16th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Inspirational

Inspirational

First-Place Winner

Vesna M. Bailey
Leamington ON Canada
Notes To My Son Before You Go



Honorable Mentions

Laura Bruno, M.A.
Petaluma CA
If I Only Had a Brain Injury
www.ifionlyhadabraininjury.com

Timothy S. Laniak
Matthews NC
While Shepards Watch Their Flocks
www.sheperleader.com

Jen Ohlson
Austin TX
Every Town Needs A Trail
www.everytownneedsatrail.com

Thomas R. Winkel Nicola M. Winkel
Phoenix AZ
Transformation from Tragedy
www.wordpointpublishing.com


Entrants

Sayyed A. H. Abdul-Rashid
Brooklyn NY
The Lion and the Eagle

Diane Adams
Oregonia OH
Meditation Minute
www.lulu.com

Karen Anderson Regina Anderson
Fort Worth TX
Temples of Praise
www.mylightpublishing.com

Michael Angelo
Westerville OH
Liberty The Perfect Law

Pradeep Apte
Indore M.P. India
The Nisargadatta Gita
www.lulu.com

Linka K. Arkle
Roseville CA
Affair With an Angel
www.outskirts press.com

Karin R Asmussen
Mendocino CA
Mood’s Plus from Euzelus

Rozalia Horvath Balazsi
Sydney NSW Australia
Conscious Channelling from the Akashic Records
www.akashicrecors-tarot.com

Rosalind Baldwin
Sun Valley CA
Double Rainbow Over Blakely
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Frank Ball
Enumclaw WA
Eyewitness: The Life of Chirst Told in One Story
www.winepressgoup.com

Cathy Barker
Seattle WA
A Heron’s Balance
www.heronsbalance.com

Marc Barone
Henderson NV
Italian Mothers Never Die
www.outskirtspress.com

Janet Baughman
Anderson SC
A Home for Mandy

Nickolas Bay
Reno NV
GOD Is In Your Molecules
www.amazon.com

Melanie Becerra
Sacramento CA
Cosmic Reality Seekers

Kamin A. Bell, MS, MA
Laguna Beach CA
Journey to Abundance
www.amazon.com

Gordon Bennett
Terrell NC
Beyond Living
www.beyondliving.net

Sharon D. Blackmon
Charlotte NC
A Woman with Sight and No Vision
www.sharonblackmon.com

Christine Blake
Evergreen CO
Woman Redeemed
www.womanredeemednovel.com

Estella Reed Blevins
Franklin IN
Essies Abide Retirement Living
www.xlibris.com

Jean Blue
Sears MI
Open House

Debbie Boswell
Brooklyn NY
Miriam’s Journey

Ted Brassfield, ACC
Southfield MI
Law of Attaction Workbook

Michael Briese
Silver Spring MD
More Gifts of God’s Grace

Jeannie Brown
Palatine IL
Celcius-7

Dr. Jacquelyn Brown-Hadnot
Shawnee Mission KS
A Tresure in the Pleasure of Loving God
www.amazon.com

Larry Buttram
Manassas Park VA
The Greatest Gift
www.larrybuttram.com

Bernie L. Calaway
Cullowhee NC
Revelation for Regular Readers
ww.publishamerica.com

Rhonda Calhoun
Holden MO
The Bride
www.harvesthome.org

DenaRae Carlock
White Salmon WA
In Search of Silence: Devotions for Moms Who Need a Time Out with God
www.amazon.com

Sohrab ChamanAra
Des Plaines IL
A Journey To The Truth
www.ajourneytothetruth.com

Clive Chan
Kowloon Hong Kong
Live Life to the Fullest

Clive Chan
Kowloon Hong Kong
Live Life to the Fullest

Shirley Cheng
Wappingers Falls NY
Embrace Ultra-Ability!
www.shirleycheng.com

Annette Childs, Ph.D.
Reno NV
Halfway Across The River
www.onecandle.net

D. A. Cobb
Indianapolis IN
God Is Everywhere
www.pleasantwordbooks.com

John J. Cobb
Hoffman Estates IL
Lord, When?
www.iuniverse.com

Marianne Criswell
Stockton CA
Take a Break

Elizabeth Hill Cutting
Winchester NH
Oil Of Joy

Ryan Dalgliesh
Longview TX
Love Notes
www.xulonpress.com

Brooklyn Darkchild
Cincinnati OH
This Ain’t No Hearts and Flowers Love Story
www.lulu.com

