Award-Winning Titles

  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1997
  • East Texas Historical Association Ottis Lock Award for the Best Book Published on East Texas History, 1994
  • East Texas Addy Federation Silver Award for Cover Design, 1992
  • Selected for Marine Commandant's Professional Reading List for all senior enlisted men and all Majors and Lieutenant-Colonels, 2017
  • History/Military Book Club Selection, 2015
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2009
  • A “Must Read” Award from the Massachusetts Center for the Book, 2011
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 1996
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1995
  • Second place for Best Book of 2009 by Westerners International
  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Finalist, Silk Road Category, 2019
  • The Texas Sons of the Confederacy Award for Best Texas Related Civil War Book, 2008
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 1993
  • Best Book Award from the Wild West History Association, 2013
  • New York Public Library Books to Remember, 1992
  • Winner of two Communicator Awards for Cover (overall) and Cover (design), 2013
  • National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award for Short Fiction, 1992
  • Book of The Month Club Selection, 1999
  • Quality Paperback Book Club Selection, 1999
  • Spirit Club Selection, 1999
  • Ottis Locke Best Book of a Historical Photographic/Artistic Nature from the East Texas Historical Association, 2015
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
  • Award of Commendation from the Concordia Historical Institute, 2006
  • Publication Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA), 2011
  • Colonel Joseph Alexander Award, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 2018
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2005
  • Runner-up in Fiction for Great Lakes Colleges Association Award, 2005
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • Winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, Texas State Historical Association, 2012
  • Winner of the Ottis Lock Award for Best Book on East Texas History, East Texas State Historical Association, 2017
  • Liz Carpenter Award For Best Book on the History of Women 2016
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2007
  • 2019 WWHA Six-Shooter Award for Best Book on Wild West History
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction 2014