Stroke Recovery What Now?
Honorable Mention
2023 Southern California Book Festival

Tracy L Markley

In “Stroke Recovery; What Now? When Physical Therapy Ends but Your Recovery Continues” Tracy brings as much knowledge and experience as she can, with hope to help survivors continue with their personal stroke recovery.
She teaches about the biomechanics of the body’s movements based on science. Tracy has helped several survivors achieve continued success in their stroke recovery. In “Stroke Recovery; What Now?” Tracy’s desire is to bring understanding to why specific muscles must be strengthened before other movements in the body can improve. Included in this book, are several important exercises for survivors and anyone who wants to become more stable when they stand and walk. There are also descriptions of why each exercise works.






I’m Not Stupid, I Have Hearing Loss
Honorable Mention
2023 Southern California Book Festival

Tracy L Markley As someone who was possibly born with hearing loss, the author’s hearing loss became more severe as she grew up. Tracy was a child who struggled in school at the age when the essential skills of reading, writing, and comprehension developed. These skills have always been a challenge throughout her life. In…

n Search of Tom Slick: Explorer and Visionary
Runner-up
2022 New England Book Festival

Catherine Nixon Cooke A larger-than-life Texas oilman, entrepreneur, and explorer, Tom Slick trekked the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti, developed new breeds of cattle and grasses, founded five scientific research institutes, and wrote two books on world peace before his untimely and mysterious death in 1962. His relentless search for adventure and knowledge…

In the Time of Madmen
Honorable Mention
2022 New England Book Festival

Mark A. Prelas A journey of discovery for one family against world events of the past 125 years. Hope love and resilience sustained them. Identity is a product of time and place. Who we are is linked to the forces of history. The present rise of strongmen provides a cautionary lesson for us

Spirit of a Hummingbird
Honorable Mention
2022 New England Book Festival

Felicia Thai Heath “Raw, compelling and unapologetic. This brilliantly written original narrative takes you down an inspiring journey of resilience and perseverance. A must read!” – Calvin Singh, Emmy-Nominated TV Producer

Captain ChickenFish and the Wonky Wormholes
Honorable Mention
2022 Hollywood Book Festival

Lindsay T. Hocking An alien boy accidentally crashes on earth when his Wormhole Generator malfunctions, and he’s helped by Katie and her friends to fix it so he can get back home across the universe. They use wormholes to jump about in time and space as they hunt down what’s needed for repairs, confronting wild…

Limerick Comics
Honorable Mention
2022 Paris Book Festival

Robert Hoyman Limerick Comics, winner of the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold 1st-Place Medal for Poetry, and Reviewer’s Choice Award is a unique blend of poetry and nonfiction. The 32-page collection offers a lighthearted original limerick on a diverse range of history and science topics, accompanied by intriguing facts, presented in entertaining comics. Each…

Saving Sophie
Winner
2022 Paris Book Festival

Debbie Schrack A seventeen-year-old boy falls in love with the sole survivor of a devastating car accident caused by his half-brother.

One Student At A Time
Runner-up
2022 Paris Book Festival

Ken Rand One Student at a Time is a memoir of my extraordinary teaching career including some of my incredible and memorable life experiences. My adventures in teaching and life are a roller-coaster ride of failures, successes, frustrations, and pure joy. The purpose of this book is to take the reader with me on my…

Once in a Lifetime
Honorable Mention
2022 Paris Book Festival

Suzanne Mattaboni In 1984, quirky art student Jessica spends a wild summer waitressing in a bohemian restaurant town, scrounging up tips to fund a dream semester in London. When daredevil New Wave guitarist Whit spins her head like a record, will he leave Jess as damaged as her cracked-glass mosaic art projects?