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
www.creativebookworm.com


Honorable Mentions

Caleb Grimes
Star Wars Jesus
Staunton VA
www.starwarsjesus.com

Betty Healey
Road Signs 2
N Lancaster ON Canada
www.roadSIGNS.ca

Deane Schuessler
Devoted to God and Each Other
Woodbury MN

Linda Abbott Trapp
Letters To My Granddaughters
San Diego CA
www.abbottpub.com


Entrants

Dr. Annand
Rising From the Mud
Charleston SC
amazon.com

Dharmashanti
Fight the Misery Conspiracy
Phoenix AZ
www.dharmashanti.com

Zal
St. Mark
Mississauga ON Canada

Celeste Amand
Messages from the Beloved
Golden CO
amazon.com

Jarvis R. Ami
The American Passion
West Palm Beach FL

Stephanie Arminger
Baby Hannah’s Journey
Twin Falls ID
www.seawords.biz

Irene Armstrong
Call Me Mara
Zion IL
www.amazon.com

ron arnold
life’s little Hugs and how to share them
Columbus IN
www.roulcarnold.com

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

Wilson Awasu
The Conflict
Lakeville MN

Greg Bass
Letters Home
Grover City CA
www.letters-home.com

Claire Boudreaux Bateman
This Little Light of Mine
Baton Rouge LA
amazon.com

Bonnie Baumgartner
Joyfully Being a 10%er
Phoenix AZ
amazon.com

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

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

Judith K. Berg
The Otter Spirit
Eugene OR

Normand R Bernier
Mindlings
Fairlawn OH
www.mindlings.com

Thom Bierdz
Forgiving Troy
Los Angeles CA
www.thombierdz.com

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

Leslie Bishop
Congratulations, You Have Cancer!
Melbourne FL
www.empoweringpathways.com

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

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

Mike Blaylock
Life-Changing Leadership
Mobile AL
lifechangingleadership.com

John G. Blumberg
Silent Alarm
Naperville IL
www.keynoteconcepts.com

Linna Bowman
Application Divine
Tulsa OK
www.applicationdivine.com

Polly D. Boyette
Life is a Buffet So Save Room for Dessert
Virginia Beach VA
www.lifeisa buffet.com/buyitnow.htm

Patti Brady
The Heart of a Child
Woodstock GA
www.gracenovels.com

Michael Briese
Gifts of God’s Grace
Silver Spring MD
authorhouse.com

Camey Brooks
Whistling In The Wind
Stone Mountain GA
amazon.com

Angela K. Brown
I Believe
Las Vegas NV
www.airleafpublishing.com

Dr. Olen R. Brown
Miracles
Columbia MO
amazon.com

Andrew L. Brown
Overcome Adversity
Chicago IL
www.decisiontodestiny.com

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

Gloria J. Burgess
Legacy Living
Edmonds WA
amazon.com

Elizabeth MacDonald Burrows
Maya Sangh And The Valley of the White Ones
Seattle WA
www.rockpublishing.com

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

Alberto Cappas
Never too late to make a U-Turn
New York NY
www.lulu.com

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

Laura Dion-Jones Casey
Commit to Get Fit
Chicago IL
www.lauradionjones.com

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

Frank Chase, Jr.
False Roads To Manhood
Madison AL
www.fcpublishing.com

Augustine S. Chea
Survival Beyond Belief
New York NY

Shirley Cheng
Waking Spirit
Wappingers Falls NY
www.shirleycheng.com

Jahmal Cole
Athletes & Emcees
Waukegan IL
www.jcolebooks.com

Janet E. Collins
One Path Home
Lake Delton WI
www.onepathhome.com

Joel Comiskey
Cell Church Solutions
Moreno Valley CA
www.cellchurchsolutions.com

Joellen Cook
Sardines, Cheese and Soda Crackers
Irmo SC
authorhouse.com

Bill Cordivari
A Grander Vision
Basking Ridge NJ
www.amazon.com

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

Caroline Cottom Thom Cronkhite
The Isle of Is
Koro Island Fiji
amazon.com

Jonathan Richard Cring
Digging For Gold
Hendersonville TN
www.janethan.com

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

Jonette Crowley
The Eagle & The Condor
Greenwood Village CO
www.theeagleandthecondor.com

