Here’s why you should always research your publisher.

Authors, it’s not just important, it’s imperative that you research your publisher before you sign on the dotted line. If you don’t, you could fall into the clutches of a scam publisher. They’re out there, poised to take advantage of your eagerness to publish, and to exploit your work to their own financial gain.

Like this one did:

Erotica publisher, author charged for manipulating book sales
Erotica publisher Jana Karetko is facing charges after altering her clients’ book sales reports and pocketing the stolen royalties. In some instances, she even inflated or exaggerated book sales to make the authors believe the novels were doing well or becoming bestsellers. Among the many thefts, she’s also accused of falsifying her income on a tax return and not filing returns for two consecutive years.

That sounds so familiar, doesn’t it?

She was arrested and charged Monday with five counts of money laundering, four counts of felony theft, nine counts of computer crime and three counts of tax evasion.

It’s been more than a year since I typed the words ‘Tabetha Jones’ in a blog post. I got sick of her taking up space in my head. I got sick of her headgames, her miserable, crooked treatment of authors. I got sick of HER.

But when I saw that article, it made me think.

I originally blogged about Tabetha because she scammed my kid, among many other authors. To date, my daughter is the only author I know of that Tabetha repaid. There are maybe dozens of others that were scammed through a multitude of bogus companies she owned (but never properly formed) like Mystic Press, Phoenix Fire Publishing, Sweete Sinz, et al, that were lied to, cheated, and have never been repaid. For their sake, I continued blogging about her and her shady dealings, to vindicate them and warn new would-be victims.

I last blogged about Tabetha, saying that as far as I knew, she wasn’t actively trying to publish anybody’s work but her own-but if I heard anything new, I’d report it.

Well, I can’t prove that she’s at it again (if she ever left off), but I have heard whispers about a whole flurry of new names, new bogus companies, new aliases, etc.

I’ve also heard rumors about her claiming that she and her “powers” are to blame for my house burning down last year, “karma” from her angels and guardians. Saying that’s why I don’t blog about her anymore, because I’ve finally been “put in my place” and that I’m too scared of her to dare.

Rubbish.

As if she had the power to do anything but wipe her own ass.

An outlet shorted and lit up the sofa. End of story.

But it’s important to mention because if this is the sort of thing she’s telling people to frighten them into submission, it needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the light of day and exposed.

That’s the sort of thing she became infamous for, intimidating her victims, either with exaggerated tales of her imaginary powers, or threats from the men in her life (real or imagined. Like the fake and ill-fated Bo). Getting authors so afraid of her wrath that they wouldn’t dare question the ineptitude of her services or discrepancies in their (lack of) royalties. They just shy away, battered and bruised, some too traumatized to try to publish again.

That’s why, when the first brave souls stepped forward with horror stories, bloggers like Emily Suess, Janrae Frank, Erotic Romance and I spoke up. To warn new authors from falling victim.

I also urged her victims to report her to the authorities. The FBI. The IRS. Her local Attorney General. The District Attorney. That’s how the Colorado crook was caught. A victim turned her in to her local DA. Et voila. Come July 7th, she’ll stand in front of a judge to answer for it.

And now, seeing this article, I wish more of the victims I advocated for would have turned Tabetha in. All evidence indicates that she did exactly the same thing this woman from Colorado did. And if she’d been found guilty earlier on, it would have saved countless others from being victimized. Including any that might be in her clutches now.

If so inclined, I could chase her down and find out what, if any, new schemes she’s using to sucker new victims. But, truth be told, I don’t want to give her that much of my energy. She doesn’t deserve that much of my time. I’ve got a life to live, loved ones to dote on, and my own projects to finish.

There’s another reason I put that woman’s name on my tongue. One of Tabetha’s favorite tactics has historically been to sucker new authors victims in by saying “That was in the past!” “I’ve learned from my mistakes!” “Everybody deserves a second chance!”

No. She hasn’t and they don’t. After so many chances, so many victims left in her destructive wake, enough is enough. If you’ve heard these platitudes from your would-be publisher, run. Seriously. Run.

If you’re an author that’s been unfortunate enough to deal with Tabetha Willis/Saulters/Hoover/Jones/Simpson/whatever, I strongly urge you disentangle yourself from her and protect your work.

