Magazine Writer of the Year 30,000 or more Circulation


David Pike, New Mexico Magazine, “Queen for a Day; The Answer Man; Carrizozo Renaissance; Unhurried in Hachita”2015

Great topics, intriguing characters and stories told with warm detail and obvious appreciation for setting, place, atmosphere, and vivid authenticity.


Annette McGivney, Arizona Highways, “Scouting trip, Rachel Tso, Sifting Through the Ashes, For Land’s Sake, Ba’cho”2015

She makes every story deeply personal, bringing each of her subjects alive on the page, and bringing the reader into her world.


Matt Joyce, Texas Highways,“Matt Joyce”2015

Unfussy and winningly straightforward. Well paced. Funny historical anecdote. It’s a well-delivered article for such a simple topic.

Award of Merit

Alan J. Bartels, Nebraska Life,“Alan J. Bartels”2015

Alan J. Bartels has a gift for teasing out anecdotes, folklore, and valuable recollections from his sources.

Additional Entries

Matt Jaffe, Arizona Highways, “They Say I’m a Monster, For Heaven’s Sake, Things That Go Bump in the Night”2015

Kathryn Jones, Texas Highways, “Kathryn Jones”2015