Independent Press Award

2021 Winners

Action/Adventure
Action/Adventure

Andalon Awakens: Dreamers of Andalon Book One by T.B. Phillips

Addiction & Recovery
Addiction & Recovery

Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure by Dr. Donna Marks

Adult Coloring Book
Adult Coloring Book

Friends From My Imaginary World by Jane F. Hankins

African American Fiction
African American Fiction

The Bootlegger's Mistress by Marc Curtis Little

African American Nonfiction
African American Nonfiction

A History of the Black Baptist Church by Wayne E. Croft Sr.

Animals-Pets
Animals-Pets

The Parables Of Sunlight by Margaret Dulaney

Anthology
Anthology

untold: defining moments of the uprooted by Gabrielle Deonath and Kamini Ramdeen (Editor)

Audiobook: Children's Fiction
Audiobook: Children's Fiction

Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler

Audiobook: Fiction
Audiobook: Fiction

The Bahnburner: Hot Rod Adventure Audio Drama by Charles S. Clark

Audiobook: Nonfiction
Audiobook: Nonfiction

Resilience - The Ultimate Sustainability by Aris Papadopoulos

Biography: Historical
Biography: Historical

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits: Americans Against the Grain by Arthur Hoyle

Book Cover Design Fiction
Book Cover Design Fiction

The Meat Hunter by Megan Allen

Book Cover Design Nonfiction
Book Cover Design Nonfiction

The Nature of Nature by Dr. Enric Sala

Book Interior Design Nonfiction
Book Interior Design Nonfiction

Raging Waters in the South China Sea by Rachel A. Winston, Ph.D. & Ishika Sachdeva

Business: Entrepreneurship & Sm Bus
Business: Entrepreneurship & Sm Bus

Boss It by Carl Reader

Business: General
Business: General

"The Culture Quotient: Ten Dimensions of a High-Performance Culture by Greg Besner, Foreword by Tony Hsieh

Business: Motivational
Business: Motivational

Stand Out by Carol Kinsey Goman

Cancer
Cancer

No Match For Her by Travis Lee Hicks

Career
Career

Success After Service by Lida Citroën

Caregiving: General
Caregiving: General

Good Morning I Love You, Maintaining Sanity & Humor Amidst Widowhood, Caregiving and Alzheimer's by Vicki Veasey

Caregiving: Specialized
Caregiving: Specialized

Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice by Kathleen Vallee Stein

Chapter Books
Chapter Books

Hex: The Apprentice by Fran Hodgkins

Chick-Lit
Chick-Lit

Charming Falls Apart by Angela Terry

Childrens Fiction
Childrens Fiction

Mei Ling in China City/ Mei Ling en la Ciudad China by Icy Smith

Childrens: Inspirational
Childrens: Inspirational

Cloudy Days: When Anxiety Hides the Sunshine by Sarah Frank

Christian
Christian

The Blessed Life, That No One Really Wants by Troy Dobbs

Coffee Table Book
Coffee Table Book

Cruising the World: From Gondolas to Megaships, Photography by Dennis Cox, Text by Clark Norton

Conservation/Green
Conservation/Green

Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife & Their Habitats by Lowell E. Baier with Christopher E. Segal

Contemporary Novel
Contemporary Novel

What We Do for Love by Anne Pfeffer

Books for Your Collection
Books for Your Collection

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Cookbooks: General
Cookbooks: General

Amen to the Garden: Dandelions to Dinner by Kim Cataldo Thompson

Cookbooks: Regional
Cookbooks: Regional

Gaziantep Cuisine in Four Seasons by Özden Mermer Ozsabuncuoglu

Crime Fiction
Crime Fiction

Murder Me Tomorrow by Keith Wright

Cross Genre
Cross Genre

The Bronx Stagger by Daniel P. Moskowitz

Cultural and Social Issues
Cultural and Social Issues

With Liberty and Justice for Some by Susan K. Williams Smith

Current Events
Current Events

#InThisTogether Edited by Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

Death & Dying
Death & Dying

The Only Way Out Is Through- A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness by Dr. Gail Gross

Diet & Nutrition (Childrens)
Diet & Nutrition (Childrens)

