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18th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Winners - Life Stories

Announcing the Life Stories winners of the 18th Annual Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
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Life Stories

First Place:
Doug Koktavy
The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer
Denver CO USA

Honorable Mentions:
Claire Karssiens

Sweetgum Slough
Nokomis FL USA

Judy L. Mandel
Replacement Child
Newington CT USA

Karen Michelle Graham
A Life to Rescue:The True Story of a Child Freed from the Bonds of Autism
Temple TX USA

Rick Gutknecht
Wolf River, A Boyhood Memoir
Prairie Village KS USA

Aberta Sequeira
Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round
Rochester MA USA

Albert Rothman
A Brooklyn Odyssey--Travails And Joys Of A Boy's Early Life
Livermore CA USA

Alex Carrick
"Two Scoops" Is Just Right
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Andrea White
P.S. Passionate Supporter And Political Spouse
Houston TX USA

Andrew Hurley & John Flanigan
Drink This Book Memoirs Of A Dive Bar
Brooklyn NY US

Andrew Melnyk
My Grandmother's Mill
Newmarket Canada

Angela Tipton
Joy Comes In The Morning
Hendersonville NC USA

Anna Carvlin
Dwell At My Door
Santa Fe NM USA

Arlo T. Janssen
Parsonage In A Peartree
Benson AZ USA

Bainy Cyrus
All Eyes
Norfolk VA USA

Barbara Brabec
The Drummer Drives! Everybody Els Rides
Naperville IL USA

Barbara Jo Gauthier
Picture This
Appleton WI USA

Barbara Jo Gauthier
Do You Hear Me?
Appleton WI USA

Barbara Richard
Walking Wounded
White Sulphur Springs MT USA

Betsy Vincent Hoffman
Dreaming Of Sicily - A Travel Memoir
New Market MD USA

Bob Ford
Wrongfully Accused
Everson WA USA

Bob Zuber
Brandywine MD USA

Brenda James
From Slut Puppies To Whore Dogs: One Womans View Of Texas Men
La Grange TX USA

Bryna Kranzler
The Accidental Anarchist
La Jolla CA US

Candy Jarosz
Saugus MA USA

Carol Chatellier Kleinrock
It Is What It Is...
Succasunna NJ USA

Carole Dale
This Life And The Fireworks
Culumbus OH USA

Carole Southwood
Call Me Shady
miagara falls NY USA

Carollyne Haynes
Raised By Committee
BC Canada

Charles L. Fields
Many Lands Many Hearts
Sun City West AZ USA

Charles M. Grist
My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran's Tour In Iraq
Winter Springs FL USA

Cheri Calvert
The Garden Song
Coeur d Alene ID USA

Clark C. Peterson
Blasted Onto A Pile Of Rubble
Hinckley MN USA

Claude Grant
The Contract
Gatineau Quebec Foreign Entry Canada

Colleen Kelli
Fire In The Hole
Westlake Village CA USA

Colleen Spiro
The Third Floor Window, A True Story Of Secrets, Survival And Hope
Fort Myers FL USA

Corinne Cheatham
She Doesn't Look Deaf
Monroe WA USA

Cousette Copeland
An American Genealogy: The Copeland Family Of Montgomery County Kansas
Santa Clara CA USA

Cousette Copeland
Silicon Valley: Fact And Fiction
Santa Clara CA USA

Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish
The Sissy Chronicles
San Diego CA USA

Dawn Marie Roeder
It Doesn't End Here: An Amazing Journey Of Faith And Forgiveness
Chandler AZ USA

Denny Dressman
Eddie Robinson...He Was The Martin Luther King Of Football
englewood CO USA

Don Mcgrath, Ph.D.
50 Athlete Over 50 Teach Us To Live A Strong, Healthy Life
Fort Collins CO USA

Duane Wiltse
"Gittin' Western"
Bozeman MT USA

Dylan Hall
This Life Ain't Gravy
Chicago IL USA

Ed Bremson
The Scars
raleigh NC USA

Edgar E. Delong
Virginia Beach VA USA

Eileen O'hara
Brain Twister: A Son's Puzzling Life And Untimely Death
Salt Lake City UT USA

