Awards


People often ask what awards and recognitions my books have received, so here’s a partial list. Except where noted, these books are novels.

The Art of Saying Goodbye   

Selected as an “Okra Pick” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) – a program that singles out books of special interest from hundreds published each season 

SIBA Book of the Year Award nominee -2012

Safe Passage

Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Selection
Made into a feature film of the same name, starring Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard

Festival in Fire Season
Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Selection

The Value of Kindness (short stories)
Winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize

Takedown (teen novel)
Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

Holiday Miracles: A Christmas/Hannukah Story
Named to Publishers Weekly “Recommended Holiday Reading” List

Riggs Park
Chosen for launch of Next, a line of women’s fiction

Daughters of the Sea
Reviewer’s Choice Book of the Year Award Nominee, RT BookReviews

Over 50′s Singles Night
Madcap Award for Romantic Comedy

Raspberry Sherbet Kisses
Reviewer’s Choice Book of the Year Award Nominee, RT BookReviews





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