Strategic Authors Rake in the Prizes: The 2011 Awards Listing

Mike Saxton and his 7 Scorpions: Rebellion took the Gold medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards in the highly competitive Science Fiction category. 7 Scorpions was also the Sci-Fi Winner in the 2011 Pinnacle Awards and named a Finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) and 2011 International Book Awards, as well as receiving an Honorable Mention in the Reader Views 2010 Awards. Wow. In Saxton’s exciting first book of a trilogy, Earth is turned upside down by the brutal attack of a dictator known as Zodiac. The series introduces Vincent Black, an unlikely hero who must fight Zodiac and succeed over nearly insurmountable odds to save the planet.
(ISBN: 978-1-160911-286-8, www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/7Scorpions-Rebellion.html )

Jo Ann Bender won the Gold Medal for Lebensborn in the Fiction-Action category of the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards. The novel is set against the historical backdrop of “Lebensborn”, a network of maternity homes designed to service the SS during WWII.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-450-3 http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/Lebensborn.html)

Sherrill S. Cannon had all three of her children’s books nominated for the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards; The Magic Word won the Gold Medal in the Children’s-Concept category while Santa’s Birthday Gift and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys took Silver and Bronze, respectively, in the Children’s Fable category. Santa’s Birthday Gift was also a Finalist in this year’s National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA). More awards for The Magic Word, winning the Children’s Interest category in the 2011 Pinnacle Awards and recently named a Finalist in Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards.

The Magic Word is the rhyming tale of a little girl who needs to
learn some manners. ISBN: 978-1-60976-909-3, http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/

Santa’s Birthday Gift- Santa’s very first gift goes to a baby in a manger. ISBN: 978-1-60860-824-9, http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/

In Peter and the Whimper-Whineys a young rabbit who whines
finds life among the Whimper-Whineys is not so fun. 978-1-60911-517-3, http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/

 

Kim Nga Nguyen’s Little Kim was the Winner in the Children’s Bilingual category of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, given by the North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE), for its inspirational account of a child forced to leave her country in 1975 after losing her father and home during the Vietnam War.
(ISBN: 978-1-60693-525-5, www.eloquentbooks.com/LittleKim.html)

 

Peter Cassidy’s A Mole Named Cole and a Whole Lot of Hole was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards in the Children’s-Concept category. Cole was also a Finalist in the 2011 International Book Awards’ Children’s Picture Book category for this delightful story of one nervous little mole who ventures far out of his comfort zone and out into the world, teaching us all about bravery.
(ISBN: 978-1-60976-938-3, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AMoleNamedColeAndAWholeLotOfHole.html)

Rita Kaye Vetsch’s The Many Colors of Friendship recently won its third major book award, receiving an Honorable Mention in the Children’s-General category in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards. In 2010, the book was named a Finalist in the prestigious National Book Awards in the Children’s Education category. And in 2009, The Many Colors of Friendship won an International Book Award (IBA). Also illustrated by Vetsch, this unique and fun story teaches young readers about the importance of diversity.
(ISBN: 9781606937563 – http://www.eloquentbooks.com/TheManyColorsOfFriendship.html)

Anita Waggoner won the Best Fiction Award for Farewell to Freedom in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA). Subtitled What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Necessarily Stay in Vegas!, this astute and moving romance follows a new divorcee as she looks for a new life and possibly love in a town called Freedom.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-932-4, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/FarewellToFreedom.html)

Karen Macik won the 2011 Pinnacle Awards’ Best Novel accolade. Macik’s Dear Daddy David is a sweeping saga of love lost and then found as a young woman realizes she is in love with her step-father.
(ISBN: 978-1-60976-622-1, http://sbpra.com/karinmacik/)

 

 

Nik Greene won the Best Non Fiction Award for False Accusations in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA). Subtitled Guilty Until Proven Innocent, this is the intense and unforgettable true story of the author, an Englishman caught up in the antiquated French legal system, after being accused by a child of sexual assault.
(ISBN: 978-1-60976-056-4, http://sbpra.com/nikgreene/)

 

Tracy Krauss had both My Mother the Man-Eater and And the Beat Goes On recognized in the National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) in 2011. Both titles were Finalists in the Religion-Fiction category.

Loaded with humor, action, intrigue and romance, My Mother the Man-Eater is the exciting story of a woman whose search for meaning in life finds an unexpected outlet., ISBN: 978-1-60976-585-9, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/MyMotherTheMan-Eater.html)

When an archeologist digs up the remains of a pterodactyl carefully buried next to a set of gigantic human bones, the quest is on to find out the truth. Was there a race of giant humans who existed near the time of the dinosaurs? And the Beat Goes On, ISBN: 978-1-60976-809-6, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AndTheBeatGoesOn.html)

Rev. Sherry L. DeLoach and her Without Doubt: Take Control of your Wellness were recognized by the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) in two categories. The book was a Finalist in both Alternative Medicine and Self Help: Spiritual.

