Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Inspirational

Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 5th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards

Inspirational Category

First-place Winner

Dr. Iris Bell
Chew on Things – It Helps You Think
Tucson AZ

Honorable Mentions

Caleb Grimes
Star Wars Jesus
Staunton VA

Betty Healey
Road Signs 2
N Lancaster ON Canada

Deane Schuessler
Devoted to God and Each Other
Woodbury MN

Linda Abbott Trapp
Letters To My Granddaughters
San Diego CA


Dr. Annand
Rising From the Mud
Charleston SC

Fight the Misery Conspiracy
Phoenix AZ

St. Mark
Mississauga ON Canada

Celeste Amand
Messages from the Beloved
Golden CO

Jarvis R. Ami
The American Passion
West Palm Beach FL

Stephanie Arminger
Baby Hannah’s Journey
Twin Falls ID

Irene Armstrong
Call Me Mara
Zion IL

ron arnold
life’s little Hugs and how to share them
Columbus IN

Lama Milkweed L. Augustine H.H. Ph.D
The Milkweed Prophecy
Middleboro MA

Wilson Awasu
The Conflict
Lakeville MN

Greg Bass
Letters Home
Grover City CA

Claire Boudreaux Bateman
This Little Light of Mine
Baton Rouge LA

Bonnie Baumgartner
Joyfully Being a 10%er
Phoenix AZ

Steven E. Baxter
Revolutionary Spirituality: Awakening to Your True Self
Live Oak FL

Richard A. Benack
Saints Aren’t Angels
Garden City NY

Judith K. Berg
The Otter Spirit
Eugene OR

Normand R Bernier
Fairlawn OH

Thom Bierdz
Forgiving Troy
Los Angeles CA

Michael R. Binder, M.D.
Images of Heaven
Highland Park IL

Leslie Bishop
Congratulations, You Have Cancer!
Melbourne FL

Jeanette Bishop Helen Varga
Shut the Hell Up, I’m Trying to be Spiritual Here!
Port Dover ON Canada

Barbara Blair
Communing With the Infinite…a Path of Awakening Awareness
Wheat Ridge CO

Mike Blaylock
Life-Changing Leadership
Mobile AL

John G. Blumberg
Silent Alarm
Naperville IL

Linna Bowman
Application Divine
Tulsa OK

Polly D. Boyette
Life is a Buffet So Save Room for Dessert
Virginia Beach VA

Patti Brady
The Heart of a Child
Woodstock GA

Michael Briese
Gifts of God’s Grace
Silver Spring MD

Camey Brooks
Whistling In The Wind
Stone Mountain GA

Angela K. Brown
I Believe
Las Vegas NV

Dr. Olen R. Brown
Columbia MO

Andrew L. Brown
Overcome Adversity
Chicago IL

Rev. Dr. Walter M. Brown, Jr.
Why The Wilderness?
Jacksonville FL

Gloria J. Burgess
Legacy Living
Edmonds WA

Elizabeth MacDonald Burrows
Maya Sangh And The Valley of the White Ones
Seattle WA

David Byck
It’s a Long Way to the Floor
Akron OH

Alberto Cappas
Never too late to make a U-Turn
New York NY

Rev. Dr. Vincent W. Carroll
Biblical Characters with an attitude
Sarasota FL

Laura Dion-Jones Casey
Commit to Get Fit
Chicago IL

Kayren J. Cathcart
Court Etiquette: Approaching the King’s Throne
Charlotte NC

Frank Chase, Jr.
False Roads To Manhood
Madison AL

Augustine S. Chea
Survival Beyond Belief
New York NY

Shirley Cheng
Waking Spirit
Wappingers Falls NY

Jahmal Cole
Athletes & Emcees
Waukegan IL

Janet E. Collins
One Path Home
Lake Delton WI

Joel Comiskey
Cell Church Solutions
Moreno Valley CA

Joellen Cook
Sardines, Cheese and Soda Crackers
Irmo SC

Bill Cordivari
A Grander Vision
Basking Ridge NJ

Nancy Minton Corley
Learning to Sing Solo…When Life cancels your Duet
Rutherford TN

