Book Award Winners

Book Award Winner: Becoming Us, 8 Steps to Grow a Family that Thrives

Book Award Winner: Becoming Us, 8 Steps to Grow a Family that Thrives

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Elly Taylor Synopsis Babies bring ‘becomings’: women becoming mothers, men becoming fathers, couples becoming families. Traditionally these transformations were honored as a rite of passage, yet guidelines to support today’s parents have largely been lost – until now. Becoming Us weaves current research with age-old wisdom and the stories […]

Book Award Winner: Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker

Book Award Winner: Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Patrick Schwerdtfeger Synopsis Keynote Mastery is a raw and personal account of Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s journey as a professional speaker. The book demonstrates that anyone with tenacity and determination can build a career as a keynote speaker. If you have ever wanted an inside look at what it takes to […]

Book Award Winner: Stop The Slip; Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls

Book Award Winner: Stop The Slip; Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Thom Disch Synopsis Slip, trip, and fall injuries represent a healthcare crisis in the United States! Since 1999, we have reduced deaths from heart disease 15%. Deaths caused by auto accidents are down 12%. But deaths from falls have increased over 150%. Both injuries and deaths caused by falls are […]

Book Award Winner: Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality

Book Award Winner: Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Lori Morrison Synopsis At fifty-two, in the wake of her husband’s death, Lori Morrison found herself living alone on the edge of a volcanic crater lake in a lush jungle of El Salvador, mourning and feeling an intense desire to make sense of her loss. This powerful book tells […]

Book Award Winner: Changing the Tune, the Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival 1978 – 1985

Book Award Winner: Changing the Tune, the Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival 1978 – 1985

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Carolyn Glenn Brewer Synopsis Even though the potential passage of the Equal Rights Amendment had cracked glass ceilings across the country, in 1978 jazz remained a boys’ club. Two Kansas City women, Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg, challenged that inequitable standard. With the support of jazz luminaries Marian McPartland and […]

Book Award Winner: Career Killers/Career Builders

Book Award Winner: Career Killers/Career Builders

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: John Crossman Synopsis John Crossman’s Career Killers/ Career Builders is based off his most requested speech, which is The Top 5 Ways to Get Fired and The Top 5 Ways to Keep From Being Fired. See link here: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=qknXgDpr0mY John’s passion is helping college students and young professionals reach […]

Book Award Winner: Poetry and Ponderings

Book Award Winner: Poetry and Ponderings

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Diamante Lavendar Synopsis A raw collection of religious poetry and prose based on one Christian woman’s experiences of being abused, and how she healed herself with God’s love in order to move past the assaults. In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, […]

Book Award Winner: Preferred Stocks –The Art of Profitable Income Investing

Book Award Winner: Preferred Stocks –The Art of Profitable Income Investing

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Kenneth G. Winans Synopsis This book is intended for an intermediate to advanced investor. Even today, preferred stocks are one of the least understood investment mediums in the world of finance. This book builds upon Mr. Winans’ past historical research with the addition of new research using technical market analysis […]

Book Award Winner: From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” of Randolph County, North Carolina

Book Award Winner: From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” of Randolph County, North Carolina

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Margo Lee Williams Synopsis When former slave, Islay Walden returned to Southwestern Randolph County, North Carolina in 1879, after graduating from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as an ordained minister and missionary of the American Missionary Association, he moved in with his sister and her family in a secluded area […]

Book Award Winner: Killing Heel Pain: Your Final Freedom from Plantar Fasciitis

Book Award Winner: Killing Heel Pain: Your Final Freedom from Plantar Fasciitis

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Dr. Karen Smith Synopsis Written by a foot expert, Killing Heel Pain is the ultimate “how-to” guide for getting rid of plantar fasciitis as quickly and effectively as possible. Features a “cut-to-the-chase” question-answer format, helpful anatomy illustrations and straightforward action steps for final freedom from this life-intrusive condition. Buy […]