- 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
- Pitch Wars 2017; 3-time Pitch Wars mentor
- Finalist: National Association of Elementary School
Principals Book of the Year Contest
- Member: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- Nonfiction credits: LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times, The Writer, Cleveland Magazine, Akron Beacon Journal, This I Believe, Cup of Comfort, and 16 Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.