When You Least Expect It…

The first morning that I was in Alaska, I was standing in front of my daughter’s picture window, drinking strong coffee, and watching the rising sun paint the waters of the bay in beautiful pinks and oranges, when the doorbell rang. We looked at each other in surprise and I asked her if she was expecting anyone. She said that she wasn’t, but hurried off to see who had come a-calling.

I was in my fuzzy, leopard-print pajama pants, and a souvenir sweatshirt from the San Francisco airport, (also known as my cold-weather pajamas), when my daughter came back into the living room, with a woman following her. The lovely gal, named Linda, was one of the state directors of the program that my daughter had relocated to Alaska in order to work with.

My daughter introduced us, and the woman blurted out that she was so excited to meet Summer Prescott because she and her mother love reading my books. It was the first time that I had ever spontaneously run into a reader (outside of my home town), and it was in an Alaskan wilderness town of 2500 people – to say that I was amazed was quite an understatement.

And yes…I was in my pajamas, which made me giggle quite a bit after Linda left. That moment, though, made my day. It’s so cool to be reminded that my work, my passion, my writing, is something that brightens days and provides a fun and mysterious escape for those who need one every now and again. I was humbled and thrilled to say the least.

The moral of the story…face the world with a smile, even if you’re in your pajamas, because you might be meeting someone who makes your day. Ā šŸ™‚

 

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5 thoughts on “When You Least Expect It…

  1. Hi Summer

    I wanted to post this with it not attached to another post, but I didn’t see anywhere to post as a stand alone comment.

    Anyway, this is sort of a rhetorical question, but why do people post a review as 5 star, but talk the book down in the comment section?

    I was just reading the reviews for Patti Benning’s books. Maybe they thought 5 stars were the worst, and 1 the best?

    Sometimes people confuse me! Lol

    Lauren

    • Hi Lauren,
      Good question, I hadn’t seen that one. I think part of what’s happening here is that poor Patti is really getting attacked by professional “trolls” – people who are hired to provide bad reviews in order to reduce an author’s rankings on Amazon. They’re not always the brightest folks, so if they made a mistake like that, it wouldn’t be terribly surprising. The good news is that 5 stars is what the books deserve, so – they actually ended up doing the right thing šŸ™‚
      BTW – Streusel Creme Killer just came out last night šŸ™‚

      • HI SUMMER

        LOL! Yeah, the peron that did that didn’t seem to be the brightest bulb in the pack.

        They may have thought they were the brightest, but they were lacking a few watts.

        I really enjoy both your and patti’s books. Oh yeah, your latest book showed up on Amazon last night, so bought it right then.

        Thanks for all the enjoyment you bring with your books.

        Lauren. šŸ™‚

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