Scholarship Winners

2016 Shreya Kumar Cosumnes Oaks High School

2015 Tia Jenkins

2016 Sponsors

NCPA would also like to recognize and thank our banquet sponsors, whose contributions help fund our awards program and annual $1000 college scholarship.

Cherry Island Golf Course

Cindy Sample

Face in a Book bookstore


Danna Wilberg

Bitsy Kemper

Barry Schoenborn

Independent Book Publishers Association

Wilson Trophy

Sharon Darrow / Travel ID Cards

Azevedo Print & Design / MKE Creative


Tugboat Fish & Chips

Time Tested Books

Thalia Publishing / Pam Suwinsky

Sharif Jewelers

Roaring Camp Mining Company

Placer Pops Chorale

Old Spaghetti Factory

Grand Oaks Inn B&B

California Wine / Lodi Wine Country / Zinfest


As a very exciting last-minute added attraction, NCPA member Danna Wilberg brought in a totally unique donation that we used as a surprise live-auction event—six boxes of eight fancy chocolate-dipped strawberries dressed in her book-covers. It appeared as though she donated six of her books, “The Red Chair” and “The Grey Door,” but the contents were edible. Very classy Danna, and those berries were delicious as well as gorgeous!. Thank you!

Well-known author of more than 133 books, Self-Pub-Guru Dan Poynter graciously donated two books.  They didn’t make it in time for the banquet, but were received in time for a quick live-auction at our May 2015 general meeting.  After a feisty bidding frenzy, Ted Witt was high bidder (Thanks,Ted!)  Those proceeds were added to the 2016 Scholarship fund.

In addition, Daniel Pastre and Ron Javor very generously donated their book sales at the banquet that evening to the Scholarship fund (extra thanks, Daniel & Ron), giving a new grand total of $745 for the NCPA 2016 Scholarship!

We’d like to hit that $1,000 mark again this year, so we’re gladly accepting all suggestions and any monetary donations to reach our goal. Only $255 to go!

Thanks everyone, for your very generous support at our 22nd NCPA Awards Banquet.

Norma Jean Thornton, 2015 NCPA Awards Banquet Co-Chair


Amy Rogers, ScienceThrillers Media  ~ (Website Package)  
Grand Oaks Inn B&B ~ (1 Night stay + 2nd night ½ price)
PO Box 518 (21941 Buena Vista Road)
Clements, CA 95227

Lodi Wine Country     Contact Name:    Mollie Bjork ~ (All day tickets for 2, Lodi Zinfest 2015)
2045 W. Turner Rd ~ Lodi, CA 95242

Old Spaghetti Factory ~ (Gift Cert, Dinner for 2 up to $25)
731 Sunrise Ave 
Roseville, CA   916-773-3950

Dan Poynter ~ (2 books on self-publishing)

Roaring Camp Mining Company ~ (BBQ Steak Dinner & all day Gold mining Tour) 
Pine Grove, CA

Sharif Jewelers ~ (Ladies Amethyst & Diamond Cocktail Ring ~ $400 value) 
1338 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825 
(also stores at  (1001 K St Sacto)  &  (341 Iron Point Rd, Folsom) 

Susan Spann ~ (Basket of Japanese Teas & Sweets + 1st 2 books of Shinobi Mystery series)
Author-Attorney specialty (plus author of SHINOBI MYSTERY SERIES)

Time Tested Books ~ (Gift Cert) 
1114 - 21st St
Sacramento, CA 95811

Naida West ~ (Nature-History Walk led by Author & Catered Lunch)
Author & NCPA member   

Danna Wilberg ~ (6, boxes of 8, Fancy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries) ~ LIVE AUCTION
NCPA member,  and author of The Red Chair & The Grey Door

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