Writing Awards

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

“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

Winner, Chattahoochee Valley Writer’s Conference short story contest, 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

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).

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

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