- Top 5 Finalists for Literary Fiction, Kindle Book Awards, Invisible by Day, 2019.
- Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fiction, 2018
- Best in Writing, Washington State School Public Relations Association, 2018.
- Finalist, Beverly Hills Book Award for Invisible by Day, 2018.
- Finalist, Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards January 2016 for The Clovis Dig.
- Finalist, short story, Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest 2015 for Ghosts of my Countrymen.
- First place, Write on the River Writing Contest 2014 in fiction, Ghosts of my Countrymen, a short story of intrigue.
- First place, nonfiction, in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest 2011 for My River Sava, the story of an elite Yugoslav athlete interred in a prison camp during the Bosnian War.
- Finalist in the San Francisco Writers Contest 2013 for My River Sava.