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
www.trafford.com

Tasra Dawson
Real Women Scrap
Windsor CA
www.daredreamerpress.com

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

Bob Derr
Burke’s Tour
Selinsgrove PA
www.outskirtspress.com

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

Renee Duane
Choosing for Bliss
Safety Harbor FL
www.barnesandnoble.com

Kelton Drew Earl
The Ant God
Fort Worth TX
www.theantgod.com

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

Kathy Eckles
Yes! To the Journey of a Lifetime
Gloucester MA
www.yestothejourney.com

Lacy Enderson
Addiction: A Personal Story
Simi Valley CA
www.lacysjourney.com

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

Ken Ferrara
Back to Good
Lindenhurst IL
backtogood.org

Ralph Filicchia
They Also Lived
Watertown MA
acewriterbooks.com

T.B. Fisher
Why Buy In?
Peninsula OH
www.outskirtspress.com

Peggy M. Fisher
Search Lights for My Soul
Camden NJ
www.pmmfisher.com

Mara Fonseca, PhD
Quest for Illumination
Santa Cruz CA

Carloyn Freund-Nelson
The Auspicious Goat
Northport NY
www.auspiciousgoat.com

Della Gardella
A String of Pearls
San Angelo TX

Della Gardella
Mosaic
San Angelo TX

Harold and Dianne Garner
A Celebration of His Messengers
Lattimore NC
www.dwgarner.com

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

Maria Garriott
A Thousand Resurrections
Baltimore MD
www.athousandresurrections.com

Louise Murphy Gearin
Separate Paths
Memphis TN

Garry Genser
A Down to Earth God
Hydesville CA
www.tagnet.org/fortuna/pastor

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

Barbara Ghazarian
Descendants of Noah
Pacific Grove CA
www.mayreni.com

Sheryl Glick
Life Is No Coincidence
Rockville Centre NY
amazon.com

David Goeske
Together We’ll Grow
Volo IL

Patricia Goins
This Can’t Be Love!
Riverdale GA
www.amazon.com

Jim Gold
A New Leaf
Teaneck NJ
www.jimgold.com

Weldon Green
What Do I Do Now?
Spring TX
www.eyeonthecrown.org

Dianne Grob
What The Heart Wants
Seattle WA
amazon.com

Jody Guler
I’ll Love You Forever
Neenah WI
www.authorhouse.com

Rod Hairston
Are You Up For the Challenge?
Leesburg VA
www.envision-u.com

Julie Hairston
Your’re Having a Wonderful Childhood
Leesburg VA
www.wonderfulchildhood.com

Kim Halberg
Meet Me at the Oasis
Andover MN
www.kimhalberg.com

Neil Halford
The Sound of Sight
Highlands Ranch CO
www.thesoundofsight.com

Mary Hancock
What To Do When
Columbia SC
www.amazon.com

Laneen Anavah Haniah
The Spirits of Sexual Perversion
Dallas TX
www.sexdemons.net

Bev Hanson
Dimensions
Ormond Beach FL
www.amazon.com

Linda Hasley
Sacred
Royal Oak MI
www.sacredportraitsphotograph.com

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
www.jewelpublishers.com

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
www.authorhouse.com

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

Sam & Adele Hooker
Prayer and other God stuff
Portland OR

PZ Hopkins
Club Shattered
Clearwater FL
pzpower.com

Linda Horton
Fear Not
Pinedale CA
www.lindahorton.com

Evan Drake Howard
The Lost Epistle of Jesus
Pawtucket RI
www.evanhoward.com

Tom Huening
Spiritual Choices
San Mateo CA
www.amazon.com

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
amazon.com

Valentina Janek
In Love and Friendship
W Hempstead NY
www.pro-fusion.us

Ravonda Monley John
Please Pass the Salt
Laurinburg NC
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Marsha A. Johnson
Emerald’s Garden
Tulsa OK
marsha@marshajohnson.net

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
www.booklocker.com

Vera Kaikobad
The 12 Moon Signs In Love
Tempe AZ

Vera Kaikobad
Numerology For Relationships
Tempe AZ

Kenny Kemp
Oki’s Island
Midvale UT
www.kennykemp.com

Stanley Kimmel Kesselman
Divine Intervention: Jesus or Jefferson
Studio City CA
www.regencyvisionpress.com

