Arthur Ellis Award Finalist, 2018, for “The Sin Eaters” (best crime story in Canada)

Globe & Mail names Human Remains one of the best Canadian suspense books to read at the cottage.

Roswell Award Finalist for Short Science Fiction, 2016, for “Humans ‘n’ Hot Dogs”

Derringer Award Finalist, 2015 for “Because” (best mystery short fiction in the English language)

Roswell Award Finalist for Short Science Fiction, 2015 for “Cardiopulmonary Arrest”

Winner, 2011 Aurora Award for Best English Related Work: The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, DAW; features my story, “Dancers With Red Shoes.”

“Indian Time” named one of the best short mysteries of 2010 by criminalbrief.com.

Cornwall Public Library’s Annual Writing Contest in Partnership with Cornwall and Region Writer’s Society

  • Poetry, Second Place & Fiction Honourable Mention 2014
  • Fiction, Second Place 2010
  • Best Fiction 2008
  • Best Children’s Literature 2008
  • Honourable Mention, Best Children’s Literature 2009

SD&G Writes Creative Writing contest, 2nd Prize, 2010

InnermoonLit Award for Best First Chapter of a Novel 2008, The Popcorn Girl Meets Darwin Jones

Writers of the Future, 2nd Place

Year’s Best Science Fiction, Honorable Mentions

  • “Iron Monk”
  • “Growing Up Sam”
  • “Waiting for Jenny Rex”

Winner, McMaster University “Unearthly Love Affair” writing contest

CBC Radio Noon Romance-Writing Contest, runner-up