Facebook Update and Bullying
Well, folks, I’m still locked out of my Facebook account. However, I want to reassure everyone that I will be recreating another account as soon as I get back to the States. No bully who hides behind her/his computer (and cries that S/HE was bullied, too) is going to keep me from my friends and readers.
So many people have emailed me that, frankly, it’s sad. I have heard that many people have seen this person’s “rants and raves” posted on Facebook–which has been self-identifying. Unfortunately, I have also heard that several people, authors AND readers, that they have been the target of this very strange person who professes to be such a Christian on the one hand while acting more like the “lying serpent” that is his/her favorite expression for the rest of us.
I will also be meeting with my lawyer this week in Manhattan. I’m not tolerating this. I find it ironic that this person boasts how many books s/he has sold or what his/her rankings are when this person has underhandedly tried to destroy any competition from up and coming authors. It’s easy to sell a lot of books and/or rise in the rankings when you lie about your competition and try to get them removed from the race. Not to mention the irony that the Amish find pride in oneself or one’s achievements a sin. Hmmmm….interesting.
Along those lines, I want to encourage all of you to buy The Tomato Patch, my Amish novella about bullying. I’m buying copies and donating them to the schools in my school district. Two bullies, quite similar to this disturbed “author” who delights in being so unChristian, targeted a young boy in our town this past year. The young boy killed himself. My husband and I personally knew him. The hardship of the bullying I faced, as an adult, and the repercussions of it throughout my life, showed me how horrible bullying (and bullies) are. I can only imagine what this young 15 year old went through and, being so young, not understanding how to deal with it. The result? A lost life. Destroyed families. And other youths that are now going to jail.
Please consider donating a copy to YOUR local school, church, or library. Maybe you might even volunteer to conduct a discussion about bullying with the kids after they read it (or the teacher reads it to the class). Let’s have something positive come out of this experience. For me, it’s been an eye-opener about wolves in sheep’s clothing…they have sharp fangs but eventually the shepherd finds out who they really are!
Link on Amazon for The Tomato Patch: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008J4VSFU/
Link on BN.com for The Tomato Patch: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-tomato-patch-sarah-price/1112044068
Available in Paperback by August 1st.