I have won awards for my writing from the following organizations:

  • Missouri Writers Guild -- Second Place in the 2016 "Show Me" Best Book Award for Lead Me Home.

  • Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. -- numerous awards for poetry and short fiction over several years, including

    • First place for a poem "On the Tower's Ledge"

    • First place for a short story "A Mother's Day Gift"

    • Second place for an early draft of Now I'm Found

    • Honorable mention for an early draft of Lead Me Home

    • Honorable mention for a short story "Driving to Des Moines" (later published in Family Recipe)

  • Missouri State Poetry Society -- First Place for a poem "Requiem?"