I'd know that face anywhere. I was scanning my page on Facebook when I saw it.
I sent a message right away. "Is it really you?" I asked.
Her answer winged back. "Yes, it's me, 'Sameera!'" she answered, and went on to tell me what she'd done since that photo shoot for Dutton Books.
I'd been merrily using her fake identity on Sparrowblog and in all kinds of promotional purposes for my FIRST DAUGHTER novels, but I hadn't realized how much that beautiful face had melded with Sameera's in my imagination.
When your own character turns up as a fan on Facebook, the line between fiction and real life feels blurry indeed.