Alison Hodgson, author of The Pug List, is the patron saint of our show and has dropped by to talk about complexity as well as thriving on “misery, complaints, and sadness.”
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Award-winning historical fiction author Susie Finkbeiner talks with Alexis about what it feels like to get her first reader reviews, how her relationship to anonymous opinion has changed, and some public critique that might be a little, well, depressing.
All authors get bad reviews, but sometimes a reader’s negative thoughts are too funny to take seriously. The Bad Book Reviews Podcast gives authors a chance to laugh off some rough critiques and talk about growing from critique, how we discuss books we don’t enjoy, and what makes a helpful book review. Alexis De Weese sits down with a different author each week to laugh off some of the silly bad reviews they’ve received and find a grain of truth in rough public opinion.