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My One-Person Fan Club

July 7, 2009

As I wrote about a few days ago, I am the featured writer in the great online literary magazine Reflection’s Edge this month. This news came as a suprise and an honor.

An even bigger surprise came a few days after my story was published. I got fan mail. My first-ever piece of fan mail (in e-mail form). I have to say, it’s awesome.

I won’t print the entire letter here, but here’s a piece of it:

“I started reading your story, The Urban Parasite. It was a long story. And within a few paragraphs, it was the only thing I was concentrating on. And when it ended, I immediately took the link and sent it to anyone I could think of with what every reader says to his friends. ‘You have got to read this.'”

I read the e-mail a few times and could not have been happier. Of course, I was also a bit wary–who was this person who was so bold as to e-mail me with such praise? Are they an ax murderer? Are they a really hot chick (that was Nancy’s first reaction)? And so on.

So I checked out this person’s blog, and as it turns out, he’s a normal, married dude. Nice guy. Writes a blog. Also writes fiction. In fact, I took a look at one of the stories he’s published, and he writes good fiction. Which made his praise for my story all the better.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this happy little tidbit with all of you. This is a long way off from people writing me asking for autographs and signed photographs and the inevitable boob autograph, but it’s a start.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Lori permalink
    July 8, 2009 6:24 am

    Congrats! That’s great news Jamey.

    Now I’ve got to get with the program and read this hot new story 🙂

  2. John Aughey permalink
    July 8, 2009 11:14 am

    So where is the link to the story? Self promote dude!

  3. July 13, 2009 8:59 am

    Interestingly enough, I got here by reading your story and liking it so much that I had to come and check out your blog :). I loved the story, fantastic work. I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

    • July 13, 2009 9:19 am

      Hey, thanks Brittany. That makes two fans! Feel free to subscribe to the blog–I’ll definitely post if/when I’m published in the future.

  4. Red permalink
    July 13, 2009 11:32 am

    I have your autograph, on a Type Tribe invite. It will go up on Ebay, and I’ll donate the proceeds to Type Tribe.

    PS: My first guess as to who wrote the note was PETA’s Cestodaphyle Committee head.

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