Dr. Edwin Mavunika Mapara
Xlibris congratulates Doctor Edwin Mavunika Mapara, author of the influential AIDucation books, for winning the 2011 Mwape Peers Physician Award. The Physician Award is given to outstanding doctors who consistently achieve high standards in the practice of medicine by finding innovative ways of delivering quality medical care despite budget constraints.
Dr. Mapara received the award for his tireless volunteer work with HIV patients in Zambia. He has written several books on his unique teaching strategies, including AIDUCATION 20-10 Taking Control of AIDS, AIDUCATION 20-10 TAKING CONTROL OF TB & AIDS, and The Health of the Stars (HOTS) Hospital 20-10. All of Dr. Mapara's books are available on the Xlibris UK online bookstore.
"Heart Reflections and Other Love Beads" has been nominated for Dan Poynter's Global e-book Award.
Author Tom Edwards was honored a finalist place in the International Book Awards 2011 under the Fiction: Environmental/Green Fiction for his work on "Lethal Legacy". A fiction book which raises concerns regarding the Earth's deterioration set in the year 2050, the book elicits truth of politics, natural exploitations and environmental mishaps which are influenced from the natural events occurring now and in the previous years.
Richard Hawkey author of "Life Less Lived- A Passage through Burnout and Depression in the Suburbs", was recognized as a finalist in the recent International Book Awards 2011 under the Health: Psychological/Mental Health. This inspirational book is a story of his inner battles against stress and depression.
Ella F. Young
Ella F. Young was awarded The Beacon Award in the Arts, for her book, "The Realities of Life", last February 12, 2011. This was for her contribution and achievement in poetry. She also received an invitation from the Poet Laureate, Donald Hall, to be a member of their Academy of American Poets. This organization publishes "The American Poet", which is the best of poetry's institutional voices. Each year, it sponsors the National Poetry Month and other programs in over 200 colleges and universities.
Lou Ann Hayford (L. A. Noble)
L. A. Noble's 'About Time Already' won the Honorable Mention under the Mystery category for the 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival:
Curtis J. Hopfenbeck
Hopfenbeck's first novel, 'The Liquid City' is named one of "Top 10 Must Reads of 2011" and "5 Best Books of 2010" by GQ Magazine. The book is a witty and suspense-filled page turner joining now the ranks of Stephen King and John Grisham's books. Touted as one of America's hottest new authors, Hopfenbeck's passion and impetus for writing has been in existence since birth.
The 'Memoirs of a Life Insurance Icon: Khuda Buksh' of Muhammad Rahim won the GLOBAL Asia Category of Readers Views 2010 Literary Awards. The book illustrates the life of a legendary Insurance Specialist who chose to serve humanity by sparking an insurance awareness movement in three countries (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh).