2010 Award Winners


On the evening of  Saturday, October 9, 2010, the Florida Publishers Association (FPA) presented its 2010 President’s Book Awards to members whose books were chosen as the best in 13 different categories and one special category. 

FPA association executive Betsy Lampe, president of Rainbow Books, Inc., Lakeland, FL, was the mistress of ceremonies for the President’s Book Awards Banquet at The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach, Sarasota. 

The evening awards program was part of the two-day FPA Publishing Ed-U-Conference, themed “Experience Speaks!” Participants attended presentations by nationally recognized book marketing expert John Kremer of Open Horizons in NM, FPA president Chris Angermann of New Chapter Publisher in Sarasota, and FPA-member publisher Kyle Miller of Jungle House Publications in Sanibel.

Winners were selected from members’ entries by the competition’s 28 judges (23 librarians from across Florida, 2 national poetry experts, and 3 members of nationally recognized book design firms). One gold and up to two silver medals were awarded in each of the following categories:

 

Adult Nonfiction

GOLD MEDAL WINNER 

Conquer Prostate Cancer Medium RGB.jpgConquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, with Dr. Robert Carey, published by Health Success Media (publisher and authors in Sarasota)

 

 

 SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Not So Patient Advocate Medium RGB.jpgThe Not So Patient Advocate: How to Get the Health Care You Need Without Fear or Frustration by Ellen Menard, published by Bardolf & Co. (publisher and author in Sarasota)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Tea With Elisabeth Medium RGB.jpgTea with Elisabeth: Tributes to Hospice Pioneer Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross by 51 Contributors, published by Quality of Life Publishing (Naples) 

 

 

 

 Adult Fiction

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

SavannahLawBookCover300DPI.jpgSavannah Law by William Eleazer, published by Elex Publishers, Inc. (publisher and author in St. Petersburg)

 

 

 SILVER MEDAL WINNER

DisturbingthePeace Medium RGB.jpgDisturbing the Peace by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (publisher and author in Punta Gorda)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

JesusSwept Medium RGB.jpgJesus Swept by James Alexander Protzman, published by Kitsune Books (publisher in Crawfordville, author in Chapel Hill, NC) 

 

 

 

 Business Book

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

TrainingWorkshopEssentials Medium RGB.jpgTraining Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing and Delivering Learning Events that Get Results by Robert W. Lucas, published by Pfeiffer (publisher in San Francisco, author in Casselberry)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Don't Bring It to Work Original.jpgDon’t Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success by Sylvia Lafair, published by Jossey-Bass (publisher in San Francisco, author in White Haven, PA)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

InvestingInBonds Medium RGB.jpgThe Complete Guide To Investing In Bonds And Bond Funds: How To Earn High Rates Of Return — Safely by Martha Maeda, published by Atlantic Publishing (publisher in Ocala, author in Orlando)  

 

 

 

Poetry Book 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrow Small RGB.jpgThe Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrows by Jesse Millner, published by Kitsune Books (publisher in Crawfordville, author in Fort Myers)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER 

Nothing Is Without Future medium RGB.jpgNothing Is Without Future by Piero Rivolta, published by New Chapter Publisher (publisher and author in Sarasota)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memoir

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Bars of Steel Medium RGB.jpgBars of Steel: Life Before Love in a Hong Kong Go-Go Bar – The True Story of Maria de la Torre by Brandon Royal & Paul Strahan, published by Maven Publishing (publisher in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; coauthors in Calgary, Canada and Hong Kong)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER 

altBallad of a Bagpiper by E.A. Channon, published by Eloquent Books (publisher in New York, author in Scotland) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Young Adult Nonfiction

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Off to College Medium RGB.jpgOff to College: Now What? A Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College by Jessica Linnell, published by Atlantic Publishing (publisher in Ocala, author in Canton, GA)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

