I have steered clear of this topic for so long because it's very taboo for authors and especially YA authors and there was this whole thing on Goodreads back in January....
I'm not going to relive January's drama here today, but I'm also not going to shy away from taboo topics anymore. Call it the new me, call it whatever you want but the truth is, slowly I've become aware of the fact that I have very little to hide. And I might even have some important things to say.
But again, just like my posts on Things You Need to Know Before Meeting an Author, I can't speak for other authors, not even other YA authors. I can only tell you my thoughts/feelings.
[First, I have to change the subject and tell you that if you're reading this before August 25, 2012 then hop over to this post and enter my HUGE giveaway!]
Just like the last Things You Need To Know post, I'm going to diffuse some myths and weave that with movie quotes.
Myths Relating To Authors Rating/Reviewing Books Online
Myth #1- Authors Only Talk About Their Friends' Books