2018 FAPA President's Book Awards Medalists

Recognizing book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production

Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

For 2018, eligible books could be entered in forty-three categories.  There were also two separate cover design categories.

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the 2018 medalist were honored at the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet. Read the press announcement here.

If you are a medalist, you can order your cover decals and download medal images here.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners.

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2018 Medalists

1. Adult Fiction-General

Gold Medalist
Margaret Ferry
by Mary Flynn | Barlemarry Press

Silver Medalists
American River: Tributaries
by Mallory O’Connor |Archway Publishing
Broken Trust+ by George Encizo | Gatekeeper Press

Bronze Medalist
Trail of the Warrior
by R. H. Pfeiffer | Words In Light DBA FACT, Inc.

2. Adult Fiction-Genre: Chic Lit

Gold Medalists
Speaking in Tungs by Karla Jay | Book Circle Press LLC
Tree of Lives
by Elizabeth Garden | BoseArts

Silver Medalists
Dancing With Dandelions
by Zelle Andrews | Southern Yellow Pine Publishing
The Summer of New Beginnings by Bette Lee Crosby | Lake Union Publishing

Bronze Medalist
Call Me Charlotte
by Dana L Brown | Southern Yellow Pine Publishing

3. Adult Fiction-Genre: Contemporary/Literary

Silver Medalist
Eight Moments by Carmen Hendrix | Magnolia Babies Publishing
Morgan’s Revenge by Gerald Radacsy | On-Demand Publishing LLC

Bronze Medalist
Four Women
by Nikesha Williams | NEW Reads Publications

4. Adult Fiction-Genre: Historical

Gold Medalists
Five Beneath Philly 
by Susan Bandy | Fideli Publishing
The Heretic of Granada 
by David Edmonds | Southern Yellow Pine Publishing
One Drop–A Slave! 
by Eddie Price Millers | Mill Publishing

Silver Medalists
Another Bump in the Road
by TM Brown | CreateSpace
So Beware  by James Hockenberry | HB Books LLC

Bronze Medalists
Hollow Vengeance by Tom Richmond | Fideli Publishing
Templars Quest Trilogy: The Lost Ark
by Thomas H. Ward | Transcendent Publishing

5. Adult Fiction-Genre: Horror

6. Adult Fiction-Genre: Mystery

Gold Medalist
Stolen Obsession by Marlene Bell | Ewephoric Publishing

Silver Medalists
Descent Into Hell by George Encizo | CreateSpace
July’s Trials by A. E. Howe | A. E. Howe

Bronze Medalists
The Consort Conspiracy, A Covington Family Mystery
by Kaye Schmitz | TouchPoint Press
Pineland Gold by John Mills | Pono Publishing

7. Adult Fiction-Genre: Romance

Gold Medalists
Call Me Charlotte by Dana L Brown | Southern Yellow Pines Publishing
Girl Behind The Veil
by Jalpa Williby | Jalpa Williby

Silver Medalists
The Flowers of Penruddock
by Ronnda Eileen Henry | Createspace
Off The Grid For Love
by Rena Koontz | Soul Mate Publishing

Bronze Medalist
A Heart Of Stone
by Jean Webb | Distinct Press

8. Adult Fiction-Genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Gold Medalist
The Final Reality
by Stephen Martino | Light Messages Publishing

Silver Medalists
Cyber-Witch: The Origin of Magic
by Eric Martell | IngramSpark
The Oracle (The Cedric Series 3) by Valerie Willis | Battle Goddess Productions

Bronze Medalist
Blood Memory Society
by D.A. Field | Giro Di Mondo

9. Adult Fiction-Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Gold Medalists
Red Brooklyn by Bob Ieva | Documeant Publishing
The Cure by Darryl Bollinger | JNB Press

Silver Medalists
Detached - A Novel by Wendy Weiss Halloran | Wendy Weiss
Homeland Burning
by Brinn Colenda | Southern Yellow Pine Publishing
Wendall’s Lullaby
by Kip Koelsch | Self-Published

Bronze Medalists
Blood Memory Society
by D.A. Field | Giro Di Mondo
The Domino Event by Bruce Thomason & JD (Jacqueline) Hunter (Thomason) | BATJAK Publishing

10. Autobiography/Memoir

Gold Medalist
Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam: A Surgeon’s Story by Mary Jane Ingui | CreateSpace

Silver Medalists
7 Ships by Captain John B. Mitchell | LifeStory Publishing
SUN NIGHT: A Memoir by E.H. de la Espriella | Blurb
This Side of Heaven  by Valerie Staggs  | Total Publishing and Media

