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:
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.
• 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."