Publishing News – Lair of the Living Dead

The following is from Win Scott Eckert, co-editor of THE GREEN HORNET CASEFILES, which will feature my short story, “Lair of the Living Dead.” My story put the Green Hornet and Kato up against a small army of the living dead, and offers an alternate basis for the 1967 Detroit Riots. I’m a huge Hornet fan, and I hope those of you who enjoy a superhero story every now and then will give it a go.

THE GREEN HORNET CASEFILES contents announcedby Win Scott Eckert

I’m pleased to announce the final contents Moonstone Books’ second Green Hornet anthology,The Green Hornet Casefiles.

Edited by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert
Cover Art (Limited Edition Hardcover): Rubén Procopio
Cover Art (Trade Edition Softcover): Michael Wm. Kaluta
336pgs, b/w, Squarebound, 6”x9

“The Outlaw Hero” – Introduction by Ron Fortier
“Sting of the Yellowjacket” by Howard Hopkins
“Lair of the Living Dead” by Joe McKinney
“Through a Green Haze” by Dan Wickline
“The Black Widow” by John Everson
“A Thing of Beauty” by Bobby Nash
“The Insincerest Form of Flattery” by Paul D. Storrie
“Bad Medicine” by Vito Delsante and Win Scott Eckert
“The Gray Line Between” by F.J. DeSanto, Michael Uslan and Joe Gentile
“Up in Smoke” by Deborah Chester
“The Worst Angels of Our Nature” by Paul Kupperberg
“Now That Would Be Telling” by Bradley H. Sinor
“Summer of Death” by Barry Reese
“The Wet and the Wicked” by David Boop
“The Carlossi Caper” by Arthur A. Lyon
“Soldanus, the Sultan of Crime” by Gary Phillips
“The Dangerous Game” by Eric Fein
“Beauty Is As Beauty Dies” by James Mullaney
“Auld Acquaintance” by Matthew Baugh
“Memories of My Grandfather, Raymond J. Meurer” – Afterword by Lisa Meurer Long
Bonus Story In Limited Edition: “If These Walls Could Buzz” by Tim Lasiuta and Rafael Nieves

Moonstone Direct

THE GREEN HORNET CASEFILES Cover Art (Limited Edition Hardcover): Rubén Procopio


Dead Set Brings Home a Bronze Medal in the IPPY Awards

2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards – National Categories

The 15th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards were just announced, and I’m happy to say that Dead Set, the zombie anthology I co-edited, along with Michelle McCrary, for 23 House brought home a bronze medal in the Horror Category. The IPPY Awards pull together the best of the best from 69 publishing categories and I’m honored to have my book included among so many wonderful works.

Jim Barnes, Awards Director for the Independent Publishers Organization, had this to say about the awards:

The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 2,500 “IPPYs” have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world. The Awards recognize 12 Outstanding Books of the Year in categories such as Most Inspirational to Youth and Most Likely To Save the Planet, and to gold, silver and gold medal winners in 69 categories, ranging from non-fiction categories like Architecture and Religion, to fiction categories like Multicultural and Horror. Our Regional Awards honor books published with a regional focus, and recognize Best Fiction and Best Non-Fiction Book in eight U.S. regions, two Canadian regions, and Australia/New Zealand.

Congratulations to all! Here’s to the spirit of independence!

I echo Jim’s congratulations. And thank you to the Independent Publishers Organization for recognizing Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

1.Fine Art
Gold: Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, by Caroline M. Smith (Chase Art Companies)
Silver (tie): Picasso Looks at Degas, by Elizabeth Cowling and Richard Kendall (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute) and International Drawing Annual 5, Edited by Jason Franz (Manifest Press)
Bronze: Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450-1850, 1896-1914, by Richard Rand and Kathleen M. Morris (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute)

2. Performing Arts
Gold (tie): Ballroom Icons, by Brigitt Mayer-Karakis and U.H. Mayer (Danceport Publishing) and Hollywood Musicals: The 101 Greatest Song-and-Dance Movies of All Time, by Ken Bloom (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
Silver:The Top 100 Canadian Singles, by Bob Mersereau (Goose Lane Editions)
Bronze: Albee in Performance, by Rakesh H. Solomon (Indiana University Press)

