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Geisel Award

Best Published Book
Layla Fiske
The Fig Orchard


Best Unpublished Memoir -Tie
Michael W. Berns

Best Unpublished Memoir -Tie
David Ward
Accidental Immigrants

Best Unpublished Novel
Neal Griffin
Benefit of the Doubt

Best Unpublished Novel for Children/Young Adult
David Applegate
The Other Side

Best Unpublished Short Story
Laurel K Wasserman
When the Nuthatch Sings


Best Published Lifestyle Book
Cooking & Home

Maria Desiderata Montana
San Diego Chef’s Table

Best Published Contemporary

Marivi Soliven
The Mango Bride

Best Published General
Fiction – Tie

Zoe Ghahremani
The Moon Daughter

Best Published General
Fiction – Tie

Janice Steinberg
The Tin Horse

Best Published Historical

Layla Fiske
The Fig Orchard

Best Published History,
Military, & Politics

Jay Stout
Unsung Eagles

Best Published Mystery
Sisters In Crime Award

Matt Coyle
Yesterday’s Echo

Best Published Romance
Lisa Kessler

Best Published SciFi/Fantasy
R.J. Johnson
Change in Management

Best Published Self-Help & Medicine
Peggy D. Snyder
The Ten Minute Cognitive

Best Published Anthology
Margaret Harmon
The Genie Who Had Wishes of
His Own

Best Published Spiritual & Inspirational
Don Eulert
Ritual Healing

Best Published YA Novel
Jennifer Anne Davis
The Voice

Best Published Business
Martha Lawrence, Cynthia
Olmstead, & Ken Blanchard
Trust Works

Best Published General Nonfiction – Tie
J. Craig Venter
Life at the Speed of Light

Best Published General Nonfiction -Tie
Liz Palika
Idiot’s Guides: Dog Training

Best Published Local Interest
Richard W. Crawford
San Diego Yesterday

Best Published Children’s Book – Tie
Salina Yoon

Best Published Children’s Book – Tie
Helen Foster James and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh
Paper Son

Best Published Action/Thriller
Mike Sirota
Freedom’s Hand

Best Published Biography
Simonetta Carr
Anselm of Canterbury

Best Published Memoir
Larry Edwards
Dare I Call it Murder?

Best Published YA – SciFi/Fantasy
Lori R. Lopez
The Fairy Fly

Best Published Travel
Colleen Lanin
The Travel Mama’s Guide

Best Published Poetry
Shadab Zeest Hashmi
Kohl and Chalk

Best Published Poetry Anthology
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
Magee Park Poets Anthology