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The PARANORMAL Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of Paranormal and Supernatural Fiction. The Paranormal Book Awards is a genre division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The #CIBAs).

Chanticleer International Book Awards (the CIBAs) is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, weird otherworldly stories, superhumans (ex. Jessica Jones, Wonder Woman), magical beings & supernatural entities (ex. Harry Potter), vampires & werewolves (ex. Twilight), angels & demons, fairies & mythological beings, magical systems and elements. They will be put to the test and the best will be declared winners of the prestigious CIBAs.

The 2019 CIBAs received an unprecedented number of entries making this book awards program even more competitive. More entries along with more competitive works make the final rounds of judging even more demanding. The judges have requested a new level of achievement to be added to the rounds to acknowledge the entries that they deemed should receive a high level of recognition.

We decided that this was the time to incorporate the new level – The FINALISTS – as requested by the CIBA judges. This new level will be incorporated into the 2019 CIBAs Levels of Achievement.  The FINALISTS were selected from the entries that advanced from  the 2019 PARANORMAL Book Awards Semi-Finalists.

Congratulations to the 2019 PARANORMAL Book Awards Finalists!

  • Kaylin McFarren – High Flying   
  • Joy Ross Davis – The Witch of Blacklion     
  • D. J. Adamson – At The Edge of No Return     
  • Linda Watkins – The Tao of the Viper, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery    
  • Jack Cullen – Runes of Steel    
  • Palmer Pickering – Moon Deeds    
  • Susan Lynn Solomon – Abigail’s Window     
  • Robert Herold – The Eidola Project   
  • Janet K. Shawgo – Legacy of Lies     
  • E. V. Svetova – Over The Hills Of Green   
  • London Clarke – Whickering Place    
  • Joey Rodriguez – Below   
  • Jerry Gundersheimer – El Coronel: Book Two of The Medium Series   
  • Ryan J. Lyons Drums and Dragons    
  • Avanti Centrae – VanOps: The Solstice Countdown  
  • Lori Roberts – Where the Sweetgrass Grows    

These titles are in the running for the limited number of First Place positions of the 2019 PARANORMAL  Book Awards for Supernatural Fiction.

Good luck to all as your works move on to the final rounds of judging.

The Finalists and the Semi-Finalists will be recognized at the 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference and  at the 2019 CIBA banquet and ceremony.

Congratulations to the Semi-finalists whose works have advanced to the Premier Finalists Level of Achievement in the 2019 CIBAs! 

The 16 divisions of the 2019 CIBAs’ Grand Prize Winners, the First Place Category Position Award Winners, and all Finalists and Semi-Finalists will be recognized at the postponed (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Annual Gala, now re-scheduled for Saturday, September 5th, 2020.


Join us at the Chanticleer Authors Conference at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. or VIRTUALLY via ZOOM. Use our link above to register now for this exciting event!

We are now accepting submissions into the 2020 PARANORMAL Book Awards. The deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2020. The winners will be announced in April 2021.

Please click here for more information.

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