Winner and Finalist of 14 Awards for Excellence




2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award – Honorable Mention, Memoir Category

2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards – Bronze Medal, World History Category

2013 National Indie Excellence Awards – History Category

2012 Midwest Book Awards – Gold Medal, Autobiography/Memoir Category

21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards – 1st Place Life Stories Category

Foreword Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Awards – Honorable Mention, Autobiography/Memoir Category

Reader Views 2012 Literary Awards – Second Place, History Category; Winner –“I Have Something to Say Award” for the Best Book Sharing Life Lessons Through Storytelling

The Book Designer November 2012 e-Book Cover Design Award – First Place- Nonfiction Category


2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award – da Vinci Eye Award; Hoffer Grand Prize Award Short List; Montaigne Medal

2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Memoir (Historical/Legacy/Career) Category

2012 Midwest Book Awards – Book Cover Category