Last night was one of those nights where I couldn't get to sleep at all. My brain kept torturing me, by thinking about the book reviews I did for the Nancy Drew Girl Detective Serial Sabotage trilogy.
That was the first (and only) time I've been able to contact a Nancy Drew author. I got some general information, such as their role in the series (editor), how long they worked with the series, and the fact that there were two authors who wrote that trilogy. I mentioned some of the stuff I learned in the review, as background information. To prove that I wasn't making stuff up, I included pictures of three Tweets from the author.
The author got super mad at me, because I revealed private information. I didn't know it was supposed to be private! I thought citing Tweets for reviews is a legit thing people do nowdays. The author was probably also ticked that the review wasn't completely positive. Sorry, but it was a rehash of the first trilogy, and Author #2 really brought the quality down. As in, so bad, it's on the Nancy Drew TV Tropes page.
I changed the review and cut out the stuff the author didn't like, but my brain still felt like tormenting about it last night. "You messed up big time, Michael! You're a huge jerk, Michael! Every author you've ever reviewed will hate you, because you are destroying lives, you monster!" And that makes me want to never do any book reviews, ever again.