My words must be powerful to make people so afraid of them. It's rather nice to feel I have power.
You're too busy writing the next book to worry about Googling yourself all the time.
Children and teens need to explore the dark side as a healthy part of growing. If a child is protected from everything dreadful, he will have no coping mechanisms in place when finally confronted with disaster.
The challenge of writing books for teenagers is walking the fine line between truth and what the publishers, parents, and the more conservative librarians want to hear.