2022 Top Notable Indies

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Introducing our top notable titles for the 2022 Shelf Unbound Competition for Best Independently Published Book.

Top Notable Indies 2021

2003: THE TIME-LOOP DEVICE by David Cornish, MD

A LEAF IN THE STREAM: A NOVEL IN THREE PARTS BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS by Stephan Foust

A RECYCLED MARRIAGE by Rosemary Mairs

A SPYING EYE: A HENRIETTA AND INSPECTOR HOWARD NOVEL by Michelle Cox

AIR BOAT: LOVE IS AN ADVENTURE by Jacek Waliszewski

ALZHEIMER’S FANTASY IN THE KEY OF G: A MEMOIR by Kirsten Levy

AMERICAN AIRMAN, A MEMOIR OF A WOUNDED VETERAN by Jonathon Benjamin

ANNIHILATION by Kaylin McFarren

ARTIST: AWAKENING THE SPIRIT WITHIN by Jocelyn Jones

AZABU GETAWAY by Michael Pronko

BABYLON LAID WASTE – A JOURNEY IN THE TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS by Brigitte Goldstein

BINGE by Anne Pfeffer

BLACK DOVE by Carrigan Richards

BLACK GOD MOTHER THIS BODY by Raina Leon

BLACKWASH: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF REVERSE RACISM by Rodney Cloud Hill

BLOOD FOR THE FISHER KING by Endy Wright

COURTESY BOY: A TRUE STORY OF ADDICTION by Mike Matson

CROSSING THE PRESSURE LINE by Laura Anne Bird

CURVES AND ANGLES: A MYSTICAL APPROACH TO THE ORDINARY WORLD by Charles Rawlings

DEAD LETTERS FROM PARADISE by Ann McMan

DELPHIC ORACLE, U.S.A. by Steven Mayfield

DEPARTURES by E. J. Wenstrom

DEVIL’S LEDGER: A FEMALE SLEUTH FINANCIAL THRILLER WITH INTERNATIONAL ESPIONAGE by Lorraine Evanoff

DIPPED IN IT, A MEMOIR by Bethany Harvey

DISAPPEARED: HOW A PEOPLE WHO ONCE LIVED IN A SMALL CARIBBEAN VILLAGE VANISHED WITHOUT A HISTORICAL TRACE TO HUMANKIND by Martin Matthew, Ph.D.

DRAGONY RISING by Michael Stephen Daigle

EITHER PEACE OR WAR by Graydon McWilliams

EMBRACE GRACE; NEW MEDICINE FOR A WOUNDED WORLD by Arlene Mccain, MD

ERNIE’S BLEACHERS by Tim Pareti

ETERNAL DARK by Rubie Woodland

ETHICALLY CHALLENGED: PRIVATE EQUITY STORMS U.S. HEALTH CARE by Laura Olson

EVER VIGILANT, TALES OF THE VIETNAM WAR by Michael Hebert

EVERYTHING by Andrea Cohen

FIND A PLACE FOR ME: EMBRACING LOVE AND LIFE IN THE FACE OF DEATH by Deirdre Fagan

FROM THE FLOOD: A MEMOIR by Suzanne Jones

GETAWAY by Glen Pourciau

GLOBAL VICE by Andrew J Rafkin

GRADY WHILL AND THEE TEMPLETON CODEX by Carole P. Roman

HARRIET: A JANE AUSTEN VARIATION by Alice McVeigh

HEY JUDE by Kathleen Stone

HOUSE BOY by Lorenzo DeStefano

HUNTING GROUND: THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF CAZADERO by John Michael McCarty

IMMORAL ORIGINS by Lee Matthew Goldberg

IMMORTAL NORTH by Tom Stewart

IN THE CLOSET: A TRIAD by Geri Gale

IT ISN’T A GHOST IF IT LIVES IN YOUR CHEST by Joan Houlihan

JUST ONE SPARK by Brandy Bruce

KERNELS by Mary Behan

KICK BALL SLAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEST COAST SWING… AND A MURDER MYSTERY by Doug Dorsey

LACIE’S SECRETS by Tullan Holmqvist and Theresa Sorkin

LOST IN BEIRUT: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, LOSS AND WAR by Ashe and Magdalena Stevens

MADMAN IN THE WOODS: LIFE NEXT DOOR TO THE UNABOMBER by Jamie A Gehring

MANDRILL P.I. VOLUME 1: ROOK TAKES THE QUEEN by Christopher Brimmage

MASS CONFUSION: WHY I REJECTED THE CHURCH FOR SO LONG AND WHAT CHANGED by Susan R. Dolan

MAVERICK by Fernando Rover Jr.

