Last week, I met a couple of new people who, when they learned I was a writer asked, "Do you write children's books?"
I get this a lot. I'm not sure why. Do people assume all writers are children's book writers? Or do I have an innocent look about me that automatically makes people think kids' books (which, by the way, IMO are the hardest books to write)?
I'm not sure. But I do love the stunned look on their faces when I say, "No, I kill people." Loooong pause. "I'm a mystery writer."
Ha! It's the little things in my life that make me happy.