Fish and Marty the Sturgeon
Meaghan Fisher
Gypsy Publications
www.meaghanfisher.com


Regional Fiction: Midwest
Finalist
A Trip To Remember
Michele Spry
Spry Publishing
www.michelespry.com


Regional Fiction: Southeast
Winner
Crossing the Moss Line
Grace Hawthorne
BookLocker
www.freethorne.com
 


Regional Fiction: Southeast
Finalist
Done Growed Up
Mary Morony
Westropp Press
www.marymorony.com


Regional Fiction: West
Winner
Cluster of Lies
Samuel Marquis
Mount Sopris Publishing


Regional Fiction: West
Finalist
Felicity in the Jungle
Russ Espinoza
Los Angeles Avant-Garde Publishing


Regional Fiction: Southwest
Winner
Seasons of the Enemies - The Long Walk of the Navajo
Sharon Leslie Gearhart
Xlibris
www.sharongearhart.com
 


Regional Non-Fiction: Midwest
Winner
Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir
Shenandoah Chefalo
Mission Point Press
www.garbagebagsuitcase.com
 


Regional Non-Fiction: Midwest
Finalist
A Pilgrim for Freedom
Michael Novakovic
Novakovic Publishing
www.pilgrimforfreedom.com


Regional Non-Fiction: Southeast
Winner
Blue Apple Switchback
Carrie Highley
She Writes Press
www.carriehighley.com
 


Regional Non-Fiction: West
Winner
Three Little Birds
Rick Steber
Bonanza Publishing
www.ricksteber.com
 


Relationships
Winner
A Love Story: An Intensely Personal Memoir
Lance Secretan
The Secretan Center, Inc.
www.secretan.com
 


Religion Non-Fiction
Winner
St. Paul's College: Facing The New Millennium
Christine A. Butterill (editor)
St. Paul's College


Romance
Finalist
Another Notch in the Beltway
L.A. Long
AVN Publications


Sales
Winner
The New Brand You: Your New Image Makes the Sale for You
Julie Broad
Stick Horse Publishing
havemoreinfluence.com
 


Science Fiction
Finalist
Mars The Final Day
J.R. Austin
Quantum Diaspora Press
www.marsthebook.com


Science Fiction
Finalist
Game Over (A Series of Ends, Book 1)
Derek Edgington
Derek Edgington Productions
www.derekedgington.com


Self-Help: General
Winner
Get What You Want: Your Trusted Guide for Realizing Your Dreams, Overcoming Your Challenges and Getting What You Want In Life
Kamran Akbarzadeh
CreateSpace


Short Stories
Winner
A Magic Door and A Lost Kingdom of Peace
H.D. Hunter
Self-Published
hdwrites.bigcartel.com
 


Short Stories
Finalist
Jay Short Stories, Insights, and Lessons from a Life of Hope and Abundance
Jay Reed
Reframing America LLC
www.reframingamerica.com


Small Books
Winner
Spirit Says…Be Healthy: A Collection of Original Quotes and Affirmations to Guide You Toward Optimal Health
Susan Bova
Martin Avenue Press
www.drsusanbova.com
 


Specialty Books
Finalist
Slate Roof Bible, Third Edition
Joseph Jenkins
Self-Published
www.josephjenkins.com


Specialty Books
Finalist
Cow Goes to the Opera
Amber L. Spradlin
Hocks Out Press
www.hocksout.com


Spirituality
Winner
Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?
Lama Tsomo
Namchak Publishing


Spirituality
Finalist
There are Angels in My Head! How to Recognize and Make Sense of the Mystical Experience
Kris Wilder
Stickman Publications
kriswilder.com


Suspense
Finalist
The Other Side of Him
Alice Rene
California Country Press
www.alicerene.com


Thriller
Winner
Hill Country Siren: A Joe Robbins Financial Thriller (Book Three)
Patrick Kelly
Chaparral Press, LLC
www.patrickkellystories.com


Thriller
Finalist
Pages in the Wind
Sally Saylor De Smet
Greenly Publishing
www.sallysaylor.com


True Crime
Winner
Never Again
Bill C. Weiss
Morgan James Publishing
www.billcweiss.com
 


True Crime
Finalist
In the Company of Evil, Thirty Years of California Crime 1950 - 1980
Michael Thomas Barry
Schiffer
www.michaelthomasbarry.com


Visionary Fiction
Winner
From Ashes Into Light
Gudrun Mouw
Raincloud Press
www.poetrydivine.com
 


Visionary Fiction
Finalist
Mars The Final Day
J.R. Austin
Quantum Diaspora Press
www.marsthebook.com


Visionary Fiction
Finalist
Game Over (A Series of Ends, Book 1)

Derek Edgington
Derek Edgington Productions
www.derekedgington.com


Women's Health
Winner
I Choose Me: The Art of Being A Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and at Work
Cynthia James
Motivational Press
cynthiajames.net
 


Women's Issues
Winner
Shift Into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency
Lynn Schmidt & Kevin Nourse
Bobo Publishing
www.shiftintothrive.com
 


Women's Issues
Finalist
The Lost Haven of Sharon Taylor: Casualties in the Battle for Equality in Women's Sports
C Terry Walters
Terremoto Grande Publishing
www.cterrywalters.com


Writing & Publishing
Winner
Book Blueprint: How any entrepreneur can write an awesome book
Jacqui Pretty
Michael Hanrahan Publishing
grammarfactory.com
 


Young Adult Fiction
Winner
Shanti and the Magic Mandala
F.T. Camargo
John Hunt Publishing
www.ftcamargo.com
 


Young Adult Fiction
Finalist
The Journeys of Mason Night: Night Meets Moon
Linden Mize
Archway Publishing
www.lindenmize.com


Young Adult Fiction
Finalist
The Unknown Epic
Anubhuti Singh
Partridge India
theunknownepic.com