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Ta-dah! And The Winners Of 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Awards Are…

Ta-dah! And The Winners of 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Awards Are…

indiereader-01The judges have decided, the champagne is about to be uncorked, and the winners announced in the 2015 IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDA) at BEA.

Indie Reader (IR), an ALLi Partner Member, is the brainchild of Amy Edelman, who set up the awards to give indie authors access to people who can make a difference in their book's success.

While writing a great book is the first step, letting readers know it's great is just as important.

And getting it in front of the right people can expand a book's success. The winning titles are submitted to agents Dystal & Goderich to be considered for representation.

So, without further ado, here are those lucky 2015 winners.


First Place
Finding Flipper Frank Patrick M GarryFinding Flipper Frank
(Categories: Literary Fiction, Humor, Inspirational)

Second Place
Melt: There's No Place Like Home Selene Castrovilla 
(Category: Young Adult)

Third Place
Deadly Lies Chris Patchell 
(Category: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller)


First Place
Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach Lisa Quast Secrets of a Hiring Manager
(Categories: Business, Self-Help)

Second Place
Saving the Mona Lisa Gerri Chanel
(Category: History)

Third Place
The Angkor Guidebook Andrew Booth
(Category: Travel)

Category Winners in Fiction

Lana Fray and the Grand Plan Maren S Higbee Lana Fray

Hey, Baby, Look! Kate Shannon

The Island of Destiny (Pie Rats Book 3) Cameron Stelzer

Abracadabra Tut Page McBrier

Grooveworld Jeremy Gray

Graphic Novel
The Hockey Saint Howard Shapiro

Historical Fiction
Anna's Bear O W Shumaker

The Carpathian Assignment Chip Wagar Carpathian

Days of Amber Alex Chu

Literary Fiction
Mazie Baby Julie Frayn

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller (tie)
Fatal Redemption Lou Kilzer & Mark Boyden
Widow Walk
 Gerard LaSalle

The Other Son Allan Avidano

Popular Fiction
Henry's Re-Entry Welcome Cole

The Wanton Life of My Friend Dave Tristan Wood The Wanton Life of My Friend Dave

Science Fiction
Spanners Jonathan Maas

Women’s Fiction
Kate's Escape from the Billable Hour Petula Parker

Young Adult
Blooded D Hart St. Martin

Non-fiction Category Winners

Rowdy Christopher Madsen

Questioning Protocol Randi Redmond Oster

Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand Len Napolitano

Memoir (Tie)
After Action Dan Sheehan

Memoir (Tie)
Salvation of a Serial Celibate Gregory McAllister

Conscious Coupling Don Desroches

Wife for Life Ramona Zabriskie Wife for Life

The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide Bob Oedy

Young Adult (Non-Fiction)
Little American Man Lior Lampert



Author: Boni Wagner-Stafford

Boni Wagner-Stafford is a nonfiction author coach, writer, ghostwriter, editor, and co-founder of Ingenium Books. She’s an award-winning former journalist and also led public-sector teams in media relations, issues management, and strategic communications planning.
Boni has been at the controls of a helicopter, loves backcountry canoeing, once jumped from an airplane, sang on stage with Andrea Bocelli in a backup chorus, and grew up skiing Canada’s Rocky Mountains. She can be found on the South Shore of Montreal, in Mexico on her 40’ sailboat, Ingenium, or sometimes in the South of France.


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