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MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2013 BOOK AWARD WINNERS Submitted by Dwight Zimmerman on September 29, 2013 - 13:50 ZARBUL MASALHA: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs by active duty U.S. Navy Captain Edward Zellem which won the Gold Medal for Reference was one of the many highlights in the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) 2013 book awards ceremony held this year in Dayton, Ohio. The MWSA book awards recognize outstanding military-themed books in a wide range of categories from children to adult. The categories include fiction, non-fiction, spiritual/religious, poetry, business/how to, and others. Entries included works published in traditional and e-book formats. Finalists range from first-time authors to New York Times bestselling writers. “The annual awards program is MWSA’s most important and exciting function. We focus on content, style, visual, and technique. Each year more active military, veterans, historians, and bestselling writers submit their works and the rich variety of formats includes novels, poetry, and graphic histories. Each year, the competition is more intense, and 2013 is no exception,” said MWSA president and New York Times bestselling author Dwight Jon Zimmerman. “I am particularly proud of Captain Zellem’s award which received praise from officials in the Afghan government” Zimmerman added, "I also congratulate Author of the Year Bob Doerr, President's Award winner Maria Edwards, and Founder's Award Winner Cathryn Prince. The Author of the Year award recognizes a writer's body of work, and Bob has created an outstanding collection of books that would be an asset to anyone's library. Maria Edwards has been an integral part of MWSA since the beginning, and the organization would not have achieved the success it has without her tireless effort and support. Cathryn Prince's book DEATH IN THE BALTIC highlights the greatest maritime disaster in the world--greater than the sinking of the Titanic--yet one that was almost instantly forgotten in history. Impreccably researched and compellingly written, her book well deserves the Founder's Award." The Military Writers Society of America is an association of more than 800 authors, poets, artists, and photographers whose core principle is a love of the men and women who defend this nation, and an understanding and respect of their sacrifice and dedication. Below is the complete list of the 2013 MWSA book award winners. AUTHOR OF THE YEAR Bob Doerr PRESIDENT’S AWARD Maria Edwards FOUNDER’S AWARD DEATH IN THE BALTIC Cathryn Prince REFERENCE GOLD MEDAL ZARBUL MASALHA: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs Edward Zellem HISTORY GOLD MEDAL GEORGE 3-7th MARINES: A Brief Glimpse Through Time of a Group of Young Marines James Nicholson SILVER MEDAL BLACKHORSE RIDERS Phillip Keith SILVER MEDAL THE BAD BOY: Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the Skies Blaine Pardoe GOLD MEDAL CHOSIN FILE Dale Dye GOLD MEDAL DOG SOLDIER MOON Mike McKendree Long III GOLD MEDAL WEDDED TO WAR Jocelyn Green SILVER MEDAL SOLO VIETNAM Jeanette Vaughan SILVER MEDAL FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Mark Bowlin SILVER MEDAL TULLYKILLANE, 1941 David Andrew Westwood SILVER MEDAL PASS IN REVIEW – Honor Brian Utermahlen HISTORICAL FICTION BRONZE MEDAL HAMFIST DOWN George Nolly BRONZE MEDAL THE GIRL WHO SWAM TO ATLANTIS Elle Thornton THRILLER/MYSTERY GOLD MEDAL THE RENEGADES Tom Young SILVER MEDAL TOM CLANCY PRESENTS: ACT OF VALOR Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, S. Weber BRONZE MEDAL THE RENDITION Albert Ashforth SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR GOLD MEDAL THE DONORS Jeffrey Wilson ROMANCE SILVER MEDAL NAVY RULES Geri Krotow LITERARY FICTION GOLD MEDAL FLASHES OF WAR Katey Schultz SILVER MEDAL CIB: COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE Wilbur (Bill) Rambow BRONZE MEDAL A QUEST FOR SKYE John Rothdiener SHORT STORY COLLECTION GOLD MEDAL TYING UP WATER AND OTHER STORIES Ross H. Mackenzie SILVER MEDAL MY CORPS: Short Stories and Reflections Zivojin Rackovitch CREATIVE NON-FICTION SILVER MEDAL LETTERS FOR LOGAN Debra Bastian BRONZE MEDAL THE NIGHT SKY: A Journey from Dachau to Denver and Back Maria Sutton HUMOR SILVER MEDAL RAPSCALLION SUMMER David Michaelson MEMOIR GOLD MEDAL MY SPECIAL FORCE: The Warriors That Taught Me the Meaning of Live and Love H. S. Means SILVER MEDAL THIRTY DAYS WITH MY FATHER: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD Christal Presley BRONZE MEDAL LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT: Adventures, Exploits, Sacrifices, Risks, and Rewards Captain W. Stewart Orr USN (ret.) and Fran Orr BRONZE MEDAL BACK TO VIETNAM: Tours of the Heart R. Bruce Logan BRONZE MEDAL SKETCHES OF A BLACK CAT Ron and Howard Miner GRAPHICAL BRONZE MEDAL CODE WORD: GERONIMO Dale Dye and Julia Dye HOW TO: BUSINESS BRONZE MEDAL GET RICH IN A NICHE: The Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing in a Specialized Market Jeffrey W. Bennett BRONZE MEDAL INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SECURITY CLEARANCES Jeffrey W. Bennett AUDIO BOOK SILVER MEDAL USERNAME Joyce Faulkner, Performed by M. D. Mullins BIOGRAPHY GOLD MEDAL STILL HAVING FUN: A Portrait of the Military Marriage of Rex and Bettie George 1941-2007 Candace George Thompson GOLD MEDAL LIFE ON A $5 BET: Major General Edward J. Mechenbier Linda Swink SILVER MEDAL MY TRUE COURSE: Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima Suzanne Simon Dietz BRONZE MEDAL SILAS SOULE: A Short, Eventful Life of Moral Courage Thomas Bensing SPIRITUAL/RELIGIOUS GOLD MEDAL STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM THE HOME FRONT Jocelyn Green SPIRITUAL/RELIGIOUS continued GOLD MEDAL STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM THE VIETNAM WAR Larkin Spivey SILVER MEDAL LISTEN FOR THE WHISPERS: Coping With Grief and Learning to Live Again Kim Kluxen Meredith POETRY GOLD MEDAL PASS THE SALT, DOC Mike Mullins and Jim Greenwald GOLD MEDAL WISHING FOR RAIN Jim Greenwald SILVER MEDAL MITAKUYE OYASIN Jim Greenwald CHILDREN: AGES 12 AND BELOW GOLD MEDAL HAYSOOS THE HONU Kristin Barnes SILVER MEDAL PICKYSAURUS MAC Sandra Miller Linhart BRONZE MEDAL SPANKY: A Soldier’s Son Sue LaNeve BRONZE MEDAL LION’S PRIDE: A Tail of Deployment Grace Anne Remey YOUNG ADULT GOLD MEDAL BUTTERFLY DUST Nubby Grumpins (David Michaelson) GOLD MEDAL BACKCOUNTRY FURY: A Sixteen-Year-Old Patriot in the Revolutionary War Tony Zeiss SILVER MEDAL FAMOUS DOGS: Changing History One Dog (& Cat) at a Time) Pat McGrath Avery BRONZE MEDAL GRAND SLAM GROOMING DOGS SPEAK OUT Pat McGrath Avery