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Independent Press Award
2024 winners

Action/Adventure

A.M. Adair

A NEW GAME

Animals-Pets

Heather Leigh Strom

K9 Spirit Guides: The Healing Power of Man's Best Friend

Audiobook: Nonfiction

Jim Reiman

Negotiation Simplified

Book Cover Design-Childrens

Irena Stanic Rasin, Grigor Vitez

AntonTon

Book Interior Design: Nonfiction

Johnny Carrabba

A Gift from the Heart, Johnny Carrabba

Business: Motivational

Behnam Tabrizi

Going on Offense: A Leader’s Playbook for Perpetual Innovation

Chick-Lit

Angela Terry

The Palace at Dusk: A Novel

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, Tell Me About the Lungs.

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, What are Emotions?

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, What is Pneumonia?

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, Why Do We Have a Belly Button?

Childrens: Holiday

Carla Crane Osborne

Gona's Halloween Hunt

Childrens: Nonfiction

Dr. John Hutton & Dr. Ryan Moore; Illustrated by Gabriella Vagnoli

Billie the Brain

Christian

Jessica Clancy

The Quest for Family

Cookbooks: General

Pamela Gelsomini

Fish off the Block

Cultural and Social Issues

Ruth DyckFehderau

E nâtamukw miyeyimuwin:
Residential School Recovery Stories of the James Bay Cree, Volume 1

Death and Dying

Cara Hope Clark

The Transformational Nature of Grief: A Pocket Guide Embracing the Light of Your Soul

Epic Fantasy

Z.S. Diamanti

Stone & Sky

Finance

David Greene

Pillars of Wealth: How to Make, Save, and Invest Your Money to Achieve Financial Freedom

Gift Books

Michael C. Higgins, PhD

Exploring Wine Regions - California Central Coast

Hispanic/Latin

Richard C. Brusca

The Time Travelers

Horror

Xan Bilal

Solitarya

Inspiration

Mark Berridge

A Fraction Stronger

Legal Thriller

Roxana Arama

Extreme Vetting: A Thriller

Literary Fiction

Xuemo

Into the Desert

Medical Thriller

Hassan Riaz

The Vaccine: A Medical Thriller

Middle Grade

Vincent M. Miceli

The Last Triceracorn (Book One)

Mind, Body, Spirit

Carmen Turner Schott

Moon Signs, Houses & Healing: Gain Emotional Strength & Resilience through Astrology

Music

Asher Black

The Guitar Decoder Ring: Featuring SIGIL - The New Language of Guitar

New Adult Fiction

Lis Anna-Langston

Wild Asses of the Mojave Desert

Novella

Bahr Burr

Tranquility Bight

Parenting and Family

Suzanne Lezotte

Raising Owen: An Extra-Ordinary Memoir on Motherhood

Personal Growth

Judie Dziezak

Petals from Mars: A Memoir of Resilience and Triumph over Adversity

Picture Books - Preschool

Holly Schmidt

NO! GO!

Poetry - Love, Life & Family

Hélène Cardona, Maram Al-Masri

The Abduction

Political Thriller

Joe Klingler

Lock Up

Public Relations

Claire McKinney

Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does? 3.0

Regional

Todd Wilkinson

Ripple Effects: How To Save Yellowstone and America's Most Iconic Wildlife Ecosystem

Religion: Nonfiction

Rose Ann Forte

The Plans He Has For Me

Romantic Fantasy

Kaylin McFarren

Black Wing Sky

Self-help: General

Elizabeth Barbour

Sacred Celebrations: Designing Rituals to Navigate Life's Milestone Transitions

Short Stories

David Joseph

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY, SO I JUST SAID THANKS

Suspense

Amy Rivers

Ripple Effect

Thriller

Judith Sanders

The Huntsman

True Crime

Frederick Douglass Reynolds

Saint Bloodbath

Well-being

Dr. Bernadette Anderson

Fulfilled. 52 Prescriptions for Healing, Health, and Happiness

Women's Fiction

Paulette Stout

What Eyes Can't See

Writing and Publishing

Michael Loveday

Unlocking the Novella-in-Flash: from Blank Page to Finished Manuscript

Addiction and Recovery

Blue Andrews

Choosing Life: One man's journey through alcoholism and depression to wellness and self-discovery

Anthology

Kate Adams, Editor-in-Chief

Fault Zone: Detachment

Biography: General

Katie Anderson

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons

Book Cover Design-Fiction

J. Ronald M. York

Charlie's Encore

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Chad Carson

The Small and Mighty Real Estate Investor: How to Reach Financial Freedom with Fewer Rental Properties

Cancer

Jeff Stewart

Living: Inspiration from a Father with Cancer

Childrens: Animals-Pets

Written by Kip Ullrich Fechner, Illustrated by Janis Ullrich Dillon

Please Love Me Like I Love You

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, Tell Me About the Nose?

