54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Nominees

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award nominees.

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK

 

Carla “Rae” Abshire, Andi’s Perfect Toy

Illustrated by Kelsey Wilson

 

Janet Farrar Byington, I Don’t Wanna Wear a Crown!

Illustrated by Cheryl Riner Hodge

 

Dan Carlton, Ollie and the Wise Owl

Illustrated by Debbie Byrd

 

Sarah Cash, Squeaky and the Stinky Mouse

Illustrated by Jason Smith

 

Alana Dorrell, Grandpa? I Wanted to Ask…

Illustrated by Joan Coleman

 

Vickie McEntire, Little Bird & Myrtle Turtle

Illustrated by Christie Vergona

 

Sucheta Rawal, Beato Goes To Indonesia

Illustrated by Alexandra Abagiu & Oana Cocheci

 

DETECTIVE/MYSTERY

 

Marilyn Baron, The Vampire Next Door

 

Blue Cole, Evil Upriver

 

Steven Cooper, Desert Remains

 

Betty Jean Craige, Dam Witherston

 

Doug Dahlgren, The Traveler

 

Lee Gimenez, FBI Code Red: A J.T. Ryan Thriller

 

Lynn Hesse, Another Kind of Hero

 

Linda Hughes, Secrets of the Asylum

 

Roger Johns, Dark River Rising

 

Josh Langston, Oh Bits!

 

Gene Powers, You Must Be Present to Win

 

Larissa Reinhart, 16 Millimeters: Maizie Albright Star Detective #2

 

Linda Sands, Grand Theft Cargo

 

Paul Sinor, Dancing in the Dark

 

Paul Sinor, Fair Game

 

Jason B. Sheffield, Son of a Bitch

 

Maggie Toussaint, Dadgummit

 

Jaclyn Weldon White, The Witch of Ben Hill County

 

Bob Young, The Hand of the Wicked

 

FIRST NOVEL

 

Charlene Ball, Dark Lady: A Novel of Emilia Bassano Lanyer

 

Janice Bearden, Chigger Ridge

 

Ernie Bowling, Coal Blooded

 

Lindsey P. Brackett, Still Waters

 

Christy Breedlove, When Lightning Strikes

 

T.M. “Mike” Brown, Sanctuary

 

Christina Kelly, Good Karma: A Novel

 

Penny Lewis, Bearing Crosses

 

Peter McDade, The Weight of Sound

 

Matthew W. Quinn, The Thing in the Woods

 

Winnfred Smith, Murder Finds a Home: A John Stone Mystery

 

Christopher Swann, Shadow of the Lions

 

Mark Warren, Adobe Moon: Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey

 

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY

 

Mehrsa Baradaran, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

 

Vincent Joseph Dooley, Samuel Norman Thomas, Jr., The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog: The Civil War Correspondence of William Gaston Delony, Lieutenant Colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Cavalry, and Rosa Delony, 1835-1863

 

Frederick L. Downing, Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences

 

Karen Head, Disrupt This! MOOCs and the Promises of Technology

 

Richard Jay Hutto, The Kaiser’s Confidante: Mary Lee, the First American-Born Princess

 

Joel McMahon, Our Good and Faithful Servant: James Moore Wayne and Georgia Unionism

 

Charles McNair, Play It Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor

 

Wade Padgett, From Court in the Wilderness to Court in the Metropolis: A History of the Augusta Judicial Circuit

 

Dawn Peterson, Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion

 

William Rawlings, The Strange Journey of the Confederate Constitution and Other Stories from Georgia’s Historical Past

 

Carol Ruckdeschel, A Natural History of Cumberland Island, Georgia

 

J.P. Telotte, Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

 

David Williams, Georgia’s Civil War: Conflict on the Home Front

 

INSPIRATIONAL

 

Chip R. Bell, Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service That Sparkles

 

Steven Marx Celestin, MD, Tell it to Me Straight, Doc

 

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia, Words of Hope and Healing: Encouragement and Empowerment for Survivors of Child Abuse

 

Kerry Hemms, Teacher’s Field Guide

 

Nakita Jackson, Alphabet Motivation

 

Karli Land, Made to Move

 

