~ AWARDS ~
One of 9 winners- in the The Faces of the Arts in Broward Challenge for my poem, "Lucky Monkey at Bonnet House." July 2011.
3rd Place- in the The Writers' Network of South Florida 13th Annual Writing Contest (Poetry category) for my poem, "Trunk Show." May 2011
1st Place- in the The Writers' Network of South Florida 12th Annual Writing Contest (Poetry category) for my poem, "My Grandmother's Dresser." May 2010
Nominee- Pushcart Prize Sun Rising Poetry Press nominated "Old Volcanoes" from Bloodsongs-Poetry for Those Who Know of Being Woman for the 2005 Pushcart Prize.
3rd Place- in the Eden Florist (Miramar, FL) Valentine's Day Writing Contest for "My Valentine Garden." Feb 2004
1st Place- in the Lady Bliss Romantic Idea Contest for my short story: "Barefoot in the Basement." Feb. 2003
3rd Place- in the WINDWARD OAHU NEWS (Honolulu, HI) Spring Writing Contest for my poem: “The Spring in Me.” 1988
1st Place- in the Town Of Framingham, MA Writing Contest to commemorate it’s 275th anniversary, for my poem: “The Celebration of Bloom.” 1975