On Christmas Eve, I got an unexpected treat in the mail. My story, “The Sun Stands Still,” won the Highlights Magazine Author of the Month Award for December 2018, and they sent me an engraved pewter plate to prove it! Seriously. When I was a kid dreaming of being an author, the idea that I would someday have a pewter plate from Highlights with my name on it would have Blown. My. Mind. Thanks, Highlights, for the mind-blowing honor!
I wrote a Winter Solstice story about a girl and her grandpa’s fiddle, and it’s in the December 2018 issue of Highlights Magazine! Not only that, but “The Sun Stands Still” is illustrated with joy and wonder by the talented Elisa Paganelli (check out her website…you’ll be transported!) I *loved* Highlights as a kid, so this feels like a huge honor that my younger self would be doing cartwheels over!