Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winners

 

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2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner

  • Behind the Mask by Dana Ridenour

$100 Drawing Winner

  • The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann, illustrated by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus

Aging/Senior Living

  • 1st Place: Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's: The Story of Pearl by Patricia M. McClure
  • 2nd Place: Where Do We Go? (Forever) by James Weinsier, illustrated by Mahfuja Selim

Animals/Pets

  • 1st Place: A Home for Abigail by S. Marriott Cook

Best Cover Design

  • 1st Place: The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon by Pamela Cannalte, illustrated by Steven Beutler, Designed by Jody Mattics
  • 2nd Place (tie): Cloning Noah by Cheri Barton Ross
  • 2nd Place (tie): The Accidental Vigilante by Robert Sterling Hecker
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift
    Forever Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz

Best Illustrations

  • 1st Place: The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann, illustrated by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus

Best Interior Design

  • 1st Place: The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon by Pamela Cannalte, illustrated by Steven Beutler, Designed by Jody Mattics

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

  • 1st Place: The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father's Extraordinary Adventures; A Son's Challenge by Horace Dade Ashton, Marc Ashton, Libby J. Atwater
  • 2nd Place: The Host with the Most: Tales of a Tattooed Television Personality by Todd Newton
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's: The Story of Pearl by Patricia M. McClure
    Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift
    Blueprints of Sir Michael by J. Moffett Walker

Book Series

  • Honorable Mention: Saving St. Rita, Conversion! by Anthony J. Yanik

Children's Activity Books

  • 1st Place: If It Does Not Grow: Say No - Eatable Activities for Kids by Kerry Alison Wekelo

Children's Chapter Books

  • 1st Place: Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures series by JoAnn Wagner, illustrated by David Darchicourt
    (Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Pigonia, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Bermuda, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in San Juan, PR , Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Cozumel, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in New York City, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Vancouver, Sir Pigglesworth's First Adventure)
  • 2nd Place: A Trip to Remember by Michele Spry

Children's Picture Books 5 & Younger

  • 1st Place: Animal abc: Book to Look by Gabriela Rzepecka-Weiß
  • 2nd Place: Forest Wonder by Caroline Tuohey, illustrated by Muza Ulasowski
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Alpaca Buddies: Better Together by Gretchen Hamilton, illustrated by J. Ross Hamilton
    Quackers Wants to Fly by Susan Wolff, illustrated by Justin Currie
    Caroline Girls by Heather Chastain

Picture Books 6 & Older

  • 1st Place (tie): How the Bunny Learned to Fly by Sean David Maday
  • 1st Place (tie): Dragons are Real by Valarie Budayr, illustrated by Michael Welply
  • 2nd Place (tie): Completely Rainbow by Amy Louise
  • 2nd Place (tie): The Reading Promise by Troy Kent, illustrated by Elisa Moriconi
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Where is Robin? (USA) by Robin Barone, illustrated by Robyn Mitchell
    Where Do We Go? (Forever) by James Weinsier, illustrated by Mahfuja Selim
    The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann, illustrated by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus
    Harvey, Who's Good at Nothing by Eric Eddy
    One Hot Mess: A Child's Environmental Fable by J.E. Rogers, illustrated by Guy Atherfold
    A Home for Abigail by S. Marriott Cook
    Little Soldier by Denetra Moore, illustrated by Quanisha Eaton

Cultural Diversity

  • 1st Place: Just Indian by Jackie Neypes, illustrated by Tyrelle Smith

Educational

  • 1st Place: The Tales of Reese: Finn's Wish by Rachel Mahan, illustrated by Gau Family Studio

Fiction - Novel

  • 1st Place: Behind the Mask by Dana Ridenour
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mentions:
    The Accidental Vigilante by Robert Sterling Hecker
    Night Radio: A Love Story by David W. Berner
    Cloning Noah by Cheri Barton Ross

Health

  • Honorable Mentions:
    Mary's Clover: A Story about Medication Safety by Nila E. Sturlin
    Path to a Healthy Mind & Body by Connie Rogers
    Your Holistically Hot Transformation by Marissa Vicario

