A few announcements...
I will be deleting my Facebook account and Facebook author page over the course of the next couple of months. The author page will go first because I have far less on it to download that isn't already backed up. My main account—uggh. That one will take some work! My decision to leave Facebook came after learning (a) I was one of the affected parties Cambridge Analytica took data from and (b) reading multiple press reports concerning Zuckerberg's recent cozying up to conservatives in an attempt to not be held accountable and continue to mine and sell our data. While A pissed me off, B made the situation irredeemable. The GOP isn't going to aid Zuckerberg for free so it's logical to assume Facebook will become yet another propaganda machine for the hard right.
I recently removed my 1st and only nonfiction book from publication. I stand by every assertion I made in it, but I want to rework some sections and then include them as part of a new nonfiction book that encompasses more than I originally focused on. Do I still believe Paul Ryan constitutes a major threat to minorities, the elderly, and the poor? Absolutely. The speaker says he'll never run for public office again, but he will. In my opinion, the only reason he's "retiring" from the house is because he knows he cannot win reelection in the 2018 midterms. So he'll bide his time, hope we forget the atrocities he's committed against our most vulnerable populations, and reinsert himself into political life when he thinks he stands a chance. Paul Ryan has always wanted to be president... he will come back.
Now that I've made the decision to leave Facebook, there will only be 2 surefire ways to get my announcements: sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of the jaidblack.com homepage OR subscribe to this blog for auto-updates. If you want book release information only, I suggest signing up for the newsletter. If you want book and personal updates, I suggest subscribing to both (or this blog at minimum.)
More to come
I'm still working on my adult fiction (erotic) titles, but I'm also going to be releasing R-rated adult comedies. I realize some of you won't necessarily like that—but!!!!—I've got to write the stories that want me to tell them.
By allowing myself to be pigeonholed into writing "what sells" I've done you and me a disservice because I've accomplished almost nada. After testing the waters in nonfiction and satire, I now know I have an audience for that too. (HUGE relief lol) I don't want to be one of those authors 20 books deep (or more!) into a single series that invariably declines in creativity and originality with each subsequent title. I want to finish the series and serial I've already got looming over me and never, ever put myself in this position again. I've disappointed myself and let you down along the way so... yeah... never again!!
That's all folks!
Until the next update...