Caroline Cottom Thom Cronkhite
The Isle of Is
Koro Island Fiji

Jonathan Richard Cring
Digging For Gold
Hendersonville TN

Jonathan Richard Cring(le)
Mr. Kringle’s Tales
Hendersonville TN

Jonette Crowley
The Eagle & The Condor
Greenwood Village CO

Glenn K. Currie
Riding in Boxcars
Concord NH

Barbara Harris Curtis
Confessions Of A Kept Woman
Missouri City TX

Nancy Ruth Davis
An Angel Named Promise
Arlington VA

Tasra Dawson
Real Women Scrap
Windsor CA

Douglas J. Del Tondo, Esq.
Jesus’ Words Only
Irvine CA

Bob Derr
Burke’s Tour
Selinsgrove PA

Kathleen J. Dolan
I Need A Facelift! (Spiritually Speaking)
Westport CT

Renee Duane
Choosing for Bliss
Safety Harbor FL

Kelton Drew Earl
The Ant God
Fort Worth TX

Jeanne M. Eck
I Am Happier to Know You
Wheeling WV

Kathy Eckles
Yes! To the Journey of a Lifetime
Gloucester MA

Lacy Enderson
Addiction: A Personal Story
Simi Valley CA

David Evans
Does God Ever Speak through Cats?
Van Nuys CA

Ken Ferrara
Back to Good
Lindenhurst IL

Ralph Filicchia
They Also Lived
Watertown MA

T.B. Fisher
Why Buy In?
Peninsula OH

Peggy M. Fisher
Search Lights for My Soul
Camden NJ

Mara Fonseca, PhD
Quest for Illumination
Santa Cruz CA

Carloyn Freund-Nelson
The Auspicious Goat
Northport NY

Della Gardella
A String of Pearls
San Angelo TX

Della Gardella
San Angelo TX

Harold and Dianne Garner
A Celebration of His Messengers
Lattimore NC

Linda Marie Theresa Garrett
Seeing In the Spirit Understanding the Battle
Brookyn Park MN

Maria Garriott
A Thousand Resurrections
Baltimore MD

Louise Murphy Gearin
Separate Paths
Memphis TN

Garry Genser
A Down to Earth God
Hydesville CA

Margie Gerow
Margie and the School of Hard Knocks: Level One
Snover MI

Barbara Ghazarian
Descendants of Noah
Pacific Grove CA

Sheryl Glick
Life Is No Coincidence
Rockville Centre NY

David Goeske
Together We’ll Grow
Volo IL

Patricia Goins
This Can’t Be Love!
Riverdale GA

Jim Gold
A New Leaf
Teaneck NJ

Weldon Green
What Do I Do Now?
Spring TX

Dianne Grob
What The Heart Wants
Seattle WA

Jody Guler
I’ll Love You Forever
Neenah WI

Rod Hairston
Are You Up For the Challenge?
Leesburg VA

Julie Hairston
Your’re Having a Wonderful Childhood
Leesburg VA

Kim Halberg
Meet Me at the Oasis
Andover MN

Neil Halford
The Sound of Sight
Highlands Ranch CO

Mary Hancock
What To Do When
Columbia SC

Laneen Anavah Haniah
The Spirits of Sexual Perversion
Dallas TX

Bev Hanson
Ormond Beach FL

Linda Hasley
Royal Oak MI

Maria Victoria Hererra de Fernandez
All Because of a Mouse
Saint Petersburg FL

Latasha G. Hines, Esq.
I Love Him Lord, But He’s Not a Christian
Miramar FL

Leanna Lindsey Hollis M.D.
The Clay Papers
Blue Springs MS

Carol A. Holzweiss
Spiritual Anecdotes For your Soul
P. Pines FL

Carol A. Holzweiss
Sermons For Living Your Life
Pembroke Pines FL

Carol A. Holzweiss
Sermons to Uplift Your Spirit
Pembroke Pines FL

Sam & Adele Hooker
Prayer and other God stuff
Portland OR

PZ Hopkins
Club Shattered
Clearwater FL

Linda Horton
Fear Not
Pinedale CA

Evan Drake Howard
The Lost Epistle of Jesus
Pawtucket RI

Tom Huening
Spiritual Choices
San Mateo CA

Bob Hunt
Retired! A Path to Liberation
Tucson AZ

Jenny Ibbotson
the obedient universe
Cape Town South Africa

Elena Iglesias
Aloni Gabriel and Butterfly
Key Biscayne FL

Janet Alston Jackson
A Cry for Light: A Journey Into Love
Lake View Terrace CA

Valentina Janek
In Love and Friendship
W Hempstead NY

Ravonda Monley John
Please Pass the Salt
Laurinburg NC

Marsha A. Johnson
Emerald’s Garden
Tulsa OK

Billye Jones
Angel Power Angel Love
Dallas TX

Billie Jones
The Essence of Loving
Dallas TX

Dr. Jim Jowers
The Gideon Warriors
Milton FL

Joanne Justis William Mykian
Numbers-The Powerful Bridge Beyond
Los Gatos CA

Vera Kaikobad
The 12 Moon Signs In Love
Tempe AZ

Vera Kaikobad
Numerology For Relationships
Tempe AZ

Kenny Kemp
Oki’s Island
Midvale UT

Stanley Kimmel Kesselman
Divine Intervention: Jesus or Jefferson
Studio City CA

Rose Silva King
A Cow For The Holy Spirit
Modesto CA

John M. Knowles, M.A. Linda Leblanc
Reincarnation Cards Awakening Far Memory
Paphos Cyprus

