PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Florida-based author of a book called "Shades of Gray" says her work is repeatedly being confused with that of a chart-topping erotic fiction writer.
Susanne Jacoby Hale says she has received e-mail, Facebook messages and phone calls from people thinking she wrote "Fifty Shades of Grey."
"Fifty Shades of Grey" by British author E.L. James has sold millions of copies and become a sensation among women drawn to the sadomasochistic romance between a college student and a wealthy entrepreneur.
Hale's book is about a dropout prevention teacher.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports even Hale's family members are being approached. Her husband, a medical sales representative, says doctors regularly approach him wanting to talk about the book. Teachers and fellow students have asked their children about it also.
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