Travelers' Tales publishes a variety of anthologies, advice books, and single-author narratives — their books really take you places through literary stories about travel to all corners of the globe. For the last five years, Travelers' Tales has held a travel writing competition called the Solas Awards. This year, I brought home two awards: Basking in the Shadow, my story about being a virgin eclipse chaser in Mongolia for her first TSE (total solar eclipse) took home the silver award in the Adventure Travel category. This story was originally published in Wend Magazine in October, 2009. Turkish Foreplay, an unusual romance story that takes place in a taxi, took home another silver in the Destination category.