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The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 6)

Originally posted on USA Book News


Book Title: Blacklisted from the PTA
Author: Lela Davidson
Publisher: Jupiter Press, an imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie
ISBN: 978-1-936214-43-3

Finalist: Adventures Of A Gala Guru by Donna Vessey – Gala Guru Press – 978-0-9852893-2-4
Finalist: Brains by Daniel Breeze – McNeil & Richards – 978-0982560242
Finalist: Kissing Frogs Tall Tales and Insights from the Dating Pond by Kris Anderson – Dating Pond, LLC – 978-061567855-9
Finalist: Pest on the Run by Gerry Burke – iUniverse – 978-1759-4397-9
Finalist: Potato In A Rice Bowl by Peggy Keener – iUniverse – 978-1-4502-2043-9
Finalist: Swygert: Growing Up in the Middle of Nowhere in a Little Town Nobody Ever Heard of by Jeffrey Harold Utterback – iUniverse – 978-1-46205-455-8


Book Title: Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed, or Sue the Bastards
Author: Donna Ballman
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 978-1-60163-235-7

Finalist: Illustrated Patent Drawing Standards by Murray H. Henderson – Studio 94 Publishing – 978-0982827031

Men’s Issues

Book Title: The Art of Fixing Things
Author: Lawrence Pierce
Publisher: Lawrence Pierce
ISBN: 978-1-466296336

Multicultural Non-Fiction

Book Title: Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji
Author: Will Lutwick
Publisher: Peace Corps Writers
ISBN: 978-1-935925-11-8

Finalist: Journey to the Heart: Secrets of Aboriginal Healing by Dr. Gary Holz with Robbie Holz – iUniverse – 978-1-4620-1805-5
Finalist: Returning: A Tale of Vasalisa and Baba Yoga by Suzanne Banay Santo – Red Butterfly Publications – 978-1475236019

New Age: Non-Fiction

Book Title: The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body
Author: Kala Ambrose
Publisher: Llewellyn Publishing
ISBN: 978-0738727592

Finalist: Angels, Winged Whispers: True Stories from Angel Experts around the World, edited by Sophia Fairchild – Soul Wings Press – 978-0984593019
Finalist: Holy Dirt, Sacred Earth: A Dowser’s Journey in New Mexico by Robert Egby – Three Mile Point Publishing – 978-0-9848664-2-7
Finalist: Humanity 2.0: The Transcension by Charol Messenger – Messenger Publishing – 978-1463797638
Finalist: Karma: How To View It, Use It, and Lose It by Karen Reed Hadalski – Millennial Mind Publishing, an imprint of American Book Publishing – 978-1-58982-845-2
Finalist: Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires by Jackie Lapin – Findhorn Press – 978-1-84409-561-2
Finalist: The Living Letters of Mother Mary by Barbara Beach, Scribe – Mill City Press – 978-1-938223-47-1

Non-Fiction: Narrative

Book Title: Nurse Meredith’s Top Ten Most Memorable Cases: Harrowing True Tales from a Private Duty Nurse
Author: Meredith V. Downes, RN
Publisher: Snowden Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-9849363-9-7

Finalist: Canal Zone Daughter: An American Childhood in Panama by Judy Haisten – Peppertree Press – 978-1614930853
Finalist: Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival by Marina Dutzmann Kirsch – Kirschstone Books – 978-0-9835653-4-5
Finalist: Imperfect Weddings Are Best by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg – CreateSpace – 978-1463666804
Finalist: Puppalicious and Beyond: Life Outside the Center of the Universe by Pamela Fagan Hutchins – SkipJack Publishing – 978-0615633985

Parenting/Family: Divorce

Book Title: How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style
Author: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: Skip Jack Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-615633800

Parenting/Family: General

Book Title: And Still They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing
Author: Amy Rovere, illustrated by Joel Spector
Publisher: American Cancer Society
ISBN: 978-1604430363

