I was in a store today and I looked at the book selection. There were some romances, some self-help, business/reference books, etc. I even saw some westerns. What I did not see were any mysteries or thrillers.
So I asked why. It's a fair question. The response I got was more than a little amusing. They said it's because they don't want "those" kind of people coming in and hanging around. You know that I aske "what" kind of people. They said, "you know, violent people...people with sick minds." I wanted to burst out laughing, but the man was serious. He explained that they only sell a limited number of books and magazines and they wanted to attract the "right" kind of people to their store. I smiled and moved on. But not before I checked the magazine section. Guess what I found...
Playboy, Field & Stream, several gun and ammo mags I can't remember the names of, and motorcycle magazine.
Does anyone else see a problem here? Now, I ask you, is there something wrong with those of us who read and write and publish this kind of book? Do people really see us all as serial killers in the making? Should I be afraid of all of you?
Karen...in deep contemplation...