Feathered Quill Book Awards – 2022 Winners

Children's Picture Books

First Place

Dachshund Through the Snow

by Michelle Adams

Second Place

The Green Woolen Fedora

by Deborah Stevenson

Finalist - Kita and the Magic Paint by Laura Schaumer
Finalist - The Power of Kindness: Through the Eyes of Children by Ruth Maille
Finalist - Everyone Dies and Yes, It is Normal by Marianne Matzo and Darlene Domanik
Finalist - Queen Cara and the Kingdom of Jama'a by Dorsey Spencer
Finalist - The Duck That Lost It's Quack by Lizzie Cole

Third Place

Bax and His Bubbles

by Sonia Amin

Children's Early Readers (6-8 years)

First Place

The Big Day

by Terry Lee Caruthers

Second Place

The Polka-Dotted Penguin

by Amy Moy

Finalist - Bluebird by Tamara Martin
Finalist - Maddox and the Magical Hat by Kate David
Finalist - Celebrate Diversity by Dawn Thompson
Finalist - Do Chickens Have Lips? by Deborah Stevenson
Finalist - It's Great to Be Me by Melissa Ahonen

Third Place

Know Your Hairitage: Zara's Wash Day

by Zenda Walker

Young Readers (8-12 years)

First Place

Dragonfly Dreams

by Eleanor McCallie Cooper

Second Place

Legend Keepers: The Chosen One

by Bruce Smith

Finalist - Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man by Michael Thompson
Finalist - Ryder and Piper the Puppy by Kathy Duffy
Finalist - Which Bird Are You? by Merrick Rosenberg

Third Place

Fishing For Luck

by Murray Richter

Teen (13-18 years)

First Place

Crisanta Knight: Into the Gray

by Geanna Culbertson

Second Place

Gallant: The Call of the Trail

by Claire Eckard

Finalist - Way of the Argosi by Sebastien de Castell
Finalist - Taro by Blue Spruell
Finalist - Heroes of Time Legends: Murdoch's Choice by Wayne Kramer
Finalist - Children of the Volcano by Parris Sheets
Finalist - The Sand Pounder by MJ Evans

Third Place

Grydscaen: Psycho Dive Manga 1

by Natsuya Uesugi

Adult Fiction

First Place

Town Lawe

by Bruno Pirecki

Second Place

The Essence of Nathan Biddle

by J. Williams Lewis

Finalist - The Present by Geanna Culbertson
Finalist - Taro by Blue Spruell
Finalist - No Birds Sing Here by Daniel Meier
Finalist - A Mistake Incomplete by Lorenzo Petruzziello

Third Place

The Artist Spoke

by Ted Morrissey

Women's Fiction

First Place

Nothing's As It Seems

by Holly Brandon

Second Place

The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Esther

by Lin Wilder

Finalist - Never Let Go by Pamela Nowak
Finalist - Imelda's Secret by Liza Gino
Finalist - Beautiful Horseflesh by Karen Bennett
Finalist - Dust by Eva Marie Everson

Third Place

Brandy, Ballad of a Pirate Princess

by Dan Hendrickson

Romance

First Place

Nothing's As It Seems

by Holly Brandon

Second Place

Brandy, Ballad of a Pirate Princess

by Dan Hendrickson

Finalist - A Reckless Heart by Jennifer Wilck
Finalist - Read My Lips by Kelle Riley
Finalist - Island Summer by Lori Hayes

Third Place

Coastal Christmas

by Lori Hayes

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror

First Place

Judge's Waltz

by Katherine Burnette

Second Place

The Code

by J.R. Klein

Finalist - Mantis (Mulhenney & Poole) by Steve Zell
Finalist - Cover Your Tracks by Daco Auffenorde
Finalist - Betrayal at the Border by Mark Bello

Third Place

Scattered Legacy: Murder in Southern Italy

by Marlene M. Bell

Short Story/Anthology

First Place

A Twilight Reel: Stories

by Michael Amos Cody

Second Place

Dragons Within: Embracing Her Fire

by Various Authors

Finalist - This Distance We Call Love by Carol Dines
Finalist - It's For the Best by Janet Shawgo
Finalist - Stay Salty: Life in the Garden State edited by Samantha Atzeni and Adam Wilson

Third Place

Save the Sinner

by Linda G. Barrett

Poetry

First Place

A Necessary Explosion

by Dan Burns

Second Place

Love Poems From New England

by Jon Meyer

Finalist - Ash by Gloria Mindock
Finalist - The Golden Rule Coloring Book by Sherrill Cannon
Finalist - Embody by Sonee Singh

Third Place

I'll Fly Away

by Rudy Francisco

Science Fiction

First Place

Beneath The Ruins

 

by Louis Woyak

Second Place

The Advent of Dreamtech (The Dreamworms Trilogy)

by Isaac Petrov

Finalist - Foreign Land by J.S. Sherwood
Finalist - The Reckoning by D.M. Taylor

Third Place

The Vitruvian Heir: Book I: The Unraveling

by L.S. Kilroy

Fantasy

First Place

H'llgraith

 

by Mary Elizabeth Ames

Second Place

Knights of the Alliance

by Stefanie Chu

Finalist - Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez
Finalist - Return to Kiluemar by Kimberly Marraffino
Finalist - Crisanta Knight: Into the Gray by Geanna Culbertson
Finalist - Taro by Blue Spruell

Third Place

The Descent of the Drowned

by Ana Lal Din

Memoir/Biography

First Place

A Greater Destiny: Based on the true story of Medal of Honor Recipient, Joe E. Mann, 101st Airborne Division

by Byrne Patrick Bennett

Second Place

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

by Allison Hong Merrill

Finalist - Learning to Dance in the Rain II by Shelby Wagner
Finalist - The Demon in Disguise by Ashley Elliott
Finalist - Journey Between Two Worlds by Karola Schuette
Finalist - African-American Musicians That Changed Music Forever by Michael Carson

