Southern California Book Festival – 2023
            Honorable Mention (Memoir)
An Imaginary Affair
   New England Book Award – 2022
            Runner-Up (Poetry)
Writing for Bliss
   Best Books Award – 2018
            Finalist (Self-Help: Motivational Category)
   Feathered Quill Book Award – 2018
            First Place (Self-Help)
            Second Place (Inspirational Books)
Healing With Words
   Mom’s Choice Awards – 2011
           Winner (Adult Memoir/Biography)
   Best Books Award – 2010
           Finalist (Health/Cancer)
Writers and their Notebooks
   Eric Hoffer Award – 2011
           Winner (Academic Press)
   Foreword Magazine Book of the Year – 2010
           Finalist (Anthologies)
Writers on the Edge
   Foreword Magazine Book of the Year – 2012
          Finalist (Anthologies)
Regina’s Closet
Mom’s Choice Award – 2009
Winner (Adult Nonfiction)
Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice – 2009
Winner (Memoir)
Foreword Magazine Book of the Year – 2008
Finalist (Memoir)
Dear Anais: Poems
Reader Views Readers Choice – 2009
Winner (Poetry)
Allbooks Review – 2009
                Winner (Poetry)
Article/Poetry Awards
“My Muse, Your Muse: My Friendship with Thomas Steinbeck.” New Millennium Writings. November 2019.