Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Even Main Stream Authors Get Beat Up!!!

When I first saw this article I had to read it twice. Here we have two established bestselling authors basically trashing another best selling author who writes for teens. The genres are compeletly different- Stephanie writes what is in her mind and imagination and is getting slammed and told she can’t write. Please.
Who is Stephen King to determine who can write and who can’t – This is the same man who describes a blade of grass to death. Ann Rice writes a completly different genre now. She no longers writes on the dark side.
This is a very important lesson to indie authors. Each of us are unique to this world. Each of us have our own visions and characters to explore. That doesn’t make one author better than another one. It doesn’t make what one author produces any less appealing to a market. Stephanie has a way of reaching teens on a level that most people can’t. She has found her niche- which is good for her. I am proud of her and her success. I am proud that she has gotten children who probably never picked up a book before and are reading her books faster than she can produce them.
It is this reason that I don’t pay attention to what others say about my work- I don’t pay attention to the rare unkind remarks some personal. I know what I can do and I do it. I know that my readers some who don’t normally read can’t wait for my books.

This profession is a demanding one. It is one that takes all of our time – our energy and our dedication. Many people spend their entire life wishing they could do what we do. The only think holding them back is fear.
All of you indie authors out there continue to do what you do! I know I am!

This is what was said by Ann Rice and Stephen King about Stephanie Meyer and Her Vampire Books“A vampire rivalry is brewing. Anne Rice, author of the popular ‘Vampire Chronicles’ series that includes ‘Interview With the Vampire,’ took to her Facebook page to knock the author of ‘Twilight,’ Stephenie Meyer. Rice said her vampires would “feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun,” as the “Twilight” vampires do. She also knocks the fact that the ‘Twilight’ vampires remain in high school throughout the books. Wouldn’t you know it, Rice’s Facebook post has exploded. It has almost 9,000 “likes” and more than 1,800 comments. Most cheered her on, saying “Twilight is for kids, and the Vampire Chronicles are adult fiction.” But another person said, “Cutting on someone else’s success seems more than a little petty to me.” The comments escalated so much that Rice stepped in to clarify that “there’s plenty of room for a little humour in talking about the various interpretations.” Rice isn’t the first vampire author to knock Stephenie Meyer. In 2009, Stephen King said, “Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.” Which vampire author do you prefer? Rice or Meyer?”

November 1, 2011 - Posted by | Books | , , , , , , ,

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