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Dear Author

Celebrity Blogging Tip No. 1: Don’t Drink and Blog

Roseanne Bar is coming under scrutiny for recent posts made at MySpace while it appeared she was under the influence:

“i need to stop drinking, but i do not wish to … i am in Hawaii on the beach drunk,” read one message. Another said, “when you are old, you pee your pants more it seems.”

In a Falk like reversal, Barr is now claiming that a recently fired intern hacked into her MySpace page and posted the bizarre messages.

Dear Author

RT Update: Comment by Rosemary Potter and Margaret Bell

Rosemary Potter and Margaret Bell left a note here regarding the Falk comment and I felt important to bring attention to it. Not because I want to dredge up the RT issue, but because it clarifies their position.

It has recently been brought to our (Margaret Bell and I) attention by some concerned bloggers (thanks very much for advising us) that a rather inflammatory post was made by Kathryn Falk and co-signed by Margaret and myself.

I would like to confirm that Margaret and I were guests of Kathryn’s at the time the post was made, however we were out sightseeing in Galveston all day and were not aware of what had transpired.

Having read the post, we would like to state that for the record that this “Rhetoric” does not represent either Margaret’s or my views. We have further advised said blogger of our feelings on the matter.

As Australian Book Sellers and Lovers of Romance, we love all aspects of our business and quite frankly this kind of bullshit just pisses us off.

We are all about, putting Romance into our readers’ hands, giving authors the opportunities to talk to Aussie readers, selling autographed/personalized books, distributing Pre-release bookmarks and giving readers the best service possible.

All of these things make a difference to readers and authors, keep the good stuff coming.


Rosemary and Margaret
Australian Book Sellers