Rose Silva King
A Cow For The Holy Spirit
Modesto CA
www.portuguesebooks.org

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

Sarah T. Kruel
Speaking of Success
Sandy Hook CT
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Gail Larson
Breathing Spaces
Humble TX
www.pleasantbooks.com

Betty Seagle Lawing
Miracles Happen When God Leads
Morganton NC
www.xulonpress.com

Ramelle T. Lee
Step Into His Greatness
Detroit MI
www.thecalledandreadywriters.org

Ronnie Lee
The Book Of Life: Existentialism
Whampoa, Hung Hom Kowloon Hong Kong
www.outskirtspress.com

Deborah Lovett
Gushing Springs
Bellbrook OH

Beverly Mahone
whatever!
Durham NC
www.amazon.com

Patricia Major
Spiritual Meatloaf
Carmel Valley CA
www.spiritualmeatloaf.com

Margaret Margo
The Uninvited Guest
Santa Cruz CA
amazon.com

Jennifer J. Martin
Star Child
San Antonio TX
www.amazon.com

Hope Ives Mauran
Where the Wisdom Lies
Greenwich CT

Libby Maxey
I Am Liberty
Mount Juliet TN
www.authorhouse.com

Janine Maxwell
It’s Not Okay With Me
Alpharetta GA

N.J. Mayfield
Being Your Best!
Ponca City OK
www.bbotw.com

Allen McCray
When You Pray
Glendale AZ

Stephen McCutchan
Good News for a Fractured Society
Winston-Salem NC
www.authorhouse.com

Marion McNair
Bitter Roots
Los Angeles CA
amazon.com

Father Maurice McNeely
Catholicism Without The Guilt
Las Vegas NV

Gabriel McShane
Soul Chasing
Willow Street PA
www.soulchasing.com

Catherine McTamaney
The Tao of Montessori
Nashville TN
iuniverse.com

John Mellor with Rowena Beresford
Miracles from the Dust
Burleigh BC Australia
www.eulogia.com.au

Lane Metcalf
To Set a Prisoner Free
Centerville OH
www.pleasantwordbooks.com

Daphne Michaels
Light of Our Times
Tacoma WA
www.vibrationhealthinstitute.com

Denise Mira
No Ordinary Child
Gig Harbor WA
www.denisemira.com

Tricia Molloy
Divine Wisdom at Work
Marietta GA
www.divinewisdomatwork.com

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
www.bookhousefulfillment.com

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

John Nelson
The Remembering
Ojai CA
amazon.com

Glory C. Odemene
Treasures!
Columbus OH
www.xulonpress.com

Tunde Olabode
The Agonies of Waiting
Peru IL
www.godsownworld.org

June H. Olin
Prescription for Raising Teens
Franklin TN
www.rxbooks.com

June H. Olin
Prescription for Healing
Franklin TN
www.rxbooks.com

June H. Olin
RX Prescription for Happiness
Franklin TN
www.rxbooks.com

Mark Linden O’Meara
The Feeling Soul
Vancouver BC Canada
amazon.com

Claudette Palatsky
Think it Not Strange
Downey CA
www.thinkitnotstrange.com

Carla Laverne Parham
Women of the Word
Richmond VA
amazon.com

Carla Lavern Parham
Though It Tarries
Richmond VA
amazon.com

Angela Paul
It’s Hard Being Human
West Hills CA
www.angelapaul.net

Dennis Phillips
God with Us
Titusville FL
www.bbotw.com

Andrew Phillips Jr.
Letters From a Friend
Cary NC

Stephen Piperno
Is Life Worth It?
Buffalo NY
www.infiniteadvice.com

Daniel C. Potts
The Broken Jar
Tuscaloosa AL

Kati Pressman
Simple Presence
Boulder CO

Lonnie E. Pruitt
The Truth Or Not?
Houston TX
www.iuniverse.com

Swami Ramcharran
Life Code
Miami FL
swamiram.com

Dr. Brad Reiches
"The Bible Says…"
Moraga CA
www.willowspringchurch.org

Brad Reiches
GodThoughts
Moraga CA
www.willowspringchurch.org

Steven M. Reilly
The Fat Lady Never Sings
Seymour CT
www.amazon.com

Merrilyn Richardson
The Master’s Quest
Midland TX
www.outskirtspress.com

Emily Richardson
After All
Vinita OK
www.freewebs.com

Chas Ridley
Black Hole
San Diego CA
hotbooks.com

Susan H. Riner
The Mystery At Canyon Creek
Monroe VA
www.booksforhim.com

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

Kathleen Roberts-Griesbach
Jesus Everyday
Canton GA
www.sweetwaterpublishing.com

Wayne Rodgers
Think You Know Your Bible? Who Am I?
Jacksonville FL
www.authorhouse.com

