Longer version: I’ll admit the title of this post is a little clickbait-y. It’s not Trump specifically who scared me, but one of his supporters. Recently, the cast of “Hamilton” addressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he was visiting the musical. This inspired a lively debate over whether it was the right time and place to bring up any sort of message to a man who was just trying to enjoy a night out with his family. I’m not going to side either way in this post. But in response to the event, a particular supporter of Trump/Pence tweeted the following:
An artist’s job is to make people smile, not to make political statements. Apologize to Mike Pence, or stop calling yourselves artists! https://t.co/rsSvw3mJ7o
— Trumpmerica (@Trumpmerica) November 19, 2016
Something about “an artist’s job is to make people smile” rubbed me the wrong way. And being a spiteful person, that’s inspired the artist in me to work harder on producing anything I can write, draw, edit, etc. I’ve been working for months to get “Seeking Carol Lee” published through the traditional route, and I received a couple positive rejections. But at this point, I don’t want to sit on anything and have it wait on a shelf.
So please pick yourself up a copy of the ebook. A paperback edition should be coming before the end of the year. We’ll see about an audiobook version if there’s any demand for it. But for now, check it out for yourself: “Seeking Carol Lee”