Bronze Medalist
Salty & Saucy Maine - Sea Stories from Castine by Captain Hank Bracker | A to Z Publishers7 SHIPS by John Mitchell | LifeStory Publishing

11. Biography

Gold Medalist
Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln
by George Dekle | Southern Illinois University Press

Silver Medalists
Bullets & Babies
by Richard Ballo | Tolman Main Press
Transformation: An 80 day journey of Redemption, Renewal and Reformation by Joy Bryan | Createspace

12. Business

Gold Medalists
2018 Weird & Wacky Holiday Marketing Guide
  by Ginger Marks  | DocUmeant Publishing
The Importance of Soft Skills For Global Managers  by Samanthani Singh  | Trimark Press

Bronze Medalist
365 Bright Ideas to Market Your Indie Books 
by Patti Jefferson  | PJ Inx Press

13. Children’s Picture Book Age 0-7

Gold Medalists
Eddie, That’s Spaghetti
by Christa Blaney | Southern Yellow Pine Publishing
Horses of the Sea
by Patricia Gleichauf | Page Publishing
WoW! What a Trip! by Susan M Tarrant | WoW Publishing

Silver Medalists
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair 2! 
by Jayne Rose-Vallee | Rosevallee Creations LLC
Just Right Family: An Adoption Story
by Silvia Lopez | Albert Whitman Co.
Little Miss Grubby Toes Plays with Fire!
by Eddie Price |Millers Mill Publishing
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN
by Catherine Bailey |Sky Pony Press

Bronze Medalist
The Do’s and Don’ts
by Hayley Rose | Flowered Press

14. Children’s Picture Books Age 5-9

Gold Medalists
Just Right Family: An Adoption Story
 by Silvia Lopez | Albert Whitman Co.
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN
by Catherine Bailey | Sky Pony Press
NEXT YEAR - Hope in the Dust
 by Ruth Vander Zee | the Creative Company

Silver Medalist
The Cost of Gold: A True Fairytale
by Daniel Mault | Kevin W W Blackley Books, LLC
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair 2! by Jayne Rose-Vallee | Rosevallee Creations LLC
Sailing Away to Nod
by Brenda Spalding | Heritage Publishing.US

Bronze Medalist
Dolly, a Dog, and a Camper
  by K
ay Whitehouse | VH Publishing

15. Coffee Table Book

16. Cookbooks

No medals will be awarded in 2018

17. Education

Gold Medalist
How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA by Mark Claypool and John McLaughlin | Rowman & Littlefield

Silver Medalists
Figural Acid Etchings 1870-1970 Book II
by Frank J. Consentino Jr. | Maple Creek Media
WoW! What a Trip! by Susan M Tarrant | WoW Publishing

Bronze Medalist
Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes
by Amy Sweezey | Story Farm

18. eBook: Adult

Gold Medalist
Homeland Burning
by Brinn Colenda | Southern Yellow Pine Publishing, LLC

Bronze Medalist
Unforeseen Riot
by Karen Renee | Karen Renee

19. eBook: Children

Silver Medalist
The Ansgar Kids Treasury, A Windflower Saga Collection
by Aleksandra Layland | Createspace
BLUE–Night Crawlers by Deborah Burggraaf | Protective Hands Communications

Bronze Medalist
Fifo 50 States
by Hayley Rose | Flowered Press

20. Fiction: Christian

Gold Medalist
Christmas Is A Timeshare
by Betty Carpenter-Johnston | Two Stone Lions Press

Silver Medalists
Margaret Ferry
by Mary Flynn | Barlemarry Press
Silenced Song by Gloria Marlow | Two Stone Lions Press

Bronze Medalist
Merciful Blessings
by N. L. Quatrano & D. K.  Ludas | Two Stone Lions Press

21. Fiction: Juvenile Age 7-12

Gold Medalists
Golden Skye of Ansgar
, A Windflower Saga Middle Grade Novel, and the Short Story “Fly, Percy, Fly!” by Aleksandra Layland | Createspace
Jace’s Adventure at Children’s Hospital by Diane Harper | HayMarBooks, LLC
Mumford the Manatee by Deirdre Mountcastle | Mountcastle Books

Silver Medalists
One Chance
by Sarah Frank | BeaLu Books
Principal Mikey by Derek Taylor Kent | Whimsical World

Bronze Medalist
Lost In a Story Beyond Reality and Time
by Joseph Krasinski | Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

