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
The 2016 Golden Heart® Mermaids on Awards Night
Goodbye, San Diego!