2013 Award Winners

 

On Saturday night, September 21, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2012 and the first half of 2013 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States. The event, which took place at the Daytona Beach Resort, recognized outstanding books by awarding gold and up to two silver medals in categories ranging from children’s books to adult fiction, from memoirs to self-help, from business books to e-books.

“The award winners represent some of the very best books published in by national and Florida writers and presses in the past year and a half,” said Chris Angermann, FAPA President.

The following winners were selected in the following categories by the competition’s 35 judges – 32 Florida librarians and three graphic designers:

 Download the entire FAPA President's Award Press Release.

 

Autobiography/Memoir

 

Prayer & GraceGOLD MEDAL WINNER 

Prayer & Grace by Steve Burcham, Bardolf & Company.

 

 

 

Amidst the Shadows of TreesSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Amidst the Shadows of Trees by Miriam M. Brysk, Gihon River Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FrenchieSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Frenchie the Artist by Francoise Mandonnaud Stotts, Bardolf & Company. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Business

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

CompassCOMPASS: Creating Exceptional Organizations by William F. Brandt, Jr., Winter Vale Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Adult Fiction - General

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Land without Mirrors by Marina Brown, Wild Women Writers.

 

Cupid's ChristmasSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Cupid’s Christmas by Bette Lee Crosby, Bent Pine Publishing. 

 

DesireSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Desire by J. M. Fisher. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Fiction – Mystery/Suspense

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Bring Down the Furies by Parker Francis, Windrusher Hall Press.

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Cooper’s Revenge by T. L. Williams, First Coast Publishers.

The Tattooed MermaidSILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Tattooed Mermaid by Kate Franklin, Peppertree Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adult Non-Fiction


Amidst the Shadows of Trees

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Amidst the Shadows of Trees by Miriam M. Brysk, Gihon River Press.

Magic in the Mountains

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Magic in the Mountains by Donna Meredith, Wild Women Writers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Fiction

 

The Tattered Prayer BookGOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Tattered Prayer Book by Ellen Bari, illustrated by Avi Katz, Gihon River Press.



The Last CalusaSILVER MEDAL WINNER

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

 

Turtle TalesSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Turtle Tales by Kim Cool, Historic Venice Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Non-Fiction

 

What's in the GardenGOLD MEDAL WINNER

What’s in the Garden by Marianne Berkes, illust. by Chris Abo, Dawn Publications.

 

DonkeysSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Donkeys Are Special...and So Are You by T.W. Krueger, illust. by Lisa Bohart, Donkey Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Picture Book (read to me)

 

Balloon TreesGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Balloon Trees by Danna Smith, illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein, Sylvan Dell Publishing.

 

 


FlutternutterSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Flutternutter by Deborah Burggraaf, illustrated by Ronaldo Perez, Protective Hands Comm.

 

 

 

Jilli, That's SillySILVER MEDAL WINNER

Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl by Christa Carpenter, illustr. by Mark Wayne Adams, Mark Wayne Adams, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Young Adult Fiction

 

The Werewolf's DaughterGOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Werewolf’s Daughter by M. R. Street, Turtle Cove Press.


Earthquake SurpriseSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Earthquake Surprise: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, Tabby House.

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Prairie Journey by Frances Bonney Jenner, Irie Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

How Our Government Really Works: Despite What They Say by Daniel R. Rubin, Bardolf & Company.

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Reasoning with Numbers by Brandon Royal, Maven Publishing.


The Tattered Prayer BookSILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Tattered Prayer Book by Ellen Bari, illustrated by Avi Katz, Gihon River Press.

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Children's Fiction


The Last CalusaGOLD MEDAL WINNER

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

 

Turtle TalesSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Turtle Tales by Kim Cool, Historic Venice Press.

 

 

 

 


Florida Non-Fiction for Children

 

Goodnight MiamiGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Goodnight Miami written by Patricia Baloyra, illustrated by Sarah Knotz, Ampersand, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

DonkeysSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Donkeys Are Special...and So Are You by T.W. Krueger, illustrated by Lisa Bohart, Donkey Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Young Adult Fiction

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The River Way Home: The Adventures of the Cowboy, the Indian, and the Amazon Queen by Mary E. Dawson, WRB Books.

 

Florida Non-Fiction for Adults

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier by Ginger L Pedersen & Janet M DeVries, History Press.

 

Florida Fiction for Adults

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The River Way Home: The Adventures of the Cowboy, the Indian, and the Amazon Queen by Mary E. Dawson, WRB Books.

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Cross and the MaskThe Cross and the Mask by James D. Snyder, Pharos Books.

 

 

What Matters MostSILVER MEDAL WINNER

What Matters Most by Bette Lee Crosby, Bent Pine Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Fitness

 

Diabetes ABCGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Diabetes ABC by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg, Outskirts Press.

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Other Medicine That Really Works: How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal in Body, Mind, and Spirit by Heidi DuPree, Create Space.

 

How To/Self-Help

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Final Gift by Joel Larus, Bardolf & Company.


SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Drinker’s Woman: Book 1 by Ariel Israel, Applied Psychology Publishing.


Parenting for EducationSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Parenting for Education: Revised Edition by Vivian Owens, Eschar Publications, LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humor

 

DesireGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Desire by J. M. Fisher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political/Current Events

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Breakthrough: Federal Special Education Legislation 1965-1981 by Edwin W. Martin, Bardolf & Company.

How Our Government Really Works: Despite What They Say by Daniel R. Rubin, Bardolf & Company.

 

Reference

 

African Safari JournalGOLD MEDAL WINNER

African Safari Journal & Filed Guide by Mark W. Nolting & Duncan Butchart, The African Adventure Company.

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Book Tourist: 7 Steps to a Wildly Successful Book Tour by Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen.

Style That SizzlesSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Style that Sizzles & Pacing for Power by Jodie Renner, Cobalt Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion

 

Who's Your Best FriendGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Who’s Your Best Friend by Ilene Lasco, illustrated by Mike Woodcock, Bardolf & Company.

 

 

 

 

Prayer & GraceSILVER MEDAL WINNER

Prayer & Grace by Steve Burcham, Bardolf & Company.

 

 

 

The Sin of ForgivenessSILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Sin of Forgiveness by Edward F. Mrkvicka, Jr., Crosslink Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-BOOK

 

Dismal KeyGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Dismal Key by Mitch Doxsee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Design

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Murder in One Take by April Kelly & Marsha Lyons, Flight Risk Books.


Flutternutter

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Flutternutter by Deborah Burggraaf, illustrated by Ronaldo Perez, Protective Hands Comm. Turtle Tales 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Turtle Tales by Kim Cool, Historic Venice Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Safari JournalThe overall President’s Pick Award, chosen for special excellence and awarded by FAPA president, Chris Angermann, was African Safari Journal & Field Guide by Mark W. Nolting and Duncan Butchart, The African Adventure Company. Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) offers Florida book publishers and authors opportunities for education, networking and support, while acting as a resource and clearing house for the most up-to-date book publishing information. FAPA is a not-for-profit Florida corporation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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