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20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Life Stories

Thank you the everyone who participated in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Below is a list of the books entered in our Life Stories category.

.""Song On My Lips" Jazz Greats Were My Mentors"
Stephen T. Botek

""That Was Then""
Brenda Tate Groat

7 Kids and 2 Ex-Wives (How Fixing Me Fixed My Broken Family)
Y.G. Nyghtstorm

"A Daughter Reborn, from baby girls to midlife orphan"
Monnie Whitson;

A Funny Thing Happened on my Way to the Dementia Ward
Charles Schoenfeld

A Haunting Beauty
James John Magner

A Knock At The Door
Wayne D. Bisek

A Lifetime Ago: Before the Death of Childhood
Jeremy J. Joyell

A Long and Winding Road... A Family's Intimate Journey to the Other Side of Breast Cancer
Nancy Robinson;

A Mango for the Teacher
Deborah Frisch

A Paper Route Is Good for the Soul
Riley B. Case

A Perfect Dwelling Place
Janice Reed Cobb

A Pioneer Love Story
Priscilla H. Wilson;

A Rage To Live:Surviving The Holocaust So Hitler Would Not Win
Joseph G Krygier

A Real Mother
Denise Malloy;

A Return To The North
M. Hans Feld

A Road Less Travelled
Robin Knight

"A Sacred Place, Memoirs of a Female Hunter"
Sherrie Gant

A Sixties Story
Toni Apicelli

A World War II Memoir
susan scott carter

About Ed
Edward C. Dalglish

Adopting in America: The Diary of a Mom in Waiting
Lori Lyons

Alaska Woodsmoke
Merilee C Watts
Cumming To

"Am I There Yet? A Journey Through Marriage, Motherhood, and Miles of Minutiae"
Alison Goldstein Lebovitz

American Spaz The Novel
Greg Kieser

An Agoraphobic's Guide to Hollywood: How Michael Jackson Got Me Out of the House
Darlene Craviotto

An Italian Journey
James Ernest Shaw

An Uncommon Education
Bettye Johnson

And Busy Days They Were
Lee Corey Hanson
not given

Angel's Legacy: How Cancer Changed a Princess Into an Angel
Susan Farr Fahncke

As I Recall
Ray Dillard

Away At A Camp in Maine
Kimberley C. Kalicky

BackstaBBing Bitches
Leona Campbell

Bad Dad
Dave Lieber

Balcony View - a 9/11 Diary
Julia Frey

"BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, A Memoir"
Michele Rosenthal

Behind the Wall
Elizabeth Ann Kuhn;;

Beloved Daughter
Loretta Stark

BEYOND NORMAL: The Birth of Gay Pride
Gale Chester Whittington

"Big Life Lessons From That Still, Small Voice"
Lisa Mason

Bite Me: Dilemma and Delight in a Meter Reader's Life
Janis Aumack

Bits and Pieces of a Family
Nancy K. Berry

Black and Gold
Mike Trial

Black Rocks and Cold Wind—Surviving The Good Old Days
Alaina Newhart / Merridy Jeffery

Black-Eyed Susan among the Roses - A New Orleans Memoir
Frances B. Gervais

Blacklisted from the PTA
Lela Davidson

Blossoming out of the Valley
Abby Lewis

Blue Collar Buddha
Paul A Streitz

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist
John D. Juriga

Bodyguard To The Stars
Fred Campbell

Boots on The Ground With Music in My Hands
Al Gould

Breakfast with the Pope
Susan Vigilante

Breaking The Blue Wall
Justin Hopson

Buckley's Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher
Ingrid King

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

Calling All Mothers
Thop Brown

Canal Zone Daughter: An American Childhood in Panama
Judy Haisten

E.M. Schorb

Catching A Star
T. Leon Doyle

"Change Your Shoes, Live Your Greatest Life"
Kathy Andersen

Changing Sides on Both Sides of the Border
Ottis Layne

"Charlie Russell, The Cowboy Years"
Jane Lambert

Chasing Love: A Mother's Journal
Elinor Rogosin

CHASING THE EAGLE: From Dreaming To Achieving Success & Freedom
James J. Williams

