#BoycottPaulBlake: A Book Cover Male Model Bullies Authors On Social Media

I am reblogging this because I agree that people need to be held accountable for their actions. I know nothing about the world of book cover models, but I know plenty about dealing with emotional and physical weight related issues. He seems to feel that because he has lost wait, he now has the right to criticize people who are still struggling to do the same. This is a mean-spirited, tiny little man, who needs to learn that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.

L. Anne Carrington

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Before delving into my latest blog post, I want to thank New York Times and USA Today best selling author Harper Sloan for bringing up an important topic yesterday on Facebook. Be warned some subsequent comments are a bit raw, but considering the subject at hand, it’s easy to understand why so many fellow authors are angry.

I normally don’t get involved in “controversial” subjects, so to speak, but this is something close to my heart. Not only did I attempt suicide a few times in my late teens through my mid-30’s and been treated for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) since being diagnosed at age 21, but also battled with my weight long as I’ve existed on Earth.

I was on a good weight loss path until undergoing two total knee replacement surgeries in 2015, a complex and painful procedure from which one doesn’t recover overnight (it actually takes…

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