Always, ALWAYS research your publisher before you sign any contract. Make sure the company exists. Make sure it’s legit. Check watchdog sites like Writer Beware, Absolute Write water cooler. Google your publisher’s name to see if they show up on warning blogs like this one. If, like Jones (et al), they show up on multiple sites and blogs warning you about dealing with them, it’s probably a good idea to listen.

Ask the hard questions. If you don’t get the right answers, don’t let yourself be snowed. This is your work, your career, your name on the line. Don’t be shy or polite about protecting it.

Now, if it’s okay, I need to go shower to get that foul wretch’s stink off me. And meditate to get her out of my head. Distract myself with something pleasant. Like a cute and fluffy kitten named Brutus.

Ah, that’s better.

Take care, folks.

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Thank You!

I promised that I would update you when there was anything new about Tabetha Jones and her sneaky dealings. Well, here you go. From Cindy Franks-White:

She had my 3 books in amazon markets, at astronomical prices. But thanks to someone with a brain at Amazon, finally, those ships have sunk. Yep, I have her publishing company/companies names removed along with her taint.

Any and ALL sales from any remaining 3rd party affiliates will revert to me, the REAL OWNER, of my works and my life. And within 5 days that won’t be an issue either, because anything linked to Tabetha Jones and any of her farce companes will be FLAGGED.

Yep, Amazon is launching an investigation into copyright infringement and theft of sales. I guess she can consider this a warning. After they figure out royalties owed, and now have proof, provided by Tabetha herself, unknowingly of course, there is the problem of her CONTINUED sales of my books. She seems to forget I kept all our conversations, and funny how a “go fuck yourself, I don’t need to be your publisher” and of course all the lies of how she removed said sales channels will now bite her in her massive ass.

And since NOTHING was published under a business name, but in her name into private accounts, well this goes beyond a civil matter it is now on the federal level. Any and ALL findings will be sent to all of the proper authorities.

She can move, jump ship, or whatever she thinks to hide that’s fine. Just a word to the wise..
YOU CAN RUN AND YOU CAN HIDE BUT YOU CAN NEVER OUT RUN THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW.
Sooner or later we all pay the piper

I’ve said it for a long time, folks. They’re your stories. It’s your work. You need to take ownership of it back.

It’s WONDERFUL that so many of you have gone on to publish successfully, happily, without the drama and stress that was  Tabetha Jones. Nobody needs such a toxic person in their lives. Writing and publishing should be a joy, a fulfilling business. A labor of love.

But it’s not quite enough. As long as she still has access to any of your work, she still has her hand in your pocket. Ignore her as you might, she’s still in your life. You can ignore the blood-sucking, disease-ridden mosquito all you like, but it’s still going to drain you dry and inject you with its poison. You need to swat it, once and for all.

Cindy paved the way for you. Amazon has her flagged. Do yourselves a favor and follow in her footsteps. Contact Amazon and tell them about your association with Tabetha Jones as it relates to your work. Tell them everything you wrote that she “published” on her personal account so that, like Cindy’s, they can identify your work and your royalties can revert back to you. As it should be.

That includes anything you submitted to anthologies as well. You’re not with her anymore. You can force Amazon to pull any book on the market that has your work in it. It’s YOUR work, even if it’s part of a book to which others have contributed, and she doesn’t have the right to earn money from it anymore. Get the crook’s hand out of your pocket, at LAST.

Even if you do as I suggest and Google yourself, you still might not catch what’s going on with foreign markets. Your book could be fore sale in Japan, France, Italy, Spain, etc, and you’d never know it. Just like Cindy found out.

Only when you take care of your past work is yours again can your future work truly be free. Contact Amazon and take back your work. ALL of your work, whether it’s a full book, short story, poem, picture or anything else. Don’t let her earn another penny at your expense. Take back your work. Take back your power. Take back your past, present and future. It’s yours. Own it.

I often close out my posts by saying “You’re welcome” for the information I’ve passed along. This time, though, I’d like to bow and blow kisses in Cindy’s general direction and say…

I don’t care

A few minutes ago, a friend sent me the link to a new post by Tabetha Jones showcasing her appearances in vast and assorted vanity magazines, bragging about her burgeoning career as America’s next plus-size supermodel. In light of her new posts, I was asked if I was going to blog about it, and the answer is yes.

But not for the reason you think.

I’m blogging only to say that I DON’T CARE.

