Awards/Writing

 

Awards 

  • WHAT THE SEASHELL SAID, (Picture Book MS) Honorable Mention, 2018 Katherine Paterson Prize in Young Adult and Children’s Writing at Hunger Mountain
  • CUPINE’S PERFECT DANCE PARTNER, (Picture Book MS) Honorable Mention in the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition for Children’s/Young Adult Writing, October 2017.
  • O POSSUM’S PREDICAMENT, (Picture Book MS) Honorable Mention in the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition for Children’s/Young Adult Writing, August 2016.
  • DANCING GRANNIES, (Picture Book MS) Finalist, 2014 Katherine Paterson Prize in Young Adult Fiction and Children’s Writing at Hunger Mountain. 
  • BEFORE I SLEEP, (Middle Grade Novel), Honorable Mention, 2014 Rate Your Story Writing Contest Finalist_novel_category (1)
  • SCRATCH AND SNIFF, (Picture Book MS) Honorable Mention, 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Competion for Children’s/Young Adult Writing, Third Place Winner, 2014 SCBWI Michigan Picture Book Mentorship Contest
  • TOO BIG! (Picture Book) Third Place Winner, Smart Writers Amazing Story Contest, October 2010
  • “Timing is Everything When Treating Infertility,” Metro Parent Magazine, Gold Medal Award for Special Section Within a Publication (Circulation of 55,000 or more), Parenting Publications of America, March 1, 2003

Writing

I had my first article published in a small, faith-based magazine in 1989, but my writing journey began long before that. I really caught the writing bug when I was in high school and had a poem published in the Michigan Young Authors Magazine. I wrote my first book for children in 2000, and had my first children’s story published in Boys’ Quest magazine a few years later. Here are just a few of the places where my work has been featured over the years:

  • On the Banks of the Black Volta, Boys Quest Magazine, June 2007
  • Water Into Mine, Songs4Worship.com, Homelife Magazine
  • Know the Signs, Undetected Learning Disabilities Can Cause a Lifetime of Frustration, Metro Parent Magazine, February, 2005
  • Who Would Love a Warthog?, Bumples Online Children’s Magazine, November 2013

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