Tuesday, March 15, 2011

No more linkedin

Sorry about all the hassle, all the "reminders" that I cancelled. I've closed the account. I can't babysit a "social network" when its own controls are faulty. My apologies to those are still getting "reminders" of the invite. I cancelled those days ago.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm boycotting you!

Yes, I am. No, I'm not going to list names, countries or even what universe you're in, but I am going to leave you and your entire book catalog in the dust. You're a bad example of professionalism. You're disrespectful to authors. You have no concept of voice, editing, or literacy. I'm appalled at how you trample spirit, voice, ethics, morals and imagination. You do not respect the written word--you rewrite the entirety to suit you. To me this is not a publisher I would trust with my garbage.

Oh, and if there's any doubt, this is a New York process I'm mentioning here, not even small press. No, this is the manhandling, bullying and downright maleficent treatment I've witnessed this year. So, that being my rant, as of today, I am not buying another book published by this esteemed New York conglomerate. I am sorry authors, for the minimal twelve cents of my purchase you will miss, but I can't in good conscience support this type of brutality on authors.

*end rant*

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japanese aid

If you haven't heard, Japan was hit with a massive earthquake today (now their yesterday). Authors all over are fund raising, doing matches and encouraging aid and support.

Here are a few links: (A list of committed organizations already for aid) (Jess is doing an equal match up to $250 fund raiser on her blog. Details can be found there.) (This isn't easy to watch, and for those who were close to Katrina, be prepared.)

Red cross is doing a text fund raiser: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
Convoy of Hope Go to or text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10.
Salvation Army: Text either the word JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800-SALARMY or go to

If you can spare even the $10 for aid, it would help. Entire cities are destroyed, homes, oil refineries, airports. This has been the worst earthquake in their history since they began tracking them. And they're still suffering aftershocks.

There are warnings along the west coast and Hawai'i as well for tsunami waves. For those on the west coast and further, my prayers are with you.

Diana Castilleja

Diana Castilleja 

  Diana DeRicci 

Draven's Crossing


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Thursday, March 10, 2011

My apologies

Someone hacked my blog. I'm sure it was a direct result of the blanket invitation sent from LinkedIn. Please ignore that post, and if you wish to "friend" me through LinkedIn, please search me by name. I WILL NOT be processing any more auto emails from them.

Thanks, and again, my apologies.