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The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 1)

Originally posted on USA Book News

African-American Studies

Book Title: Becoming a Women of Substance
Author: Jennifer C. McKelvey
Publisher: Xlibris
ISBN: 978-1-4691-5138-0

Finalist: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969 by Marion Woodfork Simmons – Woodfork Genealogy LLC – 978-0-615-53092-5

Animals/Pets: General

Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds: A Field Guide to 231 Dog Breeds and Varieties
Author: The Editors of TFH
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-7938-1277-6

Finalist: Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller – Celtic Sunrise – 978-0-9840893-1-4

Animals/Pets: Health

Book Title: Your Dog’s Golden Years: Manual for Senior Dog Care including Natural and Complementary Remedies
Author: Jennifer Kachnic
Publisher: Wallingford Vale Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9847065-1-8

Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction

Book Title: From Elephants to Mice: Animals who have touched my soul
Author: Dr. James Mahoney
Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-470-50158-0

Finalist: The Proof is in the Poodle: One Veterinarian’s Exploration into Healing by Donna Kelleher, DVM – Two Harbors Press – 978-1-937928-06-3

Animals/Pets: Novelty

Book Title: 101 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog: Tricks, Games, Sports, and Other Playtime Activities
Author: Alison Smith
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-7938-0630-0

Finalist: Nuzzle: Love Between a Boy and His Service Dog by Donnie Kanter Winokur – Better Endings New Beginnings – 978-1466411722

Animals/Pets: Training

Book Title: Lipstick and the Leash: Dog Training a Woman’s Way
Author: Camilla Gray-Nelson
Publisher: Double Dove Press
ISBN: 978-0-615-46558-6

Anthologies: Non-Fiction

Book Title: No Character Limit: Truth & Fiction from WriteGirl, edited
Author: Keren Taylor
Publisher:WriteGirl Publications
ISBN: 978-0983708117

Finalist: Planet Whispers: Wisdom from Soul Travelers around the World, edited by Sophia Fairchild – Soul Wings Press – 978-0984593057

Art: General

Book Title: New York’s Golden Age of Bridges, paintings by Antonio Masi, essays
Author: Joan Marans Dim
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 978-0823240654

Finalist: Selected Early Creative Works: A Tribute by Mr. Donald M. Ferguson – AuthorHouse – 978-1449061456
Finalist: The Art Dockuments: Tales of the Art Dock, The Drive-By Gallery by Carlton Davis – CreateSpace – 978-14610821-0-1

Art: Instructional

Book Title: Art For The People: A Collector’s Journal
Author: Michael K. Corbin
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 978-1-4567-2964-6

Audiobook: Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs

Book Title: Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
Author: Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 978-1-4558-5353-3


Book Title: Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
Author: Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 978-1-4013-2429-2

Finalist: Berkeley-Paris Express: A Lively Memoir of Studying Classical Music and Painting by Webster Young – Editions D’Auteurs – 978-0615665917
Finalist: Hostage of Paradox by John Rixey Moore – Bettie Youngs Books – 978-1-936332-37-3
Finalist: Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother by B. Morrison – Apprentice House – 978-1-934074-65-7
Finalist: Mirror Mirror: A Collection of Memoirs and Stories by Stephanie Hart – And Then Press – 978-0615498089
Finalist: Stories My Father Told Me: Notes from “The Lyons Den” by Jeffrey Lyons – Abbeville Press – 978-0-7892-1102-6
Finalist: Voodoo in My Blood: A Healer’s Journey from Surgeon to Shaman by Carolle Jean-Murat, MD – Bettie Youngs Books – 978-1-936332-05-2

Best Cover Design: Fiction

Book Title: Other Oceans: Book Two of the Hook & Jill Saga
Author: Andrea Jones
Publisher: Reginetta Press
ISBN: 978-0-9823714-0-4

Finalist: Chiral Mad: Anthology of Psychological Horror edited by Michael Bailey – Written Backwards – 978-1-4791-5243-8
Finalist: God’s Eye by A.J. Scudiere – Griffyn Ink – 978-0-9799510-8-4
Finalist: Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks – Xlibris – 978-1-4771-2534-2

Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction

Book Title: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download The Weird
Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60991-032-7

