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2015 eLit Award Winners

Fine and Performing Arts (Music / Dance / Cinema / Theater / Photography)

Gold: The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, Sue Russell & Elizabeth Williams
Silver: Art for Interior Designers, Nic Nieuwoudt
Bronze: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley, Ronald Wheatley

Popular Fiction

Gold: Blood Line, John J. Davis
Silver: The Promise of Provence, Patricia Sands
Bronze: Euphoria Z, Luke Ahearn

Literary Fiction

Gold: Shadows Burned In, Chris Pourteau
Silver: Random Lucidity, Dave Adair
Bronze: Memories of a Mud Bee, Madonna Ball

Short Story Fiction

Gold: Every Minute Is a Suicide, Bruce McDougall
Silver: Sam's Place: Stories, Bob Mustin
Bronze: Diurnal, Kim White

Anthologies

Gold: What We Talk About When We're Over 60, Linda Hughes
Silver: Damned If We Don't! Ideas for Accelerating Change Around Water, Christopher J. Peacock
Bronze: Thought Notebook Journal: There Is A First For Everything, Multiple Contributors, Editor: Kat Lahr

Fantasy / Science Fiction

Gold: Fluency, Jennifer Foehner Wells
Silver: Breaking the Nexus, Lindsay Avalon
Bronze:
Snowspirit: The Virgo Key, Rainye Day

Historical Fiction

Gold: Lafitte's Treasure, Joe Corso
Silver: Pledge to the Wind, the Legend of Everett Ruess, Robert Louis DeMayo
Bronze:
Puritan Witch; The Redemption of Rebecca Eames, Peni Jo Renner

Horror

Gold: Euphoria Z, Luke Ahearn
Silver: The Oasis of Filth - The Complete Series, Keith Soares
Bronze: (Tie) The Tone Poet, Mark Rickert & Catharsis, D. Andrew Campbell

Multicultural Fiction

Gold: Twisted Vine, Toby Neal
Silver: The Ghanaian Goldilocks, Dr. Tamara Pizzoli
Bronze:
The Dohmestics, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

Mystery / Suspense / Thriller

Gold: Unsound, Toby Neal
Silver: Blood Line, John J. Davis
Bronze: Tourist Trapped, K. J. Klemme

Religious Fiction

Gold: The Deer Effect, Susan Wingate
Silver: Seeing the Life, Sophie Dawson
Bronze: Footprints of the Soul, Dr. B.J. Mitchell

Romance

Gold: The Man I Love, Suanne Laqueur
Silver: One Chance, One Moment: Book One - The Mandy Story, Judith Kohnen
Bronze:
Stolen, S.M. Yair-Levy

Erotic Fiction

Gold: My Destiny (Book 1), J.L. Perry
Silver: My Forever (Book 2), J.L. Perry
Bronze: The Housemistress, Keira Michelle Telford

True Crime

Gold: The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, Sue Russell & Elizabeth Williams
Silver: Famous Crimes the World Forgot: Ten Vintage True Crime Stories Rescued from Obscurity, Jason Lucky Morrow
Bronze: Behind the Badge, A Policeman's Legacy, Michael Cover

Children's Books (7 & Under)

Gold: What More Can A Fairy Be?, Jane F. Collen
Silver:
Crowned, Julia Dweck
Bronze: Santa's Snowy Adventure, Tracy Elman

Children's Books (All ages)

Gold: Monster Squad: The Iron Golem, Christian Page
Silver:
Creepy Friends, Ronnie Stich
Bronze: What More Can A Fairy Be?, Jane F. Collen

Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction

Gold: The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty, Steve LeBel
Silver:
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble, D. Robert Pease
Bronze: WhipEye, Geoffrey Saign

Juvenile-Young Adult Non-Fiction

Gold: I Am Aspiengirl: The Unique Characteristics, Traits and Gifts of Females on the Autism Spectrum, Tania A. Marshall

Essay / Creative Non-Fiction

Gold: (Tie) How Beauty and Chaos, Michael Pronko & Tokyo's Mystery Deepens, Michael Pronko
Silver: Engine 24: Fire Stories 1, 2, 3, Joe Corso

