2010 MWSA 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

Military/Air Force

SILVER -- If You Fly Don’t Crash – Charles Bailey – Placentia, CA

SILVER -- Of War and Weddings – Jerry Yellin – Vero Beach, FL

Military/Coast Guard

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

Military/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

Military/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

Military/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

Artistic/Graphic

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

Artistic/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