I’d actually forgotten about this post from 2009. I’m reblogging it today to show that I’ve been concerned about writers and writer rights since before I ever heard of Schmalfeldt. And the book is really good, if you like vampire fiction.
I wish that the title of this post wasn’t true. I know that like maybe three people read my blog, but I need to write this for other reasons. It’s just so horrible I can’t believe it actually happened.
One of my new favorite writer and blogger , JF Lewis, got excommunicated from his church for writing an urban fantasy novel with a vampire protagonist. You can find the story here, but below is a quick synopsis.
Lewis adds that the elders of his church believe that “by writing the book, I committed the sins contained within it. They also felt that I’d aimed the novel at young children (which boggles the mind) and that it teaches and encourages the use of vulgar language. Though I disagree wholeheartedly with their decision, I can’t really say they took the action they took in order to be mean… they appear…
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