Sarah T. Kruel
Speaking of Success
Sandy Hook CT

Gail Larson
Breathing Spaces
Humble TX

Betty Seagle Lawing
Miracles Happen When God Leads
Morganton NC

Ramelle T. Lee
Step Into His Greatness
Detroit MI

Ronnie Lee
The Book Of Life: Existentialism
Whampoa, Hung Hom Kowloon Hong Kong

Deborah Lovett
Gushing Springs
Bellbrook OH

Beverly Mahone
Durham NC

Patricia Major
Spiritual Meatloaf
Carmel Valley CA

Margaret Margo
The Uninvited Guest
Santa Cruz CA

Jennifer J. Martin
Star Child
San Antonio TX

Hope Ives Mauran
Where the Wisdom Lies
Greenwich CT

Libby Maxey
I Am Liberty
Mount Juliet TN

Janine Maxwell
It’s Not Okay With Me
Alpharetta GA

N.J. Mayfield
Being Your Best!
Ponca City OK

Allen McCray
When You Pray
Glendale AZ

Stephen McCutchan
Good News for a Fractured Society
Winston-Salem NC

Marion McNair
Bitter Roots
Los Angeles CA

Father Maurice McNeely
Catholicism Without The Guilt
Las Vegas NV

Gabriel McShane
Soul Chasing
Willow Street PA

Catherine McTamaney
The Tao of Montessori
Nashville TN

John Mellor with Rowena Beresford
Miracles from the Dust
Burleigh BC Australia

Lane Metcalf
To Set a Prisoner Free
Centerville OH

Daphne Michaels
Light of Our Times
Tacoma WA

Denise Mira
No Ordinary Child
Gig Harbor WA

Tricia Molloy
Divine Wisdom at Work
Marietta GA

John Moreno A.A.S., B.A., M.A.
A Spirituality For Police Officers
Massapequa Park NY

Paul R. Mork
The Power Of Becoming
White Bear Lake MN

Vicki Lay Ne’ Baker
Who Me??…Couldn’t Be!!! Changing me…from the Inside Out…
Palmdale CA

