- 2017 INDIES Winner
- Honorable Mention, LGBT (Adult Fiction)
- 2017 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Young Adult Fiction (Children's)
Bend is a contemporary, coming of age novel set in rural Minnesota. Lorraine and Becky are seventeen year old twins--one gay and one straight--Momma loves the straight one. They are competing for the same scholarship to get out of town. Bend is a little romance, a little mystery, two dead bodies and a car chase, but it ends in grace.