Awards

Cat Writers’ Association: 2015 Muse Medallion Award, Book, Humor, Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much.

Cat Writers’ Association:  2015 Certificate of Excellence, Humor, Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much.

The Cat Writers’ Association 2012 Certificate of Excellence, Humor, Newsletters

Almost a Clean Sweep of Awards for Children’s Books: On May 6, 2010, Connecticut Press Club held its annual awards and I walked away (on air) with three out of the four awards given out in the children’s book category. First place went to my tiger tales title, Bunnies Are for Kissing, illustrated by Jacqueline East; second place went to Noah’s Notebook, from Harvest House, and honorable mention to tiger tales’ Mrs. McGee’s Coconut, illustrated by Peter Cottril.

TOYS WIN TOP AWARDS FROM CREATIVE CHILD Two toys I developed for W.J. Fantasy Toy Company, in Connecticut, have received high honors in the 2008 Creative Child Magazine Toy Awards.

My First Words, Slide n’ See Blocks, which teaches letters and words, has received the Creative Toy Award Seal of Excellence. And Fairy Tale Blocks, a Touch-and-Feel Block Set, which teaches simple fairytales, as well as recognition of tactile materials, received the 2008 Top Choice Award.

The Creative Child Magazine’s Toy Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by a panel of evaluators comprised of moms, music educators and early education professionals, the very people who purchase them. The awards recognize play products that meet the publication’s high standards for nurturing creativity, safety, design, durability and social responsibility.

VEGGIE TALES WINS 2008 OUTSTANDING PRODUCTS AWARD Two of the titles I wrote for Scholastic, FairandSquaresville and One Good Knight, were among the books in the VeggieTales™ Values to Grow By Gift of the Month Club Series, which won the 2008 Outstanding Products Winner from iParenting Media Awards®

1997  First Place, Editorial Page, New England Press Association

1997  Best Newspaper Column – Matrix Award, Fairfield County Women In Communications Awards

1994 Best Four -Color Newsletter, First Place by both National Federation of Press Women Communications Awards and Connecticut Press Club Communications

Feature Story in Specialized Publication, Third Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications

1993 Best Newsletter, Matrix Award, Fairfield County Chapter Women In Communications, Inc.

Best Humor Book First Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest

Best Four-Color Newsletter, First Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest

Corporate Newsletters, Second Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest

Best Four-Color Newsletter, First Place, National Federation of Press Women

Humor Book, Second Place, National Federation of Press Women

1991 Best Four-Color Newsletter, Matrix Award, Fairfield Women In Communications, Inc.

1990 Best Advertisements in Color Newsletter, First Place, National Federation of Press Women Communications Awards

Editing Color Publication, First Place, National Federation of Press Women Communications Communications Awards

Clarion Award, National Women In Communications, Inc. (back-to-back awards, won in 1989)

Best Four-Color Business Newsletter, National Women In Communications,

Best Color Advertisements, First Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Awards

Best Specialized Magazine, First Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest

Newsletters, Second Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest

Humor Articles, Second Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest

Interviews, Second Place, Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest