The Rooming House Diaries - Life, Love & Secrets was published in August, 2019


Face Your Fears, a novel dealing with disability, LGBTQ & Family was published in July 2018


Swimming - The Sun: Readers Write Section - June 2016

The Oak Tree - Creative Wisconsin Literary Journal - October 2015 (Click HERE to read)




2019 Pencraft Runner Up Award for Literary Excellence


2019 Chicago Writers Association 1st Place Award for First Chapter of a novel in progress


2019 One of the Honorary Guest Authors at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards sponsored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation


2019 Chill With A Book Premier Readers Award


Wisconsin Writers Association - 2017 Jade Ring Contest - Honorable Mention in Humor and Nonfiction


Wisconsin Writers Association – 2015 Jade Ring Contest – 1st Place for Nonfiction – The Oak Tree (click HERE to read)

Wisconsin Writers Association – 2015 Jade Ring Contest – Honorable Mention for Poetry

OWLS - Ogle-Winnebago Literary Society – 2016 Contest – 2nd Place for Fiction

Waukesha Writer’s Workshop – 2015 Bo Carter Memorial Contest – 2nd Place for Short Story



Take a look at….

....some of award winning photographer Bill Mathis' photographs.