There aren’t many issues that get my hackles up and I tend to be a pretty non-confrontational person. But this article from ABC Nightline has me seeing red. I can’t remember the last time I witnessed such irresponsible journalism. In fact, I’d put money on the fact that Juju Chang hasn’t read a single book by any of the authors mentioned in this article.
Last month, I went to a book signing for three of the authors mentioned in the article: Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire and Tammara Webber. Three of my absolute favorite authors. All three write love stories. It was at this book signing that ABC filmed their Nightline special on “New Adult” novels. ABC, however, has decided that because there are sex scenes in their books that they should be labeled “erotic fiction”… or “smut.”
First, let’s talk about the connotation of the word “smut.” It’s etymology…
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