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EPPIES 2002    

2002 EPPIE and QUASAR
FINALISTS AND WINNERS

The awards were presented on March 16, 2002 at the EPICon 2002 gala banquet in Seattle, Washington.

ACTION/ADVENTURE

  • **WINNER** Rogues Together by Edward M. Turner (EBooksOnThe.Net)
  • The Once And Future Queen by Marilynn Byerly (DiskUs Publishing)
  • The Impi Speaks by Rob Hepple (Puff Adder Books)
  • Secret Ties by S.J. Graves (1stBooks)
  • Monero by James Bailey (Wordbeams)


ANTHOLOGY

  • **WINNER** Blood, Threat & Fears by Robert L. Iles, Christine Spindler, Elizabeth Dearl & Dan Sontup (Avid Press)
  • Lovey Dovey Romance Anthology by Wordbeams Authors (Wordbeams)
  • Erotic Dreams And Satin Sheets by Maria Osborne Perry (Dead End Street Publications)
  • Malicious Intent by Elizabeth Dearl (DiskUs Publishing)
  • A Kind of Justice by Judith Parker (Hard Shell Word Factory)


CHILDRENS

  • **WINNER** The Mystery Of The Octagon House by Gay Toltl Kinman (RFI West)
  • The Kosher Kimono by Carla Mishek & Margo Sorenson (SeeSpotBooks)
  • Bubble Mud And Other Poems by Heather Grace (Electric eBook Publishing)
  • Mr. Snapper’s Snappy Day by Linda Stephenson (Puff Adder Books)
  • The Ghost Of Willow Hill by Rosa M. Turner


CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • **WINNER** Cowboy In My Pocket by Kate Douglas (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • Unfinished Dreams by Pamela Johnson (Echelon Press)
  • Rawhide and Lace by Sandi Haddad (RFI West)
  • Bear Hugs by Ginny McBlain (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • Winning Chance by Betty Jo Schuler (Wordbeams)


FANTASY/PARANORMAL/SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE

  • **WINNER** Shadow In Starlight by Shannah Biondine (LTD Books)
  • Lady In Waiting by Sarah Gross (RFI West)
  • The Raphael Experience by Alan McGregor (Awe-Struck E-Books)
  • Witch’s Journey by Karen McCullough (Dreams Unlimited)
  • A Host Of Ghosts by Jim Gilbert (Zander eBooks)


FANTASY (TIE!)

  • **WINNER** Winter’s Orphans by Elaine Corvidae (NovelBooks, Inc.)
  • **WINNER** The Crystal Throne by Kathryn Sullivan (RFI West)
  • Too Young A King by Ellen Anthony (Wordbeams)
  • The Jacob Theory by Bonnie Mercure (NovelBooks, Inc.)
  • The Thoughtmaster’s Conduit by Kerry Orchard (New Concepts Publishing)


FLORENCE MOYER SERVICE AWARD

Presented to honor an individual, nominated and voted on by the membership, for exemplary service to the organization.

  • **WINNER** Linda Slater -- a founding member of EPIC who has been the EPPIES coordinator since the award's inception.


FRIEND OF E-PUBLISHING AWARD

Presented to an individual outside of the organization for his or her dedication to electronic publishing.

  • **WINNER** Kathryn Falk -- Publisher of Romantic Times Magazine, for her continued support of the e-book format


HISTORICAL

  • **WINNER** Treason by Meredith Whitford (Jacobyte Books)
  • Belaset’s Daughter by Feona J. Hamilton (Boson Books)
  • The Burnt District by Ellen Gray Massey (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • Fire Lilies by Cynthia Leal Massey (CrossroadsPub)
  • Through Golden Light by A.A. Aguirre (Virtual Bookworm)


HISTORICAL ROMANCE

  • **WINNER** Dakota Dawn by Marion Marshall (New Concepts Publishing)
  • A Whisper Of Rosemary by Colleen Gleason (Avid Press)
  • The Quest For Gillian’s Heart by Catherine Snodgrass (LTD Books)
  • The Wishing Tree by Catherine Snodgrass (RFI West)
  • My Rebel Belle by Pamela Cummings (RFI West)


HORROR (TIE!)

  • **WINNER** Borderland by W.J. Calabrese (Wings ePress, Inc.)
  • **WINNER** Fate by Robert Arthur Smith (NovelBooks, Inc.)
  • Nobody Told The Wind by T.K. Sheils (LTD Books)
  • Night Terrors by Drew Williams (Wordbeams)
  • Uluru Dreaming by Martin Kerrigan (Century 21)


INSPIRATIONAL

  • **WINNER** Sea Of Hope by Penelope Marzec (Awe-Struck E-Books)
  • The Viscount’s Journey by JoAnne McCraw (Awe-Struck E-Books)
  • Last Act Of Grace by Whitney Eden (MountainView Publishing)
  • To Keep A Promise by Terry W. Burns (The Fiction Works)
  • To Live Again by Lauralee Bliss (Writers Exchange E-Publishing)


MYSTERY (TIE!)

