This year, four Trafford titles are finalists for Eric Hoffer awards, with one receiving an Honorable Mention! The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.
Congratulations to each of the authors below!
Brotherly Love, Dalton Giesick (Legacy Nonfiction category)
Every once in a while, someone special comes into our lives for a very short moment in time and touches our hearts. I think of my brother as my special person. He came into my life for a short while and touched it in ways I will never forget. Brotherly Love is a true story about the memories my brother and I created—until something happened that changed my life forever.
Alfred Visits New York City, Elizabeth O’Neill
Alfred, an elephant, and Mr. Monocle discover the highlights of New York City. This book is part of a series of travel picture books that will explore all the states. Funny Bone Books are meant to entertain and educate children from ages three to eight years old. We want to give the highlights of each state, through the travels of Alfred, an elephant, and Mr. Monocle. They experience different geographical phenomena, historical landmarks, and they witness different cultures. Our goal is to show the greatness of this nation through words and illustrations
Let’s Go See Mother Wilkerson’s Farm, Earnest Hooks Jr.
This book is published in honor of Mrs. Lizzie Wilkerson, artist, who was born in 1900 in a rural community of Newton County, Georgia, USA. In 1978, her brilliant and unique talent was discovered through a Georgia State University community outreach program, headed by Jean Ellen Jones, Professor Emeritus of Art. Following three successful, separate shows in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mrs. Wilkerson’s artwork hangs in the most prestigious museums of the United States.
Living in the House of Blues, Denise L. Baker
Being a daughter of a Blues Legend, living in a house of blues filled with blues, does not mean I was born with a silver spoon. I share my true story of my childhood mischief, growing pains, racial persecution, personal struggle, abuse and addiction, to eventual recovery and psychological healing through my strong faith. Writing my book with the guidance of God, hearing his voice lead my long road to healing. I did not seek professional help, like so many of us. I rendered every fiber of my being into the trust of my heavenly father above, I listened, I followed his instructions and here it is! My story, my journey.
My Wonderful Nightmare, Erin Higgins & Alma Lightbody
A shocking diagnosis of ovarian cancer at thirty-one forces Erin to question her very existence and life purpose.
Her dance with cancer inspires her to bare her soul through her journals, which guide her to teach and share with others. Her research, studies, and practical experiences are revealed in detail to enable everyone to learn what she learns, especially about listening to your body. Erin chronicles her experiences with conventional and alternative healing and wellness treatments and tells us what works for her and what doesn’t.
Congratulations once again to our superb authors!