Abandon Brandon: A Memoir
Winner
2020 Hollywood Book Festival

Brandon James McDermott

Brandon spent his childhood living in and out of foster care. The abuses, poverty and lack of support he experienced as a child molded
and motivated him to do more and be more than he was shown. His story is one of survival, resilience, redemption, and hope.






As Butterfly To A River
Honorable Mention
2020 New England Book Festival

Gedda Ilves The fifth book of poetry from this highly respected Los Angeles poet, including new poems and selected poems from earlier books. Born in Harbin, China, Gedda Ilves grew up in Harbin and Shanghai, emigrating in 1949 and eventually arriving in Los Angeles by way of South Africa and Brazil.

Truth to Origin
Winner
2020 Hollywood Book Festival

Gregg K. Jann Self Discovery during North Bay Fire Strike leaving over 20,000 homeless, causing a link from soul searching from Founder of Reconciling Methodist Christian movement of stolen Intellectual Property of Peace Themes regarding the internet by way of his own use in his election he utilized in a school district untouched on the…

Moonlight Beach
Winner
2020 Hollywood Book Festival

Yurie Kiri Moonlight Beach and its neighboring hamlet of Rancho California, is a sleepy enclave where median home prices top $5,000,000. However bodies have been washing up on the Beach. Could it be sharks – hungry, hunting, doing what they do best? Or something else? Something sinister, dangerous, even supernatural?

The Last Lumenian
Winner
2020 New York Book Festival

S.G. Blaise This is a coming of age story of Lilla who is a princess and a rebel-in-disguise, fighting for the refugee’s freedom. But there is a bigger war on the horizon. She must learn to control her magic and defeat the dark god before He finds her.

Chief Among Us
Honorable Mention
2020 New York Book Festival

L. A. Noble Early Monday morning, Central employees received an email detailing the salary history of their peers. Chaos ensued; the building was evacuated. Security analyst Kristy Backman might have identified the emailer. She was murdered mid-morning. Payroll analyst Ramona Anderson may have explained what Kristy knew, but she was killed that evening.

The Hanford Plaintiffs
Winner
2020 San Francisco Book Festival

Trisha T Pritikin Many people, known as Hanford “downwinders,” have suffered with or have died from cancer and other radiogenic disease following exposure to airborne radiation secretly released throughout a vast area of the Pacific Northwest from the Hanford nuclear weapons facility in southcentral Washington State. The downwinders fought back. This is their story.

Kidnapped On Safari
Honorable Mention
2020 San Francisco Book Festival

Peter Riva The third book in the Mbuno & Pero series pulls terror from news’ headlines to create a gripping and expertly plotted international thriller for readers of John le Carré, Daniel Silva, and Iris Johansen. Kidnapped on Safari is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller set in deepest, darkest, Machiavellian,East Africa.

Next Therapist Please
Honorable Mention
2018 Hollywood Book Festival

Laurie Finkelstein Blessed with anxiety, depression, and OCD, and mom to a special needs child, Janie navigates six therapists to find fulfillment desperately craved. Add her sense of humor and an occasional margarita for a warm tale inspired by Finkelstein’s own experiences. Break the stigma; 10% of sales are donated to NAMI.

Intrigue at a Small Hotel
Winner
2016 Paris Book Festival

Elizabeth Cooke Sixth in a fictional series about The Hotel Marcel near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Elizabeth, an American widow in her 60s, pursues with passion her friends and strangers encountered in her sojourn in the hostelry of which she is so fond. With a view across the avenue, through the windows of the…