FAPA President's Award Banner 2014

 

On Saturday night, August 9, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2013 and the first half of 2014 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States. The event, which took place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, recognized outstanding books by awarding gold and up to two silver medals in categories ranging from children’s books to adult fiction, from memoirs to self-help, from business books to e-books.

“The award winners represent some of the very best books published in by national and Florida writers and presses in the past year and a half,” said Chris Angermann, FAPA President.

The following winners were selected in the following categories by the competition’s 35 judges – 32 Florida librarians and three graphic designers:

Download the entire FAPA President's Award Press Release.

 

Children's Fiction

Jace's Adventure at Crystal Lagoon

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Jace's Adventure at the Crystal Lagoon by D.W. Harper; HayMarBooks

 

 

The Mummy's Tomb
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
The Mummy's Tomb by Will Overby; Black Cat Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jace's Adventure in the Forbidden Forest

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Jace's Adventure in the Forbidden Forest by D.W. Harper; HayMarBooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Children's Non-Fiction

The Swamp Where Gator Hides

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes; Roberta Baird, Illustrator; Dawn Publications

 

 

Bucket Filling from A to Z

SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Bucket Filling from A to Z by Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke; Glenn Zimmer, Illustrator; Fern Press

 

 

 

How Buster Got Lucky

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

How Buster Got Lucky by Carol Woods; Susan Bridgman, Illustrator; Woods Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Non-Fiction for Children

Luke's Story; A Rescue Puppy's First Year on Palm Beach & Worth Avenue

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Luke's Story: A Rescue Puppy's First Year on Palm Beach & Worth Avenue by Susan Beattie; Sandra Thompson, Illustrator; Palm Beach Island Publishing

 

 

 

 

Children's Picture Book

The Rocket Ship Bed Trip

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Rocket Ship Bed Trip by N. Jane Quackenbush; Lynne Villalobos, Illustrator; Hidden Wolf Books

 

 

Polly and Her Pigtails

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Polly and Her Pigtails by Debra Latiolais; Mark Wayne Adams, Illustrator; Monkey Puzzle Books

 

 

 

 

Stu's Big Party

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Stu's Big Party by Patti Brassard Jefferson; Halo Publishing International

 

 

 

 

Young Adult Fiction

The Geneva Project Truth

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Geneva Project Truth by Christina Benjamin; Crown Atlantic Publications

 

 

 

Summer of Stars

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Summer of Stars by Leslee Horner; CalBel Productions

 

 

 

 

 

The Curse of the Crystal Kuatzin

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Curse of the Crystal Kuatzin by Jan H. Landsberg; CreateSpace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult Non-Fiction

The Grumpy Girl's Guide to Getting into College

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Grumpy Girl's Guide to Getting into College by Rachel Aboukhair; New Chapter Publisher

 

 

 

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World by KB Schaller; Peppertree Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying Safe in an Unsafe World; A guide for College Women SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Staying Safe in an Unsafe World: A Guide for College Women by Robert L Park; Southern Yellow Pine Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

A Parent's Message: An Interactive Program Supporting Parent-Child Bond

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

A Parent's Message: An Interactive Program Supporting Parent-Child Bond by Ruth E Clark and Carolyn LeCroy; Hibiscus Publishing

 

 

 

Finance Camp 4 Kids

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Finance Camp 4 Kids by Dan Williams; Randy Williams, Illustrations

 

 

 

Franny's Rescue

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Franny's Rescue by Crystal White; Mark Wayne Adams, Illustrator; Grass House Publications

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Business

Schools: A Niche Market for Authors

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Schools: A Niche Market for Authors by Jane Wood; Florida Kids Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

The Little Blue Thinking Book: 50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Little Blue Thinking Book: 50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking by Brandon Royal; Maven Publishing

 

 

 

 

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World by KB Schaller; Peppertree Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion

GOLD MEDAL WINNER Priest and Warriors

Priest and Warriors by Walter Joseph Schenck, Jr; iUniverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-Book

A Homicide in Hooker's Point

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

A Homicide in Hooker's Point by Gloria Taylor Weinberg; Xlibris

 

 

 

Professor Birdsong's 365 Weird Criminal Law Stories for Every Day of the Year

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Professor Birdsong's 365 Weird Criminal Law Stories for Every Day of the Year by Leonard Birdsong; Winghurst Publications

 

 

 

 

The Castle Across the Street

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Castle Across the Street by C.K. Carter 

 

 

 

 

 


Short Fiction 

Mother's Day, A Collection of Short Stories

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Mother's Day, A Collection of Short Stories by Virginia Gwynn; Southern Star Press

 

 

 

 

 

Alligator Stew

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Alligator Stew by C.D. Mitchell; Southern Yellow Pine Publishing

 

 

The Map Maker

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Map Maker by Brandon Royal; Maven Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Fiction: General

Suicide Supper Club

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Suicide Supper Club by Rhett DeVane; Writers4Higher

 

 

 

 

 

Previously Loved Treasures

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Previously Loved Treasures by Bette Lee Crosby; Bent Pine Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Man's Treasure

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Another Man's Treasure by Charles R Hall; Bardolf & Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Fiction: Genre

Jubilee's Journey

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Jubilee's Journey by Bette Lee Crosby; Bent Pine Publishing

 

 

 

 

The Mass of Men, The Academy

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Mass of Men, The Academy by Rachel K Wentz

 

 

 

 

 

Lady of the House, An Eden's Gate Novel

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Lady of the House, An Eden's Gate Novel by Lynn Braxton; Southern Star Press, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Fiction: Action/Suspense

The Janus Code

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Janus Code by J.C. Ferguson; CreateSpace