Yvonne Koenders

"Choices, Lemons or Chocolate"
Susan Flam

Christmas Memoirs: A Family Treasury
Lisa Bargeman

Circle of Service: Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne & the Family Business
Richard P. Bessette

Civil Rights Journey
Joseph Howell
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Clamcake Summer: One Man Eats Every Clamcake in Rhode Island (Or Dies Frying)
David Norton Stone

Clothing Memoirs of a Wannabe Cowgirl
Donna Harlan

Coast To Coast With A Cat And A Ghost
Judy Howard

Cobalt: The Legacy of the Blackbird Mine
Russell Steele

Cops Can't Cry
William Barrons

Cowboy Heroes of the Southwest
Jim Olson

Create Your Own Fate
Elaine Northrop

Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human
Patrick Caneday

Crossing the Borderline
Jennifer Khoh

Cry Rape
Dorine Claire Walters

Cutting A Bond with the Long Trail
Dorothy Clare Green

Daddin': The Verb of Being a Dad
Dion McInnis

Dancing in Heaven - a sister's memoir
Christine M. Grote

Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America
Sam Stamatis and Peter Stamatis

Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar
Michelle O'Neil

DAVID: leaves from the journal of a soul
"DAVID A. SCHWIMMER, (ed.) George Schwimmer, PhD"

Deployment Diaries: One Year of Holding Down the Fort
Krista Graham

Distilling Rose
Cynthia Lipton

"Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji"
Will Lutwick

Don't YOU Be Reading MY Shorts!

Dorothy's Diary
Joan Orton

"Driven-To Restore What Was Lost, To Achieve My Dreams"
Andras Petery
not given

Dump the Putz!
KK Wolf

Elizabeth. Learning to Dress Myself from the Inside Out
Mary Elizabeth Moloney

"Empress Menen Asfaw, The Mother of the Ethiopian Nation"
Anjahli Parnell

End the Silence
Dorothy Read and Ilse Evelijn Veere Smit

"Except for All the Snakes, I Just Love It Out Here: The News from Stone County Arkansas"
L. Lee Cowan

"Exotic Life: Laughing Rivers, Dancing Drums and Tangled Hearts"
Lisa Alpine

Facebook Education
Frank Palacio

"Faces of Truth, A Collection of Historical Biographies"
Douglas and Norma Latta

FDR And Me: A Small Girls in the Great Depression
Doris Goran Newman;

Regine Dubono

Final Drive
Shelly Hess

"Finding Dallas, A Spiritual Journey through Childhood Abuse to the Glory of God's Plan"
Dallas Teague Snider

Finding Gloria
Marianne Curtis

Finding the Peace
Janie Pfeifer Watson

Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir
Suza Francina

Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival
Marina Dutzmann Kirsch

Flute in the Marching Band
Gwen Simon Gain

Flying Lessons: One Woman's Story
Sherry Knight Rossiter

Forever A Caregiver
Trish Hughes Kreis Kreis

From a Child's Mind; to an adult's heart
Thop Brown

From Hidey Holes in My Mind
Ann Gilbreth

From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds
Amy L. Peterson;

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Grace
Deanna Nowadnick

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore
Chantal Kelly

Gettin' Back To Happy
Valerie L.S. Albarda

Goat Diary
June Reedy

God Must Be Sleeping
Gregg Tyler Milligan

Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
Victoria Hopewell

Great Legacies Refreshing Springs
Mercy N. Offor

Growing with Great-Grandma
"Betty Rosenstein, Ed.D and Alexis Miller"

Guided Missteps 1: A Wanderer Finds His Way
Wayne Johnson with Frank Ball

Haddie's In Our Closet!
J.H. Soeder

Hawley Road
J. J. Redmann
not given

he New Immigrants: American Success Stories
Anne Snowden Crosman;

Healer Evolving
Suer Irvine

Here Are the Pictures You Wanted and the Stories that Illustrate Them
T. M. Bradshaw

History of a Pipe Dream
Susan Miller
History of a Pipe

Hollow...When Everything That Means Anything is Taken Away
Lynette Jackson

Home Away From Home
Nghiep D. Dao

"How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: A Memoir of Love, Hope, and Empowerment"
Michelle L Whitlock &

How To Raise A Good Kid
Starbuck O'Dwyer

How To Treat Your Toddlers So Your Teenagers Will Talk To You: A Parenting Memoir of Encouragement
Susan B. Anderson

