AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Association Of Authors announced this year’s winners from their annual book contest. This year’s winners are a wide range of authors and subject matter that reflects the diversity that makes Texas a great place to inspire authors.

The list includes:

An Unlikely Beginning by Patty Wiseman- Romance

Because of the Camels by Brenda Blair- Historical American Fiction

Christian Bale by Harrison Cheung- Biography

Chopper Blues by Charles Jones - Autobiography

Dreams and Baseball by Reagan Roth- Sports Fiction

Death Scent by SV Wolf - SciFi Fiction

Four Star Funerals: An Anthology About Death by River Press - Inspirational/Spiritual

Galaxy Travelers: Cielo Space Chronicles by Ryan Kinzy- Young Adult SciFi Fiction

Genuinely Georgetown by Alicea Jones - Biography Regional

The Grave on Peckerwood Hill by J. Gary Vineyard- Suspense/Thriller

Mr. Bo’s Big Heart by Timothy Battle- Children Picture Book 7 & Up

Phoenix by Kimberly Packard- General Fiction

Price of Justice by Alan Behr - Police/Crime Fiction

Redneck Road Trips by Allan Kimball - Travel Guidebook

Requiem for Athens by Dr. David Alkek - Historical Foreign Fiction

The Scrolls of Udanadar by S. Cameron Roach - Young Adult Fiction

The Secret of the Bermuda Triangle by RW Jaeger - Fantasy Fiction

Sin, Secrets, and Salvation by Lynn Hobbs - Religious Fiction

Sulphur River by Art Anthony - Western Fiction

Tarnished Hero by Jim Gilliam - Military Fiction

Waterspell Trilogy by Deborah Lightfoot - Trilogy Fiction

Went out to get a Donut, Came home with a Muffin by Laura Eckroat- Children Picture Book 7 and Under

Purchasing of this year’s winning books, and sample chapters from this year’s winners can be found at

Information about previous award winners, along with information about Texas Assoc. of Authors a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Texas Authors can be found on their web site at: