Monday, June 11, 2007

A First For Me

Something happened to me today that hasn't happened, as far as I can recall, in my thirty-plus years as a writer: I got an email from a descendant of a historical figure who's been featured in several of my stories as a character. I've written maybe half a dozen stories about Captain Rip Ford and the "Old Company", the company of Texas Rangers that Ford led in the 1850s. One of them, "The Conversion of Carne Muerto", appeared on-line on the Hardluck Stories site, and the great-great-great-granddaughter of one of Ford's Rangers came across it and contacted me to thank me for writing about her ancestor. This is pretty cool, at least as far as I'm concerned.

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