2019 marked the 6th year of our book awards program, which takes as its mission rewarding excellence in publishing and helping readers find their way to books they will love. The 2019 winners and finalists were honored at that year’s annual conference in November.

Congratulations to IPNE’s 6th Annual

Book Awards Winners & Finalists


Book of the Year

Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness: Surrendering to Life By Cheryl Wilfong Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness:
Surrendering to Life

By Cheryl Wilfong
Heart Path Press


Literary Fiction

Junkyard at No Town • winner

By J.C. Myers
Rootstock Publishing

Tory Roof • Finalist

By Jill Baker
Sudbury Publishing Group

Courage in Fiction

Turkey Shoot

By Geoffrey Dutton
Perfidy Press

Genre Fiction

Premonition of Terror • winner

By Kathryn Orzech

Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr • finalist

By Margaret Porter

Children’s Books

Super Satya Saves the Day • winner

By Raakhee Mirchandani
Bharat Babies

Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh • finalist

By Wiley Blevins
One Elm Books

Young Adult

Street of Storytellers • Winner

By Doug Wilhelm
Rootstock Publishing

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend • Finalist

By Cheryl Carpinello,
Beyond Today Educator

Narrative Nonfiction

Sullivan’s Corner: The Last Years of the Farm • Winner

By Tom Clasby
Grasshopper Plain Press)

China in Another Time • Finalist

By Claire Malcolm Lintilhac
Rootstock Publishing

Creativity in Publishing

Animal Songs

By Julie Garnett
Peter E. Randall Publisher

Informational Nonfiction

Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Ferns of the Northeast • WINNER

By Heather Kelly
Heartwood Press

Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mother’s Stories • finalist

By Maggie Butler, Cheryl Gillespie, Jenny Radsma, Martha Rice, Jane Sloven


Parrot of the Sea: A Puffin • Winner

By Pat Lammers
Rootstock Publishing

Patchwork • Finalist

By Dorothy Devine

Coffee Table and Art Books

Iconic Cambridge

By Camila Chaves Cortes
Iconic Cambridge

Design & Promotional Campaign

Jacob’s Beach: The Mob, The Garden and The Golden Age of Boxing • WINNER

By Kevin Mitchell
Hamilcar Publications

Adventure in Pico Bonito • FINALIST

M.G. Alonzo Cortes