One of the things that plagues an author is having someone come up and say: "Hi, Russ!" I look and know I have seen that person before but no name comes to mind. Worse, there are times when I draw a complete blank. Why does this upset me? Because every person is important and they deserve to be remembered. I chide myself that such a thing is impossible because we sometimes speak to as many as three hundred people at any given event. This does not include other authors, employees and vendors.
I have opened a photo album and have started collecting photos so at least I can refer to them and find out who the person was. Recently at Centre College, a lovely, tall woman called my name and it ...Read More