3. Photography
Gold: Wild Africa, by Alex Bernasconi (Papadakis Publisher)
Silver: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand: Masterworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Malcomb Daniel (Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press)
Bronze (tie): Humboldt Heartland, by Andy Westfall (Humboldt Heartland) and Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties, by Brett Abbott (Getty Publications)

4. Architecture
Gold: The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan, by Richard Nickel and Aaron Siskind with John Vinci and Ward Miller (Richard Nickel Committee)
Silver: Architect: The Work of the Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words, by Ruth Peltason and Grace Ong-Yan (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
Bronze: Ecological Urbanism, by Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty (Lars Müller Publishers)

5. Popular Fiction
Gold: Brooklyn Valentine, by Rachel A. Levine (iUniverse)
Silver (tie): I Can Only Give You Everything, by Bradford Tatum (Self-Published) and Roll Over Hitler!, by Daniel Bruce Brown (Inkwater Press)
Bronze (tie): The Memoirs of John F. Kennedy, by Donald James Lawn (Castlefin Press) and The Healing, Frances Pergamo (iUniverse)

6. Literary Fiction
Gold (tie): The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats, by Hesh Keskin (Dzanc Books) and Witches on the Road Tonight, by Sheri Holman (Grove/Atlantic)
Silver (tie): Vida, by Patricia Engel (Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic) and The Consequence of Skating, by Steven Gillis (Dzanc Books)
Bronze: My Bright Midnight, by Josh Russell (Louisiana State University Press)

7. Short Story Fiction
Gold: In the Eyes, In the Mouth, by Adrienne Ross (Lost Coast Press)
Silver: Georgic Stories, by Mariko Nagai (BkMk Press)
Bronze: , by Megan Staffel (Four Way Books)

8. Anthologies
Gold: 27 Views of Hillsborough, Introduction by Michael Malone (Eno Publishers)
Silver: Camino del Sol, Edited by Rigoberto Gonzalez (The University of Arizona Press)
Bronze: I Found This Funny: My Favorite Pieces of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny at All, Edited by Judd Apatow (McSweeney’s Books)

9. Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction
Gold (tie): A Blue So Dark, by Holly Schindler (Flux) and The Absolute Value of -1, by Steve Brezenoff (Carolrhoda Lab)
Silver (tie): Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, by Pendred Noyce; illustrated by Joan Charles (Tumblehome Press) and The Origins of Dexter & Stray, Part One: The Horizon Line, by Z.A. Armstrong (Tres Clavas Press)
Bronze: Bree’s Fire, by Eva Roy (iUniverse)

10. Fantasy/Science Fiction
Gold: The Presence, by Paul Black (Novel Instincts Publishing)
Silver: Days of Yore: Jack the Giant Killer, by Arin Kambitsis (Comfort Publishing)
Bronze: Mirkwood, by Steve Hillard (Cruel Ruin Publications)

11. Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction
Gold: I Came Out For This?, by Lisa Gitlin (Bywater Books)
Silver: Spanking New, by Clifford Henderson (Bold Strokes Books)
Bronze: Parallel Lies, by Stella Duffy (Bywater Books)

12. Historical Fiction
Gold: By Fire, By Water, by Mitchell James Kaplan (Other Press)
Silver: Isabeau, by N. Gemini Sasson (Cader Idris Press)
Bronze (tie): The Cigar Maker, by Mark Carlos McGinty (7th Avenue Productions) and Onaedo: The Blacksmith’s Daughter, by Ngozi Achebe (Mandac-Goldberg Publishing)

12b. Historical Fiction – Military/War
Gold: The Shaping of Destiny: A Pyrrhic Victory, Volume 1, by Ian Crouch (Eloquent Books)
Silver: To End All Wars, by Gail McEwen (Meryton Press)
Bronze: The Swords of Faith, by Richard Warren Field (Strider Nolan Media)

13. Horror
Gold: Knuckle Supper, by Drew Stepek (Alphar Publishing)
Silver: One Foot Wrong, by Sofie Laguna (Other Press)
Bronze:Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology, Edited by Michelle McCrary & Joe McKinney (23 House Publishing)

