royalty-free-writing-clipart-illustration-1146779One last example is Charlaine Harris, who was threatened by fans in 2013 over the fantasy novel Dead Ever After.

Charlaine Harris writes vampire fiction and her Sookie Stackhouse novels form the basis of the TV show True Blood. Dead Ever After winds up the saga, and some fans were apparently unhappy about the conclusion. Harris received death threats, suicide notes and thousands of vilifying rants and complaints. The book received 366 one-star reviews on Amazon. Harris’ publisher reported that the author refused to go on a book tour because of the harassment. One source comments that Harris is an author held captive by her successful series.

Note: This should not be taken as support for either vampirism or radical fandom on my part. I only support Harris’s right to freedom of expression.

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