Candace L. Long, The Ancient Path to Creativity and Innovation: Where Left and Right Brains Meet

 

Deborah Malone, Blooming in Broken Places

 

Dan Parker, Prisoners of Hope in Incarceration Nation: Good News to People in Bondage

 

C.K. Sharpe, Miracles of Jesus: A 40-Day Devotional

 

Nancy Vason, The Dance of the Sandpipers

 

Peter M. Wallace, Getting to Know Jesus (Again): Meditations for Lent

 

Ty Wheeler, Todd Trainer, Ken Harriss, Dawn’s Early Light

 

LITERARY FICTION

 

Nancy Brandon, Show Me a Kindness

 

Diane Michael Cantor, When Nighttime Shadows Fall

 

Michael Dew, The Land of Silence

 

Barbara D. Duffey, Of Grace and Courage: Thornhill Veterans Hospital

 

Nandita Godbole, Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods: Book One

 

Jeff Haws, The Solitary Apocalypse

 

John House, Uncommon Bond

 

Penny Garden Lewis, Microwave is Dead

 

D.B. Martin, Mother

 

Man Martin, The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome

 

Albert Norton, Jr., Rough Water Baptism

 

Anna Schachner, You and I and Someone Else

 

Katie Hart Smith, Hope Never Rests

 

Daren Wang, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires

 

MEMOIR

 

Jonathon Scott Barrett, Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens

 

Christopher Blake, And Half the Seed of Europe: A Genealogy of the Great War, 1914-1918

 

Stephen Corey, Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Cultural, and Literary

 

Ann Lovvorn Douglass, Snippets

 

Christopher Martin, This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith

 

Habiba N. Shaw, Marks behind the Stones

 

Susie TenEyck, Abandoned

 

POETRY CHAPBOOK

 

Joan M. Howard, Death and Empathy: My Sister Web

 

K.B. Kincer, After the Transplant

 

Ron Self, Requiem for the Unconvinced

 

Jane Simpson, On the Porch, Under the Eave

 

POETRY FULL-LENGTH BOOK

 

Clifford Brooks, Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart

 

Danielle Hanson, Ambushing Water

 

Ron Jones, The Ill Lines of an Ill Mind

 

Andrea Jurjevic, Small Crimes

 

D.B. Martin, Y—Dark Tales & Poetry

 

Heidi Lynn Nilsson, For the Fire from the Straw

 

Anya Krugovoy Silver, Second Bloom

 

Kimberly J. Simms, Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill

 

Charles Wanager, Sixteen Windows

 

ROMANCE

 

Tori Bailey, Love Made from Scratch: A Coming Home Novel, Book Three

 

Marilyn Baron, The Alibi

 

Sally Kilpatrick, Bless Her Heart

 

Bobbi Kornblit, Red Carpet Rivals

 

Jane Lewis, Love at Five Thousand Feet

 

SHORT STORY COLLECTION

 

Michael Bishop, Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories

 

Susan Lindsley, Emperor of the United American States and Other Stories

 

Susan Lindsley, Whitetails and Tall Tales

 

D.B. Martin, Terror Tales Vol. 1

 

Jennifer Wallace, Side By Side: A Patchwork Portrait of My Southern Family

 

Janie Dempsey Watts, Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers

 

SPECIALTY BOOK

 

Tripp Bowden, All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures, from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond

 

Alice Lovejoy Carnahan, Jonathan: Wolfsong’s Last Chapter: A Story of Love and Loss

 

Jimmy Carter, The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter

 

Edward Gadrix, Panther Pride: The Story of Sports at Georgia State University

 

Cynthia Graubart, Sunday Suppers

 

Josh Langston, The Naked Novelist!

 

Rona Simmons, Jack Smith, Images from World War II: The Art of Jack Smith

 

Buddy Sullivan, Benjamin Galland, Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island

 

Jason Thrasher, Athens Potluck

 

YOUNG ADULT

 

Tabbatha Bella, Misha the Brave

 

Caroline George, The Vestige

 

McCall Hoyle, The Thing with Feathers

 

Aaron Levy, Blood Don’t Lie

 

Sandra Page, Island of the Lost World