What If They Always Called You A Creep?

What If They Always Called You A Creep?

Today I read a guest post on Dear Author by a woman named Kris who took it personally when people described the terrible behavior of Kathleen Hale as “crazy, mental, batshit, insane”, etc. She writes about how abelist it is to use words that describe mental illness to talk about someone being an asshole. As someone with mental illnesses, Kris took those words personally. If she can find people using derogatory words associated with her disability to describe a stranger offensive, I wonder if she can imagine what it’s like when words are directly used for what you are? In other words, what it’s like to be a dev and to have every person talking about it in media ALWAYS use the word “creep” along with it. In this case these words...

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The Nasty Business of Reviews

These days absolutely anything is available to review. We all have our opinions and we want them to be heard, no matter what the product. There’s not only user reviews of books, but also reviews of my apartment building and its management, my husband’s kung fu school, and just about anything you can think of. Apps, movies, restaurants, products, services, etc. User feedback is great, but there are some problems with it too. In this landscape of everyone has an opinion, it seems difficult for people to realize that not everyone is going to share their opinion. I used to think that the world needed my opinions on books. (I’m sad to admit such egomania to you guys!). I thought readers deserve to know what they’re getting in a book. And I know...

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John’s Story

I know lots of you come here to read John’s ongoing story about devotee Danny and his paraplegic girlfriend, Michelle. It’s been a while since there was an update, but I spoke to John recently and he told me he’s thinking about Danny and Michelle all the time. He has a lot planned for them! Life is busy for him right now, but hopefully we’ll get a new part for you soon.  

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Where Has Ruth Been?

I tend to hate blogs that have apology posts about being gone for a while. Because usually I’m not a regular reader and it’s weird for me to stop by a new blog and the first thing I see is an apology about not being around. :-/ But I’ve had a lot of interesting things going on, so I wanted to talk to you guys about them. The main reason I haven’t been posting much here is that this past summer I started a publishing company. That’s right, I moved from publishing my own books to publishing other people’s too. Getting that up and running is taking a lot of my time, but it’s going to be a great benefit to you readers and writers, I think. I am specializing in publishing books with characters who have disabilities, which are...

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More Things I Don’t Have Time For?

More Things I Don’t Have Time For?

I just found out on Twitter about a romance reading challenge. As busy as I am, reading time is always built into the schedule! How could I be a writer without reading? I hope I can use these monthly challenges to also read more wounded hero romances so the reviews will be meaningful for you! Reading Romances SEPTEMBER Challenge These challenges come from the blog Reading Romances. You can find them also on Twitter and Goodreads and Facebook, etc. For September the challenge is…   Choose as many options as you want! TOPICS: 1)¬†Read a classic romance. THEMES:¬† 2)¬†Read a book with an animal on its cover. 3)¬†Urban Fantasy with a strong romance line and strong, kick-ass heroine. SPECIAL EVENTS: 4)¬†Editors and Writers Month:¬†Read a book where a...

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My Birthday!

Today is my 30th birthday and to celebrate, I did an interview at a Book Review site! I hope you’ll check it out. This was quite a long interview with very interesting questions. I had a good time with it.  

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