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2019 National Jewish Book Award Finalist (My Real Name Is Hanna)

2019 Shelf Unbound Notable Book (My Real Name Is Hanna)

2019 Julia Ward Howe Award for Young Readers (My Real Name Is Hanna)

Inspirational Women in Literature Award, from AITL Media, 2019

2019 Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition, Honorable Mention (“Billy Said This Really Happened to Lucy”)

2018 Florida Book Award, Gold Medal (My Real Name Is Hanna)

2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award/Historical Fiction (My Real Name Is Hanna)

2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist/YA (My Real Name Is Hanna)

2018 Litsy Award Nominee (My Real Name Is Hanna)

2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award (My Real Name Is Hanna)

The Wigleaf Top 50 (very) Short Fictions List 2015 (“The Mystery Spot”)

Finalist, 2014 Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction (“If You Had Stopped”)

Silver medal, 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (The Chalk Circle)

Silver medal, 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards (The Chalk Circle)

2012 New England Book Festival runner-up award (The Chalk Circle)

2012 Skipping Stones Honor Award (The Chalk Circle)

Pushcart Prize nomination, 2011 (“Pieta")

Finalist, Best Books 2010 (from USA Book News, for Where the Dog Star Never Glows)

Pushcart Prize nominations, 2010 (“Tracks and Traces” — creative nonfiction; “Delight” — story)

Bronze medal, 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (Flash Field Guide)

A Featured Writer Award from Hedge-Witchery.com

55 Words guest story winner, May 2008 (“The VW and the Caddy”)

Second place, Jane’s Stories Press Foundation Flash Fiction Award, 2008 (“This Heat”)

Best of the Web nomination, 2007 (“Suspended”)

Second place, Carolyn A. Clark Flash Fiction Prize/Soul-Making Literary Competition Pen Women, 2005 (“Catalpa”)

Finalist fiction grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (1996)

First place, The Ledge’ s 1995 fiction contest (“The Dark Sun”)

Florida Literary Foundation short story winner, 1993 (“Say Bridgitte, Please”)

Pushcart Prize nomination, 1992 (“Turtle Hunting”)

Best of Show, PacKAGING Women/Cell.ing Women 1991 poetry and art exhibit
(“Will the Real Madonna Please Stand Up?”) for both poem and photo

First place, The Paper Bag’s 1989 short-short fiction contest for best stories of the year

Bookbuilders of Boston Scholarship, 1985

Lou P. Bunce Creative Writing Award, 1985

Second place, Loomings’  1984 literary contest (“Gray Afternoon”)