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2016 New Mexico-Arizona
Book Awards Finalists

Anthology (individual or collection)
Corrales Writring Group Currents, Corrales Writing Group 2015 Anthology Corrales Writing Group
McCall, Deanna Dickinson Rough Patches The Frontier Project
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths SoWest: So Deadly Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths
LeMay, John Tall Tales… Billy the Kid History Press
Magrane, Eric & Christopher Cokinos The Sonoran Desert Univ of AZ Press

Anthropology/Archaeology
Gamble, Lynn First Coastal Californians SAR Press
Martinez-Davila, Diaz & Hart Fractured Faiths SF Design llc/Fresco Books
Taylor, Nicole Schooled on Fat Routledge Taylor & Francis

Arts Book (includes art, music, or photography)
Ré, Paul Art, Peace, and Transcendence UNM Press
Dixon, Maurice Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales Univ of OK Press
Lowney, Bruce Bruce Lowney Prints & Paintings
Deming, Alison & Stephen Strom Death Valley Univ of AZ Press
Antreasian, Garo Garo Antreasian: Reflections on Life and Art UNM Press
McGarry, Susan Gregory McHuron Fresco Books
Brunson, Richard Irby Brown UNM Press
Drooker, Arthur Pie Town Revisted UNM Press
McGarry, Susan Pure Quill: Barbara Van Cleve SF Design llc/Fresco Books
Weber, Susan Susan’s Christmas Shop Gibbs Smith
Sparks, Barbara Taos: Land People Spirit Rose Fredrick Fine Art Publishing

Biography – Arizona subject (includes memoirs and autobiographies)
Poling-Kempes, Lesley Ladies of the Canyons Univ of AZ Press
Cleere, Jan Never Don’t Pay Attention TwoDot

Biography – New Mexico subject (includes memoirs and autobiographies)
Schreiber, Larry A Life Well Worn Nighthawk Press
Smith, Craig A Vision of Voices UNM Press
Trujillo, Agapito Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico History Press
Conoway, Patricia Listening with My Eyes
Fletcher, Harrison Candelaria Presentimiento Autumn House Press
Hamm, Ron Ross Calvin Sunstone Press

Biography – Other (includes memoirs and autobiographies)
Comus, Anna & Isabel Comis Degenaars Casada Wheatmark
Prentiss, Sean Finding Abbey UNM Press
Fackler-Sinkovitz, Elizabeth Grand River Highway Sunstone Press
Rose, E P Poet Under a Soldiers Hat
Ferguson, Kathryn The Haunting of the Mexican Border UNM Press
Tritten, Jasmine The Journey of an adventuresome Dane
Horner-Miller, Larada This Tumbleweed Landed
Armitage, Shelley Walking the Llano Univ of OK Press

Business Book (includes career)
Musgrave, Susan Business is about Goofy People Art Age Publication
Luna, Pi & Edward Worden Life Savings Engage Publications
Miziker, Ron Miziker’s Complete Event Planner’s Handbook UNM Press
Zeigler, Ann Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial Elsevier

Children’s Activity Book (workbook/craft book/coloring book)
Poole, Jason & Jason Schein A Dynasty of Dinosaurs Artemesia Publishing

Children’s Picture and Activity Books Bilingual (English & Spanish)
Rose, E P Ditty Dotty Ditties
Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza Rio Grande Books

Children’s Picture Book
Pura, Talia Alexia Wants to Fly Lily Star Press
Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza Rio Grande Books
Van Dusen, Ross How CrockaDog Came to Be Rio Grande Books
Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue Luna and Me Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux The Book Itch Lerner Publishing
Fields, Terri Tornado Tamer Arbordale Publishing
Van Dusen, Ross What Makes a Snowflake? Rio Grande Books
T’so, Pauline Whispers of the Wolf Wisdom Tales Press

Cookbook
DeWitt, Dave Dishing Up New Mexico Storey Publishing
Niederman, Sharon New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook Countryman Press

