2018 - Poetry chapbook: Route 1 Junkie
wins Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
2017 - Published poetry anthology: Gould Writers at
The Guest House
2015 Cattitude - Stuffy's Autobiography wins
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
2014 Stuffy Discovers Uncle Jon's Jungle
Wins Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
2013 Stuffy Goes on Vacation -
Wins Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Published: Waiting for the Bus - Poetry & Photography
Uncle Jon & Stuffy the Cat - Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Wins awards for cover design.
More gold awards for photography
Play: "Man and Machine and Woman" and
Poem: I am a Woman"
win Awards in NJSFWC 2012 Annual Writing contest
2011 - Short Story: "Scary - a Parable for Life" wins award for NJSFWC 2011
Creative Writing Contest
2010 - ONE ACT PLAY WINS NATIONAL AWARD : Honorable Mention in
Writer's Digest 79th Annual Writing Contest in Stageplay category.
"ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN LAURELWOOD" - performed May 12, 2010
The play also won 2nd place in the NJSFWC Writing Contest for 2010, along with
3rd place for a poem. DVD'S of the Play available FREE for donation to Autism, contact pin
All Books Available Now In Jon's Family Bookstore...
And Iris Garden Memory Calendar...All 4 Stuffy books
plus new Route 1 Junkie, poetry and photography
MORE AWARDS -
2018 - Route 1 Junkie
2017 - Short Story: Close Encounter of the Best Kind, 1st place NJSFWC
Creative Writing Competition in NJ
2016 - Short Story: The Parrot Speaks, NJSFWC Creative Writing short story
2012 - Play produced: Man and Machine and Woman
2010 - More photography awards plus Gold and 2nd place awards
for Cover design of Sadie's Secret
2009 Photography awards, plus Gold for the Cover design for
Shoestring...An Adventure in the Florida Keys, local and state in
NJSFWC Achievement Day competitions
2008 Sadie's Secret: "Sadie" - a short story excerpted from Sadie's Secret
garners first place in NJSFWC Creative Writing Competition in NJ
NATIONAL AWARDS - 2007
79th Annual Writer's Digest Contest Honorable Mention Stageplays: One Sunday Afternoon in Laurelwood
76th Annual Writer's Digest Contest Short Stories- Honorable Mention : excerpt from A Stroke of Genius : short story: Monhegan Island (a chapter from upcoming book; A Stroke of Genius)
Peabody - Can't Hear Me (inspiration for a chapter in upcoming book: Mothers & Sons)
AWARDS - 2006
NJSFWC Creative Writing Competition First Place- Uncle Jon and Stuffy the Cat; Second Place- Essay: The Process (see here on website);Third Place- Short Story: Peabody - Can't Hear Me
Adam's Eve: hear an excerpt from Adam's Eve: www.myspace.com/barbaradhall
Bokuru fans: visit website www.starchildproject.com for information on discovery of a skull similar to that described in Bokuru. It is real. Read Lloyd Pye's book: Starchild Skull and website www.LloydPye.com
Work has begun on the sequel to Bokuru....
Bokuru, Sadie's Secret and the story of Jon & Barbara's creative journey: A Matter of Faith
June 1, 2007 Adam's Eve Finalist and Silver Award winner
Foreword Magazine's Independently Published books
Creativity Workshop - How to start writing and keep writing
Contact me for information - for New Jersey Creativity Workshop
by cell phone or email for location
Bring paper/notebook and pens/pencils for timed writing workshops geared to start writing and keep going.
These are not critique sessions but ways to tap into your creativity and pull out writing blocks.
2006 Adam's Eve Cover Awards for Graphics Design: Gold ribbon local district award and 1st in State -
New Jersey Federation of Woman's Clubs Achievement Day for Book Cover Design
Radio Talk Show Appearances
WGHT 1500 Morning Show with John Moultrie, Greta Latona, and Jimmy Howe, Pompton Lakes, N. J.
WWRM St. Petersburg, Florida, Chad and Kristi Thomas, Magic Morning Show
News Talk 550 KCRS, Robert Hallmark, Odessa, Texas
WZPT FM, Pittsburgh, Pa., Kate Harris with The Morning Show with John, JR, Kate & Bubba
InfoTrak Creative Information Network interview with Terrance McCall
CJAD, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Peter Anthony Holder Show with Peter Anthony Holder* (CD Available)
WLTH Radio, Gary, Indiana with Ron MOhammed
KFYV Kelli McKay, The Connection, Los Angeles, California
CHOK 1070, Lee Michaels Live, Sarnia, Ontario
Talking with Tammy, Kakuka, Iowa
WPTT Radio, Jane Nugent's Home and Garden Talk Show, Jane Nugent, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WIBA 1310 Newstalk, Madison, Wisconsin with Carl Ames
WMBS-CBS The Jack Evans Show, Uniontown, Pa.
WORD FM 1990 Studio, John & Stephanie, Pittsburgh, Pa.
KOLE NEWS Fox Radio, Morning Blend, J. Chapman
Personal Appearances, Book Signings, Photography Exhibits
Boynton Beach Public Library, Boynton Beach Florida, IWWG Kitchen Table
Reader at open mics for The Write Group, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, New Jersey
Barnes & Noble, Clifton Commons
Walden Books, Wayne, N. J.
Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, N. J.
Career Day - So you want to be a writer... Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon, N. J.
Children's Story Hour - Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon, N. J.
Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell, N. J.
International Women's Writing Guild, Author Panel & Skidmore summer conference "Remember the Magic"
Aventura Writers North Miami Beach, Florida
Wayne Public Library, Wayne, N. J.
Passaic Public Library, Passaic, N. J.
The Gallery at Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes, Franklin Lakes, N. J.
West Delray Beach Public Library, Delray Beach, Florida
Ramsey Public Library, Ramsey, N.J.
Upper Saddle River Library, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Nutley Public Library, Nutley, N. J.
River Edge Public Library, River Edge, N. J.
Hallendale Public Library, Hallendale, Florida sponsored by the Gulfstream Writers
NJ Audubon Society, Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary
NJSFWC Fall Convention
St. Francis of Assisi Holiday Boutique, Haskell, NJ St. John Viannay School, Colonia, NJ
St. Mathias Home School Association, Somerset, NJ Franklin Elementary School, S. Plainfield, NJ
South Brunswick High School Riverdale Community Center
A. P. Terhune Elementary School, Wayne, NJ Morris County Parks - Freulinghuysen Arboretum
Elmwood Park Elementary School Linden Presbyterian Church
Wallington Jr.-Sr. High School Bergenfield High School
Riverside Poets, NYC Riverside Library
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - the annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza
Poetry readings at The Barn, Ringwood Manor State Park, RMAA
St. Catherine of Bologna Annual Art and Poetry Festival
Unitarian Universalist Church of New Bern, North Carolina
The Ant Bookstore & Cafe, Clifton, N. J.
North Jersey Literary Community, Classic Quiche Cafe, Teaneck, NJ, and Wayne Public Library
Folk Project Getaway and other open mic events, Morristown, NJ and at The Getaway
Trumpets, Montclair, NJ