I’d heard of Black Diamond Designs because they do covers For Tabetha Jones and Dark Storm Publishing. You know, the company that was first Mystic Press, the scam publishing company Tab switched over to Phoenix Fire after being reported to the Texas State Attorney General, and then again switched over to the name Dark Storm Publications after her reputation caught up with her again. And I’d seen the name L. D. Hutchinson here and there on the odd book cover. But she never really flew onto my radar regarding MP/PF/Dark Storm until after “somebody” made up the fake name “Ember Ravenwood” stole people’s pictures to use as her profile pic and started a blog for the sole purpose of attacking a rival publisher, bashing me and my blog and covering Tab’s crooked ass.
There are quite a few other people who could, potentially, be fronting for “Ember” but today, I want to have a look at Leah Diane Hutchinson. She fell under suspicion of possibly being Ember thanks to wording that includes the British vernacular, particularly a fondness for using the word “daft” even though she lives in Pennsylvania. Ember has demonstrated the same proclivity.
She’s not involved in the drama, she insists, and runs sobbing “victim” any time her name is brought up in connection with any of this. “I’m just trying to make a living!” she cries, seeming absolutely perplexed as to why her sweet, innocent little self would even be mentioned.
Well, maybe she’s not quite as innocent as she begs the world to assume.
She wrote an “angry” post not long ago. April 3rd, in fact. Yes. That’s a link, so you can go see it for yourself. It might still be there. Facebook has removed the post from one of the accounts she shared it to, her Black Diamond Facebook page, and the post is under investigation at the other locations she shared it to as well.
In it, she throws my name around, along with a few others, accusing me of all sorts of things I have no control over, and using no shortage of profanity.
This is an angry post and i’d like to say “BEWARE” and stuff but I decided not to stoop into that level and just rant like I originally had planned. I want all of you firstly to know that I understand that people make mistakes and don’t like to double check their facts especially when they feel that they are never wrong. So with that thought in mind, I won’t go into the level of being the person who bashes and tears people apart I just want to vent my frustrations so simply take this post as that. On another note, no this does not mean that I simply will walk away from what is done, if things get too bad I will have Authorities involved, I’m simply giving them all a chance to do what is right here. Not accuse someone whom is innocent of things they have nothing to do with.
I’d like to take a moment to point out to every single one of my facebook friends and friends of their that there is something going on at a blog called The Book Inferno. There’s a woman whom runs it named Ember Ravenwood and there’s been a battle between Tabetha Jones (Who now no longer exists on FB.. lovely.) and Ember against JT Larson. Now this isn’t what I wish to inform ANYONE of, no, that matter is a lot worse and a lot more personal and pissing me the FUCK OFF. So I want to warn EVERY single one of you about the bullshit JT Larson will do just for the fuck of it.
She and Eric Hennessy have decided that I AM Ember Ravenwood. Now, first of all if I have a pen name? I’d tell you – and I do its name Harleen Wilson – and secondly? If i wanted to bitch someone out or yell at them I’d do it TO THEIR FACE not through a fake account or persona. Now, they’ve taken matters from silly and stupid to massive extremes.
They claim i’m her and claim that they’re going to do some nasty shit to me now including report MY COMPANY to Writer Beware. Not only that but my book cover company? Black Diamond Deisgns? They want it destroyed to.
I’ve been up all fucking night now, no sleep, sick to my stomach from stress and anger and honestly I’m so pissed i’m ready to kill somebody… And if we’re being brutally honest? I’m pretty close to just breaking down. I’m sorry but me being dragged into something I had nothing to do with for something I didn’t even do? That’s bad enough for anyone. Threats? Thats bad. Threatening your livelyhood because you think you’re right and just because you’re talking through a computer screen? That’s going too far.
This is how I make a living, I do not have a job outside of the two just yet. This is my lively hood. I tried politely so many times to tell them WHO I am and that I am not her! It’s gotten beyond stupid at this point because it’s all over blogs and I bet by this morning it’ll be even more blown out of proportion. I admit i did something that’s probably going to make it worse and give permission to people to publicly post the screen shots of conversations between me and JT Larson and me and Eric Hennessy. The reason for that was because I have absolutely NOTHING to hide.
anyone who knows me at all knows I’m vocal and if i have a problem it’ll be said to your face and not anywhere else. Now, in a few hours I have to contact Authorities, and probably a lawyer because of how much bullshit is going on.
I’m tired of being harassed by JT and her friends, I want it to stop. They can stop it or I can have it stopped. One way or another but I have a life of my own I’m trying to live here and because someone is simply jealous or thinks i’m someone I’m not does not mean I’m going to let them take away what i’ve built up.
Like I mentioned before, she shared this post not only to her Black Diamond Designs FB page, but also her own official L. D. Hutchinson author page, her own pen name’s page, Harleen Wilson and her sister, Dominique Goodall.
She’ll say that this rant of hers was in reaction to her being tired of her innocent little self being attacked and dragged into all of this drama. She just wants to make a living, remember?
So, if she wants to just make a living, why would she put something this profoundly unprofessional on her official author page, the page she uses for her pen name (another official page) and her Black Diamond Designs page? Why would she risk the reputation of her publishing company, Midnight Hour Publishing (On Facebook, online) by assoiation? Writing and art are the ONLY two ways that she says she’s making her “livelyhood” from. Why would she sully her professional reputation as either an artist or an author, why would she threaten her “lively hood” by spreading around such hate?
Why would she spread it around at all, if all she was doing was venting?
Maybe she isn’t quite as “innocent” as she claims. She didn’t “just” share that post. She shared it with the plea for everybody who sees it to share it, too, as far and wide as possible. That’s not innocent protestation, folks, that’s a smear campaign. How harasses who? Who bullies who?
Her buddy Tabetha Jones was the first one to reply, agreeing and saying that I attack her, too, I’m such a bully. Sympathizing and encouraging her.
And she wonders why anybody has the nerve to mention her name? Maybe, like her buddy Tab, she needs to realize that if you pull crooked shit, people are going to call you out on it. That a person is responsible for the consequences of their actions, no matter what name they put on it, or how hard they try to blame it on somebody else.
If Leah isn’t “Ember” and doesn’t want to be involved in any of this drama, if all she wants is to make a living as an author and an artist, there are several things she needs to do.
First, she needs to realize that it’s Tabetha that doesn’t care about her. It’s Tabetha that will throw her under the bus, keep walking and not even look back. That’s who’s “ruining” her Livelihood, and doesn’t give one single shit about it.
Think about it. If Tabetha didn’t involve Leah in her own drama, would her name be anywhere near this blog? No. It would not.
Second, she needs to extricate herself from the drama, not participate in it and then cry victim if she’s called on it. If all she wants is to be an author and artist, then that’s what she needs to focus her time and attention on. Not the drama.
Finally, and most importantly, if she wants to be taken seriously as either an author or an artist (or anything else) she should get herself and her professions as far away from Tabetha Jones as she can get them. Nothing and nobody even remotely associated with Tabetha Jones is going to be taken seriously in either industry, art or writing, with ANYTHING bearing the name Tabetha Jones associated with hers. Tab’s created such a crooked reputation for herself that nobody in either industry sees her as anything but a joke, at best. A scam and fraud, to be avoided, according to all of the industry watchdogs.
It’s simple, really. If she doesn’t want to have her name associated with Tab’s drama, she needs to keep herself out of it. Period.