Fiction – adventure or drama
Van Dusen, Ross Area 102
Baldwin, Dan Bock’s Canyon Four Knights Press
Wilson, JJ Amaword Damnificados PM Press
Simmons, Hal Final Act Good Type Publishers
Steinsiek, Sabra Brown In the Fullness of Time Artemesia Publishing
Farmer, W. Michael Killer of Witches Gale Cengage
McFarland, Gerald W. The Last of Our Kind Sunstone Press
Chanda, Val Zorn and Grayall Encounter the Elements of Murder Wasteland Press

Fiction - historical fiction
Noyer, Albert Alberix the Celt Book 1 Plain View Press
Noyer, Albert Alberix the Celt Book 2 Plain View Press
Mandelbaum, JonnaLynn Daphe and Thekla Outskirts Press
Brown, Corinne Joy Hidden Star Friesen Press
Farmer, W. Michael Killer of Witches Gale Cengage
Davis, Will Kincaid Outskirts Press
Tollefson, LM Moreno Valley Sketches LLT Press
Spader, Rose Overturned Bucket
Clagett, Thomas West of Penance Five Star CENGAGE
Horner-Miller, Larada When Will Papa Get Home?

Fiction - mystery/suspense
Coley, Mary Beehives Wheatmark
Southard, Duke Cracks in the Wall Wheatmark
Curtin, Rich Death Saint
Badal, Joseph Death Ship Suspense Publishing
Masterman, Becky Fear the Darkness St Martin’s Press
Simmons, Hal Final Act Good Type Publishers
Kidera, Robert Get Lost Suspense Publishing
Tessler, Margaret Glass Houses BookLocker
Thomas, Diane In Wilderness Bantam Books
Greger, JL Murder. . . A Way to Lose Weight Oak Tree Press
Munoz, Thomas Red Sash of Thorns
Hillerman, Anne Rock with Wings HarperCollins
Stibbe, Claire The 9th Hour Noble Lizard Publishing
Cash, Marie Romero The Mariachi Murder Camel Press
Badal, Joseph The Motive Suspense Publishing
Orenduff, J Michael The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keefe Open Road

Fiction - other
Magennis, Bev Alibi Creek Torrey House Press
Southard, Duke Cracks in the Wall Wheatmark
Wilson, JJ Amaword Damnificados PM Press
Masterman, Becky Fear the Darkness St Martin’s Press
Bowersock, Melissa Finding Travis New Moon Publishing
Harrington, Corran Follow the River Home Arbor Farm Press
Thomas, Diane In Wilderness Bantam Books
Crawford, Stanley The Canyon: A Novel UNM Press
Anaya, Rudolfo The Sorrows of Young Alfonso Univ of OK Press

Fiction - romance
Cobos, Evelia I Fought & Believed
Lynn, Diane The Secondary Target Canta Bello Publishing
Steinsiek, Sabra Brown Time’s Secrets Artemesia Publishing

Fiction - science fiction & fantasy
Miller, Jonathan A Million Dead Lawyers Casa de Snapdragon Publishing
Williams, DE Child of Chaos WilliamsWorksPublishing
Mirabal, RJ Extreme Dust Storms May Exist Black Rose Writing
Alexandrov, Boian & Dora Galactic Legend of Life and Death
Russell, Sharman Apt Knocking on Heaven’s Door Yucca Publishing
Hickman, Kirt Mercury Sun Quillrunner Publishing
Kestell, Vikki Stealthy Steps FFF Books

Fiction eBooks
MV Ghiorghi Blood Matter Divertir Publishing
Robert Kidera Get Lost Suspense Publishing
Dennis Jung Language of the Dead Martin Brown
Melissa Bowersock Sonnets for Heidi New Moon Publishing
Dana Fox The Burning Man Anomaly Centotaph Corp

First Book AZ
Lowney, Bruce Bruce Lowney Prints & Paintings
Lynn, Diane The Secondary Target Canta Bello Publishing

First Book NM
Casale, Gloria Bioterror The Essential Threat Archway Publishing
Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Alvarez, Terry Down Riverside Road As the Word Turns Press
Harrington, Corran Follow the River Home Arbor Farm Press
Trujillo, Agapito Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico History Press
Prather, Hugh Innovation, Partnerships, Results Donning Co
Buchanan, Michele Scota’s Harp Mercury Heartlink
Dietz, Charlene Bell The Flapper, the Scientist and the Saboteur Quill Mark Press
Covington, Molly The Southwest Sunrise Surprise AIBF

