IRDA Winners

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MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF

Rating: 4.5
As author Anna Hodges Oginsky goes through the Kubler–Ross steps of grieving after the sudden death of her beloved father, she writes about her personal approaches to finding meaning and relief.
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RICE & ROCKS

Rating: 4.5
A young boy goes on a journey with his aunt and magic pet parrot to see how people enjoy rice and beans all over the world.
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HUSBAND: My 40-Year Marriage to a Gay Man

Rating: 4.5
The subtitle of Joanne Blackwelder’s memoir, HUSBAND, says it all: “My Forty-Year Marriage To A Gay Man.”
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Sharing the beliefs and perspectives in: THE EVANGELICAL EXPERIENCE

Rating: 5
A former Evangelical Christian gives his experiences with the movement, and explains the beliefs and perspectives of those within it.
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BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN

Rating: 4.5
BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN is a solid fantasy quest adventure for early middle-grade readers.
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PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC

Rating: 5
PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC is the autobiography of Robert Slothower, a pioneer farmer and rancher whose life and adventures spanned several states and over eighty years.
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EXPECTING SUNSHINE

Rating: 5
The author, mourning for a baby son who died in her arms at birth, must confront the depths of her loss and find healing when she becomes pregnant with her third child.
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REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE: A recipe and resource guide

Rating: 4.5
REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE is the recipe and resource guide that proves eating well can be done deliciously.
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FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

Rating: 5
Christopher Zoukis, a prison inmate turned writer, advocate, and law student, offers a comprehensive guide to how to survive, avoid conflict, and seek out opportunities to better oneself while incarcerated.
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A JOURNEY WITH PANIC

Rating: 5
The authors explain cognitive behavioral techniques for dealing with panic attacks.
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Clint Marsh + Karima Cammell on their IRDA Winning THE TROLL COOKBOOK

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Don't feed the trolls—let the trolls feed you! Trolls are folkloric creatures found in many lands, and in these pages they offer us enchanting and personal ways to savor good food every day.
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Drugs, photography and murder in DARKROOM

Rating: 5
DARKROOM is a highly-polished atmospheric descent into a seedy world of drugs, murder and photography populated by vibrant characters.
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RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE

Rating: 4.5
RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE is a collection of twenty-five exquisite short stories artfully strung together by Best New American Voices nominee Nath Jones.
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Mary Maddox on her IRDA Winning DARKROOM

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Day Randall, a gifted but unstable photographer, has gone missing. No one cares except her friend Kelly, who follows the trail into an underworld of drugs, violence, and ruthless men who will do anything to protect their secrets.
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MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

Rating: 4.7
"Everything is one...we are all connected." That profound Maasai saying is the theme brilliantly explored through the characters and plot of this new romantic literary fiction.
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Whisker and the Pie Rats compete against other animal pirate crews for a coveted prize in: THE TROPHY OF CHAMPIONS

Rating: 5
The Pie Rat crew of the Apple Pie, Whisker, Ruby Rat, Fish Eye Fred, Pencil Leg Pete, Hook Hand Horace, and Captain Black Rat compete in a grueling tournament for the 25th Pirate Cup in this fun adventure for middle grade readers.
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Moving past inertia towards positive action and joy in: THE MORE YOU DO THE BETTER YOU FEEL – HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION AND LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE

Rating: 5
A well-organized method for overcoming procrastination and the depression that often accompanies is presented in this useful guide.
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Interactive travel and history in: THE WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF FRANCE

Rating: 4.5
A comprehensive collection of the most beautiful and historic cities, castles and monuments in France as classified by the World Heritage Sites by the United Nations.
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Stories about the paranormal in: SIGHTSEEING IN THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY TALES RETOLD BY A PSYCHIC BYSTANDER

Rating: 5
Here are 100 plus tales of the paranormal told by apparently “normal” people, gathered by a reporter and wife of a clairvoyant.
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Everyone can learn to effectively practice speed networking with information in NETWORKING KARMA

Rating: 5
With the help of nearly a dozen contributing experts in networking, career counselor and self-described introvert Tolstoi-Miller provides an easy-to-read and clearly expressed insider’s guide to quick and comfortable communication with potential business prospects through speed networking events.
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Meet Your 2016 IRDA Winners and Download Their Books Free--Today Only!

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Downloads of the winner's books are available today through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, along with author interviews, book samples, trailers and more at indiereader.com/irda2016.
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Teddy Bears rescue a boy from nightmare creatures in: MAX AND THE MARA

Rating: 5
In this action-packed, endearing young adult fiction, a group of brave, living teddy bears band together on a quest to rescue a boy kidnapped into the nightmare realm.