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Red Thread Authors Win Five Nautilus Book Awards

award publish red thread publishing May 31, 2024

Celebrating Success: 

Have you heard the news? We at Red Thread Publishing are beyond thrilled to announce that our talented authors have won a total of five Nautilus Book Awards this week! This remarkable achievement is a testament to the dedication, creativity, and resilience of our authors, and it reinforces the high quality of stories we are privileged to publish. We are honored, proud, and immensely grateful for this recognition.


The Awards We Won!

Here are the outstanding books and authors who have been honored with Nautilus Book Awards:

Gold Winner: Grief & Loss

What NOT To Do When Your Husband Dies: Neuroscience & Mindfulness As Tools To Work With Grief by Therese Marchitelli

Therese Marchitelli's profound exploration of grief through the lens of neuroscience and mindfulness offers invaluable insights and practical tools for those navigating the painful journey of loss. This book's gold award in the Grief & Loss category highlights its impact and the importance of addressing grief with compassion and scientific understanding.

Gold Winner: Creativity & Innovation

Typo: The Art of Imperfect Creation by Sierra Melcher

Sierra Melcher, the founder of Red Thread Publishing, has won a gold award in the Creativity & Innovation category for her inspiring book, "Typo: The Art of Imperfect Creation." This book celebrates the beauty and necessity of embracing imperfections in the creative process, encouraging readers to find freedom and authenticity in their creative endeavors.

Silver Winner: Death & Dying

Seeking Clarity in the Labyrinth: A Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's by Jessica Stokes

Jessica Stokes' poignant memoir about her mother's battle with Alzheimer's disease has earned a silver award in the Death & Dying category. "Seeking Clarity in the Labyrinth" is a heartfelt narrative that offers solace and understanding to those facing similar challenges, shedding light on the emotional complexities of caregiving and loss.

Silver Winner: Rise to the Moment

Planting the Seed: Lessons to Cultivate a Brighter Future by Frances Trejo-Lay et al.

This collaborative work, led by Frances Trejo-Lay & Sierra Melcher, has received a silver award in the Rise to the Moment category. "Planting the Seed" is a collection of lessons and stories aimed at fostering a brighter, more sustainable future. The book brings together diverse voices to share insights and strategies for positive change, making it a vital resource for those committed to environmental and social progress.

Silver Winner: Death & Dying (2023)

Healing Against the Odds: How To Rise From The Ashes Of Cancer by Leslie Peake

Leslie Peake's inspiring story of overcoming cancer has been awarded a silver in the Death & Dying category. "Healing Against the Odds" is a powerful testament to the human spirit's resilience and the strength found in adversity. Leslie's journey from diagnosis to recovery is a beacon of hope for anyone facing similar battles.


Honorable Mentions:

Raising your hand for consideration is an essential & powerful step in the author journey. Two of my books, How Change Really Happens & Date Yourself were both up for consideration and did not receive awards... We honor your contribution & your willingness to show up for your book!

Applying is an essential prerequisite to winning.

These accolades from the Nautilus Book Awards are a significant milestone for Red Thread Publishing and our incredible authors. Each of these books represents a unique voice and a powerful story that resonates deeply with readers. We are immensely proud of our authors for their dedication and passion, which have rightfully earned them this prestigious recognition.

As we celebrate this success, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the readers, supporters, and the entire literary community for believing in the power of these stories. We look forward to continuing our mission of bringing transformative and impactful books to the world.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Red Thread Publishing, and join us in congratulating our award-winning authors!


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Red Thread Publishing houses two imprints. Red Thread Books was founded with a mission to support 10,000 women to become successful published authorpreneurs & thought leaders. We have expanded to incorporate a second imprint [Red Falcon Press] for all genders encouraging more silenced and marginalized folks to share their voices & stories. 

To date, we have supported 225+ people from 24 countries to Write & Publish their books. 


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