Battle of the Trolls (From

An interesting look at how divisive the relationship between authors and readers can become. Kathleen Hale is a nutcase (as the writer agrees), but there are some fans and reviewers out there who have done some pretty horrible things, too.


I'm sad that this article revealed that Alice Hoffman, one of my favorite writers, once put the phone number of a reviewer online in retribution. It wasn't even a negative review, just a tepid one. I also unfollowed Anne Rice (another favorite) today for her ridiculously blind support of Hale's "bravery" in revealing her behavior to the world and confronting "abuse" online.


This week is depressing me terribly.