You all know me pretty well. You know where I stand on things like the death penalty (for), gun control (against), gay marriage (for), Glenn Beck breathing (against) so there really isn't much point in me getting involved with politics this time around. Maybe if the political issues has a direct connection to my book (like, for instance, they raise taxes on royalties or change copyright laws) I'm might weigh in. But otherwise, if you want to know what I think you'll just have to ask me privately or through my personal Facebook page.
Also, my first book will be out by then, and I'll be really busy promoting it. And I don't want to alienate potential readers. Yes, I guess I'm chickening out. Whatever. This is my first book and I'm not going to screw it up. Maybe when I'm famous and comfortable, I'll make my craven return to politics. Maybe not. Until then, I'll save my political and social commentary for close friends. Also, my publisher is doing a lot of really hard work to get my book out there, and they are taking a HUGE chance on me. I'm not going to risk the time, effort and money they've sunk into me tanking sales of my book (which, by the way, is completely apolitical) for dubious political gain. For the record: NO, Crescent Moon Press has not asked me to refrain from political commentary. This is my decision.
|POV photo of me, sitting this one out, haas.|
And, really, the bottom line is this: I don't want to change your mind. I want you to figure things out for yourselves. And if that takes you to a different place than me, that's okay. I don't mind. I'll still like you, either way. Unless you're a Nazi, then you can fuck off. But short of that...I'm okay with you. And yes, I AM going to vote. I always vote.
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