Recognition and Awards
2012 WINNER The Immigrants' Daughter won Dan Poynter's 2012 Global E-Book Award in multicultural nonfiction.
2007 FINALIST The Immigrants' Daughter was a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards in multicultural nonfiction ..."
2006 WINNER The Immigrants' Daughter won a Best Books 2006 Award in multicultural nonfiction . . ."
2004 Honorable mention won at the California Writers Club, San Fernando Valley Branch's 2004 annual writing contest, for non-fiction article "Hamam", excerpted from the book, "The Immigrants' Daughter".
2003 Honorable Mention for Blueberry Press contest, "Writing for a Better World".
2001 Emerging Voices (Rosenthal) Fellow. Scholarship awarded by PEN Center USA West, Los Angeles.
2000 Plaque "Newsletter Editor Extraordinaire" awarded for editing the Aerospace Retirees' Club newsletter, by the club in El Segundo.
1995 Scholarship Winner of California Writers' Club Asilomar Conference for non-fiction article: "Me?...Plumbing?" awarded by the San Fernando Valley branch of the club. Numerous other in-club monthly awards.