Cecelia G. Davis
Fort Pierce FL
15 Minutes to Live
www.atlasbooks.com

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

Anne Dutton
Ft McDowell
A Heart Renewed

Helene Essig Victoria Perez
Philippi WV
Angela’s Angel
www.outskirtspress.com

Suzanne Fairbrother, Ph.D.
Yelm WA
Finding The Goddess Within
www.suzannefairbrother.com

Jim Fargiano
East Quogue NY
The Spoken Words of Spirit
www.jimfargiano.com

Olufemi Fatunmbi
Los Angeles CA
Shapers of Destiny

Robert Thomas Fertig
Largo FL
A Guide To Universal Truths
www.amazon.com

Ward Foley, Ph.D.
Norton KS
Thank My Lucky Scars

Nina Fuller
Newburgh IN
Special Strength for Special Parents
www.ninafuller.org

Carole T. Fulmer
South Williamsport PA
Dead Man in My Chair

Kevin S. Garrison
Fort Lauderdale FL
It’s Just a Matter of Balance
www.garrisonop.com

Ruthie Garrison
Pine Bluff AR
Thirty Thieves of Innocence
www.30thieves.com

Rose Gasser Lois Brooks
Roseville CA
Macular Degeneration: A Journey Out of Sight
www.trafford.com

Melinda Josiah Geaumont
Springvale ME
Becoming Auma
www.amazon.com

Margie Gerow
Snover MI
In the Name of Religion

Lori Gershon
Stamford CT
Child of Light

Ann Gilbreth
Rocky Comfort MO
Dream Man
www.trafford.com

Keith David Gill
Grand Rapids MI
The Ultimate Seeds: An Illustrated Guide to The Secret of the Universe

Hank Gilliam
Dallas TX
Songbird

Delorise A. Gines
Kansas City MO
Just Wait! God Is Working it Out

Charlotte Goodwin
Pagosa Springs CO
The Twisted Path
www.spiritsandmiracles.com

Terry Goss
Chicago IL
GOD’S Great Holy Poems
www.holypoems.org

Janet Grillo
Wilmington DE
My Secret Journal
www.mysecretjournal.tx

Ben Gruagach
Eden Prairie MN
The Wiccan Mystic
www.witchgrotto.com

Valerie Guimaraes
Rochester MN
Journey from Frog Creek
www.amazon.com

Carole Hamm
Lewisburg PA
Springtime Of The Soul

Adrianne Hampton
Brooklyn NY
T.HE L.OVE C.OLLECTION
www.legacyentertainment.biz

Laneen A. Haniah
Dallas TX
A Spiritual Famine: The Testing of Your Faith
www.victoriouslyfree.org

Edmund And Virginia Hansen
Sun City Ctr FL
Chirstmas Memories
www.authorhouse.com

Diane Anderson Harvey, Ph. D.
Foster City CA
Doctor, Patient, Object, Thing
www.authorhouse.com

Pat Hastings
Providence RI
Simply a Woman of Faith
www.simplyawomanoffaith.com

Gary Edward Haymes, DMA, RH
Fort Erie ONT Canada
Go Beyond Stress
www.publishamerica.com

Maria Dancing Heart
Lynnwood WA
The Last Adventure of Life
www.thelastadventureoflife.com

Claire Heaton
Farnham Surrey United Kingdom
Martha’s Voice
www.marthasvoice.com

Sharon Hill
Gympie DC Queensland Australia
Back in Daddy’s Arms
www.backindaddysarms.com

Helene Holt
Provo UT
Namesake, Seeking the Living Christ

Josephine C Holt
Eatonton GA
A Seeker’s Journal

Mary K Hooker
Wilkes-barre PA
A Time to Rhyme
www.amazon.com

Kathleen Huddle
Elmira NY
Mama With a Blue Face: A Memoir Marbleizing Motherhood and Art
www.authorhouse.com

David M. Humphrey Sr.
Garland TX
Dark Things

Branch Isole
Lahaina HI
God . . . i believe
www.manaopublishing.com

James A. Jimason
Temple Hills MD
Give Me Destiny!
www.amazon.com

James R. Johnson
Connellys Springs NC
Truth or Tradition Volume I
www.iuniverse.com

