NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES "THE ART OF THE ETHICAL DEAL" FOR TOP HONORS


WINE COUNTRY_ A book that brings a spiritual perspective and understanding to doing deals is the grand prize winner of the 2017 Northern California Book Festival,  which honors the best books of the fall.

Scott Friedman's "The Art of the ETHICAL Deal" (Amazon) is a short business book, but so much more. Yes, the issues of pricing, client retention, maximizing value and problem solving are addressed. But the underlying theme of everything is “the solution to every problem is to more deeply and fully accept and align with what is true,” a zen notion in a time where ruthless business deals are celebrated in the mass media and another book with a strangely similar title espouses a more warlike approach.

Friedman and other winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions will be honored at a private dinner later this month.

Other winners in the competition:

GENERAL FICTION

WINNER Terminal Secret – Mark Gilleo

RUNNER-UP:  Impending Fate – William Messenger

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • The Search for Zarahemia – Terry Neal
  • Corinth – Gene Lassers
  • Dear Love, Are You Dead? –  SJ Henderson
  • They Call Me Sherlock – Charles P. Mason


HOW-TO

WINNER:  The Renegade Writer – William Griffiths

RUNNER-UP:   My First Home – Shashank Shekar


SPIRITUAL

WINNER:   The Art of the Ethical Deal – Scott Friedman

RUNNER-UP:  The Last Portrait: A Psalm for Monique - Deborah Nelson

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • God’s Light Abridged Audiobok – Rick Scarnati


PHOTOGRAPHY/ART

WINNER:  Living Mollusks – Charles Rawlings


WILD CARD

WINNER: Big & Fabulous – Randi Sherman

RUNNER-UP:  Dead Secrets – L.A. Toth


CHILDREN’S BOOKS

WINNER:  Dilby R. Dixon’s The Dilbonary – Tony J. Perri

RUNNER-UP: Perfect Chase: One Reflection of Autism - Steven Manchester

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Hensley’s Plastic Spoon – Dannette Hunnel
  • Maya: My Journey From Show Dog… - Steve Wincor
  • To Catch The Moon – Anne-Marie Grieder Jacobs
  • Tripi Takes Flight – Lori London
  • An Army of Ants, A Colony of Bats… – Dr. Sherry Meinberg
  • Feronia – The Little Girl Who Learned To Fly Free – Nola Hennessy
  • Whoa! – Dr. Sherry Meinberg
  • Bartholomew Buggins – Crystal Marcos
  • Cain’s Delicious Dream – Dannette Hunnel
  • The Chummz in Bully Blues – Farah Ansari

 
GENERAL NON-FICTION

WINNER:  Wild Ideas – Creativity From The Inside Out - Cathy Wild

RUNNER-UP: Shielded Suffering – A.J. Nystrom

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress – Not A Life Sentence – Nola Hennessy
  • Urgent Care: 10 Cures for America's Ailing Healthcare System – Minda Wilson


YOUNG ADULTS

WINNER:  The Paranauts – Logan Stark


BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

WINNER:  Predictive Analytics – Eric Siegel


BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER:  Rock Hudson, Erotic Fire – Darwin Porter/Danforth Prince

RUNNER-UP:  My Sister, My Daughter, and Me – Shirley Rose Webb

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Library Lust – N.S. Navla