2019 FAPA President's Book Awards Medalists

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

The Board of Directors of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association are pleased to announce the 2019 FAPA President?s Books Awards medalists.

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 judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

For 2019, FAPA awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in twenty-five categories.?On?Saturday, August 3,?2019, the 2019?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 here.

Please join us in congratulating this year?s?winners.

1. Adult Fiction ? General

Gold | Emily Gone?by Bette Lee Crosby

Silver | And Throw Away the Skins?by Scott Jones

Silver | The Guy in the Box by Iain Bird

Bronze | My Mother?s Apprentice?by Diana McDonough

 

2. Adult Fiction ? Historical

Gold | War Calls, Love Cries?by Mark Barie

Silver | Breaking from the Enemy?by J.R. Sharp

Silver | Calusa Spirits?by Samuel Staley

Bronze | The Earl in Black Armor?by Nancy Blanton

 

3. Adult Fiction ? Mystery

Gold | The Mourning Islands?by Douglas Wells

Silver | Betrayed in Beaufort?by Linda Heavner Gerald

Silver | The Mystery of the Moving Image?by C.S. Poe

Bronze |Rosemary?s Beach House??Linda Heavner Gerald

 

4. Adult Fiction ? Romance

Gold | A Year of Extraordinary Moments?by Bette Lee Crosby

Silver | The Greysons?by Dana Brown

Silver | Loving Gia to Death?by Rena Koontz

Bronze | A Fierce Wind?by Regan Walker

 

5. Adult Fiction ? Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Gold | Dark Opius: Watchtower?by Dariel Raye & Muffy Wilson

Silver | Fortitude Rising: Vol. 1 Magical Bond?by Angelique Bochnak

Silver | The Savage War?by Esther Wallace

Bronze | Ansgar: The Struggle of a People?by?Aleksandra Layland

 

6. Adult Fiction ? Horror/Suspense/Thriller

Gold | Too Many Hats: Herbal Medicine and the Mob?by William Curatolo

Silver | Delphys Rising?by Kip Koelsch

Silver | Silent Survivor by Deborah Shlian

Bronze |Danger in the Clouds?by Judith Barrett

 

7. Autobiography/Memoir/Biography

Gold | Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well-Lived?by Claire Geheb

Silver | A Dream Called Kristy?by Becky McGregor

Silver | The King of No: A Financial Firefighter?by Loyall Wilson

Bronze | Women of Valor: Polish Jewish Resisters to the Third Reich?by Joanne Gilbert

 

8. Business

Gold | Publish with Purpose?by Tara Alemany

Silver | 2019 Weird & Wacky Holiday Marketing Guide?by Ginger Marks

Silver | Leading in a Diverse Environment?by Teddie Malangwasira

Bronze | The Future of Omni-Channel Retail?by Lionel Binnie

 

9. Children?s Picture Book Ages 0-7

Gold | Fifo, Today I Feel Emotion?by Hayley Rose

Silver | I?d Like a Cat Like That!?By Linda Bigbee

Silver | Mia?s Reflections?by Ginger Marks

Bronze | Harley Basil and the Lost Pup?by Lena Cannata Patterson

 

10. Children?s Chapter Book Ages 7-12

Gold | Laura and Grandpa Discovering Da Vinci Book 3?by Robert Krupp

Silver | The Incredible Adventure of the Eight Cousins?by Barney Beard

Silver | My Pancreas Needs Glasses?by Rhonda Goodall

Bronze | Growing Up Behind the Scenes?by Deborah Ford

 

11. Coffee Table Book/Cookbook/Home & Garden

Gold | Dance Across the USA?by Jonathan Givens

Silver | A Pirate?s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy?by Robert Jacob

Silver | Locust Projects: The 20th?Anniversary Retrospective?by Locust Projects

Bronze | Heroes: A Tribute, Collector?s Edition by?Doug Meyer

 

12. Education

Gold | A Pirate?s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy?by Robert Jacob

Silver | Hoodless Klan?by Ruth Baskerville

Silver | Murals of the Palm Beaches?by Sharon Koskoff

Bronze | Jimmy, The Nature Smart Ninja?by Mary Massey

 

13. Young Adult ? Fiction and Non-Fiction

Gold | The Savage War?by Esther Wallace

Silver |Albina?by?Aleksandra Layland

Silver | Legend of Ashneer Creature of Darkness?by Rebekah Aman

Bronze | Losing Herself?by Lyla Ellzey

 

14. How-to/Self-help/Inspirational

Gold | Miracles of Recovery?by Harriet Hunter

Silver | The Crowning Venture?by Saadia Mian

Silver | You are a Heroine: A Retelling of the Hero?s Journey?by Susanna Liller

Bronze | Publish with Purpose?by Tara Alemany

 

15. Health/Fitness/Sports/Recreation

Gold | Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene by Amy Shainman

Silver | Golf for Beginners?by Barney Beard

 

16. Humor

Gold | Scantily Clad Truths?by Leslie Halpern

Silver | Phylis: Tales of a Jewish Child During the Depression?by Phylis Goldberg

Silver | The Secret Files of Hugo and Victoria?by Buck Buchanan

 

17. Nonfiction ? Adult

Gold | Unveiled ? The Twenty & Odd by Kathryn Hall Knight

Silver | Behind and Beyond the Badge ? Vol. II?by Donna Brown

Silver | A Pirate?s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy?by Robert Jacob

Bronze | The Joy of Cruising?by Paul Thornton

 

18. Nonfiction ? Children

Gold | When Kids Have Grandparents as Parents?by Lauren Gould

 

19. Poetry

Gold | Proverbs of My Season?by Pat Stanford

Silver | Blood Moon?by Andrew Jarvis

Silver | The Leaf Does Not Believe it Will Fall?by Marina Doyle-Brown

Bronze | A Dime is a Sign?by Sherrill Cannon

 

20. Political/Current Events

Gold | Behind and Beyond the Badge ? Vol. II?by Donna Brown

Silver | Boomers to Millenials?by Daniel and Nathan Rubin

Silver | The History of Liberia?by Captain Hank Bracker

 

21. Reference

Gold | Writing a Cozy Mystery?by Nancy Cohen

Silver | How to Correctly Format a Stage Play?by Walter Schenck

Silver | Unveiled ? The Twenty & Odd by K.I. Knight

Bronze | The History of Liberia?by Captain Hank Bracker

 

22. Religion/Spirituality

Gold | A Glossary of Life?by Manny Garcia

Silver | Blessed ? A Poetic Devotional Journal?by Allen Perrin

Silver | Stepping Out, A Journey of the Soul?by Kim Laliberte

Bronze| The Crowning Venture?by Saadia Mian

 

23. Cover Design ? Juvenile

Silver | Corky?s Travels by Deborah Burggraaf

Silver | Josie on Shadowridge Drive?by Deborah Burggraaf

 

24. Cover Design ? Young Adult

Bronze | Losing Herself?by Lyla Ellzey

 

25. Cover Design ? Adult

Gold | Proverbs of My Seasons?by Pat Stanford

Silver | The Greysons?by Dana Brown

Silver | Unveiled The Twenty & Odd?by K.I. Knight

Bronze | Tales of the Crimson Diamond Book I?by Tina Boulton

 

 

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