Romancing the Plaza (Kansas City, MO) Book Signing – Self published or e published authors not part of the official RT signing can be found at the KC Marriott Country Club Plaza on May 4, 2013, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Authors can sign up by paying for a table. Readers can attend for free. Click the link for more details. Email
Self-publishing star faces backlash for misogynist rant – Hugh Howey wrote a post about being dissed by a random young girl at World Con who didn’t appreciate Howey as a self published author. Howey tries to educate her and another writer on the bliss of self publishing but the young woman is still disdainful. In Howey’s post he describes having a post World Con fantasy where he grabs his crotch and tells the chick to “Suck it, bitch.”
In the comments to the Salon article which posts the article that Howey has since deleted, many individuals see nothing wrong with Howey’s crude fantasy of forcing his penis down a detractor’s throat.
If you do comment regarding this, please remember our policy of addressing the comment rather the commenter. Or in this case, the famous author who has made millions who envisions himself as the monkey, not the frog. (Be the rapist, not the raped per two other male self published authors).Salon.com
Dove Hires Criminal Sketch Artist to Draw Women as They See Themselves and as Others See Them | Adweek – I hope you ladies take the time to watch this video. It was really moving. Dove hired a criminal forensic sketch artist to draw two pictures of women. One was based on the woman’s description of herself and the other was based on a stranger’s description. Women were the hardest on themselves. In the description portion of the YouTube video page, Dove says that only 4% of women describe themselves as beautiful.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com