Hrisanthi's Legacy
Irene Pappas

I Know You by Heart
Joan Saner Harder

I Was In Love With A Short Man Once
Kimberly J. Dalferes

"I'll Be There...A story of family, friends, and faith"
Cynthia Eckhart

Imperfect Weddings Are Best
Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

L.T. Woody

In Search of a father
J. Anthony Austin

"Incomplete Passes: Reflections on Life, Love, and Football"
Linda Lange

Janice Kiefer and Debbie Obradovich

Iron Grip
Willma Willis Gore

It Was Fun - Some Thoughts For Parents of Youth Sports
Gary C. Salivar


It's Only A Badge
Phil Ribera

Jermel's Raison D'etre
Jermel Arcilicia Taylor

"John Emerson Roberts: Kansas City's ""Up-to-date"" Freethought Preacher"
Ellen Roberts Young

Journey to the Baobab Tree
Krys Latham

Just do it!
Petra van der Zande

Kat Tales: Stories of a house....broken
Kathryn E. Brown

"Keep Fighting, Stop Struggling: The Miles Levin Story"
Miles Levin and Jon Levin

Kissing From A Distance and Rusty Volkswagens
Rudy G. Hoggard

Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter's Tribute
Marta Fuchs

Legacy of Resilience
Patricia A. Pape

Lehigh Lineman
Jon A. Buchholz

Life in the Land of IS
Bette Lee Crosby

Life on our Land
Helena Louwe

Life Out of Order a Story of sibling Loss and Living With Traumatic Brain Injury
Sally Laux
";; ebooks - kindle, nook; lulu"

Life's Rough Roads
Carol A. Jones

Little House in the Arctic
Kathy Slamp

"Living In My Skin, Even If It's Purple"
Debbie Fox

Loose Screws
Gerry Tortorelli

Lost Edens: A True Story
Jamie Patterson

"Lost on the Way: Adventures in 40,000 Miles of Hitchhiking"
Ronald Dane

"Love Changes Things, Even in the World of Politics"
"Caroline Cottom, PhD"

"Love, Loss & Lunacy in a Small Town"
Angie J. Mayfield

Mable's Girl
Cherie Dupler (aka Cheri Ann Putman)

Making John A Soldier A Nebraskan Goes to War
John P.Malloy Sr.

Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co.
Ed Claessen and Sue Claessen

MANY BLESSINGS: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women
"Sonnee Weedn, PhD"

Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden
Maria Daddino

ME & HER:A Memoir of Madness
Karen Tyrrell

Memoirs of a Boomer
Don Lubov

Memorable Fish and Fishermen
John W. Stevens
"xlibris, barnes and noble, amazon"

Milk And Oranges
charlene Wexler

Miriam's World—and Mine
Rosemary Mild

More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B
Christine Smith

Moving Mountains- One Woman's Fight to Live Again
Jan Haas

My Brave Little Man: a memoir
T.A. Degner

My Compass Points North
M. Hans Feld

My First Life
Gerhard Winkler

My Home's in Montana
Kareen Bratt
not given


My life in black and white: A book of experiences
Kori D. Miller

My Message is C.L.E.A.R. - Hope and Strength in the Face of Life's Greatest Adversities
Gabe Murfitt with Gigi Devine Murfitt

My Paranormal Diaries
Deborah Cihon

My Romance with My Segundo Barrio
Edmundo Lopez

My Saints Alive
John P. Thomas

My War
Richard W. Whinfield

Nautical Twilight
Judith J. Dutra

No Gold Stars
Barry M. Koplen

No Poverty Between The Sheets
Pauline Kiely

No Sex in St. Tropez
Rosalie Linver Ungar

Betty B. Cantwell

"Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters"
Michael Solomon

"Oh My Gosh, Virginia!"
Kay Grafe
"amazon, FaceBook"

"Oh, Mama"
Janet W. Watkins

Oklahoma Tumbleweeds
Marsha Schemmer Blake

"Old Men, Pregnant Women, Little Children and Beautiful White Horses"
Corinne Martin Ricot

