2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Results

Director’s Choice Awards

Human Relations Impact Book of the Year - How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA by John M. McLaughlin & Mark K. Claypool (Rowman & Littlefield)

Outstanding Addiction Awareness Book - The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil by Mindy Miralia (Balboa Press)

Outstanding Adoption Awareness Book - A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin (Gathering Courage Media)

Outstanding Life Adjustment Book - Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart by Donna Wilk Cardillo (She Writes Press)

Outstanding Abuse Awareness Book -Spice Secret: A Cautionary Diary by Billie Holladay Skelley (Goldminds Publishing)

Human Relations Issues Categories

Cultural & Diversity Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie) The Earth Breaks in Colors by Patti Davis (Padaro Press)

Gold Winner (Tie) Homestead Girl: The View from Here by Chantelle Pence (Copper River Press)

Silver Winner The Wonder Girls: Changing Our World by Paola Gianturco & Alex Sangster

(powerHouse Books)

Historical Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner The Forest Dames by Ada Okere Agbasimalo (AuthorHouse)

Leadership Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Wonder Girls: Changing Our World by Paola Gianturco & Alex Sangster (powerhouse Books)

Problem Solving Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA by John M. McLaughlin & Mark K. Claypool (Rowman & Littlefield)

Reflection Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Love Struggles: A Return to Self by Romeo J. Ballayan (Love Struggles Books)

Silver Winner Lost in the Reflecting Pool by Diane Pomerantz (She Writes Press)

Bronze Winner When Reality Bites: When Denial Helps & What to do when it Hurts by Holly Parker (Hazelden)

Memoir Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie) Lost in the Reflecting Pool by Diane Pomerantz (She Writes Press)

Gold Winner (Tie) Going to Wings: A Memoir by Sandra Worsham (Third Lung Press)

Silver Winner The Road to Anywhere but Here by Carol Newman (CreateSpace)

Bronze Winner 4AM by Joreen Sykes (Self Published-Joreen Y. Sykes)

Honorable Mention Becky Jane: Memoir of an Incredible Life by Nick Delmedico (Halfabook.com)

Honorable Mention The Blue Chameleon: The Life Story of a Supercop by Det. Daril Cinquanta (Waldorf Publishing)

Inspirational Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin (Gathering Courage Media)

Silver Winner The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil by Mindy Miralia (Balboa Press)

Bronze Winner Forever in Bloom: Five Simple Steps to Ultimate Success and Happiness by Mark Devro (Distant Thunder Press)

Self-Help & Wellness Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner How to Meditate and Why by Mara M. Zimmerman (Balboa Press)

Silver Winner Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart by Donna Wilk Cardillo (She Writes Press)

Bronze Winner  When Reality Bites: When Denial Helps & What to do when it Hurts by Holly Parker (Hazelden)

Honorable Mention Forever in Bloom: Five Simple Steps to Ultimate Success and Happiness by Mark Devro (Distant Thunder Press)

Honorable Mention Love Struggles: A Return to Self by Romeo J. Ballayan (Love Struggles Books)

Honorable Mention Healing Without Hurting by Jennifer Giustra-Kozek (Changing Lives Press-FAL Enterprises)

Workplace Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius (CreateSpace)

Motivational Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Forever in Bloom: Five Simple Steps to Ultimate Success and Happiness by Mark Devro (Distant Thunder Press)

Silver Winner Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change when Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart by Donna Cardillo (She Writes Press)

Bronze Winner Love Struggles: A Return to Self by Romeo J. Ballayan (Love Struggles Books)

Informational Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner When Reality Bites: When Denial Helps & What to do when it Hurts by Holly Parker (Hazelden)

Silver Winner Healing Without Hurting by Jennifer Giustra-Kozek (Changing Lives Press-FAL Enterprises)

Bronze Winner Pans, Cans and Automobiles: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Helping Students with PANDAS and PANS by Jamie Candelaria Greene (First Edition Design Publishing)

Educational Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA by John M. McLaughlin & Mark K. Claypool (Rowman & Littlefield)

General Human Relations Categories

Collection of Human Relations Short Stories or Essays

Gold Winner 12 Random Words / 12 Palabras al Azar by Fabiana Elisa Martinez (Talk-Active)

Silver Winner An Ordinary Day-Kids with Rare Genetic Disorders by Karen Haberberg (powerhouse Books)

Bronze Winner Love Struggles: A Return to Self by Romeo J. Ballayan (Love Struggles Books)

Medical Issues Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Healing Without Hurting by Jennifer Giustra-Kozek (Changing Lives Press-FAL Enterprises)

Silver Winner Pans, Cans and Automobiles: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Helping Students with PANDAS and PANS by Jamie Candelaria Greene (First Edition Design Publishing)

Life Challenges Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie) Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change when Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart by Donna Cardillo (She Writes Press)

Gold Winner (Tie) A Bridge Named Susan by Sharon Chase Hoseley (XLibris)

