An Announcement

Everyone watching the Cosby trial details on tv & in social media? This is an important case – if Cosby wins, it’ll be sending the WRONG SIGNAL to harassers/rapists everywhere (that they can get away with their assaults). Send good vibes to the judge and jury. We’ve GOT to win this case!

Now, an unrelated announcement –
I’ve finally gotten the first of my (6) books up on Amazon for Kindle! (I feel positively immortal)
It’s a YA time travel fantasy adventure called In Salem’s Wake (aka Crone).
Logline: A California teenager is magically transported back to the year 1700, in New England, where she finds herself to be a crone! She has to deal with suddenly being old, while having to stay out of the way of stubborn witch hunters. She has crone mentors who teach her about magic. It’s a hoot.
This story started life as a script. I knew someone at Disney Studios. She gave me good notes on the script, told me who to submit it to there, and I got it in, but never heard back from them. She contacted me later and advised me to adapt it as a book – she thought it was too good a story not to be at least read, if it wasn’t going to be filmed. So I did.
If you have any teenagers (female, especially) in your realm, please let them know about the book. It can be read on any device that displays e-books. It’s free on Amazon for 5 days – 6/19 through 6/23! Meanwhile, it’s only 99₵. I’d love a review, if that’s possible. Here’s the link to it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071K9VTKN/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1497416547&sr=1-1&keywords=In+Salem%27s+Wake

I’ll get my HTAHLOSH book up there soon, but I’ll have to change the title (it didn’t rate high enough on the Lulu title website). I’ll keep you informed.

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News

Good news – Bill O’Reilly has been ousted from Fox News due to the sexual harassment lawsuits against him (and Fox’s loss of advertising revenue, as a result). See, speaking out CAN work!
If you’re being harassed, don’t keep it a secret. You have rights! (The right to feel safe in your home/workplace/on the street) Don’t protect harassers. Their harassment takes its toll on you. Why would you protect someone who’s victimizing you?
Bravo to the women who spoke out, and to Fox News for finally taking a no-tolerance stand on the issue. It may not change everything in every company in America, but we have to slay one dragon at a time. We can do it!

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April

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted. You wouldn’t believe how busy my life’s gotten. Still, that’s no excuse.

I’m going to be putting my book up on Amazon (for Kindle) soon (and taking it off of Booklocker http://www.booklocker.com/books/4397.html). (I just think it will sell better on Amazon) FYI

Empowerment, for only $10!

Can you believe Trump is defending Bill O’Reilly? But then I guess those sexual assaulters have to stick together…

April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. So, if there is any question as to what constitutes sexual harassment, or what to do about it, please read my book. Ignorance never protected anyone from anything. Just sayin’

Will get back to posting when I get my book up on Amazon. Got to announce that!

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

 

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Good advice

Can’t believe I haven’t posted since October. Guess I’ve been busy…

There’s an article in British Weekly:  http://www.british-weekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lrbw122416.pdf

Re: Ralph Clarke – the last sentence in the article says it:
This case sends out a clear message that it is never too late for survivors of abuse to speak out.”

Here’s to a great 2017.

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Definition of sexual assault in NY State

Just FYI –
This is a good definition of at least one kind of sexual assault – according to Sect. 130.52 of the penal code in New York State:
Forcible touching:
A person is guilty of forcible touching when such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose:
1. forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person, or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire; or
2. subjects another person to sexual contact for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire and with intent to degrade or abuse such other person while such other person is a passenger on a bus, train, or subway car operated by any transit agency, authority or company, public or private, whose operation is authorized by New York state or any of its political subdivisions.
For the purposes of this section, forcible touching includes squeezing, grabbing or pinching.

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The latest on the Trump video fallout –

Re: Lyndsey Parker and Amber Tamblyn suddenly speaking up about abuse they experienced – as long as they don’t give the names of their harassers/abusers, they’re protecting them. Not just their careers. And, in that way, they’re contributing to rape culture.
As I’ve said, both on this page and in my e-book (http://www.booklocker.com/books/4397.html), I was harassed/molested when I had an acting career. I risked everything and sued ABC TV, AFTRA, and the Stage Manager of General Hospital for sexual harassment. I felt like, if I didn’t say/do anything, it was like saying what was done to me was ok. It wasn’t. Anyone who’s not clear on what harassment or sexual assault is, needs to read that.
Bottom line: I endorse speaking out. As long as the criminals can get away with it, they will. Stop them by loudly and publicly reporting them. Period. Consequences might cause them to think twice before they commit a crime again. Possibly, not – especially with egotists like Trump – but not speaking out ensures protection for those criminals.

Empowerment, for only $10!

Empowerment, for only $10!

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More on Trump & sexual harassment…

This is the latest that I’ve seen on the Trump/sexual harassment topic:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-ivanka-sexual-harassment-000000641.html

It’s brought the subject out into the light, which is always good (keeping it hidden only helps the harassers).

In case my Comment gets buried under a bunch of others, I posted, “‘Ol Trumper is WAY out of his depth with this topic. He is NOT an expert on sexual harassment. I am – I’ve written an e-book, I’ve given seminars on the topic, and have an online community for it (www dot booklocker dot com/books/4397 dot html and sexualharassment101 dot wordpress dot com/).

So, for the record, Don, not every woman who’s sexually harassed CAN just quit. It’s a luxury, if you can do that. (We’re not all rich, like you) Although, if the harassment includes molestation, quitting could make the difference between being harassed or being raped.

And, as for Ailes, being a very, very good person – I’d have to beg to differ, if the women accusing him are right. Very, very good people don’t treat others like that. Would you say that Cosby is a very, very good person? Some of what he did was sexual harassment (promising to help women’s careers if…[you fill in the blank]), and some was just all out serial rape.

You’d better stick to making money, Don, and let me handle the topic of sexual harassment. It’s in my wheelhouse.”

 

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