On The Other Side Of The Fence
Gisela Greitzer

One Allied Sailor
C. A. Lindsay

One Foot In The Grave
Don Addor

Only In America
Emilia Zecchino

Overcoming Celebrity Obsession
Diane Saks

Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time
Christine Kloser

Peeling Onions
Cynthia Carper (Eden Ray-Thomas)

"PEEPEYES, Cause of Death: Unknown (DOA), The True Crime Murder Mystery of Nell Tucker"
Dwain S. Tucker

Playing With Fire
Tom Lyford

Plenty of Carp: A Fishing Guide for Dating Singles
Cynthia Covell

Porcelain Soldier: Discovering Gratitude in Cancer
Kelli Davis

Potato In A Rice Bowl
Peggy Keener

Private War. Personal Victory: A Footnote to the Vietnam War
Loretta M. Kantor

"Pursuit of Light, an Extraordinary Journey"
Sandy Brewer

Puzzled: 100 Pieces of Autism
Nilla Childs

Ramblings of a Mad Woman: experiences in and out of mind
Kerri James

Reflections of a Very Bad Girl
Sandra Lowen

Reflections: Finding Direction Through My Mind's Eye
Cathy Read-Wilson

Remembering Mattie
Barbara Russell Chesser

Reminiscing Red Dirt Roads
Neal Murphy

Retirement Is A Blast
Terry Cummins

"Riding for the gold naturally, Lauren Barwick's incredible journey"
Susan O'Brien

Room Service Please
Carol Speer Hader

Rosemond's Story
Margaret Montgomery

"Safari Jema, A Journey of Love and Adventure from Casablanca to Cape Town"
Teresa O'Kane

Sam and Anna Go West
Jeanette Olson Azcuenaga
not given

Sammy Where Are You? an unconventional memoir...sort of
Ira Spector

SCREWED-How My California Dream Turned Into A Hollywood Nightmare
Joseph Paul Suchomel

Secret Selves
Jamie Johnson

Setting the Hook: A Diver's Return to the Andrea Doria
Peter M. Hunt

Seven At The Sevens
Grant Trenton Gardner

Shaken Not Stirred... a Chemo Cocktail
Joules Evans

Shaping Kate
Hazel Stearns

"Simple Faith, Mighty Faith"
Jerri Reher Haussler

Smiling at the World
Joyce Major

Snapshot: Ship's Dentist
William M. Trently

Arion Golmakani

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's Mood Chart"
Derek Thompson

Southern Fried Child in Home Seeker's Paradise
Jimmie Meese Moomaw

Souveniers of A Childhood on a Central Texas Ranch 1926-1944
Voy Ernst Althaus
isbn 1-4196-7766-7

Spring In Black and White: A Partner's Journey Through Abuse
Samuel Lee Oakes

Steve Harvey's Barber...Says It All!
Revonne Leach-Johnson & Cassandra Leach-Woods

Striving 2BNORML
Lily Breland

Sugar Hill Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem
Terry Baker Mulligan

Survive & Escape: One Family Chooses Life
Ed Maurer

Susan Myrick of Gone With The Wind: An Autobiographical Biography
Susan Lindsley

Swallowed Tears A Memoir
Freya Anderson-Rivers

Swimming In Circles Is Better Than Drowning
Leanne Garrett Flanagan;www.barnes&;

Swygert: Growing Up In the Middle of Nowhere in a Little Town Nobody Ever Heard of
Jeffrey Harold Utterback

Tales From The Granite Orchard
Edwin F. Casey

Tales of a Zany Mystic
Lance B. White

"Teaching, 30 Years of My Life"
Brenda Tate Groat

Tell Me a Story
Bea Gold

Tell Your Story Walking: One Mother's Legacy
Iris Llewellyn Angle

Ten Miles from Aspen
Joanne Brand; www.tenmilesfrom

Thank You for My Children: A high school teacher's final year
Rick Pepe

"That's The Spirit, writings and short stories"
Bettie Linke

The Aftermath of Rock 'n' Roll
Noelle R. Andrews

The Ball Park Boys
Shade Jones

The Best of Inapark Productions
sarah bertrand

The Best Worst Thing
Kristen K. Brown

The Black Prince
Robby Robinson

The Book Of Chuck
Gene Luetkemeyer

The Boy From Bothell Bipolar * Vietnam Veteran
Gene Olson

The Burly Man (Even in darkness there is a light)
Zachary E. Lewis

The Color of Gay: A Memoir
Tridai Taylor

The Far Country is Near
Jeannine Randolph
not ligven

The First of July
Kele Sewell
" First Of July/Kele Sewell, M.D."

