I am a (sort of) published fiction author!
My college alumni magazine had a short story contest, which I actually entered (deadlines and short word counts being good things, apparently), and I found out that my story was chosen to be published.
I’ve already gotten to see my name in print, but here’s the online version, should you choose to read it:
It’s just an alumni magazine, but it was exciting for me.
End of shameless self-promotion.