Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye wins first place in the Independent Publisher's Book Award, eBook young adult category.
Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye wins two Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, earning second place in the Newbie Fiction category and third place (Honorable Mention) in the young adult category, November, 2012.
Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye earns a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Contest, October, 2012.
Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye wins third place in the Romance Writer's of America, Show Me the Spark Contest, January 2012.
Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye was chosen as one of the top three novel entries in the 2012 Anderbo Self-Published Book Award Contest, December, 2012.
Ms. Magazine/Stanford University International Essay Contest, January 2012, in celebration Ms. Magazine's 40th anniversary. Shari's essay was based on the September, 1977 issue: Why Women Don't Like Their Bodies. Her essay was about her struggle and eventual triumph over anorexia and ten million females who still suffer from it today.