2008 Winners

Fourteenth Annual San Diego Book & Writing Awards Winners

Announced May 17, 2008

San Diego Book Awards 2008 - Geisal Award Winner - Bradley Steffens - Cover San Diego Book Awards 2008 - - Geisal Award Winner - Bradley Steffens Zoom

Theodor S. Geisel Award

Bradley Steffens, J.K. Rowling


Unpublished Works

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Laurie Richards cover zoom

Unpublished Short Story

Laurie Richards, “Merle’s Tale”

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Emily Vizzo cover zoom

Unpublished Poetry Chapbook

Emily Vizzo, Parts of the Hour

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Jean Anne Forsythe cover zoom

Unpublished Memoir

Stephen Gallup, What about the Boy? A Father’s Memoir

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Jean Anne Forsythe cover zoom

Unpublished Young Adult Novel

Jean Anne Forsythe, Trapped in Tranquility

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Judith L. Levine, The Shattered Blue Pot cover zoom

Unpublished Novel

Judith L. Levine, The Shattered Blue Pot


San Diego Book Awards Association

Published Books

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, Armando and the Blue Tarp School cover zoom

Picture Book

Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, Armando and the Blue Tarp School

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- cover zoom

Young Adult & Children’s Fiction

Karl L. Kruger, Pajo

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, Armando and the Blue Tarp School cover zoom

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Mel Freilicher, The Unmaking of Americans: 7 Lives           

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Taffy Cannon, Blood Matters cover zoom

Mystery/Thriller

Taffy Cannon, Blood Matters

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Susan Vreeland, Luncheon of the Boating Party cover zoom

Historical Fiction

Susan Vreeland, Luncheon of the Boating Party

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Daniel Reveles, Guacamole Dip cover zoom

General Fiction

Daniel Reveles, Guacamole Dip

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña and Chris Vannoy, Twenty Poems Against Love & a Song for the Air cover zoom

Poetry

Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña and Chris Vannoy, Twenty Poems Against Love & a Song for the Air

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Bettie B. Youngs, The House that Love Built cover zoom

Biography

Bettie B. Youngs, The House that Love Built

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Irv Jasinski, Win 'Em Over! Get Hired! cover zoom

Business

Irv Jasinski, Win ‘Em Over! Get Hired!

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Anne Gray, The World of Women in Classical Music cover zoom

General Nonfiction

Anne Gray, The World of Women in Classical Music

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - David Gruder, The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World. cover zoom

Health/Wellness

David Gruder, The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World.

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - David Noel Freedman and Pam Fox Kuhlken, What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter? cover zoom

History

David Noel Freedman and Pam Fox Kuhlken, What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Katrina Pescador & Alan Renga, Aviation in San Diego cover zoom

Local Interest

Katrina Pescador & Alan Renga, Aviation in San Diego

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Dan Walker, The Maverick and the Machine cover zoom

Memoir

Dan Walker, The Maverick and the Machine

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Robert Epstein, The Case Against Adolescence cover zoom

Social Science

Robert Epstein, The Case Against Adolescence

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Matthew J. Pallamary, Spirit Matters cover zoom

Spiritual

Matthew J. Pallamary, Spirit Matters

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner Cover - Bradley Steffens, J.K. Rowling cover zoom

Young Adult

Bradley Steffens, J.K. Rowling