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, Why Do I Need to Eat Vitamin A?

Childrens: Fiction

Ryan Hartford

Searching for Polaris

Childrens: Humor

Ankit Kumar Pradhan

Pebble the Penguin

Childrens: Religion Fiction

Antony Barone Kolenc

Murder at Penwood Manor

Coffee-table Book

Michael C. Higgins, PhD

Exploring Wine Regions - California Central Coast

Crime Fiction

Jim Nesbitt

The Dead Certain Doubt: An Ed Earl Burch Novel

Cultural Heritage

J. Stanion

My Place Among Them

Environment

Lowell E. Baier with Christopher E. Segal

The Codex of the Endangered Species Act, Volume I: The First Fifty Years

Fantasy

Peter Eliott

A Bargain with Darkness

Fine Arts

Ernesto Atkinson

Stolen Moments / Momentos Robados

Grief: Fiction

Gloria Mattioni

California Sister

Historical Fiction

Robert Loewen

The Lioness of Leiden

How-to

Matthew J. Louis

Hiring Veterans: How To Leverage Military Talent For Organizational Growth

Judaism

Dean Cycon

FINDING HOME (Hungary, 1945)

LGBTQ Fiction

JC Compton

The Strange Story of Stanley Suspect

Marriage

Kathy Nickerson PhD

The Courage to Stay: How to Heal From an Affair and Save Your Marriage

Memoir

David A. Jones

ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD

Military Fiction

James Bultema

Sea of Red

Motivational

Talia Fox

The Power of Conscious Connection: 4 Habits to Transform How You Live and Lead

Mystery

Michael Pronko

Shitamachi Scam

New Fiction

Tong Ge

The House Filler

Paranormal Mystery/Thriller

T.E. Lane

The Cornbread Letters

Performing Arts

Jim R Moore

Don't Miss This: A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts Photography

Philosophy

Saul Silas Fathi

The Essence of philosophy

Picture Books-Ages 4-8

Theresa Lynn

Let's Tour the World: A Globe Adventure

Poetry - Nature & Spirit

Lali A. Love

Realms of my Soul III: A Golden Gift

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Emese C. Parker

To Carry Wonder: A Memoir and Guide to Adventures in Pregnancy and Beyond

Race Relations

Joel F. Johnson

Never

Relationships

Jennifer Nash

Be Human, Lead Human: How to Connect People and Performance

Romance

Lynn Eldridge

Chase Cooper

Romantic Suspense

Eve M. Riley

The Secret

Self-help: Motivational

Melinda Carter Oakes

The Cheerleader's Guide to the Workplace

Spirituality

Bud Megargee

The Afterlife Experience - How Our Association With Nature's Elements Shapes the Outcome

Techno-thriller

Thomas R. Weaver

Artificial Wisdom

Travel

Michael C. Higgins, PhD

Exploring Wine Regions - California Central Coast

Urban Fantasy

Caytlyn Brooke

Among the Hunted

Western Fiction

Robert Vaughan

A Rambling Man

Women's Issues

Sharon Lechter and Kim Scouller

How Money Works For Women: Take Control Or Lose It

Young Adult Fiction

Sorboni Banerjee and Dominique Richardson

Red as Blood: A YA Romantic Suspense Mystery Novel

Aging/Midlife

Corinne Auman

Keenagers: Telling a New Story about Aging

Audiobook: Fiction

George Paxinos

A River Divided

Biography: Historical

Muhammad Obaidur Rahim

Khuda Buksh: The Pioneer of Life Insurance in Bangladesh

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

Beth Ann Hooper

The Roots That Clutch

Business: General

Faisal Hoque

Reinvent: Navigating Business Transformation in a Hyperdigital Era

Career

Justin Dauer

In Fulfillment: The Designer’s Journey

Childrens: Educational

SK Bennett

Marco the Great and the History of Numberville

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, Tell Me About the Stomach.

