Courtney Maum reflects on dealing with Internet fame in her article Going to Dinner with Your Troll, and Other Tales of Writing Gone Viral.
You might think that having your writing go viral would be a dream come true for most authors. Surely fame and a book deal can’t be far behind. But not so fast says Courtney Maum. She points out that the more clicks you get, the more susceptible you are to negative comments that can sometimes veer into harassment. Fortunately she also offers some strategies to fight back.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.