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Previous Award Winners

2018 Winners

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


National Author Winner

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso


Regional Author Winner

James Alexander Thom


Lifetime Achievement Award Author Honoree

Deborah E. Kennedy


Emerging Author Winner

2018 Finalists

Elizabeth Klehfoth


Emerging Finalist

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi


Emerging Finalist

2017 winners and finalists

Kekla Magoon | National Winner

Lori Rader-Day | Regional Winner

John David Anderson | Genre Excellence Winner (middle-grade fiction)

Francesca Zappia | Emerging Winner

Bryan Furuness | Emerging Finalist

Angela Palm | Emerging Finalist

2016 Winners and Finalists

Karen Joy Fowler | National Winner

Philip Gulley | Regional Winner

April Pulley Sayre | Genre Excellence Winner (children’s picture books)

Sarah Gerkensmeyer | Emerging Winner

Edward Kelsey Moore | Emerging Finalist

Bill Kenley | Emerging Finalist

2015 winners and finalists

Mari Evans | Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Marianne Boruch | National Winner

Adrian Matejka | Regional Winner

Clifford Garstang | Emerging Winner

Laura Bates | Emerging Finalist

Skila Brown | Emerging Finalist

2014 winners and finalists

Michael Shelden | National Winner

Norbert Krapf | Regional Winner

Kelsey Timmerman | Emerging Winner

Clifford Garstang | Emerging Finalist

Jessica Brockmole | Emerging Finalist

2013 winners and finalists

Michael Martone | National Winner

James H. Madison | Regional Winner

Mike Mullin | Emerging Winner

Tricia Fields | Emerging Finalist

Kelsey Timmerman | Emerging Finalist

2012 winners and finalists

Dan Wakefield | Lifetime Achievement Honoree

John Green | National Winner

Barbara Shoup | Regional Winner

Christopher Coake | Emerging Winner

Douglas Light | Emerging Finalist

Sherri Wood Emmons | Emerging Finalist

2011 winners and finalists

Margaret McMullan | National Winner

Helen Frost | Regional Winner

Micah Ling | Emerging Winner

Aaron Michael Morales | Emerging Finalist

Bich Minh Nguyen | Emerging Finalist

2010 winners and finalists

Scott Russell Sanders | National Winner

Ray Boomhower | Regional Winner

Colleen Coble | Regional Finalist

Andrew Levy | Regional Finalist

Greg Schwipps | Emerging Winner

Douglas Light | Emerging Finalist

Micah Ling | Emerging Finalist

2009 winners and finalists

James Alexander Thom | National Winner

Margaret McMullan | National Finalist

Scott Russell Sanders | National Finalist

Susan Neville | Regional Winner

Jared Carter | Regional Finalist

James H. Madison | Regional Finalist

Christine Montross | Emerging Winner

Kathleen Hughes | Emerging Finalist

Greg Schwipps | Emerging Finalist