Congratulations to IPNE's 6th Annual
Book Awards
Winners and Finalists!

Winners and finalists in the 2019 IPNE Book Awards were presented with their certificates

 at our 6th Annual Book Awards Ceremony 

on November 2, 2019

2019 Book Awards Winners & Finalists

Winners and finalists in 10 categories (plus the IPNE Book of the Year) were presented with their award certificates at the IPNE 6th Annual Book Awards Ceremony, on November 2, 2019.

Books in the contest were judged by a diverse group of librarians and publishing professionals across New England. Thank you all for participating and helping with the 2019 book awards contest!


        Cheryl Wilfong, Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness:
Surrendering to Life
(Heart Path Press)


Children’s Books
Raakhee Mirchandani, Super Satya Saves the Day (Bharat Babies )   Winner

Wiley Blevins, Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh (One Elm Books)   Finalist

Coffee Table & Art Books
Camila Chaves Cortes, Iconic Cambridge   Winner

Courage in Fiction
Geoffrey Dutton, Turkey Shoot (Perfidy Press)   Winner

Creativity in Publishing
Julie Garnett, Animal Songs (Peter E. Randall Publisher)   Winner

Design & Promotional Campaign
Kevin Mitchell, Jacob’s Beach: The Mob, The Garden and  The Golden Age of Boxing (Hamilcar Publications)   Winner

M.G. Alonzo Cortes, Adventure in Pico Bonito   Finalist

Genre Fiction
Kathryn Orzech, Premonition of Terror (Dreamwatch Press)   Winner

Margaret Porter, Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr (Gallica Press)    Finalist

Informational Nonfiction
 Lynn Levine, Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Ferns of the Northeast (Heartwood Press)   Winner

Maggie Butler, Cheryl Gillespie, Jenny Radsma, Martha Rice, Jane Sloven, Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mother’s Stories   Finalist

Narrative Nonfiction
Tom Clasby, Sullivan’s Corner: The Last Years of the Farm (Grasshopper Plain Press)   Winner

Claire Malcolm Lintilhac, China in Another Time (Rootstock Publishing)   Finalist

Literary Fiction
J.C. Myers, Junkyard at No Town (Rootstock Publishing)   Winner

Jill Baker, Tory Roof (Sudbury Publishing Group)    Finalist

Pat Lammers, Parrot of the Sea: A Puffin   Winner

Dorothy Devine, Patchwork   Finalist

Young Adult Books
Doug Wilhelm,  Street of Storytellers (Rootstock Publishing)   Winner

Cheryl Carpinello, Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend (Beyond Today Educator)   Finalist

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