The last several days have been a bit of a madhouse. Science fiction hate gossip blog File 770 has dialed up the rhetoric against me in several different posts, because they’re panicked that I fairly qualify as an active professional membership for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Of America.
I have the sales. I have the credibility as an author. But they want me blackballed from publishing. Commenters on the site even made racist remarks against my Hispanic last name in order to prove how bigoted they are (Mike Glyer does the right thing in this instance and moderates those away. Why is this hate any lesser than the other disgusting stuff they say about me though, mike? It shows the hypocrisy at every turn)
Unfortunately for them, they don’t control as much as they think in their mentally-diseased minds.
SFWA is a 501c3 non-profit. They operate under strict rules as a charitable organization. This guild is more than your private club where you can talk smack against other authors like high school girls instead of field professionals, which means there’s no “decision making” or anything like that. I qualify. I am a professional writer. That’s it.
I’m not sorry that I’m here or that my mere act of being a good writer bothers you so much that you literally can’t even. Your actions as writers in the field are embarrassing for the field as you talk smack about me and try to get me blackballed. Get over it. I’m here to stay.
If you read my writing, you’d probably like it. Everyone who’s read For Steam And Country loves it so far. Why don’t you try it too?