What annoyed me was the fact she directed a rather vulgar comment in my direction because I was "the only young person" stupid enough to attend, but she most certainly didn't like my rebuttal. How can anyone claim that STI's didn't exist in England in the twelfth century, disregard the possibility that no STI's were properly diagnosed or recorded for fear of being caught out for sexual promiscuity, but admits there were records of deaths by fever with no further explanation? P.S it wasn't my generation Ma'am who helped propagate STI's in the twentieth century. Perhaps you need to look at your own sexual history before assuming.
I'm sorry, the most annoying thing (and this stung more than any implied "young person" crap) she bad mouthed other authors from her own genre. I find that insulting as a writer. We are entitled to opinions and to enjoy and not enjoy, however a little diplomacy could've been used like "was not to my taste" instead of "I'm a snob and can't stand poor writing". After all how does dissing someone else's story work in her favour? We should be supporting each other especially in a genre because if readers like your work and they move onto another author and that genre becomes more popular then bookstores and publishers will be chasing after the authors in that genre to keep producing work. Just a theory, no research done on it.
Well, I'm going to use my manners and say I didn't purchase one of her books as the excepts she read aloud as soon as she began speaking was not to my taste.
If I end up being that type of old woman (attention seeking, belittling, egotistical and ill-mannered) then take me off my medication.
I don't want to be her.