Professional Awards - Whiptail Founder RuthAnn Hogue

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Karen Villaneuva served as judge of the nonfiction books, memoir category in Arizona Press Women’s Communications Awards, in which "Goodbye, Walter" placed first. The book advanced to national competition with the National Federation of Press Women’s 2006 Communications Contest where it placed second.

Arizona Press Club 2001 Sept. 11, 2001, Crisis Response Team Coverage, second, (written under the byline R.A. Hesterman): Arizona Daily Star.

Arizona Press Women’s 2002 Communications Contest, first, second, special articles: social issues; first, feature story; Arizona Daily Star.

Arizona Press Women’s 2000 Communications Contest, first, special series; first, special articles: Business; first, news reporting; second and honorable mention, continuing coverage or unfolding news; second, personality profile; Arizona Daily Star.

An Employee of the Year, 1999, for body of work as a business reporter; Arizona Daily Star.


Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors Association 1999, honorable mentions, public service; Arizona Daily Star.

Arizona Press Women’s 1999 Communications Contest, first, second and third place in news reporting, Arizona Daily Star; first place, special series Arizona Daily Star; first place Web pages, reporting, Arizona Daily Star; Best Entry from all categories combined recognizing Outstanding Writing.

Arizona Press Club’s 1998 Community Journalist of the Year

Arizona Press Women’s 1998 Communications Awards, first, special articles, religion; special articles, social issues; features; continuing coverage or unfolding news. Second, special series, Daily News-Sun.

Arizona Newspapers Association’s 1998 Award for Outstanding Writing, second, Daily News-Sun.

Arizona Press Club 1997, honorable mention, general reporting, non-dailies less than 25,000, Surprise Today.

Arizona Newspapers Association?s 1997 Better Newspapers Contest, first, journalistic achievement; first and second, best news story; first, best feature story; dailies under 25,000, Daily News-Sun.

Arizona Press Women 1997 Communications Awards, first, personal column writing, general, The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette; first, special articles, social issues, The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette; first, personality profile, The Bulldog, Arizona State University.

Arizona Press Club 1996, first, news column writing, any publication, The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette.

Arizona Press Women 1996 Communications Awards, third, news reporting, 25,000 circulation or less, State Press; second, feature stories, 25,000 circulation or less, State Press; second, special articles, social issues, 25,000 circulation or less, State Press.

Arizona Press Women 1995 Communications Awards, first, news reporting, The Phoenix Gazette, Sunday Edition; second, feature story, The Phoenix Gazette; second, special series, The Phoenix Gazette.

Arizona Press Club 1993, third, general reporting, any publication, The Phoenix Gazette, Sunday Edition.

National:

National Federation of Press Women’s 2002 Communications Contest, second place, Special Articles: Social Issues.

National Federation of Press Women’s 1999 Communications Contest, first place, Web pages, reporting.

National Federation of Press Women’s 1998 Communications Awards, second, special articles, social issues; honorable mention, features, Daily News-Sun.


National Federation of Press Women’s 1995 Communications Awards, first, news reporting, The Phoenix Gazette, Sunday edition.

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Karen Villaneuva, a book publicist with Author Care who has worked with best-selling authors regionally and nationally. She describes “Goodbye, Walter” as, “An intimate look at the process of death and the human heart and spirit. As Hogue struggles with her own “deaths” and rebirths, she finds salvation in her hospice care assignment. Hospice care “saves” Walter Schifter and Walter Schifter saves RuthAnn Hogue. Providing a rare glimpse into the mind of a dying man, Hogue’s book also renders a moving portrait of the intimates involved: Their highs and lows, their joys and sufferings, as well as their moments of enlightenment. For those of little faith, and for those of great faith. Touching and commendable.”

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