Dark Times
Honorable Mention
2021 New York Book Festival

Michael Gerhartz

Author, Michael Gerhartz, has delivered a truly masterful work of fiction. DARK TIMES follows the story of Natascha, a once most-wanted terrorist who is looking to live a normal life but is forced into another mission after discovering a sinister criminal operation at a nearby abbey. The story is fast-paced, engaging and filled with action. 
The characters are relatable and the protagonist, Natascha, is a complex heroine you’ll want to root for. Overall, the book offers a unique take on the traditional thriller with multiple twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A real page turner!





La petite lumière blanche
Honorable Mention
2021 Paris Book Festival

Judy Ann Lowe This uplifting children’s story is a little girl and the spiritual white light that brings her comfort at night and during the day. A bedtime classic with heartwarming, watercolor illustrations.

An Irish Lullaby
Honorable Mention
2021 Paris Book Festival

Louis Michael Manzo “An Irish Lullaby by Louis Manzo inspires belief in the miraculous.” “…This book is a story of hope, faith, love, deception, forgiveness, and pain. It is real-life.”

The Angle of Flickering Light
Honorable Mention
2021 Paris Book Festival

Gina Troisi THE ANGLE OF FLICKERING LIGHT is about parental deception and infidelity; it explores what it means for a girl to run recklessly into womanhood, clinging to any version of love, making temporary homes for herself again and again, before finally discovering what it means to become rooted.

Splat !
Honorable Mention
2021 Paris Book Festival

Adele Irving This is a beautifully written, easy to read memoir which takes the reader from emotional lows to emotional highs – sadness, anger and amazement! When faced with what feels insurmountable life issues, the author is able to pull on boundless energy, tenacity and courage. And more importantly, a vital message in this memoir…

AfterLIFE, Waking Up from My American Dream
Honorable Mention
2021 Paris Book Festival

Carlo Pietro Sanfilippo If you are ready to take your life in a different direction, AfterLIFE will inspire you to realize you can do it. No matter what kind of life you are trying to create, AfterLIFE: Waking Up from My American Dream tells a real-life story about stepping into your true self. It empowers…

With Wanton Disregard
Honorable Mention
2021 Paris Book Festival

Gwen Banta A fast paced and powerful detective story set in the underbelly of Long Beach, California this thriller explores diverse lives on the razor’s edge. Both gritty and darkly humorous, With Wanton Disregard is a nail-biting whodunnit all the way through to the explosive ending.

The Picture Wall: One Woman’s Story…
Honorable Mention
2021 Hollywood Book Festival

C.A. Gibbs The Picture Wall: One Woman’s Story of Being (His) (Her) Their Mother takes us on an intimate and emotional journey as the author comes to terms with what it really means to let go as a child grows up to live their own authentic life, on their own terms.

Unnatural Resources
Honorable Mention
2021 San Francisco Book Festival

Mindy Uhrlaub When her Congolese village is destroyed by an invading militia group, eleven-year-old Therese is injured and outcast. Stranded with her little brother’s best friend in a war-torn jungle, she is forced to make a choice: lie down and become another victim of the war or stand up and survive. This book tells the…

For a Fee of 2 Shillings
Honorable Mention
2021 Hollywood Book Festival

Faye Whittaker Fate weaves its tricky threads amongst the garment of intrigue and mystery shrouding Miri, a beautiful young Maori woman. Her attempt to materialise her childhood obsession and fantasy to be other than she is, only serves to create a mantle of despair to hover over her life. Her choices, and her mistakes, impact…