Well, I've learned a lesson this week. When I spoke out against spam, I shouldn't have mentioned the name of the author associated with the newsletter that appeared in my inbox. I'm still reeling from the backlash of speaking out against a form of unsolicited email that, for me, is like someone entering my home without bothering to knock first. Apparently, someone used my email address to sign me up for a newsletter I didn't want, or I entered a contest I don't remember entering and part of the terms were that I agreed to get these newsletters. So that's my fault. Regarding the newsletter I received, I'd never heard of the author, it was a genre I don't read, so when the newsletter appeared in my inbox, I got extremely upset.
I guess spam is something we all have to live with, no matter where it comes from. I'm sincerely sorry that this author's feelings were hurt when I used her name. I shouldn't have, and I apologize. And I apologize to Writers Space for being upset with them for sending it to me. It wasn't their fault, either.