Gardening Book
DeWitt, Dave Field Guide to Peppers Timber Press

Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book
Leamy, Sarah When No One’s Looking

Health Book (includes wellness, nutrition, beauty)
Garrison, Andrew & Sally Severino Wellness in Mind

History Book – Arizona subject
Cottam, Erica Hubbell Trading Post Univ of OK Press
Howard, Kathleen & Diana Pardue Over the Edge Rio Nuevo Publishing
Sevigny, Melissa Under Desert Skies Univ of AZ Press

History Book – New Mexico subject
Secord, Paul Bandelier National Monument Arcadia Publishing
Lewis, Nancy Owen Chasing the Cure in New Mexico Museum of NM Press
Martinez-Davila, Diaz & Hart Fractured Faiths SF Design llc/Fresco Books
Trujillo, Agapito Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico History Press
Prather, Hugh Innovation, Partnerships, Results Donning Co
Meyer, Marian Mary Donoho:New First Lady of Santa Fe Trail Rio Grande Books
Bullis, Don New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia Rio Grande Books
Pacheco, Ana The History of Spirituality in Santa Fe The History Press

History Book – Other
Comus, Anna & Isabel Comis Degenaars Casada Wheatmark
Lawrence, Deborah & John Lawrence Contesting the Borderlands Univ of OK Press
Sanchez, Joseph Early Hispanic Colorado Rio Grande Books
DeWitt, Dave Precious Cargo Counterpoint Press
Gardner, Mark Lee Rough Riders William Morrow
Hart, Ron Duncan Sephardic Jews Gaon Books

Juvenile Book (grade school to junior high school)
Little, Kimberly Griffiths The Time of the Fireflies Scholastic Press
Foth, Mary The Tree that Barked

Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.)
Cardenas, Ed El Legado Nighthawk Press
Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza Rio Grande Books
Trujillo, Agapito Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico History Press
Weber, Susan Susan’s Christmas Shop Gibbs Smith
Sparks, Barbara Taos: Land People Spirit Rose Fredrick Fine Art Publishing

Nature/Environment Book
Morgan, Phyllis As Far As the Eye Could Reach Univ of OK Press
Dearen, Patrick Bitter Waters: The Struggles of the Pecos River Univ of OK Press
Wittig, Sebastian Nihokeyah doo Nahasdzaan yokaa gi Naaldeehii SJSD Heritage Language Resource Center
West, George North American Hummingbirds UNM Press
Brown, Cindy Taos Hiking Guide Nighthawk Press
White, Courtney Two Percent Solutions for the Planet Chelsea Green
Armitage, Shelley Walking the Llano Univ of OK Press
NM Wilderness Alliance Wild Guide: Passport to NM Wilderness NM Wilderness Alliance

New Age Book
Baldwin, Dan They Are Not Yet Lost Four Knights Press

Nonfiction - other
Welch, John Dispatches from the Fort Apache Scout Univ of AZ Press
Hecker, Siegfried Doomed to Cooperate Bathtub Row Press
Prather, Hugh Innovation, Partnerships, Results Donning Co
Meyer, Marian Mary Donoho:New First Lady of Santa Fe Trail Rio Grande Books

Parenting/Family Issues Book
Luna, Pi & Edward Worden Life Savings Engage Publications

Pets
Wittig, Sebastian Naaldeehii SJSD Heritage Language Resource Center

Philosophy
Ré, Paul Art, Peace, and Transcendence UNM Press

Poetry Book AZ
Ruther, Barbara Jean Dirt Roads
Alarcon, Francisco & Odilia Galván Rodríguez Poetry of Resistance Univ of AZ Press

Poetry Book NM
Gholson, Christen All the Beautiful Dead Bitter Oleander Press
Cordova, Karen Farolito 3: A Taos Press
Sagan, Miriam Geographic Casa de Snapdragon Publishing
Anaya, Rudolfo Poems from the Rio Grande Univ of OK Press
Rose, E P Portraits
Shannon, Jeanne Summoning Mercury Heartlink
Stavans, Ilan The New World Haggadah Gaon Books
Amsden, Tim Vanishing Point
Giomi, Thelma Winter’s Invitation

