I got a comment on my blog, recently, from a reader who asked me about how it is to write and live in Utah. She came to my blog from the fabu Joshilyn Jackson’s blog, and I just have to take a minute here to rave about Joss and her books. She is DA BOMB. gods in Alabama is Southern Fiction at its very best, and it has one whammy of an ending. And she’s damn funny, too. Joss’s next book, Between, Georgia, is on my summer MUST READ list. I believe it’s coming out in June, and I CANNOT WAIT. But I have to, so oh well.
On to the comment.
I’m almost done with WIFES & SISTERS! (Read about you on Joshilyn Jackson’s blog) You may have addressed this issue already, but as I read the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what it must be like for you to Write & live in the mormon community. Do you get alot of threats? or worse?
you must be awfully brave. I love your books and hope you have another out soon.
Well, D, let me tell you. I don’t get a whole lot of hatemail anymore. Truthfully. I used to get a lot more, but then they must have figured out that I put them on my blog, and make merciless but harmless fun of them, and so they mostly leave me alone now. No death threats recently, either.
Which is odd, considering that the sales numbers of W&S in paperback are HUGE compared to the hardback. I would be expecting them to protest in droves. Picket lines! Book burnings! But then again, there is that whole BLOG thingie, and being made fun of in a merciless but harmless manner. Yeah, let’s stick with that.
So, while I’m not terribly popular, and there’s been a real dearth of funeral potatoes around here, I’m not exactly a pariah. Of course, consider that they don’t KNOW MY REAL NAME! Muwwahhahhhhaaaah. Just kidding. Kind of.