Honors & Awards

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Realizing River City Book Awards

  • Winner of the 2018 Book Excellence Award in the Memoir category
  • Winner of the 2017 Silver Medal in Nonfiction-Memoir from Readers' Favorite International Book Contest
  • Winner of the 2016 Second Place-Nonfiction Book of the Year Awards from the Independent Author Network
  • Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Memoir category from Independent Author Network  
  • Finalist in the 2016 First Book, Nonfiction category from Independent Author Network   

Essay Awards

  • "Bite" won Second Place in the 2018 Springfed Arts Prose Competition. 
  • "Lady: A Rumination on Desire" won First Place in the 2017 Fourth Genre Creative Nonfiction Prize.
    "Silent, Stifled Love" won the Michigan Memoir First Place Award from the Rochester Writers' 2016 Summer Writing Contest. 
  • "Kissing Ginger" won Second Place in the 2016 Fourth Genre Creative Nonfiction Prize
  • "We Knew a Different Kind" won First Place in the 2015 Fourth Genre Creative Nonfiction Prize
  • "Candy Land" won Second Place in the 2015 Fourth Genre Creative Nonfiction Prize

Essay Honors

  • "Dwelling Place" was named a Best American Essays 2018 notable essay after appearing in Solidago Literary Journal
  • "Marked" was nominated for the 2017 Best of the Net after appearing in The Nervous Breakdown.
  • "We're All Mad Here: A Field Guide to Feigning Sanity" was named a Best American Essays 2016 notable essay after appearing in Limestone.  

Short Story Honors

  • "Coffee in the Morning" received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Gertrude Stein Fiction Contest from The Dr T.J. Eckleburg Review.