Eva Augustin Rumpf
Reclamation: Memories From A New Orleans Girlhood
Milwaukee WI USA

Farhana Dhalla
Thank You For Leaving Me
Airdrie OTHER Canada

Floripa Baca Celaya
A Place To Belong
Prescott Valley AZ USA

Francine L. Billingslea
Through It All And Out On The Other Side
Decatur GA USA

Frank Palacio
Middle Schoolin"
Gardena CA USA

G H Mcmahon
The Way It Was
Marion OH USA

Gemma M. Geisman
From The Seeds Of Sadness
Sebastian FL USA

Gerald Factor
Between Roxbury And A Hard Place
Oceanside CA USA

Gordon Chism
As I Remember: A 1940s Childhood
Fort Bragg CA USA

Guenter Klaus Walter
Morgan Hill CA USA

H. L. Wegley
Colby And Me: Growing Up In The '50s
Renton WA USA

Harry J. Neese (Aka Billy Joe Neese)
From Worlds Apart... The Story Of Jesse Neese And Carrie Falcon
Farmerville LA USA

Helen Bonner
First Love Last
Jackson CA USA

Ildiko Eva Bania (Szombathy)
From The Darkness To The Light
Dearborn Hts MI USA

Ingrid King
Buckley's Story
Herdon VA USA

Innocent Chukwunwike Odenigbo
A Human Comedy An Antobiography
E Orange NJ USA

Isa "Kitty" Mady
Artfully Your, Isa
Montesana WA USA

Jack Dukes
Without Apology
Bellingham WA USA

Jack Shea
Discovering My Artichoke
Chatham NJ USA

James A "Buddy" Edgerton And Nan O'brien
The Unknown Rockwell - A Portrait Of Two American Families
Essex Junction VT USA

James A. "Buddy" Edgerton And Nan O'brien
The Unknown Rockwell: A Portrait Of Two American Families
essex jct VT USA

James W. Miliken
Enter And Die!
West Chester PA USA

Jan Bono
Just Joshin': A Year In The Life Of A Not-So-Ordinary 4th Grade Kid
Long Beach WA USA

Janet R. Sady
The Great American Dream
Mayport PA USA

Jeanette D. Adeshote
Black, Just Like Mama
Snellville GA USA

Jeanne Crawford
The Kindness Of Strangers
Mi Wuk Village CA USA

Jeanne R. Kraus
Wrinkles, Waistlines And Wet Pants
Tamarac FL USA

Jeffrey Von Glahn
Jessica: The Autobiography Of An Infant
Ann Arbor MI USA

Jill Byrne
Step On A Crack Overcoming Depression, A Memoir
Tulsa OK USA

Jillian Wright Aka Joellen Oliver
The Man Under The Bridge
Bogart GA USA

John B Camp
Odyssey Of A Derelict Gunslinger
St Francisville LA USA

John, Joyce And Jamie Chupka
It Went Without Saying

Jon H Soeder
True Tales
Port Hueneme CA USA

Joseph James Henry
Lieutenant Henry: Memoir Of A Marine
Auburn WA USA

Judy Appel & Mary Huntley
Amazing Attributes Of Aging: Silly & Sacred Stories Of Blue Garter Friends
Stillwater MN USA

Judy Lindroth Kallestud
Breaking Tradition, A Great Granddaughters Search For Her Swedish Roots
St. Cloud MN USA

Judy Mcfadden
Life With Mcduff: Lessons Learned From A Therapy Dog
Henderson NV USA

Jyoti Wind
Food And What Feed US
Boulder CO USA

Karen A Patterson
Allies Forever: The Life And Times Of A Prisoner Of War
Chillicothe OH USA

Kathleen Huddle
Mama With A Blue Tace
Elmira NY USA

Katie Murwin (Edited By Robinson Writers/Designed By Tracy Apps Design)
Kids With Autism Can: A Photographic Journey
Scottsdale AZ USA

Kenneth J Clarke
Seven Years A Mariner
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico

