Feathered Quill Book Awards – 2020 Winners

Children's Picture Books

First Place

Little Moss, Big Tree

by M. Yap-Stewart

Second Place

The Tall Tree

by Joseph P. O'Donnell

Finalist - Ralphie the Roach by Raymond Sobrino
Finalist - The Can Do Duck by Ducktor Morty Sosland

Third Place

Oink and Gobble and the Missing Cupcakes

by Norman Whaler

Children's Early Readers (6-8 years)

First Place

This Is How I Grow

by Dia L. Michels

Second Place

David's ADHD

by Sherrill S. Cannon

Finalist - Spreading Her Wings by Alisa Hope Wagner
Finalist - Noodles and Albie's Mermaid Parade by Eric S. Bennett

Third Place

Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me

by Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

Young Readers (8-12 years)

First Place

Doomy Prepper's Complete Guide: How to Survive Fifth Grade and the Apocalypse

by Amie Borst

Second Place

The Enchanters' Child

by Navya Sarikonda

Third Place

PINTO!: Based Upon the True Story of the Longest Horseback Ride in History 

by M.J. Evans

Teen (13-18 years)

First Place

Mya (His Majesty's Elite)

by Missy Sheldrake

Second Place

Crisanta Knight: The Liar, The Witch, & The Wormhole

by Geanna Culbertson

Finalist - Right Now Is Worth It by Thomas Corrigan
Finalist - First Earth by Cami Murdock Jensen
Finalist - Merged by Jim & Stephanie Kroepfl

Third Place

Monsterland Reanimated

by Michael Okon

Adult Fiction

First Place

Trouble the Water

by Rebecca Bruff

Second Place

Bread Bags & Bullies: Surviving the 80s

by Steven Manchester

Finalist - High Flying by Kaylin McFarren
Finalist - The Circle by Stephen Galgon
Finalist - All the Broken People by Amy Rivers
Finalist - The Time That's Given by David Litwack

Third Place

Cooperative Lives

by Patrick Finegan

Women's Fiction

First Place

We Never Told

by Diana Altman

Second Place

The Trumpet Lesson

by Dianne Romain

Finalist - Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone
Finalist - Penny for Your Thoughts by Rosemary Vaughn

Third Place

Realm

by Alexandrea Weis

Romance

First Place

New York in Love

by J.B. Pettry

Second Place

The Knowing: A Bulwark Anthology

by Brit Lunden

Third Place

Travesty of Justice

by Suzanne Pederson

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror

First Place

All the Broken People

by Amy Rivers

Second Place

Shadowed by Death

by Mary Adler

Finalist - The Circle by Stephen Galgon
Finalist - A Vial Upon the Sun by James & Craig Codlin
Finalist - A Deadly Homecoming by Jane Bennett Munro
Finalist - Wrong Lead by Candace Carrabus

Third Place

High Flying

by Kaylin McFarren

Short Story/Anthology

First Place

Dragons Within

by Various Authors

Second Place

Maps of Bliss and Rage

by Mario Dhingsa

Third Place

Outlaws

by Allen Cody

Poetry

First Place

How to Disappear

by Claudia M. Reder

Second Place

David's ADHD

by Sherrill S. Cannon

Finalist - Scattered Clouds by Reuben Jackson
Finalist - Smart Pretender by Allison Joseph

Finalist - Savagery by J Mehta
Finialist - Oh the A**holes You'll Meet by Shwa Laytart

Third Place

Nothing Remembers

by Michael Dickel

Science Fiction/Fantasy

First Place

Crisanta Knight: The Liar, The Witch, & The Wormhole

by Geanna Culbertson

Second Place

Witches Protection Program

by Michael Okon

Finalist - Rachel and the Mighty Arm that Built Egypt by M.E. Ellison
Finalist - Dragon Blood by Bruce Woods
Finalist - The Open Portal by Michael Scott Clifton
Finalist - First Earth by Cami Murdock Jensen
Finalist - The Race to the Blackened Nevers: Book 1, The Woeful Wager by Douglas Bain

 

Third Place

Mya (His Majesty's Elite)

by Missy Sheldrake

Memoir/Biography

First Place

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy

by Various Authors

Second Place

Your Heart, My Hands

by Arun K. Singh with John Hanc

Finalist - Resurrection Lily by Amy Byer Shainman
Finalist - What I Have to Tell by Renate Justin