LincolnLaughing medium RGB.jpgLincoln Laughing: The Stories, Jokes and Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln by James W. MacMeekin, III, published by MediaOne/Three Rivers Press (publisher and author in Winter Haven) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult Fiction 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Pleasure Island Medium RGB.jpgPleasure Island: You’ve Found Paradise, Now What? A Modern Fable on How to Keep Your Dreams Alive by Brandon Royal, published by Maven Publishing (publisher and author in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Ghosts Small RGB.jpgGhosts: Another Summer in the Old Town by Randy Cribbs, published by OCRS (publisher in Jacksonville, author in St. Augustine) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Fiction

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

CharliePierce Small RGB.jpgThe Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The American Jungle, written by Harvey E. Oyer, III, illustrated by James Balkovek, maps by Jeanne Brady, published by Middle River Press (publisher in Oakland Park, author in West Palm Beach)

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Trouble in Contrary Woods Medium RGB.jpgTrouble in Contrary Woods: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, published by Tabby House (publisher and author in Mineral, VA)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Mudd Saves the Earth Original.jpgMudd Saves the Earth by Linda Salisbury, illustrations by Joe Kohl, published by Tabby House (publisher and author in Mineral, VA) 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Picture Book

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Countdown to Fall Medium RGB.jpgCount Down to Fall by Fran Hawk, illustrated by Sherry Neidigh, published by Sylvan Dell Publishing (publisher and author in Mount Pleasant, SC, illustrator in Simpsonville, SC)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Mother Osprey Medium RGB.jpgMother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls by Lucy Nolan, illustrated by Connie McLennan, published by Sylvan Dell Publishing (publisher in Mount Pleasant, SC, author in Columbia, SC, illustrator in Rocklin, CA)

 

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Nicholas That's Ridiculous Medium RGB.jpgNicholas, that's Ridiculous! A Story About Being a Boy by Christa Carpenter, illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, published by Caballo Books (publisher in Longwood, author in Maitland) 

 

 

 

 

Florida Fiction for Adults

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

DisturbingthePeace Medium RGB.jpgDisturbing the Peace by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (publisher and author in Punta Gorda)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Windrusher Medium RGB.jpgWindrusher and the Trail of Fire by Victor DiGenti, published by Ocean Publishing (publisher in Flagler Beach, author in Ponte Vedra Beach)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

ReBecoming Medium RGB.jpgReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity by J.R. Maxon, published by Dassana Press, LLC (publisher and author in Anna Maria)

 

 

 

 Florida Nonfiction for Adults

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Expect the Best Medium RGB.jpgExpect the Best: There's Always Hope on the Horizon by Katherine Robinson, published by Bardolf & Co. (publisher in Sarasota, author in Bradenton)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

ThisNearlyWasMine.jpgThis Nearly Was Mine: A Journey Through Carlton Country by Dr. Barbara Castleberry Carlton with Barbara Oehlbeck (publisher in Lakeville, MN, authors in Arcadia and LaBelle)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Haunted Theatres Medium RGB.jpgHaunted Theatres of Southwest Florida by Kim Cool, published by Historic Venice Press (publisher and author in Venice) 

 

 

 

 

  

 Florida Children’s Books 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

CharliePierce Small RGB.jpgThe Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The American Jungle written by Harvey E. Oyer, III, illustrated by James Balkovek, maps by Jeanne Brady, published by Middle River Press (publisher in Oakland Park, author in West Palm Beach)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

 Haunted Theatres Medium RGB.jpgHaunted Theatres of Southwest Florida by Kim Cool, published by Historic Venice Press (publisher and author in Venice) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Design 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Africas Top Wildlife Countries Small RGB.jpgAfrica’s Top Wildlife Countries by Mark Nolting, cover design by 1106 Design, published by Global Travel Publishers (publisher and author in Fort Lauderdale)

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

ReBecoming Medium RGB.jpgReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity by J.R. Maxon, cover design by 1106 Design, published by Dassana Press, LLC (publisher and author in Anna Maria)

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

TableforTwo Medium RGB.jpgTable For Two: The Cookbook For Couples by Warren Caterson, cover design by Rebecca Anne Russo of Principle Creative, published by Winfield and Scott Press (publisher and author in St. Augustine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT’S PICK, selected by FPA President Chris Angermann

 

DisturbingthePeace Medium RGB.jpgDisturbing the Peace by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (publisher and author in Punta Gorda)




















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