2014 Award Winners

President’s Award

  • Joyce Faulkner

Founder’s Award

  • CTS [Music Video – “Hit-N-Run”]

Historical Fiction:

Gold Medal

  • Eyes of the Blind by John Huffman
  • The Dark Side of Glory by Richard McMahon

Silver Medal

  • Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green
  • Firehammer by Ric Hunter

Bronze Medal

  • When Wars Were Won by Hugh Aaron
  • Flying into the Storm by Bill Norris

Thriller/Mystery:

Gold Medal

  • Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel

Silver Medal

  • Cochabamba Conspiracy by Brinn Colenda
  • The Warriors by Tom Young

Bronze Medal

  • Revolution 2016: Take Back America by Lee Boyland & Vista Boyland
  • Amazon Moon  byGlenn Starkey

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror:

Silver Medal

  • Restless Hearts, What if Fallen Heroes Could Go Home by Dennis Baker

Bronze Medal

  • Fade to Black by Jeffrey Wilson

Romance: 

Gold Medal

  • Forget Me Not by Heather Ashby

Bronze Medal

  • Silks and Sands by Kathi Rowe

Anthology:

Silver Medal

  • Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand by Jeffrey Hess

Short Story Collection:

Bronze Medal

  • Night Flares: Six Tales of the Vietnam War by Robert M. Pacholik

History:

Gold Medal

  • Georgia Remembers Gettysburg: A Collection of First-Hand Accounts Written by Georgia Soldiers, byJ. Keith Jones
  • The Fires of October, by Blaine L. Pardoe

Silver Medal

  • Red Markers, Close Air Support for the Vietnamese Airborne, 1962-1975, byGary Willis
  • America’s Greatest Blunder by Burton Yale Pines

Bronze Medal

  • Valor in Vietnam 1963-1977 Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice, by Allen Clark
  • The Great War Dawning by Joe Robinson

Memoir:

Gold Medal

  • DaNang Diary: A Forward Air Controller’s Gun Sight View of Flying with SOG, by Tom Yarborough

Silver Medal

  • After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey, by Dan Sheehan

Bronze Medal

  • All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq, by Miyoko Hikiji

Biography:

Gold Medal

  • Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always, by Mike Guardia

Silver Medal

  • Walter Goes to War – WWII, by Dick Hrebik

Bronze Medal

  • West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage, by D.E. Rice, J.A. Vigna, and G.E. Mathieson Sr.

 Reference:

 Gold Medal

  • Backbone History, Traditions, and Leadership Lessons of the Marine Corps NCO’s, by Julia Dye

Silver Medal

  • U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAPS, by Mike Guardia

Bronze Medal

  • Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, by Robert Mueller

Creative Non-Fiction:

Silver Medal

  • The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens by Carolyn P.Schriber

Bronze Medal

  • Unheralded Heroes by Thomas vanHees   

Humor:

Bronze Medal

  • Congressional Integrity, by David Michaelson

Spiritual/Religious:

Bronze Medal

“Endowed by Their Creator:” A Collection of Historic Military Prayers by  Colonel Robert D. Ray  

Poetry:

Gold Medal

  • Twisted Tongues Vol. 2 “The Invisible Americans” Native American Historical Poetry by jim greenwald

Bronze Medal

  • Shadows of Combat, Poetry about the Vietnam Era by Richard C. Geschke & Robert A. Toto

Children Ages 12 and Under:

Silver Medal

  • Mixed Up; my ant’s mysteries by Sandra Miller Linhart

Silver Medal

  • Fun Days in Pittsburgh by Pat McGrath Avery and Joyce Faulkner
  • A Sergeant in the House by Betty Turnbull & Susan Senning

Bronze Medal

  • Good Night Captain Mama: Buenas Noches Captain Mama by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Young Adult:

Gold Medal

  • Believing in Horses, Too by Valerie Ormond

Bronze Medal

  • No Surrender Soldier  by Christine Kohler 
  • The Adventures of Gopher Piddington by David Michaelson

William E Mayer Award for Literary or Artistic Excellence

Gold Medal

  • jim greenwald for “pen on paper – begin”

Silver Medal

  • Richard Geschke  for “Lost and Found”

MWSA/Phoenix Police Department Student Writing Contest

  • 1st. Place Anelyse Regelbrugge for “Many Hearts Make Light Troubles”
  • 2nd Place Kate Howard for “Judgment Day”
  • 3rd Place Socorro Nieves for “The Person I Admire Most: Officer Moore”