So I’ve kinda kept election stuff out of my blog. It’s not that I’m worried about pissing anyone off. It’s not even that I’m worried about losing readers or starting arguments. And I certainly don’t agree with anyone who says writers shouldn’t express their political opinions. That’s ridiculous.
No, I’ve kept it off my blog mostly because it feels like my thoughts would be painfully obvious. It’s kind of hard for me to believe anyone could read even half of one of my books and not know who I’m voting for. And for anyone who actually tracks my blog and has seen me talk about anything political, it should be even more obvious. Certainly anyone following me on Twitter knows.
Over the last couple of days, though, I figured it’s probably important enough to have it here just for the record. It feels like the kinda thing that should be here just to look back on, I guess? I dunno.
But I’ll keep it short.
I turned 18 just in time to vote for Bill Clinton in 1992. People have been trying to prove Hillary Clinton is a werewolf for my entire adult life. They have failed. Completely. HRC is a flawed human being like the rest of us, yes, and a flawed politician like all the others. It’s only a combination of a sustained 24-year hate campaign and generic sexism that blows her up to be some monster different from the rest. She’s competent, she’s capable, and as President Obama and Michelle Obama have both said, she’s the most qualified and prepared candidate for the White House we’ve ever seen. I’m totally voting for her.
By contrast? Trump? We’re way past “you’ve got to be kidding me.” Like we were at that point when he first announced. He should’ve tanked right there. Instead, we went past “this has to be a joke” and quickly went into territory that is absolutely sickening. And it has only grown more sickening.
HRC isn’t the lesser of evils. She’s the best candidate in the race from start to finish, and I dearly hope she wins.
And if you’ve gotten all the way to here, you’ll probably be happy to know that Audible made me an offer on Personal Demons and naturally I accepted! I can’t give any projections on when it’ll be done, as we don’t even have papers for me to sign yet. But they’ll reach out to Tess Irondale to narrate once again and I’ll let you know more when I know more. Paperbacks are also in the works. I’m waiting on physical proofs now.