Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Young Adult

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

Young Adult/Middle Grade Category

First-place Winner

R.W. Ridley
The Takers
Charleston SC

Honorable Mention

Tracy A. Akers
The Fire and the Light
Dade City FL

Holly Moulder
Eyes Of The Calusa
Sharpsburg GA

Ted Ringer
Born with a Beard
Longmont CO

Kendra L. Saunders Rebekah L. Brown
The South Crawley Kids
Belmont NH

Lloyd Sparks
The Uranium Plant
Sierra Vista AZ

Lee Tidball
Princess Reborn
Modesto CA


Robin And The Giant
The Gift of the Barking Frog
Ocala FL

Phoenix Writers’ Club
The Wall
Glendale AZ

Chitra and Nikita Agarwal
Friends And Foes Of Harry Potter
Dallas TX

Brad Aiken
Starscape: The Silver Bullet
Miami FL

Anita Cole Alcorn with Gloria Stanton
Caught in the Crossfire
Burnside KY

Dante Amodeo
Saban and the Ancient
Jacksonville Beach FL

Tony C. Anderson
Promise Ring
Zeeland MI

Sandra Anderson
Reno NV

Tracy E. Banghart
What the Sea Wants
Clarksburg MD

Julie A. Barnes
All Flavors
Saint Cloud FL

Judy Barnhart
CHRISTMAS COOKIES Are For Any Time You Need Them
Sebring FL

Ned Bayley
The Fathers of Caleb Whitcomb
Silver Spring MD

Stephen John Beccia
The Treelanders Journey to the Giants
Hudson MA

Barbara Christine Bechler
Natural Instinct
Show Low AZ

Jennifer Bouani
Tyler & His Solve-a-matic Machine
Atlanta GA

Walt Breville
Revolutionary Rhythm Kids
Wentzville MO

Elizabeth MacDonald Burrows
Seattle WA

Screamin Calhoun
Severna Park MD

Ann Capper
Big Thighs, Tight Jeans
Corning NY

Anthony Carnovale
In Full Uniform
Toronto ON Canada

Paul Calvin Carr
The Adventures of Three Cousins
Encino CA

Georges E. Chalonec
The Brave Mousse, Deck Boy
Port St. Lucie FL

Peg Connelly
Grannie’s Critters
Bakersfield CA

Joseph A. Conover
THE DAY THE Earth Vanished
Lincoln CA

S.F. Conroy
The Heart of the Matter
Rockville MD

Thomas Lee Cook
Jack Crocker Catchin’ the Con
Fort Myers FL

Rosie Cottier
The Keepers of the Keys: The Wizard’s Staff
Mants United Kingdom

Rosie Cottier
The Keepers of the Keys: The Sunjewel of Stormiron
Mants United Kingdom

Peter Thomas Crowell
Haunted Mountain: The Tales of True Adventure, Book 2
Narberth PA

John Culpepper
Wade vs. Row
Fort Worth TX

Stephen J. Cutler Jodi Cutler Del Dottore
Rally Caps
West Palm Beach FL

Tom DeMund
From Slave to Superstar of the Wild West
Sausalito CA

Brynn Dimino
Amentha’s War
Salt Lake City UT

Monica Dougherty
You’re a MiracleÉPass it on!
Chicago IL

Dari Dyrness-Olsen, MA, LPC
7 Secrets for Girls
Succasunna NJ

Aaron Elkin
Pirate’s Gold!
Palmetto FL

Marie Elmen
When the Lilacs Bloom
Bohemia NY

Robert J Evans
The Magic Sneakers
Los Angeles CA

Rick Farren
The Secrets Of The Lighthouse
Falmouth MA

William Filaretos
The Potion of Time
Boston MA

Valerie Estelle Frankel
Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody
Sunnyvale CA

