A Christian Science Monitor blog reports that novelist Alice Hoffman
sort of apologized in a statement to the Boston Globe book critic she blasted for criticizing her latest novel, The Story Sisters.
"I feel this whole situation has been completely blown out of proportion. Of course I was dismayed by Roberta Silman’s review which gave away the plot of the novel, and in the heat of the moment I responded strongly and I wish I hadn’t. I’m sorry if I offended anyone. Reviewers are entitled to their opinions and that’s the name of the game in publishing. I hope my readers understand that I didn’t mean to hurt anyone and I’m truly sorry if I did."
Best advice arising from all this? Think before you tweet.