..an Author’s Golden Moment.. are you THAT Mister Gallacher?…

…fame, infamy, notoriety, call it as yeez will, comes in many forms… those of yeez who honour me by following this Blog regularly will know I’m no stranger to the promotional requirements of being a scribbler… indeed, I ceaselessly harp on about the efficacy of being public… of being present… the use of the SOSYAL NETWURKS, the availability for magazine features, Guest Speaker engagements at various Societies, Book Clubs, colleges, schools and universities, formal signings at retail bookshops, and generally, just being out there in Readership Land… all these are grist to the mill for the modern writer… but every now and then, along comes an incident that just blows my mind… two nights ago, I had reserved a dinner booking with some close friends… the restaurant, Teatro, is housed in Downtown Rotana, one of Bahrain’s newest and excellent hotels… a couple of hours before getting ready to leave for the place, the efficiency of the establishment is such that I received a phone call to confirm my name and the reservation… a pleasant young receptionist lady took the details once more and that was that, or so I thought… a few minutes later, another call… the same lady… she apologized for coming back to me, but said that as she was looking at my name on the reservation slip, she thought she recognized it ‘from sum’where else’… she asked, ‘are you THAT Mister Gallacher, the Author?…’ any of yeez out there in Blog Land who are novelists, authors, writers of any medium will understand the immediate glow and impact these few WURDS had on this ol’ Jurassic… ‘THAT Mister Gallacher’…I recovered a modicum of sang froid to reply that I was indeed THAT Mister Gallacher’… she said she was thrilled to know that I was dining that evening in their restaurant… she had read some of my books and LUVVED them!…

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…needless to say, I took a couple of books to dedicate and sign for the charming lady, who, as you can see from the picture, is not only (obviously) a connoisseur of fine writing, but a beautiful advertisement for their restaurant… thank you, m’Lady, Rajen… you made a happy man very old!… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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44 responses to “..an Author’s Golden Moment.. are you THAT Mister Gallacher?…

  1. Such is my dedication to your scribblings, that I have read your latest blog even without the reading glasses that I lost yesterday. Thank heavens for my iPad allowing me to zoom in!

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  2. Especially like the part “you made a happy man very old” Guess I heard it the first time from an unkown scottish lover of a certain four letter word. He’s that unknown that I can’t even remember his name but his wife has a column in ‘The Guardian’

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  3. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    From Seumus πŸ˜‰

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  4. I feel your excitement! Congratulations-you’ve always been a novelist, but now you are a well known novelist! πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ˜˜πŸ‘

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  5. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer author! πŸ™‚

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  6. Congratulations, Seumas. ‘She’s’ a beautiful fan, too!

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  7. Beautiful moment Seumas πŸ™‚

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  8. As you say a golden moment Seumas.. we reflect in your glow…xxx

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  9. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    When did you have your last author golden moment.. Seumas just experienced the wonder of recognition.. can’t beat it..

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  10. Woohoo! That is fabulous πŸ™‚

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  11. It sounds fabulous, Seumas. πŸ™‚

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    • …y’know, I been very fortunate to have over 90,000 downloads on all my books over the last several years now, but moments like that… an individual taking time to do that is VERY special.. I hope my appreciation for that kinda feeling never leaves me ..:)

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  12. Lovely moment Seumas. Hope your boots didn’t muck up the new red carpet they laid for you. πŸ˜‰ Mwah.

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  13. and here’s to many more happy, happenstances such as this, in your future! ❀

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  14. What a thrill, Seumas! Talk about serendipity . . . πŸ™‚

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  15. That is sooooo fun. I can’t wait for the day. You must have been totally tickled. πŸ˜€

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  16. How exciting, Seumas. And it happened just before your great trip back to the U.K. This is a wonderful time for you. All the best. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  17. That is hilarious, and awesome, and so well deserved… all at once! Big congrats and big hugs to you. πŸ™‚

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  18. Lovely incident, Seumas. We share your joy!

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  19. Oh, Seumas, that is so awesome! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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  20. You have officially arrived. Very cool! Enjoy the grandness of knowing your words went somewhere and wove the spell perfectly.

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