I just landed the most awesome opportunity in my life! I am going to be featured in the Mansfield Enterprise. Well...I'm used to being in there. In fact I've been in almost every edition for the past month. The newspaper joked that the 2012 Valedictorians of this parish are sort of like local celebrities, because of how often we had been in the paper. Anywhoo, all that's for academic, so that's not my point. At graduation, I received a Sheriff's Scholarship, so me and the other Valedictorians of this parish had to go get our picture taken for the newspaper. That's when the editor from the Enterprise approached me about my last appearance in the Shreveport Times. She's been trying to get in contact with me since that paper came out, because she wanted to run a story about me for her paper. She talked about how she thought it was interesting that I am a published author. I was telling her that when I do interviews and articles in the paper, my counselor and I didn't really focus on me as an author. We focus on me as a future OB/Gyn, because I am well known in my community through all the things I have done academically. Erotica isn't a genre my community would expect me to write, so in the paper we just call it adult fiction. Anyway, I know it is crazy, but I tried to sway her away from my author status even though I know this is great publicity. The editor was like, oh it's great you want to be a doctor and you are excellent in academic, but I think the readers would love to hear more about your books and this other side of you. People say that if you want to be known, you have to start with your community first and work your way up. I tried to skip my community, but it seems like my community is following me. It's not a bad thing either, it's scary because this is my first article in the paper that's not based on my schoolwork and I don't know how people will take it yet. People are going to always be proud of me as long as I'm not selling my body on somebody's street corner. I thought long and hard last night. I made up my mind and I called the editor this morning and she told me what she wanted and I've sent her all the information she needs to develop an article. This is me, this is what I do, and this is who I am and I am not ashamed. If people don't like it, I'm not going to stop writing or change my genre. This is my first article and it was basically placed in my hand. Where else am I going to find that without paying for a spot? Nowhere, so I'm jumping at any chance I get. Now I am super excited and can't hardly contain myself. So, I can't wait for it to come out!