 

 

 

Chita Quest: One Man's Search for His POW/MIA Father

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Chita Quest: One Man's Search for His POW/MIA Father by Brinn Colenda; Southern Yellow Pine Publishing

 

 

 

 

Unit 400, The Assassins

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Unit 400, The Assassins by TL. Williams; First Coast Publishers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Non-Fiction

Book Publishing 101

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Book Publishing 101 by Martha Maeda; Atlantic Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

100 People to Meet

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

100 People to Meet by Jackie Chase; Adventure Travel Press

 

 

 

 

Field of Frogs

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Field of Frogs by R.G. Graham; Atlantic Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

Poetry One Life Many Lives

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Poetry One Life Many Lives by Piero Rivolta; New Chapter Publisher

 

 

 

Songs from Solitude: Poetry from a Southwestern Florida Hammock

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Songs from Solitude: Poetry from a Southwestern Florida Hammock by Robert H Gore, III; Middle River Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Fiction for Adults

Another Man's TreasureGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Another Man's Treasure by Charles R Hall; Bardolf & Company

 

 

 

 

Secretariat Reborn SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Secretariat Reborn by Susan Klaus; Oceanview Publishing

 

 

 

The Pill Game

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

The Pill Game by Darryl Bollinger; JNB Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Non-Fiction for Adults

GOLD MEDAL WINNER Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State

Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman; Grove Press

 

 

Frostproof Treasures, The History of Frostproof, Florida to 1910

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Frostproof Treasures, The History of Frostproof, Florida to 1910 by Bea Reifeis; Genie Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World

 GOLD MEDAL WINNER

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World by KB Schaller; Peppertree Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AutoBiography/Memoir

Bollettieri: Changing the Game

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Bollettieri: Changing the Game by Nick Bollettieri with Bob Davis; New Chapter Publisher

 

 

 

 

 

Eleven Months Nineteen Days: A Vietnam Illustrator's Memoir

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Eleven Months Nineteen Days: A vietnam Illustrator's Memoir by John Bowen; Middle River Press

 

 

 

 

Let Burn, The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Let Burn, The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic by Rachel K Wentz; Michigan State University Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Fitness

The Art of Living Well with Crohn's

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Art of Living Well with Crohn's by John T Johns; Bardolf & Company

 

 

 

 

Liquidating Life, An almost-daily account of a journey with brain cancer

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Liquidating Life: An almost-daily account of a journey with brain cancer by Laura G Cogdill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home & Garden

Recipes and LifeGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Recipes and Life by Alice Oldford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To/Self-Help

Finding Humor in GriefGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Finding Humor in Grief by Dr. Ruth L Baskerville; Children's Heart Publishing 

 

 

 

Breadcrumbs for Beginners: Following the Writing Trail SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Breadcrumbs for Beginners: Following the Writing Trail by Dr. Sherry L Meinberg; Balboa Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Table Book

The Lure of Longboat Key: Sunrise to SunsetGOLD MEDAL WINNER

The Lure of Longboat Key: Sunrise to Sunset by Mary Lou Johnson; A Thousand Words Publishing

 

 

 

1964–2014 NOVA Southeastern University: A Tribute to the Past … A Prelude to the Future

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

1964–2014 NOVA Southeastern University: A Tribute to the Past … A Prelude to the Future by Linda Haase and Mel Abfier; StarGroup International, Inc.

 

 

Sailing on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Sailing on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club; Middle River Press 

 

 

 

 

 

Humor

Ha Ha! HorrorGOLD MEDAL WINNER

Ha Ha! Horror by Matt Patterson; Mystery & Horror, LLC 

 

 

 

Nickelodium: A Novel Based on Historical Facts

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Nickelodium: A Novel Based on Historical Facts by David Carle Mieke; DC Press 

 

 

Noodle Club

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Noodle Club by Deborah Burggraaf; Matthew Lumsden, Illustrator; Protective Hands Communications

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Design: Small Format

Never Isn't Long Enough

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Never Isn't Long Enough by F. Diane Pickett; Uphill Publishing 

 

 

 

 

Chita Quest: One Man's Search for His POW/MIA Father

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Chita Quest: One Man's Search for His POW/MIA Father by Brinn Colenda; Southern Yellow Pine Publishing 

 

 

 

 

St. Augustine A to Z

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

St. Augustine A to Z by Susan Shipe Calfee; Oscar Senn, Illustrator; Wordwhittler Books 

 

 

 

Cover Design: Large Format

When mommy Got Cancer: Creating Joy Together

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

When mommy Got Cancer: Creating Joy Together by Karen Garcia; Lisa J Michaels, Illustrator; Hibiscus Publishing 

 

 

 

Complete Library of Entrepreneurial Wisdom: Business & Personal Growth

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Complete Library of Entrepreneurial Wisdom: Business & Personal Growth by Ginger Marks; DocUmeant Publishing 

 

 

 

 

Lady of the House, An Eden's Gate Novel

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Lady of the House, An Eden's Gate Novel by Karen Garcia; Lisa J. Michaels, Illustrator; Hibiscus Publishing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President's Pick Over All Best Book

Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State

PRESIDENT'S PICK WINNER

Recipes and Life by Alice Oldford

The overall President’s Pick Award, chosen for special excellence and awarded by FAPA president, Chris Angermann. Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) offers Florida book publishers and authors opportunities for education, networking and support, while acting as a resource and clearing house for the most up-to-date book publishing information. FAPA is a not-for-profit Florida corporation. 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder's Award

Karla Wheeler, Quality of Life Publishing Company

FOUNDER'S AWARD WINNER

Karla Wheeler, Quality of Life Publishing Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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