• Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant—to work with a significant mentor: Newbery-Honored author Marion Dane Bauer, on editing the first draft of Young Adult novel, Star Jumper
  • 2 Grants from the Harmony Women’s Fund for writing residencies at Norcroft: A Writing Retreat for Women—for work on Star Jumper
  • Quarterfinalist, Nicholls Fellowships in Screenwriting, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, for screenplay His Master’s Eyes
  • Screenplay His Master’s Eyes chosen for Industry Connections by the Minnesota Screenwriters’ Workshop
  • Semi-Finalist, Nissan Focus Film Competition, Screenwriting Division, for Young Adult-themed screenplay Rehearsal
  • Minnesota High School Press Association Award for ten years of high quality service to Minnesota high school journalism
  • Minnesota High School Press Association “All Minnesota Award” for the literary and arts magazine I founded and advised at Inver Grove Heights Middle School—the only middle school magazine to win the award for 5 years running


  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • The Loft Literary Center
  • Screenwriters’ Workshop
Kevin OskowHonors