If you’re an author or even a reader who keeps abreast of what’s happening in the world of romantic fiction then you, no doubt, have heard rumblings about the ill-conceived attempt by one author to undermine the livelihood of others. Her selfish endeavors have been aptly named Cocky-Gate. As authors, we owe it not only to ourselves but to those who share our passion for well-written, entertaining romantic fiction, to be the best we can be, to act with honor and selflessness.
I’ve been in the business for 25 years and published for 22. Romance authors are among the most generous people I’ve ever met. It makes my heart ache to think that one person could be so self-centered, so totally devoid of compassion, that she would attempt to trademark a common erotic romance word and make it her own and then force others to her will.
I trust those who have the knowledge and ability will put this author, who shall not be named on my site, in her place. I’m hoping for an apology and restitution for those authors financially affected. However, given this woman’s character, I’m not holding my breath!
Send you peace, love and, above all, honor!