Awards + Honors

Delaware Division of the Arts – 2013 Fellowship as an Established Artist in Literature-Creative Nonfiction, announced by the State of Delaware news release on January 8, 2013. Seventeen Delaware artists were selected for Individual Arts Grants in various disciplines.



Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation- Creative Fellowship, 2012. This grant will fund my residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

The MAAF was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming. The Foundation serves Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The MAAF also hosts an Artists Registry.


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts -2012 Residency.

The VCCA’s mission statement is as follows: “Guided by the conviction that art nourishes individuals and civilization,VCCA provides a supportive environment in a residential setting for superior national and international visual artists, writers and composers of all cultural and economic backgrounds to pursue their creative work.”


Delaware Division of the Arts - 2009 Literary Fellowship – Established Artist in Fiction

Delaware Literary Connection Spring 2009 Conference Writing Contest (3rd Place):,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

Writers at the Beach: Sea Glass 2008 Fiction Award:

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Magazine Merit Award (Honorable Mention) for “Let Them Eat Cake!”

Delaware Division of the Arts 2001 Literary Fellowship – Emerging Artist in Fiction

Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators Work-in-Progress Grant

Pennsylvania State Arts Council Literary Fellowship in Fiction, 1990