Becoming a Superhero by C. Ariane Durden

Education
Education

The Math(s) Fix: An Education Blueprint for the AI Age by Conrad Wolfram

Environmental
Environmental

Junglenomics: Nature's Solutions to the World Environment Crisis - a New Paradigm... by Simon M. Lamb

Environmental: Childrens
Environmental: Childrens

Mr. Squirrel Finds A Treasure by Susan Marie Chapman

Epic Fantasy
Epic Fantasy

The Scarlet Queen by Mitch Reinhardt

Fantasy
Fantasy

Trine Rising, The Kinderra Saga: Book 1 by C.K. Donnelly

Fine Arts
Fine Arts

Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon--An Illustrated History by Bob Batchelor

Friendship
Friendship

The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection by Deborah A. Olson

Gift Books
Gift Books

Love Poems From Vermont: Reflections on an Inner and Outer State by Jon Meyer

Graphic Novels / Comics
Graphic Novels / Comics

Caravaggio: A Light Before The Darkness by Ken Mora (Author), Cyrus Mesarcia (Illustrator)

Grief
Grief

The Only Way Out Is Through: A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness by Dr. Gail Gross

Health / Fitness
Health / Fitness

Feeling Good Living Low Toxin in Community and Everyday Life by Cheryl Meyer

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

Untitled: Crimes Against the Crown by Wendy Bayne

History: United States
History: United States

Sons of the Wild Jackass by Terry Shoptaugh

History: World
History: World

Raging Waters in the South China Sea by Rachel A. Winston, Ph.D. & Ishika Sachdeva

Holiday
Holiday

Miracle on Mall Drive by Paolina Milana

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See past year's winners

I Just Want to Paint: Mixing the Colors You Want! by Carol A. McIntyre

Holiday: Childrens
Holiday: Childrens

Gobbledy by Lis Anna-Langston

Home & Garden
Home & Garden

Amen to the Garden: Dandelions to Dinner by Kim Cataldo Thompson

Horror
Horror

The Nosferatu Conspiracy, Book One: The Sleepwalker by Brian James Gage

How-to
How-to

How To Build Your Baby’s Brain: A Parent's Guide to Using New Gene Science... by Dr. Gail Gross

Humor
Humor

Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer

Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Fiction

Jaspa's Journey 4: The Hermit of Kennecott by Rich Meyrick

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Leadership
Leadership

The Infinite Leader by Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren

Legal Thriller
Legal Thriller

The Midnight Call by Jode Millman

LGBTQIA Fiction
LGBTQIA Fiction

Going on Red by Lyn Gardner

LGBTQIA Nonfiction
LGBTQIA Nonfiction

Olivia on the Record: A Radical Experiment in Women's Music by Ginny Z Berson

LGBTQIA Poetry
LGBTQIA Poetry

Anyone's Son: Poems by David Meischen

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

Jacobo's Rainbow by David Hirshberg

Marketing & Public Relations
Marketing & Public Relations

Brand Storytelling by Miri Rodriguez

Memoir
Memoir

444 Days: Memoirs of a Hostage Wife by Marge German

Men's Health
Men's Health

How to Master Your Inner Superman: A Guide for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Using Superman to Conquer the Need for Facades by Kenneth Rogers, Jr.

Military Fiction
Military Fiction

Poisoned Jungle by James Ballard

Military Nonfiction
Military Nonfiction

"My Pilot: A Story of War, Love, and ALS by Sarajane Giere

Mind, Body, Spirit
Mind, Body, Spirit

Journey to the Ancestral Self: Remembering What It Is to Be Human by Tamarack Song

Movies and Television
Movies and Television

The Greatest Hoax on Earth: Catching Truth, While We Can by Alan C. Logan

Multicultural Fiction
Multicultural Fiction

An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody by C.J. Heigelmann

Music
Music

Cool Cats and a Hot Mouse: A History of Jazz and Disney by Matthew Hodge

Mystery
Mystery

Nuclear Option by Dorothy Van Soest

Nature
Nature

Mammals of North Dakota, Second Edition by Robert Seabloom

New Fiction (First time published)
New Fiction (First time published)

