PACIFIC BOOK AWARDS 2017

WINNERS & FINALISTS 

Best Book Cover Design Fiction

1. Feathers from Icarus – By: Bob Hodges
2. The Case of the Ex Who Plotted Revenge – By: Georgann Prochaska

 

Best Book Cover Design Non Fiction

1. The Trust about Cancer – By: TY M. Bollonger
2. Your Happy Genes – By: Dawson Church

 

Best Arts & Entertainment

1. Spots and Dots – By: Chez Picthall
2. Cats & Quilts – By: Jason Hamilton

 

Best Adventure

1. The Staff of Moses – By: Summer Lee
2. Shadow Game – By: Darryl Sollerh

 

Best Biography

1. Thomas Jefferson – From Boy to Man – By: Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox
2. Life on the Farm – By: Stanley J. Scherr

 

Best Business

1. How to Start Your Own Business – By: Daniel M. Hill
2. Owning Main Street – By: Patrick Pappano

 

Best Children’s Illustrated

1. Pepe Builds a Nest – By: Theodore Jerome Cohen
2. The Adventure of Zealy and Whubba – By: Roe De Pinto

 

Best Children’s Picture Book 5 and Younger

1. The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing – By: George Chiang
2. Whack, Whack, Whack, Goes the Tail! – By: Mark Rouillard

 

Best Children’s picture book 6 and older

1. The Fog – By: Kyo Maclear
2. The Great Treehouse War – By: Lisa Graff

 

Best Comedy & Humor

1. Fun & Games – By: David Michael Slater
2. What I’ve Learned – By: Christopher T. Heist

 

Best Cookbooks

1. Bangkok– By: Leela Punyaratabandhu
2. The Blossom Cookbook – By: Ronen Seri

 

Best Current Events & Politics

1. Let There Be Spring– By:  Lofty Basta, MD, FRCP, FACC
2. 5 Rockstars of American Revolution – By: Christina Frei

 

Best Education

1. That’s Special – By:   Dan Henderson
2. The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools (Justice and Peacebuilding) – By: Katherine Evans & Dorothy Vaandering

 

Best Fantasy

1. Flame in the Mist– By:   Renée Ahdieh
2. Maya Rising – By: Melissa Roen

 

Best Fiction

1. Remembrance of Blue Roses – By:   Yorker Keith
2. Broken Places – By: R. Anthony Martin

 

Best Health

1. Toxic Food Nation – By: George M. Burnell, MD
2. Changing You – By: D. Cole Clifford

 

Best History

1. Let There Be Spring – By: Lofty Basta, MD, FRCP, FACC
2. Rational Polemics:  Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life  – By: Richard Todd Devens

 

Best Historical-Fiction

1. ‘290’ Volume II: The Laird Ginboat – By: Donn Wonnell
2. Orchids of War – By: Denise Frisino

 

Best Humor

1. Those Crazy Notions of Otherwise Intelligent People – By: Joel Michael Dorr
2. Groovy Times – By: Lance Smith

 

Best Inspirational

1. 10 Messages Your Angels Want You to Know – By: Doreen Virture
2. The 7 Most Powerful Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever – By: Adam Houge

 

Best Memoir

1. Fused: A Memoir of Childhood OCD & Adult Obsession – By: Dr. James Manning
2. Storm in a Teacup – By: Captain Paul Green

 

Best Mystery

1. Key West Interlude – By: Lois Richman
2. Hospital Hill – By: Katherine Anderson

 

Best Non-Fiction

1. The Rise and Fall of Paradise – By: I. K. Fleming
2. Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases – By: Shoba Sivaprassad Wadhia

 

Best Paranormal

1. Fire and Frost – By:  Alicia Rades
2. Angel Unborn: By: Andris Bear

 

Best Paranormal

1. Fire and Frost – By:   Alicia Rades
2. Angel Unborn: By: Andris Bear

 

Best Parenting & Family

1.The 5 Languages of Children – By:   Gary D. Chapman and Ross Campbell
2. The Home School Advantage: A Public Schoolteacher’s Case for Homeschooling – By: John Evans

 

Best Pets

1.Sobaka: Finds a Home – By:   Becky Williams
2. Smoky the Cowhorse – By: Will James

 

Best Philosophy

1. Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing – By:   William Irwin
2. Philosophy of Fearism – By: Desh Subba

 

Best Psychology

1.What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide to Life – By:   Dawn Wells
2. One Good Life: My Tips, My Wisdom, My Story – By: Jill Nystul

 

Best Poetry

1. Brightness from the Shadows – By:   Jon M. Nelson
2. The East Deck Motel and Selected Poetry – By: Theodore M. Wandzilak, M.D.

 

Best Reference

1. Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Delicious Edibles into Your Landscape – By:   Angela England
2. Reference Guide for Essential Oils – By: Connie and Alan Higley

 

Best Relationships

1. Roots and Fences – By:   Sharon Gregory Duncan, EdD
2. Building Better Humans – By: David and Lisa Davoust

 

Best Religion/Spirituality

1. 7 Secrets to Power Praying: How to Access God’s Wisdom and Miracles Every Day – By:   Jane Glenchur
2. Hearing God’s Voice Made Simple (The Kingdom of God Made Simple) (Volume 3) – By: Praying Medic

 

Best Romance

1. When Dimple Met Rishi – By: Sandhya Menon
2. Looking Glass Friends: A Novel Inspired by Real Love Letters – By: E.L. Neve

 

Best Science Fiction

1. When Planets Fall– By:   Abby J. Reed
2. Crewe Chase and the Jet Reapers – By:  E. Sisco

 

Best Self-Help

1. Sacred Six: The Simple Step-by-Step Process for Focusing Your Attention and Recovering Your Dreams – By: J.B. Glossinger, M.B.A, Ph.D.
2. Your Life in Color: Empowering Your Soul with the Energy of Color – By: Dougall Fraser

 

Best Short Stories

1. A Familiar Face: And Other Stories – By: Scotty Weeks
2. Transit Dreams –By: Antonio Simon, Jr.

 

Best Sports

1. Game Changer: John Mclendon and the Secret Game – By: John Coy
2. Duel for the Crown: Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing’s Greatest Rivalry –By: Linda Carroll and David Rosner

 

Best Suspense

1. A Grave Calling – By: Wendy Roberts
2. The Chalk Pit – By: Elly Griffiths

 

Best Thriller

1. The Long Drop – By: Denise Mina
2. Bird Box– By: Josh Malerman

  

Best Travel

1. Murder In Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy – By: Helene Stapinski
2. Travel Stories and Highlights– By: Robert Fear

 

Best Young Adult

1. Dragon’s Green– By: Scarlett Thomas
2. Aramid– By: Paul Haddad

 

Best Westerns

1. Six Months in Montana – By: Pamela M. Kelley
2. High Plains Ambush: A Western (The Blood on the Plains Western Series Book 1) – By: John D. Fie. Jr and Bruce G. Bennett