If you fall in love with a series and the next book never comes out, chances are it isn’t the author’s fault. Last time I checked, writing was a business, yanno where you make money? So if the series didn’t perform to expectations or the publisher isn’t willing to pay for the next book or they are assholes about it, give the author a break.
If an author jumps to a new genre, there’s a good reason for it. Change is good, authors like to spread their creative wings. Don’t drop her because you think she’s abandoning you. Give the author a break.
If you have an auto buy author and wait with bated breath for her next book, and it’s a dud, don’t take her off your auto buy list. Maybe she had serious life stuff going on when she wrote it or her editor didn’t bother to edit it or her dog died. Give the author a break. She’s human. And seriously, have you ever had a bad day at work or totally effed up a project? Most folks get a second chance. Take the book back and get a refund, don’t hate on the author.
If you email an author to tell her how much you LOVE her work and she doesn’t immediately respond, give her a break. She’s probably buried writing the next book for your reading pleasure.
If you email an author and ask her to read your manuscript and she politely declines, don’t write her off! She, one: doesn’t have time, two: most agents discourage this, for many reasons, and three: if it sucks ass and she tells you, albeit nicely, you’ll smear her name on facebook, myspace, twitter and every blog in cyberspace. So, please, give the author a break.
And please, if you email an author and say weird creepy stuff and she doesn’t respond? She’s in fear for her life. Please, give the author a break.
If you send nekkid pictures of yourself and the FBI shows up at your place, give the author a break. After all, she isn’t the whacko.
And last but not least, authors are people too, they work really hard at what they do and they try to write the best book they can at the time, but sometimes, they miss the mark. Don’t write them off, give the author a break.
That’s all I have to say on the matter.