Can penning a novel narrow your job prospects? Well, there does seem to be one job you wil have more trouble getting: ambassador to the Vatican. Proposed Bulgarian ambassador, Kiril Marichkov, got knocked back-- reportedly due to the content of his out-of-print novel Clandestination.
The book has been characterized as 'racy' and 'gay' because an impoverished character turns to prostitution. Apparently it is deeply offensive for a married, straight author to write about a gay act carried out by a straight man as an act of desperation even though the character regrets his behavior and prays for forgiveness afterwards.
The next time I want to read a racy gay book, I suspect I will be looking elsewhere.