The Nautilus Awards recognizes Books and Audio Books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the ‘imagination’ and offer the reader ‘new possibilities’ for a better life and a better world. We look for distinguished literary and heartfelt contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.
“Thank You for coming to speak to our Men of Action group. Several men have told me they were greatly impacted by your message and they were moved to follow your example of writing to their grandchildren.
Pastor Marty Shea bought one of your other books and spoke of you the following Sunday in his sermon and held your book up and referenced a passage in your book that was related to his message.
Again, we are so grateful that you came to be with us.”
“This book is AWESOME, baby!”
Dick Vitale, ESPN
“In these letters to you, Ethan, your grandpa reveals the mistakes and miracles that have shaped his life. Anyone can give advice, but true wisdom is hard-won. And the book you’re holding contains plenty of it.”
Coach Lou Holtz
“If you could read just one book with the potential to positively impact the lives of your children and grandchildren, this is the book.”
Rudy Ruettiger, Inspiration for the movie, Rudy
“Ethan is one very blessed young man! Fortunately, we can all share in the wisdom and practical insight that his grandfather has shared with him in these pages. Read it. Share it. Live it.”
Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author, The Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager
“Tom’s living legacy to our organization is the Spirit of Excellence program that enriches the lives of our staff members even today. Don’t miss an opportunity to read Letters to Ethan. It’s more than a book; it’s an invitation to embrace what really matters in life.”
Catherine A. Hanover, Vice President, Government Affairs, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY
“I discovered Tom’s purpose and passion for life when we collaborated on a customer service training initiative for the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team several years ago. His latest book, Letters to Ethan, will enrich your perspective on parenting and grand-parenting while refocusing your personal priorities.”
José Tavarez, President & CEO, Total Sports Group, Tampa, FL
“Every grandparent and parent will gain wisdom and insight from this remarkable book.”
Sister Jean Liston, GNSH, Director of Pastoral Services, Church of St. Andrew, Newtown, PA