Autobiography / Memoir

Gold: Mekong Mud Dogs, Edgar Eaton
Silver: The Healing: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Yoga, Saeeda Hafiz
Bronze:
Eyes are Watching, Ears are Listening: Growing up in Nazi Germany, 1933-1946, Eycke Strickland

Biography

Gold: Nichijo: The Testimony of John Provoo, John Oliver

Aging / Death & Dying

Gold: V's Hope, Vita Coffey with Käj Jorgensen

Animals / Pets

Gold: 20 Ways To Track A Tiger, Carol Amore
Silver: Four-Legged Wisdom: Sacred Stories from an Animal Communicator, Dobie Houson
Bronze: My Name Is Daria, Maria Larsen

Business / Career / Sales

Gold: Playing to Win in Business, Shirley A. Weis
Silver: (Tie) The Beginner's Guide to Content Marketing for Small Businesses, Matt Mansfield & The Joy of Success, Susan Ford Collins
Bronze: To Lead, Follow: 26.2 Miles to Greater Clarity and Effectiveness as a Leader, William R. Auxier, Ph.D.

Cookbooks

Gold: Passions of a Restaurateur, Connie Ruel
Silver: Jen's Candy Jar, Jen Laskey

Current Events I (Political / Economic / Legal / Media)

Gold: Running on Empty, Peter H. Michael
Silver: Our Best Tomorrow: Students Teaching Capitalism to America, Lauren Hudson and Robert Hudson
Bronze: And Justice for All, Orrin Woodward

Current Events II (Social Issues / Public Affairs / Ecological / Humanitarian)

Gold: Banned on the Hill, Franke James
Silver: Half a Piece of Cloth, the Courage of Africa's Countless Widows, Jane L. Crane
Bronze: The Cancer In Healthcare, Dr. Deane Waldman

Current Events III (Foreign Affairs / Military)

Gold: Into the Land of Darkness, Arthur L. Haarmeyer

Education / Academic / Teaching

Gold: Creating Flow with OmniFocus (Second Edition), Kourosh Dini
Silver: The Educator and the Oligarch, Anthony Cody
Bronze: 15 Fundamentals for Higher Performance in Software Development, Paul E. McMahon

Environment / Ecology / Nature

Gold: Damned If We Don't! Ideas for Accelerating Change Around Water, Christopher J. Peacock

Finance / Investment / Economics

Gold: Build Wealth & Spend It All, Stanley Riggs
Silver: Trends Waves Windows & Bubble, Kenneth J. Thurber
Bronze: How to Talk Money with Kids, Leanda Kayess

LGBT Fiction

Gold: Always, Kindle Alexander
Silver: The Before Now and After Then, Peter Monn
Bronze:
Wounded, Ben Burgess Jr.

LGBT Non-Fiction

Gold: Lesbian Marriage: A Love and Sex Forever Kit, Kim Chernin, Renate Stendhal
Silver: Both Sides Now: A Bisexual Memoir / Book 1, M. Bancroft

Gift / Holiday / Specialty

Gold: What Kind of Chocolate Are You?, Becky Baxa

Health / Medicine / Nutrition

Gold: Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Painful Conditions Second Edition the Patient's Guide and Survival Manual for Obtaining Proper and Effective Medical Care, Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D.
Silver: Mind Potential: Unzip the Fat Suit Using Your Mind, Maggie Wilde
Bronze:
Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition, Barbara Swanson

Graphic Drawn Book-Drama / Documentary

Gold: The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook, George A Walker
Silver: The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, Sue Russell & Elizabeth Williams

History

Gold: Shot Down: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, Steve Snyder
Silver: The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, Sue Russell & Elizabeth Williams
Bronze: Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film, Gayle Nix Jackson

Humor

Gold: Stories I Tell: A Comic's Random Attempts to Make Some Sense Out of Nonsense, Paul J. Murphy w / a Paul D'Angelo
Silver: Menhattan Project, Victoria Flores & Leslie Wilson with Lisa Bonnice
Bronze:
Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances), Mary Huckstep

Inspirational / Spiritual

Gold: The Healing: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Yoga, Saeeda Hafiz
Silver: Conversations with Blanchie, Mark F. Wise
Bronze: How's It Feel, Tough Guy?: From Prisoner of Pride to Prisoner of Hope, Mike Palombi