Linda "Mosetta" Jones
Dallas TX
Nappyisms
www.nappyhairaffair.com

Juliette Seelye Karow
Safety Harbor FL
Pinnacles

Charlene Kate Kavanagh
Madison WI
Going Home: The Lost Story of Chief The Fire Dog
www.amazon.com

Scott Kilander
El Cajon CA
Carly_Bugg03
www.amazon.com

Donna Kincheloe
Evansville IN
I Never Walk The Halls Alone
www.walkthehalls.com

P. G. Kivett, Esquire
Fresno CA
The Tinity Coin
www.deepriverpubs.com

R.W. Klamm
Independence MO
Fly Like a Bumblebee: A Blind Magician Shares His Most Powerful Secrets
www.klammbooks.com

R.W. Klamm
Independence MO
Outfox the Kids For Fun and Profit
www.klammbooks.com

Emerson Klees
Rochester NY
The Moral Navigator

Patricia A. Knott
Conway AR
The Search For Kum Ba Ya
www.xulonpress.com/book_detail.php?id+5328

Sheryl P. Kurland
Longwood FL
Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom From Couples Married 50 Years or More
www.everlastingmatrimony.com

Kathy Labosh
Lancaster PA
The Child with Autism Learns The Faith
www.laboshpublishing.com

Kara D. Lane
Carmel IN
Wake Up To Powerful Living: 12 Principles To Transform Your Life!
www.wakeuptopowerfulliving.com

Annie B. Lawrence, Ph.D., CHT, HHP
Sedona AZ
Love’s Secret
www.amazon.com

Jimi Lease
Rocky Comfort MO
The Last Miracle
www.trafford.com

Toni V. Lee
Orlando FL
Expectations
www.pleasantwordbooks.com

Louise Lewis
Irvine CA
No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According To You!
www.amazon.com

Mark Anthony Lord
Chicago IL
The Seven Living Words
www.markanthonylord.com

Constance Luciano
Oro Valley AZ
The Teachings of Jonah
www.amazon.com

Hedria Lunken
Rochester NY
Square One At 51
www.wmebooks.com

Marthalee Lyman
Renton WA
The Keeper
wegoon777@aol.com

Todd J. Lyon, M.D.
New Boston NH
The Holding Sky of Awareness: Experiencing Joy Through Ego Dis-Identification

Donna Carol Maheady, ARNP, EdD
West Palm Beach FL
Leave No Nurse Behind: Nurses Working with disAbilities
www.iuniverse.com

Jennie Marlow
Boonville CA
Personal Magic: A Spotted Eagle & Grandfather White Elk Book
www.lulu.com

Delroy Marshall
Lithonia GA
Adam and Eve Were Not Naked

Dolores A McCabe
Hamden NY
AXIOS

Seth R McChghy
Springfield MO
Embracing a faith to Live By

Seth R. McGhghy
Springfield MO
Embracing a faith to Live By

Pamela McKissack
Cleveland OH
Apostolic Recovery

Jennifer McLean
Irvine CA
the BIG book of YOU
www.bigbookofyou.com

Dale McNair
Bartlett TN
Hearing from God Made Simple: Easy as ABCs

R. Terry Meiser
Mifflin PA
Life Is Simple Hard But Simple
www.lifeissimplehardbutsimple.com

C.H. Melton
Austell GA
Pocket Power
www.ubewellserices.com

Tenna Merchent, M.H.
Noblesville IN
He’s Not Autistic, But ….
www.bookmasters.com

Ginnie Mesibov
Philadelphia PA
Outer Strength, Inner Strength
www.outerstrengthinnerstrength.com

M. D. Meyer
Norway House MB Canada
Deep Waters
www.dorenemeyer.com

Minnietta Millard
Indianapolis IN
A Closer Look: A Theology of the Ordinary
www.authorhouse.com

Sandra Miller
Woodbridge VA
Balancing Blessings and Obtaining Order for women
www.balancingblessings.com

Dolores M Miller
New Hope PA
Beautiful Warrior: Poetry & Prose
www.beautifulwarrior.com

Linda A. Mohr
West Palm Beach FL
Tatianna
www.lindamohr.net

Marie A. Monroe
River Forest IL
Shackled
www.authorhouse.com

Katherine Roberts Moore
High Point NC
Dancing Rainbows
www.authorhouse.com

Pete Moore
Oklahoma City OK
Seven Spiritual Steps To Freedom From Addiction
www.xlibris.com

