2023 Shamus Award (Best PI Paperback Novel) - Private Eye Writers of America (Dead-Bang Fall)

2021 Spur Award Finalist (Best Western Historical Novel) - Western Writers of America (Stardust Trail)

2021 Silver Falchion Award Finalist (Best Investigator) - Killer Nashville (Stardust Trail)

2014 Nonfiction Finalist - New Mexico-AZ Book Awards (Some Gave All)

2012 Cowboy Keeper Award - National Day of the Cowboy

2012 Young Readers Finalist - New Mexico-AZ Book Awards (The Littlest Wrangler)

2011 Third Prize, Children's Literature - Arizona Authors Association (The Littlest Wrangler)