The 2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards were announced today, and I am so pleased Spice Secret: A Cautionary Diary was selected in the Director’s Choice Awards as the Outstanding Abuse Awareness Book, and it was named the Bronze Winner in the Pre-Teen/Teen Human Relations Children’s Indie Book category.
The purpose of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize authors who have written books with a human relations focus related to various interactions among people in different settings such as work, organizations, school, home, family or in personal lives. A partial list of the awards are below, but the entire list can be found on the Human Relations Indie Book Awards website.
2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Results
Director’s Choice Awards
Human Relations Impact Book of the Year – How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA by John M. McLaughlin & Mark K. Claypool (Rowman & Littlefield)
Outstanding Addiction Awareness Book – The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil by Mindy Miralia (Balboa Press)
Outstanding Adoption Awareness Book – A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin (Gathering Courage Media)
Outstanding Life Adjustment Book – Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart by Donna Wilk Cardillo (She Writes Press)
Outstanding Abuse Awareness Book – Spice Secret: A Cautionary Diary by Billie Holladay Skelley (Goldminds Publishing)
Pre-Teen/Teen Human Relations Children’s Indie Book
Gold Winner Convictions by Judith Silverthorne (Coteau Books)
Silver Winner My Lonely Room by John A. Vikara (Black Rose Writing)
Bronze Winner Spice Secret: A Cautionary Diary by Billie Holladay Skelley (Goldminds Publishing)