Lora holds a number of news awards from her journalism career. In addition, she holds:
Short Story Award:
• 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:
Cassis, France has hosted many artists who come to create and take advantage of the scenic setting in the heart of Calanques National Park.
• 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).
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Seventh-grader Marty Hayes is excited to work with the world-renowned CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing kit in science class. But things go awry…This rousing book with engaging characters should appeal to readers who enjoy adventurous superhero sagas. A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family"
Middle grade readers who pick up The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes expecting a one-dimensional story of a young would-be scientist/superhero will find the read exciting, stimulating, and a powerful probe of heroism’s roots and friendship’s special challenges; highly recommended as a standout tale."