Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest - Eye of Newt honored as a Notable Story


"Eye of Newt" was a fun, quirky story that makes one think. David Bright, Editor

The University of Maine at Machias annual literary contest - honorable mention for Ancestry


Published in The Binnacle





Tallahassee Writers Association annual literary contest - 3rd place for an excerpt from Bentleyville


Published in Volume 21 of Seven Hills Review





Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference 1st Place Short Story Award for
Devil's Night


Published on Chattahoochee Valley Writers' blog

The Maine Review's White Pine Writing Contest - Honorable Mention for Devil's Night


Published in the Spring 2015 Issue

WOW-Women on Writing - 3rd Place for A Cup Half Full


This Flash Fiction piece was published on WOW's site

Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference Short Story Award for Last Respects
Also published in The Southern Tablet


Atlanta Writers Club Essay Award for Amazing Grace In Scrubs and Comfortable Shoes

Judge's comment: "This is an overwhelmingly poignant piece of writing, must reading for every baby boomer."

Atlanta Writers Club Short Story Award for Thy Neighbor's Wife


"This sensitive, nuanced snapshot of an ephemeral moment in the life of a well-intentioned man. An ordinary moment, revealing and painful, caught in the evocative imagery of a touch."


Atlanta Writers Club Short Story Award for Reindeer Games

​"A girl at the threshold of adulthood, beginning to grapple with mortality - not just as a plot twist in a ghost tale, but as a real, palpable thing, close at hand and chilling in its ordinariness."

Atlanta Writers Club Short Story Award for Slaying Dragons
Also published in the Torrid Literature Journal