I’ve been seeing an alarming trend lately among authors, both big and small.  Mean girl (or boy) behavior.  Writing snarky posts on Facebook, tweeting mean things, or even writing entire blog posts about other authors or industry professionals that are horrible and nasty, sometimes on the verge of being libelous.  It’s one thing to leave a bad review or point out something you don’t like, but another to bring it to the level of un-professionalism and hurtful comments that I’m seeing now.

I’ve stopped reading quite a few authors because of this behavior, including some published by the Big Five.  I’m sure my sales won’t be missed, but it’s the only way I know how to protest bad behavior without stooping to the level of nastiness that they are bringing to the table.

I realize I’m a very SMALL fish in a rather large ocean.  I’m sad that I’m seeing wonderful authors and other industry professionals having to deal with the horrible behavior of a few.  It makes the rest of us look bad.  I refuse to associate professionally with badly behaving authors and other ‘professionals’ who think it’s okay to bully others.  We’re all grown ups.  We don’t HAVE to be friends on Facebook to be cordial.  

Play nice with others, people, or you’re going to be told to take your toys and go home.  


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About Amazon International Bestselling Author, Rue Volley:

Rue Volley resides on earth with her partner in crime, Von Erik and their two pugs, Mobacca and Oshi Wan Konobi. She is a descendant of the Blackfoot Indians and is very proud of her heritage. She is a bestselling author with over 30 books published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing, Hot Ink Press and Vamptasy Publishing. She writes YA, adult fiction and hardcore erotic. Her writing style has been described as a perfect blend of Tarantino and David Lynch. It is action packed, extremely twisted and full of perfected characters that jump right off of the page. Rue is a leading advocate for the Arts as she has been for almost 20 years now, hosting a Radio Station and magazine dedicated to Indie Artists and helping them get more exposure. She also plays guitar and violin and will sing occasionally if you can bribe her with chocolate.

Ranked #1 on amazon 7/23/2013 in erotica “The Naughty Box” with the “Hunters Blood Series”
Ranked #2 on amazon 7/22/2013 as an author in erotica

Links for Rue:

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The Wood Sprite's Tale by Lachelle Redd

Here’s the full print version of the cover I designed for Lachelle Redd’s The Wood Sprite’s Tale. It’s available for free at Smashwords, so go pick it up.



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