Publications

 

Awards and Honors

2014 New Jersey Romance Writers Put your Heart In a Book Contest

3rd Place Single Title Contemporary COOKING WITH  KANDY

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2013
Dixie Kane Memorial Contest
First Place in the Single Title Contemporary Romance Category
“Cooking With Kandy”award for Dixie Kane Prize

Dixie Kane Memorial Contest
First Place in the Short/Long Series Contemporary Category
“Skater’s Waltz
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Indiana Romance Writers of America/
Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest
Third Place Contemporary Romance
“Cooking with Kandy”

1996 Short Fiction Award
Dogwood Tales Magazine. Winner 1996 Horror Fiction Short Story, October edition, “The House on Crimson Street

Non Fiction Awards
Writer’s Digest Magazine:

Honorable Mention 75th Annual Writing Competition, Inspiration Writing Category
Honorable Mention 74th Annual Writing Competition, Memoirs/Personal Essay Category
Winner: Personal Essay Category, 1998 “10 Ways the Stay-At-Home-Mom can earn extra money”
Winner: Children’s Fiction Category 1998 “Katie Learns Karate”
Winner: Personal Article 1997 and Personal Essay 1997

STORY Magazine, 1992 Honorable Mention for Short story submission

Books/Novels
2005

Chicken Soup for Every Mother’s Soul “Motherhood, a Transformation”
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1995
The Kindness Tales, Kabel Publishers
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Emily and the Easter Eggs, Kabel Publishers
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Fiction Publications
1997
The Cozy Detective Mystery Magazine Spring 1997 “Bed B”
Show and Tell Magazine Spring 1997, Issue 2, Volume 3 “Goodbye”

1996
Short Shorts Magazine May 1996 “The First Day”
Short Shorts Magazine May 1996 “The Excuse”
DogWood Tales Magazine May 1996 “Until Death Us Do Part”

1995
Short Stories. Winter edition “The Hollow Eyes”

1994
Slugfest Magazine Summer 1994 edition, “The Lesson”
DogWood Tales Magazine November/December issue 1994 “The Tuesday Night Meeting”
DogWood Tales Magazine September/October issue 1994 “O.U.”
DogWood Tales Magazine July/August issue 1994 “The Lesson”

Non-Fiction/Articles
2014
Parent Express November 2014 edition “Is My Child Ready for Contact Lenses?”

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Parent Express July 2006 “Planning a Children’s Party
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Parent Express June 2006 “Kids and Contact Lenses: How young is too young?”
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Parent Express March 2006 “When Your Child Isn’t a Jock”
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Parent Express September 2005 “Letting Go”
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TWEENS NEWS February 2005 “A New Kind of Parent”
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1999
The Almanac for Farmers and City folks, Greentree publishing “Gardening”
Oxygen Magazine “Women and Karate”

1998
Oxygen Magazine October 1998 “Women and Karate part 1”
American Fitness Magazine July/August edition “Get Your Kicks!”
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Weaving Our Voices Anthology 1998 essay “Parenting”; Fiction Story “The Hollow Eyes”; Essay “Motherhood”
Country Home and Gardens Magazine May 1998 Reader’s Tip on Gardening
Kitchen Gardens Magazine January 1998 Article on Gardening

1997
The Power of Parent Guide July 1997 “Perceptions of Parenthood”
perceptions of parenthood article

1996
At Home Mothering Magazine Summer 1996 “10 Ways to Earn Extra Cash NOW!”
Crib Notes: Magazine of Motherhood May 1996 “Motherhood: A Transformation”

1995
Family Digest Magazine September/October issue, “The Voice of an Angel”

1994
The Northern Reporter Magazine for Fiction and Poetry January 1994 “The Patient”

1993
The Senior Reporter Magazine August 1993 “Sex and the Elderly”
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The Senior Reporter Magazine January 1993 “The Changing Face of Alzheimer’s Care”
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1989
NURSING ’89 Magazine, April edition, “Feeding Alzheimer Patients”
R.N. Magazine August 1996, “Why We Work With Students” Written under maiden name of Margaret-Mary Swayne

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