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It never fails to astonish me how quickly authors who feel that they’ve been slighted, wade in with their size 7’s in an effort to bitchslap a reader who dares to say what they feel.

In the post below, Shelby Morgen wrote this: (And no Shelby/Margaret, no permission needed because you posted it on my blog)

I read this, this morning, scratched my head for a while, and then I suddenly realised that my throwaway post from yesterday had caused all this hullaboo. All of a sudden, a rant that I’d read on a blog yesterday, naming no names, made more sense. Without the blogger saying so, it was a reaction to the post below. Sigh.

Anyway, Shelby Morgen went on to add:

So for the first time in my blogging history, I’ve had to remove some books covers from my site. I could ask for permission, but I guess you know that’s not gonna happen.

The post below was actually a public service blog, and the main intention was to let people know that Changeling Press hadn’t actually closed down. I guess that bit got totally bypassed. It happens.

The snarking on the covers was just that, snarking. I think the covers below are sucky, regardless of whose sensitive little soul I destroy. It always amuses me when writers get all in my face about what really amounts to just one person’s opinion.

Seven Wolves wrote:

Methinks you’ll be waiting a while because I don’t have to prove anything to you or anybody else in blogland my lovely.

The most sensible comment that was expressed, came from Sahara Kelly:

Exactly. So why did a few of the Changeling Press authors decide to gather on my blog to give me what for? Since when did that tactic ever work in blogland? More to the point, since when did that ever wash with me?

I’m sorry, but if you’re not interested in what I’ve got to say, or if my opinion pisses you off to that extent, I suggest you visit other blogs, (there are many to choose from). I’m not in the habit of curbing my thoughts just because it may bother some people. If any of you have visited my blog more than once, then this is something that you should be aware of already.

Seriously guys, some of you really need to grow thicker skins, yes, we all know that some authors are extremely sensitive when it comes to their work, but if you put it out there, you’re automatically inviting people’s opinions. yes, I could have easily said something PC like “the covers below aren’t to my taste”, but that’s not really me, and if you were a regular visitor to this blog, you’d know that already.

By all means tell me that you disagree with me, it wouldn’t be the first time, and I’m sure it wont be the last. Telling me off for having the nerve to say something negative about your work on my blog, is something else all together.

Especially when I know that the cover snarking thing would have passed by peacefully had my blog not been bombarded by Changeling authors lining up to give me a peace of their mind. Suck it up, and move on, if not, go and read this. She puts her point across far more eloquently than I could right now.

Hunting in packs is just not a good look for Changeling. Especially, when the original post was meant to assist, rather than hinder.


  • Bam
    June 23
    12:04 am

    Bitches! I go to Kinko’s for TWO minutes ’cause my boss called me–and why am I explaining myself—ANYWAY, I go to Kinko’s for TWO minutes and I come back and I’m NOT #100.

    Damn, that burns. 🙁


  • I'll never tell
    June 23
    10:48 am

    Don’t you people have anything better to do?


    MJD, ummm…you’re starting to worry me. Better authors than you have been insulted and have reacted better. And bragging about being raised in a mobile home park was only cute when Emimen did it.

    And yes, I’m anonymous. Probably because I don’t want you tricks coming and trying to start shit on my blog.


  • M.E Ellis
    June 23
    11:45 am

    I ranted, left my comment, then came back to delete.

    Not even going to waste my time venting or getting into spats. I’m not on this planet long enough for that shit.

    Karen, it’s your blog and you’ll say what you want to. That’s made perfectly clear so why people get irate I have no idea.



  • Meg Wirick
    June 24
    2:08 am

    At last, another intresting blog to read. Humm, doesn’t say much about my social life does it? lol!
    Pick this link up off Jade’s blog, and it been a great read! Karen, you go girl! This has been fun! Will have to check in more often. Laurell K Hamilton’s blog is my other addictive read. See ya!


  • Ashley Ladd
    July 1
    6:43 pm

    My day job is working in customer service and I constantly get attacked by people on the defenseless, almost always over something really silly and inconsequential and often over a complete misunderstanding. I used to be pretty sensitive, and sometimes things will still get to me, but now that I’ve seen how annoying it is when people go on defensive attacks over basically nothing (as this sounds like), I’ve learned not to take myself so seriously.

    As an author, I hate it when people criticize my babies, but I let it slide (unless it’s done in the form of a personal attack which has only happened once or twice). People have a right to their opinions. I have no problem with that as long as it’s done professionally or constructively, or stated as an opinion.

    Interesting blog, and I’m totally jealous over all this wonderful blog interaction you’ve got going.


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