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2015 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners

Meet Your 2015 IRDA Winners and Buy Their Books!

Today at BEA, Melissa Foster, New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author announced the winners of the 2015 IndieReader Discovery Awards. Congrats to all of our winners!

Homepage Sub, IR Staff  •  May 28, 2015

Today at Book Expo America (BEA), the premiere book trade show which took place in New York City, the 2015 IRDA winners were announced. Sharing the duties with Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader was Melissa Foster, a award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of 32 books (she has several more awaiting publication) which have together sold over 1 million copies.  Melissa is also the founder of the World Literary Cafe and Fostering Success.

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!

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2015 Fiction IRDA Overall Winners

finding flipper

Finding Flipper Frank

by Patrick M. Garry

Categories: Literary Fiction, Humor, Inspirational

Contact: pgarry@usd.edu

 

 

melt

Melt: There’s No Place Like Home

by Selene Castrovilla

Category: Young Adult

Contact: ldymcbeth@aol.com

 

 

deadly lies

Deadly Lies

by Chris Patchell

Category: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Contact: chris@chrispatchell.com

 

 

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2015 Non-Fiction IRDA Overall Winners

 

secrets of a hiring
Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach

by Lisa Quast

Categories: Business, Self-Help

Contact: ceo@careerwomaninc.com

 

 

saving mona
Saving Mona Lisa

by Gerri Chanel

Category: History

Contact: info@heliopa.net

 

 

the ankor
The Angkor Guidebook

by Andrew Booth

Category: Travel

Contact: cambodia@aboutasiatravel.com

 

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IRDA Category Winners/Fiction

Chick Lit
lana
Lana Fray and the Grand Plan

by Maren S. Higbee

Contact: lana@lanafray.com

 

 

 

Children’s (Tie)

hey,

Hey, Baby, Look!

by Kate Shannon

Contact: bluedreambooks@gmail.com

 

 

pie rats 3

The Island of Destiny (Pie Rats Book 3)

by Cameron Stelzer

Contact: cameron@daydreampress.com.au

 

 

 

abracadabra

Abracadabra Tut

by Page McBrier

Contact: pagemcbrier@gmail.com

 

 

 

Fantasy
grooveworld

 

Grooveworld

by Jeremy Gray

Contact: speeqr@gmail.com

 

 

GRAPHIC NOVEL

the hockey

 

The Hockey Saint

by Howard Shapiro

Contact: howard@animaleast.com

 

Historical Fiction
anna's
Anna’s Bear

by O.W. Shumaker

Contact: billshumaker@gmail.com

 

 

Horror

the carpathian

The Carpathian Assignment

by Chip Wagar

Contact: cwagar@chopin.com

 

 

Humor

days of 1

Days of Amber

by Alex Chu

Contact: vhwang7@gmail.com

 

 

Literary Fiction
mazie
Mazie Baby

by Julie Frayn

Contact: julie@frayn.ca

 

 

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller (tie)

fatal

 

Fatal Redemption

by Lou Kilzer & Mark Boyden

Contact: thespark@rogers.com

 

widow
Widow Walk

by Gerard LaSalle

Contact: authorgarlasalle@gmail.com

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

the other

The Other Son

by Allan Avidano

Contact: allan_avidano@hotmail.com

 

 

Popular Fiction

henry's re-entry

Henry’s Re-Entry

by Welcome Cole

Contact: welcomecole@caelstone.com

 

 

Romance

the wanton

The Wanton Life of My Friend Dave

by Tristan Wood

Contact: tristanwood.fiction@gmail.com

 

 

Science Fiction
spanners
Spanners

by Jonathan Maas

Contact: jonathan@jonmaas.com

 

 

 

Women’s Fiction
kate's escape
Kate’s Escape from the Billable Hour

by Petula Parker

Contact: therealtalia@hotmail.com

 

 

Young Adult

blooded

Blooded

by D. Hart St. Martin

Contact: dhstmartin@msn.com

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Category Winners/Non-Fiction

 

BIOGRAPHY

Rowdy

Rowdy

by Christopher Madsen

Contact: justdoitchris@yahoo.com

 

 

Health/Medicine

questioning

 

Questioning Protocol

by Randi Redmond Oster

Contact: randi@wellpathpress.com

 

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

by Len Napolitano

Contact: lsnapoli@earthlink.net

 

Memoir (TIE)

after action 1

After Action

by Dan Sheehan

Contact: sheehandb@gmail.com

 

 

salvation

Salvation of a Serial Celibate

by Gregory McAllister

Contact: gregmca1@sover.net

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS

conscious

Conscious Coupling

by Don Desroches

Contact: info@consciouscouplingthebook.com

 

 

Self help
wife for

 

Wife for Life

by Ramona Zabriskie

Contact: ramona@ramonazabriskie.com

 

 

TRAVEL

the punk

The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide

by Bob Oedy

Contact: boboedy@yahoo.com

Young Adult

little american

Little American Man

by Lior Lampert

Contact: sharongjonas@live.com

 

 

 

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