Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Witch hunt

Here's a rather appalling article about a Pennsylvania teacher who writes erotic romances, under a pen name. She's been found out by parents and students, who are apparently shocked to find that teachers may have an existence outside of school:

Parent Deanna Stepp said the evidence is clear. "She is teaching children that are under the age of 18 and definitely the books that she is writing are adult books. I think she needs to make a decision as to what she wants to do. Either be a school teacher or author," Stepp said.

"I was shocked. If you are a teacher you shouldn't be doing that," said former student Shanette Apple.

"I was sort of shocked.Sitting in her class I had no idea. She is a good teacher but I had no idea what was going on behind the scenes," said former student Drew Hollenbach.

So now we're not allowed to write outside our jobs because we come into contact with minors. Wow. Are we allowed to read adult books when we're off our employer's clock? Are we allowed to have sex? Are we allowed to drink alcohol? For that matter, do we have any rights at all?


  1. Apparently not. It will do you well to remember that, missy. *g

  2. It made it to ABC too. People can be such idiots.

  3. Oddly, you could write about murderers and no one would mind. Cool, my teacher writers thrillers! Cool, my teacher writes about serial killers. How KEWL!