This morning I found a shocking controversy surrounding an author whose book I recently read and reviewed. Apparently, Andrew Buckly, author of Death, the Devil, and the Goldfish, had run in with the media which upset his most recent book signing.
You can see the video clip here.
I feel personally slighted by this dubious author, having once been dragged into a failed scheme early in his publishing career. Although his podcasts are sometimes nice, I just hate it when authors behave like this. I think it puts all artists into a bad light. People in the spotlight have a moral obligation to set a good example. I hope he gets what’s coming to him when the alleged videos surface on the Internet (as they always do).
What do you think? Should authors and other people in the spotlight be held to a higher standard of behavior?