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2022 NYC Big Book Award Winners



David Kushner

Animals-Pets Fiction

General Jack and the Battle of the Five Kingdoms

David Bush

Audiobook Fiction Series

Pastel Pink (The Zadok Series book 1)

Nikki Minty

Audiobook Nonfiction

Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work

Monica H. Kang

Book Cover Design-Fiction

The Wand, The Madigan Chronicles, Book Three

Marieke Lexmond

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

ChangeMasters: How To Actually Make the Changes You Already Know You Need To Make

Barry J. Moltz


Off Our Chests: A Candid Tour Through the World of Cancer

John Marshall & Liza Marshall

Chapter Books


Bruce Rougraff

Childrens Environment

When the Earth Slept

Jillian Arena

Childrens Inspirational

The Rare, Tiny Flower

Kitty O'Meara

Childrens Music

Lazlo Learns Recorder

Vicky Weber

Christian Nonfiction

Salt & Light; The Complete Jesus

Jonathan Geoffrey Dean

Contemporary Novel

Em's Awful Good Fortune

Marcie Maxfield

Cross Genre

What Seems True

James Garrison


Federalsim, Preemption, and the Nationalization of American Wildlife Management: The Dynamic Balance Between State and Federal Authority

Lowell E. Baier

Epic Fantasy

Trine Rising, The Kinderra Saga: Book One

C.K. Donnelly


Novel Women 2

Between Friends Book Club


Chemicals and Christians: Compassion and Caution

Martha McLaughlin

Historical Fiction

The Puppet Maker's Daughter

Karla M. Jay



Neil Goldberg & Niko Nickolaou


Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving

Samuel Sanders


Live Like Sean: Important Life Lessons from My Special-Needs Son

TJ Nelligan with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

LGBTQ Fiction

Two Boys at Breakwater

Boston Teran

Legal Thriller


Alex S. Avitabile


Emotional Magnetism: How to Communicate to Ignite Connection in Your Relationships

Sandy Gerber


Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

Allison Hong Merrill

Military Nonfiction

Where Cowards Go to Die

Benjamin Sledge

Multicultural Nonfiction

Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways to Build a More Inclusive World

Rohit Bhargava & Jennifer Brown


The Fixer's Daughter

Hy Conrad

Nature-Childrens Series

Babies On Board Part 2

Susan Marie Chapman


Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel

Gena Cox

Parenting & Family (Adoption)

Fostering: A Memoir of Courage and Hope

Carmen Maria Navarro

Personal Growth

Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business

Jenny Blake

Picture Books - Ages 4-8

Bravo Anjali

Sheetal Sheth

Picture Books - Preschool

ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills

Celeste C. Delaney


Feelings Awakened

Vibha Maurya

Political Fiction

What Would The Founding Fathers Tell Us Today? Political Dialogs Between 1789 and 2040

Werner Neff


Safe, Wanted, and Loved: A Family Memoir of Mental Illness, Heartbreak, and Hope

Patrick Dylan


Jobseeker's Guide, 9th Edition, Ten Steps to a Federal Job®

Kathryn Troutman


The Attractiveness of Wisdom

Judy Kelly

Sales & Marketing

Competing on Thought Leadership

Robert S. Buday

Self-help: Motivational

Mind Hacking for Rebels: A practical guide to power and freedom

Karin Tydén

Short Stories

Lockdown: A Collection of Dark Tales

Arthur Herbert


A Socio-Criminological Analysis of the HIV Epidemic

Bruno Meini

Sports Nonfiction

Why Baseball Is a Sport and Golf Is Not: Separating the Players from the Poseurs

Aaron S Bayley and Luigi Di Serio


The Enigma Source

Breakfield and Burkey


Stories from Ecuador: A Collection

Tyrel Nelson

Visionary Fiction

Cali the Destroyer

Sol Luckman

Western Fiction

The Bones of Amoret

Arthur Herbert

Young Adult Fiction

Space Story

W. W. Marplot

Addiction & Recovery

Co-Crazy: One Psychologist's Recovery from Codependency and Addiction: A Memoir and Roadmap to Freedom

Sarah Michaud

African American Nonfiction

No One Cheers for Goliath: My Leadership Story

Timothy J. Brown


James Hoban: Designer and Builder of the White House

Stewart D. McLaurin


Audiobook Fiction Series

Powerful Purples (The Zadok Series, Book 3)