I don’t.

If she wants to roll around half-naked, publish pictures of herself in vanity magazines and call it a career, more power to her. I DON’T CARE. If she wants to strap on ballet slippers and try out for a remake of “Fantasia”  – I DON’T CARE. If she wants to dabble in finger paints and call herself Picasso, I DON’T CARE.

She can do any happy little thing she wants. And – you guessed it – I DON’T CARE.

When she starts publishing books illegally, THEN I’ll care. When she tries to pass herself off as a legal publishing company without taking the proper steps to make it legitimate, THEN I’ll care. When books penned by former authors victims go back on the market with herself listed as the publisher, THEN I’ll care. When she rips off yet more new authors victims, THEN I’ll care.

Yes. I still care about all of the people she’s hurt. But I’ve done all I can for them.
I’ve told them to remove their own books from Ingram, Smashwords and Createspace.
I’ve told them to publish their own works listing only themselves as authorized sellers.
I’ve told them how and where to report her for piracy.
I’ve told them everything I can about how to take their work out of her hands and protect themselves from any further victimization by her.
I’ve exposed all of her sneaky, greedy schemes.
It’s up to each and every one of those former authors to take the steps to protect themselves from her devious, scheming ways. And, yes. I can still say that, since so many books remain on Ceatespace – even if they are listed as unavailable. They should be removed so that “third party” sellers can’t access them. And as long as books remain available on foreign markets. Until or unless each author takes the necessary steps, they will continue to be victimized. There’s nothing I can do about it.

I’ve done all I can.

Whatever else miss Thang wants to do  with her life, I DON’T CARE. I do still feel very sorry for the one truly innocent victim that can’t walk away from her, but there’s nothing I can do about that, either. That’s up to the other parent involved, and if he’s not willing to step up and do something to help the one person he should love and protect more than anybode else on the planet, he’s got to live with that. I can pity that poor kid, but that’s it. That’s all I can do.

As far as authors victims go, the truth is out there.

Any new author that googles her will find out why they should run screaming. If they don’t do that, they’ll find out soon enough.

When she picks back up with the publishing scams, I’ll report it.
When she starts using yet another name, I’ll report that, too, so that it can be associated with her shady past.

Otherwise, I’ve got much better things to think about than that vile excuse for a human being. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

A decent proposal

Tabetha Jones likes money. I think we’ve pretty much established that. I like money, too. Hell, don’t we all? Sure we do.

What most of us DON’T do, however, is scam, cheat, steal and beg money out of other people and then abuse them relentlessly until they go away and stop asking for it back. She does, and keeps on doing it. And no. That’s not defamation. It remains the truth as long as there are Mystic Press and Phoenix Fire authors that are still unpaid. The statutes might have run out (which she callously celebrated right here on this blog) but moral obligation doesn’t. Nor does the fact that it happened in the first place.

I think it’s pretty clear that none of them will ever get paid. All they can do is move on with their lives and careers and be grateful that she didn’t stick ’em for more. That and make sure to protect their works, past and present, to make sure she can’t use them ever again. That’s what we’re still here on this blog for: to make sure to remind past victims to protect themselves, and to warn any new, potential victims to be careful.

But what is the best way to ensure that she doesn’t victimize any authors anymore? Easy. To keep her away from the publishing world.

Toward that end, I’ve got a suggestion for her. It’s not snarky or malicious in any way. It’s a straight-up honest suggestion that I hope she takes to heart.

She could start a foundation. It’s like creating a corporation, but requires the proper paperwork. With a foundation, she could conduct business as the proper, hardworking businesswoman she claims to be. With a foundation, she could help people instead of abusing them. She claims to want to help people, so a foundation would be the best way to do that.

Foundations are created for a specific purpose. This purpose is stated when the corporation is created, in the articles of incorporation. Charitable foundations can be created in the following categories:
Religion
Educational
Science

There are a few more categories, but I doubt that she’d know very much about fostering international sports. I’m thinking her best bet would be education.

So, what purpose can she assign to her foundation in the area of education? Well, she goes goes on and on about how her father was a biker, right?  Whether it’s true or not, that gives her the perfect purpose for her foundation.

A family foundation is usually created in a family member’s name. She could create the Larry Willis foundation for… something motorcycle related. To educate women who want to learn to ride their own. To provide educational materials that teach the public about being aware of biker safety in traffic. Or the need for helmet safety. Or whatever subject she can think of that would best serve the biker community in her area.

