2010 Finalists

Published Books—Nonfiction

Biography

Nancy Burnett, Journeys Home
Sarita Eastman, A Trail of Light: The Very Full Life of Dr. Anita Figueredo
Gayle Slate, Dana’s Legacy: From Heartbreak to Healing

Business

Ken Blanchard, Helping People Win at Work
Scott G. Kyle, The Power Curve
Bob Nelson, Keeping Up in a Down Economy
Lee Silber, Andrew Chapman, and Linda Krall, The Wild Idea Club

Children’s/Young Adult

Edward Hujsak, All About Rocket Engines
Judith Pinkerton Josephson, Nelson Mandela

Cooking and Crafts

Gaetano Cicciotti, Cicciotti’s Kitchen
Bernard Guillas, Flying Pans
Leslie Perlis, Dimensional Mosaics

Education

Beth Wagner Brust and Cynthia La Brie Norall, Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No
Michael Linsin, Dream Class

General

Michael Hemmingson, Star Trek: A Post-Structural Critique of the Original Series
Peter J. Munson, Iraq in Transition
Michael Oldstone, Viruses, Plagues, & History: Past, Present, and Future

History

Tom Basinski , Cross Country Evil
David Klauber, The Sounding
Amy Goodpaster Strebe, Flying For Her Country

Local Interest

Leland Fetzer, The Cuyamacas
Karla Ogilvie, Encinitas Insight
Linda H. Pequegnat, This Day in San Diego History

Memoir

Ella DeCastro Baron, Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment
Lew Decker, Fingerprints…A Coffeehouse Reader
Phyllis Pilgrim, The Hidden Passport: My Childhood Journey Through Japanese Concentration Camps in Java
Carol Poe Straubinger, My Chunk of a Century
Lac Su, I Love Yous Are for White People

Pets

Richard Lederer, A Treasury for Cat Lovers
Richard Lederer, A Treasury for Dog Lovers
Liz Palika , Puppy Love
Cindy Traisi, Because They Matter, Too

Self-Help & Medicine

Marilyn S. Beidler, Everyday Wellness
Kathi Burns, How to Master Your Muck
Giovanna Pang Garcia, Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke

Spirit/Inspiration

Pamela MacPhee, Delivering Hope
Dean Nelson, God Hides in Plain Sight
Sheryl L. Roush, Heart of a Military Woman

Travel

Diane Asitimbay, What’s Up America?
Nelson Copp, Cycling the Palm Springs Region
Bette Blaydes Pegas, Chasing a Dream in the Galápagos

 

Published Books—Fiction

Action/Thriller

Roger L. Conlee, The Hindenburg Letter
Brian Neary, Hawk

General Fiction

Eric Peterson, Life as a Sandwich
T. Greenwood, Two Rivers
William Roetzheim, Five Poet Plays

Historical Fiction

Renee Burch, Of My Hand’s Own Weaving
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, In the Lion’s Den
Betsy Jordan, Dante and Me: A Journey

Picture Book

Jeffrey Garcia, Santa Claus and the Molokai Mules
Heather Kraszewski, Surf Angel
Judy McSweeney, Laverne, the Runway Stowaway

Science Fiction & Fantasy

K.R. Johnson, The Eleventh Sense
Kirsten Imani Kasai, Ice Song

Children’s/Young Adult

Stacey Goldblatt, Girl to the Core
Milt Kogan, Escape to Montana
Walter G. Meyer, Rounding Third
Barrie Summy, I So Don’t Do Spooky

Published Books—Literary

Poetry

Brandon Cesmat, Light in All Directions
Natasha Josefowitz, Been There, Done That, Doing It Better!
Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña, The Book of Whispers

Anthology

Arthur Salm and Sandra Alcrosser, Editors, A Year in Ink, Vol. 2
Donna J. Watson, Michelle Sierra and Lucia Gbaya-Kanga, Editors, Lavandería
Robert Lundy and Elizabeth Yahn Williams, Editors, The Merging of Art and Poetry

Unpublished Works

Unpublished Short Story

Yvonne Nelson Perry, “In the Rain Forest”
Yvonne Nelson Perry, “The Picture Bride”
Larry Zeiger, “Fade In – Fade Out”

Unpublished Poetry Chapbook

Jeanne Carney, “Looking for Logos”
Kayla Krut, “How the Heavens Go”
Enriqueta Luíssi, “Eye to Eye”
Deborah Ramos, “Road Warriors”

Unpublished Memoir

Carl Nelson, Rise! Letters from Pop
Susan Ram, Season of the Cicada
Michelle Zive, Holding On and Letting Go: A Mother’s Story

Unpublished Young Adult Novel

Nancy Klann, Fate Carries Its Own Clock
Tone Milazzo, Picking Up the Ghost
Randy Morrison, Seven Moon Circus

Unpublished Novel

Laurel R. Barile, Descant
Richard Hicks, Murder by the Numbers
Siddharth Katragadda, Blood Siblings
Caroline McCullagh, The Labyrinth of Love