BIOGRAPHY: Recognition and Awards

HONORS and Publicity

The book, Politically Homeless – a Five-Year Odyssey across Three Continents, attracted the attention of Women of Distinction magazine, The International Women’s Leadership Association, and the recognition of Continental Who’s Who placing the author among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Writing.

2016
2012
WINNER

The Immigrants' Daughter won Dan Poynter's 2012 Global E-Book Award in multicultural nonfiction. 
http://www.slideshare.net/DanPoynter/global-ebook-awards-winner-presentation #137

2007
FINALIST

The Immigrants' Daughter was a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards in multicultural nonfiction

WINNER

The Immigrants' Daughter won a Best Books 2006 Award in multicultural nonfiction 

2006
Honorable mention

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".

2004
2003
Honorable mention

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.

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.

1995