Poet, Fiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
“Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates"” (Cricket, May/June 2012): SCBWI 2013 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction, Runner-Up. "Chameleon's Cry" (short story). Anthology: Over the Brink: Environmental Disaster. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Third Flatiron Publishing, December 2012. “Hannah's First Story” (Spider, March 2011): SCBWI 2012 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction. "Myself as Tree: A Prayer." Honorable Mention, Merton Institute Poetry of the Sacred Contest, 2010. If You Give a T-Rex a Bone. Finalist, "Best Children's Picture Book of the Year," ForeWord Magazine. “Arthur’s Toys” (Cicada, March 2005): SCBWI 2005 Magazine Merit Award Runner-up. “Rock Takes a Name" (Storyworks, November, 2004). Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award, Children’s Fiction Periodicals; Association of Educational Publishers, 2005. “Glimpsing Tokyo” (essay). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Kyoto Journal, November, 2004. “The Christmas Stick” (Spider, December 2003): SCBWI 2003 Magazine Merit Award Runner-up. Basho and the Fox: #10 on The New York Times best-seller list for children’s books (11/5/00) and chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as a notable book for children for 2000. “Brother Jubal in the Womb of Silence,” (SF) Third Place, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. The McMasters Prize for Historical Writing (for essay “Plattsburgh: A History of Voices”). Clinton County Historical Association. 1996. 1987 Second Place, International Bulwer-Lytton Contest; San Jose State University, San Jose, California. 1973 First Place Hallmark National Poetry Contest; “The Husband,” judged by John Updike.