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Awards & Recognitions
2021, The Los Angeles Times chose my play, Geronimo, Life on the Reservation, as one of their 19 Culture Picks. (starring Rudy Ramos, directed by Steve Railsback)
2004, The Oklahoma Book Awards, finalist for As Brown As I Want, The Indianhead Diaries (autobiographical fiction).
2002, 1st Place Bold Media Book Award for A Three-Turtle Summer (autobiographical fiction)
2002, Top 20 list of Worldreader (Books for all!) There’s a Mouse in the House! What shall We Do? (a collection of short stories for children), Bears in the Hibiscus (novella), and Free Pecan Pie (a short story collection)
2002, iPhone recognition on YouTube for best children’s video There’s a Mouse in the House! What Shall We Do? 12K views.
1999, 1st Place Surrey Writing Contest (British Columbia) for As Brown as I Want, The Indianhead Diaries (autobiographical fiction)
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