The Mark of the Lotus (YA): Recipient of the scholarship to the SCBWI Rocky Mountain Chapter Letters and Lines Conference underwritten by KT Literary
Sandalwood and Stone (YA): SCBWI Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising Manuscript runner-up SCBWI Work in Progress Grant winner SCBWI-LA Writer's Day YA runner-up
The Initiate's Daughter (MG) Invited to Highlights Whole Novel Workshop for Fantasy mentored by Anne Ursu
SASE winner: SCBWI-LA SueAlexander Service and Encouragement Award for serving as Managing Editor ofKite Tales, the newsletter for the SCBWI Tri-regions of Southern California
I teach creative writing at the University of Redlands. In another avatar, I taught Finance at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. I put that avatar to sleep a long time ago. I was a YA/MG reading intern for a literary agency for a year. I served asManaging Editor for Kite Tales, the newsletter for the SCBWI Tri-regions of Southern California where I had the privilege of interviewing industry luminaries such as Arthur A. Levine, Michael Stearns, and Leonard Marcus.