Awards and Honors

 Lora holds a number of news awards from her journalism career. In addition, she holds:

Short Story Award:

Screenwriting Awards:

• American Accolades Screenwriting Competition Awards
• Dreambuilder Celebration Awards
• Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
• Cyclone Entertainment Annual Screenwriter’s Project
• Telluride Indiefest
• Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Writers and Artist Residencies Honors:
Residencies are available for writers and artists all over the world. A big to salute all my fellow artists who encouraged me as I worked on my first middle grade novel, and inspired me to move forward on the three-part series.

My residencies to date:

  • 2015 and 2016: Noepe Center for the Literary Arts, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
  • 2017: CAMAC Centre d’Art, Marnay-sur-Seine, France.

I’m looking forward to my next residency in the South of France. Cassis, France has hosted many artists who come to create and take advantage of the scenic setting in the heart of Calanques National Park.

Other Honors:

• Selected for U.S. Department of Education 22-person 4th grade writing assessment panel fall 2017, Atlanta, Ga. 
• Harvard Business School-Dynamic Women in Business conferences (2013, 2014 and 2016).


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