Awards & Honors
- “Singapura” has been nominated for:
- Pushcart Prize XLVIII: Best of the Small Presses
- Best American Short Stories 2023 Edition The anthology is published annually by Mariner Books (an imprint of HarperCollins).
- 2022 Harambee Literary Prize: First Runner-up – “The Brothers Evanger“ received the First Runner-Up honor for this international award.
- 2023 Backchannels Fiction Prize: Third Place – “Visions of Women in Long Dresses“
- Writer of the Month – (May 2021) It was an honor to be selected as “Writer of the Month” by Elizabeth M. Castillo. A video reading of an excerpt from my story “In the Eye of the Beholder” is included in the posting. Ms. Castillo is a writer, poet, and artist based in Paris.
- B.R.A.G Medallion – (2020) for Santa Abella and Other Stories from the Book Readers Appreciation Group
- Heartbreak Woman: Quarterfinalist – Screencraft’s 2022 Cinematic Short Story Contest
- An Elegy for Esmeralda: Quarterfinalist – Screencraft’s 2022 Cinematic Short Story Contest
- With a Whimper: Semifinalist – Tuplip Tree Publishing’s 2021 Stories That Need to be Told Contest
- Santa Abella and Other Stories: 4.3 (out of 5) rating – 2020 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Contest
- The Revivalists: Quarterfinalist – Screencraft’s 2019 Cinematic Short Story Contest
- Starstruck: Quarterfinalist – Screencraft’s 2019 Cinematic Short Story Contest