Historical Fiction

  • 1st Place: The Seeds of Injustice by Micheal Jimerson

Historical Nonfiction

  • 1st Place: The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father's Extraordinary Adventures; A Son's Challenge by Horace Dade Ashton, Marc Ashton, Libby J. Atwater

Humor

  • 1st Place: Stinky Blinky by Troy Kent, illustrated by Amanda Erb

Middle Grade Fiction

  • 1st Place: Star Sapphire and the Land of Gems: The Crystal Cavern (Book 3) by Anthony Pardoe
  • 2nd Place: Koolura and the Mayans by Michael Thal
  • Honorable Mention: Star Sapphire and the Land of Gems: The Ride of Doom (Book One) by Anthony Pardoe

Military

  • 1st Place: A Trip to Remember by Michele Spry

Mystery

  • 1st Place: The Accidental Vigilante by Robert Sterling Hecker
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy

Newbie - First Time Author (Fiction)

  • 1st Place: Behind the Mask by Dana Ridenour
  • 2nd Place: Blind Redemption by Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Crossing Borders by Debra Sue Brice
    How the Bunny Learned to Fly by Sean David Maday
    Alpaca Buddies: Better Together by Gretchen Hamilton, illustrated by J. Ross Hamilton

Newbie - First Time Author (Nonfiction)

  • 1st Place: Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift

Other Nonfiction

  • 1st Place: The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon by Pamela Cannalte, illustrated by Steven Beutler, Designed by Jody Mattics

Parenting

  • 1st Place: The Reading Promise by Troy Kent, illustrated by Elisa Moriconi

Poetry

  • 1st Place: Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation by Kat Lehmann
  • 2nd Place: Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies by Betty Jo Tucker, illustrated by Denise Cassino

Relationships

  • 1st Place: Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's: The Story of Pearl by Patricia M. McClure
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy

Religion/Spirituality

  • 1st Place: The Apocalyptic Gospel: Mystery, Revelation, and Common Sense by Justin Mark Staller
  • 2nd Place: Walking with Herb: A Spiritual Golfing Journey to the Masters by Joe S. Bullock

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • 1st Place: String by Timothy Bryant Spear

Self-Help/Inspirational

  • 1st Place: Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift

Sports and Exercise

  • 1st Place: Forever Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz

Westerns

  • 1st Place: The Seeds of Injustice by Micheal Jimerson

Women's Interests

  • Honorable Mention: The Athena Prodigies: Empowering Women Empowering Girls by Danielle Joworski

Young Adult Fiction

  • 1st Place: Ascension by Hannah Rials
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy

Young Adult Nonfiction

  • 1st Place: Forever Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz

Youth Author Fiction

  • Honorable Mention: The Transmalians by Medhaa Banaji

2015 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner

  • Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer

Aging

  • 1st Place - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer

Animals/Pets

  • 1st Place - Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed, illustrated by Izzy Bean
  • Honorable Mention - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez

Autobiography/Memoir

  • 2nd Place - On the Literary Road with a Writer by Percy Varrants

Best Cover Design

  • 2nd Place - Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato

Best Interior Design

  • 2nd Place - Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

Best Photography/Illustrations

  • 1st Place ($100 Drawing Winner) - The Tiny Portrait by Heidi Carla, illustrated by Karla Cinquanta
  • 2nd Place - Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
  • Honorable Mention - Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
  • Honorable Mention - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

  • 2nd Place - With Angel's Wings by Stephanie A. Collins
  • Honorable Mention - Into Exile: A Life Story of War and Peace by Elin Toona Gottschalk

Book Trailer

  • 2nd Place - The Legend of Dragonfly Pond: Book Five by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mention - My Day in Heaven with my Lil Sister by Quest Delaney

Business/Finance

  • 1st Place - American Mojo Lost and Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows by by Peter D. Kiernan

Children's Chapter Books

  • 1st Place - Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara by Karen Rita Rautenberg

