Dies Irae named a finalist for 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Peer Choice Award.


Library Journal review for Dies Irae, "A notable title worth putting on your SELF-e reading list."


Library Journal review for Played to Death: "Engaging lead and atmospheric setting make for an ideal travel read."

Played to Death a finalist in the 2015 Shamus Awards for Best Indie P.I. Novel


Played to Death named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards


Played to Death chosen as a 2015 Featured Self-E Selection by Library Journal


Finalist for Derringer Story Mystery Fiction Award, 2015 for Scott Drayco story, "The Least of These"


Winner, Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society, 2012, for "Touch of Death"

"Violin Karma” chosen as one of the StorySouth Million Writers Award notable stories of 2010

Honorable Mention, American Independent Writers Short fiction Prize, 2010

Played to Death Longlisted for Southwest Writers Novel MS Contest, 2010

Played to Death 2nd Place, Mystery Novel Category, Maryland Writers Association Awards, 2009

Finalist for Derringer Short Mystery Fiction Award, 2009

Finalist for Derringer Short Mystery Fiction Award, 2008