• Winner of Catdance 2015
  • Nominated for Best Actress at the Midwest Independent Film Awards 2014
  • Presidents Award from the Cat Writer’s Association for the script for “CHATastrophe” (“French CATastrophe”)
  • Best Blog and Best Screenplay from Cat Writer’s Association in 2014
  • Certificates of Excellence from Cat Writers’ Association for and my script for CHATastrophe
  • Winner of Best Blog Video, BlogPaws 2014
  • Best Writing, 48-HR Film Project Chicago 2013
  • Nominated for Best Cat Blog, Best Cause Blog, and Best Blog Video by BlogPaws 2014
  • Chosen by FitCat Publishing to publish my cat’s “autobiography” in the “Rescue Me” anthology of 2014
  • Chosen by the Lazy Pitbull as one of the must-read blogs of 2014
  • Adoption Champion grant awarded by BlogPaws/Halo/ to work for six months with Tree House on social media and photography, including a $2,500 grant to Tree House and 5,000 donated meals from Halo/Freekibble
  • Adopted Blogger award
  • Nominated for Best Special Causes Blog, BlogPaws 2013
  • Best Writing, 48-Hr Film Project Chicago, 2012

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