Killers, containing my story, "Losing Paradise," is a Black Quill Award finalist for 2008 "Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection." Dark Scribe Magazine
Third place winner in the Elizabeth Simpson Smith Contest for Short Fiction 2008 earning a $100 prize for the story, "Sound Moves." Annual contest sponsored by Charlotte Writers' Club.
Semi-finalist in 2007 4th Quarter L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest,, an international contest for science fiction/ fantasy writers and illustrators. Story: "Music of a Family Man, 2199"
Judges Merit Award (third place) for “A Trip Planned too Far in Advance.” National flash fiction contest in 2006 sponsored by the Colorado Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
First Place for the brochure “Continuing Burke’s Vision” awarded by the United Way of America in 1998.
Weekly Limerick Winner in The Charlotte Observer’s Annual Limerick Contest: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Winner for the Southeast USA of New Shelter’s Efficient Home Contest, August 1984. I share this award with my husband and our passive solar house, which was the actual winner, but I did write up the contest entry . . .
AB in History from UNC-Chapel Hill
MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill
Participant in invitation-only online writers’ group: DC2K Writers Critique Group. This group grew out of author Ann Crispin’s writing workshops at Dragon*Con, which are open to all. For more about Ann: http://www.accrispin.com/
Vice President, Asheville Branch of the National League of American Pen Women