Awards
Awards
April 2011 “Jaunts With Dad” 3rd Place ($10) Best Character Sketch or Profile
sponsored by Rural Missouri on behalf of the Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

April 2011
“Happiness is a Great Gadget” 3rd Place ($10) Essay contest: “What Does it
Take to Make You Happy?” sponsored by St. Louis Writers Guild on behalf of the Missouri
Writers' Guild Conference

April 2011
“It’s the Big One” 2nd Honorable Mention ($10) Historic/Nostalgic Article
sponsored by Rural Missouri on behalf of the Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

September 2009
“Attachments” 2nd Place ($1,000) 17th Tom Howard/John H. Reid
Essay/Short Story Contest on Winning Writers

February/March 2009
“Cake Anyone?”  Honorable Mention
America's Funniest Humor (TM) Writing Contest! Sponsored by HumorPress.com

4/42009
“In Development” Honorable Mention
Kansas City Writers Group Best Short Story or Essay (sponsored by Whispering Prairie
Press) hosted on behalf of the Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

4/4/2009
“My Beloved”  2nd  place   
St. Louis Writers Guild Nonfiction Short Story hosted on behalf of the Missouri Writers'
Guild Conference

2008  
“Prep Time” Honorable Mention
The National League of American Pen Women award for humor essay in the 2008 Soul-
Making Literary Competition.
Contest-winning essays