The Mary-Sue has an excellent write about what's happening to some of my favorite genre authors right now: http://www.themarysue.com/gishwhes-bothe…

So part of this online scavenger hunt had participants asking authors to write them 140 words (for free) about "Misha, the Queen of England and an Elopus". Apparently no authors where informed that they would be asked to participate in this.

Does anybody else know any more about this? I only found out about because Scalzi, Gaimen, and Cherie Priest were tweeting about it and telling people to leave them alone. Personally, I'm on the side of the authors for this one, this seems rude as hell.