2010 Award Winners

Fiction

Historical Fiction

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- Grey Wolf – David Huffman – Winter Park, FL
  • BRONZE -- For the Fatherland – Walter Zapotoczny, Jr – Los Barriles, Mexico
  • BRONZE -- Sisters of Valor – Rosalie Turner – Angel Fire, NM
  • SILVER -- The Great Hour Struck – Gary Varner – Manchester, MO
  • GOLD -- Days of Smoke – Mark Ozeroff – Port Orange, FL

Literary Fiction

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt – Gary Prisk – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • BRONZE -- The Letter – Jerry Yellin – Vero Beach, FL
  • SILVER -- Crack Between the Worlds – Carmen Stenholm – Pittsburgh, PA
  • GOLD -- Internal Conflicts – Flint Whitlock – Denver, CO

Mystery/Thriller

  • BRONZE -- Dangerous Past – A. F. Ebbers – Austin, TX
  • SILVER -- Muted Mermaid/Shaved Ice/Chocolate Soup Trilogy – Del Staecker – Lancaster, PA
  • SILVER -- Child Finder: Resurrection – Mike Angley – Colorado Springs, CO
  • GOLD -- Saigon Gold – Hugh Scott – Sedona, AZ
  • GOLD -- Breath of the Choson Dragon – Jack L. Wells – Lakeland, FL

SciFi/Fantasy/Horror

  • HONORABLE MENTION – Echo of a Distant Planet – Wayne Lutz
  • SILVER – Rhombus – Bob Gore

Non-Fiction

Creative Non-fiction

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- America’s Finest – Stephen Peterson – Shawnee, OK

Anthology

  • GOLD -- Surviving the Folded Flag – Deborah Tainsh – Panama City Beach, FL

Biography

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- A Life Well-Built—Lee Kelley – St. George, UT
  • SILVER -- This is Latch: The Story of Admiral Roy L. Hoffmann – Weymouth D. Symmes – Missoula, MT
  • SILVER -- An American Family in World War II – Sandra O’Connell – Ashburn, VA
  • GOLD -- An American Knight – Norman Fulkerson – Spring Grove, PA

History

  • SILVER -- Riding a Donkey Backwards Through Afghanistan – Mick Simonelli – San Antonio, TX
  • SILVER -- Truman and MacArthur – Don Farinacci – East Northpoint, NY
  • GOLD -- Fortress Rabaul – Bruce Gamble – Lynn Haven, FL
  • GOLD -- New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah – Richard Lowry – Orlando, FL

Memoir

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- Nam Sense – Arthur Wiknik – Higganum, CT
  • SILVER -- Roadside Bombs – William Little – Orange City, FL
  • SILVER -- Missions of Fire and Mercy – William Peterson – Piney Flats, TN
  • GOLD -- My Last War – Charles Grist – Orlando, FL

How To

  • SILVER -- The Burntwaters Cook’s Kitchen Guide – David Michaelson – Harrington, WA

  • GOLD -- A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotion – Carolyn Howard-Johnson – Glendale, CA

Reference

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- MST: Military Sexual Trauma – Miette Wells – Palestine, TX
  • HONORABLE MENTION -- 25 FREE References EVERY Texas Veteran Needs to Know – Marylyn Harris – Houston, TX
  • BRONZE--The Politics & Security of the Gulf – Jeffrey Macris – Annapolis, MD
  • GOLD--The Military Father – Armin Brott – Oakland, CA

Spiritual/Religious

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- A Quiet Reality – Emilio Marrero – Coronado, CA

  • BRONZE --- Faith Deployed – Jocelyn Green – Cedar Falls, IA
  • SILVER -- Tear in the Dessert – Fr. Ron Camarda – Atlantic Beach, FL
  • GOLD -- Battlefields and Blessings – Jocelyn Green – Cedar Falls, IA

Military

Air Force

  • SILVER -- If You Fly Don’t Crash – Charles Bailey – Placentia, CA
  • SILVER -- Of War and Weddings – Jerry Yellin – Vero Beach, FL

