Achievement Awards
Crossing Bok Chitto
     2007  Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book
     2007  Skipping Stone Award
     2007  Paterson Prize
     2007  Anne Izard's Storytellers' Choice Award
     2007  ALSC Notable Books for Children List

     2007  Oklahoma Book Award for Best Children's Book  
     2007  Oklahoma Book Award for Best Illustrations    (Illustrator Jeanne Rorex-Bridges)
     2006  Austin Public Library Award for Best Children's Book from the Texas Institute of Letters
     2006  Book Links Lasting Connections Selection 
     2006  Teddy Award from the Texas Writer's League

Spirits Dark and Light
Walking the Choctaw Road
     2005  Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma Book Award
     2005  Alaska Reads Book of the Year
     2004  Notable Book for a Global Society - International Reader's Association

     2003  Best Anthology - Storytelling World Magazine

AUDIOBOOK

     2004  Notable Audio Title for Young Adults - American Library Association
     2007  Winner - Best Short Story for Adults (The Lady Who Changed) - Storytelling World Magazine
Fifty Texas Ghost Stories
  2004  Best Anthology - Storytelling World Magazine



Book Awards