Finalist: Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall by Susan Madden Lankford – Humane Exposures Publishing, LLC – 978-0-9792366-3-1
Finalist: Holidays For Kids by Charles Pascalar – Charles Pascalar – 978-1-4669-0546-7
Finalist: The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting by Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN – Open Pages Publishing, LLC – 978-0-9836-6463-5
Finalist: The Fine Line Between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learners: 197 Kinesthetic Activities to Quickly Improve Reading, Memory, and Learning in Just 10 Weeks: The Ultimate Parent Handbook for ADHD, ADD, and Kinesthetic Learners by Ricki Linksman – National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning – 978-1928997375

Parenting/Family: Organizers & Planners

Book Title: The Student Life Jacket, The Easy-to-Use Organizer and Guide to Staying Afloat in a Sea of Paperwork for Young Working Adults and College Students
Author: Susan M. Sparks
Publisher: SMS Promotional Ventures, LLC
ISBN: 978-1-4675-0655-7

Parenting/Family: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Book Title: Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms
Author: Anni Daulter
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 978-1-58394-444-8

Performing Arts: Film, Theater, Dance, Music

Book Title: Recollections: The Detroit Years, The Motown Sound By the People Who Made It
Author: Jack Ryan
Publisher: Blendower Media
ISBN: 978-0914303046

Finalist: Short Plays to Long Remember compiled and edited by Francine L. Trevens – TnT Classic Books – 978-1-886586-14-7

Photography: General

Book Title: Rafting the Mississippi: A Journey of Discovery
Author: William R. Chapman
Publisher: Cache River Press
ISBN: 978-1-889899-08-4

Photography: Nature

Book Title: Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where & How
Author: Paul Gill & Colleen Miniuk-Sperry
Publisher: Analemma press
ISBN: 978-0-9833804-0-5

Finalist: Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller – Celtic Sunrise – 978-0-9840893-1-4
Finalist: Takashi Amano Nature Aquarium Complete Works 1985-2009 by Takashi – Amano TFH Publications, Inc. – 978-0-7938-0649-2
Finalist: The Amana Landscape by David B. Heusinkveld – Penfield Books – 978-1932043808

Photography: People

Book Title: Humanitas III: The People of Burma
Author: Frederic Roberts
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 978-0-7892-1109-5

Poetry: General

Book Title: Love Is A Place: A collection of poetry
Author: Arlene Sundquist Empie
Publisher: Boulder House Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-931025-096

Finalist: Axis Mundi by Karen Holmberg – BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City – 978-1886157835

Poetry: Inspirational

Book Title: Send Me an Angel and selected prose, poetry and songs
Author: Kerry Susan Drake
Publisher: Fastprint
ISBN: 978-1780354101

Popular Culture

Book Title: Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute
Author: Matthew Chojnacki
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3831-1

Religion: Buddhism

Book Title: The Master of Zen: Extraordinary Teachings from Hui Neng’s Altar Sutra
Author: Tze-si Huang, illustrated by Demi
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-936597-18-5

Religion: Christian Inspirational

Book Title: The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You
Author: Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D.
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
ISBN: 978-1-937293-65-9

Finalist: Into the Mist: Journey Into Dementia by Kathleen Beard – Westbow Press: A Division of Thomas Nelson – 978-1-4497-1207-5
Finalist: Touched by the Grace of God by Heidi R. May – Authorhouse – 978-1-4490-2268-6

Religion: Christianity

Book Title: Lucifer’s War
Author: Linda Rios Brook
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 978-1-61638-696-2

Finalist: God Light: Sunlight Sonlight by Robert Lloyd Russell – Infinity Publishing – 978-0-7414-7553-4

Religion: General

Book Title: Becoming: A Spiritual Journey
Author: The Rev. Dr. Pamela Feeser
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-1-4620-3589-2

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)


One comment on “The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 6)

  1. Thanks for publicizing these awards. My memoir, “Dodging Machetes” took the top prize for Multicultural Non-Fiction. It has also been named a Category Finalist in the prestigious Eric Hoffer.Awards and the International Book Awards. See what all the fuss is about by clicking on my name.

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