She has won national recognition with her suspense novels.
THE CHARMSTONE was voted 2008 Golden Quill’s Best Romantic Suspense and Best First Book, and was a Colorado Award of Excellence finalist. Tony Hillerman called it “a valuable book.”
Her award winning mystery RUNNING FROM STRANGERS was a 2009 National Readers Choice finalist.
SAGE CANE’S HOUSE OF GRACE AND FAVOR (written as Christy Hubbard) was honored at Aspen Institute’s Summer Words Literary Festival as a 2010 Colorado Book Award finalist.
PICTURE OF LIES was the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Suspense Winner.
DEATH BY G-STRING is a finalist in the 2019 Colorado Humanities Book Award.