22. Fiction: Young Adult

Gold Medalists
Crossing the Line 
by Ellen Wolfson Valladares | WiDo Publishing
The Soldier And The Author
  by Linda Heavner Gerald  | Lime Pie Publishers

Silver Medalist
Lost In a Story Beyond Reality and Time
by Joseph Krasinski | Christian Faith Publishing

Bronze Medalist
AnnaPolis Summers
by Linda Heavner Gerald | Lime Pie Publishers

23. Fiction: Young Adult-Romance/Coming of Age/New Adult

Silver Medalist
Far Endeavor
by Aleksandra Layland | Createspace Independent Platform

Bronze Medalist
Annapolis Summers
by Linda Heavner Gerald | Lime Pie Publishers

24. Young Adult-Paranormal/Sci-fi/Fantasy

Gold Medalist
Crossing the Line  by Ellen Wolfson Valladares  | WiDo Publishing

Silver Medalist
Mind Candy
  by Alvin Mullen (Editor)  | Myriad Paradigm Publishing LLC

25. Florida: Children Picture Book Age 0-7

Gold Medalists
Figley’s Little White Lie
by Suzanne Cotsakos | Mutasian Entertainment LLC
Forever with Jesus
by Lee Ann Mancini | GLM Publishing

Silver Medalists
Dolly, a Dog, and a Camper
by Kay Whitehouse |VH Publishing
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN
by Catherine Bailey | Sky Pony Press

Bronze Medalist
Miss Little Bea Sharp
by Jessica Rosen | Jessica Rosen

26. Florida: Fiction Books for Adults

Gold Medalist
Who She Is by Diane Byington | Red Adept Publishing

Silver Medalist
Call Me Charlotte
by Dana L Brown | Southern Yellow Pines Publishing
July’s Trials
by A. E. Howe | A. E. Howe

Bronze Medalist
Dancing With Dandelions
by Zelle Andrews | Southern Yellow Pines Publishing

27. Florida: Juvenile Age 7-12

Gold Medalist
Mumford the Manatee by Deirdre Mountcastle | Mountcastle Books

Silver Medalist
The Health Is Power League in Attack of ZomBacon
by M.R. Street | Turtle Cove Press

28. Florida:  Nonfiction Books for Adults

Gold Medalist
Behind and Beyond the Badge by Donna Brown | Storehouse Media Group

Silver Medalists
The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries (1823-1969)
by Arlo Haskell | Sand Paper Press
Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County
by Janet DeVries, Graham Brunk, Ginger L. Pedersen, Shellie A. Labell, and Rosa Sophia | Palmango Press

Bronze Medalist
Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
by George S. LeMieux & Laura E. Mize | The History Press

29. Florida: Young Adult books (both fiction & nonfiction)

Silver Medalist
AnnaPolis Summers
by Linda Heavner Gerald | Lime Pie Publishers

30. Graphic Novel

No medals will be awarded in 2018

31. How-To/Self-Help

Gold Medalists
A Beautiful Morning: How a Morning Ritual Can Feed Your Soul and Transform Your Life
  by Ashley Ellington Brown | Leo Press
Coffee and Cedar: Finding Strength from Memories  by DH Cermeno | Dog Ear Publishing

Silver Medalist
Never Trust a Teacher: Fight to Make Things Right!  by 
Susan Fay Ryan | Author House

32. Health & Fitness

Gold Medalists
The By-Your-SIde Cancer Guide:  Empowered, Proactive, Prepared by Deborah Gomer | Cunningham House Publishing
Hurting Like Hell, Living with Gusto: My Battle with Chronic Pain by Victoria Stopp | McFarland & Co.
Stroke Diary, Just So Stories, How Aphasia Got Its Language Back
by Thomas Broussard | Stroke
Educator, Inc.

Silver Medalist
The Health Is Power League in Attack of ZomBacon
by M.R. Street | Turtle Cove Press

33. Home & Garden

No medals will be awarded in 2018

34. Humor

Gold Medalist
Salty & Saucy Maine - Sea Stories from Castine  by Captain Hank Bracker | A to Z Publishers

Silver Medalist
Curmudgeonly Yours  by Richard Bonte | Richard Bonte
Speaking in Tungs  by 
Karla Jay | Book Circle Press LLC

Bronze Medalist
Seawater One - Going To Sea!  by 
Captain Hank Bracker | A to Z Publishers

