Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bloggers supporting authors (Please help Sarah Daltry)

 

I'm not a huge fan of Facebook but I like the funny GIFs, catching up with friends and family, and connecting with authors as well as finding out about book news. What I saw in my feed today saddens me beyond belief and it concerns a published author with several books to her name - SARAH DALTRY.  I will start by saying that I do not know her at all and I've never read or reviewed any of her books although I believe there are a couple of them in my TBR pile. Rather than copying and pasting, it's easier to link you to Sarah's final blog post which I urge you to read.  If you can, open it up in a new window so that you can come back here...

Closing Time
 
It's not clear to me but it sounds like this author is a victim of bullying which has probably contributed to some serious depression.  Because of this, she has given up on her dreams and is no longer going to write.  She has said that she will withdraw all her books in the next few days and there will be no more.  Ever.  My heart breaks for this woman and I desperately want to reach out to her but she is retracting from all forms of communication and deleting all her social media accounts.  The only way I can think of to support her is to buy her books and so that's what I've done.  I urge you to PLEASE show your support by doing the same.  PLEASE show Sarah that people really do "give a fuck" as she thinks that no one does.  PLEASE let her know that the blogging community really does care about authors because I know that we do.

Thank you
x
 
 
Sarah Daltry's Amazon page in the UK
 
  Sarah Daltry's Amazon page in the USA
 

3 comments:

  1. I'm with you. My heart is heavy with the news of Sarah Daltry and the bullying she is going through.

    As readers it's our job to support authors.

    We love you Sarah!

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  2. I think taking control of her life and online presence is a smart move. I was mildly curious about the whole thing and don't see what went on. Goodreads reviews tend to be the worst offenders and they seem better than average. Who targeted her?

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  3. Like you I saw a post on FB asking readers to check out Sarah's books before she removed them all from Amazon. I was about 20% through the first on my Kindle and was really engrossed so I went and purchased the remaining books on Amazon. Sarah is a wonderful writer, yes her content isn't all sunshine and rainbows, but she sure knows how to write a great story. I don't know what happened but it seems a terrible shame that Sarah's feels she won't be able to write for the readers that do enjoy her books. I hope she finds some measure of peace and support.

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