Entering competitions keeps me sharp. Winning them makes me happy.

Here are some of my favorite awards:

Alpine International Fiction Contest (2019) "Death Bears " - Third Prize

Alpine International Fiction Contest (2017) “Domain” -  Second Prize
 

Common Good Books Poetry Prize (2017) - “Mother” - Winner

Victoria Hudson Emerging Writer Award (2015) - Runner Up

National Poetry Golden Scroll Award (2014)

Poet Laureate 2013-2014 Poetry Society of Tennessee

 

The Great American Think-Off (2013) - National Silver Medalist

Honorable Mention 2019.

Senior Poet Laureate Tennessee (2012 and 2013)

The Saturday Evening Post "The Conch Shell" (2012) - Emerging Writer Award

Family Circle Magazine Short Story Contest The Last Battle (2012) - Third Prize

Mainstream Novel in Progress – Abilene Writers Guild (2012) - First Place

RESIDENCIES & GRANTS
 

  • Alpine Fellowship Venice, Italy 2017

  • Fiction Writing Residency Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (2014)

  • Juried into the Moss Workshop under mentor Richard Bausch (2011)

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