- “Stein House” by Myra Hargrave McIlvain (iUniverse)
- “Tales of a Country Doctor” by Paul Carter (Xlibris)
- “Whirlwind & Storm” by Charles E. Farnsworth (iUniverse)
- “An Adirondack Life” by Brian M. Freed (AuthorHouse)
- “ A Century on New Brunswick’s N.W. Mmichiira” (Xlibris)
- “Playing Until Dark” by John R. Alberts (AuthorHouse)
Each book has been awarded with the Kirkus Star from Kirkus Reviews, which is arguably one of the most trusted and respected sources for book discovery since 1933. The Kirkus’ Indie program began in 2005, when the editors wanted to expand their coverage to include the fastest-growing segment in the book industry—self-publishing. The program gives self-published authors the opportunity to earn critical acclaim from one of the most prestigious reviews in publishing.