Snideness Becomes Stacia Kane - Bottom Lister Author Still Hopes for Sales on Absolute Write

Stacia Kane, an Absolute Write regular, has been a phone psychic, a customer service representative, a bartender, and a movie theatre usher. She wears a lot of black, still makes great cocktails, likes to play music loud in the car, and thinks Die Hard is one of the greatest movies ever made. She believes in dragons and the divine right of kings, and is a fervent Ricardian. Her books have been repackaged time and time again by major publishers, but sales still sag to the bottom list, and yet, she persists. If you're not sure why, here are some of her favorite quotes from her books on a dating website. And if this bio of Stacia Kane doesn't say it all, there is more below.

From the mouth of author Stacia Kane:
"And you’re a fucking hypocrite. Outing people from behind the veil of anonymity. Yelling at people for daring to express opinions while behaving as if every word you type is precious and golden. Deciding it’s your place to attack people you deem “bullies.” (By the way, I’m also not talking about the difference between bullying and what you seem to think is bullying, and how offensive that is, and how I’m tired of seeing people hide behind the buzzword-of-the-day to justify their own complete lack of human decency.) Honestly, I’m not just angry and sick about this. I am both of those things, intensely. I’m furious. I’m horrified."
It's Stacia Kane herself taking a stand. Hooray. Okay, but? Is this the Stacia Kane who hangs out perpetually on Absolute Write, in the very midst of some of the worst bullying online? Not only allowing the bullying with her silence but also assisting it with her own shrewd style of pseudo-reality creation? The answer is a huge YES, it is her, one and the same. And her fans in the comment section couldn't be more supportive. It's always educational to watch an author, even a bottom lister like Kane, get her butt kissed--and by some Absolute Write regulars.
Our opinion of the hero Stacia Kane, however, is more like the one posted over at STGRB, a site decried and insulted by her whenever possible:
Stacia is known around the web as being quite a nasty troll when it suits her. She loves jumping into the fray whenever there’s a war going on, stirring the pot, then jumping out again. She’s one of those people who love causing trouble, which is the reason trouble always finds her. Avoid her at all costs. I’ve had my eye on her for years, and she’s bad news. She has a negative reputation for a reason.
Stacia is a bully-instigator. She also propagates the bully mentality by validating the bully views, even if she doesn’t have the whole story. I think she does this to try to get more book sales and get more popular with goodreads reviewers. She’s a bit of a snake to put it nicely.
But these comments can't be taken at face value. We had to go and search out a lot of Stacia Kane posts on Absolute Write. And guess what? The posts above are totally correct. With failing book sales and a sagging career, Stacia Kane repeatedly injects herself into popular conflict threads on Absolute Write, i.e., the kind of threads that draw the most readers. Unlike the many thinly disguised bullies on AW, she is careful not to openly lie, however, she is a master of the lie of omission, and the art of making misleading statements. If she were getting divorced and accused her husband in court of yelling at her abusively, she would leave out the part about having first allowed the dog to pee in his soup without telling him. Then she picks and chooses whatever abstracted bits of reality suit her purpose, and in a way that is sneaky and cunning.

For example, when she's out to trash whoever or whatever, she creates a false impression by picking and choosing bits of information guaranteed to make her victim look sorry or pathetic or downright bad. If she wished to trash her local plumber for refusing her offer to have a martini after work, she might go to Yelp and say, "He showed up with dirty hands and a wrench. I got the bill for 1345.00 and he vanished." She would naturally leave out the part about his other tools, his van, the fact that he washed his hands before entering her house, and the big part about the enormous amount of extensive work he did to restore and refit her pipes; and yes, he "vanished" because the work was done and he moved on to his next job. Stacia is so good at this type of character assassination she could blacken the Buddha himself.

In exchange, she gets loads of page views for whatever "fucking" ghost book she is pushing, hoping against hope someone will buy them. And they do.  An example of one of her fans is below on Youtube. If you want those types of fans, then author Stacia Kane is a great model for you, and perhaps, a reason to hang out on Absolute Write and chase her down to read you ms or give you tips on writing sex scenes.

One of the Kane-ettes. A good example of Stacia Kane's reading public:


  1. This person is terrifying. I've seen her in action. You say she doesn't lie outright, but she manipulates information in her posts in such a manner as to create one giant lie.

    Now she's pushing her 99 cents self published drivel on AW.

    If you could call anyone a witch, Stacia Kane would be one of the first in line. She reminds me of Lord Baelish in Game of Thrones.

  2. Anyone who used to be a phone psychic is someone who lies for a living and assists in swindling gullible people out of money. Of course, if you are foolish enough to believe in phone psychics you will disagree.

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    1. She comes across as a morally corrupt juvenile.

      Snookie meets Cruella?

  4. You've linked to a youtube video, so that people here can laugh at the reviewer. Is that right? Have I made a mistake here? You think it's OK to mock somebody because they read an author you don't like.

    In the preceding text you critise Kane for using any means at her disposal. Can't you see the ridicuous level of hypocracy diplayed when you go on to immediately attack that persons readers, directly.

    From what I have read on this side, both sides come off looking vicious and desparate. If you are, as you claim, against cyber bullying, why do have a blog where you specifically attack people. Surely the best thing to do would be to prevent your side of the story in a non-aggressive form. Explain why, whatever was said about you guys was wrong, and at the same time rise above the nastiness you say you faced.

    I apologise if I have misunderstood the situation. My opninon is based on reading a few of entries on your blog, including the background explanation., and nothing more. But, I just don't think this approach paints you in a very good light, thats all.

  5. Hi. I'm a member of W.A.R. If you are a fan of hers, you will see this as an attack. If you are a victim of Kane, you will see this quite differently.

    Meanwhile, the difference between what we say about Stacia Kane, the author, and what she says about others are not two sides of the same coin. Stacia uses her status at AW in order to repeatedly bully and insult for her own purposes. We wrote this article simply to expose her for who she is. You think this is harsh. We considered it a light treatment of her, and not unfair. Her words are her own, and her fans are public domain. People can judge her trashy attitude and her personality by all of these manifestations. Nothing is invented, and a considerable amount of negativity about Kane is left out of this blog.

    As you note, we could write pages of examples of her technique. Feel free to post an example of what we're talking about.

    You shouldn't have a hard time finding it.