Children's Picture Books 5 & Younger

  • 1st Place - Numbers! by Lynne Dempsey, illustrated by Mandy Newham-Cobb
  • 1st Place - Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed, illustrated by Izzy Bean
  • Honorable Mention - The Tales of Tickey Boo: Tickety Boo at the Zoo by Lucy Bermingham, illustrated by Lizzie Bullis
  • Honorable Mention - An Invitation to a Pirate Birthday by Mesemondo, illustrated by Brock Nichol
  • Honorable Mention - Gert the SEE Turtle in: Colors, Colors, Everywhere by Maxine Moody Poston
  • Honorable Mention - Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese by Regan W.H. Macaulay, illustrated by Alex Zgud
  • Honorable Mention - The Adventures of Precious Penny by Dina Marie Filippini, illustrated by Taillefer Long
  • Honorable Mention - The Mystery of the Magical Bwa Bwa Fruit by Zuza

Picture Books 6 & Older

  • 1st Place (tie) - Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
  • 1st Place (tie) - Posie Pixie and the Pancakes by Sarah Hill, illustrated by Sarah Mauchline
  • 1st Place (tie) - Posie Pixie and the Snowstorm by Sarah Hill, illustrated by Sarah Mauchline
  • 2nd Place - Bart's Heart by Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr., M.D., illustrated by Colby Polonsky, M.S., C.M.I.
  • Honorable Mention - Tilly & the Tooth Fairy (eBook) by Brian G. Chambers, illustrated by Sondra N. Rymer
  • Honorable Mention - Odysseus (eBook) by Simon Spence
  • Honorable Mention - Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
  • Honorable Mention - The Tiny Portrait by Heidi Carla, illustrated by Karla Cinquanta
  • Honorable Mention - Explorations of Commander Josh Book One: In Space by by Donna LeBlanc, illustrated by Anton Servetnik

Cultural Diversity

  • 1st Place - Hi My Name is Hanna and I'm Adopted by Angie Barton

Educational

  • 1st Place - Colors! by Lynne Dempsey, illustrated by Mandy Newham-Cobb

Fiction: Collection of short stories

  • Honorable Mention - The Phantom Madonna & Other Catholic Stories by Anthony J. Yanik

Fiction: Novel

  • 1st Place (tie) - Castle in Danger by Karen Rita Rautenberg
  • 1st Place (tie) - Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice by Peggy Lampman
  • 2nd Place - Prince of Conjurers by Laurie L. Bolanos
  • Honorable Mention - Sable Shadow & The Presence by William Peace

General Nonfiction

  • 1st Place - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer

Historical Nonfiction

  • 1st Place - American Mojo Lost and Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows by by Peter D. Kiernan
  • 2nd Place - Chatto's Promise: An Apache Saga by John Sandifer

Humor

  • 2nd Place - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez

Middle Grade Fiction

  • 2nd Place - Bumbling Bea by Deborah Baldwin

Newbie - First Time Author

  • 1st Place (tie) - Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed, illustrated by Izzy Bean
  • 1st Place (tie)- Going to the Park by Elizabeth Gorcey, illustrated by Kajiah Jacobs
  • 2nd Place - Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice by Peggy Lampman
  • Honorable Mention - It's a Cow's World (eBook) by Nick Sage
  • Honorable Mention - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer
  • Honorable Mention - Green is Good by Elizabeth Gorcey, illustrated by Kajiah Jacobs

Poetry

  • 2nd Place - Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust
  • Honorable Mention - Poetic Reflections: The Queen of Hats by Lori R. Lopez
  • Honorable Mention - Postcards from Poland by Joseph Kuhn Carey

Relationships

  • 1st Place - Ashes and Asphalt (eBook) by Trevor Halloway

Romance

  • 2nd Place - The Woman in Black (eBook) by Rene Natan
  • Honorable Mention - Skeeter Hawk by Hubert Stokes

Travel

  • 1st Place - Ashes and Asphalt (eBook) by Trevor Halloway
  • 2nd Place - Postcards from Poland by Joseph Kuhn Carey