Nikki Minty


Francis and Clare The Struggles of the Saints of Assisi

Kathleen Brady,
Cover Design by Kathryn Holeman

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

Francis and Clare The Struggles of the Saints of Assisi

Kathleen Brady,
Cover Design by Kathryn Holeman


Adapt: Scaling Purpose in a Divisive World

Diane Primo


Reputation 360: Jumpstart your career by building a positive personal brand

Lida Citroën


Transferring Credits, Book Three, The With Honors Series

Addison Winters

Childrens Fiction

Pablo: The Plate Painter of Mazatlan

Craig Morgan Porter Rollins and Rufus ZaeJoDaeus

Childrens Motivational

Dancing Deepa

Suchi Sairam

Childrens Religion

It's That Time of Year! Diwali is Here!

Vanessa Kapadia


Giant Banana Over Texas: Darkly Humorous Tales

Mark Nutter

Cookbooks International

Amalia's Mesoamerican Table-Ancient Culinary Traditions with Gourmet Infusions

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Cultural and Social Issues

We Hardly Knew Them, How Homeless Mentally Ill People Became Collateral Damage

Pat Morgan

Epic Fantasy

Trine Fallacy, The Kinderra Saga: Book Two

C.K. Donnelly


Ignatius and The Swords of Nostaw

D.A. Mucci

General Fiction

The Golden Hearts Club: A Novel

Cinda K. Swalley


Dipped In It, a Memoir

Bethany Harvey

History-United States

We The Presidents: How American Presidents Shaped the Last Century

Ronald Gruner

Home & Garden

Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy

James Archer Abbott, Elaine Rice Bachmann



Anne Pfeffer


The Heritage: A Jewish Historical Fiction Novel

Jack Michonik

LGBTQ Nonfiction

The Life and Times of the Legendary Larry Townsend

Jack Fritscher

Literary Fiction

Blood Up North

Fredrick Soukup


Built from Broken: A Science-Based Guide to Healing Painful Joints, Preventing Injuries, and Rebuilding Your Body

Scott H. Hogan

Middle Grade

Terriers in the Jungle, A Novel

Georja Umano

Mind, Body, Spirit

Embodied: How to Connect to Your Body, Ignite Your Intuition, and Harness Universal Energy for Healing

Vicky Roubekas


The Music Therapy Studio: Empowering the Soul's Truth

Rick Soshensky


Mr. Robert's Madagascar: A Tale of a Lost World

Robert Bullock

New Adult Fiction

The Clothes That Make You

L.S. Kilroy

Paranormal Mystery/Thriller

Ta Le – Book 1: Knowledge

Yessoh G.D.

Performing Arts

Waiting in the Wings: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond

Tiffany Haas


Flock Without Birds

Filip Dousek

Picture Books - All Ages

Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be?

Junia Wonders


Scale Model of a Country at Dawn

John Sibley Williams


Gathering Broken Light

Heather Lang-Cassera

Political Nonfiction

Macron Unveiled: The Prototype for a New Generation of World Leaders

Alain Lefebvre

Race Relations

Black, White, and Gray All Over: A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement

Frederick Douglass Reynolds


Exploring Asheville: Its History, Attractions, Mysteries, Ghosts, and Tall Tales

Tom Collins


The Refusal

Eve M. Riley

Science Fiction

Ark of the Apocalypse

Tobin Marks

Self-help: Spiritual

The Unfakeable Code®

Tony Jeton Selimi

Small Books/Novella

Out of Poland - Novella

Breakfield and Burkey


The Eye of the Heart: A New Translation with Selected Letters

Frithjof Schuon


The Vitruvian Heir, Book I: The Unraveling

L.S. Kilroy



Allen Taylor

True Crime

The East River Ripper: The Mysterious 1891 Muder of Old Shakespeare

George R. Dekle, Sr.


