cheap jerseys 2018 Medalists Categories 1-42

2018 MEDALIST bookStore

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 22nd annual, 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest.

Here are the purchasing links for the gold, silver and bronze medalists in General categories 1-42. For the Regional, E-Book, and Outstanding category medalists, click the links at the right.


GENERAL MEDALISTS

1. Fine Art

GOLD

Ray Stanford Strong: West Coast Landscape Artist

By Mark Humpal

(University of Oklahoma Press)

 

SILVER

Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope

By Frauke V. Josenhans

(Yale University Art Gallery)

 

BRONZE

Manuel Neri & The Assertion of Modern Figurative Sculpture

Presented by the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

(Anderson Collection/Stanford University Press)


2. Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Cinema/Theater)

GOLD

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

By Gina McIntyre

(Insight Editions)

 

SILVER

Director's Cut: My Life in Film

By Ted Kotcheff

(ECW Press)

 

BRONZE

Dirty Windshields: The Best and the Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries

By Grant Lawrence

(Douglas & McIntyre)


3. Photography

GOLD

Tending the Fire: Native Voices & Portraits

By Christopher Felver

(University of New Mexico Press)

 

SILVER

Arthur Meyerson: The Journey

Photography by Arthur Meyerson

(A.M. Editions)

 

BRONZE

Forgotten Heritage

By Matthew Emmett

(Jonglez Publishing)


4. Architecture

GOLD

Aaron G. Green: Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright

By Randolph C. Henning

(ORO Editions)

 

SILVER

The Fantastic Seashell of the Mind: The Architecture of Mark Mills

By Janey Bennett

(ORO Editions)

 

BRONZE

A White House of Stone: Building America’s First Ideal in Architecture

By William Seale

(The White House Historical Association)


5. Coffee Table Books

GOLD

The Art of Mondo

By Mondo

(Insight Editions)

 

SILVER

Cherokee National Treasures: In their Own Words

Edited by Shawna Morton Cain, PhD, Pamela Jumper Thurman, PhD, and Betty Christie Frogg; co-edited by Gayle Parnell Samuels

(Cherokee Nation)

 

BRONZE

Burners

By Nicholas King

(Laughing Coyote Press)


6. Popular Fiction

GOLD

The Cast

By Amy Blumenfeld

(SparkPress)

 

SILVER

Tangier

By Stephen Holgate

(Blank Slate Press)

 

BRONZE (tie)

A Handbook for Beautiful People

By Jennifer Spruit

(Inanna Publications)

 

A Life Unexpected

By Alison Ragsdale

(Self-Published)


7. Literary Fiction

GOLD

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

By Carole Giangrande

(Inanna Publications)

 

SILVER

Us & Them

By Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

(Redwood Press)

 

BRONZE (tie)

This Is How It Begins

By Joan Dempsey

(She Writes Press)

 

The Hemingway Files

By H.K. Bush

(Blank Slate Press)


8. Short Story Fiction

GOLD

The Truth About Me: Stories

By Louise Marburg; edited by Peg Alford Pursell

(WTAW Press)

 

SILVER

The Love Life of an Assistant Animator & Other Stories

By Katherine Vaz

(Tailwinds Press)

 

BRONZE

Subcortical

By Lee Conell

(Johns Hopkins University Press)


9. Poetry

GOLD

Good Bones

By Maggie Smith

(Tupelo Press)

 

SILVER

Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision

By Sebastian Matthews

(Red Hen Press)

 

BRONZE

Scar On / Scar Off

By Jennifer Maritza McCauley

(Stalking Horse Press)


10. Anthologies

GOLD

Before All Memory is Lost: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust

Edited by Myrna Goldenberg

(The Azrieli Foundation)

 

SILVER

Breaking Sad: What to Say After Loss, What Not to Say, and When to Just Show Up

Edited by Shelly Fisher & Jennifer Jones

(She Writes Press)

 

BRONZE

Unmasked: Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty

Edited by Marcia Meier and Kathleen A. Barry, PhD.

