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Third Place
Once again, the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. gave me an award in the historical romance novel category of their annual contest. This time it was for my unfinished book Heart of the Wolf. The award was announced at the 2002 conference in Oklahoma City. I wasn't able to attend and accept in person this time.

Third Place
The Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. gave me this award. Amazingly, I won it in the historical romance novel category for my book Bold Bounty. The award was presented at the 2001 conference in Oklahoma City.

Honorable Mention
This is another award from the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. It was given for a mainstream short-short story named "Bridges." The award was presented at the 2001 conference in Oklahoma City.


The Goodyear Oklahoma Transportation Media Award is given by the Oklahoma Good Roads and Transportation Association, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Transportation Authority. This award, given to me in 2000, is in recognition of the Mr. Traffic column I wrote for The Daily Oklahoman when they were lucky enough to have me working for them at a ridiculously low wage. Special thanks go to Greg Bilby, spokesman for ODOT and OTA, for nominating me for this award.


This is pretty self explanatory. My short story, "Reunion," won the Short, Scary Tales Best Short Story Award for 2000.

Mark of Excellence Award, First Place for Personal Column, Region 8, 1999
The Society of Professional Journalists gave me this award for a set of three "Army of Grass" columns published in 1998. The columns were originally published in the University of Central Oklahoman student newspaper, The Vista.

Mark of Excellence Award, Second Place for Feature Writing, Region 8, 1999
This award from the Society of Professional Journalists came for a story published in The Bethany Tribune about a local shoe-shine man.

Second Place, Business Feature, 1999
The Oklahoma Chapter of the the Society of Professional Journalists gave me this one for a business story published by The Edmond Evening Sun. Unfortunately, as I sit here writing this, I can't remember which story won the award.

Honorable Mention, Personal Column, 1999
The Oklahoma Chapter of the the Society of Professional Journalists gave me this one for a column about university officials trying to control student publications. This one was published in UCO's The Vista.

Mark of Excellence Award, First Place for Personal Column, Region 8, 1998
The Society of Professional Journalists gave me this award for a set of three columns published in 1997. Two of the columns were originally published under my "Steven Says" sig in the University of Central Oklahoman student newspaper, The Vista. The third column was deemed too controversial for that rag, but was published in The Oklahoma Observer newspaper.