Her feature screenplay adaptation of her play Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night was a finalist at the Lonely Seal Film Festival, a semi‑finalist at the Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival, a semi‑finalist in the New York City Screenplay Awards, and a semi‑finalist in the Story Pros Screenplay Competition. 

Her short screenplay, Birthday Getaway, was nominated for best short screenplay at the Portland Comedy Film Festival and the Austin Comedy Film Festival.  Her short screenplay, Amanda Split, was nominated for best romantic comedy short screenplay at the Portland Comedy Film Festival and won the award for best romantic comedy screenplay at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival.  Her short screenplay, Dirty Little Secret, was a Finalist and Runner Up for best short script at the American Gem Literary Festival.

Her short and full‑length plays have been produced in the United States and abroad, including at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, Arena Players Repertory Theatre on Long Island, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse, along with multiple ten‑minute and short play festivals. She is the recipient of the coveted Heideman award from Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Jewel Box Theatre Prize, and is a top ten winner, twice, in the Writers Digest Stage Play Competition.

Dale authored, in collaboration with her twin brother, W. Scott Griffiths, the non‑fiction book, RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich, Fulfilling Lives, which was released in June 2016. (For more information, go to: renwomen.com)

Earlier in Dale's career, she was hired, along with co‑writer David Moses, to write a draft of the teleplay: Words Up!, a CBS school break special, for which she and David were later nominated for a writing Emmy for shared story credit.

Dale's poetry has appeared in the publications: bosque (the magazine), Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, ON THE BUS, Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century, Into the Teeth of the Wind, The Lucid Stone, Mothering magazine, and rivertalk.

Dale is also dedicated to teaching writing, with a specialty in story structure. She leads workshops yearly at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and has also held workshops at the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, as well as taught writing classes at Santa Barbara City College, Adult Ed.