14. Multicultural Fiction Adult
Gold: The Other Crucifix, by Benjamin Kwakye (Ayebia Clarke)
Silver: You Have Given Me a Country, by Neela Vaswani (Sarabande Books)
Bronze:My Waltzing Egypt, by Aabeid Salama (Thunder House Books)

15. Multicultural Fiction – Children’s
Gold: A Boy of Heart Mountain, by Barbara Bazaldua (Yabitoon Books)
Silver: A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk, by Jan L. Coates (Red Deer Press)
Bronze: Desta and King Solomon’s Coin of Magic and Fortune, by Getty Ambau (Falcon Press International)

16. Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Gold The Tavernier Stones, by Stephen Parrish (Midnight Ink)
Silver (tie): Children in the Morning, by Anne Emery (ECW Press) and The Marriage of Silence and Sin, by Jacqueline M. Lyon (Literary Legends)
Bronze: The Trust, by Sean Keefer (Old Line Publishing)

17. Religious Fiction

18. Romance
Gold: Time of the Otter, by Cora Holmes (Legend Books)
Silver: Trauma Alert: A First Responders Novel, by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)
Bronze: 1932, by Karen M. Cox (Meryton Press)

19. True Crime
Gold: The Adventuress: Murder, Blackmail, and Confidence Games in the Gilded Age, by Virginia A. McConnell (The Kent State University Press)
Silver: Exoneration: The Trial of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell, by Emily Arnow Alman and David Alman (Green Elms Press)
Bronze: Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers, by Ron Chepesiuk (Strategic Media)

20. Visionary Fiction
Gold: The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy, by Sandy Nathan (Vilasa Press)
Silver: Gaia’s Emissary, by Suzanne Fensin (Magical Aspirations Press)
Bronze: Karma Peace, by Connie M. Van Cleve (Kundalini Press)

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

22. Children’s Picture Books (All Ages)

23. Children’s Interactive
Gold: Tiny Toes: A Creative Movement Class for Young Children, by Morgan Grubola (Butler Books)
Silver (tie): Bows, Does and Bucks: An Introduction to Archery Deer Hunting, by Michael A. Dilorenzo; Illustrated by Jenniffer Julich (Running Moose Publications) and My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School , by Melissa L. Trautman, Ms. Ed. (AAPC)
Bronze: Stop and Stay Put: A Guide to Safer Adventures Outdoors, by Kaye Hall (Search Dog Heroes Media)

24. Juvenile-Teen-Y/A Non-Fiction
Gold: An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank , by Elaine Marie Alphin (Carolrhoda Books)
Silver: Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, by Melinda Marchiano (Happy Quail)
Bronze: Addiction, by Dale Carlson, Hannah Carlson, M.Ed., LPC (Bick Publishing House)

25. Multicultural N-F Juv-Teen-YA
Gold: Lolli’s Apple, by Tomas Fleischmann (A.K.A. Publishing)
Silver: The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses, by Shirin Yim Bridges (goosebottombooks)
Bronze: Lucky Ears: The True Story of Ben Kuroki World War 2 Hero, by Dr. Jean A. Lukesh (Field Mouse Productions)

26. Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult
Gold: The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City, by Nelson Johnson (Plexus Publishing)
Silver: The Sweetness of Freedom: Stories of Immigrants, by Stephen Garr Ostrander & Martha Aladjem Bloomfield (Michigan State University Press)
Bronze: The Legacy of Ida Lillbroända: Finnish Emmigrant to America 1893, by Arlene Sundquist Empie (Boulder House Publishers)

27. Essay/Creative Non-Fiction
Gold: Quotidiana, by Patrick Madden (University of Nebraska Press)
Silver: The Rapture of Death, by Prue Gibson (Boccalatte)
Bronze (tie): Call the Lost Dream Back: Essays on History, Race and Museums, by Lonnie G. Bunch III (American Association of Museums) and The Vocation of Poetry, by Durs GrünbeinMichael Eskin (Upper West Side Philosophers)

28. Autobiography/Memoir
Gold: Lost and Found in Cuba: A Tale of a Midlife Rebellion, by Jeanne Parr Lemkau (Ortan Road Press)
Silver (tie): From Generation to Generation, by Agnes Tomasov (The Azrieli Foundation) and Fleeing from the Hunter, by Marian Domanski (The Azrieli Foundation)
Bronze: Letters from Tommy J: A Marine’s Story, by Terri C. Walker (Walker Press)

