2011 Award Winners

 

Medals

On the evening of  Saturday, November 5, 2011, the Florida Publishers Association (FPA) presented its 2011 President’s Book Awards to finalists books chosen as the best in thirteen categories. FPA President, Chris Angermann, was the master of ceremonies during the President’s Book Awards Banquet at The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach, Sarasota. The awards program was the final event of the FPA Publishing Ed-U-Conference, themed “Publishing in a Digital Age.” Winners were selected from entries by the competition’s judges, 23 librarians from across Florida, 2 national poetry experts, and 3 members of nationally recognized book design firms. One gold and to two silver medals were awarded in each of the following categories:


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Children's Picture Book

Over Australia

GOLD MEDAL WINNER 

Over in Australia by Marianne Berkes (story) and Jill Dubin (Illustr.), Dawn Publications.  


I WonderSILVER MEDAL WINNER

I Wonder If The Baby Will Look Like Me? by  Eric Piazza, Muddy Dog Publishing

 

King for a DaySILVER MEDAL WINNER

King for a Day, the Story of Stories by Mark Wayne Adams, published by Caballo Books (Longwood, FL) 


 Children's Fiction

 

CharlieGOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret by  Harvey E. Oyer III, Middle River Press.

 

CaptainSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Captain Calliope and the Great Goateenies: A Bailey Fish Adventure  by  Linda Salisbury, Tabby House.


big boysSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Big Boys Don't Spy by K.E.M. Johnston, Kitsune Books. 

 

 

 

 Florida Children's Fiction

 

FelinaGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Felina’s New Home: A Florida Panther Story by Loran Wlodarski (story) and Lew Clayton (illustr.) Sylvan Dell Publishing.

 

SnowySILVER MEDAL WINNER

Snowy Pea and the Ghost Crab by Kyle Miller (story) and Rondom T. Eddy (illustr.), Jungle House Publications.

 

CharlieSILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret by  Harvey E. Oyer III, Middle River Press. 

 

Young Adult Fiction


GreyGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Gray Rainbow Journey by K.B. Schaller, Oak Tara Publishers.

 

80SILVER MEDAL WINNER

80 Proof Lives by Felicia S.W. Thomas, Amani Publishing.




Young Adult Non-Fiction


Little GreenGOLD MEDAL WINNER
The Little Green Math Book by Brandon Royal, Maven Publishing.

 

GrumpySILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Grumpy Girl’s Guide to Good Manners by Rachel Aboukhair, New Chapter Publisher.

 

WeirdSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Weird is Normal: When Teenagers Grieve by Jenny Lee Wheeler, Quality of Life Publishing. 

 

 

Adult Fiction

 

cracksGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Cracks in the Sidewalk by Bette L. Crosby, Instant Publisher.

 

UrsulaSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Ursula’s Prism by Anna Block, Gihon River Press.

 

DeadSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Dead Air: A Sammy Greene Thriller by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid, Oceanview Publishing.

 

 

Florida Fiction for Adults

 

CookieGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Cookie & Me by Mary Jane Ryals, Kitsune Books.

 

MissSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle by Olivia deBelle, Byrd Morgan James Publishing.

 

going homeSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Going Home: A Life Fulfilled Helping Others by Lowell Teal, Bath Pond Publishing.

 

 

 

Adult Non-Fiction

 

Alzheimer'sGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide by Nataly Rubenstein, Two Harbor’s Press.

 

GuideSILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Complete Guide to Building Your Green House by Craig Baird, Atlantic Publishing.

 

EstateSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Planning Your Estate in Florida by Linda C. Ashar, Atlantic Publishing.

 

 

 

Florida Non-Fiction for Adults

 

living gulf coastGOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Living Gulf Coast: A Nature guide to Southwest Florida by Charles Sobczak, Indigo Press.

 

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Cool Road Trips in Southeast Florida by Kim Cool, Historic Venice Press.

 

tracksSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Tracks in the Sand: Sea Turtles and Their Protectors by Frank Gromling and Michel Cavaliere, Ocean Publishing.

 

 

 

E-Books

 

blueGOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Little Blue Reasoning Book by Brandon Royal, Maven Publishing.

 

risingSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Rising Sunsets by D.H. Cermeño, Dog Ear Publishing.

 

agingSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Gluten and Your Aging Body by Tina Turbin, Imagination Publishing Group.

 

 

 

Cover Design

 

exploreGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean Michel Cousteau, Ocean Publishing.

 

lovingSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life by C.Andrew Martin, Quality of Life Publishing.

 

MissSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle by Olivia deBelle Byrd Morgan, James Publishing.

 

 

 

Autobiography / Memoir

 

Going to the DogsGOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Going to the Dogs: Confessions of a Mobile Pet Groomer by Jan Nieman, New Chapter Publisher.


Last Roll CallLast Roll Call: the Adventure of a B-17 Tailgunner by Kenneth S. Tucker with Wanda Tucker Goodwin, Priority Publishing Company.

 

here i amSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Here I Am a Writer by Christopher Mcllroy, Kitsune Books.

 

 

 

Poetry

 

goingGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Going by Sea: Poems and Thoughts in Today’s World by Piero Rivolta, New Chapter Publisher.

 

she returnsSILVER MEDAL WINNER

She Returns to the Floating World by Jeannine Hall Gailey, Kitsune Books.

 

moonflowerSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Moonflower by Gianna Russo, Kitsune Books.

 

 

 

Business Book

 

EnergizeGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Energize Your Training: Creative techniques to Engage Learners by Robert W. Lucas, ASTD Press.

 

successfulSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Successful Event Planning by Shannon Kilkenny, Atlantic Publishing.

 

199SILVER MEDAL WINNER

199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations By Eileen Figure Sandlin and Richard Helweg, Atlantic Publishing.

 

 

Coffee Table Book

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

FootprintsThe Historical Footprints of the Wampanoag Indians by Chester P. Soliz, Bardolf & Company.


CubaHidden Cuba: A Photojournalist’s Unauthorized Journey to Cuba to Capture Daily Life – 50 Years after Castro’s Revolution By Atlantic Publishing.







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