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International Regional Magazine Association

Gold, recreation feature, "Literary Lovers Travel Guide to Louisiana, Louisiana Life, 2022

Gold, food feature, "Best New Restaurants," Acadiana Profile, 2018

Gold, art direction of a single story, "Best New Restaurants," Acadiana Profile, 2018

Gold, food feature, "Best Boudin" Acadiana Profile, 2017

Contributed to Louisiana Life magazine, 2019 Magazine of the Year.

Silver, historic feature, "Haunted Louisiana, " Louisiana Life, 2022

Silver, recreation feature, "Best Bars," Acadiana Profile, 2020

Silver, art and culture feature, "Cracklins," Acadiana Profile, 2020

Bronze, food feature, "Cracklins," Acadiana Profile, 2020

Bronze, reader service article, "Game On," Acadiana Profile, 2018

Bronze, portrait series, "Best Chefs," Acadiana Profile, 2018

​Other Literary Awards

2022 Finalist Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards, Best Environmental Feature


ArtSpark Grant, Lafayette, 2019

Robin Hardy New Student Scholarship, Writers Retreat Workshop, 2012

Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Grant, 2007

Louisiana Press Women, First Place Entertainment Feature and Best Novel, 1999

Louisiana Press Women, First Place, Web Page Feature Story, 2000

National Federation of Press Women Award for Best Novel, 2000 (third place)

Helicon Achievement Award of Excellence, "Power and Influence: Women Who Have It and How They Use It," Gambit Weekly, 1994

Ingersol national news writing and feature finalist, 1988 and 1989

Margaret Dixon Journalism Award for LSU Outstanding Female Senior, 1982


Produced plays in 2007 and 2008 at the Hub City Theater Festival, Lafayette, LA. Winner of Best Production 2008.

Screenplay “ZeZe’s Waltz” took first place in Scriptscene Contest, 2003.​

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