  • **WINNER** Twice Dead by Elizabeth Dearl (Avid Press)
  • **WINNER** Buried In Baltimore by Louise Titchener (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • Faces Of Fear by Christine Spindler (Avid Press)
  • Night Sounds by Beth Anderson (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)
  • Close To Home by T.A. Stone (CrossroadsPub)


NON-FICTION—HOW-TO

  • **WINNER** Become A Romance Writer by Lori Soard (Fabjob.com)
  • How To Get Free Books (And Possibly Get Paid) As A Book Reviewer by Deborah Bouziden (Intellectua.com)
  • Jump Start Your Writing Career With Electronic Publishers by S. Joan Popek (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)
  • The Writer's 12 Step Inspirational Program by Michele Bardsley & Sue Charnley (Self-Published)
  • Personally Speaking by Dr. Bob Rich (Anina's Book Company)


NON-FICTION—PHILOSOPHY

  • **WINNER** The Price Of Freedom by Alexander (Sandor) V. Domokos & Rita Toews (CrossroadsPub)
  • Generations Lost by Timothy W. Quinnan (Puff Adder Books)
  • Birds Of The Air by Diana Tabbaa (Wordbeams)
  • Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom by Linda Pendleton (Mystic Ink)
  • Enlightenment For Beginners by Graham R. Irwin (CityScape Books)


POETRY

  • **WINNER** Murder by David Halliday (Wordbeams)
  • Language Of My Heart by Deborah Milton (MountainView Publishing)
  • To John Donne & Other Poetic Letters by Joel L. Young (SynergEbooks)
  • Soul Bleeds The Dark Poetry & Other Wanderings by K. S. Wiesner (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)


QUASAR AWARD (Cover Art)

Determined by a membership vote.

  • **WINNER** Cowboy In My Pocket, cover by Kate Moore (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • A Collection of Echoes, cover by Mike Noel (Self-Published)
  • Dark Angel, cover by Nick Krueger (Double Dragon eBooks)
  • Dreamtime, cover by Terri Branson and Janet Whipple (Dragonfly Publishing)
  • Full Moon Honeymoon, cover by Pam Ripling (Wings ePress, Inc.)
  • Immoral Authority, cover by Stacey L. King (Echelon Press)
  • Knyght & O'Day, cover by Ariana Overton (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)
  • Night Terrors, cover by Cathi Gerhard (Wordbeams)
  • Prophecy Be Damned, cover by Ariana Overton (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)
  • Wolfsong, cover by Rickey Mallory (Awe-Struck E-Books)


ROMANTIC SUSPENSE (TIE!)

  • **WINNER** Siren’s Song by Kimberly Grey (LTD Books)
  • **WINNER** Midnight Intentions by Michele Bardsley (Self-Published)
  • Someone To Watch Over Me by Linda Hope Lee (New Concepts Publishing)
  • Sky Dancer by Kathleen Wells (Treble Heart Books)
  • Illusions by Gini Wilson (RFI West)


SCIENCE FICTION

  • **WINNER** MotherShip by Tony Chandler (SynergEbooks)
  • Looking Glass by Max & Ariana Overton (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)
  • With Shadow And Thunder by Stefan Vucak (Awe-Struck E-Books)
  • The Price Of The Samaritan by Ellen Anthony (DiskUs Publishing)
  • The Hidden Truth Of Cytechâs Randall Forty by Vickie Kennedy (Zander Ebooks)


SINGLE TITLE/MAINSTREAM

  • **WINNER** Cousin Feely by J.B. Jones (Double Dragon)
  • Hearts Of The Morning Calm by Galen Kindley (Avid Press)
  • Rush To Glory by Robert L. Hecker (Double-Dragon eBooks)
  • First Love by Karen Wiesner (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • The House In The Steeple by Jane Hollingsworth (Wings ePress)


THRILLER

  • **WINNER** For Honor by Y. L. Harris (New Concepts Publishing)
  • Single White Psychopath Seeks Same by Jeff Strand (Wordbeams)
  • The Summerland by T.L. Schaefer (Atlantic Bridge Publishing)
  • The Hour Before Dawn by Patricia Rasey (RFI West)
  • Vigilante Justice by Michael LaRocca (Hard Shell Word Factory)


WESTERN (TIE!)

  • **WINNER** Ride A Cold Wind by Judith R. Parker (E-Pub2000)
  • **WINNER** Man Hunter by Dusty Rhodes (Self-Published)
  • Wolf Winter by Patricia L. White (Writers-Exchange E-Publishing)
  • The Red River Ring by Randy D. Smith (Boson Books)
  • Rocking Horse West by Paul Dueweke (Self-Published)


YOUNG ADULT

  • **WINNER** A Star For Courage by Elizabeth C. Main (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • Lonely Heart by Karin Story (RFI West)
  • The Return by Lynne Hansen (Hard Shell Word Factory)
  • The Empty Cage by Nancy Coffelt (SeeSpotBooks)
  • Camper Of The Year by Ann Herrick (DiskUs Publishing)




 
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