And don’t forget to check out all the other writers involved: Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Janz, Christine Morgan, Linda Addison, Max Booth III, Joe Jansdale, Josh Malerman, Bob Ford, Hailey Piper, Kristopher Triana, Chuck Wendig, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, Gemma Amor, Chandler Morrison, and so many more!
In the Great Clean Sweeping of Twitter 2020* I realized that while I want a clean slate going forward, there are things I do not want lost to the annals of history. The Bronzeville debacle is among them.
But likely not for the reason you suspect.
Yes, Bronzeville Books was refusing to pay me (and others) and I took to twitter to shame them into doing what they should do: honor a signed, legal, contract. They did this and that and blah blah, but the beauty of the ten day campaign was how the horror community came together as one, to point and shout and demand they do what was right.
In the end, I was paid, and I immediately paid it forward by purchasing a book from everyone who helped (whether it was their book or their suggestion). The biggest, baddest book haul I’ve ever done in one sweep came out like this:
I encourage you to check out these books and authors. And at the end of the day, remember who has your back, and pay it forward.
*I’m wiping (or already have wiped) over 26,000 tweets spanning 15 years, and you may have noticed this website was also cleaned out. New decade, new direction! Come along for the ride =)
And don’t forget to check out all the other writers involved: Victor LaValle, Catherine Cavendish, Jason Parent, Andy Davidson, Bracken MacLeod, Kristi DeMeester, Max Booth III, Tim Lebbon, Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Wallwork, Michael David Wilson, Kristopher Triana, (me), David Sodergren, Josh Malerman, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Janz, Paul Tremblay, Gwendolyn Kiste, Bob Ford, Matt Hayward, Todd Keisling, Wile E. Young, Philip Fracassi, Jon Bassoff, Mercedes Murdock Yardley, Alan Baxter, Beverley Lee, Joshua Claplinski, Gemma Amor…