This tumblr is closing
I have apparently been banned from ljanesmith.net. I say “apparently” because I was told this secondhand, by a friend who inquired on my behalf since none of my emails on the subject was answered. This is apparently related to a message on the guestbook I apparently left.
And yes, if you notice the frequency of “apparently”, that means I’m highly skeptical. That aside, I will not be updating this tumblr anymore for the foreseeable future. Not only is it hard to update about an author who denies you access to her site, I also don’t like giving free advertisements and endorsements to authors who behave as L.J. Smith has been.
If you’re still a fan of LJS, all power to you. That’s your right. I, however, choose to support authors who can accept constructive criticism and who treat their fans with respect. Happy trails!
A fan (Fan A, for clarity’s sake) contacted me and said that L.J. Smith had insulted another fan (Fan B) on the guestbook. Fan A left a message saying that she thought this was rude and checked the next day. As you’d probably suspect, this message has been deleted.
Bad form from the author, and bad form from the webmaster. I don’t exactly want to support an author who calls her fans “morons”. Sure, Fan A’s post wasn’t the most amazing, considerate thing I’ve read, but it’s not like he/she wrote “Wow. LJS sucks, and you’re all a bunch of losers!”
LjaneSmith.net has been updated at long last. There’s a new short story (“Matt and Elena—Tenth Date: On Wickery Pond”), a scene cut from Shadow Souls, a fan poll, and new pictures, including the one above.
And for the Maya picture? Check out part of the description. She’s supposed to be dead, and, like all vampires, not in the line for resurrection. But she was a witch before she was a vampire, and in Strange Fate, Maya is back and set on nothing less than world dominion for the vampires.
Art © Jan Sovak