Recognition

2017 - Finalist - Carte Blanche and Creative Nonfiction Collective essay contest

2015 - 2nd place - Canadian Authors' Association short story contest (hosted by Vancouver Branch) 

2013 - Finalist - High Plains Book Award for Short Story

2012 - Winner - Canadian Authors Association (Alberta Branch) Exporting Alberta Award

2012 - Finalist - Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Story

2012 - Finalist -  Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature

2011 - Presenter - Champions of Learning, representing UCalgary ContEd for International Adult Learners' Week

2009 - Winner - Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Story

2008 - Finalist - Western Magazine Awards (fiction category)

2008 - Finalist - AlbertaViews Short Story Contest

2005 - Winner - Prairie Anthology Writing Competition, Writing for Children category

2002 - Winner - AlbertaViews Short Story Contest

2001 - Finalist - Henry Kreisel Award (best first book by an Albertan)

1997, 1998, 1999 - Recipient - Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship

1995 - Winner - Canadian Lawyer Magazine Short Story Contest

1995 - Winner - Calgary Writer's Association Sunshine Sketches Award