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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Authors weigh in on the Dear Author lawsuit

The Governess Affair - Courtney Milan The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire Safe Word - Teresa Mummert

Two authors to add to the "supportive of book bloggers/readers/and free speech" list:


Susanna Kearsley wrote a comment on Dear Author related to two petty, teeny-tiny authors who were snickering about the lawsuit as payback for negative reviews.


Not incidentally, she writes amazing books. My favorite by her is Winter Sea, but I've never read one that wasn't pretty darned good.


In addition, Courtney Milan is a long-term, well-known voice of authorial reason, and supporter of the rights of readers/bloggers to speak their minds. Her books are, as well, wonderful. I've read several, and reviewed a few here. She has a unique voice in the historical romance genre.


Two authors to add to the "I'm a snotty little mean girl who revels when my enemies get sued, whether the suit is frivolous or not, and silencing my enemies is awesome!" list:


You can see screenshots of the tweets here.


Jamie McGuire. Honestly, her books (well, the only one I've read) are kind of terrible, in my opinion. Not, apparently, as terrible as her character.


Teresa Mummert. Never heard of her. Don't read her. Won't start now.


Speech should be free - not consequence free. If you don't like authors who behave like assholes in public, you can choose who you want to support with your book buying bucks.