I was shocked when I first read the article about a school teacher being raked over the coals for what she wrote in her off time, Link .
'A series of racy romance novels by an author named Judy Mays are a little too racy for some parents in our area, especially now that they have discovered the woman known as Judy Mays is teaching their children.'So, apparently these parents haven't had sex. They must have suddenly had children appear out of thin air. Of course I'm being sarcastic, but really, what century are they living in, and who are they trying to fool?
This is just on reason why many of us are driven to write under pen names. It's sad that many people cannot separate the author from the work.
I wonder if the parents involved in this would feel the same if Ms. Mays wrote horror or fantasy? I think not.
I just hope that Ms. Mays gets the support she deserves. And to the parents: People who live in glass houses shouldn't cast stones. Think about that before you start judging others.