29. Biography
Gold: Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson, by Lawrence M. Glazer (Michigan State University Press)
Silver: Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer’s, by Barry Petersen (Behler Publications)
Bronze: The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family, by Oscar Andrew Hammerstein (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)

30. Aging/ Death & Dying
Gold (tie): I’m New at Being Old, by Lucy Rose Fischer (Temuna Press) and Finding Frances: There’s More to Life Than Living and More to Death Than Dying…, by Janice M. Van Dyck (Winston Higgins Press)
Silver (tie):When Mom and Dad Need Help: Help Your Family Achieve the Quality of Life You All Deserve, by Michael C. Campbell (Iffenwen Publishing) and The Silverado Story: A Memory-Care Culture Where Love is Greater than Fear, by Loren Shook and Stephen Winner (AJC Press)
Bronze:Widow’s Key: Innovative Approaches for Overcoming Personal Loss, by Linda Lindholm (Glue Pot Press)

31. Animals/Pets
Gold: Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs, Edited by No Voice Unheard (No Voice Unheard)
Silver: Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy, by Alex Brown (Glen View Media)
Bronze (tie): Just One More Day: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Saying Good-bye, by Geoffrey Bain (Enchanted Forest Press) and Deaf Dogs, by Melissa McDaniel (Present Dog Press)

32. Business/Career/Sales
Gold: 10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd: How to Out-Think and Out-Perform the Competition, by Connie Podesta and Jean Gatz (Triple Nickel Press)
Silver: Engage Your Brand: How Smart Companies are Using Social Marketing to Drive Their Businesses Forward, by Lee Mikles and Patrick Callahan (Archer Group)
Bronze (tie): What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job, by Kerry Hannon (Chronicle Books) and The Business of Golf: What Are You Thinking? by James J. Keegan (Golf Convergence)

33. Classical Studies/Philosophy
Gold: Fate, Time and Language: An Essay on Free Will, by David Foster Wallace (Columbia University Press)
Silver: An Introduction to the Tetrabiblos of Ptolemy Porphyry of Tyre, by Andrea L. Gehrz (Moira Press)
Bronze: Body Wisdom: Interplay of Body and Ego, by Kenneth C. Bausch (Ongoing Emergence Press)

34. Coffee Table Books
Gold: Beginnings, by Anne Geddes (Anne Geddes Publishing)
Silver (tie): Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo , by Richard C. Rattenbury (University of Oklahoma Press) and The Immortals: An Art Collection of Baseball’s Best, by Dick Perez (Self Published)
Bronze: Rupununi: Rediscovering a Lost World, by Graham Watkins (iLCP/EIFE)

35. Cookbooks
Gold (tie): Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily, by Jessica Theroux (Welcome Books) and The Elixir of Life: Finding Love and Joy in the Passionate Pursuit of Food, by Lisa Dahl (Forza Publishing)
SilverBrothers Cuisine: Recipes from Santa Barbara, California Wine Country , by Matt and Jeff Nichols (Culinary Book Creations)
Bronze (tie): The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories, by Nur Ilkin and Sheilah Kaufman (Interlink Books) and 85 Inspirational Chefs: Recipes from North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, by Peter Marshall (Network Book Publishing)

36. Current Events I (Political/Economic/Legal/Media)
Gold: Genetic Justice, by Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli (Columbia University Press)
Silver: Agenda for a New Economy, by David C. Corten (New Economy Working Group)
Bronze: Implosion at Los Alamos: How Crime, Corruption and Cover-Ups Jeopardize America’s Nuclear Weapons Secrets, by Glenn A. Walp, Ph.D. (Justice Publishing)

37. Current Events II (Social Issus/Public Affairs/Ecological/Humanitarian)
Gold: Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail, by Normal A. Price (University of Arizona Press)
Silver: Why Don’t They Just Get a Job? One Couple’s Mission to End Poverty in Their Community, by Liane Phillips and Echo Montgomery Garrett (aha! Process)
Bronze: Peak of the Devil: 100 Questions (and Answers) About Peak Oil , by Chip Haynes (Satya House Publications)

