Literary and Photographic Accomplishments



Short Story Contest First Place Winners

Jocoa's Quilt - First Place in Childrens’ Short Stories at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

In The End - Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction Short Stories at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of Amercan Pen Women.

Nightmare - Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Thursday, October 31, 1985.

The Forbidden - Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Thursday, October 27, 1983.

Through A Child's Eyes - Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Wednesday, December 23, 1980

Book Awards

How Little Bear Got His Name - Second Place Winner in Published Books at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

The Legend Of Mars Hill - Honorable Mention in Published Books at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

Poetry Honors

Things A Broken Hinge Means To Me - First Place Award in Women of the Twentieth Century at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

Strong Men Cry - Second Place Award in Spritual Poetry at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

Bag O' Bones - Honorable Mention in Childrens’ Poetry at the 2000 Iowa State Letters Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

Possession In The Key Of Irony - Published in LYRICAL IOWA, 2000, Iowa State Poetry Society Honor.

Art Is To The Beholder's Eye - Published in LYRICAL IOWA, 2000, Iowa State Poetry Society Honor.

Chances Are, Poetry Is A Song - Published in LYRICAL IOWA, 2000, Iowa State Poetry Society Honor.

Sweet Water - Sixth Place Honorable Mention at the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc., annual poetry contest-1997.

Dreamcatcher - Seventh Place Honorable Mention at the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc., annual poetry contest-1997.

Photography Honors

Benediction - Second Place in Color Photography at the 2000 Iowa State Art Competition of the National League of American Pen Women.

A Burning Ring Of Fire - Honorable Mention in Color Photography at the 2000 Iowa State Art Competition of the National League of American Pen Women. Also included in the Photography Salon of the 2000 Iowa State Fair.

Nosgales Siesta - First Place Winner in the Candid Photograph Category of the Y.W.C.A. Photo Contest-1994.

Newspaper Publications

For Ottumwa Couple, It All Computes - Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Saturday, March 6, 1999.

Spaniard Dives Into Role With Ottumwa Team - (Oskaloosa swimmer impresses coach in his first year of competition.) Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Tuesday, March 2, 1999.

Groups Put A Roof Over Woman's Head - Mississippi Family Becomes The Proud Owners Of A New Home - Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Saturday, January 2, 1999.

Congregation Places Its Faith In New Annex - Published in the Ottumwa Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1999.

Other Published Poetry

Our Duet (Beau's And Mine) - Published in AN EVENING OF POETRY

December '94 Ice Storm - Published in EAST OF SUNRISE.

Good-Bye Dear Friend - Published in THE GREEN HILLS LITERARY.

The Vein's Silver Song - Published in POETIC VOICES OF AMERICA.

Too Worn Tennies - Published in SPARROWGRASS POETRY FORUM.