"The Gathering Table, Defying Multiple Sclerosis with A Year of Pasta, Wine & Friends"
Ronda Giangreco

The Hardest Life I Could Ever Love
Frederick J. Blahnik

The Highest Peak
Kathy Lee Pair

The Invisible Storm
Juanima Hiatt

The Last Dance: Family Secrets and the Chicago Mob
James Jack and Eldon L. Ham

The Linden Tree Legacy
Beverly Frances Knudson
not given

The Message
Michael R. Hansen

The Mobius Strip of IFS
Marthia B. Freese

The Modern Voice of An Irish Immigrant
Imelda Cummins-DeMeldon

The Navy Years
Edith Duven Flaherty

The Oxygen Mask Rule- How My Battle with Anorexia Taught Me How to Survive
Martha L. Thompson

The Peach/Peachey Bridges
John Harding Peach

The Remains of War
G. Pauline Kok

The Summer of the Little Bull Calf
Francita Brown Gasche

The Unfaithful Widow
Barbara Barth

The Untold Story of Adele aus der Ohe
LaWayne Leno

Edward Hinz

The Wann Gambler
Warren K. Washburn

"THE WORKING WOMAN'S GPS, When the Plan to Have it All Has Led You Astray"

Those Darn Stripes
Tyrel Nelson;Those-Darn-Stripes-Tyrel-Nelson/dp/1461139619/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

Thou Shalt Not Steal: The Baseball Life and Times of a Rifle-Armed Negro League Catcher
"Al Hunter Jr. and Bill ""Ready"" Cash"

"Throught A Still Imperfect Lens, a true story of Personal Growth and Relationship from a ..."
Elliot Talenfeld

To Find Out
Steve Cavin

Today Is a Good Day for Marshmallows - A Mother's Memoir
Kristi Hellenbrand

Touching Lives A Teacher's Memoir
Shirley A Kitner-Mainello

"Traveling a Rocky Road with Love, Faith and Guts"
Sylvia L. Ramsey

Turning Points in Women's Lives
"Shirley L. Patterson and Susan A. Cho, Editors"

Jasmine Rose Millwood

Underneath The Ash
Katherine E. Dyer-Seeley

Unforgetable Kindness
Lan Cung and Diem-Tran Kratske

Uniform Decisions: My Life in the LAPD and the North Hollywood Shootout
John Caprarelli

Unravelling Mysteries: An Anthology on Women & Aging
Jyoti Wind
not given

vicissitudes: the ups and downs and changes experienced in a lifetime
Debra Ice

Vietnam: Remembrances of a Native American Soldier
Roc C. Wood

Vignettes of Moiry: Rebecca Goethe Devries
Lucy Devries Duffy

VISIONS:Faith InspiredJourney of the Human Spirit

Voices On The Wind
Bonnie J. McGee;

Wagging Tales
Dorts Stafford

Henry C Woodrum Lt. Col. USAF (RET)

"Warm Light, Cool Shadows: The Life and Art of Ruth Van Sickle Ford"
Nancy Smith Hopp

Water To My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pickney
Pamela Bauer Mueller

We Smoked Our Sister: Stories Fram A Childhood
Carlotta Maria Shinn-Russell

We Wait You
Taryn R. Hutchinson

What Happens Next?
Rick Schostek

What I Do
William J. Russell

Whatever Happened to the Pont Du Gard
Jacqueline Carpenter

"When the Body Says No: A Learn, Laugh, Love Story"
Tracy A Todd

When the music does the dance.
Margaret Gerada

When the Personal was Political: 5 Women Doctors Look Back
Toni Martin

Where Children Run
Karen Emilson

Where Did All the Cowboys Go?
Joe Millard

Whistling Woman
CC Tillery

Will to Live: A Saga of Survival
Gary Edinger

"Yes, my love muffin"
Tami Jo Riedeman

You'll See Jesus On My Face
Riley B. Case

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Middle-Grade/Young Adult books
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