Gold for Best Profile Writing, Gold for Magazine Writer of the Year | 2017 IRMA Awards.

“What an accomplished, powerful writer. Makatsaria brings her subject matter to life with beautiful descriptive imagery and a whole lot of skill. Her subject matter is compelling; I found myself wanting to read more so that I could know more. Incredibly astute at evoking both feelings and a sense of place, Makatsaria has the ability to get to the heart of the matter. Not only that, she’s an inventive and imaginative writer. Such style! With her unique turns of phrase, reading Makatsaria’s work keeps me glued to the page.”