2014 Whitney Award Finalist in the category of Historical Fiction.
2012 Whitney Awards The Whitney Awards, which honor outstanding LDS novelists, are sponsored by LDStorymakers, the authors guild for LDS writers.
- February 2004: Novel Ride to Raton was voted Fourth in Top Ten Finalists in the 2003 Readers’ Poll in the category of “Novel – Mainstream” (re-catagorized since then as "All other Novels"), Preditors + Editors.
- March 2003: Poem “My Mother’s Bureau Drawer,” was named the Winner of the national Alice Abel Literature Competition in Poetry, sponsored by American Mothers, Inc.
- November 2002: Poem “My Mother’s Bureau Drawer,” was named the Winner in the Poetry Competition sponsored by Arizona Association of American Mothers Inc.
- March 2002: Poem “My Mother’s Bureau Drawer,” was named the Winner in the Annual Poetry Contest sponsored by Superstition Mountain Scribes.
- 2001: Short Story “War Party,” was named a Finalist in Short Fiction Awards sponsored by ByLine Magazine.