- 2016 INDIES Winner
- Gold, Biography (Adult Nonfiction)
A spirited orphan from an Arizona mining town becomes a Depression-era debutante, a successful author of magazine fiction, and a screenwriter at Hollywood's most glamorous studio. Such Mad Fun follows a young woman whose ambition conflicts with the expectations of her family, her friends, and the era in which she lived. This coming-of-age story, capped by an unexpected romance, is set in a decade that has surprising parallels with American life today. Kirkus Starred Review; Foreword Indie Gold.