Last updated on September 22, 2023
Winning awards has been a great validation of my passion, tenacity, and hard work in writing books, but I don’t take it for granted that every book will win anything. Like an athlete, I’m constantly striving to make each book better, spending months researching and thinking about the plot before I ever write the first word.
The next book in the Seventh Dimension Series will be book five. In the meantime, as I research and read books dealing with Islam – yes, a hint about book five – I felt led to share all the awards the series has won so far. Many friends and readers are unaware of how many I’ve accumulated.
|Seventh Dimension – The Door, Book 1
- 2013 International Book Awards Finalist
- 2013 Grace Awards Finalist
- 2013 Selah Awards Finalist
- 2013 Readers’ Favorite Finalist
- 2014 Book Goodies Best CoverContest Winner, YA category
|Seventh Dimension – the King, Book 2|
- Winner of the 2014 Literary Classics Book Awards for faith-based YA fiction
- Finalist in the 2014 USA Book Awards for religious fiction
- Winner in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for spirituality
- Finalist in the visionary category for the 2015 International Book Awards.
- Silver winner in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for YA
- Finalist (fifth) in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award for YA fiction
|Seventh Dimension – The Castle, Book 3|
- Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
- 2015 Literary Classics Awards Winner for YA Faith-Based Fiction.
- 2015 USA Best Book Awards Finalist: Religious Fiction Category
- 2015 Winner BooksAndAuthors.com – Young Adult Spirituality
- 2016 Great Southeast Book Festival Runner-Up Winner for YA
- 2016 New York Book Festival Honorable Mention.
- 2016 Readers Favorite Award Winner, Historical Fiction
- 2016 Global eBook Awards Winner, Fantasy/Historical