This is dedicated to any authors or models that are considering working with Tabetha Jones on one of her upcoming Anthologies. Yes, she’s still cranking them out even though there isn’t even a pretense of a company anymore. I guess she finally decided to chuck the idea of seeming legit and just rip ’em off outright.
And make no mistake, it IS a ripoff. Especially if she’s not even bothering to fake a company anymore. Her modus operandi is to finagle a few real authors into contributing to an anthology, insisting the the proceeds will be split evenly among the authors. Maybe even promising them that she won’t even take a cut. How very generous, right?
Wait for it.
Then she fills up the rest of the book with her own garbage using fake names. So, if there are ten stories (poems, whatever) in an anthology, and three of those authors are legit, that means that each one of those authors gets 10% of the proceeds. She gets 70%. She’s the rest of those authors under a fake name, remember. Still seem generous? No. I don’t think so, either.
And, that’s not all.
She has also conned authors into submitting work to an anthology dedicated to raising money and awareness for victims of domestic abuse. She’s been posing as a victim of domestic violence for years, claiming that each and every one of her husbands and boyfriends has abused her, even though there’s not a single police report, and none of her biker buddies has ever sought revenge on her behalf. Does that sound like how a 1% biker club allows its women to be treated to you? Multiple times? No. Not to me, either. Seems to me that if anybody laid a finger on one of their own, that person would drop off the face of the planet, real quick.
Nah. We’ve all seen it. SHE’S the one with the abusive personality. We’ve all seen it, we’ve heard it on the phone, with her literally SCREAMING in rage, even with her 6, 7, and now 8 year old daughter in the room. We’ve heard about her attacks on people, from her very own mouth. Her stories about being abused are just to punish those men for leaving her. Good for them, I say. They’ve found wives that know how to treat a man, so good riddance to bad rubbish.
Her claims of being abused also get her sympathy, mostly from the authors she’s trying to manipulate. Like that anthology dedicated to domestic violence. People contributed work to that, generously volunteering their submissions, expecting no pay for it. All of the proceeds were intended to be donated to a shelter for battered women. And guess what? There’s no evidence that any such donation was ever made. None of the shelters in Waco ever heard of her.
That’s right, folks. It looks like she got authors to donate work to an anthology, lied about making a donation, and kept every dime that book pulled in.
But… but… that’s in the PAST, right? Isn’t that how she sells it? “Everybody deserves a second chance!” “It’s all in the past!” “I’ve learned from my mistakes. Honest!”
Well, if you need a refresher, nothing is “in the past” with her. She keeps doing the same thing, over and over. And if you’re not careful, she’ll do it to you.
If you need proof, fine. Let’s take a look at something else that’s supposed to be “in the past.” Sky(lier) Wicker(son). The beautiful model that Tab’s sister Dee is supposed to be dating, for several years now. We proved beyond any doubt two years ago that Sky doesn’t exist. It’s an alt that Tab made up, pulling pictures gorgeous blondes from the internet to use as profile pictures. Word has it that “Sky” used to sext Dee, and that’s how their relationship carried on for awhile. The very thought makes my skin crawl. Sexting filthy messages to her own sister to make her think a gorgeous model is in love with her? I know they’re not blood sisters, but STILL.
I don’t know when Dee caught on, but at some point, she became complicit in the lie, insisting that she and her darling Sky have spent time together in real life. And, since we PROVED that Sky doesn’t exist, we know it’s a lie.
But, here, from 3 days ago, is Dee tagging Sky in a “soulmate” post.
The comment is on one of many posts that Tab’s been putting up lately, lovey-dovey mush about how she and her man are so much in love, so perfect for each other, blah-blah-blah. And behind many of them lately are equally barf-inducing sentiments from him in return.
So it’s one of two things happening. Either Dee has been swept back up into Tab’s bullshit and lies, or Tab’s posting under Dee’s name to keep the lie alive. I really and truly hope it’s the latter. It looked like Dee got out from under Tab’s drama, and I was happy to see it. Nobody (else) deserves to have the life sucked out of them by Tab’s drama.
It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Tab use her family’s names in her schemes, drama and lies. Remember when she used Cindy Carlo’s name to scam my kid? We’ve seen her use her boyfriends’ families’ names too. Eric’s sister, at one point, her own birth mother’s name. Anybody she can think of, she uses. So it wouldn’t surprise me a bit to see her posting on her sister’s account. Her boyfriend’s either, for that matter. The things he’s commenting back to her smack of the poorly conceived of crap that she uses for dialogue in her smut. Guys just don’t talk that way.
The point of the day, folks, is that if you’re thinking of dealing with Tabetha Jones (aka Zoey Sweete), you need to seriously reconsider. And don’t just take my word for it. Google her. Look for her and her companies on sites designed to warn authors about scams. Writer, beware. Absolute Water Cooler. Predators and Editors. Her claims that her “mistakes” are “in the past” – along with her insistence that we here at this blog are just “haters and liars” are just a ruse to get you to feel sorry for her so that she can rip you off. Too many authors have gone unpaid. Too many have been verbally abused by her. Too many have been left battered, bruised and disillusioned. I don’t want you to be one of them. Be careful, folks.