Awards and Honors

Second Place, Rosie and the Absolutely, Positively Extraordinary Day, 2016 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition

First Place, Totally, Completely, and Perfectly Me, 2015 Alabama Writers' Conclave.

Notable, Totally, Completely, and Perfectly Me, 2015 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition

Second Place, Totally, Completely, and Perfectly Me, 2015 Tennessee Mountain Writers.

Third Place, Cholla:  The True Story of an Artsy Horse, 2013 Alabama Writers Conclave.

Third Place, Cholla:  The True Story of an Artsy Horse, 2013 Southwest Writers.

First Place, When Sheep Won’t Leap, 2012 The Institute of Children’s Writers.

First Place, Maggie and the Third Grade Blues, 2010 Tennessee Mountain Writers.

Honorable Mention, Maggie and the Third Grade Blues, 2010 Writers’ Digest.

Honorable Mention, Maggie and the Third Grade Blues, 2010 Alabama Writers Conclave. 

Finalist, “Cooking up Tradition,” 2010 Harriet A. Rose Legacies Contest.

Second Place, When Sheep Won’t Leap, 2009 Alabama Writers Conclave.

Second Place, “Snatching a Moment with Satch,” 2009 Stories for Children Granny Award.

First Place, Charlie and the Book of Cat, 2009 Decatur Public Library.

Honorable Mention, Charlie and the Book of Cat, 2009 Tennessee Mountain Writers.

1st Place, Decatur Public Library, Juvenile Fiction, 2008, Charlie and the Book of Cat.

Honorable Mention, Alabama’s Writers Conclave, Juvenile Fiction, 2008, A Place to Call Home.

Stories for Children magazine Granny Award, 2008, “The Mysteries of Chaco Canyon.”

2nd Place, Tennessee Mountain Writers, Juvenile Fiction, 2007, Brooke and the Ladies of Bath.               

Honorable Mention, Women in the Arts, Juvenile Fiction, 2007, Brooke and the Ladies of Bath.

Honorable Mention, Writers’ Digest, Juvenile Fiction, 2006, The Woods, the Mist, and the Moonbow.

Third Place, Great Blue Beacon, Poetry, 2007, “Making Paper.”

Second Place, Great Blue Beacon, 2007, The Woods, the Mist, and the Moonbow.

Honorable Mention, Alabama Writers’ Conclave, 2006, Brooke and the Ladies of Bath.

2nd Place, Tennessee Mountain Writers’, 2006, The Woods, the Mist, and the Moonbow.

Commendations, 9th Annual Women in the Arts Contest, Juvenile Fiction, 2004.

Honorable Mention, Friends of the Decatur Public Library Contest, Juvenile Fiction, 2004.

Commendations, Friends of the Decatur Public Library Contest, Juvenile Fiction, 2003.

Honorable Mention, May Day Contest, Juvenile Fiction, 2003. 

Honorable Mention, 8th Great Blue Beacon Poetry Contest, 2002. 

Third Honorable Mention, Green River Writer’s Contest, Juvenile Fiction, 2002. 

3rd Place, Woodrow Hale Memorial Prize, Green River Writer’s Contest, Poetry, 2002.

Finalist, The Cup of Comfort, 2001. Finalist, Adams Media Extraordinary Truths Story Contest, 2001.

2nd Place, Spring Poetry contest, Simply Words, 2001.

1st Place, 6th Great Blue Beacon Poetry Contest, 2001.Type your paragraph here.