public service announcement: not me, I didn't do it.

If you go look at the Amazon page for Tied to the Tracks and scroll down to the subjects list, you’ll see the first on the list is African-American Women Authors.

While it is true that one of my major characters is an African-American and a woman and an author, I am not. African-American, I mean. My strong sense is that people will see African-American Woman Authors and assume that is a reference to the author of the novel in question: me. Again, still: not African-American. Plain ole boring vanilla, here.

Do I need to worry about this? Monica, you reading? Because I am worried. I don’t want to be accused of posing or overreaching or being (all together now) too big for my britches.

Amazon doesn’t even have a place to submit corrections about the subject list, which may (I fear) come from the publisher directly, so I’ve already emailed my editor to ask about this and see that it’s fixed. Surely my editor knows I’m not African-American. I mean, my new editor, as Leona is gone now.

Babbling, here. I’ll go away now, having established (1) I didn’t do it; (2) I’m trying to fix it anyway.

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