Fame at last!

As we writers (ahem) often do, I looked myself up on Google earlier today, just to see where my book – Altered Life – is now showing up. It’s rather like watching an oil slick – or a poison-gas cloud – dispersing and spreading out, finding it cropping up in any number of different places.

And today, I made it. I’ve achieved permanent fame. A quotation from the book has been included as part of the definition of ‘toboggan’ in Wiktionary, an offshoot of the Wikipedia project. I can’t tell you what a thrill that gives a humble scribe, to see something he’s written given a sense of permanence and validation by inclusion in a definition. Not exactly the Oxford Shorter but hey, it’ll do. Anybody else out there had this experience?

The entry is here, right at the bottom of the definition:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/toboggan

Keith

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