Where it all began. I'm standing in front of the Purple Pride Hall of Honor Wall in the lobby of Clovis High School, Clovis, New Mexico. I declared myself a writer my junior year when I started writing for my high school newspaper, The Purple Press.
2017 Purple Pride Hall of Honor for "Sports & Entertainment" from Clovis Municipal School Foundation Alumni Association
To receive an award for my writing achievements years after I graduated from Tarrant County College/NE Campus was such a glorious moment. Portion Community College featured in my second novel, Johnnie Come Lately, was inspired by my time at Tarrant County College/NE Campus, Hurst, TX.
2017 Foreword Indies Book Awards Honorable Mention for War & Military (Adult Fiction) for Seven Wings To Glory
Shortlisted for the 2017 Somerset Awards for Seven Wings to Glory
Top Finalist for literary fiction in the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for Johnnie Come Lately
Honorable Mention for military fiction in 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards for The Final Salute
2015 Gold Medal for literary fiction from Military Writers Society of America for Johnnie Come Lately
2015 Bronze Medal for women's fiction from Readers' Favorite International Book Awards for Johnnie Come Lately
Winner 2010 Silver Medal for William E. Mayer Literary Award from Military Writers Society of America - "Living in a House Divided," an excerpt from a work in progress that became my second novel, Johnnie Come Lately
Winner 2009 Silver Medal for fiction from Military Writers Society of America for The Final Salute