In case you missed it: http://snydercounty.wnep.com/news/news/parents-english-teacher-writes-racy-novels/58743
I don’t know where to start. There are so many directions I could take. I’m trying to collect my thoughts on this subject, but my brain is fried from formatting all morning, so forgive me if I don’t make much sense.
As a romance author: my first thought was what if it happened to me? I’ve blogged about my mom’s and my friends’ uptight, fundamental ideas. If Judy Mays were a teacher in the community where I grew up, my friends and family would be among the first to ostracize her. If they found out about me, I have no doubt they would condemn me just as quickly. How would I react? With my head held high, dammit.
As a mom: I will not shelter my daughter. I will do my best to protect her, but I will not forbid her to read things I may or may not agree with. I will teach her to think for herself. She can read my books if she’s interested in them.
As a human being: this really is none of my business. Why does it matter what adults do in their free time? As long as she isn’t doing anything illegal or hurting anyone, I don’t need to know about it. And no, erotica isn’t illegal or harmful. Sex is a great stress reliever. Maybe if more adults got laid more often, they wouldn’t need to take their frustrations out on other people.
As a romance reader: where can I get her books? Here’s one place: Amazon Kindle
Here’s her website: http://www.judymays.com/judymaysbiography.htm
It’s good to see the romance community coming together to support one of our. Maybe we can teach the world a thing or two about love.