New Age / Mind-Body-Spirit

Gold: Akashic Records Soul Dialogues, Kelly S. Jones / Douglas Rubel
Silver: 52 Prescriptions for Happiness: A Year of Inspiration for the Body, Mind, and Soul, Mali Apple and Joe Dunn
Bronze: An Upraised Chalice, Gene O'Neil

Parenting (Child Care / Family)

Gold: Is GIST The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids, Michael W Anderson and Timothy D Johanson
Silver: How to Talk Money with Kids, Leanda Kayess
Bronze: Struggling for Harmony with a Disabled Son, David Sedunary

Poetry

Gold: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Marilyn Peck
Silver:
Vittoria Colonna, Jan Zwicky / Robert Moody
Bronze:
Manku, John F. Rowles

Popular Culture

Gold: Song of the South: Randy Newman's Good Old Boys, David Kastin
Silver: The Voyage to Your Vision, Viki Winterton
Bronze: Loteria Jarocha, Alec Dempster

Psychology / Mental Health

Gold: On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness, Lori Schafer
Silver: Mind Potential: Unzip the Fat Suit Using Your Mind, Maggie Wilde
Bronze:
Healing Sibling Sexual Trauma, Hannah L Cartwright

Sports / Fitness / Recreation

Gold: Unleash Your True Athletic Potential, Julianne Soviero
Silver:
Call of the Jungle, Amanda Barlow
Bronze: The Art of Pitching, Denny McLain

Reference

Gold: 15 Fundamentals for Higher Performance in Software Development, Paul E. McMahon
Silver: The Trends Waves Windows & Bubble, Kenneth J. Thurber

Religion (Eastern / Western)

Gold: eMinistry Virtual Pathways For Spiritual Leadership, Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth
Silver: The Light of the World, Tim Spiess

Science

Gold: Thought Notebook Journal: Nature Of Occurrences, Editor: Kat Lahr, Multiple Contributors
Silver: The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human's Guide to the Biology of Souls, M

Self Help

Gold: The Personal Accountability Code, Di Worrall
Silver: (Tie) Slowing Down in a Speed Stressed World: Practical Skills & Kindly Advice, Marian Read Place & The Otherness Factor: Co-Creating and Sustaining Intentional Relationships, Kathleen Hall and Bonner Hardegree
Bronze: Wavemakers, LIFE Leadership

Sexuality / Relationships

Gold: Do It Better: Twelve Sexual Routines and Principles You Wish You Knew, Sarah and Jeff Harris
Silver: GET Love: How to Transform Your Love Life, Kimberley Heart
Bronze: Love Shopping List, Andrew G. Yellen, Ph.D.

Travel – Essay

Gold: The Promise of Provence, Patricia Sands
Silver: (Tie) Beauty and Chaos, Michael Pronko & Tokyo's Mystery Deepens, Michael Pronko
Bronze: Running on Empty, Peter H. Michael

Women's Issues

Gold: (Tie) Playing to Win in Business, Shirley A. Weis & Half a Piece of Cloth, the Courage of Africa's Countless Widows, Jane L. Crane
Silver: The Third Law, Tamra Ryan
Bronze: Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed our Nation, David A. Grimes, MD and Linda G. Brandon

Writing / Publishing

Gold: A Novel Approach, Jack Woodville London
Silver: Mastering the Craft of Compelling Storytelling, Ray Rhamey
Bronze: Self Self-Publishing: How to Publish Like a Pro for a Fraction of the Cost, Donna Joy Usher

Best Book Multi-media Produced

Gold: The Memory Machine, Denise Chapman Weston
Silver: Find Me I'm Yours, Hillary Carlip

Best Author Website

Gold: Broken Open, Robin Reinach
Silver: The Fiction of Owen Thomas, Owen Thomas
Bronze: The Believers, Megan Pickering

Best Use of Audio / Video

Gold: Mind Potential: Unzip the Fat Suit Using Your Mind, Maggie Wilde
Silver: The Voyage to Your Vision, Viki Winterton

Best Book Trailer

Gold: How's It Feel, Tough Guy?: From Prisoner of Pride to Prisoner of Hope, Mike Palombi
Silver: Snow the Vampire Slayer, Rebekah R. Ganiere
Bronze: The King's Mortal - Wintertide Series, Armada West

 

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