Jaid Black

The Queen of Steam: USA Today Bestselling Author

Blog posts : "General"

Steve & Marjorie Harvey... And the Things That Make You Go Hmmmm

July 13, 2015

When I saw this video of Steve Harvey's birthday tribute from his wife and kids making its rounds on Facebook, like 13 million other people I stopped and watched.

Touching stuff, isn't it? I even had to blink back a few tears. That said, sentimental or not, something ju…

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What's The Difference Between The Confederate Flag & The Nazi Flag? Nothing.

June 29, 2015

I was thrilled (or as thrilled as one can get over so egregious a subject) when I came across this article in the Washington Post. It summed up everything I was feeling about the confederate flag issue and gave me some food for thought to boot. 

Point blank: there is no diff…

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For The Bigots...

June 27, 2015

I'm Proud To Be An American

June 26, 2015

Today, June 26, 2015, has been an emotional day for my family. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd live to see gays and lesbians get the right to marry, but I did. (And I'm only 43!) Perhaps the SCOTUS's ruling on marriage equality won't make homophobia go away, but it's a gi…

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Why I'm Not Jumping on the "I Hate Rachel Dolezal" Bandwagon

June 17, 2015

My feelings concerning the Rachel Dolezal scandal are as complex as they are personal; not personal in the sense of being acquainted with Ms. Dolezal, but personal in that I see a lot of similarities in our experiences and can therefore empathize with her.

For starters, I know what…

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My Health Summary (Boring)

May 31, 2015

The past year has been less than pleasant, to put it kindly. In terms of my physical health, I've developed COPD, have one partially collapsed lung, my vision is going, and what was just discovered as borderline diabetes two weeks ago already appears to have become the fully developed disease. (I'll…

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I'm Done with the Media

February 23, 2015

After reading yet another butcher job of an interview (how does one misquote me when they recorded the entire conversation?) I've decided that I will not give any more interviews to newspapers, magazines, blogs, and TV shows that don't air live. Basically if there is a chance my words will be edited…

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Panic Attack Relief & Guided Meditations

October 19, 2014

I've always been very open about the fact that I struggle with Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, which is presumably why so many women in the same boat contact me for advice. (This Thanksgiving Eve will mark... geez... year 12?) I'm not in the medical field so bear that in mind, but I will give you a …

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For the Silenced Victims...

October 4, 2014

I keep receiving the same emails and PMs every single day, just from different people. What every message has in common is this: anyone who shows even minimal public support for EC is getting viciously cyber-bullied into terrified silence.

Never in my lifetime have I seen such a phenomeno…

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Female Sexuality Under Fire... Again

August 24, 2014

Updated 8/25/14:

(original post has been revised to reflect the most current information available)


As many of our authors are aware, Amazon has been pulling down titles with content that explores the "forced seduction" fantasy and other content they subjectively consider to be too adult. Addi…

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Rumor Control: Advances

August 23, 2014

Ellora's Cave does NOT pay advances to ANY author, be they unknown or famous. We experimented with that once many years ago and ultimately found that our business model was all around more profitable. 



Disclaimer: every proprietary email sent by EC to our authors is invariably leaked …

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The McNopolization of the Book

August 23, 2014

When I got into the publishing business fourteen years ago, readers paid more for novellas than they typically do now for a full-length novel. While the price of everything has steadily increased with inflation over the years, the value of the book— a writer's work of art— has steadily diminished. W…

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My Latest & Greatest (Or Not?) Updates

August 12, 2014

It's been a hell of a week, to say the least. If the lioness-caught-in-headlights photo I just snapped of myself doesn't speak for itself then keep on reading...


First of all, I arrived at an epiphany roughly 10 days ago. This moment of enlightenment explains why I haven't released a book in eo…

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Busy Bee

May 3, 2014

I've got a lot going on! First of all, Cave Chaos is no more. Well that's kinda sorta inaccurate; what I should say is this: Cave Chaos is evolving. We've changed the name to The Mass Debate Show (get it? Doh!) and are moving to YouTube. That means, of course, you'll be hearing AND seeing your favo…

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2014 - My First Update of the Year

February 3, 2014

I realized this morning I need to update my blog more often; I have a nasty habit of letting too much time go by between posts and then I'm overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to tell!! I guess I'll stick to the basics...


Firstly, STIFF™ has been canceled. I'm going to do this e…

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There WAS no place like home...

November 23, 2013

I've been going through a lot here. So much so that I don't even know where to begin. But I'll do my best... 

Monday afternoon I came home to a burglary in progress. Other than being shoved by the perpetrator, I walked away physically unscathed. Emotionally, however, I'm pretty beaten up for sever…

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Fuck You. Yeah You.

October 24, 2013


I dedicate this song to the brother/sister stalking duo...




Fuck you very much :)


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Updates, FAQs & Shit

July 31, 2013

I need to blog more. I haven't been keeping my readers as up to date as I should and since I don't have time to answer all the inbox mail I get on FB... well... I really need to blog more!


1) My personal and professional lives are both in a period of transition and with that reality comes …

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No, I Didn't Delete You From Facebook

July 13, 2013

Listen up boyz and girlz... I have deleted nobody from my Facebook account! I've received some fairly accusatory & nasty messages as of late from fans who think I've rejected them, but the problem lies with Facebook and not with me. If you were dropped from my friends, just send me another request. …

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You Might Have Gotten A Bad Eyebrow Job If...

March 27, 2013

...The conversation between your mother and your daughter regarding said eyebrows looks like this:





It's ok, baby. Mama will take sad over insane & manly any day (snort!)


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