CIPA EVVY BOOK AWARDS COMPETITION

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​2020 CIPA EVVY Awards Book Competition Winners

 

Academic/ Educational
  • First Place: Keep it Real with PBL: A Practical Guide for Planning Project-Based Learning for Secondary Teachers, by Dr. Jennifer Pieratt. Publisher: Corwin SAGE

  • Second Place: Emotional Fossils: Mental Illness and Human Evolution, by John V. Wylie, MD. Publisher: John V. Wylie, MD

  • Third Place: FIERCE Essays by and about Dauntless Women, edited by Karyn Kloumann. Publisher: Nauset Press

 
Biography/ Autobiography / Memoir
  • First Place: Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew, by Amy Byer Shainman. Publisher: Archway Publishing

  • Second Place: Through The Eyes of a Child, by Kathleen Murcko. Publisher: Bookcrafters

  • Third Place: Being Mean:A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival, by Patricia Eagle. Publisher: She Writes Press

 
Business
  • First Place: The House Hacking Strategy, by Craig Curelop. Publisher: BiggerPockets Publishing

  • Second Place: The Book on Advanced Tax Strategies, by Amanda Han & Matthew MacFarland. Publisher: BiggerPockets Publishing

  • Third Place: Connect! How to Quickly Collaborate For Success in Business and Life, by Barry J. Moline. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Children’s Nonfiction
  • First Place: Your Body Sick and Well: How Do You Know?, by Steven Clark Cunningham. Publisher: Three Conditions Press

 
Cooking / Entertaining
  • First Place: Pachamama’s Beautiful Food: magical recipe alchemy and love affair with the earth, by Margaret Gilfoyle. Publisher: Margaret Gilfoyle

 
Cultural Studies / Social Issues
  • First Place: When Women Vote, by Stephanie F. Donner and Amber F. McReynolds. Publisher: Alden-Swain Press

  • Second Place: Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies, by Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. and Barbara Bridges. Publisher: Lyons Press

  • Third Place: Man of Letters, by Charles Reilly. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Health / Fitness / Medicine / Sports
  • First Place: Choose Better, Live Better: Nine Healthy Choices that Nurture Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Alan T. Carpenter, PhD. Publisher: Healthy Living Resources

  • Second Place: The Chubby Church: A Call to Break Free of Weight and Eating Bondage, by Jendayi Harris. Publisher: Whole & Free Press

  • Third Place: Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew, by Amy Byer Shainman. Publisher: Archway Publishing

 
History
  • First Place: Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies, by Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. and Barbara Bridges. Publisher: Lyons Press

  • Second Place: On Record 1978: Images, Interviews & Insights from the Year in Music, by G. Brown. Publisher: Colorado Music Experience

  • Third Place: Bury Him, by Captain Doug Chamberlain. Publisher: Bookcrafters

 
How-To
  • First Place: Happiness Matters: Unleash Your Superpower in 7 Easy Steps, by Beenie Mann. Publisher: Good Spirit Publishing

 
Motivational / Inspirational
  • First Place: Brilliant: Be The Leader Who Shines Brightly Without Burning Out, by Jamie Shapiro. Publisher: Modern Wisdom Press

  • Second Place: That’s So Diva! A Teen Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself and Living Beautifully, by Andrea K. Spoor. Publisher: Magnolia House Publishing

  • Third Place: Surviving Real Estate, by Ronda Courtney. Publisher: Ronda Courtney

 
Narrative Nonfiction
  • First Place: Bury Him, by Captain Doug Chamberlain. Publisher: Bookcrafters

  • Second Place: Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew, by Amy Byer Shainman. Publisher: Archway Publishing

  • Third Place (tie): Racing With the Wind: Attitude is Everything, by Timothy C. Hall. Publisher: Bookcrafters

  • Third Place (tie): Nearly Fifty, by Paloma A. Capanna. Publisher: Page Publishing

 
Parenting & Family Life
  • First Place: My Shorts: Brief Scenes From My Early Life, by Brian Kagan. Publisher: BLynk Press

  • Second Place: Caregiving Done Differently: A Commonsense Approach for Families, Caregivers, and Seniors, by Loretta J. Gilbert and Nancy E. Walker. Publisher: The Commonsense Approach

  • Third Place: Noteworthy Parenting: How to use Your Own IDEAS to Create Your Parenting Roadmap, by Kristin Buchtel. Publisher: BookTell Press

 
Poetry
  • First Place: Musings from Cowboy Country, by George Rhoades. Publisher: Outskirts Press

  • Second Place: Your Body Sick and Well: How Do You Know?, by Steven Clark Cunningham. Publisher: Three Conditions Press

 
Self Help
  • First Place: That’s So Diva! A Teen Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself and Living Beautifully, by Andrea K. Spoor. Publisher: Magnolia House Publishing

  • Second Place: So Now You’re a Widow, by Bonnie Merryfield. Publisher: Outskirts Press

  • Third Place: Conquering Life’s Course, by Richard V. Battle. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Spiritual / Religion
  • First Place: Whispers of Love, by Gina Simone. Publisher: Outskirts Press