38. Current Events III (Foreign Affairs/Military)
Gold: Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq, by Dr. Chris Coppola (NTI Upstream)
Silver: Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: A Surgeon’s View of the War in Iraq , by Timothy Floyd (Greene and Morgan Publishing) and The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet and Our Future, by Captain Paul K. Chappell (Easton Studio Press)
Bronze: God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan, by B. Wayne Quist (Brown Books Publishing Group)

39. Education/Academic/Teaching
Gold: Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Students from Poverty, by Paul D. Slocumb, Ed.D. and Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. (aha! Process, Inc.)
Silver: The Tragicomedy of Public Education: Laughing and Crying, Thinking and Fixing, by James M. Kauffman (Full Court Press)
Bronze (tie): Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families, by Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) and Doing Math in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities that Connect to Your Curriculum, Andy Dousis and Margaret Berry Wilson (Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.)

40. Environment/Ecology/Nature
Gold (tie): Endangered Biodiversity on the Brink, by Mitch Tobin (Fulcrum Publishing) and The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crisis, Edited by Richard Heinberg and Daviel Lerch (Watershed Media)
Silver: Fresh Water: The Essence of Life, by Russell A. Mittermeier, Tracy A. Farrell, Ian J. Harrison, Amy J. Upgren, Thomas M. Brooks (CEMEX/Earth in Focus Editions)
Bronze: Butterflies: Messages from Psyche, by Philip Howse (Papadakis Publisher)

41. Erotica
Gold: Orgasmic Erotica for Women, Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press)
Silver: Freak Parade, by Marilyn Jaye Lewis (Self Published)
Bronze: Surprise: An Erotic Fiction Anthology, Edited by Tinder James (Racy Pages)

42. Finance/Investment/Economics
Gold: Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, by Raghuram C. Rajan (Princeton University Press)
Silver: Big Wave Surfing: Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing & Investing, by Kenneth J. Thurber, Ph.D. (Beaver’s Pond Press)
Bronze: The Bell Lap: The 8 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid as You Approach Retirement , by Joseph R. Hearn (Provisio Publishing)

43. Gay/Lesbian – Non-Fiction:
Gold: Wander the Rainbow: A True Story of a Living Liver Donation, an Epic Journey Around the World, and a Gay Man’s Search For Himself, by David Jedeikin (Holistic Ideas Press)
Silver: The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery, and Love, by Larry Jacobson (Buoy Press)
Bronze: Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio, Edited by Ed Madden and Candace Chellew-Hodge (Hub City Press)

44. Gift/Holiday/Specialty
Gold: Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Based on the Film Phenomenon, Paper Engineering by Bruce Foster, Art by Andrew Williamson and Text by Lucy Kee (Insight Editions)
Silver: Quarterama: Ideas and Designs of America’s State Quarters, by Garrett Burke (Newtona)
Bronze: The Christmas Gift: A Heartwarming Story of Compassion and Forgiveness, by R. William Bennett (Burgess Adams Publishing)

45. Health/Medicine/Nutrition
Gold: Thugs, Drugs & The War on Bugs: How the Natural Healthcare Revolution Will Lead Us Past Greed, Ego, and Scary Germs, by Dr. Brad Case (New Renaissance Books)
Silver: Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth about Cow’s Milk and Your Health, by Joseph Keon (New Society Publishers)
Bronze: Why My Kids Don’t Get Fat, by Suzanna Quintana (Healthy Families Publishing)

46. Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon
Gold: The Adventures of Jasper: Secrets of the Petroglyph, by Glen Lovett (Lovett Pictures)
Silver: Bogus: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel, by Darla Oceanak; illustrated by Kendra Spanjer (Bailiwick Press)
Bronze: Revenge of the Pun!, by Barry Corbett (Corbett Features)

47. Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Drama/Documentary
Gold: The Nature of Wonder: Volume 3, by Frank Beddor, Liz Cavalier and Sami Makkonen (Automatic Pictures Publishing)
Silver: David: The Illustrated Novel, by Michael Hicks Thompson (Shepherd King Publishing)
Bronze: Mi Barrio, by Corey Michael Blake (Round Table Press)

