Sunday, March 11, 2012

This Made My Day

This evening, we had a wonderful visit with family. My nineteen-year-old niece prefaced a story she wanted to tell me with the line, "I don't want to blowup your ego or anything, but ..." She's taking a creative writing class in college and is working on an assignment, creating a short story. She mentioned to her professor that her uncle writes short stories, and he apparently asked my name. She told him and then said that I also write under the pen name Edward A. Grainger, to which he immediately replied, "He writes westerns." Well, I managed to keep my ego in check but I'm certainly flattered!

21 comments:

alyssa goodnight said...

How flattering! I had a good day too! My high school history teacher drove across Houston today to make it to my B&N signing. :)

David Cranmer said...

That's very cool, Alyssa. Btw your book is on my TBR list.

G. B. Miller (aka G) said...

Excellent!

Gotta be great to see/hear how well known you're starting to become with your writing.

David Cranmer said...

Very small scale, G. But it did bring a smile to my face. And I didn't ask if this professor liked my stories. :)

Chad said...

That's awesome, David.

Dave King said...

You shouldn't be too constrained by your ego, let it go!

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. I think you could let your ego ride the range with a little freedom for a bit after that. Then put him back in the barn and make him get back to work! :)

David Cranmer said...

Chad, I thought so. (Once again, small scale fame.)

Ok, Dave. I'm letting it go... for a sec.

David Cranmer said...

Charles, Ha! I like that plan, sir. Will do.

Ron Scheer said...

To be known as a writer...and to be known as the writer of westerns...I'm considering the orders of magnitude in the difference.

nigel p bird said...

should have asked for your autograph, though! doh!

:)

pattinase (abbott) said...

That is just terrific, David. Nothing better than having your family made aware by someone outside it that you are indeed a writer.

David Cranmer said...

Now you got me thinking, Ron. :)

Far from there, Nigel. Lol.

Patti, That is very true, isn't it?

alyssa goodnight said...

Aw, thanks David! I hope you like this one... ;)

Ben said...

Awesome! The legend of Grainger lives on!

Keith Rawson said...

It's the coolest/weirdest feeling in the world. Congrats, David!

John DuMond said...

That's very cool, David. Don't keep it too far in check though, everybody needs a little ego boost once in awhile.

David Cranmer said...

Ben, Funny that I just finished a Cash & Miles story I'm calling "Legend."

Thanks, Keith. And I'm sure that's where the fame ends.

I danced a small jig, John. :)

David Cranmer said...

Alyssa, I'm sure I will, amiga.

Thomas Pluck said...

It's great to be known. Congrats David

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Thomas.