Third Place

The Butterscotch Chronicles: An Anecdotal Look at Aging

by M. Hill

Self-Help

First Place

Truthspeaking: Ancestral Ways to Hear and Speak the Voice of the Heart

by Tamarack Song

Second Place

Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity

by Suresh Ramaswamy

Third Place

Trifecta: 26 Years of 26.2: Chronicles of a Marathoner

by David Hamel

Informational (includes Business, Parenting, Sports, and Cookbooks)

First Place

Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook

by Catherine Jones

Second Place

Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew

by Amy Byer Shainman

Third Place

A Quick Guide to Archetypes & Allegory

by Ken Johnson

Historical

First Place

The Emperor Strikes Back: Frederick II's War against his Vassals

by Helena P. Schrader

Second Place

I, Claudia: A Novel of the Ancient World

by Lin Wilder

Finalist - War to War: A Bloodline Continues by Clint Goodwin
Finalist - Self-Styled: Chasing Dr. Robert Vernon Spears by Alan Logan
Finalist - Penny for Your Thoughts by Rosemary Vaughn
Finalist - Preacher of the Pecos by C.E. Edmonson

Third Place

Trouble the Water

by Rebecca Bruff

Inspirational

First Place

Find Wonder in the Ordinary: A Kid's Book for Adults

by Bernie Freytag

Second Place

I, Claudia: A Novel of the Ancient World

by Lin Wilder

Finalist - Preacher of the Pecos by C.E. Edmonson
Finalist - Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity by Suresh Ramaswamy

Third Place

Truthspeaking: Ancestral Ways to Hear and Speak the Voice of the Heart

by Tamarack Song

Religious/Spiritual

First Place

I, Claudia: A Novel of the Ancient World

by Lin Wilder

Second Place

The Emperor Strikes Back: Frederick II's War against his Vassals

by Helena P. Schrader

Finalist - Made for Hope: Discovering Unexpected Gifts in Brokenness by Sara Ward

Finalist - The Footsteps from Gilgal by Ann Marie Sullivan

Third Place

Preacher of the Pecos

by C. E. Edmonson

Animal - Children's and YA

First Place

Oink and Gobble and the Men in Black

by Norman Whaler

Second Place

This Is How I Grow

by Dia L. Michels

Finalist - PINTO!: Based Upon the True Story of the Longest Horseback Ride in History by M.J. Evans

Finalist - The Can Do Duck by Ducktor Morty Sosland

Third Place

Chance in a Lifetime

by Jennifer Shenefield

Animal - Adult

First Place

Find Wonder in the Ordinary: A Kid's Book for Adults

by Bernie Freytag

Second Place

War to War: A Bloodline Continues

by Clint Goodwin

Finalist - Chance in a Lifetime by Jennifer Shenefield
Finalist - Little Victories: A True Story of the Healing Power of Horses by Betty Weibel

Third Place

Wrong Lead: Dream Horse Mystery #3

by Candace Carrabus

Debut Author

First Place

Trouble the Water

by Rebecca Bruff

Second Place

Rachel and the Mighty Arm that Built Egypt

by M.E. Ellison

Finalist - First Earth by Cami Murdock Jensen
Finalist - I Am Jessica: A Survivor's Powerful Story of Healing and Hope by Jamie Collins

Finalist - Cooperative Lives by Patrick Finegan
Finalist - The Enchanter's Child by Navya Sarikonda

Third Place

Little Moss, Big Tree

by M. Yap-Stewart

Best of Backlist

First Place

Monsterland (Monsterland Series)

by Michael Okon

Second Place

Peace of Evon

by Dorothy Tinker

Finalist - Eve of Awakening (The Onoma Series) by Alisa Hope Wagner

Third Place

Running Cold

by Steve Zell

Reviewer's Choice

Our Reviewers Select Their Favorite Books of 2019

Selected by Reviewer Amy Lignor

I, Claudia

by Lin Wilder

Selected by Reviewer Lynette Latzko

Body in the Woods

by Behcet Kaya

Selected by Reviewer Anita Lock

Cooperative Lives

by Patrick Finegan

Selected by Reviewer Skyler Boudreau

Fool's Moon

by Diane A.S. Stuckart

Selected by Reviewer Barbara Bamberger Scott

The Lady with Balls

by Alice Combs

Selected by Reviewer Diane Lunsford

A Transcontinental Affair

by Jodi Daynard

Selected by Reviewer Holly Connors

The Devil and Dayna Dalton

by Brit Lunden

Selected by Reviewer Ellen Feld

Nian: The Chinese New Year Dragon

by Virginia Loh-Hagan

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