The first time you get recognized as an author is a surreal experience. I had the good fortune this past week to experience it for myself.
Of all places, it happened at my husband's old high school. I was stopped there, while taking some papers to the community wellness project, by a student. A wonderful girl, and I am not saying that with any bias, who had read my book. Apparently, it impressed her so much that she checked out this website, and recognized me from my pictures.
After I had autographed her e-reader, and thanked her profusely for reading my book, it was time to go. I must say, as an author, all this did was make me want to get home and write some more. You see, we writers generally do not write for recognition, fame or fortune. We write because we must. To be recognized, however, is an amazing experience because we feel we have made a difference to one person at least.
I was, and still am, honored. And to this young lady, I say, thank you. You are the reason why I am so hard at work on my next book.
To those whom have emailed me more questions, or have asked me to read their work, all things in good time. I am hard at the grind stone, working on the final draft of One Stone. Lucky you, it may be out earlier than we expected. I will address all questions in another blog post, and for those that have sent me samples of their work, be patient. I will email you shortly. Thank all of you, yet again.