Well, I just deleted my Goodreads account. I’m done with Goodreads because they support harassment and cyberstalking.
For the last several years the cyberstalkers have been harassing me and getting pretty much all the good reviews on my books taken down and have been using fake profiles of myself and others to constantly write disgusting “reviews” and messages on my books and those of Christopher Highland. This situation has cost me readers and potentially damaged my reputation.
The last straw happened when Goodreads blatantly refused to pull an obvious fake profile of me, the avatar was a six hundred pound naked person with my head badly photoshopped on it. This cyberstalker was writing all over my books that I was getting married to a gay friend of mine. They even went so far to make a fake profile of my friend backing up their assertions. Now, get this straight assholes I’m heterosexual. I’m not homophobic for saying this. The person using the fake profile definitely is because they are constantly rubbing homosexuality in my face on Goodreads and the comment section of my blog.
Another reason I’ve also cut all ties with Goodreads is because they just took down the ability for people on their site to flag and report abusive content. I used to be able to flag the cyberstalker’s “reviews” and disgusting comments on my and other’s books. I was forced to constantly do this. Now, Goodreads has pulled that ability, thus allowing harassers free reign.
The only reason I’m writing this is to let other writers know of this situation and to give them a chance to express their displeasure of the way Goodreads is handing this kind of abuse and writers on the internet in general.
This is not a time to sit on your hands and just ignore the situation. It’s gotten so bad that I’ve walked away from this, that says something. This crap needs to end and it is up to YOU, the writers, to say no more.
And to the low life pieces of shit that have harassed me on Goodreads for the last several years. You have won nothing. It is Goodreads that has broke the trust with the writers of the internet. It is Goodreads that has turned its back on the writers. So, will you accept this like cowardly fools, my fellow writers?