2022-2023 Reader Views Literary Awards FINALISTS!

Alphabetical Listing by Title

Winners announced March 6, 2023. Good luck to all!

#MINDSET A Research-Based to Understanding Motivation, Mary Kovach, Strategic Edge Innovation Publishing

A Bowl Full of Blah, Terry Varner, Independently Published
A Dream of Shadows, Peter Eliott, Further Press, LLC
A Fraction Stronger, Mark Berridge, Major Street Publishing
A Portion of Malice, Lloyd Jeffries, Buckminster Publishing
A Saint For Any Season, D.M Langdon, Vivid Publishing
A Slippery Shadow. Gary D. McGugan, Castelane
A Week with Waffles, Tom Speicher, Independently Published
Alice and Jack Hike the Grand Canyon, Amy Graves and Pam Schweitzer, Opalave Publishing
All In With Love, James Gardiner, Friesen Press
All Our Yesterdays, Forest Bowman, Independently Published
Almost Full Circle, Jacqueline Greer Graham, Independently Published
America’s Loveless Age, Noel Terry, BookBaby
Antonio’s Story, Linda Buzzeo Best, Outskirts Press
Around The Fire, Susan Muwanse Kasedde, AuthorHouse
Automatic Stay, Mark Shaiken, Independently Published
Azabu Getaway, Michael Pronko, Raked Gravel Press

Baby Ecology, Anya Dunham, Encradled Press
Because of the Night, Rue L’Hommedieu, Muse Literary
Bertie the Bouncy Beachball, Mandy Woolf, Leschenault Press
Biomechanics of Your Body, Tracy L Markley, Independently Published
Birdwatcher, Ann Greyson, Independently Published
Black Heart Words & Poems, Nikki Rawnsley, Black Heart Alchemi
Blood at the Root, Ciahnan Darrell, Atmosphere Press
Blood of The Hunted, Marc R. Micciola, Centaury Lilium Publishing
Boulder Girl, Cynthia L. Clark, Outskirts Press, Inc.

Catching the Wind, Steve Physioc, Independently Published
Cause for Elimination, Marla A. White, The Wild Rose Press
Chasing the Darkness, Cassie Sanchez, Morgan James Fiction
Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot, Regan W.H. Macauley, Mirror Publishing
Clouds: love poems from above the fray, Jon Meyer, Joshua Tree Interactive
Commissar: A Novel of Civil War Russia, D. V. Chernov, Troubador Publishing Ltd
Confessions of an Accidental Lawyer, Michael Stockham, Whistling Pigs Press
Conversations Behind the Kitchen Door, Emmanuel Laroche, Morgan James Publishing
Cuckoo Cuckoo, Nicholas Ponticello, Independently Published
Culver City, Brant Vickers, Atmosphere Press
Cutthroat Express, Bryan Cassiday, Independently Published

Dead Man’s Pose, Susan Rogers, John Roosen, Independently Published
Do Nothing, Miguel Angel Hernandez, Jr., Soaring High Publishing
Down Wind and Out of Sight, Douglas Richardson, Archway Publishing
Dragons in the Barn: Lola’s Adventures, Ennes Higgins, Independently Published
Drawing Close, Encountering Joy, Janice E Kirk, Resource Publications
Dusk Upon Elysium, Tamel Wino, Independently Published

Einstein in the Attic, Dana Dargos and Said Al Bizri, Independently Published
Einstein: The Man and His Mind, Gary S. Berger, Michael DiRuggiero, Damiani
Embracing the Darkness, Cassie Sanchez, Silver Labs Press
Emotional Magnetism, Sandy Gerber, Page Two Press

Finding Jane, Elizabeth Conte, Jane Writes Press
First Born Sons, Vincent Traughber Meis, Spectrum Books
Fit to Eat, Millie Osborne, Independently Published
Flounder!, Anita Turnage, Halo Publishing International
Forever In A Knight, J. Ryenae, Mahogany Pen Publishing LLC
Fragile Minds, Diane Lane Chambers, Ellexa Press

Gag Me: A Friday Harbor Novel, Susan Wingate, Roberts Press
God of Nothing: The All, Shane Scott, Independently Published
Good Night, Good Night, Victoria Beach, Rae St. Clair Bridgman, Friesen Press
Gracie And The Radar Girls, Karen J. Moore, KC Monkeybug Books

HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition, Gustavo J. Gomez, Halo Publishing International
HE IS! Knowing God through Fifty Scriptural Meditations, Mark R. Worden, West Bow Press
Healing Yesterday’s Tears, Kyli Santiago, Independently Published
Hidden Cash Uncovered, Christian Bishop, FLEXAT Publishing
How I Lost My Hair Raising Teenage Girls, Andrew McKinney, AM Press
How to Be Happy on Mondays, Bruce McCombs, Independently Published
Humony Leadership, Steven Howard, Caliente Press

I Am Jess, Jessica Fahl, Independently Published
Ichiro and the Great Mountain, W. Nikola-Lisa, Gyroscope Books
In Herschel’s Wake, Michael Wohl, Boyle & Dalton
Indoctrinated, Ron Malhotra, KMD Books
Irresistibly Vegan, Elvira Rodriguez Alonso, Independently Published
It’s Who We Are, Anthony Timiraos, Independently Published

Kick Ball Slay, Doug Dorsey, Studio 15 Publishing, Inc.
Kickass Presentations, Dan Fraser, Spirit Bear Books
Knowing You, Dr. Amanda Foo-Ryland, Panoma Press

Last Liar Standing, Danielle M. Wong, Red Adept Publishing
Leadership with a Servant’s Heart; Leading in Your Workplace, Kevin Wayne Johnson, Independently Published
Leaving Phoenix, Jafe Danbury, Jefe Press
Legacy Witches, Cass Kay, Dream the Dream
Legends of the Donut Shop, Terry Overton, Independently Published
Let Your Inner Golden Sparkle Shine, Sarah Vie, Muse Literary
Life Skills, Marian K. Volkman, Loving Healing Press
Like Sapphire Blue, Marisa Billions, Mirador Publishing
Little Lovable Lucy’s Big Day, Norma E. Roth and Shayna Rose Penn, Wag Your Tale Press
Lost Souls Recovered, Eric Walker, Torchflame Books

Make Me the Boss, Emily Tsitrian, Mar Chiquita Publishing
Make Your Author emPact, Stephanie Feger, Stargazer Publications
Miracles Through Hell, Jerry M. Elman, Waterview Books
Molly Morningstar: Molly On Ice, Andrea Coke, Adventures In Reverie Publishing
Moments in Time, Tom Locke, The Self Publishing Agency, Inc.
Mr. Taffle’s Pants of Insanity, Daniel Eric Finkel, Daniel Eric Finkel Productions
Mystic and the Secret of Happiness, Anne-Claire Szubaniska, ACAM Publishing

Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume II, Ghlee E. Woodworth, Independently Published
Nonni in Japan: Around the World at 80 Years Old!, Jon Svensson, Chaos To Order Publishing
Not Me! Speluncaphobia, Secrets and Hidden Treasure, Charlotte Stuart, Taylor and Seale Publishing
Not Your Job, Pierce Brantley, Invictas Publishing House

Officers Down, Eliot Sefrin, Independently Published
Our Threatened Kin – Fur, Feather & Fin, Dev Shah, Notion Press
Out Front the Following Sea, Leah Angstman, Regal House Publishing

Painting Joy: the Art and Life of Fernando Llort, Teddi Ahrens, Story Tree Prints
Pharoni, Colin Dodds, Independently Published
Piece of Work, Danielle Tantone, Independently Published
Pool of Tears, Melissa Rea, Melange Books
Praesidium, McKinley Aspen, Muse Literary

Red on White, J.P. Biddlecome, Independently Published
Reign Returned, Katie Keridan, SparkPress
Requiem For A Queen, Kaylin McFarren, Creative Edge Publishing
Roots and Wings, Lili-Ann Kriegler, Independently Published
Rue’s Butterfly, Donna McCart Welser, New Degree Press

Sabal Palms and the Southern Squall, Terry Overton, Emerald House Group
Salmon in the Seine, Norris Comer, Milspeak Books
Salt & Light; The Complete Jesus, Jonathan G. Dean, Independently Published
Saved by Hope, Jenny Lowe, Muse Literary
Scatter Seeds of Kindness, K.A. Bloch, Balboa Press
Schnooks, Crooks, Liars & Scoundrels, Gene Berardelli, New Degree Pres
Seeking Tranquility, Amy Schisler, Chesapeake Sunrise Publishing
Send Her Back and Other Stories, Munashe Kaseke, Mukana Press
Shifter, Michael J. Bowler, Independently Published
Soulful Return, Fidelis Mkparu, DX Varos Publishing
Space Monkey: Mars Mission Report, Leo, Atlas, and Dalton Lad, Independently Published
Spinner, Michael J. Bowler, Independently Published
Spoiler, Michael J. Bowler, Independently Published
Squishy Sand – Charlene McIver, Independently Published
Still, the Sky, Tom Pearson, Ransom Poet Publishers
Stranger in Love, Teymour Shahabi, PageWing
Stroke Recovery: What Now?,  Tracy L. Markley, Independently Published
Summer of No Rain, Laura Hunter, Bluewater Publications
Sweepings of the Street, Amanda Denney, Double J Press

