I feel that Ron Hornbaker is a generous and considerate man. His Bookcrossing. Com is both helpful for readers and authors alike. All the arguments I've heard have merit, depending on one's point of view. But, Ron Hornbaker, has excellent Karma: something that's priceless! All of those of you who so generously donate your books to the cause of world literacy...and understanding; I congratulate you! I know what authors go through trying to establish themselves, and the frustrations they feel. But if it's money that generates the enjoyment, or reason for writing, you're in the wrong business. If you put your heart and soul into a novel, the mere act of having completed the book is satisfaction in itself. So, if everyone wants to Blacklist the novel: Cinderella Liberty: A Novel of America by F. Scott Sinclair--please do so. I've received my reward already: the satisfaction of having written a novel that has exorcised the demons of my psyche. Money is not everything. Readership lost at the price of losing one's integrity, is a novelist's greatest of sin. Novelists must be brutally honest with themselves, and their writing. Or there's no sense being a novelist! Being a true novelist is the highest calling of any writer. Conflict isn't pleasant, but that's what novel writing is all about. Because another author had the guts to speak words of blasphemy for those of us who are unknown, I am willing to have my book blacklisted! Why?! I'm a novelist, and damn proud of it. Whether I'm read or not...doesn't matter. The creative process is my reward. But here's the kicker: I don't agree with Susan Austin in anyway! But I'm willing to give up my profession for her. Why? Because of a great man I've always admired and dedicated my novel to, Thomas Jefferson, who once said:"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
Again, Ron Hornbaker, there are not enough appropriate words available in the English language to say how much authors and readers appreciate what you are doing. God bless you! and your lovely supporters, those generous souls who have spent their hard earned money on, or given up...a treasured item: a book, to let someone else dream and enjoy themselves. Thanks to you all.
Blacklisted novelist: F. Scott Sinclair
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