2016 Book Excellence Award Announcement

Toronto, October 1st, 2016 – The Book Excellence Awards is an international book awards competition dedicated to providing authors from all genres and backgrounds the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform. The Book Excellence Awards had a very successful inaugural year with hundreds of entrants from around the world. The award-winning titles were chosen based on their design and layout, writing quality and overall marketing appeal with respect to the category the book was entered in. The following is a list of the award-winners which have been listed with their respective category, book title and author name.

Action – Veil of Deception by Michael Byars Lewis

Addiction and Recovery – Adding Fire to the Fuel: Challenging Shame and the Stigma of Alcoholism by Scott Stevens

Adventure – Beyond Cape Horn: The Atlantic Voyages of Le Dauphin Amical by Don Douglass

Aging – Hey, Kids, Watch This—Go BEYOND Aging Well! by Nikki Hanna

Alternative Medicine – The Other Medicine That Really Works: How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal in Body, Mind and Spirit by Heidi DuPree, RN, CTN

Animals and Pets – God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of an Actress into the World of Dog Rescue by Sylva Kelegian

Anthology – Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2016 by Thelma Reyna

Art – “Phuket:” A Watercolour Painting Book by Taveepong Limmakorn

Autobiography – Turned On! A Young Professor’s 1960s Memoir by S.P. Perone

Biography – The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston by Brian Hicks

Body/Mind/Spirit – 360 Degrees of Success by Ana Weber

Business – LEAD NOW! A Personal Leadership Coaching Guide for Results-Driven Leaders by John Parker Stewart and Daniel J. Stewart

Career – First Job Savvy – Find a Job, Start Your Career by Denise P. Kalm

Caregiving – Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents by Fritzi Gros-Daillon

Children’s Inspirational/Motivational – The Little White Light by Judy Ann Lowe

Children’s Fiction – Sir Princess Petra’s Mission – The Pen Pieyu Adventures by Diane Mae Robinson

Children’s Non-Fiction – Where did they go? by Katrina-Jane

Children’s Religion – I’m Not Afraid! by Lee Ann Mancini

Coffee Table Book – Living Mollusks by Charles Rawlings, M.D., J.D.

Comedy – The Lobby by Randi M. Sherman

Contemporary Novel – Too Much On the Inside by Danila Botha

Cookbook – This Book Cooks: Farm-Fresh Traditional Recipes for Healthy Contemporary Cooking by Kerry Dunnington

Death and Dying – To Soar Beyond the Stars: The Mystical Journey of One Wing by Robert A. Sanford

Entrepreneurship – Found: Transforming Your Unlimited Into One Sustainable Business by Naveen Lakkur with Dr. Liz Alexander

Faction – A Journey in Time by Maureen Francis Doyle

Family – No Longer A Child of Promise: A Sequel to If you Leave This Farm by Amanda Farmer

Fantasy – Secrets of the Home Wood: the Sacrifice by Julie Whitley

Fiction – Veronica’s Papers by A. Colin Wright

Friendship – FRIENDSHIP: A True Story of Adventure, Goodwill, and Endurance by Francis Mandewah

Gift Books – The Reading Promise by Troy Kent

Green Living – Green is Good by Elizabeth Gorcey

Grief – Grief: The Lonely Road by Marvin Petsel

Historical – Dina’s Lost Tribe, A Medieval Romance by Brigitte Goldstein

Holiday – The Star by Michele Breza

Horror – Abra-Cadaver by Matt Drabble

Humor – More Stories I Tell: A Lawyer Turned Comedian Puts Everyday Life on Trial by Paul D’Angelo

Inspirational – Receiving the Gift We Give by Martin Neil Campbell

Juvenile Fiction – Night Buddies Go Sky High by Sands Hetherington

Leadership – Leading Teams 10 Challenges 10 Solutions by Elisabet Vindberg Hearn and Mandy Flint

LGBTQ Fiction – The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil

LGBTQ Non-Fiction – Is the Coffee Fresh? By Marc Renson

Management – Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results Without Losing Your Soul by David Dye and Karin Hurt

Marriage – Erotic Marriage by Dr. Frederick D. Mondin

Memoir – The Broke Ass Brigade by Don Romonov

Military – The Shelburne Escape Line: Secret Rescues of Allied Aviators by the French Underground, the British Royal Navy and London’s MI-9 by Reanne Hemingway-Douglass

Mind/Body/Spirit – Jack Crow: Indian Healer by Dave Lenz

Motivational – Conversations On The Bench by Digger Cartwright

Multicultural – Fiction – Whispers Among the Ruins by Lori Hines

Music – Sextet by Judy Jackson

Mystery – Missing Mona: A Tommy Cuda Mystery by Joe Klingler

Nature – Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest by Andrew L. Mack

New Fiction – Blind Spots by Patrick Garry

New Non-Fiction – Darkness: Where Does it Come From? by Barbara M. Hardie

Non-Fiction – Boundaries by Leslie Daniels

Parenting – With Angel’s Wings by Stephanie A. Collins

Performing Arts – Quintessential Bellydance by Evyenia Karmi

Personal Growth and Development – You 2.0: Higher Self Consciousness by Charol Messenger

Photography – Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel by Rosie Price and Susan Kammeraad-Campbell

Picture Books – Ages 4-8 – The Golden Rule by Sherrill S. Cannon

Picture Books – All Ages – Pegasus — A Dragon’s Tale by Gina LoBiondo

Poetry – Food for a Journey by Tom Gannon

Political – RUN: Your Personal Guide To Winning Public Office by Marian Walsh

Pre-Teen Fiction – The Island of Destiny: Pie Rats Book 3 by Cameron Stelzer

Real Estate – Property Investing Made Simple by Andrew Crossley

Reference – Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect, and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships by Sharon Schweitzer, J.D. and Liz Alexander, Ph.D.

Relationships – The Grace of Ginkgo by Michael R. Hardesty

Religion – The Midnight Saint by Mitchel Whitington

Romance – Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

Sales and Marketing – The Sales Assassin: Master Your Black Belt in Sales by Anthony Caliendo

Science Fiction – Crossing In Time (Between Two Evils #1) by D.L. Orton

Self-Help – Amazing Fireside Talks: Intriguing Thoughts to Awaken YOU by Dr. Charles N. Toftoy

Social/Political Change – The Third Law by Tamra Ryan

Specialty Books – A Beer Drinker’s Guide To Knowing And Enjoying Fine Wine by Jim Laughren

Spirituality – The Calling – Unleash Your True Self by Priya Kumar

Sports – Plotting the Course: Life Lessons from the Sport of Sailing by Rick Arneson

Suspense – The Sounding by Carrie Salo

Thriller – Hotel Moscow by Talia Carner

Western – Shootout in Cheyenne by Joe Corso

Women’s Health – I Choose Me: The Art of Being A Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and at Work by Cynthia James

Writing and Publishing – Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace 3rd Edition by Sarah Bolme

Young Adult Fiction – Secrets: The Hero Chronicles by Tim Mettey

About the Book Excellence Awards

The Book Excellence Awards is an international awards competition dedicated to providing authors from all genres and backgrounds the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform. The organization accepts entries from countries all over the world in over 100 unique categories.