The Lines Between Us: A Novel by Rebecca D'Harlingue

Nonfiction
Nonfiction

Junglenomics: Nature's Solutions to the World Environment Crisis - a New Paradigm for the 21st Century & Beyond by Simon M. Lamb

Paranormal Romance
Paranormal Romance

What the Soul Suspects by Mara Purl

Parenting & Family
Parenting & Family

The Big Book of Why For Parents by Clifford D. James III

Performing Arts: Dance
Performing Arts: Dance

Dancing Shapes: Ballet and Body Awareness for Young Dancers by Once Upon a Dance

Personal Growth
Personal Growth

The Meaning of Life: A guide to finding your life's purpose by Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Photography
Photography

Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler by William Frej

Picture Books: Preschool
Picture Books: Preschool

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons: Ellie's First Day of School by Joseph Goodrich

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

Bindiya in India by Monique Chedda

Picture Books: All Ages
Picture Books: All Ages

"The Pirate Princess" by Alva Sachs

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Poetry
Poetry

Ghost Dogs by Dion O'Reilly

Political
Political

RESTORE OUR DEMOCRACY: The Case for Equality and Justice by Werner Neff

Political Thriller
Political Thriller

Silent Partner by Max Cioux

Reference
Reference

Federal Resume Guidebook: Federal Resume Writing Featuring the Outline Format.., Ed. 7 by Kathryn K. Troutman

Relationships
Relationships

Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life by Thomas Jordan Ph.D.

Religion: Fiction
Religion: Fiction

Journey of a JuBu by Blaine Langberg

Religion: Nonfiction
Religion: Nonfiction

Let Me Prey Upon You: Breaking Free from a Minister's Sexual Abuse by Sandy Phillips Kirkham

Romance
Romance

Up for Air by Christina Berry

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Romantic Comedy
Romantic Comedy

Now Lorraine Has Gone by Jeff Lowder

Romantic Suspense
Romantic Suspense

A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing

Authentic Selling: How to Use the Principles of Sales in Everyday Life by Jeff Kirchick

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Unnatural Selection by Thomas Pryce

Self-help: General
Self-help: General

YOLO: Essential Life Hacks for Happiness by Vindy Teja, LL.B.

Self-help: Motivational
Self-help: Motivational

First Generation Father: How to Build a Healthy and Happy Home When... by Anthony Blankenship

Self-help: Spiritual
Self-help: Spiritual

Perfect: A Path to Love, Forgiveness & Transformation by Judi Miller

Short Stories
Short Stories

Claire, Wading Into the Danube By Night by Jeffrey Condran

Small Books
Small Books

Green Horses on the Walls by Cristina A. Bejan

Social/Political Change
Social/Political Change

Reform the Kakistocracy: Rule by the Least Able or Least Principled Citizens by William L. Kovacs

Spirituality
Spirituality

Regaining Paradise by Paul Corson

Sports
Sports

10 Rules of Karate: The Immutable Path to Victory by Kris Wilder, Lawrence A. Kane

Suspense
Suspense

The Meat Hunter by Megan Allen

Teen
Teen

Everything All At Once (Book 1 in the CHORDUROYS AND TOO MANY BOYS™ series) by Ivy Cayden

Thriller
Thriller

Tokyo Traffic (Detective Hiroshi Series Book 3) by Michael Pronko

Travel
Travel

Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All by Charles Bergman

True Crime
True Crime

Through a Mother's Eyes by Cary Allen Stone

Well-Being
Well-Being

Peak Human Clock: How to Get up Early, Fix Eating Time Schedule, and Improve Exercise... by Said Hasyim

Western Fiction
Western Fiction

Prospects of a Woman by Wendy Voorsanger

Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Women's Issues
Women's Issues

Advancing Reproductive Choice: Leading with Conviction and Compassion by Elizabeth S Maguire

Writing and Publishing
Writing and Publishing

From Inspiration to Publication: Master Book Writing One Piece at a Time by Roger Leslie

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Prairie Sonata by Sandy Shefrin Rabin

Young Adult Nonfiction
Young Adult Nonfiction

The King Inside: Practical Advice for Young African-American Males by Dr. Angelise M. Rouse

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