Unpublished Manuscript

  • Honorable Mention - The Last Cruz by Caitlin Avery

Young Adult Fiction

  • 2nd Place - Goodbye Tchaikovsky by Michael Thal
  • Honorable Mention - Super Cowboy Rides Again by Daris Howard
  • Honorable Mention - Spinner by Michael J. Bowler

2014 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner

  • The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams

Best Cover Design

  • 1st Place - Guardian Of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel, illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil
  • 2nd Place - Avoiding The Dodgeballs At Work: A Young Woman's Guide To Succeeding At A First Job by E. Marie
  • Honorable Mention - Shelly's New Shell (ebook) by Elisabeth Ekornes
  • Honorable Mention - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy

Best Interior Design

  • Honorable Mention - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy

Biography/Memoir

  • 1st Place - What Lies Within by Libby J. Atwater
  • 2nd Place - Ask Me Anything: A Memoir by Marie Rudisill & Susan Marg

Business/Finance

  • 1st Place - Storybranding 2.0: Creating Standout Brands Through The Purpose Of Story by Jim Signorelli
  • 2nd Place - The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur's Guide To Dominating Any Market And Staying On Top by Charles E. Gaudet II

Children's Chapter Books

  • 1st Place - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams
  • 1st Place - The Cockroach Invasion by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
  • 2nd Place - The Life And Times Of Birdie Mae Hayes by Jeri-Anne Agee
  • Honorable Mention - A Whirlwind Of Discovery by Darleen Wohlfeil

Children's Picture Books (5 & Younger)

  • 1st Place - Addie B. Strong: I Am So Strong by Alyson Flippo, illustrated by Kathleen Murphy Willer
  • 1st Place - Deputy Dorkface: How Sugaropolis Got Dessert Back by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty
  • 2nd Place - I Am Living In 2 Homes by Garcelle Beauvais & Sebastian A. Jones, illustrated by James C. Webster
  • 2nd Place - Chicken Cha Cha: I Have Constipation! by Anna Phang, illustrated by Debbie P.
  • 2nd Place - Hurry Harry! Hurry! by Lilly Waters, illustrated by Valerie Quinn
  • 2nd Place - Kitchen Club Kids: Garden Safari Vegetable Soup by Marianne Welsh, Eluka Moore & Larry Puzniak, illustrated by Kristen Gau
  • Honorable Mention - Dancing Fruit Put On A Show! (ebook) by Ruth Wilkes, illustrated by James Cross
  • Honorable Mention - June Bug Jamboree by Robin Martin Duttmann, illustrated by Kalpart
  • Honorable Mention - Miranda's Journey by Leslie Breiner, illustrated by Emily Smith
  • Honorable Mention - Guardian Of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel, illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil
  • Honorable Mention - Chicken Cha Cha: I Don't Want To Wash My Hands! by Anna Phang, illustrated by Debbie P.

Children's Picture Books (6 & Older)

  • 1st Place - The Case Of The Missing Byte by Joseph Daluz & Julia Morton, illustrated by Anabela M. Daluz
  • 2nd Place - Marco The Little Chef: Makes Macaroni And Cheese by Joy Papini, Ph.D, illustrated by Kersly Minoza
  • 2nd Place - Buttermilk by Fat Hendrick, illustrated by Jamil Adler
  • Honorable Mention - Deputy Dorkface: How Sugaropolis Got Dessert Back by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty
  • Honorable Mention - Odie The Stray Kitten by Kristen Mott
  • Honorable Mention - Odie's Best Friend by Kristen Mott
  • Honorable Mention - I Am Living In 2 Homes by Garcelle Beauvais & Sebastian A. Jones, illustrated by James C. Webster
  • Honorable Mention - The North Pole Penguin by Christopher Payne, illustrated by Lorena Soriano.
  • Honorable Mention - Dancing Fruit Put On A Show! by Ruth Wilkes, illustrated by James Cross
  • Honorable Mention - I Can Believe In Myself by Miriam Laundry, illustrated by Jenniffer Julich
  • Honorable Mention - Nakita's Big Question by Roberta Hoffer, illustrated by Chet Taylor