Jayel Gibson
The Wrekening
Port Orford OR

Jayel Gibson
Port Orford OR

Jayel Gibson
Dragon Queen
Port Orford OR

Betty Winston Graham
A Buffalo Robe for Bertha Doan
Statesboro GA

Carmen Granger
Gnor and the Scroll of Qhasar
Cape Town South Africa

Rudy Gray
Jackson Heights NY

Hunter Gregg
Where Dogs Run
Portland OR

Janet Halpin
The Hiding Place
Derry NH

William T. Hamel
Sam Whitton and the Angels’ Prophecy
Neptune Beach FL

Sandra L. Hardy
A Stroke of Courage
Yarmouth NS Canada

C.S. Harrington
The Marsh Runners II: Unchartered Waters
Manteo NC

Stephen B. Hauge
Dark Against the Sky
Convent Station NJ

Dorothy Anderson Herron
Hot Sand and Horny Toads
San Antonio TX

Sabrina Hofkin
Redding CA

David James House
Survivor Planet
Salem OR

Tina Field Howe
Alysa of the Fields
Waverly NY

Kathy Goosev Howell
Skoob The Kingdom Awaits
Clovis CA

M. Kay Howell
The First Tome: The Ruby Hind
Rainier OR

M. Kay Howell
The Second Tome: Too Many Parents
Rainier OR

M. Kay Howell
The Third Tome: The Hardest Lessons
Rainier OR

Ray Hyde
The Crimebusters Club
Loveland CO

John Jacobs with Daniel Jacobs
I Wanna BeÉ
Hilton Head Island SC

C.W. James
Cry of the Wendigo
Huntington Beach CA

Jon Jeffery Jarmes
Jason Post: Magic at the Downs
Pasadena CA

A Jester
Time of the Turning
Clio MI

A. Valentine Joseph
Jan’s Mysterious Adventure
Brooklyn NY

Vera Kaikobad
The Young Girl’s Astrological Dating Guide
Tempe AZ

Michelle Kane
Confessions of a Catholic Schoolgirl
Rochester MI

Asha Khalil
James’s Journey
Amman Jordan

J.L. Kimmel
The Magic Gown
Locust NJ

Dolores White Kiser
The Marriage of White Rabbit
Durant OK

David Klett
The Lake Lure Chronicles Book 2 Rachel And The Wizard Of Lake Lure
Lake Lure NC

Sandra Lee Knife
The Tale of Witchy Muldoon
Franklin OH

Donald G. Kramer
Harmony Hollow
Owatonna MN

C.R. Kwiat
Seven Days of Cyan
Nacadoches TX

C.R. Kwiat
Razor’s Box
Nacadoches TX

C.R. Kwiat
Saber’s Edge
Nacadoches TX

C.R. Kwiat
Magnets, Daggers, and Warlock Wars
Nacadoches TX

Paul Lagasse
Seeing Through Clouds
Baltimore MD

Lucienne T. Lanson
Color the River
Sebastopol CA

CS Larsen
The Magic Krystal and the Secret of Banderville
Rochester MN

CS Larsen
The Chronicles of Marvin Archibald Trekker: Boy Magician Book 1 – Penguins of Choice
Rochester MN

