Awards and Short-Listings for Awards

Hamilton Wentworth Heritage Association Award, 2013.

Freedom Bound Honourable Mention at the 2012 New England Book Festival, Boston.

Freedom Bound Bronze Medal at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Young Adult Fiction - Historical/Cultural Fiction, 2012.

Nominee for the City of Hamilton Arts Awards for Established Artist - Writing

Broken Trail Gold Medal at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Young Adult Fiction - Historical/Cultural Fiction, 2011.

“The Errand” Surrey International Writers’ Conference, 2010. Shortlisted.

“After Annabelle,” J.K. Galbraith Literary Award, 2010.
Read her acceptance speech and the winning story here!

“Devotion,” J.K. Galbraith Literary Award, 2010. Shortlisted.

The Way Lies North. 2009-2010 Stellar Book Award. British Columbia Teen Readers’ Choice. Nomination.

“Hilda Perly,” J.K. Galbraith Literary Award, 2009. Semi-finalist.

The Way Lies North. 2009 Ontario Library Association “Forest of Reading” Red Maple Award. Nomination. 

The Way Lies North. 2008. Named a “Best Book” for Kids and Teens. Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 

The Way Lies North. 2008. Arts Hamilton Award: Young Adult book. 

“Konwatsi’tsiaiénni and the Governor’s Lady,” J. K. Galbraith Literary Award, 2008. Semi-finalist. 

“Hole in One,” The Silver Hammer Award  2007. 

“Travelling by the Grand Bus Line,” Silver Hammer Award, 2007. Honourable Mention. 

“Loss,” Hamilton & Region Arts Council Short Fiction Award, 2005. 

“Josie’s Custom Catering,” Crime Writers’ of Canada 2004 Golden Horseshoe Contest. 3rd Prize. 

“A Quick Release,” Hamilton & Region Arts Council Short Fiction Award, 2004. 

“Mother wore a Hat,” Canadian Authors’ Association Conference Contest, 2003. Short list. 

“The Quilt,” Canadian Writer’s Journal, 2000. 1st Prize.