Margaret Hermes is the winner of the Doris Bakwin Book Award. Her work has received several prizes and honors, including an unprecedented Second Place for the 2013 Balcones Fiction Prize.

Writer Margaret Hermes types with her index fingers after composing longhand. She tapped out her first novel on a Smith Corona that now rests in a boat floating in the Pacific (the typewriter, not the novel).  Though she won first place in a short fiction contest that upgraded her keyboard to a personal computer, she continues to first set words on paper with a ballpoint pen.