This morning I received an email from a friend of mine. She was upset that my book, GOOD GIRL GONE BAD was being looked at, as a joke in an article she read in Newsweek. Now, before you go off to read the article my book was mentioned in, I’m warning you, the subject matter is hard core terrible stuff. It is not for the faint of heart and I almost when I realized what it was about didn’t read it, because frankly, I have no stomach for the inhumane things humans do to humans. But, this is about women, about women who have been brutalized and stripped of power and who have been brave enough to take their lives back. So, I read it. Once, twice, three times. Each time I teared up.
Here’s the link: http://www.newsweek.com/id/218692
After I read the article the first time I understood exactly why Sila took my book to the hospital with her. Hope. A dream of being that sexy, strong heroine I wrote about. GOOD GIRL GONE BAD sums it all up! She wanted to be that woman. Later in the article the reporter mentions that Sila is a voracious reader of romance. I am totally not surprised by this.
Romance empowers damn it! It gives women everywhere hope. I am so sick and tired of taking the jabs from assholes who don’t get it. How very sad for them. Okay, sorry for that little outburst.
I think I get the ‘little joke’ part of this article, if it was romance novels in general that was the ‘little joke’ then I would have been insulted, but the ‘little joke’ is in the title of my book. GOOD GIRL (Sila before) GONE BAD (Sila after the surgery).
I am busting with pride that this brave brave woman brought my book to the hospital for comfort and empowerment on the day her life would change forever.
I’d love to send her my entire backlist and sign them all: To Sila, a real life heroine, From Karin Tabke, your biggest fan!
In fact, I think I’m going to go track that reporter down and see if she would forward my signed books to Sila!
Have a great day everyone,