First of all, how excited are that Tamora Pierce is reading your reviews? It seems like this has happened multiple times now - does it ever affect you when you're reviewing, either positively or negatively?
It honestly doesn’t! The first time it happened was with Philip Pullman; apparently someone close to him sent him that super long review of mine where I finally told the story of how I came to be an atheist, and I did spend time freaking out, but now folks like Neil Gaiman, John Green, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, and Tamora Pierce are all aware of what I’m doing, so I’m like… well, I just have to do what I do. I don’t know any of them personally, though I’ve exchanged a few tweets with Neal and spoke to John at length in person. I can’t let it affect what I do because ultimately, it doesn’t change my opinion. I either like something or I don’t.
I suppose I’m more careful to explain why I may dislike something, but that has everything to do with ANGRY FANDOMS yelling at me and not the original authors.
Good question, though!