, adjunct assistant professor English, won awards for two of her short stories and for her novella. “A Luck that Will Save Her” won Honorable Mention for Hunger Mountain
's 2009 Howard Mosher Short Fiction Prize. “Dogs in Guatemala” was a Finalist in the 2009 Short Story Contest by The Journal
, a literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Her novella, “Angels Unawares,” was a Finalist in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.