Congratulations to our EVVY Award Winners!

The 25th Annual Colorado Independent Book Publishers Association EVVY Awards Banquet took place in Denver, Colorado last Saturday night, and as often happens, Outskirts Press demonstrated that award-winning writers publish an unparalleled number of award-winning books at Outskirts Press. We are proud to announce that Outskirts Press authors took home a total of 14 impressive 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned to find out which three authors from the winners below will be the finalists for that prestigious prize! The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the readers of our blog, Self-Publishing News, in an open, public vote beginning September 9th.

Here are our 2019 EVVY Award winners. Congratulations to them all!


1st Place Humor Fiction

The Gang by M.J. Biersbach


1st Place Mystery/Crime/Detective Fiction

To Paint A Murder by E.J. Gandolfo


1st Place Self-Help Non-Fiction

Dance Because You Can by Amy Jordan


1st Place Sports/Fitness Non-Fiction

Dropping My Lines by Dan O’Neil


1st Place New Adult Fiction

The Red Shore by Andrew Ceroni



2nd Place Children’s Story Fiction

Mr. Chance Collins by Daniel E. Brown


2nd Place Academic/Educational Non-Fiction

Eyes On Track by Kristy Remick


2nd Place Sports/Fitness Non-Fiction

Through the Green by Joseph Bronson



3rd Place Historical Fiction

Forger of Empire by Jeanne Blanchet


3rd Place Business/Finance Non-Fiction

Why Should Anyone Follow You? by Peter Smergut


3rd Place History Non-Fiction

Tales of Invasions and Empires by Kent Augustson


3rd Place Children’s Storybook Fiction

The Town of Alpaca by Patricia Ann Schoch


3rd Place Motivational/Inspirational Non-Fiction

You Cannot Imprison an Eagle’s Dream by Alba Era


3rd Place Self-Help Non-Fiction

Something Happened Today by Paul E. Kotz



Merit Award Mystery/Crime/Detective Fiction

And Come Day’s End by Gabriel F.W. Koch


Merit Award Health/Medicine Non-Fiction

Healing the Wounds of War by Amnon Ben-Yehuda


Merit Award History Non-Fiction

Out of the Storm: A Legacy by Anthony B. Cochran


Merit Award Science Fiction

LUNAR 3097 by Gary Timbrell


Merit Award Religion/Spiritual Non-Fiction

The Darker Side of Hope by David G. Fambrough


Merit Award Suspense/Thrillers Fiction

The Paymaster by Adeed Dawisha


Merit Award Women’s Fiction

Seeking Glory by Patricia Hamilton Shook


Merit Award Academic/Educational Non-Fiction

Journeys of Discovery by Lawrence J. Marcus


Merit Award Historical Fiction

The Mind of a Deviant Woman by Paula Paul

Congratulations to all of our EVVY nominees, finalists, and winners!

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