Nomination, 2024 Pushcart Prize, “All My Eyes Are On You” first appearance in Real Women Write: Mothers and Mentors: The Art of Nurturing

Winner, 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Writing/Publishing, for Electric Lemons: Interpretation and the Art of Writing

Third Prize, 2011 Literal Latte Essay Award, “Amanda’s Violin” first appearance in Literal Latte, Fall, 2012

2011 TriMedia Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Best Theatre, “Dracula and The Writing Coach”

2008 Legacy Book Award, High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts

First Place, 2008 National Critics Institute, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VII, “Rocky Horror Show: Fresh, In So Many Ways”

2007 Outstanding Feature Article, National Association for Interpretation,  for “The Decade that Brought Hope”

Second Place, 2000 Writers @ Work Fellowship Competition, creative nonfiction

Finalist, 2001 and 2002 Writers @ Work Fellowship Competitions, creative nonfiction

Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings Competition, Winter 2000, creative nonfiction

Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings Competition, Fall 2001, creative nonfiction

First Place, Stories from the Great Unknowns, MileHiCon 28, 1996, fiction

28 awards from various regional and international organizations, including Best of Division, Pro-Comm Competition, Business Marketing Association (international) and Distinguished Award, Technical Publications, Society of Technical Communication (international)