Finalist: Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online by Steve Olsher – Morgan James – 978-1-61448-232-1
Finalist: Just 2 Choices: It’s That Simple by Rico Racosky – RocketFuel Publishing – 978-0-9825619-0-4
Finalist: The Nano-Reef Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Reef Systems Under 15 Gallons by Chris Brightwell – TFH Publications, Inc. – 978-0-7938-0717-8
Finalist: The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You by Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D. – Two Harbors Press – 978-1-937293-65-9

Best Interior Design

Book Title: Just 2 Choices: It’s That Simple
Author: Rico Racosky
Publisher: RocketFuel Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9825619-0-4

Finalist: From Simms to Zanzibar by Lynn Garrett McLeod – Zanzibar Press – 978-0-9844806-0-9
Finalist: Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh – Radiance Publishers – 978-0-918224-72-9
Finalist: Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute by Matthew Chojnacki – Schiffer Publishing – 978-0-7643-3831-1
Finalist: The Conference of the Birds by Alexis York Lumbard, illustrated by Demi – World Wisdom, Inc. – 978-1-937786-02-1

Best New Business Book

Book Title: 3 Off the Tee: Targeting Success
Author: Lorii Myers
Publisher: Leda Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 978-0986790003

Finalist: Do NOT Invent Buggy Whips: Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt! by Kenneth J. Thurber, Ph.D. – Digital Systems Press – 978-0983342434
Finalist: HR Strategic Project Management SPOMP: Implementing Organizational Change Successfully: Five Powerful Strategies to Seduce and Influence Stakeholders, Sell Your Ideas, and Boost Your Career by Leon M. Hielkema – LMHC Publishing – 978-0-9828779-0-6
Finalist: Life is a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life by Dr. David Washington – Washington & Company – 978-0615552200
Finalist: Upsizing in a Downsizing World by Jeannette Chau – iUniverse – 978-1-4620-6424-3

Best New Children’s Book: Fiction

Book Title: Keeper of the Compass: Secrets
Author: Debbie K. Thomas
Publisher: Nelson Publishing & Marketing
ISBN: 978-1-938326-02-8

Best New Children’s Book: Non-Fiction

Book Title: Arizona Way Out West & Wacky: Awesome Activities, Humorous History, and Fun Facts!
Author: Conrad J. Storad & Lynda Exley, illustrated by Michael Hagelberg
Publisher: Five Star Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-58985-047-7

Best New Children’s Picture Book

Book Title: Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!
Author: Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., illustrated by Jo Gershman
Publisher: Smart Love Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0983866404

Finalist: Major Manners Presents Nite-Nite Soldier by Michael and Beth Hofer, illustrated by Russ Cox – Outhouse Ink Publishing – 978-0-578-10373-0
Finalist: Pop the Bubbles1, 2, 3: A FUNdamentals Book by Jennifer Goble, illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams – FUNdamentals – 978-0-9834645-0-1
Finalist: The Conference of the Birds by Alexis York Lumbard, illustrated by Demi – World Wisdom, Inc. – 978-1-937786-02-1
Finalist: The Knight, the Princess & the Magic Rock by Sara Azizi, illustrated by Alireza Sadeghian – World Wisdom, Inc. – 978-1-937786-01-4

Best New E-book: Fiction

Book Title: The Seneca Scourge
Author: Carrie Rubin
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-1-61160-314-9

Finalist: Barakel and Nissa by Jane Li – Jane Li – 978-0-9851398-0-3
Finalist: Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery) by Alexander Galant – Alexander Galant Entertainment Inc. – 978-0-9879835-0-3
Finalist: The Last Summer by Jacquelyn Eubanks – VG Publishing – 978-0978590031

Best New E-book: Non-Fiction

Book Title: Chasing The Eagle: From Dreaming to Achieving Success & Freedom
Author: James J. Williams
Publisher: Rising Eagle Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-09826147-2-3

Finalist: LIFE Expectancy: It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Game by William Keiper – FirstGlobal Partners LLC – 978-0984989300
Finalist: The American Challenge by Robert C. Etheredge – MiraVista Press – 978-0966580440

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 1)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 2)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 3)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 4)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 5)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 6)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 7 – Final)


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