Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Crazy Find

I did one of my very rare self-searches today on Google because I had to find some article samples to send to someone. I hate doing that because every single time I do any lengthy search for samples I find at least one copyright infringer. Today? Yup. Found one.

However, I also found this:

The Growing Zones for Watermelons

This is an eHow U.K. article that cites my book as a reference and me by name as its author. I've seen a couple of my articles used as references before, and once I saw one of my niche sites used, but this is the first time I've seen my actual book cited.

I remember doing a book report in third grade and thinking that someday I wanted kids doing book reports to use my name in the bibliography sections of their book reports. It consumed my thoughts so much that I never really got that idea out of my head. It's one of the things that I have on my short little list of things I want accomplished before I die. This is just a Demand article for eHow, but it's one step closer to some kid's book report bibliography. Somehow it all seems so much more possible right now.

5 comments:

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Brilliant! You made it - at last. A great feeling when someone acknowledges your expertise...

L. Shepherd said...

Thanks! It was definitely a great feeling.

M.C. said...

Congrats! I can only image the swelling pride and sense of accomplishment.

Steven Barnes said...

It's totally possible. So much fun to hear someone quoting you, or studying one of your books in college. To feel you are becoming part of the cultural conversation is an awesome, humbling experience.

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L. Shepherd said...

Holy cow, you were nominated for a Hugo?! That's incredible.