A Fun Google Alert!

Usually when I receive Google Alerts about my name, Brenda Anderson, they’re for a reporter from the Langley Times, so I almost deleted today’s alert without looking. Good thing I didn’t. This Brenda Anderson alert was actually about me!

The alert’s headline read, “Coon Rapids Writer is Finalist in National Contest”. So I click the link and voila! There’s an article in my local paper, ABC Newspapers, about me being a Finalist in ACFW‘s Genesis contest! They even included a picture! Very sweet. πŸ˜€

https://abcnewspapers.com/2012/07/25/coon-rapids-writer-is-finalist-in-national-contest/

So does that officially make me an author?

I believe it does. πŸ™‚

Lesson learned: Always look at Google alerts. It might actually be about me!

(Newspaper Picture courtesy of phenomenal portrait photographer Gay Hartfiel of

Portraits from the Heart.)

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  1. I just had to comment… I get Google Alerts all the time for that “other” Brenda Anderson too and then yesterday, when my alert email arrived, I saw the one about you and remember thinking “hey, that’s not the newspaper writer; it’s someone new!” Occasionally, Google sends me alerts about me, so if you see one about a Brenda Anderson in New Zealand, that’s me. πŸ™‚ Cheers! -Brenda.

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