I've had two incidents in the last week where I've been recognized:
1) Last Tues, at our weekly writer's meeting, we met a new member. When I introduced myself and told her my pen names, she frowned and said, "Kenzie Michaels...I think I've heard of you."
I said, "It might be someone else; I'm not that well known yet."
"I just bought a book by that author; what are your titles?"
"Teacher's Pet has been my best seller so far."
"Teacher's Pet! That's the book I bought. Can hardly wait to start reading it."
I had my laptop open, and clicked over to Amazon to bring up the cover, then showed it to her.
"There are a few books with that title...is this the cover?"
"YES! OMG....That's YOU? WOW!"
2) The spouse was approached by a local Kirby Vacuum dealer, and he agreed to a free carpet cleaning. We already own a Kirby, so we're VERY knowledgeable about that contraption, plus my FIL sold and repaired them.
Anyway, I answered the door yesterday, and the guy and I stare at each other, not sure of how we know one another. We finally decided we'd seen each other at Office Max. But during the conversation, I wasn't satisfied with OM and kept asking questions. And when I mentioned karaoke, it hit him.
"OMG...you're the girl who sang I Remember You last week! I KNEW I'd seen you somewhere!"
And his partner had heard me sing Wanted Dead Or Alive many times before that.
So I guess I'm getting a bit 'known' around town....and not just by my Chamber of Commerce connections....