48. History
Gold: The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle Over American History, by Jill Lepore (Princeton University Press)
Silver: The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad, by Robert Elias (The New Press)
Bronze (tie): Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, by Eric Jay Dolin (W.W. Norton) and Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World, by Fredrik Stanton (Westholme Publishing)

49. Home & Garden
Gold: Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design, by Sasha Souza (Beaufort Books)
Silver: Schnormeier Gardens: Peace, Harmony & Serenity, by Scot E. Long, Ph.D. (Cotton House Publishing)
Bronze: Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds: A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants, by Rachael Lanicci (Creative Home Owner)

50. How-To (Crafts/Hobby)
Gold (tie): Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting, by Rosemary Drysdale (Sixth&Spring Books) and Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, by Amy Barickman (Amy Barickman LLC)
Silver: Threads: The Basics and Beyond, by Debbie Bates and Liz Kettle (Landauer Publishing)
Bronze: Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin®, by Jen Cushman (Art Media Innovations)

51. Humor
Gold: I Came Out For This?, by Lisa Gitlin (Bywater Books)
Silver: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks , by Ben Goldacre (Faber & Faber)
Bronze: Hay’s Daze: Ramblings, Raves and Ridiculous Notions
a collection of columns and some other stuff , by Harley Hay (Puzzle Factory Publishing)

52. Inspirational/Spiritual
Gold (tie): If Darwin Prayed: Prayers for Evolutionary Mystics, by Bruce Sanguin (Evans and Sanguin Publishing) and The Thirteenth Gift, by Charlene Costanzo (Featherfew)
Silver (tie): The Courage Companion: How to Live Life with True Power, by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons (Viva Editions) and The Via Advent, by Shawn Small; illustrated by Jenny Slaver (Providence House Publishers)
Bronze (tie): The Unexpected Visitor, by N.B. Baroody, M.D. and M.H. Baroody (Joggling Board Press) and Bhagavad-gītā: A Photographic Essay, by Visakha (Torchlight Publishing)

53. New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)

54. Parenting
Gold: The Family ROI Experience: A Step-by-Step Guide to Realizing Your Best Family, by Barbara Fagan-Smith and Lesli Gee (Family ROI)
Silver: Peace in the Heart & Home: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Creating a Better Life for You and Your Loved Ones, by Charlette Mikula (Kittacanoe Presa)
Bronze: The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood, by Jo Ann Simons, M.S.W. (Woodbine House)

55. Poetry
Gold (tie): Love and Strange Horses, by Nathalie Handal (University of Pittsburgh Press) and Lucky Fish, by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Tupelo Press)
Silver: Everyone Loves the Situation, by Michael Cirelli (Penmanship Books)
Bronze (tie): Glimpse, by George Murray (ecwpress) and Swimming Ginger, by Gary Geddes (Goose Lane)

56. Popular Culture/Leisure
Gold: Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, Edited by Jordan Sommers (Aria Multimedia Entertainment)
Silver: High Style: Masterworks From the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Jan Glier Reeder (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Bronze: The Art of God of War III , Edited by Daniel Wade (Ballistic Publishing)

57. Psychology/Mental Health
Gold: Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant, by Darold A. Treffert (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Silver: Speak Love Not War: An Introduction to Green Psychology®, by Jake Eagle (World Wise Press)
Bronze (tie): Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders, by Becky Henry (Infinite Hope Publishing) and Whatever Happened to Community Mental Health? A Retrospective Set in Baltimore’s Inner City, by Roger B. Burt, Ph.D. (Bivens & Jensen Publishing)

58. Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Gold: Keeneland: A Thoroughbred Legacy, by Fran Taylor (Keeneland and Eclipse Press)
Silver: Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend, by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin (Dementi Milestone Publishing)
Bronze (tie): Sham: Great Was Second Best: A Brave Bay’s Rivalry with the Legendary Secretariat, by Phil Dandrea (Acanthus Publishing) and A Passion for Tarpon, by Andy Mill (Wild River Press)

59. Reference
Gold: The New York Times Complete Civil War: 1861-1865, edited by Harold Holzer & Craig L. Symonds Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
Silver: Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America’s Literacy Crisis, by Denise Eide (Pedia Learning Inc.)
Bronze: Texas: A Historical Atlas, by A. Ray Stephens; Cartography by Carol Zuber-Mallison (University of Oklahoma Press)

