2008 Winners

Storyteller Award Winner

Tanya Ward Goodman, Mighty Fond of You, Too, Los Angeles, California


Mainstream or Literary Novel

1st Place: Mike Weidner, The Short Red Bus, Atlanta, Georgia

2nd Place: Cynthia Coulter and Catherine CoulterBears, Horses, and Men, Springview, Nebraska and Jemez Springs, New Mexico

3rd Place: Frank F. CardenNo Life But This, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Adventure Novel

1st Place: Susan Kosar BeeryThe Rosary Maya, Pasadena, California

2nd Place: Lulynne StreeterThe Weeping Woman, Seabrook, Texas

3rd Place: Lizzie K. FoleyBreakfast with the Good Old Boys, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Romance Novel

1st Place: Robin PeriniTruth and Consequences, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2nd Place: Lois Cutts SullivanDiamonds in the Rough, Los Lunas, New Mexico

3rd Place: Jill Lynn AndersonWindsong, Whitaker, Pennsylvania

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Novel

1st Place: Corie ConwellMirror of Stone, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2nd Place: Keith PyeattDark Knowledge, Albuquerque, New Mexico

3rd Place: Montgomery MahaffeyElla Bandita, Douglas, Alaska

Historical/American Frontier/Western Novel

1st Place: William R. DonaldsonTourmaline, Colorado Springs, Colorad

2nd Place: Dennis HerrickWinter of the Metal People: The Tiguex War, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

3rd Place: Cynthia MinesHeaven in a Wildflower, Wichita, Kansas

Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel

1st Place: Melodie StarkeyView From the Closet Doorway, Aurora, Illinois

2nd Place: Lupe Ruiz-FloresThe Pecan Sheller, San Antonio, Texas

3rd Place: Mike WeidnerThe Short Red Bus, Atlanta, Georgia

Christian Novel

1st Place: Melanie DickersonThe Beholder, Harvest, Alabama

2nd Place: Pattie BurnsHe That Keepeth Thee, Carlsbad, New Mexico

3rd Place: Melanie DickersonThe Woodcutter’s Daughter, Harvest, Alabama

Memoir Book

1st Place: Tanya Ward GoodmanMighty Fond of You, Too, Los Angeles, California

2nd Place: Amy FisherLiving the Wildlife, Santa Fe, New Mexico

3rd Place: Sharon van IvanJuggle and Hide, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Memoir Article

1st Place: Stephanie FarrowFriends, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2nd Place: Renee RiversFalling Through the Crumbling Sky, Phoenix, Arizona

3rd Place: Murray H. EdwardsJust Add Water, Clyde, Texas

Mainstream or Literary Short Story

1st Place: Jessica DeVoeStained, Capistrano Beach, California

2nd Place: Dennis HerrickThe Bullet That Saved Me, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

3rd Place: Charlene E. DietzWild Dogs of Pueblo Pintada, Torreon, New Mexico

Middle Grade or Young Adult Short Story

1st Place: Kathleen CherryBreaking the Code, Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

2nd Place: Lauren KingMother, Nonetheless, Wichita, Kansas

3rd Place: Charlene E. DietzHenry J. Knows No Boundaries, Torreon, New Mexico

Nonfiction Article or Essay

1st Place: Carol JordanSideways in the Kitchen, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2nd Place: John PijawkaWhite Sands Backpacking and Natural History, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

3rd Place: Dianne R. LaydenCampus Violence: Lessons From the Cases, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nonfiction Book

1st Place: Larry GreenlyBarley, The Ancient One: Amazing Grains for Modern Times, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1st Place: Gail RubinDispatchings: Funerals, Memorial Services and Special Send-Off, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2nd Place: Sue HouserThe Story of La Conquistadora, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Children’s Picture Book (Fiction or Nonfiction)

1st Place: Larry GreenlyThe Day Abraham Lincoln’s Boat got Stuck, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2nd Place: Marc CalderwoodFiona’s Favorite Pet, Albuquerque, New Mexico

3rd Place: Sue HouserThe Antique Carousel Goes Round and Round, Albuquerque, New Mexico


1st Place: Yarrow Vincent-WaymanIce Cream, Fort Collins, Colorado

2nd Place: Scott and Paula MerrowNothing is Real, Albuquerque, New Mexico

3rd Place: Jean HunterSerena’s Thunder, San Lorenzo, California


1st Place: Margaret A. GrossVast Life, Ramah, New Mexico

2nd Place: Marilyn StableinWhat Rises, Albuquerque, New Mexico

3rd Place: Merimee MoffittThree-Bucket Bath, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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