  • Second Place: Living in the Present Moment: A Divine Design, by Ellyn Hutt and Teena Slatkin. Publisher: Aviva Books

  • Third Place: Why Jesus: A 50 Day Holy Spirit Experience, by Alisa Hope Wagner. Publisher: Marked Writers Publishing

 
Travel / Outdoors
  • First Place: Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide, by Erik Stensland. Publisher: Rocky Trail Press

  • Second Place: Route 36: Ohio to Colorado America’s Heartland Highway, by Allan McAllister Ferguson. Publisher: WF Publishing

  • Third Place: 3,001 Arabian Days: A Memoir, by Rick Snedeker. Publisher: Station Square Media

 
Action / Adventure
  • First Place: Life in the Morgue, by Lance Anderson. Publisher: Outskirts Press

  • Second Place: Gredian, by Briana Chen, Elizabeth Zhou. Publisher: Briana

  • Third Place: Special Means, by Andrew Ceroni. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Animals / Pets / Nature Fiction
  • First Place: Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush, Sagebrush and the Butterfly Creek Flood, by Joni Franks. Publisher: Xlibris

  • Second Place: Finding Home, by Corinne Joy Brown. Publisher: Loose Cayuse Productions

  • Third Place: From Wild to Mild: A Dog in Two Worlds, by Sunny Weber. Publisher: Pups & Purrs Press

 
Children’s Picture Books
  • First Place: The Sugarplum Tree, by Andrea Antico. Publisher: Kindereads

  • Second Place (tie): The Unbelievable Tale of Maggie Mcgrew, by Margie Gale. Publisher: Lillybird Books

  • Second Place (tie): Crafting Character with the Charitable Chick, by Danielle LaBriola. Publisher: Scarlett Jacks Publishing

  • Third Place: A Boy Named Penguin, by Aaron LaPedis. Publisher: Atilla Publishing

 
Children’s Story Books
  • First Place: Crafting Character with Environmental Ed, by Danielle LaBriola. Publisher: Scarlett Jacks Publishing

  • Second Place: Pete Cluckington and the Others, by Melody Monroe. Publisher: Outskirts Press

  • Third Place: Jeff’s Journey, by Mindy Poist. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Fantasy / Folklore / Mythology
  • First Place: Guinevere: The Legend, by Cheryl Carpinello. Publisher: Silver Quill Publishing

  • Second Place: Chieftain’s Daughter: Violet Moon Series Book 1, by Alisa Hope Wagner. Publisher: Marked Writers Publishing

  • Third Place: The Conductor: Book Two of The Circle, by Brenda Hardwick. Publisher: Shine Your Light Publishing, LLC

 
Historical Fiction
  • First Place: A Storm Before the War, by Phillip Otts. Publisher: D. X. Varos, Ltd

  • Second Place: Courage and Complicity, by Claudette Languedoc. Publisher: Sapare Press

  • Third Place: White Winter: To Walk Humbly, by Laurie Marr Wasmund. Publisher: Lost Ranch Books

 
Horror
  • First Place: The Experiments, by Bill Thompson. Publisher: Ascendente Books

  • Second Place: Billy Whistler, by Bill Thompson. Publisher: Ascendente Books

  • Third Place: Dark Ebb: Grim Tales, by Laurel McHargue. Publisher: Strack Press LLC

 
Humor
  • First Place: What’s That Growing in My Sour Cream? Humorous Observations on Modern Life, by Brad Graber. Publisher: Dark Victory Press

  • Second Place: The Name Game, by Mary Nelson. Publisher: Overlook Publishing

 
Juvenile Fiction- Middle Grade
  • First Place: Beatrice On Her Own, by Rosemary Zibart. Publisher: Kinkajou Press

  • Second Place: Guinevere: The Legend, by Cheryl Carpinello. Publisher: Silver Quill Publishing

  • Third Place: From Wild to Mild: A Dog in Two Worlds, by Sunny Weber. Publisher: Pups & Purrs Press

 
Literary & Contemporary Fiction
  • First Place: Different, by Datta Groover. Publisher: Deep Pacific Press

  • Second Place: CELTIC KNOT: A Clara Swift Tale, by Ann Shortell. Publisher: FriesenPress

  • Third Place: Not Yet, by Erik Segall. Publisher: Harvard Square Editions

 
Multicultural Fiction
  • First Place: CELTIC KNOT: A Clara Swift Tale, by Ann Shortell. Publisher: FriesenPress

  • Second Place: FLY LIKE A BIRD, by Jana Zinser. Publisher: BQB Publishing

  • Third Place: The Conductor: Book Two of The Circle, by Brenda Hardwick. Publisher: Shine Your Light Publishing, LLC

 
Mystery / Crime / Detective
  • First Place: Led Astray: A Crime Thriller, by Karlianna Voncil. Publisher: TCK Publishing

  • Second Place: Mortal Music, by Ann Parker. Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

  • Third Place: The Cactus Plot: Murder in the High Desert, by Vicky Ramakka. Publisher: Artemesia Publishing LLC

 
Religious / Spiritual Fiction
  • First Place: Courage and Complicity, by Claudette Languedoc. Publisher: Sapare Press

