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We are deeply honored and excited  to announce the 2019 Winners of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs). Part Three of Three – 2019 CIBA  Winner Announcements

CIBA Grand Prize Ribbons! You know that you want one!

The winners were recognized at the Virtual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Ceremonies that were held on during VCAC September 8 – 13, 2020 by ZOOM webinars based at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, Wash.

We want to thank each and everyone  of the CIBA judges who read each and every entry and then comment, rate, and rank within each of the 17 CIBA Divisions. Without your passion and labor of love for books, the Chanticleer International Book Awards would not exist and we could not fulfill our mandate:  Discovering Today’s Best Books!

THANK YOU JUDGES!

Levels of Achievements for Book Awards

Each year, we find the quality of the entries and the competitiveness of the division competitions increasing exponentially. We added a new level to the judging rounds in 2019—the premier Level of FINALIST per each CIBA Division. The CIBA judges wanted to add the Finalist Level of Achievement as a way to recognize and validate the entries that had outstanding merit but were not selected for the very few First Place Award positions within each genre division.

We are honored to present the

2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards

Grand Prize Winners 

The 2019 CIBA Winners! 


Romance Fiction Award

The CHATELAINE Book Awards for

Romantic Fiction and Women’s Fiction

Grand Prize Winner is

The SKEPTICAL PHYSCICK

by Gail Avery Halverson

        • T.K. Conklin – Threads of Passion
        • Jule Selbo – Find Me in Florence 
        • Michelle Cox – A Veil Removed
        • Heather Novak – Headlights, Dipsticks, & My Ex’s Brother
        • Kari Bovee – Grace in the Wings
        • Joanne Jaytanie – Salvaging Truth, Hunters & Seekers
        • L.E. Rico – Mischief and Mayhem

The SOMERSET Book Awards for Literary, Contemporary, and Mainstream Fiction

Grand Prize Winner is

A MANUSCRIPT

The PROPRIETOR of the THEATRE of LIFE

by Donna LeClair

      • Carl Roberts for The Trial of Connor Padget
      • Judith Kirscht for End of the Race
      • Patrick Finegan for Cooperative Lives
      • Santiago Xaman  for After Olympus
      • Claire Fullerton for Little Tea
      • Maggie St. Claire for Martha
      • Jamie Zerndt for  Jerkwater
      • R. Barber Anderson for  The Sunken Forest, Where the Forest Came out of the Earth
        • HONORABLE MENTIONS:
          • Beth Burgmeyer – The Broken Road, ms
          • Bob Holt – Firebird, ms

Journey Narrative Non-Fiction

The JOURNEY Book Awards for

Narrative Non-Fiction, Memoirs, and Biographies 

Grand Prize Winner is

PERSISTENCE of LIGHT by John Hoyte

      • Anna Carner – Blossom ~ The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury
      • Linda Gartz – Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago
      • Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson – The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug
      • Nikki West – The Odyssey of the Chameleon
      • Eva Doherty Gremmert – Our Time To Dance 

The INSTRUCTION and INSIGHT Book Awards for How-To Guides, Travel Guides, Cook Books, Self-Help, and Enlightenment

Grand Prize Winner is 

TEN THINGS EVERY CHILD with AUTISM

WISHES YOU KNEW

by Ellen Notbohm

    • Margaret A Hellyer – A Home on the South Fork
    • Donna Cameron – A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You
    • Brad Borkan and David Hirzel – When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic
    • Donald M. Rattner – My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques
    • Carole Bumpus – Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One, Savoring the Olde Ways Series
    • Lisa Boucher – Raising The Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture
    • Ryan M. Chukuske – Bigfoot 200: Because, You Know, Why the #@&% Not? 

 

Nellie Bly Awards

The NELLIE BLY Book Awards for Investigative and Long Form Journalism Non-Fiction 

Grand Prize Winner is

SHAPING PUBLIC OPINION:

How Real Advocacy Journalism

Should Be Practiced

by Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D.

  • T.S. Lewis – The Why of War: An Unorthodox Soldier’s Memoirs
  • Maya Castro – The Bubble: Everything I Learned as a Target of the Political, and Often Corrupt, World of Youth Sports
  • John Hoyte – Persistence of Light
  • Judy Bebelaar and Ron Cabral – And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown
  • Patrick Hogan – Silent Spring – Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War
  • Gordon Cross, Robert Fowler, Ted Neill – Finding St. Lo: A Memoir of War & Family

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL! 

 

And NOW for the 

2019 CHANTICLEER INT’L BOOK AWARDS

BEST BOOK

and

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE WINNER

FORTUNE’S CHILD:

A Novel of Empress Theodora 

by

James Conroyd Martin

James Conroyd Martin will also be awarded $1,000 USD in recognition of his 2019 BEST BOOK of the YEAR – Chanticleer International Book Awards – Sponsored by Chanticleer Reviews & Media. 

A Chanticleer Review of Fortune’s Child will be featured in the in the SPRING 2021 quarterly edition of the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine (print and epub) along with other promotional and marketing opportunities.

Thank you James Conroyd Martin for participating in the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards. We look forward to receiving the sequel to Fortune’s Child in the 2021 Chaucer Book Awards, a division of the CIBAs.

We look forward to toasting James in person at our next gathering–hopefully in 2021. We are so happy that he joined us virtually for the CIBA announcements at VCAC20.

CONGRATULATIONS JAMES CONROYD MARTIN! 

From all of us at Chanticleer International Book Awards and Chanticleer Reviews. 


THANK YOU to VCAC20 SPONSORS and FRIENDS

And to FRIENDS of CHANTICLEER REVIEWS:

J.D. Barker, Robert Dugoni, and Scott Steindorff.

 


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We have exciting news for the Chanticleer Community on the horizon so do stay tuned!  

You know you want a coveted Chanticleer Reviews Blue Ribbon! 

Submit your works (manuscripts or novels published after or on January 1, 2018, are accepted) to the prestigious Chanticleer International Book Awards today! Entries are being accepted into the 2020 CIBAs in all 17 fiction divisions and five non-fiction divisions. 

Be sure to register early for the 2021 Chanticleer Authors Conference that will start on April 16th, 2021 with the 2020 CIBA banquet and ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. If we cannot move forward with CAC21 due to the coronavirus, we will host another LIVE and HYBRID Chanticleer Authors Conference and 2020 Chanticleer Int’l Book Awards ceremony.

Pivot and Oscillate are the Words for Today’s Challenging Times.

An email will go out to all 2019 CIBA award winners prior to October 30, 2020, with instructions, links, and more information about the awards packages. We appreciate your patience. As stated many times before “One does not need to be present at the CIBA ceremony and banquet to win. But it sure is a lot more fun!” –even if it is virtual!

As always, please contact us at Chanticleer@ChantiReviews.com with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!

Be well. Stay Healthy. Take Care!

The Chanticleer Reviews Team