Thursday, April 28, 2011

Support Judy Mays! Support Your Local Authors!

I know there's a lot of talk online about this story, and I don't want to give those who have maligned Ms. May any more press, so here's a link to my publisher's blog that gives a few more pertinent details:

I hope most readers realize why writers often use pen names in the first place. No one wants to suffer this kind of grief over his/her art. For some reason, readers will buy (hopefully not pirate) and read our erotic-romances, but if they find out we're teachers in our day jobs... All of sudden we're suspect human beings.

I'd be more afraid of my kid's English teacher writing "true crime" or murder mysteries. Do you think these types of writers go around killing folks to gain "experience" to write their stories? If you find that idea ridiculous, then why should romance authors be accused of being "dangerous perverts"? Aren't we exercising our imaginations like mystery writers do? ;)

Please support Ms. May and all your favorite and local authors. Stand up for our "write" (right) to create stories the way we see fit. Stand up for the First Amendment's freedom of speech and expression. Together we can make the world a better place.


Jude Mason said...

Well said, Celine. I'm praying Judy Mays somehow manages to get through this without loosing her job as a teacher or damaging her career as a wonderful author. No one deserves this kind of thing.


Celine said...

Exactly, Jude. It's just ridiculous in this day and age to start such a tempest in a tea cup. Obviously, Judy Mays is an excellent teacher with a long track record. What she does when she's after school is her own affair.

At least we know she can write,and at a publishable level, which is a lot more than some English teachers can do! ;)