An article in the Huffington Post says, “Popular young adult novelist Sarah Dessen woke up Tuesday at 6 a.m. to hundreds of individual emails calling her "depraved" and "lacking integrity." The attack wasn’t based on anything Dessen had done or the even the content of her new book, What Happened to Goodbye. “My babysitter had strep, so I was preoccupied and at first had no idea why I got 1,060 total emails,” she said. “And a lot were nasty.”The emails came from supporters of the conservative Florida Family Association (FFA). Dessen received them because her publisher, Penguin Viking, had bought ad time for her book on cable channel Teen Nick around the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, as had major corporations like Verizon, Colgate and Hewlett Packard, to name a few. All were targets of Tuesday’s email blitz.”
I’m sure the FFA didn’t find the home email addresses for people who worked at Verizon and Colgate and encourage their folks to bombard those people with emails. Read more here.