Author’s Safety?? Is It A Publisher’s Priority? Today, I Got My First Piece Of Author’ s Hate Mail.

Author’s Safety. I Got My First Piece Of Author’ s Hate Mail Today.

I received my first piece of author’ s hate mail today. I guess I have finally, fully arrived as a writer.

I got it from someone who obviously haven’t read a single one of my books and is experiencing hatred for reasons of their own creation.

I’m not a psychiatrist. I can’t do anything about people’s baseless reason for hate. They have to look within their own soul and find the reason.

I want to thanks the Muses’ Port for thinking early on of my safety. Caring about my well-being from the beginning. In an age where I think authors are encouraged to make known far too much vital information known about themselves as if we live in a perfect world.

If we lived in a world where people won’t hurt you about many different things then it would be alright to tell all your business on a book cover or blog: Things like: Where you live. How many children you have? What’s your spouse’s name? What are your pet’s name? Where you work…in short of delivering everything short of a DNA sample. I presume that isn’t far behind.

For the average author putting out this much information; it can be dangerous. You aren’t raking in Stephen King or J.K. Rowling’s kind of money. Enough so that you can hire private security. When you make enough to hire private security that is ample enough time to reveal all that.

Is what the troll sent

I don’t feel the author’s well-being isn’t a top priority when they are encouraged to list everything about themselves. List private things as if there aren’t people out there will won’t do an author harm. Because there are and we writers can’t do as the author did in Cloud Atlas and not go to jail.

A few months ago an obvious racist woman informed me she won’t be reviewing my one of my books because she didn’t know if I was black or white. I didn’t asked her for a review. My publisher did. But she tracked me down. When she contacted me I kindly replied and I asked her, “What difference does it makes?”

She gave me some ridiculous reply about helping minority writers when we both know in her true agenda she had no intention of helping any author: Whether they were Black, white, brown, yellow, red. Even if blue, or green people; shall they existed she wasn’t going to help them.

Those who have seen me in person didn’t seemed to care about the superficial things listed in the hate letter. Those who have seen me face to face were more interested in what the characters were doing or were going to do next. Frankly, I think if they could’ve had the characters up there presenting themselves without me. I could’ve stayed at home for all they cared.

This is the post they were referring to:

https://unholypursuit.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/mean-spirit-ugly-nature-ugly-soul-and-a-mean-spirit-2/

Why this post upset them unto the point of prompting them to write such despicable letter? I have no idea.

What book were they referring to? I have no idea.

In recent years, last ten years, hate has been openly surfacing much more the prior years. Meaning it was buried beneath the surface all along.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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20 Responses to Author’s Safety?? Is It A Publisher’s Priority? Today, I Got My First Piece Of Author’ s Hate Mail.

  1. That has to be hard. Even we reviewers get hate mail. Mainly from YA readers, but still it is unsettling. This lady doesn’t sound like she read any books!

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    • Patty, thank you for your comment. I was totally unaware that reviewers got hate mail too. Thanks, for letting me know that. Little wonder it is so hard to get reviews if people sends them hate mail. I hope you all do not let these horrible people stop you from reviewing books.

      I was shocked for a few moments. Wondering for a while what had I done to this person? Or anyone for that matter. I searched my track record and came up blank. I can’t even remember cutting anyone off on the highway. I usually just yield right of way to the speedster or road hog and let the other person have the way rather they are in the wrong or not, rather than cause a collision I couldn’t record anyone I had done anything to. Realizing those facts. I decided not to claim responsibility for whatever is bothering the hater because it is not me.

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  2. Brendan F. says:

    You know are reaching people when the haters come. Did they threaten you?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What an unpleasant experience 😦 I am pleased that you have it in perspective and a thickish skin. Stay Safe and well!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yolanda says:

    I have wondered why authors put so much personal info out there when most aren’t making enough to pay for private security. This isn’t safe to do.

    Liked by 1 person

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