Coast Guard

  • GOLD -- So That Others May Live – Martha LaGuardia- Kotite – Niceville, FL

Army

  • BRONZE -- They Were Ready: The 164th Infantry – Terry Shoptaugh – Moorehead, MN
  • SILVER -- A Hill Called White Horse – Anthony Sobieski – Philadelphia, PA
  • GOLD -- Porcelain on Steel – Donna McAleer – Park City, UT
  • GOLD -- The Texas Gun Club – Mark Bowlin – Flower Mound, TX

Marines

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- And My Mother Danced with Chesty Puller – Bruce Hoffman – Dahlonega, GA
  • SILVER -- The Road to Iwo Jima – Tom McGraham – Murrieta, CA
  • GOLD -- Immediate Response – Clare McNaughton – Poole, Dorset, England

Navy

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- War on the Rivers – Weymouth D. Symmes – Missoula, MT
  • BRONZE -- Paper Dragon, Wooden Ship – Jack L. Wells – Lakeland, FL
  • SILVER -- How Can You Mend This Purple Heart – Terry Gould – Murfreesboro, TN
  • GOLD -- Shore Duty – Stewart Harris – Sequim, WA

Artistic

Graphic

  • GOLD -- The Vietnam War: A Graphic History – Dwight J. Zimmerman – Brooklyn, NY

Pictorial

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- MARG: America's Military Aircraft – Nicholas Veronico and Ron Strong – San Carlos, CA, Dublin. CA (respectively)
  • BRONZE --- Fields of War – Robert Mueller – Arlington Heights, IL
  • SILVER -- Cold War Peacemaker – Don Pyeatt and Dennis R. Jenkins – Fort Worth. TX, Cape Canaveral, FL, (respectively)
  • GOLD -- Lockheed Blackbird Family – Tony Landis – Tehachapi, CA

Poetry – Single Poem

  • GOLD -- POW/MIA – Mike Mullins – Windfall, IN

Poetry – Book of Poetry

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- She Wore Emerald Then – Carolyn Howard-Johnson & Magdelena Ball – Glendale, CA

  • GOLD -- Twisted Tongues – jim greenwald --New Paris, PA and Ruth Gerhardt – Benton, PA

Children

Children Under 12

  • BRONZE -- Momma’s Boots – Sandra Linhart – Canon City, CO

  • SILVER -- The ABC’s of OCD – Kathleen Dunn – Pittsburgh, PA
  • SILVER -- Daddy’s Boots – Sandra Linhart – Canon City, CO
  • GOLD -- My Sailor Dad – Ross Mackenzie – Norfolk, VA

Young Adult

  • HONORABLE MENTION -- My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens – Michelle Sherman and Anne Sherman – Oklahoma City, OK, and Woodbury, MN

  • BRONZE -- Tecumsah: Shooting Star of the Shawnee – Dwight J. Zimmerman – Brooklyn, NY
  • SILVER -- Firefight on Brown Water – Lynn Salsi – Greensboro, TN
  • GOLD -- Finding My Way: A Teenager's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma – Michelle Sherman and DeAnne Sherman – Oklahoma City, OK

Audio Books

  • SILVER -- Kings of the Green Jelly Moon – Mike Mullins (Windfall, IN), James Jellerson (Kaneohe, HI), Lloyd King (Lafayette, LA), and jim greenwald (New Paris, PA)
  • SILVER -- Lucky Enough – Eddie Beesley – Edmond, OK
  • GOLD -- Vietnam in Verse – Mike Mullins – Windfall, IN

Musical CD

  • SILVER -- Sailing Away – James Jellerson –Kaneohe, HI
  • GOLD -- Way Back Home – Jeff Senour & CTS – Mesa, AZ

MWSA President’s Award

  • Charlayne Henry – Pittsburgh, PA

MWSA Founder’s Award

  • Uncommon Valor -- Dwight Zimmerman