Katiebabs is a self-proclaimed present day bluestocking with her head always in a book. She runs her own book blog called Babbling about Books and More!
If you have been following the latest drama of Anne Rice, STGRB and their menancing pet troll Kevin Weinnberg, you know that Jenny Trout was recently targetted by Kevin for a) expressing her opinion of a book's content, and b) expressing her wish that it be pulled from circulation.
The story posted on STGRB (where opposing comments are most often not allowed) used selective screen shots provided by Kevin, and which painted Jenny Trout as an 'author attacker'. (Irony, right?) The article was immediately then heralded on Anne Rice's Facebook page for her 1 million+ followers to peruse and persucute, and where many opposing comments were also not welcomed and therefor deleted. (more deleted & deleted)
If you followed along like I did, you too felt a game was at play. A sick game where players behind the curtain were manipulating facts for the purpose of targeting a person Anne Rice has had issues with in the past. Yes, it felt VERY personal and completely ingenious. And given Kevin Weinberg's proven history of manupilating tween-age kids into creating fake accounts to troll along side with him, including his recent attack of people on an Amazon thread who were simply opposed to Anne Rice's support of STGRB.
Sadly, as a result of this calculated attack, several people complained to Jenny's publisher. The publisher heard one side of the story and felt they needed to cancel an upcoming anthology of 12 authors. Not only was Jenny hurt in the mix, but so were 11 other authors.