I get mail. Some of it is…breathtaking.
First Name: *redacted*
Last Name: *redacted*
Loved this book. I just read that epiracy killed the series. How does it not kill your other series? You would write of a woman who does not shirk her responsibilities to those she comes across, who does not back down from trouble; yet after giving her life, you would back down from finishing her story? I will not read your books after this, you let Steelflower down.
So, because some of the other series I’ve written have been pirated but not killed completely, I am to blame, and I am to be roundly punished.
I was not initially going to reply, but I thought about it. I decided this might become my form reply to similar letters.
I am very sorry you feel that way. I hope you never have to make the type of decision I did when I found I could not continue Kaia’s story because of the theft of my work by e-pirates. I further hope you never receive the sort of hatemail I have for making that decision. It is quite distressing to be stolen from, then blamed for being stolen from and furthermore receive nasty letters about it.
I hope you find other stories you like,
The more I get letters like this, the less inclined I am to work my ass off to try to find a solution to thieves killing a series I agonized over, with characters I love.