Archive for Book Awards

February Spotlight

By Art Seamans

The Bookman –

Biography of San Diegan Irwin Herman, known as “The Bookman”


Article From Point Loma Nazarene University News: 

The Spotlight is a monthly post highlighting published books by San Diego authors.

Deadlines for 2014 Contest!

The SDBA will accept entries through Jan 15, 2014 for unpublished categories and through Feb 28, 2014 for published categories.

- Unpublished novels, memoirs, and poetry chapbooks
- Published books with a copyright/pub date of 2013 (Dec 2012 also allowed)
- Short Stories

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of the following categories: Unpublished Novel, Unpublished Children/YA Novel, Unpublished Memoir, Poetry Chapbook, Short Story, Geisel Award (published books), Mystery (published books).

Click on the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES tab on the homepage for specific guidelines and entry forms (found at the end of each page). 

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Unpublished Novel 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Unpublished Novel for Children & Young Adults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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