2009 Winners

Announced May 16, 2009

San Diego Book Awards 2009 - Geisal Award Winner - Laurel Corona - Cover San Diego Book Awards 2009 - - Geisal Award Winner - Laurel Corona Zoom

Theodor S. Geisel Award

Laurel Corona, The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice


Published Books

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner cover zoom

Picture Book

Yale Strom, The Wedding that Saved a Town

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- Emily Vizzo cover zoom

General Fiction

Patricia Santana, Ghosts of El Grullo

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

Historical Fiction

Laurel Corona, The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice

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

Mystery/Thriller

Chet Cunningham, The Mystery of Hamlin Springs

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

Poetry

Richard Denner and Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña, Roses of Crimson Fire

San Diego Book Awards 2008 Winner- cover zoom

Business

E.S. Wibbeke, Global Business Leadership

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General Nonfiction

Deborah M. Schneider and Deborah Szekely, Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerto

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Health & Wellness

Karen Ronney, Proud Parents’ Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced Kids

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History

Marlene Wagman-Geller, Once Again to Zelda

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Biography

Michael Bart and Laurel Corona, Until Our Last Breath

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Local Interest, General

Richard Halsey, Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California

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Local Interest, Photographic

Ernie Cowan, Anza-Borrego: A Photographic Journey

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Memoir, General Interest

Bob Hamer, The Last Undercover

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Memoir, Local Interest

Victor Villaseñor, Crazy Loco Love

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Self-Help & Inspirational

Jill Badonsky, The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder


San Diego Book Awards Association

Unpublished Works

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

Unpublished Short Story

Diana Wallis Taylor, “Phipps and the Jay”

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Unpublished Poetry Chapbook

Claire Hsu Accomando, Evaporation

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

Unpublished Memoir

Virg Erwin, Cat Lo         

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

Unpublished Young Adult Novel

Cathy Worthington, Moskovsky Station

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

Unpublished Novel

Cathy Lubenski, Trashy Chic