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, What is Clubfoot?

Childrens: Educational Series

Michael Dow, RN, MS

Nurse Florence®, Why Do I Need to Eat Vitamin C?

Childrens: Grief

Steve Wolfson

Aunty Jane Knits Up A Storm

Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational

Brittney Brackett

My Safe Place

Childrens: Religion Nonfiction

Ned Bustard

Saint Patrick the Forgiver

Comics and Graphic Novels

Alex Grand & Joshua S. Berman

Hashman

Cross Genre

Johnny Carrabba

A Gift from the Heart, Johnny Carrabba

Current Events

Rohit Bhargava and Henry Coutinho-Mason

The Future Normal: How We Will Live, Work and Thrive in the Next Decade

Environment

Edited by Lowell E. Baier, John F. Organ, and Christopher E. Segal

The Codex of the Endangered Species Act, Volume II: The Next Fifty Years

Fantasy

Peter Eliott

A Dream of Shadows

General Fiction

Scott Fad

King of Nod

Grief: Nonfiction

Tracee Dunblazier

Transformative Grief: An Ancient Ritual of Healing for Modern Times

History: United States

Lowell E. Baier with Christopher E. Segal

The Codex of the Endangered Species Act, Volume I: The First Fifty Years

Humor/Satire

Edward Belfar

A Very Innocent Man

Leadership

R. Michael Anderson

Leadership Mindset 2.0: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reaching your Full Potential

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Esther Mollica

The Queen of Gay Street

Medical Nonfiction

Grace Torres-Hodges

Private Practice Solution: Reclaiming Physician Autonomy and Restoring the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Men's Health

Kenneth Rogers, Jr.

How to Unite Your Inner Lanterns

Military Nonfiction

Robin Bartlett

Vietnam Combat: Firefights and Writing History

Multicultural Fiction

Kris Wilder and Lawrence Kane

UMA: Champion of the Seven Dojo: A Modern Story of Tradition and Victory

Nature

Edited by Lowell E. Baier, John F. Organ, and Christopher E. Segal

The Codex of the Endangered Species Act, Volume II: The Next Fifty Years

New Nonfiction

Tae-hyok Kim and Nicole Kim Rogers

Beyond the Border

Paranormal Romance

Carolyn Radmanovich

The Mummy's Gift

Personal Finance

Matt Paradise

Financially Capable: A Friendly Guide to Building Whole-Health Wealth

Photography

Nathan Myhrvold

Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography

Picture Books-All Ages

Irena Stanic Rasin, Grigor Vitez

AntonTon

Poetry - Political / Social

Gloria Mindock

Grief Touched the Sky at Night

Psychology

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Problem Solver, Maximizing Your Strengths To Make Better Decisions

Reference

John Kershaw Ed D

SAE International's Dictionary for Automotive Engineers

Religion: Fiction

H.L. Howard

A Journey Must Be Taken: Playlist

Romantic Comedy

Evie Alexander

Love ad Lib

Science Fiction

Laurisa Brandt

Birthright of Scars: Rising

Self-help: Spirituality

Tracee Dunblazier

Your Crystal Allies: The 12 Best Gems and Minerals for Giving Love, Receiving Comfort, and Connecting to the Cosmos

Sports

David Rockwell

We Were The Ramchargers: Inside Drag Racing’s Legendary Team, Second Edition

Teen

Michele Kwasniewski

RISING STAR Book One of THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART Series

Travelogue

Marty Ohlhaut and Grace Ly

Tent for Seven: A Camping Adventure Gone South Out West

Visionary Fiction

Carolyn Radmanovich

The Mummy's Gift

Western Nonfiction

C. Gilbert Storms

Raphael Pumpelly's Arizona: The Frontier Adventures of a Young Mining Engineer

World Literature

João Cerqueira

Perestroika: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Young Adult Nonfiction

Argita Zalli and Detina Zalli

Good Morning, Hope: A True Story of Refugee Twin Sisters and Their Triumph over War, Poverty, and Heartbreak

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