Her books have won numerous awards, including The Annual Walden Book Award, The Annual Barnes & Noble Book Award, The B. Dalton Book Award, Bookseller’s Best Award, and Affair de Coeur Award. The Annual RWA Published Author Award is named in Rita’s Honor. She is a Lifetime Member of the Golden Triangle Writers Guild. 
  
 The RITA AWARD and golden statuette for Best Published Romance and Women’s Fiction became the highest Award the in industry a few years later.

The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RITA AWARD was awarded to her in 2000 for her contribution to the genre.

Winner of: the Walden Books Award, The Barnes & Noble Award, Booksellers Award, Affaire de Coeur Award, The Independent Booksellers Award.

 Created in 1983, The Romance Is Treasured Always (RITA) Award Plaque, was given as a Service Industry Award in honor of work to establish both the organization and chapters.

Honorary Member of several Chapters, including Orange County Chapter in CA , Houston West Chapter of RWA, and Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild in Beaumont, TX.