Awards & Distinctions:

Put On Your Silly Pants won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for Children’s Poetry.

Poetry Society of Colorado Contests for individual poems: “Catching Chickens” was awarded 3rd place in the 2013 Robert Cochran Brooks Memorial contest. “Hunting Hearts” was 3rd place winner of the 2014 Samuel Marmaduke Memorial Contest. “A Flock Made Flesh” was an honorable mention in the 2016 Ann Woodbury-Hafen Contest.

Out of approximately 150 entries, “Lunch at Corafaye’s” was one of only 11 poems chosen to be paired with a photographic interpretation by artist Sarah Jane Sanders and displayed on exhibit at the Norton Center for the Arts in Kentucky.

“Catching Chickens” was included in a special Editor’s Choice Anthology released by Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine on February 8th, 2016.

“Neighborhood Disturbance” was included in the international anthology Shout It Out! by Lost Tower Publications, with proceeds going to benefit victims of domestic violence.  “What All Cats Know” was included in Lost Tower’s Purfect Poetry anthology with 10% of the net profit given to the Headway Charity in the UK.