2016 Elizabeth George Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Recipient
2012-2013 Dobie Paisano Fellow – sponsored by the Graduate School at the University of Texas and the Texas Institute of Letters
2012 Voted a “Favorite Professor” by CWI student newspaper
2006 George Mason's Narrative Thesis Fellowship, including full tuition waiver and stipend.
2006 Nominated for inclusion in Best New American Voices series
2006 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award for Nonfiction
2005 Vision Award for Academic Excellence
2005 Dan Rudy Award for Fiction
2002 Dawson Gaillard Award for Creative Writing
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A Huffington Post Craft Feature that includes "Walking Stick"