Fan outrage at Susan Meachen, the romance novelist accused of faking her death

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Fan outrage at Susan Meachen, the romance novelist accused of faking her death

Jan 08 2023

In September 2020, a Facebook post from someone claiming to be the daughter of indie romance author Susan Meachen announced the writer had died by suicide.

Ms Meachen wrote what she described as "perfectly flawed" romance novels and had fostered a tightknit online community of readers and fellow authors who supported each other's work...

Then rumours began to spread online that Ms Meachen had been bullied.

"All the finger pointing started and it drove a huge wedge in the community that lasted for months," author Samantha A Cole told the BBC...

Then, out of the blue, this week, more than two years later, Meachen announced on social media that her suicide had been staged. "There's going to be tons of questions," the post said, according to screengrabs shared online. "Let the fun begin."

Her shocking and abrupt revival has left her online community stunned and angry...

Source: BBC News

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