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Publications & Awards

St. Louis Writers Guild

2023 Short Story contest, 1st Place

“Going Under”



The St. Louis Writer’s Guild Members Anthology

St. Louis Writers Guild 100th Anniversary Members Anthology

The St. Louis Writers Guild Anthology is available from Amazon. Included among all the fine poetry, fiction, and essays is my short story, “The American Dream.” Toby’s life is in such turmoil–unemployment, divorce, massive debt–that her mother’s death is her first lucky break. With the money Mom left her, she can return to the small town she grew up in and buy a home of her own. When her best friend, Mike, reminds her that her creditors will seize anything she owns, she tells him of her plan–to put the house in Mike’s name. But neither of them counted on his untimely death–or his soon-to-be, but not yet, ex-wife.

The St Louis Writer’s Guild Members Anthology 100th Anniversary on Amazon


Heater Magazine

Heater Magazine, Volume 4, No. 8

“With Friends Like These” (short story)


All Write Now!

Writing Contest, Flash Fiction category

2016, 3rd place

“Step Daughter”


Ozark Romance Authors

Weta Nichols Writing Contest, MG/YA category

2014, 3rd place

“Our Own Crazy”


Asheville Area Arts Council

Hard Times Writing Contest

2013, Honorable Mention

“Broken and Given”