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. 😀


So does that officially make me an author?

I believe it does. 🙂

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.)