Political Book (includes social/current events)
Berlin, Bruce Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America Our Time Books
Harris, Fred New Mexico 2050 UNM Press

Reference Book
Liddell, Judy & Barbara Hussey Birding Hotspots of Santa Fe, Taos, and Northern New Mexico Texas A&M Univ Press
Sanchez, Joseph & Bruce Erickson From Saltillo to San Antonio Rio Grande Books
Bullis, Don New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia Rio Grande Books
Wittig, Sebastian Nihokeyah doo Nahasdzaan yokaa gi Naaldeehii SJSD Heritage Language Resource Center

Religious Book
Carter, Mary E. A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah Tovah Miriam
Mandelbaum, JonnaLynn Daphe and Thekla Outskirts Press
Willmon, Fred God’s Promises Walking in His Footsteps Publications
Garcia, Anthony Portal of Light
Stavans, Ilan The New World Haggadah Gaon Books

Science (including mathematics)
Ré, Paul Art, Peace, and Transcendence UNM Press
Bisney, John & J.L.Pickering Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo UNM Press
Bartlit, John Regulatory Engineering: Prospectus and Primer Prospectus Publishing
Bisney, John & J.L.Pickering Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury & Gemini UNM Press

Self-help Book (includes spirituality/inspirational)
Blea, Juan 49 Tips & Insights for Understanding Addiction Outskirts Press
Bernstein, WM Sophistication
Liese, AJ Three Promises for Jane Tate Publishing

Spanish Language Book
Weir, Maria Paz Lo que mi abuela me dijo UNM Press

Sports/Recreation
Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Brown, Cindy Taos Hiking Guide Nighthawk Press
Awalt, Barbe Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List Rio Grande Books

Travel Book (includes guides)
Shaw, Patrick Chai Pilgrimage Dancing Elephant Press
Randles, Slim Complete Cowboy Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Hall, Loretta Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Ungande, Liesl Guide to New Mexico Mountains
Najdowski, Pam Travel Guide: All Trails Lead to Santa Fe High Desert Field Guides
Awalt, Barbe Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List Rio Grande Books
NM Wilderness Alliance Wild Guide: Passport to NM Wilderness NM Wilderness Alliance

Young Adult Book (high school)
Martinez, Mario Abran and Isabella’s Hidden Faith Gaon Books
Little, Kimberly Griffiths Banished HarperCollins
Claussen, Catalina Diamonds at Dusk Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Alvarez, Terry Down Riverside Road As the Word Turns Press
Cardenas, Ed El Legado Nighthawk Press
Luna, Pi & Edward Worden Life Savings Engage Publications
Zimmerman, Heidi Literacy Alive 2015 Rio Grande Books
Kattell, Camilla Youth on the Santa Fe Trail

Young Reader
Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza Rio Grande Books
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux The Book Itch Lerner Publishing
Van Dusen, Ross What Makes a Snowflake? Rio Grande Books
T’so, Pauline Whispers of the Wolf Wisdom Tales Press

Best Cover <6x9
Randles, Slim Complete Cowboy Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Hall, Loretta Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List Rio Grande Books
Harrington, Corran Follow the River Home Arbor Farm Press
Albion, Michele Quotable Emilia Erhart UNM Press
Munoz, Thomas Red Sash of Thorns
Awalt, Barbe Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List Rio Grande Books

Best Cover 6x9
Casale, Gloria Bioterror The Essential Threat Archway Publishing
Brown, Corinne Joy Hidden Star Freisen
Meyer, Marian Mary Donoho Rio Grande Books
Buchanan, Michele Scota’s Harp Mercury Heartlink
LeMay, John Tall Tales… Billy the Kid History Press

Best Cover Large Format
Re, Paul Art, Peace and Transcendence UNM Press
Huckell, Bruce Clovis Caches UNM Press
Van Dusen, Ross How CrockaDog Came to Be Rio Grande Books
Brunson, Richard Irby, Brown UNM Press
Bullis, Don New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia Rio Grande Books
Butterfield, Mike New Mexico’s High Peaks UNM Press
Van Dusen, Ross What Makes a Snowflake? Rio Grande Books