Kevin And Lukas Sedelmeier
Pop Goes The Culture: A Father And Son's Take On The World
Louisville KY USA

Kimber Adams
The Parentectomy
Vienna OTHER Austria

Kimberly Fairchild
"I'd Give My Left Boob For That...Oh, Wait I Already Did"
Henderson NV USA

Lamond Tullis
A Search For Place
Spring City UT USA

Larry N. Smith Md
Darwins War
Greensville FL USA

Laura Shumaker
A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism
Lafayette CA USA

Lee Kelley
A Life Well Built
Ivins UT USA

Le'ema Kathleen Graham
Dancing The Inner Serpent: Memoirs Of A Suburban Snake Priestess
San Rafael CA USA

Linda S. French
Reflections Of Her Mountain Look
decatur IL USA

Lisa Alpine
Exotic Life: Laughing Rivers, Dancing Drums And Tangled Hearts
Mill Valley CA USA

Lloyd W. Criss Jr.
Rough & Tumble Texas Political Combat
LaMarque TX USA

Lynn Christopher Roby
From Darkness To Light
Fairfiled PA USA

M.H. Sullivan
The Sullivan Saga: Memories Of An Overseas Childhood
Manchester NH USA

Maria Clark & David Lapham
Crossing The Edge Bridge
Orlando FL USA

Marie Alvarez-Calderon
Summer In February: A Memoir Of Lima, Peru And It's Beaches
Lake Jackson TX USA

Marie Wakefield
Dodging Her Chariot
independence MO USA

Mark Gowbow
It's All About Nuts And Berries: Stories About Everyday Life From College Students
Brooklyn NY USA

Martha A. Taylor
In The Land Of Cotton
Hurst TX USA

Marty Toohey
Bronx Boy
Bloomfield Hills MI USA

Mary S. King
Facing The Wall: A Mission A Neverending Journey
Bennington VT USA

Mary Terzian
Hacienda Heights CA USA

Mary Theresa Miller
Mary's Song
Maumee OH USA

Matt Johnson
Life On Standby
Freemont CA USA

Melodee Smith
Hope Enabler
San Pedro CA USA

Michael J Karowich
Mutton On A Mission-In Search Of My Grandfather's Village
Toronto Canada

Mollee Kruger
The Cobbler's Last
Rockville MD USA

Morning Star
Hamilton MT USA

Narman Julian
Trillium Acres
Star City WV USA

Pam Robbins
Abiding Sorrow: A Daughter's Account Of Loss And Grief
chicopee MA USA

Pamela Barefoot
My Bird, Bud--The Corporate Cockatiel
Melfa VA USA

Pamela Bauer Mueller
An Angry Drum Echoed
Jekyll Island GA USA

Pamela Ferris-Olson
Living In The Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories
centerville OH USA

Patricia L. Swan
About Mac -- A Bittersweet Memoir
Tumwater WA USA

Patricia Phillips Daum
One Red Bull's Life Journey
Palm City FL USA

Paula Russell With Kim Aldrich
The Pastor Driven Wife: Stories Of God's Faithfulness From The Mundane To The Miraculous
Cold Spring KY USA

Rich Galvez
Life Bites: Notes From The Journey So Far
Salem OR USA

Rick D. Niece
The Side-Yard Superhero
Clarksville AR USA of America

Rita Stout
Daybreak In Odessa
Lakewood CO USA

Rob Rideout
Still Singing, Somehow
Colville WA USA

Robert And Jeanne Crawford
Black Feathers - A Pocket Racer Sails The Singlehanded Transpac
Mi Wuk Village CA USA

Robert Haller
Adventures Of A Cold War Veteran
Turnersville NJ USA

Robert L. Shannon
Waddling To War On LST 834
Columbia SC USA

Ronald Cota
San Diego Memories And Our Journey East
Sarasota FL USA

Rosemary Burgo
Whispers Of Truth
Mt. Laurel NJ USA

S Kay Murphy
Tainted Legacy
Mt Baldy CA USA

Sandra J Dixon
The Invisible Girl
Urbana IL USA

Scott Stevenson
Looks Easy Enough, A Joyful Memoir Of Overcoming Disease, Divorce, And Disaster
La Mesa CA USA

