2021 New Mexico Writers Grant

Longlisted for The 2021 First Pages Prize, THE DOUBLE SUN

Scholarship, 2020 Yucatan Writers’ Conference

2019 Finalist, Longleaf Writers Conference Fellowships, THE DOUBLE SUN

2019 Finalist, Tucson Literary Festival of Books Literary Awards, THE DOUBLE SUN

Honorable Mention, 2017 Bosque Press International Fiction Competition, “Pink Clouds,” Bosque Press

Semi-Finalist, 2016 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Awards for Novel-in-Progress, THE DOUBLE SUN

2016 INSPY Awards Longlist, BLOOD OF A STONE (debut author)

2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee, “Mapping the Body,” Hippocampus Magazine

Finalist, 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, BLOOD OF A STONE

Finalist, 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, BLOOD OF A STONE

2015 Independent Publishers Book Award, BLOOD OF A STONE (Bronze, national category, religious fiction)

2015 Best Small Fictions Nominee, “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

First Place, WOW! 2012 Fall Flash Fiction Competition, (2013)

Semi-Finalist, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Award for The Blood of A Stone (2012)

Finalist, Small Town Noir Project, Barrelhouse (2011)

Residency Fellowship, Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL (summer 2011)

Finalist (novel), 2010 Santa Fe Writers Project, The Blood of A Stone (2011)

Arizona Artist Skills Building Seminar, Creative Capital Foundation & Arizona Commission on the Arts (2006)

Top Ten Nonfiction Article, Preditors & Editors (2005 Reader’s Poll)

Runner-up, Fiction Competition, (2005)

Semi-finalist, 11th Annual Essay Competition, Tiny Lights (2005)

Hon. Mention, Short Story Awards, Blackberry Hill Creative Arts (2003)

Semi-finalist, Sherwood Anderson Short Fiction Award, Mid-American Review (2002)

Creative Writing Encouragement Award, Arizona Commission on the Arts (2002)

Finalist, Literary Short Fiction, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (2001)

Hon. Mention, Fiction, New Millennium Awards XI (2001)

Finalist, Fiction, Wind National Fiction Competition (2001)

Finalist, First Annual Longan Award for Women Writers (1999)

First Place, Fiction, Dallas Craft of Writing Conference (1997)

Second Place, General Fiction, Dallas Craft of Writing Conference (1997)

Hon. Mention, Fiction, FCCJ National Writing Competition (1996)

Third Place, Fiction, Tampa Writers Alliance Awards (1995)

Second Place, Nonfiction, Tampa Writers Alliance Awards (1994)

Finalist, Nonfiction, Peregrine XV National Writing Contest (1996)