(Weeping Willow Books)


11. Juvenile Fiction

GOLD

The Phantom of New York: Vol I, Peter and the Crown

By A.L. Janney

(Self-Published)

 

SILVER

The Tower

By Lynn Yvonne Moon

(Köehler Books)

 

BRONZE (tie)

Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy

By Richard Due; Illustrations by Carolyn Arcabascio

(Gibbering Gnome Press)

 

Bigfoot: Mysterious Monsters Book One

By David Michael Slater; Illustrated by Mauro Sorghienti

(Corgi Bits)


12. Young Adult Fiction

GOLD

Rings of Time

By Renée Veillet

(Tellwell)

 

SILVER

Losing Adam

By Adrienne Clarke

(Self-Published)

 

BRONZE (tie)

The Frontman

By Ron Bahar

(SparkPress)

 

Cold Summer

By Gwen Cole

(Sky Pony Press)


13. Fantasy

GOLD

Beforelife

By Randal Graham

(ECW Press)

 

SILVER

Littlest Death: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel

By Eric Witchey

(ShadowSpinners Press)

 

BRONZE (tie)

Tarbin’s True Heir: The Recharging: Book One

By Kelly Lynn Colby

(Inklings Publishing)

 

Above the Star: The 8th Island Trilogy: Book One

By Alexis Marie Chute

(SparkPress)


14. Science Fiction

GOLD

The Riven Stars

By Stephen Renneberg

(Self-Published)

 

SILVER

Specimen 959

By Robert Davies

(BHC Press/Indigo)

 

BRONZE

Solar Reboot

By Matthew D. Hunt

(Self-Published)


15. LGBT+ Fiction

GOLD

The Clothesline Swing

By Ahmad Danny Ramadan

(Nightwood Editions)

 

SILVER

Marriage of a Thousand Lies

By S.J. Sindu

(Soho Press, Inc.)

 

BRONZE

Postcards from the Canyon

By Lisa Gitlin

(Bywater Books)


16. Erotica

GOLD

Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink

Edited by D.L. King

(Cleis Press)

 

SILVER

Beyond the Rules

By Anna del Mar

(Self Published)

 

BRONZE

Behind the Door

By A. Gavazzoni

(Self Published)


17. Historical Fiction

GOLD

The Murderer’s Maid

By Erika Mailman

(Bonhomie Press)

 

SILVER (tie)

What is Forgiven

By C.F. Yetmen

(Ypsilon & Co Press)

 

Madam of My Heart

By Gini Grossenbacher

(JGKS Press)

 

BRONZE

The Muse of Fire

By Carol M. Cram

(New Arcadia Publishing)


18. Military/Wartime Fiction

GOLD

The Last Innocent Hour

By Margot Abbott

(Sand Hill Review Press)

 

SILVER

The Trumpets of Jericho

By J. Michael Dolan

(Monochrome Books)

 

BRONZE

Shifting Sands: Tradecraft Phase One

By Michael Shusko

(Self-Published)


19. Horror

GOLD

Dante’s Town of Terror

By Patrick R. Delaney

(Self-Published)

 

SILVER

Knuckle Balled

By Drew Stepek

(Blood Bound Books)

 

BRONZE

Antitheus

By G.A. Minton

(World Castle Publishing)


20. Multicultural Fiction

GOLD

Outside People and Other Stories

By Mariam Pirbhai

(Inanna Publications)

 

SILVER

China Girl and Other Stories

By Ho Lin

(Regent Press)

 

BRONZE

Dream of Another America

By Tyler McMahon

(Gival Press)


21. Multicultural Fiction – Juv-Young Adult

GOLD

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

By Dori Jones Yang

(SparkPress)

 

SILVER

Choose Your Path: Adventures in American Jewish History

By Shoshana Hantman

(Sidney Books)

 

BRONZE

On a LARP (A Sid Rubin Silicon Alley Adventure)

By Stefani Deoul

(Bywater Books)


22. Mystery/Cozy/Noir

GOLD

A Sticky Inheritance

By Emily James

(Stronghold Books)

 

SILVER(tie)

Uncorking a Lie

By Nadine Nettmann

(Midnight Ink)

 

The Last Train: A Tokyo Mystery

By Michael Pronko

(Raked Gravel Press)

 

BRONZE

A Song for Desmond

By B.R. Laue

(Brandy Hill Publishing)


23. Suspense/Thriller

GOLD

Hard Dog to Kill

By Craig Holt

(Wildblue Press)

 

SILVER

The Fourth Pularchek

By Samuel Marquis

(Mount Sopris Publishing)

 

BRONZE (tie)

Azrael

By M.T. Ellis

(Self-Published)

 

Vacant Eyes

By Christine Mager Wevik

(Self-Published)


24. Religious Fiction

GOLD

The Shepherd's Calculus

By C. S. Farrelly

(Cavan Bridge Press)

 

SILVER

Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone

By D. A. Brittain

(First Edition Design Publishing)

 

BRONZE (tie)

Anchored By Death

By Catherine Finger

(Elk Lake Publishing)

 

The Transmigrant

By Kristi Saare Duarte

(Self-Published)


25. Romance

GOLD

London, Can You Wait? 

