I decided to go on a bit of a rant to discuss reviews that specifically call out a book for being racist, sexist, etc after seeing an author’s comments on Twitter re: the Hale situation. That author basically asked if she should just do nothing when someone accuses her book for being any of those things I mentioned. My answer? Check it out below:
*If a reader…
It surprises me when some authors don’t get this basic concept. I sincerely wonder if publishers and/or agents sit their debut authors down, look them in the eye and tell them in a reassuring whisper, “It’s done. Let it goooooo,” and then disappear in a cloud of dramatic smoke.
–A. A. Omer