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Friends I haven’t met yet | by Linda Brendle

Published in the Rains County Leader on June 6, 2017:

Rains County Leader

When I first began writing a weekly column in the newspaper, I never thought about the collateral effects of opening at least some aspects of my private life to public scrutiny. I had been writing a blog for several years before becoming City Girl for the Rains County Leader. Although I occasionally received an on-line comment about something I had written, it was disconcerting the first few times someone I didn’t know asked me face to face how my garden was doing or what new antics Kitty had been up to.

It didn’t take me long, though, to begin to enjoy these brief encounters. One of the things I like most about being a writer is knowing when my words have touched someone, even if it’s only to make them smile or stop and think for a minute. It’s really nice to know that something I’ve said sticks in a reader’s mind long enough for them to engage me in conversation about it. In fact, it’s really nice to know that I have readers. Now that I’ve gotten used to it, I enjoy the impromptu conversations I have with friends I didn’t know I had. (more…)


On Being a Celebrity | by Linda Brendle

RCL Book Signing articleDavid and I made the front page of the local newspaper last week. It was a small article announcing my upcoming book signing, and it included a picture of the two of us. Since then, we’ve encountered part of the fifteen minutes of fame Andy Warhol predicted everyone would experience in the modern world.

A lot of people at the Senior Center commented on the article and the picture. Most of them congratulated me and asked questions about the book – and quite a few of them asked David how it felt to be a celebrity husband. He was very gracious about the teasing. (more…)

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