2016 Golden Heart® Award

Golden Heart Necklace 2I could tell you how I was late to the national RWA Conference in San Diego this year.  How the airport lost my luggage and I spent all day in baggage claim trying to track it down.  How a person accidentally took my luggage, threw it in the trunk of her rental car, and drove Awards Speech Taraoff on her vacation.  I could go into great detail about all sorts of other crazy mishaps that occurred at the beginning of this trip, but I really can’t remember now because something amazing happened to eclipse all that forever and ever and ever!  Last Saturday night, I won the 2016 Golden Heart® Award for my paranormal romance, DON’T CALL ME CUPCAKE.  This has truly been one of the highlights of my writing life.  I know I’m supposed to be this writer with all the words but seriously, I have no cool words for this.  My heart is exploding with gratitude and love, you guys!  It may not sound eloquent, but that’s how I feel right now. I’m incredibly grateful to RWA, my wonderful Golden Heart® groups, and all the amazing people who have inspired me to keep writing and never stop learning.  No matter what comes next, I’m going to cherish this moment, always. 🙂


At the RITA & Golden Heart® cocktail reception with the 2016 Mermaids

Anna, Nalini, Tara   Cocktail Reception.jpg

With 2015 RITA winner, Anna Richland, and Nalini Singh


The 2016 Golden Heart® Mermaids on Awards Night

Tracy Brody, Tara Sheets  Laughing

With 2015 Golden Heart® Dragonflies, Tracy Brody, Seana Kelly & Kimberly MacCarron

Kristan,Elizabeth,Alyssa Panel

Panel with three of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Hoyt, Alyssa Day & Kristan Higgins

Hotel View

Goodbye, San Diego!


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10 Responses to 2016 Golden Heart® Award

  1. Congratulations, Tara! I was so excited when they read your name as the winner.! That Golden Heart is so well deserved. You looked beautiful on awards night, so I’m assuming you got your luggage back in time for the awards ceremony. Wishing you much success with your writing career!

  2. Congratulations!!!!! Fantastic news.

  3. Morgan says:

    We’re so happy for you! All your hard work is starting to pay off!

  4. Val says:

    I am so very proud of you. Would love to read all you’ve written….. Especially Don’t Call Me Cupcake.
    Love, Val

  5. Emma L Jay says:

    Congrats Tara!!!!

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