I am against racism and discrimination.
Why am I making this statement? Because I know in my writing I explore these uncomfortable truths that are so prevalent in our society. I wanted people to know that the person behind the words is against racism and discrimination.
So, as Mortgaged Mortality launches, I felt it only right that I state that fact. Especially given that racism in particular is much more forward in this book than my others released to this point.
I will be completely honest here in the fact that I strongly considered pulling this book given the current world climate (the first draft was written in November 2018). However, writing only sunshine and rainbows won’t change that racism and discrimination exist. It won’t push toward change.
Why have I not made a statement before now? Because I wanted to create a small bubble that people can come to and breathe for a moment, maybe smile or laugh, before returning to the fight. I will endeavor to continue maintaining that small bubble.