Today is April 28. On this important day in 1926, literary history was made. "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee was born.
Literary agents warn writers not to forget their manners because "it's a small world and word gets around."
I didn't realize how small the literary world really was until I recently wrote a post about books/authors who have influenced me.
While the list was written as part of a blog chain, I view each author I listed on that blog -- from Dr. Seuss to Katherine Patterson -- as a celebrity.
I mean, wow! These really are some fantastic books, fantastic authors. In my book (pardon the pun), these folks really shaped my view of the written word.
So, imagine my surprise -- scratch that, it was shock, utter shock -- when one of those authors commented on the post, thanking me for including her.
After I pulled myself up from the floor, I called my daughter over to the computer to make sure I wasn't just seeing things.
Nope. I wasn't.
Molly confirmed "Watching the Tree Limbs" author Mary DeMuth had left a comment.
Now, although I'm "friends" with her on Facebook, I'm pretty sure Mary DeMuth is not a regular lurker here.
I'm not sure how she found out her name was on my list, but I believe it serves as a great reminder and proof that it really is a small world afterall. (I can say that without getting into trouble with Disney, right?)
Anyway, thank you, Mary, for making my day. Your comment was a blessing.