Edward Namerdy
Key West FL
The Source (Finding Your Way Home)
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Edward Namerdy
Key West FL
Another Place in Space
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Donna Jeanne Noble
Hartville OH
Mirror, Mirror: Christmas Reflections

Ruth Ann Nordin
Springfield NE
An Inconvenient Marriage
www.outskirtspress.com

Ed Okonowicz
Elkton MD
GOLD Frankincense & Myrrh
www.mystandlace.com

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

Annie Pane
Woodbridge VA
The Dance of Balance for Body Mind and Spirit

Don Pardue
Lenoir City TN
Blossoms of Winter

Sharon Parenteau
Endicott NY
I Can Do This; I Can Die
www.amazon.com

Lillian Pearson
Harrington DE
Ben’s Family Journal

Lillian Pearson
Harrington DE
Unto Children’s Children

Lillian Pearson
Harrington DE
Walking the Faith Road

Lillian Pearson
Harrington DE
Faith’s Inheritance

Thomas E. Pierce
Vineland NJ
The Last Rose
www.amazon.com

Ruby Pierrot
Plano TX
Cast Iron Butterfly
www.amazon.net

Numa Jay Pillion
Lady Lake FL
Spiritual Eyes
www/wheatmark.com

Darlene Pitts
Smyrna GA
Let’s Talk Intuition 101 Powerful Insights to Transform Your Life Today and Forever
www.inspirationandintuition.com

Dominic Pope
Pittsburgh PA
Pages and Rages
www.pagesandrages.com

Jimmie Powell
Memphis TN
The Squirrel, the Worm, and the Nut Trees
www.outskirtspress.com/Jimmy Powell

Elsie Poynton W/ Carol L Malnor
Penn Valley CA
My Love Affiar with God: A Medium’s Message of Hope
www.harmonypoynt.com

Asha Praver
Mountain View CA
Swami Kriyananda: As We have Known Him
www.crystalclarity.com

Nelson Price
Jamesville NY
Spirit Sail: A Memoir of Spirituality and Sailing
www.iuniverse.com

John and Patty Probst
La Habra CA
A Place For Farmer & Emile
www.johnpattybooks.com

John and Patty Probst
La Habra CA
Janee
www.johnpattybooks.com

Michael McEwen Randall
Mitchell SD
Becoming Human
www.mike-randall-writes.com

Myron R Ratkowski
Milwaukee WI
The Samaritan Woman

Dr. Susan L Reid
Penn Laird VA
Discovering Your Inner Samurai
www.amazon.com

Ingrid S Rennie
Bowie MD
Words of Wisdom for God’s Women & A Daily Scripture Prayer

Ingrid S Rennie
Bowie MD
One Hundred Love Letters For God’s Women

Jim Rigas
Northbrook IL
The Way of the Butterfly
www.jimrigas.com

Denise Marie Rotheimer
Barrington IL
Sight of the Soul
www.amazon.com

Laura M. Roy
Brillion WI
Paradise Now!

Everett Prosperity Rucker
Cincinnati OH
Expectant Hope
everettmrucker@aol.com

Holly Rudolf
Saint Joseph MO
By The Heartful: Seasons of Hope in Word and Image

Carol Rutter
Sarasota FL
Burying The Secret
www.amazon.com

Marvin Sallee
Bidwell OH
Wheelchair For Sale: A Story of Hope
www.mlsallee.com

Dr. T. Darnell Saunders
Chesapeake VA
Take Up Your Bed & Be Healed

Dr. T. Darnell Saunders
Chesapeake VA
If You Want A Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil

Mathilde Apelt Schmidt
Hayward CA
Happiness A Matter Of The Mind
www.amazon.com

Joseph Schott
Elk Point SD
A Spirit of HOPE
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Lee Schulstad
Sammamish WA
A Finger in the Water

Lynne Scott
Alger OH
Dingo Devotionals: Learning to Heel

Cinique’ Scott
Raleigh NC
Cipher Of Life

Dr. Delia Sellers
Prescott AZ
Getting It Right This Time

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith
San Pedro CA
In HIS Image