Cultural Diversity

  • 1st Place - The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

Education

  • 1st Place - The Cockroach Invasion by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

Environment

  • 2nd Place - The Cockroach Invasion by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

Fiction: Novel

  • 1st Place - The Azurite Encounter by Jane Frances Ruby
  • 2nd Place - Price Of Justice by Alan Brenham
  • Honorable Mention - Painted From Memories by Barbara Forte Abate

Food-Related

  • 1st Place - Marco The Little Chef: Makes Macaroni And Cheese by Joy Papini, Ph.D, illustrated by Kersly Minoza

Health, Diet, Nutrition

  • 1st Place - Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions: The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care - Second Edition by Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR

Historical Fiction

  • 1st Place - The Old Cape House by Barbara Eppich Struna
  • 2nd Place - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy

Middle Grade Fiction

  • 1st Place - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams
  • 2nd Place - Ellcinder by Christina Cody

Mystery

  • Honorable Mention - Price Of Justice by Alan Brenham

Newbie/First Time Author

  • 1st Place - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams
  • 1st Place - Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions: The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care - Second Edition by Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR
  • 1st Place - In the Footsteps of Greatness by Josh Mathe
  • 2nd Place - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mention - Marco The Little Chef: Makes Macaroni And Cheese by Joy Papini, Ph.D, illustrated by Kersly Minoza

Other Non-Fiction

  • 1st Place - 101 Awesome Things To Do For Someone Who's Sick by Elaine Wilkes, Ph.D.
  • 1st Place - Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden In Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes, Ph.D.
  • 1st Place - What Lies Within by Libby J. Atwater
  • 2nd Place - Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions: The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care - Second Edition by Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR

Performing Arts

  • Honorable Mention - Who Nuked The Duke? Atomic Testing And The Fallout Behind Rko's John Wayne Epic 'The Conqueror' by John William Law

Poetry

  • 1st Place - A World Of Words: Collected Poetry Of Eath, Volume One by Rafael L. Lopez

Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy

  • 1st Place - Interplay: An Artist's Approach To Spirituality by Makram Abu-Shakra
  • 2nd Place - My Extraordinary Life by Monica Sucha Vickers

Romance

  • 1st Place - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mention - The Time Borrower: A Light Riders Novel by Ann I. Goldfarb & Trevor Smith

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal

  • 1st Place - Avarom And The Secret Of The White Mist by J.L. Stewart & Claire Beard
  • 2nd Place - The Spirit Of Things Ii: Here We Go Again by Carole Mann
  • Honorable Mention - Train Wheels, Flying Saucers & The Ghost of Tiburcio Vasquez by G. Lloyd Helm

Self-Help/Inspirational

  • 1st Place & $100 Drawing Winner! - In The Footsteps Of Greatness by Josh Mathe
  • 2nd Place - Soar With Vulnerability by Suzanne Letourneau

Sports/Exercise

  • 2nd Place - In The Footsteps Of Greatness by Josh Mathe

Women's Interest

  • 1st Place - Avoiding The Dodgeballs At Work: A Young Woman's Guide To Succeeding At A First Job by E. Marie

Young Adult Fiction

  • 1st Place - Born To Run, Live To Be Free by Daris Howard
  • Honorable Mention - The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick
  • Honorable Mention - How Am I Supposed To Do Life Now That I'm An Adult? by Charlene Carpenter
  • Honorable Mention - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy

2013 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner

  • Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau

Activity Books

  • 1st Place - Dear Little One by Christina L. Thomas

Best Cover Design

  • Honorable Mention - Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau

Best Photography/Illustrations

  • 1st Place - The Do's and Don'ts by Hayley Rose

Children's Chapter Books

  • 1st Place - Crypto-Punk by George Traikovich
  • 1st Place - The Knighting of Sir Kaye by Don M. Winn
  • 2nd Place - Tom T's Hat Rack: A Story About Paying It Forward by Michele Spry, Illustrated by Peggy A. Guest
  • Honorable Mention - Patalosh: The Time Travelers by Z. Altug and Tracy Gensler

Children's Picture Books (5 & Younger)

  • 1st Place - End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad by Eluka Moore, Larry Puzniak, and Marianne Welsh
  • 2nd Place - Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato
  • 2nd Place - The Do's and Don'ts by Hayley Rose

Children's Picture Books (6 & Older)

  • 1st Place - Bubblegum Princess by Julie Gribble, illustrated by Lori Hanson

Education

  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Java Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.

