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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: 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




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



IRDA Category Winners/Fiction

Chick Lit
Lana Fray and the Grand Plan

by Maren S. Higbee

Contact: lana@lanafray.com




Children’s (Tie)


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 Tut

by Page McBrier

Contact: pagemcbrier@gmail.com







by Jeremy Gray

Contact: speeqr@gmail.com




the hockey


The Hockey Saint

by Howard Shapiro

Contact: howard@animaleast.com


Historical Fiction
Anna’s Bear

by O.W. Shumaker

Contact: billshumaker@gmail.com




the carpathian

The Carpathian Assignment

by Chip Wagar

Contact: cwagar@chopin.com




days of 1

Days of Amber

by Alex Chu

Contact: vhwang7@gmail.com



Literary Fiction
Mazie Baby

by Julie Frayn

Contact: julie@frayn.ca




Mystery/Suspense/Thriller (tie)



Fatal Redemption

by Lou Kilzer & Mark Boyden

Contact: thespark@rogers.com


Widow Walk

by Gerard LaSalle

Contact: authorgarlasalle@gmail.com




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




the wanton

The Wanton Life of My Friend Dave

by Tristan Wood

Contact: tristanwood.fiction@gmail.com



Science Fiction

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



by D. Hart St. Martin

Contact: dhstmartin@msn.com


Category Winners/Non-Fiction





by Christopher Madsen

Contact: justdoitchris@yahoo.com






Questioning Protocol

by Randi Redmond Oster

Contact: randi@wellpathpress.com


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 of a Serial Celibate

by Gregory McAllister

Contact: gregmca1@sover.net





Conscious Coupling

by Don Desroches

Contact: info@consciouscouplingthebook.com



Self help
wife for


Wife for Life

by Ramona Zabriskie

Contact: ramona@ramonazabriskie.com




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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