Third Place

Stories Mark Smiley Told Me

by Tim Warnock

Self-Help

First Place

The Kickass Couple: 7 Secrets to Transform Your Relationship

by Gloria Lee

Second Place

We Don't Do "Just Okay" Anymore

by Susan Padron

Finalist - Breakthrough by Todd Mitchell

Third Place

The Addiction Manifesto

by JR Weaver

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

First Place

The Career Toolkit

by Mark Herschberg

Second Place

Why Baseball Is a Sport and Golf Is Not: Separating the Players from the Poseurs

by Aaron S. Bayley

Finalist - Raising Kids Who Care by Susy Lee
Finalist - Somewhere Out There: Aliens and UFOs by Sherry Meinberg

Third Place

Self-Publish & Succeed: The No Boring Books Way to Writing a Non-Fiction Book that Sells

 

by Julie Broad

Historical

First Place

The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Esther

by Lin Wilder

Second Place

Military Wives in Arizona Territory: A History of Women Who Shaped the Frontier

by Jan Cleere

Finalist - Fat Moons & Hunger Moons by Tamarack Song
Finalist - Never Let Go by Pamela Nowak
Finalist - Gone Before Glory by Stephen Yanoff
Finalist - Brothers of War by Michael Eisenhut

Third Place

A Greater Destiny: Based on the true story of Medal of Honor Recipient, Joe E. Mann, 101st Airborne Division

by Byrne Patrick Bennett

Inspirational

First Place

Fat Moons and Hunger Moons: The Turn of the Seasons for Northwoods Natives

by Tamarack Song

Second Place

The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Esther

by Lin Wilder

Finalist - Optimists Always Win by Kimberly Reed
Finalist - Love Poems from New England by Jon Meyer
Finalist - Messenger by Liz Whitehurst
Finalist - Shifting Shorelines by Terry Helwig
Finalist - Honor Through Sacrifice by Robert Lofthouse

Third Place

Would You Like A Hug

by Jessica Weibley

Religious/Spiritual

First Place

The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Esther

by Lin Wilder

Second Place

Fat Moons and Hunger Moons: The Turn of the Seasons for Northwoods Natives 

by Tamarack Song

Finalist - Preview to Destiny by Lauren Kirby
Finalist - The Warehouse by Joyce Crawford
Finalist - Jesus Speaking by Mike Lutz

Third Place

Love Poems From New England

by Jon Meyer

Animal - Children's and YA

First Place

Dachshund Through The Snow

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Second Place

Legend Keepers: The Chosen One

by Bruce Smith

Finalist - Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man by Michael Thompson
Finalist - How Far is Safe? by Carolyn Stearns
Finalist - Gallant: Call of the Trail by Claire Eckard

Third Place

Ryder and Piper the Puppy

by Kathy Duffy

Animal - Adult

First Place

Beautiful Horseflesh

by Karen Bennett

Second Place

Gallant: The Call of The Trail

by Claire Eckard

Finalist - Follow Me, Friend by Cheryl Eriksen
Finalist - A Dog of Many Names by Douglas Green
Finalist - A Rescued Soul by Jeffrey Turner

Third Place

Wild Heart: An Equestrian Romance

by Carolyn Haley

Debut Author

First Place

Knights of the Alliance

by Stefanie Chu

Second Place

Chasing the Darkness

by Cassie Sanchez

Finalist - The Bubble by Joseph Honor Patenaude
Finalist - Judge's Waltz by S. Katherine Burnette
Finalist - Hard Road South by Scott Gates

Third Place

Town Lawe

by Bruno Pirecki

Best of Backlist

First Place

Everything You Say About Me That's Wonderful is True

by Dr. Casey as told to Catherine Blewett Miller

Second Place

Babylon Laid Waste: A Journey in the Twilight of the Idols

by Brigitte Goldstein

Finalist - An Impossible Life (The Impossible Series Book 1) by Rachael Siddoway and Sonja Wasden
Finalist - When Darkness Comes by John Anthony Miller
Finalist - Gabriel's Songbook by Michael Amos Cody

Third Place

Taking Baghdad: Victory in Iraq With the US Marines

by Aaron Michael Grant

Book Cover Design

First Place

The Power of Kindness: Through the Eyes of Children

by Ruth Maille

Second Place

Taro

by Blue Spruell

Finalist - Would You Like A Hug? by Jessica Weibley
Finalist - Scattered Legacy by Marlene Bell
Finalist - The Present by Geanna Culbertson
Finalist - The Green Woolen Fedora by Deborah Stevenson
Finalist - True Colors by Aditi Nair

Third Place

Fishing for Luck

by Murray Richter

Reviewer's Choice

Our Reviewers Select Their Favorite Books of 2021

Selected by Reviewer Lynette Latzko

The Prisoner and The Executioner

by Catee Ryan

Selected by Reviewer Amy Lignor

Nothing's As It Seems (Chastity Series Book 2)

by Holly Brandon

Selected by Reviewer Anita Lock

The Jesus Nut

by John Prather

Selected by Reviewer Barbara Bamberger Scott

Fedor

by Brant Vickers

Selected by Reviewer Diane Lunsford

Finding Joy: A Dog's Tale

by Daniela Amato

Selected by Reviewer Kimberly Trix Lee

Washington Territory's Grand Lady

by Julie McDonald Zander

Selected by Reviewer Holly Connors

The Mask

by Clayton Marshall Adams

Selected by Reviewer Katie Specht

Gilded Prisons

by Linda Gould

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