Posted by: coachingparents | October 24, 2009

Raising Intuitive Children Wins USA Book News Award


Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 6th Annual National “Best Books” Awards

LOS ANGELES –, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2009 AWARDS (NBBA) on October 20, 2009. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2009 and late 2008.

Jeff Keen, President and CEO of, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists.

Award highlights include the following:

Raising Intuitive Children: Guide Your Children to Know and Trust Their Gifts by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D. and Tara Paterson (New Page Books) won first place in the General Parenting/Family category

•Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by Ronald J. Frederick, Ph.D. (Jossey-Bass, an Imprint of Wiley) snagged Best Self-Help Book

•Forgiving Troy: A True Story of Murder, Mental Illness and Recovery by Thom Bierdz (Thom Bierdz Inc.) was honored in the Autobiography/Memoirs category
•Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots by Vicky Oliver (Sourcebooks) won the Best Business Career Book

•The Art of Apology: How to Apologize Effectively to Practically Anyone by Lauren M. Bloom, J.D., LL.M. (Green Angel Media ) topped the General Business category

•Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle by Michelle May, M.D. (Greenleaf Book Group) placed number one in the General Health category

•A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi (Cedar Fort, Inc.) won the General Fiction category

•Wyatt’s Revenge by H. Terrell Griffin (Oceanview Publishing) took home the Best Mystery/Suspense prize

•Dead Air: A Sammy Greene Thriller by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid (Oceanview Publishing) was awarded hottest new Thriller/Adventure

•Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils by Maryam Kabeer Faye (Tughra Books) was honored as the Best Spirituality Book of 2009

•The Best New Fiction Award went to Digger, Dogface, Brownjob, Grunt by Gary Prisk (Cougar Creek Press)

•Body Intelligence: How to “Think” Outside Your Brain and Connect to Your Multi-Dimensional Self by John Mayfield, D.C. (Nubalance Publishing Company) was awarded Best New Non-Fiction

•Darryl and the Mountain by Lynne Emily Ozgur, illustrated by Ismail Abay (Tughra Books) was given the top spot in the Children’s Picture Book category

Keen says of the awards, now in their seventh year, “The 2009 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of NBBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin, W.W. Norton, Revell, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Thomas Nelson, American Cancer Society, Greenleaf Book Group, Sourcebooks & hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding NBBA competition. Keen adds, “NBBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.” is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. USABN Magazine Online is the monthly electronic magazine e-mailed free to a large cross-section of the book buying public. JPX Media, in Los Angeles, California, is the parent company of

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  1. Congratulations. I’ll have to get a copy. I’ve had a gift card for my birthday that I’ve been waiting to find a book I wanted.

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