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

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

Evans Roth
Brains, Religions, and Reality
Knoxville TN
amazon.com

Joe Ruggier
Pope Caesar’s Wake
Richmond BC Canada
www.thehypertekts.com

Joe Ruggier
The Eternal Hubbub
Richmond BC Canada
www.thehypertekts.com

Dr. Patricia Rush
Journey To Wholeness
Titusville FL

Steve Ryals
Drunk With Wonder
Ukiah CA
www.drunkwithwonder.com

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

Chie Sasaki
My Little Angel Yasuhiro
Northampton MA

Bernice Schachter
The Creative Quest
Laguna Woods CA
www.barnesandnoble.com

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

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

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

H. Schroder
Sacred Wisdom
Aliso Viejo CA
www.sukapress.com

Robert Schwartz
Courageous Souls
Ashland OR
www.courageoussouls.com

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

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

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

Bonnie Shoaf
Hold Your Hands Right
Lafayette IN
www.amazon.com

Mike Shreve
In Search of the True Light
Cleveland TN
www.thetruelight.net

Robert Simmons
Cancer Companion
Carmichael CA
www.mycancercompanion.com

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

Davalynn Spencer
Always Before Me
Springville CA
www.pleasantwordbooks.com

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

John Staples
Make Love, Drive Freeway
Kernersville NC
www.staplesbook.com

Carole Cash Stemley
Playing The Game Of Life On God’s Turf
Atlanta GA
www.amazon.com

Sofia Steryo-Bartmus
Paws of Wisdom
Canoga Park CA
www.amazon.com

Steven Stromp
Cracking Grace
Kentwood MI
amamzon.com

Genie Summers
Go! You Are Sent
Abbeville LA

J.M. Sutton
The Mountain Path
Carstairs AB Canada
www.trafford.com

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

Patricia Taylor
Joy in the Midst of Life’s Storms
Perry FL
www.winepressbooks.com

Karen Molenaar Terrell
Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist
Bow WA
www.amazon.com

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

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

Elizabeth L. Theodore
Let the Cuckoo out
Stonington CT
www.shipandshimmer.com

Sylvia Dorty Threlkeld
Climb from Darkness
Santee CA
www.amazon.com

Cheryle M. Touchton
Pocket Full Of Quarters
Phoenix AZ

Cheryle M. Touchton
Pocket Full of Christmas
Phoenix AZ
www.pocketfullofquarters.com

L. Tremaine
This Side of Heaven
Chandler AZ
www.lornatremaine.com

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

Renee Peterson Trudeau
The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal
Austin TX
www.reneetrudeau.com

Tom Tuohy
Kiss of a Dolphin
Chicago IL
www.kissofadolphin.com

Bob Tyler
Enough Already!
Long Beach CA
amazon.com

Wm. Douglas Van Devender
Prayer Tales
Beebe AR
authorhouse.com

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

Rakesh Varma
Pathway to God
Kingston ON Canada
www.iuniverse.com

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

Phil Walch
Images
Santa Ana CA
www.authorhouse.com

B.G. Wallace
Spiritual Basics
London OH
www.buythebookontheweb.com

Marsha Warsaw
When You Dance with Rabbits
Bellflower IL
www.pleasantwordbooks.com

Bev Welch
The Art of Walking Through Fires
Detroit MI
amazon.com

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

Tesfa M. Wossne
The Road to Celebration
Elk Grove CA
iuniverse.com

Doris Young, PhD, RN
Save the First Dance for You
Norfolk VA
www.savethefirstdanceforyou.com

Gayle Zinda
Pink Lemonade
Stoughton WI
www.lemonmotivators.com

Category Winners and Entrants

Grand Prize Winner
Children’s
Young Adult (YA)
Genre Fiction
Inspirational
Life Stories
Mainstream Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry
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