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!