Awards & Nominations

2012 Independent Publisher Book Award

South - Best Regional Non-Fiction

Gold: The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure

(University Press of Mississippi)

2012 San Francisco Book Festival Award

Biography / Autobiography

Winner: The Last Resort - Norma Watkins

2012 Eric Hoffer Award


Honorable Mention: The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure,

Norma Watkins,

University Press of Mississippi

The Eric Hoffer Award Mission Statement

The Hoffer Award was founded at the start of the 21st century (with permission from the Eric Hoffer Estate) to honor freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit.

2012 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award


Nominated: Norma Watkins, Fort Bragg, CA

The Last Resort - Taking the Mississippi Cure