2015 Pacific Book Awards Announces Winners & Finalists

Much Anticipated Award Contest Gains Recognition for Acclaimed Authors and New Authors Alike
By: Pacific Book Awards
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - June 3, 2015 - PRLog -- The Second Annual Pacific Book Awards Winners & Finalists were announced on www.pacificbookreview.com on May 27th, 2015.  Among the genres new for this year included categories for cover design and various children’s groupings.  The award contest was open to all authors whether or not they had their book reviewed and promoted by Pacific Book Review.

Winner – Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction
Title: History Lessons:  A Memior of Madness, Memory, and the Brain

Winner – Book Cover Design-Fiction
Title: The Wilds
- Author: Julia Elliott

Winner (Book Cover Design-Children Picture Books)
 Title: Jasper John Dooley:  Not In Love
- Author: Caroline Adderson

Winner – Young Adult
 - Title: Creepy Friends – Volume 1
 Author:   Ronnie Stich

Finalist – Young Adult General 
Title: Twin River II-Have Weapons Will Travel
- Author: Michael Fields

Winner – Young Adult Fiction
 - Title: The Great Good Summer
 - Author: Liz Garton Scanlon

Finalist:  Young Adult Fiction 
Title: Wherever You Go
 - Author: Pat Zeitlow Miller

Finalist – Suspense
 - Title: Neighing with Fire
 - Author: Kathryn O’Sullivan

Winner – Spirituality
 - Title: A Map of Heaven
 - Author: Eben Alexander M.D.

Finalist – Spirituality
 - Title: Godspeak - 
Author: Larry Joseph, Sr.

Winner – Short Stories
 - Title: Prism - 
Author: Roland Allnach

Finalist – Short Stores
 - Title: Whimsey and Spice
 - Author: Isaac M. Flores

Winner – Non-Fiction
 - Title: The Half Has Never Been Told
 - Author: Edward Baptist

Finalist – Non-Fiction
 - Title: The True American
 - Author:  Anand Giridharadas

Winner – Self-Help
 - Title: Jewels of Truth - 
Author:  Ivan A. Pozo

Finalist – Self-Help
- Title:  Our Journey with Prostate Cancer
 - Author:    Judith Anne Desjardins  LCSW, BCD, MSWAC

Winner – Science Fiction
- Title: Wolf
 - Author: Simon Inges

Finalist – Science Fiction
- Title:  Girl at Midnight
 - Author:  Melissa Grey

Winner (Romance)
- Title: Elle
 - Author: Emma Mars

Finalist (Romance)
 Title: Breaking Love
 - Author:  MJ Summers

Winner (Religion)
 Title: Still Standing: On the Word of God - Author:  Sheila P.  Watkins

Finalist (Religion)
- Title: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
 - Author:   David L. Toney

Winner (Poetry)
 Title: Facing the Circle
 - Author: Carroll Blair

Finalist (Poetry)
 Title: Inspirations  and Emotions
 - Author: Hunter Dan

Winner – Health
 - Title:  Get Me Through Tomorrow 
Author:   Mojie Crigler

Finalist – Health
 - Title:  Don’t Tell Her to Relax - 
Author:  Zahie El Kouri

Winner (Humor)
 Title:   The Gullwing Odyssey
 - Author:   Antonio Simon, Jr.

Finalist -Humor
 Title:  So Complicated
  Author:   Rumki Chowdhury

Winner (Historical Fiction)
  Title: Anna’s Bear: 5 days of Moral COnflict and Pursuit, Nazi Germany, 1939
  Author:  O.W. Shumaker

Winner (New Fiction)
  Title:  Saga of the Diver – Volume One: Skeletons
 - Author:  Holden Gerrig

Finalist (New Fiction)
 Title:  Deep Blue Saloon
 - Author: Thomas Courtney Click

Winner (Occult Fiction)
  Title:  A Child’s Guide to Heresy - 
Author:  Kendrew Lascelles

Finalist (Occult Fiction)
  Title:  Skullcap
 - Author:  Steve Burgauer

Winner – Fiction
 - Title:  Still Life
-  Author:  Louise Penny

Finalist  – Fiction
Title:  Shaytan   
Author:  David S. Arthur

Winner- Fantasy  Title:  Prairie Fire   Author:  E.K. Johnston

Winner  - Thriller
 -   Title: Night Shadows: A Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD Mystery/Thriller-   
Author:  Theodore Jerome Cohen

Finalist – Thriller
  - Title: Death of a Guru
 - Author: Doug Greenall

Winner – Psychiatry/Psychology
 - Title: Frozen Tears - 
Author: Margaret  Irving

Finalist – Psychiatry/Psychology
  Title:  Myself
  - Author:   Leigh Santoro

Winner – Christian Mystery Thriller
 - Title:  The Lost Prophet
 - Author:   James  B. McPike

Finalist – Christian Mystery Thriller
 -  Title:  A Most Unlikely Spy
 - Author:   Linda R. Rich

Winner – Christian Fiction
 - Title:  The Deer Effect
 - Author:   Susan Wingate

Finalist – Christian Fiction
  Title:  Harmattan
 - Author:   Michael Jackson

Winner – Children’s Book
  Title:  The Sorrow of a Crescent Moon
  Author:   J. Wagoner

Finalist - Children’s Book
  Title:  Super Fly:  The World’s Smallest Superhero!
  Author:  Todd H. Doodler

Winner – Children’s Picture Book 5 & Younger
  Title:  Winnie and the Red Winniebago
  - Author:  Lisa Domney

Finalist – Children’s Picture Book 5 & Younger
   Title:  The Little Parrot
  - Author:  M. Anu Narasimhan

Winner – Children’s Picture Book 6 & Older
Title:  She Yelled…I Screamed: She Pulled My Hair
  - Author:  Tracy Leshay

Finalist – Children’s Picture Book 6 & Older
   Title:  Banana Chronicles
  - Author:  Timothy Bower

Winner – Business
   Title:  The Ultimate Guide to Consulting – In the Networked Age:  A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting Your Own Consulting Firm
  - Author:  John Watson

Finalist – Business
  - Title:  Smart Money
 - Author:  Andrew Palmer

Winner – Biography
 - Title:  Kidnap in Crete  - 
Author:  Rick Stroud

Finalist - Biography
 - Title:  The World Between Two Covers
 - Author:  Ann Morgan

The judging was open to books for submittal in which an entry scoring sheet was developed for quantifying the rating of the book on a point system from 40 to 70.  Judging was in areas of originality, character development, structural underpinnings and plot machinations, as well as cover design.  Other genres, for example poetry and children’s books, had qualifying criteria pursuant to excellence in those groupings.

“We’re very thankful for all the participants and judges this year,” said Beth Adams of Pacific Book Awards.  Ms. Adams headed up the judging of the event.

About Pacific Book Awards:  Founded by Nicole Sorkin in 2013 an entrepreneur who has helped countless authors.  We have listened  to our colleagues talk about the ever-growing challenges when promoting books, we decided that since there were so many books being done well, we wanted to celebrate the physical book in print.

Nicole Sorkin
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