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Arizona Book Publishing Association Announces 2009 Book Award Finalists


The finalists for the 2009 Arizona Book Awards hosted by the Arizona Book Publishing Association have been determined from more than 120 entries. Winners will be announced at a black-tie optional awards banquet that will be held May 9th at the Arizona Club in downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ, May 23, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The finalists for the 2009 Arizona Book Awards hosted by the Arizona Book Publishing Association have been determined from more than 120 entries. Judging took place during the last few months since the entry deadline at the end of January. Winners will be announced at a black-tie optional awards banquet that will be held May 9th at the Arizona Club in downtown Phoenix. The cost for the awards banquet is $60/person for members and non-members. Reservations can be made by calling 480-777-9250.

The finalists are:

Art (Art/Music/Photography)
The Trail of Painted Ponies, Karlynn Keyes/Rod Barker, The Trail of Painted Ponies, Inc.
Singing with Mind, Body & Soul, Betty Jeanne Chipman, Wheatmark, Inc.

Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs
Great Peacemakers, Ken Beller/Heather Chase, LTS Press
Sailing the Pink Sea, Debbie Huntsman, AppleStar Publishing
Misadventures of a Roving Cartoonist, Tom Gill/Tim Lasiuta, Five Star Publications, Inc.

Business/Career
Productivity Plus, Jim Temme, Five Star Publications, Inc.
The Big Gamble, Jose D. Roncal/Jose N. Abbo, Wheatmark, Inc.

Children-Fiction
Patriotic Pups, Nancy Arnold, Acacia Publishing, Inc.
Chase McKay Didn't Get Up Today, Cindy R. Williams, Goodfellow Publishing Service
How the Dung Beetle Earned Respect, T.L. Onstott, Wheatmark, Inc..

Children-Nonfiction
Gila Monsters, Conrad J. Storad, Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Coffee Table, Large Format
Images: Jack Dykinga's Grand Canyon, Jack Dykinga/Charles Bowden/Wayne Ranney, Arizona Highways

Cookbook
Potluck Survival Guide, Cherie Kimmons, Five Star Publications, Inc.
Cuisines of the Southwest, Dave Dewitt, Golden West Publishers

Education/Teaching/Academic
Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Great Potential Press
Online Journalism, 2nd Edition, James C. Foust, Holcomb Hathaway Publishers
A Life Worthy of the Gods, David Konstan, Parmenides Publishing

Health/Wellness/Nutrition
In Full Bloom, Ilchi Lee/Jessie Jones, Ph.D., BEST Life Media, LLC
Brush Your Teeth! Dr. David S. Ostreicher, Wheatmark, Inc.

History/Political
Great Peacemakers, Ken Beller/Heather Chase, LTS Press
Shootout at Miracle Valley, William R. Daniel, Wheatmark, Inc.
The Hidden Invasion of Iraq, Paulo Casaca, Acacia Publishing, Inc.

Humor/Comedy/Satire
How to Ruin a Vacation, Becky Bartness, Murder Mysteries, LLC

Juvenile/Young Adult-Nonfiction
Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers, Jan Cleere, Globe Pequot Press
When Life Throws You a Curve, Elizabeth Golden, Five Star Publications, Inc.

Multicultural
Transformation from Tragedy, Thomas R. Winkel/Nicola M. Winkel, WordPoint Publishing Group
Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya, Cindi Brown, Just One Voice

Mystery/Suspense
Anteater of Death, Betty Webb, Poisoned Pen Press
Blackman's Coffin, Mark de Castrigue, Poisoned Pen Press
Stranger Room, Frederick Ramsay, Poisoned Pen Press

Nature/Environment
Images: Jack Dykinga's Grand Canyon, Jack Dykinga/Charles Bowden/Wayne Ranney, Arizona Highways
The Desert Eternal, Connie Spittler/Bob Spittler, Blurb

Parenting/Family Issues
How to Parent So Children Will Learn, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Great Potential Press
Boosting Your Baby's Brain Power, Holly Engel-Smothers/Susan Heim, Great Potential Press

Poetry/Literary Criticism
A Radiant Curve, Luci Tapahonso, The University of Arizona Press
Where Clouds Are Formed, Ofelia Zepeda, The University of Arizona Press
Cowboy Poetry: Tracks That Won't Blow Out and Other Poems, Ray Owens, Cowboy Miner Productions

Popular Fiction
If I Die in Juarez, Stella Pope Duarte, Murder Mysteries, LLC
The Shut Mouth Society, James D. Best, Wheatmark, Inc.

Psychology/Self-Help
Brain Wave Vibration, Ilchi Lee, BEST Life Media, LLC
Cop Shock, 2nd Edition, Allen R. Kates, Holbrook Street Press
Living With Intensity, Dr. Susan Daniels/Michael Piechowski, Great Potential Press
Finding Your Authentic Voice, Andrea Beaulieu, Andrea Beaulieu Creates, LLC

Recreation/Sports
Jim Burns' Arizona Birds, Jim Burns, The University of Arizona Press
The Art of Pickleball, Gale H. Leach, Acacia Publishing, Inc.

Reference
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, Dr. Gabriel Hilkovtiz, BelVista Publishers, LLC
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, Brad Lancaster, Rainsource Press
The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed, Alan Korwin/David Kopel, Bloomfield Press

Regional
Kartchner Caverns, Neil Miller, The University of Arizona Press

Religion/Spirituality
One God, Many Paths, Amy Hirshberg Lederman, Wheatmark, Inc.
The Holy Koran, Mohamed K. Jasser, Acacia Publishing, Inc.

Science/Environment
Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, Ron Blakey/Wayne Ranney, Grand Canyon Association
Fossil Fuels, Conrad J. Storad, Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

Travel
Great Escapes Arizona, Teresa Bitler, Countryman Press

Best First Book by New Publisher
Transformation from Tragedy, Thomas R. Winkel/Nicola M. Winkel, WordPoint Publishing Group
Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya, Cindi Brown, Just One Voice

Founded in Phoenix in 1992, the Arizona Book Publishing Association’s mission is to advance and promote successful book publishing in Arizona through education, community involvement, cooperative effort, peer recognition, industry advocacy, and the support of 1st Amendment rights.

Membership is open to all publishers (including self-publishers), and associates such as printers, distributors, graphics and design firms, typographers, artists, booksellers, authors and others interested in the book publishing field. The annual membership fees for both publishers and associates is $125 and includes access to experts, contacts, referrals, professional growth, ongoing education, industry information, and joint marketing opportunities. The current ABPA President is Bill Fessler of Primer Publications 602-234-1574, Bill@PrimerPublications.com and ABPA’s Executive Director is Gwen Henson, 480-777-9250, gwen@azbookpub.com.

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Contact Information
Arizona Book Publishing Association
Gwen Henson
480-731-9626
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http://azbookpub.com
6340 S. Rural Road #118-152
Tempe, AZ 85283

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