Indie Book Awards, 2023 Finalist, Best Overall Design, Heavenly Headbutts: Reflections of Hope about Cats and Eternity
Catholic Media Book Awards, 2022, Winner, Second Place, God Made Us Just Right
Indie Book Awards, 2022 WINNER, top book in Christian Non-Fiction, The Worrywart’s Prayer Book
Indie Book Awards, 2021 Finalist in Humor, Why a Cat Is Still Better than a Man
Indie Book Awards, 2020 Finalist in the Best Children’s Picture Book, What I Like About You: A Book about Acceptance
Indie Book Awards, 2019 Finalist, Humor, Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget
Cat Writers’ Association, 2019 Certificate of Excellence, Humor, Confessions of a Cat Codependent
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