Writing Awards

House of Rose
Firebird Award for Urban Fantasy
Pulpwood Queen Bonus Book for 2020

“A Dead Mockingbird” published in Secrets by Negative Capability Press, 2018. Nominated for a Pushcart Award.

“Mother’s Music” (essay) published in These Summer Months, an anthology named a finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards for Anthologies: Non-Fiction, 2017

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

“Mother’s Music” (poem)
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–named Southern Independent Booksellers Award Finalist for Poetry, 2008

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

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