Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Announces 2018 Award Winners

38 MWSA books selected for prestigious individual medal awards
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dec. 31, 2018 - PRLog -- During an awards banquet, held in the Hilton Garden Inn (Mount Pleasant), the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) announced its 2018 Medal Winners.

The award recipients are listed below by Genre-Subcategory, medal won, and alphabetically by book title.

Children & Young Adult—Picture Book
Silver

• Eddie and Bingo : Destination Christmas by Kathleen and Katherine Taylor
• My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do? Helping Military Children Cope with a Brain-Injured Parent Brunella Costagliola
• my daddy is a sailor by Tahna Desmond Fox
• My Daddy Sleeps Everywhere by Jesse Franklin

Children's Chapter Book
Gold

• Jacqueline by Jackie Minniti

Collections—Anthology
Silver

• Love, Sweet to Spicy: A Corrales Writing Group Anthology by Chris Allen, John Atkins, Maureen Cooke, Sandi Hoover, Tom Neiman, Jim Tritten, and Pat Walkow

Collections—Religious/Spiritual
Silver

• Holy in the Moment: Simple Ways to Love God and Enjoy Your Life by Ginger Harrington

Historical Fiction
Bronze

• Uncommon Bond by John House

History
Gold

• The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault by William C McDonald III & Barbara L. Evenson
• Tiger Bravo's War by Rick St John
Silver
• Air Force One by Nicholas Veronico
• Blades of Thunder by W. Larry Dandridge
• Chopper Heroes by William Peterson
• The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943: From Guadalcanal to Bougainville, Pacific War Turning Point (Amphibious Operations in the South Pacific in World War II Series, Vol. 2) by William L. McGee
Bronze
• Wonderful Flying Machines by Barrett Beard

Horror/Fantasy/Sci Fi
Silver

• Tested by Connie Cockrell

How to/Business
Silver

• Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned by Harold G. Moore

Literary Fiction
Gold

• Syllables of Rain by D.S. Lliteras
Silver
• The Perfection of Valor by Bob Mustin
Bronze
• Flowers from Afghanistan by Suzy Parish

Memoir/Biography
Gold

• Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate by Carolyn Porter
• Racing Back to Vietnam, A Journey in War and Peace by John Pendergrass
Silver
• Heroes to the End by Jim Smith
Bronze
• Kanaga Diary: Lost in the Aleutians, 1938 by Estelle Lauer
• Through Smoke-Teared Eyes: The Vietnam War I Fought by Johnny F. Pugh

Mystery/Thriller
Gold

• Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln's Bodyguard by Tj Turner
• Soft Target by John D Trudel
• The Consultant by Tj O'Connor
Silver
• Homeland Burning by Brinn Colenda
• Into a Dark Frontier by John Mangan
• Sins of the Fathers by Joseph Badal

Pictorial/Coffee Table
Gold

• Lighthouses of America by Tom Beard

Poetry—Poetry Book
Gold

• War in the Company of Medics: Poems of the 45th Surgical Hospital in Vietnam by John J. Candelaria
Bronze
• Vietnam Voices by Michael Lepore

Reference
Silver

• The Wicked Problem of Cultural Heritage and Conflict by Christopher Herndon and Joris Kila
Bronze
• African American Warrant Officers - Their Remarkable History by Farrell Chiles
• Bradley vs. BMP: Desert Storm 1991 by Mike Guardia

Young Adult (fiction or non-fiction)
Silver

• Sebastian's Tale by Dylan Weiss

MWSA's annual Awards Season submission window runs from January 15th to June 15th each year.  During that time, MWSA accepts books for review and award consideration. After all books have been read and evaluated by its volunteer reviewers, those with the highest scores are first recognized as "MWSA Awards Finalists."  MWSA announced this year's finalists on September 16th.  On the evening of November 10th, during its gala awards banquet, they recognized individual authors and their works with specific medals as indicated above.

Congratulations to our 2018 Medal Winners!

Main MWSA website, Winners' Page:
https://www.mwsadispatches.com/2018-season/

For more information about MWSA in general or its review and awards programs, visit our home page: www.MWSADispatches.com

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MWSA Awards Director
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