I am immensely grateful to anyone who takes the time to read, rate or review my books. That’s incredibly valuable to me, and I appreciate it hugely.
If you read my books, you are free to express your opinion of them as you see fit.
I do not engage with Amazon or Goodreads reviews of my books. They are for readers, not for me. I don’t share them, thank readers for them, or argue with them, and I will absolutely never react to a negative review with complaint or encouraging other readers to behave badly.
I share blog reviews, and may comment when I do, but I don’t comment below the line. Not even to say thank you, not even to click ‘like’. I am incredibly grateful for the efforts bloggers put in, and will happily chat elsewhere, but the review itself is reader space, not for me.
I don’t ever contact reviewers directly about negative reviews (it is terrifying to me that anyone would) and I ask that you don’t send these to me. Please respect my right not to read them, as I respect yours to write them.
I do not comment on discussion threads/posts about my books unless invited. I’m not here to argue with readers’ interpretations or tell anyone how they should read.
Summary: If you want to talk to other readers about my books, have at it. If you should want to know what I think, I will happily answer questions here, via Goodreads’ shonky question facility, on Facebook, or on Twitter @kj_charles as long as the answer can be very concise.