Silver Winner Wonder Girls: Changing Our World by Paola Gianturco & Alex Sangster (powerhouse Books)

Bronze Winner (Tie) Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin (Gathering Courage Media)

Bronze Winner (Tie) Lost in the Reflecting Pool by Diane Pomerantz (She Writes Press)

Honorable Mention A Fictitious Life by Clay N. Sauls (The Piscatiqua Press)

Honorable Mention The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil by Mindy Miralia (Balboa Press)

Life Journey Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie) The Blue Chameleon: The Life Story of a Supercop by Det. Daril Cinquanta (Waldorf Publishing)

Gold Winner (Tie) Becky Jane: Memoir of an Incredible Life by Nick Delmedico (Halfabook.com)

Silver Winner Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change when Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart by Donna Cardillo (She Writes Press)

Bronze Winner (Tie) Sun Rises in the Night by Mahesh Thakkar (Osho Univ.)

Bronze Winner (Tie) Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin (Gathering Courage Media)

Honorable Mention A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent by Lisa J. Shultz (High Country Publications)

Honorable Mention When Reality Bites: When Denial Helps & What to do when it Hurts by Holly Parker (Hazelden)

Honorable Mention The Life That Got Away by Clay N. Sauls (Book Publishers Network)

Honorable Mention Grip of the Hawk by Brenda Schaeffer (Balboa Press)

Special Needs Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie) Pans, Cans and Automobiles: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Helping Students with PANDAS and PANS by Jamie Candelaria Greene (First Edition Design Publishing)

Gold Winner (Tie) Living a Happy Life with a Special Needs Child by Robin Williams Evans (CreateSpace)

Silver Winner Healing Without Hurting by Jennifer Giustra-Kozek (Changing Lives Press-FAL Enterprises)

Bronze Winner How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA by John M. McLaughlin & Mark K. Claypool (Rowman & Littlefield)

Family Social Problems Indie Book

Gold Winner The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil by Mindy Miralia (Balboa Press)

Aging Family Indie Book

Gold Winner A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent by Lisa J. Shultz (High Country Publications)

Marriage Relationship Indie Book

Gold Winner Lost in the Reflecting Pool by Diane Pomerantz (She Writes Press)

Family Challenges Indie Book

Gold Winner An Ordinary Day-Kids with Rare Genetic Disorders by Karen Haberberg (powerhouse Books)

Silver Winner The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil by Mindy Miralia (Balboa Press)

Early Childhood Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner Curious Michael and His Mysterious Baby Sister by Mosina Jordan (Self-Published)

Silver Winner Nothando’s Journey by Jill Apperson Manly (JabuKids)

School Age Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner Diesel The Body Guard: No Bullies Allowed by Cindy L. Shirley (Self Published)

Pre-Teen/Teen Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner Convictions by Judith Silverthorne (Coteau Books)

Silver Winner My Lonely Room by John A. Vikara (Black Rose Writing)

Bronze Winner Spice Secret: A Cautionary Diary by Billie Holladay Skelley (Goldminds Publishing)

Cultural Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner Nothando’s Journey by Jill Apperson Manly (Jabu Kids)

Family Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner When Parents Divorce by Kimberly King (Kimberly King Books)

Health Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner Finding Your Fit by Kimberly & Gabby King (Koehler Books)

Special Needs Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner No One Needed to Know by D.G. Driver (CreateSpace -Schoolwide, Inc.)

Fiction Categories

Contemporary Realistic Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Nothing by Linda Naseem (CreateSpace)

Silver Winner Waves of Destiny by Ada Okere Agbasimalo (AuthorHouse)

Historical Realistic Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner Cotton Club Princess by Karla Diggs (Waldorf Publishing)

Life Passage Realistic Human Relations Fiction Book

Gold Winner Grip of the Hawk by Brenda Schaeffer (Balboa Press)

Silver Winner Mountain Time & the Legend of La Societe de la Frontiere Ouverte (Self Published)

Life Changes Realistic Human Relations Fiction Book

Gold Winner The Life That Got Away by Clay N. Sauls (Book Publishers Network)

Silver Winner A Fictitious Life by Clay N. Sauls (The Piscatiqua Press)

Motivational Indie Poetry Book

Gold Winner Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry by Diamante Lavendar (Written Dreams Publishing)

Personal Challenge Indie Poetry Book

Gold Winner The Body’s Alphabet by Ann Tweedy (Headmistress Press)

Silver Winner Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry by Diamante Lavendar (Written Dreams Publishing)

 

 

 

 

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Categories & Results


Children’s Book Categories

School Age Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner- The Incredible Cam Man by Natalie Chase (Belle Isle Books)

Pre-Teen/Teen Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner- Seeing Jesus by Phillip T. Stephens (Too Bright Girls Publications)

