Richard Wolkomir & Joyce Rogers Wolkomir

Photograph by
Richard Howard.


Clarion Award

American Association for the Advancement of Science/​Westinghouse Award for Distinguished Science Writing in Magazines

American Society of Journalists and Authors June Roth Award for Medical Journalism

Tangent Online, Premiere Review Magazine for Short Science Fiction & Fantasy--Recommended Reading List 2010

Acoustical Society of America Science Writing Award

National Easter Seal Society EDI Award

PASS Media Award for Writing About Criminal Justice

Community Action Network Media Award for Exceptional Merit

Regional Publishers Association Award

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Awards—Honorable Mention Certificate

Allegory Magazine of SF, Fantasy & Horror—Honorable Mention

Black Petals Magazine--"Bless This House" in Issue #65--"Editors' Favorite"

Writers of Fiction and Fact

Richard Wolkomir and Joyce Rogers Wolkomir, individually and in collaboration, have written essays and articles for magazines ranging from Smithsonian and Reader's Digest to Wildlife Conservation, Playboy, and National Geographic Magazine.

Their book, Junkyard Bandicoots and Other Tales of the World's Endangered Species, was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

In a chapter of the book, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, Richard and Joyce told the story of how their Pembroke Welsh corgi, Nosmo, chose them as his people.

The American Society of Journalists and Authors awarded them the June Roth Award for Medical Journalism for their story in the Smithsonian magazine, about a day in the life of a hospital. This story grew out of Joyce's own treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia.

Both Joyce and Richard studied journalism at Syracuse University. After graduating, Joyce served as an editor with Scholastic Magazines, in New York. Richard served as an editor with the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, also in New York. They now live in Vermont.

Currently, both Joyce and Richard have taken new directions in their writing.

Joyce is focusing on memoir, starting with the story of how a Welsh corgi came into her life and helped her survive leukemia.

Richard has returned to an original interest, fiction. Currently he is writing science fiction and fantasy, with two novels published--"Wil Deft" and "Sinnabar." He has published two anthologies of his short stories, "Frankie & Johnny, & Nellie Bly," and "Riders of the Dust-Gray Steppe." His stories also appear in a variety of literary journals. Additionally, he has published a mystery novella, "The Blue Chair--Murder in the Green Mountains." He is currently completing a full-length mystery novel, set in a small Vermont town.


Authors Guild
American Society of Journalists and Authors


Novels, Novellas, and Anthologies
A "Pleistocene western," published in "Reflections Edge" magazine
A book of stories about disappearing animals, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A chronicle of life and caring in a small hospital, published in "Smithsonian Magazine"
Inspirational Narrative
A magical corgi guides us through a catastrophe, teaching us a new way to live.