Blog ‘Fame’

Dan Wickett relates this amusing anecdote at his blog, the Emerging Writers’ Network:

The three copies of Heti’s Ticknor caught my eye, especially as a woman who I’d guess was in her early fifties was picking one up. She didn’t glance at the blurbs, or skim the inside flap jacket – she just grabbed it like there was a line for them. I said, “Excuse me, do you mind if I ask you where you hear about that particualr book? Did you read her short story collection?”

Her response was “It’s being discussed on the Litblog Co-op this week and it sounded good.”

I smiled and said, “That’s so cool that you’re just grabbing a copy because of the LBC -I’m actually one of the members.” I then extended my hand and said, “My name is Dan Wickett of the Emerging Writers Network.”

Read on.