35. Nonfiction: Adult

Gold Medalists
Behind and Beyond the Badge 
by Donna Brown | Storehouse Media Group
The Bull Shark Compendium 
by Dr. Jaws | Deep Sea Publishing

Silver Medalists
In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Back: A Young American Girl in South Africa during the Early Years of Apartheid
  by Rachel Longstaff | Culicidae Press, LLC
The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries (1823-1969)
  by Arlo Haskell | Sand Paper Press
Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln
  by George Dekle | Southern Illinois University Press

Bronze Medalist
Salty & Saucy Maine - Sea Stories from Castine
  by Captain Hank Bracker | A to Z Publishers

36. Nonfiction: Children’s

Gold Medalists
Expedition to the Galápagos Islands  by Grayson Rigby | Salty Paws Publishing
Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes
  by Amy Sweezey | Story Farm

Silver Medalist
A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor by Dr. Dolores Burton | Breaklight Publications Inc.
WoW! What a Trip!  by Susan M Tarrant | WoW Publishing

Bronze Medalist
NEXT YEAR - Hope in the Dust  by 
Ruth Vander Zee | the Creative Company

37. Nonfiction: Young Adult

Gold Medalist

Relevant Life Skills for Young Adults By Carmen Topper | CreateSpace

38. Poetry Book

Gold Medalists
Heart of the Broken World
  by Jeff Weddle | Nixes Mate Books
Something Magical in the Soul: A Collection of Poetry
  by Walter Schenck | CreateSpace

Silver Medalists
Comes to This
  by Jeff Weddle | Nixes Mate Books
A Penny for Your Thoughts
  by Sherrill Cannon | SBPRA

Bronze Medalist
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair 2!  by 
Jayne Rose-Vallee | Rosevallee Creations LLC

39. Political/Current Events

Gold Medalists
How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA
by Mark Claypool & John McLaughlin | Rowman & Littlefield
Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln
by George Dekle | Southern Illinois University Press

40. Reference

Gold Medalist
Figural Acid Etchings 1870-1970 Book II
by Frank J. Consentino Jr. | Maple Creek Media

Silver Medalist
The By-Your-Side Cancer Guide:  Empowered, Proactive, Prepared by Deborah Gomer | Cunningham House Publishing
The Truth of Jesus’ Life While Reflecting on his Parables and Other Sayings, Part Two
by Walter Schenck | CreateSpace

Bronze Medalist
The Bull Shark Compendium
by Dr. Jaws | Deep Sea Publishing

41. Religion

Gold Medalists
Channeling the Mothership; Messages From The Universe 
by Jerry McDaniel | Wisdom House Books
Revive Your Life! Rest for Your Anxious Heart
by Pamela Christian | Protocol, Ltd.

Silver Medalists
Margaret Ferry
  by Mary Flynn | Barlemarry Press
The Unspoken TRUTH About Religion
  by Dick Johnson | CreateSpace

Bronze Medalist
Contending for Christ
  by Stephen Lange | Stephen W. Lange

43. Short Fiction-including short stories

Gold Medalist
Cousins, One and All: A Jane Austen Fan Fiction Fantasy Romance Novella  by 
Ronnda Eileen Henry | Createspace

Bronze Medalist
Another Bump in the Road
  by TM Brown | Createspace

44. Cover Design-small format (6 x 9 and smaller)

Gold Medalists
Faithful: An Unexpected Journey to Motherhood by Becky Graham | Redemption Press
Till Heaven Then Forever by Linda Heavner Gerald | Lime Pie Publishers

Silver Medalists
Five Beneath Philly by Susan Bandy & Tom Richmond | Fideli Publishing
Taproot
by Keezy Young | Lion Forge
The Winnower by Susan Bandy & Tom Richmond | iUniverse

Bronze Medalists
The Bait Man by DL Havlin |Taylor and Seale Publishing
Sins of Summer by Linda Heavner Gerald | Lime Pie Publishers
The Italian Vendetta by Bob Leva | Documeant Publishing

45. Cover Design-larger format (Larger than 6 x 9)

Gold Medalist
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! 2 by Jayne Rose-Vallee | Rosevallee Creations LLC

Silver Medalists
Cat’s Fur by Bonnie Stanard | Fairview Publishing
Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam: A Surgeon’s Story by Mary Jane Ingui | CreateSpace

Bronze Medalists
Coffee and Cedar: Finding Strength From Memories by DH Cermeno | Dog Ear Publishing
Figural Acid Etchings 1870-1970 Book II
by Frank J. Consentino Jr. |Maple Creek Media

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