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Well it finally happened: I was recognized in public

I’m not sure how to say this without sounding like I’m bragging, but yesterday, while I was out in public at the mall, I was recognized by a reader.

Here’s how it went down:
I was standing in line at one of the little Starbucks stands, when out of nowhere, a woman came up with a Barnes & Noble bag in her hand.
“Excuse me,” she said, a bit shyly. “Your name isn’t John L. Monk, is it?”
I smiled and said, “Why yes, it is. You know, this is the first time I’ve been recog–”
It’s me, Jill!” she said. “We went to high school together!”

So hang in there, fellow authors. If it happened to me, it can happen to you.


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