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Florida Publishers Association 2009 President’s Book Awards

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Listed below are the books honored by the FPA President’s Book Awards. There are 16 different categories and one special category, President’s Pick, chosen by FPA’s President, Chris Angermann, of New Chapter Publisher, Sarasota, FL.

PICTURE BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — Adventures of Countess Pigula: “Up, Up and Away!” written and illustrated by Karen Freysinger, published by “A-Ha!” Elora Danan Productions, Inc. (Estero, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — Airport Mouse Explores on Opening Day by Ruth E. Clark, illustrated by Phil Jones, published by Hibiscus Publishing (Naples, FL); Airport Mouse Becomes a VIP/VIM World Traveler by Ruth E. Clark, illustrated by Phil Jones, published by Hibiscus Publishing (Naples, FL); and, Kersplatypus by Susan Mitchell, illustrated by Sherry Rogers, published by Sylvan Dell Publishing (Mount Pleasant, SC)

FLORIDA FICTION FOR CHILDREN

  • Gold Medal Winner — Florida Santa: Is He Real? How Do We Know It? by Ruth E. Clark, illustrated by Sarah Caterisano, published by Hibiscus Publishing (Naples, FL)

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — Unlock Your Educational Potential by Dr. Brian R. Haig and Jeffrey D. Haig, published by Maximize Your Education (Irvine, CA)

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — A Cord of Three Strands by Holly Moulder, published by White Pelican Press (Sharpsburg, GA)

CHILDREN’S FICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — The Mysterious Jamestown Suitcase: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, published by Tabby House (Mineral, VA)
  • Silver Medal Winners — Jonathan’s Journey to Mount Miapu by Ellen Wolfson Valladares, illustrated by Maureen Burdock, published by Argami Productions, LLC (Weston, FL); and Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, published by Tabby House (Mineral, VA)

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — Kiddish Yiddish: Jewish Traditions & Culture in Rhyme by Barbara Feltquate, illustrated by Tom Post, published Bardolf & Co. (Sarasota, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — Isabelle’s Dream: A Story and Activity Book for a Child’s Grief Journey by Betsy Bottino Arenella, published by Quality of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)

ADULT NONFICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — Everyday Symbols for Joyful Living by Dianne Durante, Ed.S., published by of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery by Philip H. Talbert, published by Astral Publishing (Fort Lauderdale, FL); and Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss by Eric Hipple, published by Quality of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)

MEMOIRS

  • Gold Medal Winner — Captured Horizons: An Artist’s Journey by Michael Judge, published by New Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy Into Triumph by Loretta “Faith” Harris, published by Children’s Heart Publishing Company (Orlando, FL); and, The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery by Philip H. Talbert, published by Astral Publishing (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

FLORIDA FICTION FOR ADULTS

  • Gold Medal Winner — Promise to Poppy: A Bath Pond Book by Lowell Teal (Windermere, FL)

FLORIDA NONFICTION FOR ADULTS

  • Gold Medal Winner — Treasured Waters: The Indian River Lagoon by Richard A. Kelly and Camille S. Yates, published by Pioneer River Press (Fort Pierce, FL)

ADULT FICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — MillTown by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (Punta Gorda, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — Alex and the Color of the Wind by Piero Rivolta, published by Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL)

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Gold Medal Winner — Tastefully Small Finger Sandwiches: Easy Party Sandwiches for All Occasions by Kim Hendrickson, published Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — ColorAlchemy: Self-Mastery with the Endless Supply of Color written and designed by Jami Lin, published by Earth Design, Inc. (Venice, FL)

COVER DESIGN

  • Gold Medal Winner — Tastefully Small Dessert Canapés: Bite-Sized Sweets for Easy Entertaining by Kim Hendrickson, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — Jazz from Row Six: Photographs 1981–2007 by Jean Germain, published by New Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL); and, Promise to Poppy: A Bath Pond Book by Lowell Teal (Windermere, FL)

COFFEE TABLE BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — Jazz from Row Six: Photographs 1981–2007 by Jean Germai, published by Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — Treasured Waters: The Indian River Lagoon by Richard A. Kelly and Camille S. Yates, published by Pioneer River Press LLC (Fort Pierce, FL)

BUSINESS BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — The Complete Guide to Robert’s Rules of Order Made Easy: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Rita Cook, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — The Complete Guide to Understanding, Controlling and Stopping Bullies & Bullying at Work: A Complete Guide for Managers, Supervisors, and Co-Workers by Margaret R. Kohut, MSW, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL); and, The Secret Power of Blogging by Bruce C. Brown, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)

POETRY BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — East of Pouring by William Drew Weinbrenner, published by Ahewlu Productions LLC (Orlando, FL)

PRESIDENT’S PICK

  • Gold Medal Winner — Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss by Eric Hipple, published by Quality of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)
 

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