Sharon L. Clark
The Wife Who Walked Away
Oakville OTHER canada

Shirley Gillespie
Corner Of 2nd & Grand, Laramie, WY
Chandler AZ USA

Steff Deschenes
The Ice Cream Theory
Lewiston ME USA

Stephany Evans Steggall
Bruce Dawe: Life Cycle
kalba OTHER australia

Susan Diodati
I Knew It Then
Sedona AZ USA

Susan Newark
The Phosphorescence Of Pearl
Klamath River CA USA

Susan Newark
Dear Husband
Klamath River CA USA

Terri Clifton
A Random Soldier
millford DE USA

Tom Cheche
Exit 10: A Sporting Life Just Off The Jersey Turnpike
Jessup MD USA

Tommy S. W. Wong
How Sai Baba Attracts Without Direct Contact
597158 Singapore Foreign Entry Singapore

V. Thomas Hoban
The Letter
Middletown NJ USA

Vincent T. Ciano
Life With Marilyn
Henderson NV USA

Vincent T. Ciano
Life With Marilyn
Henderson NV USA

Warren Martin Hern
Risus Sardonicus
Boulder CO USA

Alan E. White
The Fire That Just Blinked Up
Jackson GA USA

Alan Saffron
Gentle Santan
Los Angeles CA USA

Alene Dunn
Red Dirt And Samd Hill Stories
Jasper TX USA

Andrew J. Rodriguez
Adios Havana - A Memoir
Golden CO USA

Anna Florin
La Immigrata- Books One And Two
South Jordan UT USA

Beatriz Garcia Nin
Think Twice Before Crossing: A Memoir
Ardsley NY USA

Ben F. Williams, Jr.
Tales Of My Southwest
Tucson AZ USA

Bernice Schachter
The Mask Of My Muse
Santa Rosa CA USA

Betty Hyland
Thousand Cloudy Days
Reston VA USA

Betty Kaseman
Prop Wash - For The Love Of Flying
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San Diego CA USA

Billie Reynolds
Incredible Redhead
King City OR USA

Bobby Hutchinson
Sparwood OTHER Canada

Carol Prunhuber
The Passion And Death Of Rahman The Kurd: Dreaming Kurdistan
Sarasota FL USA

Catherine C. Brooks
War Brought Trials & Anxiety...
Mathews VA USA

Charity Harris
Barly A Little Boy
Sand Springs OK USA

Chief Roger William And Jack Woodward
Sechanalyagh: A Book Of Gratitude
Victoria Canada

Chuck Cutolo
Parables...And Other Stuff From Life
Westbury NY USA

Coral Beach
Happy Hour In Paradise: Twelve Years On Beachouse
Galveston TX USA

Dan H. Dolack
Perkasie PA USA

David D Spence
Janka Festingers Moments Of Happiness
Morgantown PA USA

David Koteen & Nancy Starksmith
Caught Falling
Eugene OR USA

Debbie Wingate
News From The Northwoods: A Memoir
Gresham OR USA

Den Slatterry
Change By War
Ionia MI USA

Donald R. Fletcher
Turnings: Lyric Poems Along A Road
Voorhees NJ USA

Dr. Cory Kruckenberg
The Journey Of A Compassionate Adventurist
Sin City West AZ USA

Edna Thayer
Feisty Lydia, Memoirs Of A German War Bride
Elysian MN USA

Enid E. Haag
Peggy's Wartime Memories
Edmonds WA USA

Francis Jones
Adventures With And Englishman
Chester CT USA

Fred Flaxman
Sixty Slices Of Life ... On Wry
Weaverville NC USA

Gerry Tortorelli
Loose Screws
Solon OH USA

J. N. Mcfadden
Anecdotes Of War Korea
London KY USA

J.J. Redmann
Hawley Road
Cottage Grove WI USA

Jack Maloney, Barbara Maloney
The Wee Mad Road
Saint Paul MN USA

James L. Helmuth
Crossing The Bridge: From Mennonite Boy To Gay Man
Akron OH USA

Janis Stein
Musings Of A Country Girl
Harbor Beach MI USA

Jeanette Feldman/Nadine Galinsky Feldman (Editor)
Patchwork And Ornament: A Woman's Journey Of Life, Love, And Art
Houston TX USA

