Brave New Bullying: Goodreads Gangs, Amazon Attacks—What Are Writers to Do?

I am fortunate that I have never been bullied, but as a new writer publishing my first novel in October its great to know there is someone out there you can turn to should you need to. Thanks for this post which I have reblogged.
Why do I use a pen name? I’m an incurable romantic writing romance stories and it was in fact family and friends who loved the idea of my pen name and said it was me, well the romantic me anyway. They all know who I am and when put to a vote as to what name to use, my pen name won hands down, even hubby loved it.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 1.36.10 PM Image via the movie “The Purge”.

Today is a tad of a touchy subject, but in this New year, I want everyone to have a the greatest gift any of us can have…peace. Bullies, in my opinion, are among the lowest known existing lifeforms. I wouldn’t want to insult cockroaches and fleas by drawing a comparison.

Kristen’s History With Bullies

I grew up most of my life being bullied. I switched schools at least once a year and there was always a new gaggle of Mean Girls to make my daily life a veritable hell. I think this is why I grew to love books. I skipped school so much (to seek sanctuary at the public library), that I’m fairly certain I’m the reason for the current Texas truancy laws.

I couldn’t get out of bed. I became ill at the thought of even walking through the front doors of…

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