John Nelson
The Remembering
Ojai CA

Glory C. Odemene
Columbus OH

Tunde Olabode
The Agonies of Waiting
Peru IL

June H. Olin
Prescription for Raising Teens
Franklin TN

June H. Olin
Prescription for Healing
Franklin TN

June H. Olin
RX Prescription for Happiness
Franklin TN

Mark Linden O’Meara
The Feeling Soul
Vancouver BC Canada

Claudette Palatsky
Think it Not Strange
Downey CA

Carla Laverne Parham
Women of the Word
Richmond VA

Carla Lavern Parham
Though It Tarries
Richmond VA

Angela Paul
It’s Hard Being Human
West Hills CA

Dennis Phillips
God with Us
Titusville FL

Andrew Phillips Jr.
Letters From a Friend
Cary NC

Stephen Piperno
Is Life Worth It?
Buffalo NY

Daniel C. Potts
The Broken Jar
Tuscaloosa AL

Kati Pressman
Simple Presence
Boulder CO

Lonnie E. Pruitt
The Truth Or Not?
Houston TX

Swami Ramcharran
Life Code
Miami FL

Dr. Brad Reiches
"The Bible Says…"
Moraga CA

Brad Reiches
Moraga CA

Steven M. Reilly
The Fat Lady Never Sings
Seymour CT

Merrilyn Richardson
The Master’s Quest
Midland TX

Emily Richardson
After All
Vinita OK

Chas Ridley
Black Hole
San Diego CA

Susan H. Riner
The Mystery At Canyon Creek
Monroe VA

Dr. Corina Robb
The Mind’s Ravisher
San Cristobal Guatemala

Kathleen Roberts-Griesbach
Jesus Everyday
Canton GA

Wayne Rodgers
Think You Know Your Bible? Who Am I?
Jacksonville FL

Andrew J. Rodriguez
The Incredible Adventures of Enrique Diaz
Golden CO

Brian Samo Ross
Talking to God Without Calling Long Distance
Kaneohe HI

Evans Roth
Brains, Religions, and Reality
Knoxville TN

Joe Ruggier
Pope Caesar’s Wake
Richmond BC Canada

Joe Ruggier
The Eternal Hubbub
Richmond BC Canada

Dr. Patricia Rush
Journey To Wholeness
Titusville FL

Steve Ryals
Drunk With Wonder
Ukiah CA

Dr. Linda Sapadin
Now I Get It!
Valley Stream NY

Chie Sasaki
My Little Angel Yasuhiro
Northampton MA

Bernice Schachter
The Creative Quest
Laguna Woods CA

Georgina (Williamson) Schaff
As I Remember…My Wonderful Life From Rags to Riches In His Hands
Lemmon SD

Georgina (Williamson) Schaff
As I Remember Mama – Denied The Right To Die With Dignity or Legally Crucified??
Lemmon SD

Richard C. Scheinberg, LCSW, BCD
Turning Trauma Into Triumph
Bay Shore NY

H. Schroder
Sacred Wisdom
Aliso Viejo CA

Robert Schwartz
Courageous Souls
Ashland OR

Ray Sette Carlo DeCarlo
The Planets Align So Rare: Twelve Dimensions To The Human Potential
Rutherford NJ

Francis T. Sganga
Words of Wisdom Through the Ages
New Smyrna Beach FL

Dora Sharpe
Universal Allergy Healing, A Mother’s Story
Scottsdale AZ

Bonnie Shoaf
Hold Your Hands Right
Lafayette IN

Mike Shreve
In Search of the True Light
Cleveland TN

Robert Simmons
Cancer Companion
Carmichael CA

J.R. Singh
The Tolerance of Hinduism
Scarbrough ON Canada

Davalynn Spencer
Always Before Me
Springville CA

The Holy Spirit (with the assistance of) Robin Hudson Jones
Got Leftovers?
Huntsville AL

John Staples
Make Love, Drive Freeway
Kernersville NC

Carole Cash Stemley
Playing The Game Of Life On God’s Turf
Atlanta GA

Sofia Steryo-Bartmus
Paws of Wisdom
Canoga Park CA

Steven Stromp
Cracking Grace
Kentwood MI

Genie Summers
Go! You Are Sent
Abbeville LA

J.M. Sutton
The Mountain Path
Carstairs AB Canada

Anita-Nell Swanson Edwin Holtz
My Inner Journey, 527 Pounds to Running Marathons
Meridian ID

Patricia Taylor
Joy in the Midst of Life’s Storms
Perry FL

Karen Molenaar Terrell
Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist
Bow WA

Elizabeth L. Theodore
Feeling Free, Lily’s Life Lessons volume II
Stonington CT

Elizabeth L. Theodore
Lily’s Life Lessons "Pure Joy"
Stonington CT

Elizabeth L. Theodore
Let the Cuckoo out
Stonington CT

Sylvia Dorty Threlkeld
Climb from Darkness
Santee CA

Cheryle M. Touchton
Pocket Full Of Quarters
Phoenix AZ

Cheryle M. Touchton
Pocket Full of Christmas
Phoenix AZ

L. Tremaine
This Side of Heaven
Chandler AZ

D.B. Troester
What Color Is The Wind?
Ogden UT

Renee Peterson Trudeau
The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal
Austin TX

Tom Tuohy
Kiss of a Dolphin
Chicago IL

Bob Tyler
Enough Already!
Long Beach CA

Wm. Douglas Van Devender
Prayer Tales
Beebe AR

Rod VanDertuin
Miracles: You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees
Fort Worth TX

Rakesh Varma
Pathway to God
Kingston ON Canada

Joe Vernetti
The Good, Good Sheriff & Other Voices
Sevierville TN

Phil Walch
Santa Ana CA

B.G. Wallace
Spiritual Basics
London OH

Marsha Warsaw
When You Dance with Rabbits
Bellflower IL

Bev Welch
The Art of Walking Through Fires
Detroit MI

Eileen "Ike" West
Away From Hannah’s Castle
Austin TX

Tesfa M. Wossne
The Road to Celebration
Elk Grove CA

Doris Young, PhD, RN
Save the First Dance for You
Norfolk VA

Gayle Zinda
Pink Lemonade
Stoughton WI

Category Winners and Entrants

Grand Prize Winner
Young Adult (YA)
Genre Fiction
Life Stories
Mainstream Fiction

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