Fiction: Novel

  • 1st Place - Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau

Health, Diet, Nutrition

  • 1st Place - Sneezing Seasons: The Inside Story about Allergies and Immunology by Gail Galvan
  • 2nd Place - Trust Your Intuition: 25 Natural Medicine Confessions by Jenni Wilson

Historical Fiction

  • 1st Place - A Cruel Calm: Paris Between The Wars by Patricia Daly-Lipe

How-To

  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Android Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
  • 2nd Place - Red Hot Customer Service by Lisbeth Calandrino

Newbie Award (first time author, fiction)

  • 1st Place - Danny Celebrates Advent by Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, Ed.D.
  • 2nd Place - Dying for Sex by Lynn C. Albrecht
  • Honorable Mention - Done With Death by David Babineau

Newbie Award (first time author, non-fiction)

  • 2nd Place - Trust Your Intuition: 25 Natural Medicine Confessions by Jenni Wilson

Pets, Animals

  • 1st Place - Through Frankie's Eyes by Barbara Techel

Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy

  • 1st Place - Stellarella! It's Saturday! by Deborah W. Dykes
  • 2nd Place - Lady Preacher by Brenda Carradine
  • Honorable Mention - Danny Celebrates Advent by Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, Ed.D.

Science & Technology

  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Android Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.

Science Fiction & Fantasy & Paranormal

  • 1st Place - Firestar: Krisalys Chronicles of Feyree: Scroll 3 by Claudia Newcorn
  • 2nd Place - Reckoning by Vincent M. Wales/Dinah Geof-Craigs

Self-Help, Inspirational

  • 1st Place - Magikal Molly Day by Amy Lloyd
  • 1st Place - Questions: Directions to Who You Are by Tim W. Turner

Text Books

  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Java Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.

Young Adult Fiction

  • 1st Place - Pond Ghosts by Alene Adele Roy

2012 Fall Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners

Grand Prize

  • Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan

Animals, Pets

  • 1st Place - Marie's Nine Lives by Shana Gammon

Biography, Autobiography/Memoir

Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger

  • 1st Place - The Adventures of the Little Prince by Rosemary R. Evans
  • 1st Place - The Little Princesses Magical Party by Rosemary R. Evans

Children's Picture Book 6 & Older

  • 1st Place - Teeny Tiny Tina Her Teeny Tiny Pet by Rosemary R. Evans
  • 1st Place - Teeny Tiny Tina the Teeny Tiny Tooth Fairy by Rosemary R. Evans
  • 2nd Place - Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencher
  • Honorable Mention - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua
  • Honorable Mention - Ned's Head by Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr., MD

Cover Design

  • 1st Place - Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley, Author; Deborah Daly, Designer
  • Honorable Mention - Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler, Author; Thinkstock.com, Illustrator

Cultural Diversity

  • 1st Place - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan

eBook: Children's Picture Book, 5 & Younger

  • 2nd Place - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua

eBook: Children's Picture Book, 6 & Older

  • 2nd Place - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua

eBook: Children's Poetry

  • 2nd Place - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua

eBook: Cover Design

  • Honorable Mention - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier, Author; Ryan Doan, Illustrator

eBook: Newbie Fiction

  • 1st Place - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff

eBook: Young Adult Fiction

  • Honorable Mention - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff

Fiction: Novel

  • 1st Place - The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet
  • 2nd Place - Sykosa by Justin Ordoxez
  • Honorable Mention - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier

Historical Fiction

  • Honorable Mention - The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet

Historical Non-fiction

  • 1st Place - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan

Humor

  • Honorable Mention - My Life with Roger by Rosemarie Olhousen
  • Honorable Mention - Mindy's Musings by Mindy Levy

