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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Imagine my disappointment...

Several months ago I was interviewed for an article scheduled to appear in the Jan/Feb issue of Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Due to some technical issues, the magazine failed to go to print on time and has just been released. 

Before I was even able to grab a copy for myself, I was informed that the interview with me was dropped from the issue. I was surprised, especially since the Jan 2012 AdC newsletter indicated my interview would be in the Jan/Feb issue of AdC. It was further disappointing to discover that TJ MacKay, the writer who researched and wrote the article and the related author interviews, was not credited for all her hard work and effort. I don't know anything about the magazine industry so perhaps all of this is common practice. If so, it's a rather disappointing discovery for me.

I'm bummed (and confused), let me tell you, but the article about the rising popularity of clean romance is still there, as well as the interview with Marcia Lynn McClure (an inspiration to any clean romance writer) and I guess that's something, especially for those of us who try to keep the graphic sexual details out of the romance.

I am deeply grateful to TJ MacKay for all her hard work on behalf of me and clean romance writers everywhere. TJ, you are truly an inspiration. ♥ 

Edited 5/21/2012 to add: There has been an update to this story. See new blog post titled Imagine my surprise...

7 comments:

Joyce DiPastena said...

I was so disappointed that AdC dropped your interview, Jaimey! I had been so excited and looking forward to reading it. Readers are so blessed to have authors like you leading the way in the world of clean romances. Keep up the good fight. Your talent and commitment are making a difference in the world.

S.M. Carrière said...

Oh gosh! That IS disappointing! I don't know much about the magazine industry to know whether or not it is standard practice...

Though I'm sure the author/interviewer should be getting the credit.

I'd be pretty heartbroken too. Sending you giant internet hugs!

Jaimey Grant said...

Thank you, ladies, for your comfort. I'm still disappointed about this (when I allow myself to think about it) but mostly, I'm upset on TJ's behalf. I've never heard of refusing to credit an article's author. As a writer, I find that offensive.

Kappa no He said...

I'm so sorry your article was dropped. Will they include it in a later issue maybe?

Oh, and I got the Zeus gum and they even had a new version out Zeus: Snow Storm. I'll send one of those too.

Jaimey Grant said...

Hey, t! I highly doubt my interview will be in a later issue. There's much more to the story than I shared, I think.

More Zeus gum? Sweet! I can hardly wait. I promise to post pics and my "review."

♥Jaimey♥

Pam said...

Hi Jaimey,
Pam here from AdC ... Your interview was dropped due to several reasons, and unfortunately sometimes it does happen. Any time anything like that is done there is always a tentative schedule set and I'm sorry that it did not go into the issue that you were promised. However, it is in the March/April issue that did come out on time and it is an excellent interview and it does give TJ the credit for the work.

Jaimey Grant said...

Thank you for letting me know, Pam. I look forward to checking out the article.

♥Jaimey♥

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