Meet Your 2014 IRDA Winners and Buy Their Books!

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Today at BEA, CJ Lyons, New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author announced the winners of the 2014 “IndieReader Discovery Awards”. Congrats to our winners!

Homepage Sub, News  •  May 31, 2014

Today at Book Expo America (BEA), the premiere book trade show which took place in New York City, CJ Lyons, New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of twenty-one novels and the first indie named to the Authors Guild, and Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader, announced the winners of the 2014 “IndieReader Discovery Awards”.

The judges on the IRDA panel included top people in all areas of the publishing industry, in concert with IndieReader’s trusty reviewers. Judging was based on the quality of writing and the originality of the story. There was a first, second and third place winner in each of the fiction and non-fiction categories, in addition to winners in various sub-categories, indicating that each book has received at least a 4-5 star review (out of 5 stars).

Without further ado, IndieReaders, meet this year’s winners!

2014 Fiction IRDA Overall Winners

orion poeOrion Poe and the Lost Explorer

by Will Summerhouse

Category: Middle Grade Fiction

Contact: willsummerhouse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

shatteredveil
Shattered Veil

by Tracy E. Banghart

Category: Young Adult

Contact: tracythewriter@me.com

 

 

 

 

cupcake

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu

by Ylleya Fields

Category: Kid’s Fiction

Contact: princesscupcakejones@gmail.com

 

 

 

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2014 Non-Fiction IRDA Overall Winners

99jobs99 Jobs

by Joe Cottonwood

Category: Memoir

Contact: joecottonwood@gmail.com

 

 

 


quotes
Quotable: 20 Years of Black and White

by Monica Emmons

Category: Inspirational

Contact: monica@quotablecards.com

 

 

 

 

wordupWord Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs

by Marcia Riefer Johnston

Category: Writing/Publishing

Contact: marcia_r_johnston@me.com

 

 

 

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IRDA Category Winners/Fiction

Chick Lit (Tie)
the latecomers smThe Latecomers Fan Club

by Diane Mulligan

Contact: dvmulligan@gmail.com

 

women'sWomen’s Work

by Kari Aguila

Contact: khetchme@gmail.com

 

 

Children’s (Tie)
PATHFINDER EQUINE PUBLICATIONS BOOKQuincy and Buck

by Camille Matthews

Contact: pathfinder1908@gmail.com

 

pie ratsPie Rats: The Forgotten Map

by Cameron Stelzer

Contact: cameron@daydreampress.com.au

 

Fantasy
the millennialMillennial Sword

by Shannon Phillips

Contact: shannon@sonic.net

 

Gift, Holiday
The ChristmasTreeThe Christmas Tree Elf

by Valentine D’Arcy Sheldon

Contact: valentinedarcy@gmail.com

 

Historical Fiction
the strange birthThe Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl

by Julian David Stone

Contact:sayheypa@aol.com

Horror
pivot smPivot

by L.C. Barlow

Contact: lindsey47162@hotmail.com

 

Humor
An AnimalAn Animal Life

by Howard Krum

Contact: hkrum@me.com

 

Literary Fiction
the hourThe Hour of Parade

by Alan Bray

Contact: al.bray22@gmail.com

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller (Tie)
the sparkThe Spark

by John Kenny

Contact: thespark@rogers.com

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller – Tie
red sandRed Sand

by Ronan Cray

Contact: ronancray@gmail.com/sethbscott@hotmail.com

 

Popular Fiction
dancingDancing on Rocks

by Rose Senehi

Contact: rsenehi@earthlink.net

 

Science Fiction
bloom smBloom

by Martin Kee

Contact: marlanlike@gmail.com

 

Short Stories
splitSplit Rock Road

by James McAllen

Contact: jimmcallen@aol.com

 

Women’s Fiction
that crazyThat Crazy Little Thing

by Kate Bracy

Contact: riverladee@yahoo.com

 

Young Adult
tainted lisenTainted

by D. Hart St. Martin

Contact: dhstmartin@msn.com

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Category Winners/Non-Fiction

Aging, Death & Dying
the new artNew Art of Dying

by Diane Burnside Murdock

Contact: dianemurd@gmail.com

 

Business
compassCOMPASS, Creating Exceptional Organizations: A Leader’s Guide

by William F. Brandt, Jr.

Contact: porterbookpromotions@gmail.com

Cooking/Baking
crazyCrazy for Italian Food

by Joe Famularo

Contact: jjfamularo@cs.com

 

 

History
young soldiersYoung Soldiers Amazing Warriors

by Robert H. Sholly

Contact: rsholly@usa.net

 

How-To
noseNose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand

by Len Napolitano

Contact: lsnapoli@earthlink.net

Inspirational/Spiritual
your wildYour Wild & Precious Life

by Jesse Gros

Contact: alexandria.zech@gmail.com

 

Kids
to keep smTo Keep My Body Safe I Have a Plan

by Katherine Escovitz + Amanda Miller/

Contact: amanda@littleblueprint.com

 

Memoir
the boy smallThe Boy Who Lived With Ghosts

by John Mitchell

Contact: john@onejohnmitchell.com

 

Poetry
the lightThe Light Changes

by Amy Billone

Contact: abillone@gmail.com

 

Self Help
out of the rabbitOut of the Rabbit Hole

by Sheri Bloom

Contact: sheribernstein@me.com

 

Sexuality/Relationship
he didHe Did You a Favor

by Debra Rogers

Contact: Janay@sparkpointstudio.com

 

True Crime
the bankThe Bank Holiday Murders

by Tom Wescott

Contact: tomwescott73@gmail.com