(ISBN: 978-1-60860-392-3, http://www.eloquentbooks.com/WithoutDoubt-TakeControlOfYourWellness.html)

Nannette Holliday had the winning book in the Adventure-Romance category in the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, given by the North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE). The Sting of Fate is a sweeping love story that spans three continents and changes the lives of two people
forever. (ISBN: 978-1-60976-429-6, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheStingOfFate.html)

Gregory Hoffman was a Finalist in the Holiday category in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) for his Santa Needs a Vacation (On the Day After Christmas.) Written in the tradition of the classic The Night Before Christmas, Hoffman’s Santa Needs a Vacation is an entertaining, and colorful Christmas card to the holiday, intended for older kids and adults.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-610-1, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/SantaNeedsAVacation.html)

Bob Behrent was a Finalist in the Humor category in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) for his for Planes Pranks & Pepto-Bismol: Tales & Tips From a Seasoned Road Warrior.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-383-4,
http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/PlanesPranksAndPeptoBismol.html)

Alise Cayen’s Patty Pom-Poms was a Finalist in the Children’s-General category of the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards. Drawn from her own experience as a professional cheerleader and dancer, Cayen’s engaging story sends an important message about the importance of persistence and hard work in order to realize dreams and accomplish goals.
(ISBN: 978-1-60693-685-6,
www.strategicbookpublishing.com/PattyPom-Poms.html)

U.D. Abdulkareem and his African Cowboy were recognized in multiple categories in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards, named a Finalist in both Fiction-Action and Fiction-Suspense, in addition to winning the Young Adult
Bronze Medal. This powerful tale of life in Nigeria illustrates the terrible effects of illiteracy as it follows two abandoned children who overcome the odds and societal taboos to educate themselves and make a better life.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-835-8, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AfricanCowboy.html)

Janet Schredl and her Graffiti on My Soul were recognized in multiple categories in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards, receiving the Bronze Medal for Autobiography and named a Finalist in Religion/Philosophy. This moving memoir by a retired psychologist, mother of five, and nun at seventeen, is a faith-filled inspiration for us all. (ISBN: 978-1-60860-961-1, http://www.eloquentbooks.com/GraffitiOnMySoul.html)

 

Nigel Patten’s The Hounds of Samaria took the Bronze Medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards in the Mystery category. This, Patten’s second published book, creatively jumps from the 20th century to an ancient world and back again, as the main character tries to unravel the
mystery of his past and present life. (ISBN: 978-1-60911-836-5, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheHoundsOfSamaria.html)

Sally Eccleston’s Leap Beyond Blue Sky Veil was chosen a Finalist in Historical Fiction in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards. Eccleston has created an innovative work that weaves the true story of Sarah Winnemucca, of the Paiute tribe in the 19th century, with her fictional niece, a modern Paiute shaman and university professor. The past and present overlap and echo in this powerful tale of the ties between humans and the natural environment.
(ISBN: 978-1-60860-858-4, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/LeapBeyondBlueSkyVeil.html)

Dee Dee Fox’s The Ruby Red Slippers won First Place in the highly competitive Early Reader category in the 2010 Reader Views Awards. In this charming children’s book about a magical pair of shoes, a young girl learns the joy of giving and, in the end, of receiving.
(ISBN: 978-1-60976-006-9 www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheRubyRedSlippers.html)

 

Dr. Ian Crouch won the Gold Medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Historical Fiction–Military/War category for his A Pyrrhic Victory, Volume I: The Shaping of Destiny. Journey back to 301 BC; a young king named Pyrrhus is about to enter the world stage as two armies prepare for battle. History comes alive in this stunning epic featuring the heroes of antiquity. (ISBN: 978-1-60911-914-0,
http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/APyrrhicVictory-VolumeI-TheShapingOfDestiny.html)

Allyson L. Giles and Believe: A Tale of Faye, with illustrations by Steven Giles, was the Winner in the Fiction-New Age category for the 2011 International Book Awards. Giles was also a Finalist in the Children’s Fiction category. Believe took top honors at the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, named the Winner in the New Age category for its magical story that will make you believe in fairies.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-898-3, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/Believe-ATaleOfFaye.html)

Kate Nevermore nailed the Best Vampire Science Fiction prize for her Blood for the Living, a dark yet exciting look at a future where sects of vampires rule society, at the 2011 Pinnacle Awards. (ISBN: 978-1-60976-522-4, http://sbpra.com/katenevermore/)

 

 

T.D. Austin’s People of the Bear Mother was named a Finalist in the 2011 International Book Awards in both the Women’s Literature and Fiction: Gay/Lesbian categories. The book is an enthralling tale of a young woman’s spiritual journey of self-discovery into the depths of Europe’s greatest and oldest painted cave. (ISBN: 978-1-61204-355-5, http://sbpra.com/tdaustin/)

 

Barbara Prignano’s Anthony and the Magic Bumblebee was named a Finalist in the Children’s category of the 2011 International Book Awards. In this delightful book, a little boy discovers a bumblebee sprinkling magic dust. Just what is this magic dust? Anthony and the Magic Bumblebee provides a wonderful teaching opportunity to learn all about pollination. (ISBN: 978-1-60976-924-6, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AnthonyAndTheMagicBumblebee.html)