  • Second Place: CELTIC KNOT: A Clara Swift Tale, by Ann Shortell. Publisher: FriesenPress

  • Third Place: The Discovery, by Patrick Garry. Publisher: Kenric Books

 
Romance: Christian / Contemporary / Romantic Comedy / Erotic
  • First Place: Chance For Rain, by Tricia Downing. Publisher: Front Street Press

  • Second Place: Mars Madness, by Jodi Bowersox. Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing

 
Romance: Paranormal / Gothic/ Historical / Regency/ Suspense / Western
  • First Place: Beware The Eyes of Mars, by Jodi Bowersox. Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing

  • Second Place: Caught in a Tangled Web of Lies, by Marine Natalie Stewart. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Science Fiction
  • First Place: We Have Met the Enemy, by Felicia Watson. Publisher: D X Varos, Ltd

  • Second Place: Forgotten: A Stepping Stone to the Stars, by Richard D. Bangs. Publisher: iUniverse

  • Third Place: Blowback ‘94, by Brian Meehl. Publisher: Twisko Press

 
Thrillers / Suspense
  • First Place: Safeguard, by John A. Daly. Publisher: BQB Publishing

  • Second Place: APACHE DUNES, by G.D. Flashman. Publisher: Outskirts Press

  • Third Place: Moscow Embassy, by Thomas J. Mitchell. Publisher: Outskirts Press

 
Women’s Fiction
  • First Place: Chance For Rain, by Tricia Downing. Publisher: Front Street Press

  • Second Place: CELTIC KNOT: A Clara Swift Tale, by Ann Shortell. Publisher: FriesenPress

  • Third Place: FLY LIKE A BIRD, by Jana Zinser. Publisher: BQB Publishing

 
Young Adult / 14 to 18 years old
  • First Place: Merged, by Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl. Publisher: Month9Books

  • Second Place:  Blowback ‘94, by Brian Meehl. Publisher: Twisko Press

  • Third Place: Ice Queen, by Felicia Farber. Publisher: Pyramid Press

 
Audio Books
  • First Place: The Bahnburner, by Charles S. Clark. Publisher: Haven Books Audio

  • Second Place: Chieftain’s Daughter: Violet Moon Series Book 2, by Alisa Hope Wagner. Publisher: Marked Writers Publishing

  • Third Place (tie): The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture, by Deb Boelkes. Publisher: Business World Rising, LLC

  • Third Place (tie): F’lorna of Rodesh: Violet Moon Series Book 1, by Alisa Hope Wagner. Publisher: Marked Writers Publishing

 
Children’s Illustration
  • First Place: Robinetta Redbreast and the PEPPER Flake Escape, by Barbara Matthews Benge. Publisher: Wing and a Prayer Publishing. Jo Beth Vigil-Price, Illustrator

 
Cover Design
  • First Place: On Record 1978: Images, Interviews & Insights from the Year in Music, by G. Brown. Publisher: Colorado Music Experience. Kate Glassner Brainerd, Designer

  • Second Place: Life in the Morgue, by Lance Anderson. Publisher: Outskirts Press. Lewis Agrell, Designer

  • Third Place: Opposable, by Kirk E. Hammond. Publisher: Badass Sci Fi. Michael Molinet, Designer

 
Editing
  • First Place: Noteworthy Parenting: How to use Your Own IDEAS to Create Your Parenting Roadmap, by Kristin Buchtel. Publisher: BookTell Press. Alexandra O’Connell, Editor

  • Second Place: Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings, by Lynn M. Houston. Publisher: Greenwood. Lynn M. Houston, Editor

  • Third Place: Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure, by Doreen M Cumberford. Publisher: White Heather Presss. Alexandra O’Connor, Editor

 
General Illustration
  • First Place: Chieftain’s Daughter: Violet Moon Series Book 2, by Alisa Hope Wagner. Publisher: Marked Writers Publishing. Albert Morales, Illustrator

  • Second Place (tie): Noteworthy Parenting: How to use Your Own IDEAS to Create Your Parenting Roadmap, by Kristin Buchtel. Publisher: BookTell Press. Kristin Buchtel, Illustrator

  • Second Place (tie): FIERCE Essays by and about Dauntless Women, edited by Karyn Kloumann. Publisher: Nauset Press. Anna Torbina, Illustrator

 
Interior Layout / Design
  • First Place: Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies, by Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. and Barbara Bridges. Publisher: Lyons Press. Laura Klynstra, Designer

  • Second Place: Say Yes to Happiness: a Handbook for Life, by Jane Schreiner. Publisher: Currans Publishing House. Victoria Wolf, Designer

  • Third Place (tie): The Unbelievable Tale of Maggie Mcgrew, by Margie Gale. Publisher: Lillybird Books. Bob Schram, Designer

  • Third Place (tie): FIERCE Essays by and about Dauntless Women, edited by Karyn Kloumann. Publisher: Nauset Press. Karyn Kloumann, Designer

 

For questions about the contest, contact:

 

Sue Ager

skager3@gmail.com

(719) 439-7009