We were in Santa Barbara celebrating several family birthdays by renting a delightful cottage by the ocean. The manager came over to greet us and said, "Kit Sloane? Are you THAT Kit Sloane, the mystery writer?" It seemed that the young woman had actually read my books! What a nice treat for me! (I just wish there were more of her...) And, of course, it was very nice to be acknowledged professionally in front of the whole family :)
So nice things do happen, even to us authors!