Purple Pride Hall of Honor 2017 Award for Sports and Entertainment from Clovis Municipal Schools

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. 

A woman whose son is fighting in Afghanistan uses her newspaper column to expose a shameful legacy of racism in her small TX town.

Writing Awards

  

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

First Place for feature writing from New Mexico Press Women, 1976. Senior at Clovis High School

First Place feature writing from New Mexico Press Women 1976