Back in Touch
After finding W. Frank Landing’s historical novel War Cry of the South buried with other book treasures in The Closet, I googled Mr. Landing and came up empty. I wanted to thank him for not squashing my imagination. One short story I wrote in his class was a mystery/suspense. I thought it was great. It wasn’t. But he saw potential and encouraged me. I wanted to thank him. Disappointed that I hadn’t located Mr. Landing, I went on to other things.
But guess what! A few days later I received the following e-mail:
Much to my surprise and great pleasure, my granddaughter, Kelli, informed me today that she discovered you were in my 12th. grade English class in
. That brought back a lot of fond memories of teaching and having shared many intellectual moments with very bright students like yourself. Greenville, North Carolina
A lot of water has gone under the bridge since those days at
Briefly, I went on to become a principal and associate superintendent in
, N. C.. I earned my Doctorate at Duke in 1968. I have some writing credits other than "War Cry of the South." Durham
There were several events that occurred in connection with "War Cry of the South" that I had not expected.
It is pleasing to learn that you are a published author and I shall be interested in hearing more of your efforts.
Send me a note when you have a free moment.
With all best wishes,
W. Frank Landing
Wow! I can hardly believe that my first blog post accomplished this. I look forward to discovering what future gems my blog will uncover.