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Congrats to our 2015 USA Best Book Award winners!

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Congratulations to all our wonderful She Writes Press authors who earned a place among the 2015 USA Best Book Awards winners and finalists. We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see how the rest of awards season pans out!

Thousands of indie authors and presses submit their books to these awards and to the others we’ll be submitting to throughout the upcoming year. Coming off all the awards that were won last season, the volume of She Writes Press inclusions on this list continues to be incredibly impressive and proves that She Writes Press is a major player in publishing, thanks to all the hard work you do.

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Congratulations to all the @shewritespress and @gosparkpress authors who were honored by the #USABOOK awards!

See the full list of winners and finalists, including authors from both SparkPress and BookSparks, here.

SHE WRITES PRESS MENTIONS

Autobiography/Memoirs

Finalist

Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg

Business: General 

Finalist

People Leadership: 30 Proven Ways to Increase Employee Engagement and Get Results Now by Gina Folk

Fiction: Chick Lit / Women’s Lit 

Finalist

Just the Facts: A Novel by Ellen Sherman

Finalist

Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff

Fiction: General

Finalist

Pieces: A Novel by Maria Kostaki

 Finalist

Play for Me by Celine Keating 

Fiction: Historical

Finalist

The Island of Worthy Boys by Connie Hertzberg Mayo

 Finalist

The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger 

Fiction: Literary

Finalist

How to Grow an Addict by J.A. Wright

Gay & Lesbian Non-Fiction 

Finalist

Uncovered by Leah Lax

 Health: Psychology & Mental Health

Finalist

The S Word: A Memoir About Secrets by Paolina Milana

Narrative: Non-Fiction

Finalist

Don’t Leave Yet: How My Mother’s Alzheimer’s Opened My Heart by Constance Hanstedt

Finalist

Fire Season: My Journey From Ruin to Redemption by Hollye Dexter

Self-Help: Motivational

Finalist

The Thriver’s Edge: Seven Keys to Transform the Way You Live, Love, and Lead by Donna Stoneham

Social Change 

Finalist

The Outskirts of Hope by Jo Ivester

Travel: Guides & Essays

Finalist 

This is Mexico by Carol M. Merchasin

Women’s Issues

Finalist

Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse by Roberta Dolan  

Finalist

Stop Giving It Away: How to Stop Self-Sacrificing and Start Claiming Your Space, Power, and Happiness by Cherilynn M. Veland LCSW, MSW

SPARKPRESS MENTIONS

Best Cover Design: Fiction

Winner

The Red Sun: Book One, Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams

Children’s Fiction

Winner

The Red Sun: Book One, Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams

Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction

Finalist

The Coal Thief by Alane Adams, illustrated by Lauren Gallegos

Cookbooks: General

Finalist

Go Clean, Sexy You: A Seasonal Guide to Detoxing and Staying Healthy by Lisa Consiglio Ryan

Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit

Finalist

The Balance Project by Susie Orman Schnall

Fiction: General

Finalist

Huskers by Strat Warden

Fiction: Historical

Finalist

The Year of Necessary Lies: A Novel by Kris Radish

Fiction: Young Adult

Finalist

Bear Witness: A Novel by Melissa Clark

Finalist

Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips

BOOKSPARKS MENTIONS

Fiction: Multicultural

Finalist

 Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani

Fiction: General

Winner

The Word Game by Steena Holmes 

Finalist

The Memory Child by Steena Holmes

Best New Fiction

Finalist

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

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