60. Religion
Gold (tie): Heretics from Heaven: How a Few Church Rejects Changed the World, by James Moore (WestBow Press) and Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth, by Theodore Richards (Hiraeth Press)
Silver: Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light, by Valerie Tarico, Ph.D. (The Oracle Institute Press)
Bronze: The Subject and the Question of God: A Postmodern Catholic Reflection, by Thomas J. Clarke (Solagratia Books)

61. Science
Gold: Crossing the Threshold: Advancing into Space to Benefit the Earth, by Paul O. Wieland (Threshold 2020 Press)
Silver: Turn and Jump: How Time & Place Fell Apart, by Howard Mansfield (Down East Books)
Bronze (tie): Delta Urbanism: New Orleans, by Richard Campanella (American Planning Association) and Before We Went Wireless: David Edward Hughes FRS His Life, Inventions, and Discoveries (1829-1900), by Ivor Hughes and David Ellis Evans (Images from the Past)

62. Self Help
Gold (tie): Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life, by Charles F. Glassman, M.D. (RTS Publishing) and The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You, by Karla McLaren (Sounds True)
Silver (tie): Biting Back: A No-Nonsense, (No-Garlic) Guide to Facing the Personal Vampires in Your Life, by Claudia Cunningham (Llewellyn) and Motiva8n’ U: 8 Core Tips that Will Give You the Strength to Lead a Healthy, Motiv8n’ Lifestyle!, by Staci Boyer (Medallion Press)
Bronze: The Happy Body: The Simple Science of Nutrition, Exercise, and Relaxation, by Aniela & Jerzy Gregorek (Jurania Press)

63. Sexuality/Relationships
Gold: Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome, by Rudy Simone (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Silver (tie): Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your Life, by Marina Sbrochi (Brown Book Publishing Group) and The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus, by Violet Blue (Cleis Press)
Bronze: Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Life, by Kim Olver (InsideOut Press)

64. Transportation (Automotive/Aviation/Railroad)
Gold (tie): Can-Am Cars in Detail, by Lyons and Harholdt (David Bull Publishing) and Inside the Archives, by Jesse Alexander (David Bull Publishing)
Silver: The Wreck of the Red Arrow: An American Train Tragedy , by Dennis P. McIlnay (Seven Oaks Press)
Bronze: Ontario’s Grand River Valley Electric Railways: The Story of the Area’s Streetcars, Trolley Coaches and Interurban Railways, by John M. Mills (Railfare DC Books)

65. Travel Essay
Gold: 3 MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, by Polly Letofsky (GlobalWalk, Inc.)
Silver: One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories, Edited by Aaron Barlow (Travelers Tales)
Bronze: Unexpected New York, by Sandy Miller (Interlink Books)

66. Travel Guidebook
Gold: Secret Venice, by Thomas Jonglez and Paola Zoffoli (Jonglez Publishing)
Silver: Museum Companion to Los Angeles, by Borislav Stanic (Museon Publishing)
Bronze: A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Over 150 Destinations , by Steven B. Schweitzer (Pixachrome Publishing)

67. Women’s Issues
Gold: The Hungry Mirror, by Lisa de Nikolits (Inanna Publications)
Silver: Meet Virginia: Biography of a Breast, by Jay Agarwal MD, Anne Vinsel, Ravinder Ahluwalia and Leigh Neumayer MD MS (Meet Virginia)
Bronze: Unveiling the Women’s Secret, by Maritza Breitenbach (Paddycat Publishing)

68. Writing/Publishing
Gold: Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing , by Pen Densham (Michael Wiese Productions)
Silver: Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact , by Dayla F. Massachi (Writing for Community Success)
Bronze: The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing, by Mark Levine (Bascom Hill Publishing Group)

69. Best Book Marketing
Gold: Mississippians: Limited Edition, Edited by Neal White (Nautilus Publishing)
Silver: Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again!, by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince (Blood Moon Productions)
Bronze: Bulls, Brands & B.S., by Hank Pallister with Joyce Pallister-Bronsch (Pallister Publications)

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