Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest - "Eye of Newt" honored as a Notable Story
A fun, quirky story that makes one think. David Bright, Editor
Transitions Abroad Expatriate Annual Writing Contest - 3rd place for "Embracing the Italian Lifestyle"
An entertaining, funny, informative, and otherwise excellent entry. Gregory Hubbs, Editor-In-Chief
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
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"
"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."