Book Award Winners

Book Award Winner: Clarkston’s Curse

Book Award Winner: Clarkston’s Curse

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Ann Margaret Johns Synopsis Based on actual events, Clarkston’s Curse is the compelling true story of a child growing up in a small town plagued by tragedy. Fleeing the violence and uncertainty of Detroit and big city living, Ann Margaret’s family moved to Clarkston, Michigan, population 1,034.  But this […]

Book Award Winner: Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth

Book Award Winner: Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Pete Williams Synopsis Cadence is a parable of a business owner and triathlon coach named JJ who left his stable job as a teacher to fulfil his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, two years after opening his bike shop, JJ finds himself in a place that is all too […]

Book Award Winner: Choices: Real People Share Their Stories of How They Overcame Challenges to Design a Better Life

Book Award Winner: Choices: Real People Share Their Stories of How They Overcame Challenges to Design a Better Life

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Bronze Author Name: Carol McManus and Alan Skidmore Synopsis Life is about making choices, both large and small. Choices can break patterns of the past and put you on a different course. The stories shared in this book are from real people who made a choice that had a life-changing impact on them. […]

Book Award Winner: Non-Obvious 2018 – How To Predict Trends and Win The Future

Book Award Winner: Non-Obvious 2018 – How To Predict Trends and Win The Future

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Rohit Bhargava Synopsis What secrets can a 400-year-old Turkish cymbal maker and an Icelandic hot tub etiquette video teach organizations about the power of storytelling? How do Michelin-ranked food stalls in Singapore and the decline of Swiss watches force all luxur y brands to rethink their business models? What can […]

Book Award Winner: The Powers: 12 Principles to Transform Your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Book Award Winner: The Powers: 12 Principles to Transform Your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Mark W. Erwin Synopsis It’s time to discover your powers. The Powers is written for people who have a drive to become highly successful in their chosen field of endeavor. Throughout this book you will meet many who came from ordinary backgrounds to achieve extraordinary things in a […]

Book Award Winner: The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault

Book Award Winner: The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: William C. McDonald, III Synopsis The Shadow Tiger provides a unique first-hand account of events leading up to and during World War II, based on more than 30,000 pages, letters and photos during his 11 years as a pilot both in the United States and in China. The book […]

Book Award Winner: Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People

Book Award Winner: Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Connie Podesta Synopsis In this book, Connie Podesta shows how to develop healthy communication patterns with difficult people. It includes practical strategies to help make relationships work better for you… immediately. This book is for both the novice and the seasoned professional who desires positive communication in their business […]

Book Award Winner: Secrets of Top Selling Agents: the Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed

Book Award Winner: Secrets of Top Selling Agents: the Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Joe Sesso Synopsis Learn How to Succeed in Real Estate with Tips from Industry Titans In this one-of-a-kind book, real estate expert and Homes.com national speaker Joe Sesso assembles the advice of thirteen real estate titans, making their expertise more accessible than ever before. These secrets, compiled from […]

Book Award Winner: An Unlikely Journey – Make A Difference – Do Good – Have Fun

Book Award Winner: An Unlikely Journey – Make A Difference – Do Good – Have Fun

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Mark W. Erwin Synopsis Born into a family of wealth and privilege during World War II, Mark Erwin’s childhood was less than normal or happy. The son of a free-spirited, socialite mother who was used to getting whatever she desired, he witnessed her decline into depression, alcoholism and despair, which […]

Book Award Winner: Pictures of Change in Paradise – At the Turn of the 20th Century in American Samoa

Book Award Winner: Pictures of Change in Paradise – At the Turn of the 20th Century in American Samoa

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Bronze Author Name: Karen Wheat Synopsis A recovered family photo album showcases the early days of American Samoa under a naval administration from 1907 to 1913. Wheat’s debut collection is a passionate combination of the personal and historical, culminating in her investigations into a family album of 52 black-and-white photographs and […]