Tale Of The Last Whale, Julie Irwin, Outskirts Press
The Arctic Quest, Minda Gomez, MoGo Multimedia
The Atheist and The Afterlife, Ray Catania, Limitless Productions
The Backpacker Lifecycle, Brendyn Zachary, Independently Published
The Blake-Lewin Family Cookbook of Traditional Jewish Recipes, Mark M. Bello, 8Grand Publications
The Bridge to Magic, Alex Thornbury, Shadow Lore Publishing
The C.R. Patterson and Sons Company, Christopher Nelson, Independently Published
The Dog Who Wanted To Be A Bird, Giuseppe Scarpine, Epaphus Publishing
The Exact Likeness of Living Persons, Margaret J. McMaster, Mansbridge Dunn Publishers
The First Assignment, Billy Kramer, Independently Published
The Four Worlds: The Truth, Skyler Ramirez, Independently Published
The Ghost Writer, Anne K. Hawkinson, Independently Published
The Gift of Gracie, Amy Heyman, Little Creek Press
The Inquisition and Other Stories, Michael Tabor, S&S BookEnds LLC
The Lapone Sisters, Barry Wilker, Archway Publishing
The Lighthouse, Glenn C. Daman, Crosslink Publishing
The Man Who Screams at Nightfall, Rush Leaming, Bridgewood
The Mindful Author, Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane, Independently Published
The Newlyweds’ Window, Mukana Press Anthology, Mukana Press
The Newton Chronicles: Soldiers, Temples, and Crystals, Terry Overton, Emerald House Group
The Orphan Carpenter, Kenneth Ian McQuarrie, Carpenter’s Son Publishing
The Outcast, Eve M. Riley, Independently Published
The Reluctant Scot, Liz Fogleman, Independently Published
The Shadow Of The Mole, Bob Van Laerhoven, Next Chapter
The Silence in the Sound, Dianne C. Braley, Koehler Books
The Trump Diaries 2024, Barry Robbins, Independently Published
The Underground Book Readers: The Secret Society, Terry Overton, Independently Published
The Vanishing, David Michael Slater, Library Tales Publishing
The Warlock’s Curse, C.B. Oresky, The Wild Rose Press
The Waxing Moon, Elli Morgan, Wild Rose Press
This Book Found You!, Beronica Parnham, Gatekeeper Press
This Distance We Call Love,  Carol Dines, Orison Books
This is the Sun, Elizabeth Everett, Science Naturally
To Pay Paul, Michael Scott Curnes, Down Wind Press
Toward a Model of Constitutions, Williams Kuttikadan, Houndstooth Press
True Love: 12 Christmas Stories My True Love Gave to Me, Ben Bongers, En Route Books & Media
Trust Your Intuition, Robin Pollak, Muse Literary
Turning the Corner, Ruozhen Ma,  Skylight Valley Creative Publishing

Unanimity, Alexandra Almeida, Spiral Worlds
Unlawful DISorder, David Jackson Ambrose, Jaded Ibis Press
Unlocking the Novella-in-Flash, Michael Loveday, Ad Hoc Fiction

Values First, Laura Eigel, Houndstooth Press
Verelyn the Dastardly, Brandon Baltes, Independently Published
Visible Strengths, Mary Mosope Adeyemi, New Degree Press

We The Presidents, Ronald Gruner, Libratum Press
What Does “Fine” Feel Like?, Sabrina Vandine Smith, Halo Publishing International
What Your Doctor Wants You to Know to Crush Medical Debt, Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, Independently Published
When Life Gives You Risk, Make Risk Theatre, Edwin Wong, Friesen Press
When Tomorrow Comes, DL Larson, Outskirts Press
Who Will Accompany You?, Meg Stafford with Kate Stafford and Gale Stafford, River Grove Books
Wolf Woman & Other Poems, Jo-Ann Vega, Outskirts Press
Women in Botany, Mary Wissinger, Science Naturally

You Have The Right to Remain Silent, Mark M. Bello, 8Grand Publications
Your Brain: The Engine to Your Body, Tracy Markley, Independently Published