Newbie Fiction

  • 1st Place - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • 2nd Place - Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye By Shari A. Brady
  • Honorable Mention - The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet
  • Honorable Mention - The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright

Newbie Non-fiction

  • 2nd Place - Born Mad By Robyn Wheeler

Non-fiction

  • 1st Place - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan
  • Honorable Mention - Mindy's Musings by Mindy Levy

Photography/Illustrations

  • 1st Place - Nature's Notes by Judy Burris & Wayne Richards

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • 2nd Place - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier

Self Help/Inspirational

  • 1st Place - Your Magnetic Mind by Aan D. Frazier
  • 2nd Place - Creating a New Normal... After the Death of a Child by Sandy Fox
  • Honorable Mention - Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler
  • Honorable Mention - Defining Moments, Breaking Through Tough Times by Dorothea S. McArthur, PhD

Women's Interest

  • 2nd Place - Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler

Young Adult Fiction

  • 1st Place - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • 2nd Place - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier
  • Honorable Mention - Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye by Shari A. Brady

2012 Spring Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners

Grand Prize

  • Mamma Agata: Simple and Genuine by Chiara Lima

Biography, Autobiography/Memoir

  • 1st Place - Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe by Cyndee Schaffer & Mollie Weinstein Schaffer
  • 2nd Place - Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonne Weedn, Ph.D
  • Honorable Mention - The Best Worst Things by Kristen K. Brown

Children's Chapter Book

  • 1st Place - The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For by L.L. Helland

Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger

  • 1st Place - If You Love Me So Much by Danielle Leibovici
  • 2nd Place - Fifo "When I Grow Up" by Hayley Rose

Children's Picture Book 6 & Older

  • 1st Place - Under the Tree by Danielle Leibovici
  • 2nd Place - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose

Cover Design

  • 1st Place - Kiss My Bundt: Recipes from the Award-Winning Bakery by Chrysta Wilson

Cultural Diversity

  • 2nd Place - Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonne Weedn, Ph.D

Education

  • Honorable Mention - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose

Fiction: Novel

  • 1st Place - The Blackpox Threat by Rene Natan
  • 2nd Place - Pale Diamonds by Diane Hunt Stockmar
  • Honorable Mention - Lucky Shot by Sarah Leamy
  • Honorable Mention - Red, White, and Boom by Karl Puttlitz

Fiction: Novel eBook

  • 2nd Place - Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark

Fine Art

  • 2nd Place - Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists by Edna San Miguel

Food Related

  • 1st Place - Mamma Agata: Simple and Genuine by Chiara Lima
  • 2nd Place - Kiss My Bundt: Recipes from the Award-Winning Bakery by Chrysta Wilson
  • 2nd Place - The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook by Tomi Marsh, Kiyo Marsh, Laura Cooper

Historical Fiction

  • 1st Place - Kumpel by Bob Guess

History: Non-fiction

  • 1st Place - Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists by Edna San Miguel

Illustrations

  • 1st Place - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose (author) & Jessie B. Orlet (illustrator)

Interior Design

  • 1st Place - Sunbelievable by Jo Ann Kairys & Daniel Kairys
  • 2nd Place - This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead by Nadine Block

Newbie Fiction

  • 1st Place - Familiar Origins by B. Pine
  • 2nd Place - The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For By L.L. Helland
  • Honorable Mention - The Phoenix Key by Lauren K. Hickey

Newbie Non-fiction

  • 1st Place - Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction by Leo J. Battenhausen

Parenting

  • 2nd Place - Smart Parenting for Smart Kids by Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Mark Lowenthal
  • Honorable Mention - This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead by Nadine Block

Photography/ Illustrations

  • 1st Place - Sunbelievable by Jo Ann Kairys & Daniel Kairys Illustrators: Jo Ann Kairys & Frank Thompson

Psychology

  • 1st Place - Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction by Leo J. Battenhausen

Relationships

  • 1st Place - This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead by Nadine Block

Relationships eBook

  • 2nd Place - Stay Tuned By Lauren Clark

Science & Technology

  • 2nd Place - TeenCoder: Windows Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • 1st Place - Familiar Origins by B. Pine
  • 2nd Place - The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For by L.L. Helland

Self Help/Inspirational

  • 2nd Place - Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction by Leo J. Battenhausen

Senior Aging

  • 2nd Place - Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver's Complete Survival Guide by Nataly Rubinstein

Text Book

  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Windows Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.

