I have not responded to any mention of this supposed “problem” with the cover of For Darkness Shows the Stars, because I have personally only ever seen it mentioned on a reader blog where the blogger in question hadn’t read the book, but instead took an out-of-context quote from yet another blogger. I don’t really feel it’s my place to get involved with reader reactions to my book. If there is a failure in communication between an author and any particular reader, well, that just goes with the territory. No writer gets through to every reader.
And I’ve been back and forth about posting this all morning. But in the end I decided that when it’s being repeated on the ALA website as if it’s fact, I feel like I must respond.
And respond she does! Lots of great points, and definitely a must-read.