Counting Little Geckos
The RGU Group, June 2005>

Bobolink Media, 2009
ISBN: 9781891795145


Guess Who’s in the Desert

Rio Chico Books, March 2013

ISBN: 978-933855-79-0


Children's Magazines
·        Highlights High Five, poem, “Happy Halloween,” 10/08

·        Highlights for Children, "The Mystery of the Wet Lizards," with co-author Dr. Wade Sherbrooke, 11/06. A profile of Dr. Sherbrooke describing the scientific method he used to prove his hypothesis about unusual lizard behavior. 

·        Highlights for Children, "Smile! It's Sarah Bear," 12/04, a profile of Morrighan Clinco who for 7 years traveled overseas, with renown doctor/clown Patch Adams, to bring joy to orphanages, hospitals, and nursing homes.

·        Pockets, "Peacemakers at Work," Vol. 24 No. 10, 11/2004, a profile of twelve-year-old Michael Valdez who raises money to buy stab/bulletproof vests for police dogs.

·        My Friend, "What's Inside?" 3/04, a grandfather's rock collection helps his grandson learn to look beyond external differences.


2016 Judy Goddard Award for Children's Literature  

2012 Writer’s Unite to Fight Cancer Contest, Children’s Fiction Winner, “Victor’s Gifts”

·        2010 SouthWest Writers’ 28th Annual Writing Contest Middle Grade/YA Novel Finalist, “Elvis, Ruby, & Me”

·        2010 Abilene Writers Guild Writing Contest Honorable Mention, “Look Out, Little Lizard!

·        2009 Children’s Writer PreK Seasonal Writing Contest Grand-Prize ($500!), “Nature’s Lullaby, An Earth Day Story”

·        2009 Children’s Writer PreK Seasonal Writing Contest Finalist, “A Very Unscary Halloween!”

·        2007 Society of Southwestern Authors  Writing Contest, Children’s Short Story Honorable Mention, “Hamburger Worms”

·        2007 Writer Unboxed Honorable Mention, Make Up a Word
Thesaurusania: compulsive searching for the perfect word

·        2003 Highlights Foundation scholarship, travel expenses and partial tuition for the Writers Workshop in Chautauqua, NY

·        Sam Levitz Direct-To-You Warehouse, Tucson, AZ, second-place prize winning slogan, 11/1988

·        Safeway Grocery Store, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, prize winning slogan, 9/1985

·        Central High Reunion Memory Book, Special Recognition Award 11/1991, "What Have I Done Since ‘91?"

Writing Publications

·        Children’s Writer, March 2009, article about my Grand-Prize winning entry in the PreK Seasonal writing contest

·        Children's Book Council (CBC) Magazine, Perspectives,  "Children's Book Authors: Learn How to Promote Children's Book Week, Your Book and Yourselves," with co-authors Juanita Havill and Jennifer J. Stewart, online 7/06

·        The Journey SCBWI-AZ Newszine, “The Three P’s of Submission: Practice, Patience, Persistence,” online Spring 2006-present

Ÿ   The Institute of Children's Writers Rx for Writers, online 9/04-9/05, "Profile/Interview Writing: Say Goodbye to Rejection Letters." Also BOOST4Writers, online April 2006, The Journey SCBWI-AZ Newszine, online Spring 2008-present

Ÿ  The Report of the 2003 Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua New York, poem "Chautauqua"

Other Publication Credits

Ÿ  Positive Promotions Slogans, 2005-2011 Writing slogans requires talent, intuition, expertise and creativity. I love writing slogans!
2010: Volunteer Week, Nurses Week,  Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Social Workers Month, Women’s Heart Health Month, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Nursing Home Week,  EMS Week, Public Safety Telecommunications Week
2009: Activity Professionals Week, Teacher Appreciation & Staff, Healthcare Housekeeping
, Healthcare Environmental Services, Healthcare Food Services, Bus Safety & Bus Driver, Emergency Nurses, Radiology Week, Physical Therapy & Rehab Week, Resource & Materials Management Week, Central Service Week
2008: Home Care, Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week, Reading Incentives, Teacher Appreciation, Staff Appreciation, Test-Taking, Health Catalog, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Occupational Therapy, Welcome Back to School, Customer Service Week
2007: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Staff, Reading Incentives, Black History Month, National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Nursing Home Week, TAKS, School Volunteer, Women’s Heart Health, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Grandparent’s Day, Prom Safety/Alcohol Safety, Resource and Materials Management Week, Central Service Week, School Bus Safety Week, Customer Service Week, Natl. Physical Therapy Month, Respiratory Care Week, Red Ribbon Week, Radiology Week.

2006: National Nurses Week, National Nursing Assistants' Week, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, National Volunteer Week, National School Breakfast Week, Black History Month, Earth Day, 100th Day, Red Ribbon Week.
2005: National Youth Service Day, National School Bus Safety Week.

·        Arizona Daily Star, “Obama inspires change,” October 18, 2008

·        Desert Dog, “Michael Valdez, Canine Protector,” sold 2/07

·        OFLNA Newsletter, 11/2000, "Why Volunteer for OFLLAH?" essay

·        Cactus Thimblers, "My Thimble Collection," Volume 19, 1/21/1996

Ÿ  Arizona Daily Star, "Pay Teachers More," editorial

·        Arizona Daily Star, "Plant of the Week--Her patio has tropical lushness from African Bird of Paradise"

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