Travel

  • 2nd Place - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose

2011 Royal Dragonfly Contest Winner

Grand Prize

  • Accidental Lessons by David W. Berner

Biography, Autobiography/Memoir

  • 2nd Place - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain by Gene X. Kortsha
  • Honorable Mention - God's Feet are in My Sandbox by Rich Anderson
  • Honorable Mention - The Side-Yard Superhero by Rick Niece
  • Honorable Mention - Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort by Ethel Lee-Miller

Business & Finance

  • 2nd Place - Due Diligence for the Financial Professional, 2nd Edition by L. Burke Files

Children's Chapter Book

  • 2nd Place - Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger (Sandra Casali LewAllen-Illustrator)

Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger

  • 1st Place - God Loves You So Much by Chad Lindley

Children's Picture Book 6 & Older

  • 1st Place - Pirate Gabriella Sails the Five Oceans by Jerry & Patsy DiLeo
  • 2nd Place - My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios de mi Nana by Roni C. Ashford
  • Honorable Mention - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)

Cover Design

  • 2nd Place - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
  • Honorable Mention - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain by Gene X. Kortsha
  • Honorable Mention - Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger (Sandra Casali LewAllen-Illustrator)

Education

  • 1st Place - Recess is Over by Sherry L. Meinberg
  • 1st Place - Accidental Lessons by David W. Berner

Fiction: Novel

  • 2nd Place - Push Back by Alfred Wellnitz

Historical Fiction

  • Honorable Mention - The Last Moon - DeAnn Lubell

History: Non-fiction

  • 2nd Place - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain by Gene X. Kortsha

How-To

  • 1st Place - Recess is Over by Sherry L. Meinberg

Humor

  • Honorable Mention - The Misadventures of Belle & Chloe by Doyle Walker

Mystery

  • 1st Place - Red Flag Warning by Kurt Kamm
  • 2nd Place - Death Cruise By Dan Anderson

Newbie Fiction

  • 1st Place - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • 2nd Place - The Secret of Lies By Barbara Forte Abate
  • Honorable Mention - One Foot in the Black by Kurt Kamm

Newbie Non-fiction

  • 1st Place - Inspired to Dance by Mandi Dugenais
  • 2nd Place - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain By Gene X. Kortsha
  • Honorable Mention - The Side-Yard Superhero by Rick Niece

Performing Arts

  • 1st Place - Inspired to Dance by Mande Dagenais

Photography/ Illustrations

  • Honorable Mention - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
  • Honorable Mention - Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger (Sandra Casali LewAllen-Illustrator)

Poetry

  • 1st Place - The Chickadees by Hongvan Nguyen

Religion/Spirituality/Philosophy

  • 2nd Place - The Mystery of Fate: Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention By Arlene Uslander & Brenda Warneker
  • Honorable Mention - God Moments by Michele Elena Bondi
  • Honorable Mention - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
  • Honorable Mention - God Loves You So Much by Chad Lindley

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • 1st Place - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • Honorable Mention - Dauntless Homecoming by Pete Koziar

Self Help/Inspirational

  • 1st Place - Tasting Rain by Kim Malchuk
  • 2nd Place - Through it All: And Out on the Other Side By Francine L. Billingslea
  • Honorable Mention - Enlightenment: One Woman's Journey as an Extrasensory Human by Carrieanne Fonger

Women's Interest

  • 1st Place - Enlightenment: One Woman's Journey as an Extrasensory Human by Carrieanne Fonger

YA Fiction

  • 1st Place - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • 2nd Place - Carnival Week By Joe Vigliotti