Eileen Smith
Richmond VA
Glimpses Unspoken
www.glimpses-unspoken.com

Stan Smith
Oakland CA
Living In the Infinite And Still Getting to Work on Time
www.livingintheinfinite.com

William J Smith
Boca Raton FL
Insight To Success
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Jane Elizabeth Smith
Louisville KY
Your Three Wishes
www.janeelizabethpublishing.com

Alene Snodgrass
Corpus Christi TX
Dirty Laundry Secrets
www.alenesnodgrass.com

Mary Soliel
Louisville CO
I Can See Clearly Now
http://www.iuniverse.com

Staci Stallings
Amarillo TX
Cowboy
www.lulu.com

Nancy Stampahar
Pittsburgh PA
Peace Love and Lemonade
www.peaceloveandlemonade.com

Ed Starkey
Dover PA
99 Stimulating Points to Ponder

Kris Steinnes
Seattle WA
Women of Wisdom
www.womenofwisdom.org

A. Goodwin Summerville
Goshen CT
Woman of Light
www.amazon.com

Tadas Talaikis
Vilnius Liechtenstein
How to Live Without Problems

Kim C. Tavares
Santa Clara CA
Inside Out

Rhayne Marcella Thomas
Las Vegas NV
I’m 40! I’m Feisty! And there’s a gray hair in my What?!?
www.funnydeevahh.com

Linda Abbott Trapp
San Diego CA
Intentional Living: Lessons from the Tree of Life
www.amazon.com

Ronnie Gale Turbane
Oceanside NY
My Secret Life As A Priestess
www.turbanecaompany.com

Edward V. Tuttle
Santa Maria CA
Mysterious Ways
www.amazon.com

Lisa M Umina
Indepedence OH
Milo and the Green Wagon: A Life Lesson to Give
www.halopublishing.com

M. Arlene Van Belle
Niles MI
A Journey of Healing

Martha Sage Vang
Santa Fe NV
Cooking at Cat Track Ranch

Rita Villa
Lima NY
The Cat Factory: "Who do you think makes everything?:
www.happyspirt.com

Lloyal High Cloud Walker
Hayfork CA
Alpha State Writings
www.amazon.com

Stuart Ward
Montague CA
Strange Days Indeed
www.strangedaysthebook.com

Hiley H. Ward
Warrington PA
Understanding Reality Religion
www.iuniverse.com

Dick Warn
Tualatin OR
Mystical Mentor

Marsha Warsaw
Bellflower IL
When Butterflies Laugh

Leona Nicholas Welch
Fosters AL
Tupac, Rahab And Them

Kristi Weldon
Atlanta GA
Health and Happiness Elvis Style
www.happyelvis.com

Jamie Paul Wesseler
Columbia City IN
Where The Birds Go When It Rains
www.authorhouse.com

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

Nancy Wilde
Sewickley PA
dedicated to . . .

Steven A. Wilkens
Ceresco MI
Tattooed Angels
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Steven A. Wilkens
Ceresco MI
Nana’s Willow
www.buybooksontheweb.com

Lana Yvette Williams
Brooklyn Center MN
Under the Shadow A True Story
www.markdavidwilliams.com

Patrick Martin Williams, Jr.
Abbeville LA
The Plowboy: Words of Faith and Encouragement
www.amazon.com

D. M. Wilmes
Dardenne Prairie MO
Gone But Not Forgotten: A Christmas Story

Ellen Wood
Questa NM
The Secret Method For Growing Younger
www.howtogrowyounger.com

B. J. Woods
Thamesford ONT Canada
Who Your Friends Are
www.trafford.com

Daren Wride
Lake Country BC Canada
Release
www.adventureofthesoul.com

Rubye C Wright
Knoxville TN
God’s 9 + Moses’s 1 Commandments

Margot Wright
Lafayette CO
Unexpected Light
www.clearlyyouconsulting.com

Lillian Yee-Stewart
Caledon ON Canada
Beyond The Veil
www.lillianyee-stewart.com

Mike Young
Santa Fe NM
John’s Remarkable Journey

Linda L. Zern
Saint Cloud FL
The Long-Promised Song
www.zippityzerns.com

Stephanie Zonars
Xenia OH
Time Out
www.campuscrusade.com

R.E.Y. L.M.T.
Denver CO
You Are Enough
www.amazon.com

Terry C.
New York NY
In The Circle of My Mothers
www.inthecircleofmymothers.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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