Award Winning Author and SWA Board Member Emeritus
1993 Met Amy Munnell at local book club
1994 First attended SWA, won award for Inspiration and gained encouragement from Linda Tomlin and Cec Murphey to launch freelance career. Completed course from Christian Writers Guild; 3rd Place for Inspiration SWA; 3rd place for Linda Tomblin Inspirational Writing Award.
1995 Won Honorable Mention for “On Forgiveness” from The Black Mountains Christian Writers Retreat sponsored by Linda Tomblin; 1st Place for Most Rejection Slips from 2nd Wednesday Writers; 1st Place for Most Outrageous Rejection Slip from 2nd Wednesday Writers, 1st Place for SWA Limerick Award.
1996 2nd Place for SWA Non-fiction and 2nd place for Children’s Literature.
1997 3rd Place for SWA Limerick Award and 3rd Place for Non-fiction.
1999 1st Place for SWA Limerick Award and 3rd Place for Inspiration.
2000 Two Honorable Mentions SWA Limerick Awards; Honorable Mention for Juvenile Writing; Honorable Mention for Non-fiction.
2002 Honorable Mention for SWA Limerick Award; 1st Place Limerick Award; Honorable Mention for Inspiration.
2003-2012 Joined SWA board as Assistant PP Editor. Remained on SWA board until 2012 serving two two-year terms as SWA President. Served another two-year term as co-president with Amy Munnell. I served as Registrar for many years and assisted Tim Hudson with his role as meeting planner.
2013 2nd Place for Bill Westhead Award; 1st Place for Holiday Seasonal Writing; and 2nd Place for Inspiration.
2014 1st Place for Humor Award; 1st Place for Holiday Seasonal Writing; 1st Place for Bill Westhead Award; 2nd Place for Inspiration; published 13 Decisions That Will Change Your Life in November with Dancing with Bear Publishing.
2015 Published Murder at Golden Palms (Thursday Club Mysteries Book 1) with Take Me Away Books in July 2015; published 13 Decisions That Will Transform Your Marriage with Dancing with Bear Publisher in August and Murder at Sea (Thursday Club Mysteries Book 2) in October also from Take Me Away Books.
2016 Published Thursday Club Mysteries Book 3 and Book 4 - Murder at the Monastery (February) and Murder at the Mandelay (May) also from Take Me Away Books.