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20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Reference Books

Thank you to all the participants in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Please see below for a list of books entered into the Reference category.

"A History of University of Florida Residence Facilities, Rev. 3rd edition"
Sharon C. Blansett

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That
Kaarin Williams

A Retired Art Teacher Tells All
Marlene Nall Johnt

AGELESS INTERNET - Internet Basics for Boomers and Seniors
Terry Lynne Hale

Americana A Civics Handbook
M.B. Mackley

Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for building a better life
Jude Bijou,

Back to the Best Books: How the Classics Can Change Your Life
Marilyn Green Faulkner

Beyond Fingersticks
"William ""Lee"" Dubois"

Biographical Encyclopedia
J. Turner Stilson

Boston's Notable Addresses
James R. Holland

Cavemen in Babyland: What New & Expecting Mommies Should Know About New Daddies
Kindred Howard

Colorword Communication & Lexicon
Katja Bressette and Hans-Peter Foerster

"Common Law, Sovereignty, Restoring the Tea Party Republic, 101 Questions and Answers"
Andy Nicholaw

Companion Index to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
"Diana Avery Amsden, Ph.D."

Compose Yourself! -- Songwriting and Creative Musicianship in Four Easy Lessons
David Alzofon

Customer Service Is FREE
William T Pearsall

Dietary Guide to Excel Applicatons
Flavio Morgado

DIY Kitchen Chemistry
Kayla Fioravanti

Emotional Language: The Art and Science of Communication for Human Development
Zaki Huq

Finding Your Way Through Work
Kathleen Marvin

Get The Best Medical Care - A Patient Guide
Donna Maldonado-Schullo!

Grammar Guardian
Mary Lou Anderson

Kenneth P. Cash

High-Risk Pregnancy-Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy.
Kelly Whitehead

How to Make Melt & Pour Soap from Scratch
Kayla Fioravanti

How to Speak American
Paul Jankowski,

Jackson Academy the first fifty years 1959-2009
Mary Queen Donnelly

Jump-Starting Real Job Creation in America
Gary R. Patterson

Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference
John Capecci and Timothy Cage

Making a Meal of It
Jui-Shan Chang

Mama's Family The Uniofficial Espiode Viewing Guide
Andrew Whitenack

Ministry of Hope for the living and the dying
Jo Anne Perez

My C&O
Steve Fuchs

My Hope & Focus Organizer
Puja A. J. Thomson

My Seductive Cuba
Chen Lizra

"Nature's Nutrition - A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Super Foods, Natural Supplements & Preventa"
Rory M. Celmin

"No Red Pen - Writers, Writing Groups & Critique"
Victoria Hudson

Overcoming Celebrity Obsession
Diane Saks,,

Parenting: A View from the therapist chair
"Jerry W. Beare, Sr."

Plants in Literature and Life
G. T. Hart

"Projects Are People, Too! A guide to getting along so you can get some work done"
Faith Knight

Prophecy A-Z: The Complete Eschatological Dictionary
Bernie L. Calaway

Quit Whining Start Writing: A Novelist's Guide to Writing
Tricia L. McDonald

"Sculpting 101: A Primer for the Self-taught Artist"
Lynda Sappington

"Securing the C Level: Getting, Keeping, or Reclaiming that Executive Title"
Michael D. Peters

Smoking: 201 Reasons to Quit
Muriel L. Crawford

Smoking: 201 Reasons To Quit
Muriel L. Crawford

Stasi Decorations - Memorabilia
Ralph Pickard

"Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the ER to Selecting a Rehab Facility"
Garry Prowe

The 4-1-1 on Life Skills
Michele Sfakianos

The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness
Carol A. Kivler

"The Art, Science and Business of Aromatherapy"
Kayla Fioravanti

The Bible of Festival Planning
Daniel P. Moriarty

The Care and Keeping of Sensitive Skin: A Practical Guide to Holistic Skin Care
Lissa Bell

The Complete Walt Disney World 2012
Julie and Mike Neal

The Dementia Caregiver's Little Book of Hope
Karen Truman

The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel
GreensboroTerrance Zepke

"The Espresso Break: Tours and Nooks of Naples, Italy and Beyond"
Barbara Zaragoza

"The Illustrated History of the Resident Theatre Kansas City, Missouri, 1932 - 1983"
Richard N. Piland

The New American Newspeak Dictionary
Adrian H. Krieg,,

The No-Panic Plan for Presenters: An A-to-Z Checklist for Speaking Confidently and Compellingly
"Mandi Stanley, CSP"

The Practical Handbook of Group Counseling
Sheldon Glass

The Quran Chronicle
Sohrab ChamanAra

The Reading Workout: A 30 day Plan That Turns Teenageres into Readers
Chris Beatty

The Secret Lives of Horse Trailers: A Handbook
Leigh Goodison Grieve

The Toke Book! Maximizing the Benefits of Medical Marijuana through Smoking
"Jeff S. Gauer, Ph.D."

There's No Such Thing as Closing the Deal: A Brief(case) Guide to Successful Sales
Jane Murphy

True Colors: Detroit's Fall Tour Guide
Robert K. Jones

Walk London: Walks in and around London
Annie Coburn

Walk NYC: Walking Guide to Manhattan
Annie Coburn

Women & Money; A Practical Guide to Estate Planning
Patricia M. Annino

Words to the Rescue: The sentiment guide for the tongue tied.
Steve Fadie

Writing The Wave: Inspired Rides for Aspiring Writers
Elizabeth Ayres;

Children's Picture books
Genre Fiction
Life Stories
Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Middle-Grade/Young Adult books

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