'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance.' Aristotle
October 2019 2nd Place - Stratford Festival/Rotary Short Story Contest 'Twelve Stops to Airport'
September 2019 Winner - Best Young Adult Novel Muskoka Novel Marathon 2019 'A Chain of Broken Hearts'
July 2019 Finalist - Canadian Author's Association Poetry Contest (Niagara Branch) 'Baby' This poem will be published in The Banister and released October 26th, 2019.
July 2019 Shortlisted (Finalist) Eden Mills Writers Festival - Literary Contest Non-Fiction 'Just a Cuppa Coffee'
June 2019 WINNER - 1st Place South Simcoe Arts Festival Adult Short Story Contest 'Moonlight with Tom Thomson' was judged by Brian Henry.
WINNER - Phyllis Smallman Award for Great Writing South Simcoe Arts Festival 2019 May 2019 Shortlisted (Finalist) 2019 NOWW International Writing Contest in the Creative Non-Fictioncategory. My story, 'Just A Cuppa Coffee' was judged by author M.G. Vassanji.
September 2018 Winner - Eden Mills Writers Festival - Fringe Festival 'Fairy Castle in the West'