MILOS EYES by Lissa Bachner

MOTION: THE ART OF MOVING FORWARD BY CREATING CHANGE by Aileen Sideris

ON LONESOME ROADS by Dan Flanigan

ORCHID BLOOMING by Carol Van Den Hende

PANDORA’S EYES by James M. Corkill

PHARONI by Colin Dodds

READY, SET, OH by Diane Josefowicz

REQUIEM FOR A QUEEN by Kaylin McFarren

RESTORATION by Sam Bradbury

SALT & LIGHT; THE COMPLETE JESUS by Jonathan Dean

SEARCHING FOR JIMMY PAGE by Christy Alexander Hallberg

SECRETS IN THE MIRROR by Leslie Kain

SOUTH OF HEAVEN by Patti Frye Meredith

SQUEEZE PLAYS by Jeffrey Marshall

STORIES FROM ECUADOR: A COLLECTION BY TYREL NELSON by Tyrel Nelson

STUMBLING THROUGH ADULTHOOD: LINKED STORIES by John Sheirer

SURVIVING THE SECOND TIER by M.K. Lever

SUZANNE by Sheryll O’Brien

TELEVISION, A MEMOIR by Karen Brennan

THE ALGERIAN DREAM: YOUTH AND THE QUEST FOR DIGNITY by Andrew G. Farrand

THE ATHEIST AND THE AFTERLIFE—AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: A TRUE STORY OF INSPIRATION, TRANSFORMATION, AND THE PURSUIT OF ENLIGHTENMENT by Ray Catania

THE BETRAYAL by Doug Dorsey

THE BLACK BAG OF DR. WILTSE, MURDER ON THE PRAIRIE by Betty Brandt Passick

THE BLACKEST BLUE by Luna Wright

THE CASH-FLOW BREAKFAST CLUB by Omni Casey

THE ECONOMIC CONDITION OF BLACK AMERICA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: A HISTORICAL AND EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS by Germinal G. Van

THE EMPATHY ACADEMY by Dustin Grinnell

THE HAPPINESS UPGRADE: ONE SMALL STEP UP TO A HAPPIER LIFE by Gabrielle Lichterman

THE ISLAND MOTHER by Jon Cohn

THE LAST PROFESSIONAL by Ed Davis

THE LONG ROAD HOME by Ella Anderson

THE LOVELY AND DANGEROUS LAUNCH OF LUCY CAVANAGH by Stacy Peterson

THE MEMORY OF COTTON by Ann K. Howley

THE MERCENARY NATURALIST: THE TROPICAL ADVENTURES OF AN ITINERANT ECOLOGIST by Doug Reagan

THE MOMENTS BETWEEN DREAMS by Judith F. Brenner

THE SANTORINI SETUP by Becky Jean Bohan

THE SOURCE OF SMOKE by V. L. Adams

THE THINGS WE LEFT SLEEPING by Kathryn Lund

THE VILLAGERS by Derek Owens

THE VISCOUNT WITHOUT VIRTUE by Katherine Grant

THE WORLD IS YOUR STUDIO: TRAVEL STORIES BY IRENE AND FRANKLIN MCMAHON by Irene and Franklin McMahon

WAY TOO FAST: AN AMERICAN RECKONING by John J. Farmer, Jr.

WHEN WE TALK OF STOLEN SISTERS by Jessica Mehta

WITNESS TO THE CRUCIFIXION by David Benjamin

YOU, ME, WE. WHY WE ALL NEED A FRIEND AT WORK (AND HOW TO SHOW UP AS ONE! by Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, and Ruby Vesely

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Article originally Published in the December / January 2023 Issue: 2022 Indie Best Award Winners.

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