Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award, 2007.

Kansas Arts Council Mini-Fellowship in Fiction, 2007.

“Arty,” Salt Lake City Weekly Magazine’s 2006 Best of… Awards

Foreword Magazine‘s Best Books of 2005 Finalist.

Kansas City Star‘s Best Books of 2005,  The Salt Palace.

Summer Research and Creative Scholarship Grant,  Wichita State University, 2006.

Madison Summer Research Grant,  University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2005.

Arthur M. Kaplan Award for Teaching,  University of Wisconsin Colleges, 2004.

Pushcart Nomination.  “Evangelical Rubric” as published in Willowsprings 51.

Teacher of the Year.  University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2001-02.

Arthur M. Kaplan Award for Teaching, University of Wisconsin Colleges, 2001.

Trial Balloon Best Short Fiction Award, Western Michigan University, 1998-99.

Third Coast Fellowship, Western Michigan University, 1996-99.

TKL Scholarship, Southwest Texas State University, 1994.

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