Writing Awards

Angels at the Gate
Gold for Historical Fiction, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, 2016
Silver IPPY for Historical Ficition


“Mother’s Music”
3rd place, Birmingham Library Haiku Contest, 2015


“Fresh Cornbread”
Winner, Portland Book Review, short fiction, 2013


Noah’s Wife
Winner, ForeWord Reviews BOOK OF THE YEAR, Historical Fiction, 2009
Nominee, Alabama Library Association’s Author Awards, 2010


“Jim”
Winner, Chattahooche Valley Writer’s Conference short story contes, 2008


“Freedom Manor”
Winner, Eugene Walters Writers Festival Termite Hall Screenplay, 2006


“The Other Gold”
Honorable Mention, Eugene Walters Writers Festival William March Short Story Award, 2006


“Trouble”
Honorable Mention,  Sidewalk Film Festival’s SideWrite Contest


Snow Dancers of Veld
Second Place, Del-Rey’s Online Writer’s Contest – First Chapters Novel Contest, 1998


“Alabama Dreams in Black & White”
Honorable Mention,  Alabama Writer’s Conclave , 2007 (Published in Whatever Remembers Us, An Anthology of Alabama Poems–The collection was named Southern Independent Booksellers Award Finalist for Poetry, 2008).


“Sea”
Winner, Magic City Writer’s Short Story Contest (circa 1980)

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