Fall 2017: My creative nonfiction short story The Punch Line received a “Commendation” from the Society of Southwest Authors 2017 Writing Contest.
Fall 2017: My short story Fine Lines was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) category of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Among the ten competition categories, there were over 5,100 entries in total. See the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest for details.
September 2017: Attended the SCBWI Regional Conference in Phoenix. The manuscript I submitted was chosen for a special face-to-face critique with one of the conference faculty, author Bobi Martin. It was a real honor to be selected and to get live feedback from an author who specializes in children’s nonfiction.