Waking up to accusations of homophobia and trying to deal with it before having my first cup of coffee made for some exciting moments. My lesbian daughter found the irony hilarious for obvious reasons. Leave it to Sovay to put me in a better frame of mind.

The majority of the war was over while I was still sleeping. I had gone to bed early.

Since then, I have received two emails from Adam Lowe. I am going to post the first one here, because they have led me to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Hi Janrae,

I would like to extend my apologies if I offended you on The Rusty Nail. I guess I jumped the gun a little. What I saw was a bunch of attacks on two authors by a group of individuals, which then began to include my publishing company. Whether people like or dislike Philbin and Dagstine is irrelevant to me, but from what I’ve seen of the posts regarding them, there does appear to be an unfair level of abuse and ridicule aimed at them. If people don’t like them, can’t they be adults about them?

Anyway, it was not my intention to start a flame war or anything of the kind.


Adam Lowe