Tara Sheets

2016 Golden Heart® Award

I 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 off 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

   

With 2015 RITA winner, Anna Richland, and Nalini Singh

The 2016 Golden Heart® Mermaids on Awards Night

 

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

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

Goodbye, San Diego!