Family Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie)-Everybody Cooks! STEM Facts and Recipes for Family Cooperation and Healthier Eating by Renee Heiss (Entelechy Education)

Gold Winner (Tie)- B at Home: Emma Moves Again by Valerie Besanceney (Summertime Publishing)

Silver Winner- Emma’s Dilemma by Molly McCluskey-Shipman (Goldmines Publishing)

Bronze Winner (Tie)- The Incredible Cam Man by Natalie Chase (Belle Isle Books)

Bronze Winner (Tie)- Seeing Jesus by Phillip T. Stephens (Too Bright Girls Publications)

Health Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner- Guardian of Dreams by Wendy Torrel (White Tulip Publishing)

Silver Winner- The Incredible Cam Man by Natalie Chase (Belle Isle Books)

Self-Esteem Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Gold Winner- Seeing Jesus by Phillip T. Stephens (Too Bright Girls Publications)

Fiction Category

Realistic Human Relations Fiction Book

Gold Winner (Tie)- Fowl Play: A Novel in Three Acts by Steven Leigh Morris (Padaro Press)

Gold Winner (Tie)- Autism Goes to School by Sharon A. Mitchell (Self-Published)

Silver Winner- Breaking the Silence by Diamante Lavendar (DL Productions/CreateSpace)

Bronze Winner- Beside the Music by BJ Knapp (Self-Published)

Poetry Book Categories

Diversity Poetry Indie Book

Gold Winner- The Book of Emergencies by Rosemarie Dombrowski (Five Oaks Press)

Personal Challenge Indie Poetry Book

Gold Winner- The Book of Emergencies by Rosemarie Dombrowski (Five Oaks Press)

Human Relations Issues Indie Categories

Family Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie)- I’d Rather Wear Pajamas by Chelsea Walker Flagg (CreateSpace)

Gold Winner (Tie)- Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care by Cynthia Neher Martindale (BookBaby.com)

Silver Winner- The Olive Picker by Kathyrn Brettell (Self-Published)

Bronze Winner- Everybody Cooks! STEM Facts and Recipes for Family Cooperation and Healthier Eating by Renee Heiss (Entelechy Education)

Historical Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner- The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father’s Extraordinary Adventures; A Son’s Challenge As Told by Horace Dade Ashton, Marc Ashton and Libby J. Atwater (Two Harbors Press)

Problem Solving Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner- How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law by Greer Gurland (CreateSpace)

Silver Winner- Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee (Outskirts Press)

Inspirational Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie)- The Olive Picker by Kathyrn Brettell (Self-Published)

Gold Winner (Tie)- Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee (Outskirts Press)

Silver Winner- Scarred: A Journey of Restoration by Jan Levine (Levine Publishing)

Bronze Winner- How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law by Greer Gurland (CreateSpace)

Self Reflection/Memoir Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie)- Scarred: A Journey of Restoration by Jan Levine (Levine Publishing)

Gold Winner (Tie)- What Lies Within by Libby J. Atwater (Choose Your Words)

Silver Winner- I’d Rather Wear Pajamas by Chelsea Walker Flagg (CreateSpace)

Bronze Winner (Tie)- The Olive Picker by Kathyrn Brettell (Self-Published)

Bronze Winner (Tie)- Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee (Outskirts Press)

Honorable Mention- The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father’s Extraordinary Adventures; A Son’s Challenge As Told by Horace Dade Ashton, Marc Ashton and Libby J. Atwater (Two Harbors Press)

Self-Help & Wellness Human Relations Indie Book

Gold Winner (Tie)- Awaken Your Greater Health: How Energy Medicine Opens the Way to Healing by Healing by Heidi DuPree (CreateSpace)

Gold Winner (Tie)- Golden Words: The A to Z Toolkit for Changing Your Life One Word at a Time by Sally Stone (Wisdom Heart)

Silver Winner- The Other Medicine that Really Works: How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal in Body, Mind and Spirit by Heidi DuPree (CreateSpace)

Bronze Winner- How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law by Greer Gurland (CreateSpace)

Director’s Choice Award Winners

Outstanding Human Relations Adoption Awareness Indie Book

Emma’s Dilemma by Molly McCluskey-Shipman (Goldmines Publishing)

Outstanding Human Relations Aging Indie Book

Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care by Cynthia Neher Martindale (BookBaby.com)

Outstanding Human Relations Advocacy Indie Book

How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law by Greer Gurland (CreateSpace)

Outstanding Human Relations Life Adjustment Indie Book

Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee (Outskirts Press)

Outstanding Human Relations Courage Indie Book

Breaking the Silence by Diamante Lavendar (DL Productions/CreateSpace)

Outstanding Human Relations Life Experience Indie Book

Beside the Music by BJ Knapp (Self-Published)

Outstanding Human Relations Healing Indie Book

The Other Medicine that Really Works: How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal in Body, Mind and Spirit by Heidi DuPree (CreateSpace)