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.
  • October 2018: Write on the Door County, Fish Creek, WI


  • March 2019: Cassis, 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).

  • Miscellaneous news writing awards


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