Archive for Annual Ceremony

2014 Winners Announced

Geisel Award
Best Published Book
Layla Fiske
The Fig Orchard

Best Unpublished Memoir -Tie
Michael W. Berns

Best Unpublished Memoir -Tie
David Ward
Accidental Immigrants

Best Unpublished Novel
Neal Griffin
Benefit of the Doubt

Best Unpublished Novel for Children/Young Adult
David Applegate
The Other Side

Best Unpublished Short Story
Laurel K Wasserman
When the Nuthatch Sings

Best Published Lifestyle Book
Cooking & Home

Maria Desiderata Montana
San Diego Chef’s Table

Best Published Contemporary

Marivi Soliven
The Mango Bride

Best Published General
Fiction – Tie

Zoe Ghahremani
The Moon Daughter

Best Published General
Fiction – Tie

Janice Steinberg
The Tin Horse

Best Published Historical

Layla Fiske
The Fig Orchard

Best Published History,
Military, & Politics

Jay Stout
Unsung Eagles

Best Published Mystery
Sisters In Crime Award

Matt Coyle
Yesterday’s Echo

Best Published Romance
Lisa Kessler

Best Published SciFi/Fantasy
R.J. Johnson
Change in Management

Best Published Self-Help & Medicine
Peggy D. Snyder
The Ten Minute Cognitive

Best Published Anthology
Margaret Harmon
The Genie Who Had Wishes of
His Own

Best Published Spiritual & Inspirational
Don Eulert
Ritual Healing

Best Published YA Novel
Jennifer Anne Davis
The Voice

Best Published Business
Martha Lawrence, Cynthia
Olmstead, & Ken Blanchard
Trust Works

Best Published General Nonfiction – Tie
J. Craig Venter
Life at the Speed of Light

Best Published General Nonfiction -Tie
Liz Palika
Idiot’s Guides: Dog Training

Best Published Local Interest
Richard W. Crawford
San Diego Yesterday

Best Published Children’s Book – Tie
Salina Yoon

Best Published Children’s Book – Tie
Helen Foster James and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh
Paper Son

Best Published Action/Thriller
Mike Sirota
Freedom’s Hand

Best Published Biography
Simonetta Carr
Anselm of Canterbury

Best Published Memoir
Larry Edwards
Dare I Call it Murder?

Best Published YA – SciFi/Fantasy
Lori R. Lopez
The Fairy Fly

Best Published Travel
Colleen Lanin
The Travel Mama’s Guide

Best Published Poetry
Shadab Zeest Hashmi
Kohl and Chalk

Best Published Poetry Anthology
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
Magee Park Poets Anthology

2014 Finalists

Finalists in each category are listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Winners will be selected from among the finalists and announced at the awards ceremony. All entries were reviewed by at least three judges. The judging chairs reserved the right to combine subcategories depending on the number of entries received.

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2013 Winners Announced

Kids Write
1st place: Crystal Wang for Mokupuni Nalu
2nd place Alan Lunardhi for The Lake of Purity
3rd place: Richard Li for Battle for the Amulets

Poetry Chapbook 
Suburban Dissection by Tina Culp Barton

Unpublished Novel 
Still Born by Anne Marie Welsh

Unpublished Novel for Children & Young Adults
The Irene by Karen Bishop

Short Story
Rescue by John Michals

Published Poetry
Intimate Geography by Ishmael Von Heidrick-Barnes

Published Poetry Anthology 
Lantern Tree by Chris Baron, Heather Eudy, Cali Linfor, and Sabrina Youmans

Published General Fiction 
Grace by T. Greenwood

Published Anthology/Short Story Collection
Duty: Suspense and Mystery Stories by Martin Roy Hill

Published – Young Adult Fiction
The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner

Published – Children’s Fiction & Picture Book 
Anyway by Arthur Salm

Published – Children’s Nonfiction 
Imaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids by Carolyn Clarke

Published – Historical Fiction 
South of Burnt Rocks West of the Moon by G.J. Berger

Published – Romance 
Haole Wood by Dee DeTarsio

Published – Psychology & Self-Help 
Emotional Ophans by Cate Shepherd

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction by Rebecca E. Williams and Julie S. Kraft

Published -Spiritual & Inspirational 
Through God’s Eyes by Phil Bolsta

Published – Memoir
Challenged: A Tribute by Steve Grieger

Published – Biography  
I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story by Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock

Published – Action, Suspense, & Thriller 
Assassin’s Game by Gov. Dan Walker and Peggy Lang

Published – Mystery 
The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright

Published – Business 
The Mission Myth by Deirdre Maloney

Published – SciFi, Fantasy, & Horror 
The Colony by Blaine Readler

Published – Local Interest  
Hail Montezuma! by Seth Mallios

Published – History 
Fighter Group by Jay Stout

Published – Travel
Sailing the South Pacific by Lois Joy Hofmann

Published – Cookbook and Entertaining 
Photographs and Memories: Recipes from Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar by Ingrid Croce

Published – General Nonfiction  
Amazing Words by Richard Lederer

Geisel Award
The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright

2012 Winners Announced

2012 Award Ceremony 

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2012 Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery

Pictures from the 2012 San Diego Book Awards Ceremony held June 9, 2012.

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