First Place, Florida Literary Arts on Page & Stage Short Fiction Contest


Finalist, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress Grant, 2003


Comparative Literature Fellowship for Language Study, UCSB 2002-2003


First Place, The 2002-2003 Fantastical Visions Contest


Second Place, 2002-2003 El Dorado Writers' Guild Writing Contest


Finalist, 9th Annual Tiny Lights Essay Contest, 2003


Third Place, Moonlight & Magnolia Fiction Writing Contest, 2002


Graduate Fees Fellowship, UCSB 2002-2003


Comparative Literature Department Travel Funds, UCSB 2001-2002


Small Department Regents Fellowship, UCSB 2001-2002


AWP Intro. Journals Award for Creative Nonfiction 1998


Ed Moses Grant for Creative Writing, USC 1998


Finalist, First Annual Nickelodeon Script-a-thon 1996


New College Foundation Grant for Research and Travel, December 1996


First Place, Florida Honors Council Competition in Creative Writing 1995


New College Foundation Scholarship and Tuition Waiver, 1994-1996


New College Out-of-State Tuition Waiver, 1993-1994


Honorable Mention, Bayboro Fiction Contest 1994


Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Harrisburg Area Community College, 1991-1992




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