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2016 Book Award Sponsors: Anthology — sponsored by Mary Kay Stein Anthropology/Archaeology — sponsored by University of New Mexico Press and Ron Duncan Hart/Gaon Books Arts Book — sponsored by April Radbill Biography – Arizona — sponsored by Arizona Professional Writers Biography – New Mexico — sponsored by Sharon Snyder and Pauline and Mel Eisenstadt Biography – Other — sponsored by Ann Dallman Business Book — sponsored by New Mexico Book Co-op Children’s Activity Book — sponsored by SOMOS/Society of the Muse of the Southwest Children’s Picture Book — sponsored by Carla Ward/Tinkertown Museum, Santa Fe Public Library, and Story Monsters Ink Magazine Children’s Picture and Activity Books – Bilingual — sponsored by Evelia Cobos Cookbook — sponsored by Suzanne Smith and Jean and Ross Van Dusen Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book/Self-Help— sponsored by Rio Grande Books Fiction – adventure or drama — sponsored by Dave DeWitt Fiction - historical fiction — sponsored by Kyea Ranch/David and Lani Kyea, Dave Bushmire, and Scott Archer Jones Fiction - mystery/suspense — sponsored by Santa Fe Public Library and Dave DeWitt Fiction - other — sponsored by Mare Pearl and Sue Boggio and Dr. & Mrs. John Zeigler Fiction - romance — sponsored by Mare Pearl and Sue Boggio and Dr. & Mrs. John Zeigler Fiction - science fiction & fantasy — sponsored by Author Connect Fiction eBooks — sponsored by Author Connect and Mare Pearl and Sue Boggio First Book - Arizona — sponsored by Southwest Writers and Five Star Publications First Book - New Mexico — sponsored by Southwest Writers, Suzanne Smith, and Joseph Badal Gardening Book — sponsored by New Mexico Book Co-op Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book — sponsored by Sapphire Books, Maida Tilchen, and Jean and Ross Van Dusen Health Book — sponsored by New Mexico Book Co-op History Book – Arizona subject — sponsored by Arizona Professional Writers History Book – New Mexico subject — sponsored by Bathtub Row Press, Santa Fe Public Library, Patricia Smith Wood, and Diane Layden History Book – Other — sponsored by Dave DeWitt and Dave Bushmire Juvenile Book — sponsored by New Mexico Book Co-op Multi-cultural Subject — sponsored by Santa Fe Public Library Nature/Environment Book — sponsored by Vicky Ramakka New Age Book — sponsored by Clint Bridges and Jean and Ross Van Dusen Nonfiction - other — sponsored by Artemesia Publishing Parenting/Family Issues Book — sponsored by Judith McLaughlin and Daniel Godfrey Pets and Animals — sponsored by Suzanne Smith Philosophy — sponsored by Judith McLaughlin and Daniel Godfrey Poetry Book - Arizona — sponsored by Rio Grande Books Poetry Book - New Mexico — sponsored by New Mexico State Poetry Society Political Book — sponsored by and Pauline and Mel Eisenstadt Reference Book — sponsored by Jean and Ross Van Dusen Religious Book— sponsored by Judith McLaughlin and Daniel Godfrey Science — sponsored by Scott Archer Jones Self-help Book — sponsored by Mary O’Gara Spanish Language Book — sponsored by Kyea Ranch/David and Lani Kyea and Andrés Armijo Sports & Recreation — sponsored by Dave DeWitt Travel Book — sponsored by Carla Ward/Tinkertown Museum Young Adult Book — sponsored by Kinkajou Press Young Readers Book — sponsored by Rio Grande Books Best Cover Design (smaller than 6x9) — sponsored by Rio Grande Books Best Cover Design (6x9) — sponsored by Ruthe Francis Best Cover Design (larger than 6x9) — sponsored by New Mexico Book Co-op Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction — sponsored by WordHarvest Writers Workshops and Roadrunner Press Father Thomas J. Steele Award for Best History — sponsored by David and Irene Schneider Best Arizona Book — sponsored by Arizona Professional Writers Best New Mexico Book — sponsored by New Mexico Book Association Best Book — sponsored by Santa Fe Public Library and Tom Corbett and Lee Marmon



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