So, This is What It’s Like to Be Famous

I got recognized in Starbucks today. I was ordering my hot chocolate when the barista asked “Aren’t you an author?”

And I said, “Kind of.”

And she said, “I knew it. I saw you at the Southern Festival of Books. I bought your book. I haven’t read it yet.”

And then she wrote my name on my cup without me telling her what it was.

It was the most heebie-jeebie inducing thing that has happened to me all day.

9 thoughts on “So, This is What It’s Like to Be Famous

  1. We know you will always be gracious to your adoring public (since you already are). How wonderful for you! May you always have that little feeling of “What? Me?! Woo-hoo!”

  2. So…I decided to stalk you out to freak you out even more. I was actually trying to find your Twitter and saw this post. Then I had a “Oh my Gosh, she’s talking about me!” moment. I’m THAT barista! Haha, it was nice chatting with you today:) When I read the book, I will be sure to give some feedback!

  3. Well, you made my whole day! Seriously. I’m still floating on air like this is what it must feel like to be a real writer. Thank you.

  4. I’m glad :) I know how it feels – I LOVE when I get recognized and hope for the day it happens more frequently! You and I can say we knew each other when…

  5. Your answer to “Aren’t you an author?” is “Kind of?”

    Your book is on a bookshelf next to Walden right now–you saw the TwitPic!

    Come on–you saw “Ghostbusters.” If someone asks you if you’re a god, you say…


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