Book Awards & Recognitions

Yanks Behind The Lines awards & recognitionsYANKS BEHIND THE LINES

Published October 22, 2020

    • WINNER, History, 2021 Colorado Book Awards

    • WINNER, History: Military, American Book Fest’s 2021 Best Books Awards

    • FINALIST, War & Military, Foreword Magazine’s 2020 Indies Best Books of the Year Awards

  • FINALIST, History, Next Generation Indie Awards

  • FINALIST, History, Colorado Authors League 

  • FINALIST, History: Military, National Indie Excellence Awards  

  • FINALIST, History: General, National Indie Excellence Awards 

  • FINALIST, History: US, International Book Awards

  • FINALIST, History: Military, International Book Awards

  • FINALIST, History: General, American Book Fest’s 2021 Best Books Awards


WWI Crusaders awards & recognitions


Published November 11, 2018

Kirkus Reviews - The Best Books of 2018  Forward Indies Winner  Colorado Book Awards FinalistThe Da Vinci Eye 2019 Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards - NIEA Finalist Colorado Authors' League Award Winner 2019 Colorado Independent Publishers Association 2019 CIPA EVVY Book Award   

Total To Date: Fourteen-time finalist in nine contests (6 national, 3 Colorado) and award winner in four (three national, two Colorado).

  • Kirkus Best Books of 2018. (One of only 100 self-published books included in the Best Books list.)

  • Kirkus Starred Review 2018. (See Reviews Page for full review. Kirkus produces approximately 10,000 annual book reviews and only about 750 receive a Starred Review.)

  • WINNER, Legacy, 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.

  • WINNER, BRONZE, War & Military, Foreword Magazine’s Indies Best Book of the Year Awards. (The book bested four other category finalists from university presses.)

  • WINNER, FIRST PLACE, Nonfiction Historical, Colorado Authors League (CAL). 

  • WINNER, HONORABLE MENTION, Nonfiction, Writer’s Digest, 2020.

  • WINNER, THREE CATEGORIES, Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA): Second for History; Second for Cover Design; and Merit for Interior Design.

  • FINALIST, TWO Categories, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Montaigne Medal & Grand Prize, 2022.

  • FINALIST, TWO CATEGORIES, 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) for  History: General, and History: USA.

  • FINALIST, History, Colorado Book Awards (the only book of the three history finalists that was self published).

  • FINALIST, History: General, American Book Fest Best Books of 2019.

  • FINALIST, Cover Design, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, the Da Vinci Eye Competition for excellence in book cover design.



Behind the Lines awards & recognitionsBehind the Lines

Published October 2014

Total To Date: Eight-time finalist in five contests (3 national, 2 Colorado) and award winner in three (two national, one Colorado).

  • WINNER, 2021 Eric Hoffer Best Self Published Book Award

  • FINALIST, 2021 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Award (2,400 entries)

  • HONORABLE MENTION, 2018 Writer’s Digest Book Awards, Nonfiction/Reference Book Category. (There were 2,300 entries in the 2018 competition in all categories.)

  • Kirkus’ Best Books of 2014 & Kirkus Starred Review (Of the 10,000 annual reviews Kirkus does, only about 750 receive a Starred Review.)

  • FINALIST, history, 2014 Foreword Reviews’ Indie Book of the Year, March 2015 (There were 9 finalists in this category and most of them were from university presses.)

  • FINALIST, general nonfiction, 67th annual Colorado Authors League Writing Awards, May 2015.

  • Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards, Award-winner in History, Cover, and Interior Design.

  • Starred Review, Blue Ink Reviews, June 2015. (See Reviews Page for full review.)