Counting Little Geckos
The RGU Group, June 2005>
Bobolink Media, 2009
Who’s in the Desert
Rio Chico Books, March 2013
High Five, poem, “Happy
Highlights for Children, "The Mystery of the Wet
Lizards," with co-author Dr. Wade Sherbrooke, 11/06. A profile of Dr.
Sherbrooke describing the scientific method he used to prove his hypothesis
about unusual lizard behavior.
Highlights for Children, "Smile! It's Sarah Bear,"
12/04, a profile of Morrighan Clinco who for 7 years traveled overseas, with
renown doctor/clown Patch Adams, to bring joy to orphanages, hospitals, and
Pockets, "Peacemakers at Work," Vol. 24 No. 10, 11/2004,
a profile of twelve-year-old Michael Valdez who raises money to buy stab/bulletproof vests for police dogs.
My Friend, "What's Inside?" 3/04, a grandfather's rock collection
helps his grandson learn to look beyond external differences.
2016 Judy Goddard Award for children's literature given by the
Arizona State Library Association and Libraries Ltd.
Unite to Fight Cancer Contest, Children’s Fiction Winner, “Victor’s Gifts”
Writers’ 28th Annual Writing Contest Middle Grade/YA Novel Finalist,
“Elvis, Ruby, & Me”
Writers Guild Writing Contest Honorable Mention, “Look Out, Little Lizard!”
Writer PreK Seasonal Writing Contest Grand-Prize ($500!), “Nature’s Lullaby, An Earth Day Story”
Writer PreK Seasonal Writing Contest Finalist,
“A Very Unscary Halloween!”
of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest,
Children’s Short Story Honorable
Mention, “Hamburger Worms”
Unboxed Honorable Mention, Make Up a Word
compulsive searching for the perfect word
2003 Highlights Foundation scholarship,
travel expenses and partial tuition for the Writers Workshop in
Direct-To-You Warehouse, Tucson, AZ, second-place
prize winning slogan, 11/1988
Grocery Store, Al Khobar, Saudi
Arabia, prize winning slogan, 9/1985
Reunion Memory Book, Special
Recognition Award 11/1991, "What Have I Done Since ‘91?"
Writer, March 2009, article about my
Grand-Prize winning entry in the PreK Seasonal writing contest
Book Council (CBC) Magazine, Perspectives, "Children's
Book Authors: Learn How to Promote Children's Book Week, Your Book and
Yourselves," with co-authors Juanita Havill and Jennifer J. Stewart,
SCBWI-AZ Newszine, “The Three P’s of Submission: Practice, Patience,
Persistence,” online Spring 2006-present
The Institute of Children's Writers Rx for Writers, online
9/04-9/05, "Profile/Interview Writing: Say Goodbye to Rejection Letters." Also
BOOST4Writers, online April 2006, The Journey SCBWI-AZ Newszine,
online Spring 2008-present
Ÿ The Report of the 2003 Highlights Foundation Writers
Workshop at Chautauqua New York, poem "Chautauqua"
Other Publication Credits
Ÿ Positive Promotions Slogans, 2005-2011 Writing slogans requires talent, intuition,
expertise and creativity. I love writing slogans!
2010: Volunteer Week, Nurses Week,
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Social Workers Month, Women’s
Heart Health Month, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Nursing Home
Week, EMS Week,
Public Safety Telecommunications Week
2009: Activity Professionals Week, Teacher Appreciation & Staff,
Healthcare Environmental Services,
Healthcare Food Services, Bus Safety & Bus Driver, Emergency Nurses,
Radiology Week, Physical Therapy & Rehab Week, Resource & Materials
Management Week, Central Service Week
2008: Home Care, Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week, Reading
Incentives, Teacher Appreciation, Staff Appreciation, Test-Taking, Health
Catalog, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Occupational Therapy, Welcome Back to
School, Customer Service Week
2007: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Healthcare Facilities
& Engineering Staff, Reading
Incentives, Black History Month, National Medical Laboratory Professionals
Week, Nursing Home Week, TAKS, School Volunteer, Women’s Heart Health, Child
Abuse Prevention Month, Grandparent’s Day, Prom Safety/Alcohol Safety, Resource
and Materials Management Week, Central Service Week, School Bus Safety Week,
Customer Service Week, Natl. Physical Therapy Month, Respiratory Care Week, Red
Ribbon Week, Radiology Week.
2006: National Nurses Week, National Nursing Assistants'
Week, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, National Volunteer Week, National
School Breakfast Week, Black History Month, Earth Day, 100th Day, Red Ribbon
2005: National Youth Service Day, National School Bus Safety Week.
Star, “Obama inspires change,” October
Desert Dog, “Michael Valdez, Canine Protector,” sold 2/07
Newsletter, 11/2000, "Why
Volunteer for OFLLAH?" essay
Thimblers, "My Thimble Collection,"
Volume 19, 1/21/1996
Ÿ Arizona Daily Star, "Pay Teachers More," editorial
Star, "Plant of the Week--Her
patio has tropical lushness from African Bird of Paradise"