Time for another installment of “Why Tabetha Jones Henley is a liar.”
Are you settled in your beds, boys and girls? Ready for a story?
Good. We’ll start with the story of Thea Larson, a young woman who sent a book to Tabetha Jones at Mystic Press. Tabetha wrote Thea back, saying that she loved the book and offered Thea a contract. Thinking herself lucky that any publisher would have her, Thea jumped at it, signed the contract and paid the fees that the contract called for.
Shortly after that, Tabetha told Thea that the book was crap and refused to publish it. She also refused to return the money.
In their own contract, the up front fees were earmarked for Createspace, Lightningsource, and cover art. The book was never published, so Createspace and Lightningsource were never used. Arguments that it costs money to set up those accounts are invalid. Accounts on both Createspace and Lightningsource are free.
Yours truly did the cover art, so Tabetha agreed to send that money back to pay me. That never happened either, of course.
So, that alone makes Tabetha a scam artist and Thief, promising to publish a book, signing a contract saying she would, and refusing to do it, as well as keeping the money.
Several blogs were alerted to these actions, as well as questionable actions taken with and against other former Mystic Press authors as well. God bless Georgina Merry for having the courage to step forward and speak up on Emily Suess’s blog. That really started the snowball rolling.
Author Janrae Frank posted about it on her blog, too. And that’s where this story picks up.
It was on Emily Seuss’s blog that Tabetha first had an army of alts show up to defend her. Emily called her on it, posting that all of the comments had come from the same IP.
Tabetha laughably insisted that her friends had dropped by to support her, and hopped on her computer to defend her, outraged that dear, sweet Tabby-Scat was being so brutally and unfairly attacked.
She continued that trend on Cussedness Corner, Janrae Frank’s blog, trying to ping those IP numbers back to other locations, like Nasa. But she slipped and let enough show that she outed herself yet again as using an army of alts to defend herself. Then she jumped on to defend them. Such a clown. It’s ridiculous, of course, but that’s where it gets interesting within the context of this blog.
When unable to defend the fact that she kept money that was earmarked for services that were never supplied (or, in my case, never paid for), she tried to divert attention, and blame, to a mysterious submissions editor that had, Tabetha said, offered Thea a contract using Tabetha’s email, without even reading the book. Well, she had an alt do it.
The name of the submissions editor in question is Cindy Carlo. Tabetha’s mom. I pointed that out.
Tabetha showed up with guns blazing to defend her
alt friend, and insisted that Cindy Carlo is NOT her mom, she’s somebody that used to date her dad, betrayed her trust and got fired for the fiasco over my daughter’s contract.
Couldn’t really argue with that. Until now.
As of September 3rd, 2013, Cindy Carlo is back with Phoenix fire as “editor, beta/reviewer, PR manager, and boss lady’s assistant.”
And, in case there’s any doubt about Tabetha’s claims that Cindy Carlo is NOT her mom in any fashion, just some chick her dad used to date, here’s a photo from Tabetha’s own blog. It shows her, Cindy Carlo and her dad, with Tabetha saying how glad she is to be spending time with her family. It’s dated. August 30th of this year.
I’ll grant you, that could be an old photo.
So I’ll include this photo of Tabby’s dad’s FB, capped today.
It clearly shows that her dad is still very much in a relationship with Cindy Carlo. So, while it’s technically accurate to say that Cindy Carlo is not her mother, Tabetha clearly lied when she tried to distance herself from Cindy Carlo by insisting that she’s somebody that used to date her father.
I’m not entirely comfortable posting her father’s photos on my blog. Ordinarily, it’s none of my business. But Tabetha made it my business when she used her parents and their relationship status to steal from my daughter. And from me. So her parents have their daughter to thank for appearing here. If they have any issues, they can take it up with her for using them to steal from people.