Patricia L. Lee
Nightmares… in the Daylight
Orlando FL

Betsy S. Lee
Off The Track
Saint Augustine FL

Caren Liebelt
Trouble At Coral Cove
Elsinore UT

Mitch Lits
Dream Travelers
Marietta GA

Cheryl Madeleine Lodico
Whitestone NY

Cheryl Lodico
The Wacky World of Winnie and Willie
Whtiestone NY

Robert James Luedke
Eye Witness: Acts of the Spirit
Flower Mound TX

Aloysius A. Lutz Richard J. Lutz
Jadwiga’s Crossing
New York NY

Katrina Mandrake-Johnston
Quest For The Sword Of Anthrowst
Surrey BC Canada

Donna Kristine Manley
Resumes for Children 17 Years Old And Under
Conyers GA

John Matson
My Castle in Spain
Hobe Sound FL

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

Pat McAlister
Goodbye Mrs. Jessop
Mitchell IN

Tonya Jean McGue
Running Home
Isle Of Palms SC

Barbara Jackson McGuire
The Billy Goat Who Thought He Was A Dog
Riverton WY

Peggy Hamblin Meriwether
The BumbleBee & Me
Louisville KY

Jud Miner
The Search For The Sangreal
Chesterfield MO

Javad Mohsenian, M.D.
9/11 Children
Huntingdon Valley PA

Eva S. Molina, Ph.D.
Letter to My Granddaughter
Lancaster TX

Roz Monette
The Enderson Brothers: Book One
Aurora CO

Roz Monette
Invisible Shadow
Aurora CO

Judith Anne Moody
Golden Eye and the Deadly Dancer
Red Deer AB Canada

Frank Morgan
Celebrity Ghost Stories
Fort Lauderdale FL

Pamela Bauer Mueller
Neptune’s Honor
St. Simon’s Island GA

Pamela Bauer Mueller
Hello, Goodbye, I Love You
St. Simon’s Island GA

Pamela Bauer Mueller
An Angry Drum Echoed
St. Simon’s Island GA

Sara Myers
Silent Hollow Thoroughbred Farm
Apple Valley CA

T.W. Olzinski
The Seropia Crystal
Mobile AL

I. Hisom Osuagwu
When All The Locusts Had Eaten
Tyler TX

Albert Packard
Cavern of Babel
Newtown PA

Shirah Ranah Penn
Gramma Shirah Says More Words of Wisdom
Weston FL

Dennis Phillips
the fishers
Titusville FL

D.J. Piper
The Gift
Dover NH

Rennie G. Quible
Walking – Talking
Little Creek DE

Daniel Reed
Duty and Honor
Three Hills AB Canada

Daniel Reed
Deliver Us From Evil
Three Hills AB Canada

Robert R. Reldan
My Dad’s Going to "Yale"
Trenton NJ

Thomas E. Rieger
The Jinx Killer
Red Lodge MT

William P. Robertson David Rimer
The Bucktails at the Devil’s Den
Duke Center PA

H. Steven Robertson
The Stream
Neptune Beach FL

Elisabeth Rodriguez
Jumping Jack
Orlando FL

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

JV Rootsey
Little Amazon
Melbourne FL

JV Rootsey
Melbourne FL

Monique Roy
Once Upon A Time In Venice
Dallas TX

Jan Shaffer
A Summoning Stone
Plainfield IN

Laurel A. Smith
Charlestown NH

Barbara Smith
Sidney BC Canada

Jane Davis Smith
Chang Phoouk
South Bend IN

Jane D. Smith (Maxwell)
Adventure on White High Island
South Bend IN

Lloyd Sparks
The Thunderbird
Sierra Vista AZ

Lloyd Sparks
A Mountain Of Secrets
Sierra Vista AZ

Lloyd Sparks
Sierra Vista AZ

Lloyd Sparks
The Ghost
Sierra Vista AZ

Donald Stinnett
Flames of Fury
Owings Mills MD

Marie Tarmy
Sarah and Sam
Orange NJ

Denise Taylor
Writing on Rainbows
Umatilla FL

Linda Thieman
Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story
Sioux City IA

John Thompson
Shadow Warriors II Deadly Encounters
Columbia SC

M.C. Tillson
The Clue at Copper Harbor
Santa Clara CA

edward h trayer
the struggles of felicity brady
Lincoln United Kingdom

Trina Trimm
Country Kids
Holt FL

Jennifer Troulis
Penelope and Priscilla and the City of the Banished
Dunellen NJ

Susan Troutt
The Child Pirate
Burlington KY

C.J. Trueheart
Twila Rootmen and the Legend of Lake Lorvine
Hamden CT

C.J. Trueheart
Twila Rootmen and the Crystal of Enticir
Hamden CT

Randy Turner
Devil’s Messenger
Joplin MO

Frances Anne Turney
War Happens In Your Heart
Grants Pass OR

Wendy Van Horn
The Fancy Files: The Mostly True Story Of A Slightly Insane Girl
Lutz FL

Janey M Volden
Gabbra’s Song
Okanagan Falls BC Canada

Phil Walch
Santa Ana CA

James Wallace
Fryingpan Ghost Eagle 2
Wimberley TX

Scott C. Waring
George’s Pond
Shin-Chuang city Taiwan, Republic of China

Marsha Warsaw
When You Dance with Rabitts
Bellflower IL

Kaye Washington
The Tale of The Magic Okra Seeds
San Leandro CA

Bels Watford
$100 Worth of Trouble
De Land FL

Shirley G. Webb Janet Moreland
Song of Love
North Haven CT

Sam Welch
What’s Your Problem Cowboy??
Rogue River OR

Darrell White
The Red Silk Thread
Alpine TX

David Widel Denis Plew
Mystery At Shark’s Teeth
Ephrata WA

Joyce Hall Williams Nancy West
Going to the Promise Land
Florence AL

Frances Bries Wojnar
Eliza, An Iowa Pioneer
Concord CA

Mike Wolf
Dolphins Don’t Dream
Richland WA

D.K. Wood
Nightmare at Indian Cave
Corpus Christi TX

Jack and Judith Woods
Towpath Adventures
Ronks PA

James D. Yoder
Mudball Sam
Hesston KS

V. Gilbert Zabel
The Base Stealers Club
Edmond OK

Shawn Zachary
Tracy’s Landing
Elloree SC

Peter H. Zindler
Spirit Warrior
Ramona CA

Category Winners and Entrants

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

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