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For My Friend Ryan


My blogging buddy, Ryan, over at “Ryan’s Life” has been dealing with trolls and haters recently. He’s not new to this, but sometimes it gets to him. I know how he feels and it kills me to see him have to go through this. I privately pointed him to a link where someone (a self-proclaimed female author, of all things..the shock!)had recently harassed and defamed me on her blog; just to show him that it’s something we all have to deal with.

And it is part of life if you’re going to put yourself “out there” and deal with the public, including the wing nuts. You’re never going to be able to please everyone no matter how hard you try. And, there’s no denying, some people are born wings nuts and they’ll die wing nuts.

I’m hoping my friend Ryan decides to continue blogging for a long time. I know a lot of people would miss him if he decided to stop because of these haters.

I’ve always found the best approach is total dismissal. Turn your head, look the other way, and don’t even acknowledge these haters exist. It’s always better to show them, “You got it, babe,” than to tell them.

Lethal Obsession Blog by Michele Montgomery


Here’s another author I’d like to highlight today, Michele Montgomery. She also writes m/m romance, and I like her work a great deal. There’s a “real” quality about it, and a lot more emotion than I’m used to seeing. If there were such a genre as “reality fiction,” I think this is how her work would be classified.

She also gets into her characters very deeply. To the point where she’s created a blog that discusses her character’s lives in depth. You can check the blog out by clicking here. I think you’ll enjoy what she’s doing.

I recently read a comment on a book review site where someone mentioned that authors don’t use their blogs enough to discuss their books, their intentions, and what motivates their stories and characters. I tend to agree with this comment. And when you see what Michele has done with this blog, you’ll see she’s taken this concept to another level.