By Jacquelyn Middleton

(Kirkwall Books)

 

SILVER (tie) 

The Demon Duke: Put Up Your Dukes Book 1

By Margaret Locke

(Locked On Love Publishing)

 

The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy

By Beau North & Brooke West

(Self-Published)

 

BRONZE

Snapdragon

By Kilby Blades

(Luxe Press)


26. True Crime

GOLD 

Famous Crimes the World Forgot Volume II: More Vintage True Crimes Rescued from Obscurity

By Jason Lucky Morrow

(Historical Crime Detective Publishing)

 

SILVER

Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York

By Richard H. Underwood

(Shadelandhouse Modern Press)

 

BRONZE

Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee

By Ann Marie Ackermann

(Kent State University Press)


27. Urban Fiction

GOLD

The Boss

By Aya de León

(Dafina Books)

 

SILVER

Ruined

By D.E. Eliot

(Write On Publishing)

 

BRONZE

Heated: An Urban Dramedy

By JC Gardner

(Perfect Publishing)


28. Visionary/New Age Fiction

GOLD

Fire: Book Three of the Elemental Journey Series

By Caroline Allen

(Art of Storytelling)

 

SILVER

Grip of the Hawk

By Brenda Schaeffer

(Balboa Press)

 

BRONZE

The Mystical Village that Rewired Reality

By Justin Nathan

(Self-Published)


29. Graphic Novel/Drawn Book - General

GOLD 

Quince

By Kit Steinkellner; art by Emma Steinkellner; created by Sebastian Kadlecik

(Fanbase Press)

 

SILVER

ELEMENTS: Fire - A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color

Edited by Taneka Stotts

(Beyond Press)

 

BRONZE 

Portraits of Violence: An Illustrated History of Radical Thinking

By Brad Evans and Sean Michael Wilson; Illustrated by Inko, Carl Thompson, Robert Brown, Chris Mackenzie, Michiru Morikawa & Yen Quach

(New Internationalist)


30. Graphic Novel/Drawn Book- Drama/Documentary

GOLD

Renegade: Martin Luther, the Graphic Biography 

By Andrea Grosso Ciponte and Dacia Palmerino

(Plough Publishing House)

 

SILVER 

Daddy Hall: A Biography in 80 Linocuts

By Tony Miller

(The Porcupine’s Quill)

 

BRONZE

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Vol 2

By Various Authors

(Alternate History Comics Inc)


31. Humor

GOLD

Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic

By Doogie Horner; Illustrated by JJ Harrison

(Insight Editions)

 

SILVER

Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares

By Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

(She Writes Press)

 

BRONZE

A Brief History of Oversharing: One Ginger’s Anthology of Humiliation

By Shawn Hitchins

(ECW Press)


32. Children’s Picture Books ( 7 & Under)

GOLD (tie)

I See You

By Michael Genhart; Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

(Magination Press)

 

If You Look Up to the Sky

By Angela Dalton; Illustrations by Margarita Sikorskaia

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

 

SILVER

Trees

By Lemniscates

(Candlewick Studio)

 

BRONZE

Quiet! 

By Kate Alizadeh

(Child’s Play)


33. Children’s Picture Books ( All ages)

GOLD (tie)

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

By Frances Poletti & Kristina Yee; Illustrated by Susanna Chapman

(Compendium)

 

What Do You Do With a Chance? 