Lecon J. Murphy’s The Last Soul was named a Finalist in the Religious Fiction category of the 2011 International Book Awards. In this religious thriller, angels and demons battle as one young man struggles with his faith.
(ISBN: 978-1-60860-426-5, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheLastSoul.html)

Peggy L. Headlund was a Winner in the Juvenile Fiction category of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards for her Common Sense: Listening to the Spirit, the fourth book in her acclaimed Lillian Faith Christian series. Showing her versatility as a writer, Headlund was also a Winner in the Health category her Sexy at Sixty: Live Well & Happy Men & Women Over Fifty. And if doing it once wasn’t enough, Headlund ‘double-dipped’ at the 2011 International Book Awards as well with Common Sense: Listening to the Spirit a Finalist in the Young Adult group and Sexy at Sixty: Live Well & Happy Men & Women Over Fifty! named Finalist in the Health: Aging 50+ category.

Common Sense: Listening to the Spirit centers on 16-year-old Lilia Faith Christian and her boyfriend, Jim; the story will light up young readers’ hearts with the couple’s faith, hope, and humor. (ISBN: 978-1-60976-548-4, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/CommonSense-ListeningToTheSpirit.html)

Sexy at Sixty is the author’s own journey to find the answers on how to enjoy continued good health. Looks like she has succeeded! (ISBN: 978-1-60976-865-2, http://sbpra.com/peggylheadlund/)

Ettore Grillo’s Travels of the Mind was chosen best book in the Non-Fiction category of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, given by the North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE). The author’s self-healing autobiography is about his journey back from paranoid schizophrenia. (ISBN: 978-1-60860-657-3, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TravelsOfTheMind.html)

Jackie Brown and her Ask ME About Mary Kay: The true story behind the bumper sticker on the pink Cadillac won Best New Non-Fiction in the 2011 International Book Awards. This first-time author and go-getter extraordinaire shares her secrets for making it big in the corporate world — on her own terms.
(ISBN: 978-1-60976-165-3, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AskMeAboutMaryKay.html)

Raine, a medium who found self-empowerment through spiritual development, was a Winner for her autobiography And Rainedrops Fall Down My Cheeks at the 2011 Pinnacle Awards. And Rainedrops was named best book in the Spiritual category.
(ISBN: 978-1-60911-228-8, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AndRainedropsFallDownMyCheeks.html)

Anna Morten and her The Cuckoo’s Egg: The Story of an Extraordinary Woman was named a Finalist in the New Age: Non-Fiction category of the 2011 International Book Awards. Based on astonishing true events, The Cuckoo’s Egg is the story of a gifted psychic and medium, and how her abilities came to light. (ISBN: 978-1-60860-838-6, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheCuckoosEgg.html)

Alma Husdon’s The Trouble with Change was named the Winner of the Women’s Literature category in the 2011 Pinnacle Awards. Hudson’s moving story of domestic violence was also a 2011 Finalist in the International Book Awards. (ISBN: 978-1-60860-800-3,
http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheTroubleWithChange.html)

Keith Graham was the Winner in the Humor category of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, given by the North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE), for his A Pov’s Guide to Overseas Travel. The book was also named Finalist in the 2011 International Book Awards’ Humor category.
(ISBN: 978-1-60860-251-3, http://www.eloquentbooks.com/APOVsGuideToOverseasTravel.html)

Stuart Bramhall’s The Battle for Tomorrow, a fable that speaks cogently to the urgent issues of today, was named Winner in the Juvenile Fiction category of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, given by the North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE). (ISBN: 978-1-61204-219-0, http://sbpra.com/drstuartjeannebramhall/)

 

Karen Kearney’s Mystery on Sprite Island won the 2011 Pinnacle Award for best Young Adult Mystery for its tale that speaks to the need in all of us to discover who we are and can become with a little help from our friends – on both sides of the grave! (ISBN: 978-1-60976-692-4, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/MysteryOnSpriteIsland.html)

Clement Binnings, Jr. won the Bronze Medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards for his Angel Through the Storms in the Southern Fiction category. Inspired by the pain of Katrina, this mystical love story, set in New Orleans, also was given a five star review. (ISBN: 978-1-60976-215-5, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/AngelThroughTheStorms.html)

Strategic Book and Publishing congratulates all of its authors on their accomplishments. For more information on the awards given, go to:

Reader Views: www.readerviews.com/Awards2010Winners.html;
Readers Favorites: http://readersfavorite.com/2011-award-contest-winners.htm;
National Indie Excellence Awards: http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2011.htm.
Independent Publisher Book Awards: http://www.IndependentPublisher.com/article.php?page=1442.
International Book Awards: http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2011awardannouncement.html
Global eBook Awards: http://awardsforebooks.com/book-writing-contest/finalist/finalists-for-2011-global-ebook-awards/
Pinnacle Awards: http://www.bookmarketingprofits.com/PinnacleAwardsSummer2011.html

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