Jerome Tuccille
Gallery Of Fools fools-clelbrated
Severena Pk MD USA

Jerry Autry
San Francisco CA USA

Jim Pearson
A Horse Called Hummer
Yakima WA USA

John J. Len
Doctore's Parking Only
Cohoes NY USA

Judith March Davis
Prescott AZ USA

Kathy Crawford/Karen Schwarck
Two Broads Abroad

Kevin Kirsch
Julie's Gift: Memories Of London
rockville MD USA

Kevin S. Garrison
It's Just A Matter Of Balance
Weston FL USA

Lillian Cincone
Palo Alto CA USA

Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad
This Path We Share: Reflecting On 60 Years Of Marriage
Englewood CO USA

Loren H. Painter Ed. D.
A Portrait Of Himself
Hickory NC USA

Loren H. Painter Ed. D.
A Portrait Of Himself
Hickory NC USA

Louise Laughlin
I Must Be Dreaming
Chandler AZ USA

Margaret Boland And Thomas Rooney
Mobile AL USA

Marti Tote
When It's Time To Say Good-Bye

Marylou R Vanderburg
No Way But Up
Valdez AK USA

Michael Mecherikoff
Nowhere Near Manhood
Westminster CO USA

Michele Longo Eder
Salt In Our Blood: Thememoir Of A Fishermans Wife
Newport OR USA

Nancy T. Plum
Into The Chaco
Yardley PA USA

Nancy T. Plum
The Emerys At War
Yardley PA USA

Nick Jacobs
You Hold Em I'll Bite Em
Pittsburg PA USA

Nickolas S Karas
Orient NY USA

Pamela Bauer Mueller
Splendid Isolation
Jekyll Island GA USA of America

Patricia Grueninger Beasley
The Tears I Couldn't Cry Behind Convent Doors
Magdalena NM USA

Patty Tyson Wilson
The Ligon Era Wilson
Nortonville KY USA

Phyllis Rosen
Window To My World
Delray Beach FL USA

Priscilla H Wilson
A Pioneer Love Story, The Letters Of Minnie Hobart
Mission Hills KS USA

Richard W. Paulson
Consulting Chronicles And Patan Moments
St Michaels MD USA

Richard W. Roukema
Spouse Of The House
Pompton Plains NJ USA

Roberta Taylor Klopman
Looking For A Grown-Up
Port Washington NY USA

Roger L. Kinney
Kinship, A Story Of The Kinneys, An English/American Family
Denver CO USA

S. Belle Karper
Why The Widow Wears Black, Edgy Memoir From An Outspoken Survivor
Calabasas CA USA

Sally Petersen
Tea Pie, Love And Reality
Tigard OR USA

Sally Zolkosky Labadie
The Good, The Oops, And The Funny; Events In The Life Of A Teacher
Bancroft MI USA

Sandy Ross
A Place Called The Bla Bla Cafe
Tarzana CA USA

Sang-Eun Lee Bukaty
Grace Notes
Newport Beach CA USA

Sara Robinson
Love Always, Hobby And Jessie
Charlottesville VA USA

Svetlana Kim
White Pearl And I: A Memoir Of A Political Refugee
Washington DC USA

Terri Robinson
Riding The Care Go Round
Morganton NC USA

Terry Gelormino Silver
Nunzilla Was My Mother And My Stepmother Was A Witch
Decatur GA USA

Thomas E. Pierce
The Last Rose: A True Celebration Of Eternal Life
Mt. Laurel NJ USA

Thomas F. Dwyer, Edd
Promises To Keep: The Untold Story Of A Family Trapped In War-Torn Italy
Pittsfield MA USA

Tiffany And Timothy Stoner
Familyprint: One Family's Unique Reflection During War
Zionsville IN USA

William B. Keller
Worthington OH USA

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