This is a notification to inform you that we have refunded $17.45 to your PayPal account, as we will not be shipping you a copy of The Pirate Ruse.It has come to our attention, that although you once claimed to enjoy books by Marcia Lynn McClure, your purpose in purchasing and reading them now is little less than to find reason to criticize the work and successes of others...to spread contempt, hatefulness and ugliness in the world. We at Distractions Ink have thus decided that, since you are not the sort of person for whom Marcia writes, we will no longer do business with you.
The personal nature of your hateful remarks about Marcia in your most recent book blog are not only unfathomably cruel, but disgustingly ignorant. Marcia Lynn McClure actually avoids compliments, and adulation. She is very uncomfortable with any of sort of admiration. You do not know her at all...not in the least...and we will testify (as will any who have met her) that she is your exact opposite. She is kind, caring, empathetic beyond belief and gives joy and hope to thousands and thousands! She has helped people endure the most tragic circumstances
imaginable! Her works have helped people through the loss of a loved one, the loss of life! What have you done, Miss Armstrong, to better the world? To spread joy and hope?
To address the self-publishing issue, there is not on record any other person in the world who has had the success that Marcia Lynn McClure has had in this venue...typographical errors, too many 'chuckling bucks' or not. When your little book that you've self-published makes half a million dollars through the self-publishing venue, let us know...for if there's one thing that holds true, it is that an author's very nature cannot be hidden...it will reveal itself in his/her work. It might also interest you to know, that of the 3,751 friends Marcia has on Facebook (as you so precisely noted) YOU are the only 'friend' that does not have another friend in common with Marcia. This is very telling, Miss Armstrong.
In conclusion, we have determined that you must be a terribly unhappy person. Someone so bitter and hateful can not know true happiness. Marcia Lynn McClure writes her stories (imperfect or not) for good, happy people who what to enjoy life, uplift others and appreciate the simple things God has created for us to enjoy. I will also forewarn you that, should you post any slanderous remarks on your part against Marcia Lynn McClure or her work, such evidences will be forwarded to the proper authorities.
We wish you luck, Miss Armstrong...in finding peace for such a battered soul...happiness in the Light of Christ...and your endeavors to leave a positive footprint in the world.
Sincerely,ShannonMichelleSandyAnd Everyone at Distractions Ink
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I was going to post my rebuttal, as well, but I see little point in it.