Beat stress, fatigue and burnout! Take immediate actions, re-evaluate your life and build a platform of resilience

Bard Borresen

Women's Fiction

The Silence in the Sound

Dianne C. Braley

Young Adult Nonfiction

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

Earl Hipp

Adult Coloring Books

Explore & Color San Francisco Chinatown

Bibi LeBlanc


Built from Broken: A Science-Based Guide to Healing Painful Joints, Preventing Injuries, and Rebuilding Your Body

Scott H. Hogan

Audiobook Fiction

The Last Professional

Ed Davis

Audiobook Fiction Series

Ruby Red (The Zadok Series book 2)

Nikki Minty

Book Cover Design-Childrens Picture Books


Neil Goldberg & Niko Nickolaou

Book Interior Design-Nonfiction

Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average

Sheri Koones


What's Your "And"?: Unlock the Person Within the Professional

John Garrett


Power Failure: A Nurse's Story

Terri Arthur, RN

Childrens Educational

Visual Biology. Animals: Illustrated Study Guide.

Vladimir Timokhanov

Childrens Humor

That Monster on the Block

Sue Ganz-Schmitt

Childrens Multicultural

The Ace Compeers: The Secrets of Skin Colour

Rita Bhandari

Christian Fiction

Angelic Wars: End of the Beginning

Rick E. Norris

Comics and Graphic Novels

Snowlands: A Blood Moon

Morr Meroz; Ill. Collin Fogel

Crime Fiction

Hot House

Lisa Towles

Death & Dying

Reflections on Ineffable Love: from loss through grief to joy

Cheryl Lafferty Eckl

Epic Fantasy

Trine Revelation: The Kinderra Saga: Book Three

C.K. Donnelly

Fantasy-Game (Specialty Books)

Dungeon Jest: The Ruby of Power

Andrew Snook

Gift Book


Sonee Singh

Health & Fitness

Built from Broken: A Science-Based Guide to Healing Painful Joints, Preventing Injuries, and Rebuilding Your Body

Scott H. Hogan


The Official White House Christmas Ornament: Collected Stories of a Holiday Tradition

Marcia M. Anderson, Kristen Hunter Mason



Kaylin McFarren

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Juvenile Fiction

The Runaways of Missing Lake

Tanya Fyfe


Empathy In Action: How to Deliver Great Customer Experiences at Scale

Tony Bates, Dr. Natalie Petouhoff

Marketing & Public Relations

The Brand Positioning Workbook: A Simple How-To Guide To More Compelling Brand Positionings, Faster

Ulli Appelbaum

Medical Mystery/Thriller

Match: A Medical Murder Mystery

Amy S. Peele

Military Fiction

Brothers Of War, The Iron Brigade At Gettysburg

Michael Eisenhut

Multicultural Fiction

The Baseball Widow

Suzanne Kamata


Sins of the Family

Hy Conrad

Nature-Childrens Series

Babies On Board Part 1

Susan Marie Chapman

New Fiction (First-time Published)

The Golden Hearts Club: A Novel

Cinda K. Swalley

Paranormal Romance

Of Dreams and Angels

Jared Morrison

Personal Finance

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Sue Stevens


Picturing Freedom: African Americans & Their Cars, A Photographic History

Stanley B. Burns, MD & Elizabeth A. Burns

Picture Books - Multicultural

Guru Nanak: First of the Sikhs



Healing Yesterday's Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self

Kyli Santiago


Federalsim, Preemption, and the Nationalization of American Wildlife Management: The Dynamic Balance Between State and Federal Authority

Lowell E. Baier

Political Thriller

Blood Before Dawn, Book 2 of the Dung Beetles of Liberia Series

Daniel V. Meier, Jr.


Systematic Land Theft

Jillian Hishaw, Esq.


Emotional Magnetism: How to Communicate to Ignite Connection in Your Relationships

Sandy Gerber

Romantic Thriller

Those We Trust

Marie Jones

Self-help: General

The Unfakeable Code®

Tony Jeton Selimi


Sexpert: Desire, Passion, Sensations, Intimacy, and Orgasm to Indulge in Your Best Sex Life

Dr. Chelsie Reed

Social/Political Change

My Unexpected Life: An International Memoir of Two Pandemics: HIV and COVID-19

Martina Clark

Sports Fiction

The Coach's Wife

Barbara Casey


The Enigma Always

Breakfield and Burkey


Eagle Ascending

Dan Whitfield

Urban & Paranormal Fantasy

The Wand, The Madigan Chronicles, Book Three

Marieke Lexmond

Well-being Childrens

1-2-3 My Feelings and Me

Goldie Millar, Lisa A. Berger

Women’s Issues

Run, Walk, Crawl: A Caregiver Caught Between Generations

Sarahbeth Persiani

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