IRDA Winners

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THE UNNAMMED GIRL

THE UNNAMMED GIRL follows the path of a Confederate soldier compelled to return a gold-cased ambrotype of a young girl, found on the battlefield near a dying soldier, to his family.
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GATHER AND MAKE

GATHER AND MAKE affords readers the tools and instructions to grow a variety of plants and a month-by-month calendar of DIY crafts which incorporate them.
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STRANDED ON THIN ICE

STRANDED ON THIN ICE is a gripping, middle-grades adventure novel covering a single day and crackling with tension like the ice of its location — upstate New York’s Oneida Lake.
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THE UNSPOKEN TRUTH ABOUT RELIGION

Is God real or a supernatural being akin to Santa Claus or the Loch Ness Monster? One intriguing question investigated in THE UNSPOKEN TRUTH ABOUT RELIGION.
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BE MORE STRATEGIC IN BUSINESS

Step-by-step, BE MORE STRATEGIC IN BUSINESS guides readers through concrete steps to become stronger, more efficient leaders.
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FRECKLED: A Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii

Navigating life and death choices were typical when author Toby Neal was a child in FRECKLED: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP WILD IN HAWAII.
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ELASTIC GIRL

Tiny, entertaining 11-year old Muthu dreams of Bollywood stardom but becomes an abused, slave-like circus worker to help her impoverished family build a home.  
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RESURRECTION LILY

Through a blend of memoir and medical instruction RESURRECTION LILY tells of one woman’s struggle as a high-risk candidate for breast cancer and her triumph as an advocate for others who share that risk.
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ELEVATION

ELEVATION is a savory mélange of time travel, introspection about life’s wrong turns, and a long-simmering love story centered on a food blogger too busy to taste the loneliness in her life.
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OUT OF CONTEXT

OUT OF CONTEXT is a collection of poetry by Thom Kudla, the author of COMMENCEMENT, concerning relationships of heart, mind, and soul.
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COMMENCEMENT 

COMMENCEMENT is a collection of small poems organized into categories- alphabetical, numbers, senses, colors, directions, and question words.
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THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO BREAST CANCER

The author, having undergone treatment for breast cancer, offers advice for future patients on how to best manage their treatment process, choose a doctor, and decide what care is best for them.
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LIVE FOR THIS

LIVE FOR THIS is a gripping story showing how love can find people, even when they're at their worst.
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MADE FOR ME

Fresh out of options, a young woman auditions for a reality show to jump-start her career as a fashion designer.
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THEO AND THE FORBIDDEN LANGUAGE

THEO AND THE FORBIDDEN LANGUAGE follows the journey of a young rabbit from a small village as he sets out on a journey to use his secret knowledge of the written language to fulfill his destiny to defeat the humans that threaten all of animal-kind.
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PANCAKE MONEY

Two homicide detectives' investigation of the media-branded Holy Man Killer reveals a promiscuous devastation of lives rooted in family trauma, the ethical ambiguity of institutions, and blood-loyal culture.
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THE OLD WORLD DIES

A collection of individuals- an artist, two elderly ladies, a taxi driver and his beautiful Mexican wife - find their lives intersecting in a Paris ringed by rioting, crime-ridden social collapse.
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THE ART OF WORSHIP

A father passes down the knowledge of sex, love, and reverence in the steamy THE ART OF WORSHIP.
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CAVEMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Ella's life is turned upside down by a mysterious caveman whose unspeaking presence somehow alters everything she has always assumed to be true about her life.
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THE MIND OF GOD

Follow Elizabeth Greene as she tracks clues left by her suddenly missing father in THE MIND OF GOD.