By Kobi Yamada; Illustrated by Mae Besom

(Compendium)

 

SILVER (tie)

The Silly Parade and Other Topsy-Turvy Poems

By Anne Dwyer; Illustrations by Nikolai Popov

(Rovakada Publishing)

 

Yokki and the Parno Gry

By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby; Illustrated by Marieke Nelissen

(Childs Play)

 

BRONZE

The Lonely Mailman

By Susanna Isern; Illustrations by Daniel Montero Galán

(Cuento de Luz)


34. Children’s Interactive

GOLD

Superpowers! A Great Big Collection of Awesome Activities, Quirky Questions, and Wonderful Ways to See Just How Super You Already Are

By M.H. Clark; illustrated by Michael Byers

(Compendium)

 

SILVER

Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm

By Whitney Stewart and Mina Braun

(Barefoot Books)

 

BRONZE

BigFoot Goes on Vacation: A Spectacular Seek and Find Challenge for All Ages! 

By D.L. Miller

(Happy Fox Books)


35. Juvenile-Young Adult Non-Fiction

GOLD

Feminism From A to Z

By Gayle E. Pitman, PhD

(Magination Press)

 

SILVER

In A Relationship: Avoid the Worst & Experience the Best in Your Social Life & Relationships

By Aaron Boe

(Smith Knutson Publishing)

 

BRONZE (tie)

The Sword and The Broom: The Exceptional Career and Accomplishments of John Mercer Langston

By Linda Salisbury

(Tabby House)

 

What I Can Learn from the Incredible and Fantastic Life of Steve Jobs

By Fredrik Colting and Melissa Medina; Illustrations by Natsuko Yoneyama

(Moppet Books)


36. Multicultural N-F Juv- Young Adult

GOLD (tie)

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

By Mary Beth Leatherdale; Art by Eleanor Shakespeare

(Annick Press)

 

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

(Annick Press)

 

SILVER

Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis

By Amanda E. Doyle and Melanie A. Adams

(Missouri History Museum)

 

BRONZE

Come Sunday: A Young Reader’s History of Congo Square

By Freddi Williams Evans

(University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press)


37. Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult

GOLD

Piominko: Chickasaw Leader

By Mitch Caver and Thomas W. Cowger

(Chickasaw Press)

 

SILVER

Judith F. Baca

By Anna Indych-López

(UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press)

 

BRONZE

Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents: Flash Memoir, Personal Essays & Poetry

Edited by Tina Schumann

(Red Hen Press)


38. Essay/Creative Non-Fiction

GOLD

And There Was Evening and There Was Morning

By Mike Smith; edited by Peg Alford Pursell

(WTAW Press)

 

SILVER

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Essays & Aphorisms

By David Lazar

(University of Nebraska Press)

 

BRONZE (tie)

Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World’s Busiest Airport

By Hannah Palmer

(Hub City Press)

 

The Pittsburgh That Stays Within You (Fifth Edition)

By Samuel Hazo; Photography by Paige Crawley

(Word Association Publishers)


39. Autobiography/Memoir I (Celebrity/Political/Romance)

GOLD

As I Saw It: A Reporter’s Intrepid Journey

By Marvin Scott

(Beaufort Books)

 

SILVER

My Tour Through the Asylum: A Southern Integrationist’s Memoir

By William E. Dufford with Aïda Rogers and Salley McInerney

(University of South Carolina Press)

 

BRONZE

Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics

By Eddie Hart with Dave Newhouse

(Black Squirrel Books)


40. Autobiography/Memoir II (Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel)

GOLD

Just One Question: A Road Trip Memoir

By Ty Sassaman

(MCP Books)

 

SILVER

Self-Portrait with Dogwood

By Christopher Merrill

(Trinity University Press)

 

BRONZE (tie)

This African-American Life

By Hugh B. Price

(John F. Blair Publishing)

 

Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia, and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa

By Stephanie J. Urdang

(Monthly Review Press)


41. Autobiography/Memoir III (Personal Struggle/Health Issues)

GOLD (tie)

The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful

By Kristin Jarvis Adams

(Behler Publications)

 

The Vale of Tears

By Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung

(The Azrieli Foundation)

 

SILVER (tie)

A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing

By Cherie Kephart

(Bazi Publishing)

 

Guts: A Memoir

By Janet Buttenwieser

(Vine Leaves Press)

 

BRONZE

To Play Again: A Memoir

By Carol Rosenberger

(She Writes Press)


42. Biography

GOLD

Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years, 1926-1966)

By Kenneth Womack

(Chicago Review Press)

 

SILVER

Wilde’s Women: How Oscar Wilde was Shaped by the Women He Knew

By Eleanor Fitzsimons

(Duckworth Overlook)

 

BRONZE

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis

By Richard Schwartz

(RSB Books)

 

 

 

 

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