SparkPress and She Writes Press Authors Win Big with USA Best Book Awards 2017

Phoenix, AZ — A huge congratulations to the 44 She Writes Press and SparkPress finalists and winners of a USA Best Book Award for 2017. Check out the full list below for all the authors and their titles.

Winners:

Anthologies: Non-Fiction
Breaking Sad: What to Say After Loss, What Not to Say, and When to Just Show Up edited by Shelly Fisher & Jennifer Jones
She Writes Press

Health: Women’s Health
Raising The Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture by Lisa Boucher
She Writes Press

Children’s Fiction
The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang
SparkPress

Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction
The Santa Thief by Alane Adams, illustrated by Lauren Gallegos
SparkPress

Fiction: LGBTQ
The Infinite Now: A Novel by Mindy Tarquini
SparkPress

Fiction: Multicultural
Rooville by Julie Long
SparkPress

Finalists:

Animals/Pets: General
Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life by Carlyn Montes De Oca, L.Ac., M.T.O.M.
She Writes Press

Autobiography/Memoir
But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury by Deb Brandon
She Writes Press

Best Cover Design: Fiction
Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City by Christine Evelyn Volker
She Writes Press

Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction
Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening by Loraine Y. Van Tuyl
She Writes Press

Best Cover Design: Fiction
Rooville by Julie Long
SparkPress

Best New Fiction
Forks, Knives, and Spoons: A Novel by Leah DeCesare
SparkPress

Best New Fiction
The Rules of Half by Jenna Patrick
Sparkpress

Best New Non-Fiction
Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss by Alexis Marie Chute
She Writes Press

Best New Non-Fiction
You Can’t Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay In The Sixties by Carol E. Anderson
She Writes Press

Business: Management & Leadership
Supervision Matters: 100 Bite-Sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team by Rita Sever
She Writes Press

Children’s Fiction
Bridge of the Gods by Diane Rios
She Writes Press

Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit
Love Reconsidered by Phyllis J. Piano
SparkPress

Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit
The Absence of Evelyn: A Novelby Jackie Townsend
SparkPress

Fiction: Cross Genre
Oink: A Food for Thought Mysteryby J.L. Newton
She Writes Press

Fiction: Fantasy
The Infinite Now: A Novel by Mindy Tarquini
SparkPress

Fiction: General
Peregrine Island by Diane B. Saxton
She Writes Press

Fiction: General
Alphonse: A Novel by Carl Sever
SparkPress

Fiction: Religious
Light Radiance Splendor by Leah Chyten
She Writes Press

Fiction: Religious
The Other New Girl: A Novel by LB Gschwandtner
She Writes Press

Fiction: Young Adult
I Like You Like This: A Novelby Heather Cumiskey
She Writes Press

Fiction: Young Adult
The Raven God: The Legends of Orkney Series by Alane Adams
SparkPress

Fiction: Young Adult
Within Reach by Jessica Stevens
Spark Press

Health: Addiction & Recovery
Raising The Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture by Lisa Boucher
She Writes Press

Health: Aging/50+
It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters by Sandra Butler and Nan Fink Gefen
She Writes Press

Health: General
Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience by Rebecca Faye Smith Galli
She Writes Press

Health: Psychology/Mental Health
Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening by Loraine Y. Van Tuyl
She Writes Press

LGBTQ: Non-Fiction
Parent Deleted: A Mother’s Fight for Her Right to Parentby Michelle Darné
She Writes Press

LGBTQ: Non-Fiction
You Can’t Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay In The Sixties by Carol E. Anderson
She Writes Press

Multicultural Non-Fiction
Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening by Loraine Y. Van Tuyl
She Writes Press

Non-Fiction: Narrative
Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancerby Antoinette Truglio Martin
She Writes Press

Parenting & Family
Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needsby Linda Atwell
She Writes Press

Self-Help: General
Negatively Ever After: A Skeptic’s Guide to Finding Happiness by Deanna K. Willmon
She Writes Press

Self-Help: Motivational
Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace by Gayle Van Gils
She Writes Press

Women’s Issues
Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Look by Alexis Marie Chute
She Writes Press

Women’s Issues
Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family, Secrets, and Silence by Linda Joy Myers
She Writes Press

Performing Arts: Film, Theater, Dance, Music
The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula into the 21st Century by Constance Hale
SparkPress

Self-Help: Motivational
A Story That Matters: A Gratifying Approach to Writing About Your Life by Gina L. Carroll
SparkPress

Self-Help: Relationships
Quiet the Rage: How Learning to Manage Conflict Will Change Your Life (and the World) by R.W. Burke
SparkPress

2017-12-05T21:47:03+00:00 November 2017|

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