"Prodigal" named #1 Short Story by 2010 P&E Readers Poll. "Top Ten Finisher" in the P&E poll, 2008 (Words to Write By,)Selected for the Bylines Writer's Calendar, 2006. Top Ten Finalist for best article, P&E
Reader's Poll, 2004. Winner of the 2003 Lorie Award for Best Novella, and 2003 Eppie for Best Anthology, 2000 Eppie Finalist for Best Inspirational, 2002 ACRW Book of the Year (e-published), Prism Award 2nd place, Golden Rose Finalist, Treble Heart Books Best of Year Finalist, Dream Realm Winner, Silver Moon Chalice Finalist. Nominated for "Best Up and Coming Author" by readers of Affaire de Couer Magazine, 2003.