Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I wasn't planning on bringing the whole mistaken identity/blog/Goodreads/50 Shades thing up again, mainly because I have other things to do and online drama gives me the hives. But--there's always a but--there's a few things I need to address.
Just like the whole thing came to my attention, another misfortune situation has occurred. It appears that some people have been emailing Jennifer Armintrout some really hateful things in regards to the mistaken identity between us. Some people have accused of her of trying to mess with my career and even adopting my name to capitalize on whatever popularity I may have.
Guys....no, just no.
While I appreciate my readers and you guys know I love you all like cake, that's not cool. That's probably worse than anything that had happened up to this point. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Their entitled to do whatever they want on their blogs and what not, and if that means they want to talk about books, well they can. My only concern in this was when people started ragging on me and it needed to be cleared up who was who.
Also, Jennifer Armintrout has been around a lot longer than me. I think her first book was published in 2009, maybe sooner? Like her, I was born with this name and dear God, I think we even have the same middle name. Lynn just goes so well with Jennifer apparently. She's also a USA Today Bestselling author. She ain't jealous of me. And like she said on her blog, if she was going to try to emulate another author's name, she would've picked someone bigger. At least, I would hope so.
The backlash that hit me wasn't her fault. She didn't intentionally do this. If there's anyone to blame, it's those who react in that manner when they read or see something they don't like.
This is only addressed to probably a very small minority of my readership, but I feel very bad that anyone would be emailing her that kind of stuff.
So don't do it. Or a mutant llama will come bite you.
Posted by Jennifer L. Armentrout at 8:17 PM