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Green Gospel Longlisted for Crook’s Corner Book Prize

August 15, 2013

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I’m thrilled that Green Gospel has been longlisted for the inaugural Crook’s Corner Book Prize. Judges selected 12 books from 68 submissions, and I find myself among some pretty heady company, including some insanely talented writers from North Carolina. Publisher’s Weekly carried the story.

GREEN GOSPEL Short-Listed for 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize

May 21, 2012

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Another nice showing for Green Gospel, short-listed for the 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize. Fellow NC writer Liza Wieland was also a finalist.

GREEN GOSPEL Wins First Runner-Up in 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards

May 14, 2012

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Just found out that Green Gospel was named First Runner Up in the General Fiction category of the 2012 Eric Hoffer Awards! It’s really an honor, especially given that the winner was fellow North Carolinian Val Nieman and her amazing novel, Blood Clay. Here’s the link.

GREEN GOSPEL Named Finalist for First Horizon Award

April 16, 2012

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My debut novel, Green Gospel, was named a Finalist for the 2012 First Horizon Award. To see a full list of finalists, click here. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for Books presents the First Horizon Award for superior work by debut authors (i.e the first published book of any type by the author). This […]

“The Pit” Wins First Place

February 28, 2012

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My short play, “The Pit,” has won First Place in the Winston-Salem Writers’ 2012 Ten-Minute Play Contest. Richard Krawiec placed second with his play, “Disabilities,” and Ed Robson placed third with “The Price of Admission.” What an honor! All three finalists will be given staged readings and time for questions and discussions in front of a […]

2010 CPA Award

June 9, 2010

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Bernadette McCarver Snyder and James Stephen Behrens’ A PLANET OF GRACE has won first place in the 2009 Catholic Press Association Award for Production and Design. From the CPA: “Magnificent is the only word we can use to describe the design and production of A Planet of Grace. Beautiful page design presents truly outstanding photography. […]

“Bangalore” wins honorary mention

May 18, 2010

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My short story, “Bangalore,” won an honorary mention in the Common Review’s first annual Short Story Prize. You can read the winner in the current issue.

GREEN GOSPEL named finalist

November 3, 2008

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My unpublished novel, GREEN GOSPEL, has been named a finalist in the 2007 Dana Awards. It was also named a semi-finalist in the 2008 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

CPA Award

June 3, 2008

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James Stephen Behrens’ PORTRAITS OF GRACE has won the 2007 Catholic Press Association Award for Production and Design. Although I was editor on this project, all the credit goes to Father James and the designer, the unparalleled Patricia Lynch.

Midwest Book Award

May 24, 2007

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Karen Skalitzky’s A RECIPE FOR HOPE has been given a merit award in the culture category by the 2006 Midwest Book Awards. I was the editor on the project, and I feel like a proud dad.

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