Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing

2015 Midwest Book Awards: Finalist, in the Health category


Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother’s Poetic Journey

2012 Global E-Book Awards: Honorable Mention in Parenting/Family Non-Fiction

2012 International Book Awards: Finalist in E-Book Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

Book of the Month (with a 5-star review) in May, 2012, Spirit Imprints magazine


As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power for Healing and Transformation

2010 Eric Hoffer Award: Honorable Mention in Self-help/Spiritual


Other Honors

Illinois Featured Author for the 40th anniversary (2013) issue of the Willow Review literary journal

Margaret’s poem “In Response to Ralph Hamilton,” was a Runner-up for the Contemporary American Poetry Prize and published in Poetry CRAM 13 literary journal

Invited author for the essay “Why Poetry Matters—As Easy as Breathing,” including 8 poems, Palabras Press, online July, 2007

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