There are a lot of people that she could benefit, legitimately, if that’s truly what she wants to have happen as a result of her actions.

Many, if not most, foundations are charities with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. That means that anything she spends in the creation and maintenance of said foundation is tax-deductible, including incorporation fees, any trips she takes on foundation business (transportation, lodging, meals, etc), materials, a portion of her rent… the possibilities are endless. If she buys a paper clip to secure foundation papers, she can write it off. And then get them back as tax returns.

Foundations generally get funded by donations which those donating can then write off as charitable donations. Those funds are then granted to benefit the people and/or organizations cited in the articles of incorporation, whether it’s those burgeoning biker babes, or whatever other educational materials or services she decides to provide. And she gets an ongoing paycheck.

So, in short:

Her benefactors get to write off their contributions.
People get helped.
She and her foundation executives draw salaries.
And she gets to carry on  the legacy of Larry Willis. It’s a win for everyone involved.

The only catch is that there are taxes to be paid and paperwork to be managed. But I personally think that she could handle it if she put her mind to it. She’s definitely got the gift for gab, no small measure of charm, she knows a lot of people who could be potential donors, and without any other day job, she’s got the time to dedicate to running a foundation.

On top of all that, she gets to redeem her name to the public.

I think it’s a perfect fit. I hope she does too.

Phoenix Fire (not) closed?

How long ago was it that owner Tabetha Jones announced the closing of Phoenix Fire publishing? When she said that Dark Storm was “taking over” all tehe authors and contracts? Hang on, let me look.

There it is. I published that grab more than a year ago.
And the announcement on her FB page to back it up.
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So, if Phoenix Fire publishing was closed down more than a year ago, how is it that her Draven Witch books are still for sale on Amazon? And, no. I don’t mean those shady third party dealings. Not used or secondhand. These are books that are CURRENTLY being sold on Amazon as active listings. Both on Kindle and as a paperback.  I don’t think there’s such a thing as a used Kindle book, is there?

And, if Phoenix Fire closed in March 2015, how is it that the current listing was published in AUGUST of 2015? Yup. Fishy.

Anyway, there you have it. Tabetha Jones is still at it, still doing business as Phoenix Fire publishing, with current listings available. As well as whatever new scheme she’s cooking up. None of her antics are “in the past” even though she’s gone radio silent. It’s the same old song and dance.

Illegal much? Tax fraud, maybe? We’ll see what the IRS thinks of it all and let them decide what to do about it.

SMH.

The Old Washed Up Failures Club

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Troy, hon, we know how it works. Tabetha trolls this blog, pores over every word, then pitches fits about it. She yells, screams, bitches, pisses, moans, throws things, breaks stuff, and doesn’t stop until ‘somebody’ comes running to her defense, whether it’s somebody real or somebody she makes up. We get it.

We also know that, even if it’s your fingers on the keys (this time), it’s Tab’s words you’re writing. She stood over your shoulder – when she wasn’t pacing behind you, foaming at the mouth – telling you what to say. And how to say it.

How do we know? Because we’ve been around longer than you have. Because we’ve known her longer. Because we know her better than you do. Because some of us have been you. Yeah, the guys she’s used briefly, just like you, they’re here too. Friends that have sat in the exact same chair you sat in when she stood behind them, telling them what to say. They’re here, too. And people who have helped her figure out how to reply to us coherently because she can’t string a sentence together on her own, going back more years than you’ll know her, they’re here, too. Yeah. We know her. We know how she works. 

Nice try, dude. I hope it got her off your back for a while, posting in her defense. I hope you got a few minute’s peace from her temper tantrums by giving in to her obsessed demands. But don’t fool yourself for a minute. We know how she works.

Do you want to know how else we know? Because of what you she said. With all of the serious allegations going around about her, look at what she chooses to address. 
1) That you write your own posts. We know better. We know what she talks about and how she says it. We know that she has a penchant for defending herself using other people’s voices (real or imagined). Give it up.
2) That you’re not leaving her. She kicks up the biggest “We’re really HAPPY together! HONEST!” fuss the most when she knows that the end is near. So this proclamation of your undying love for her reads like so many others before you. I hope this means that you’re coming to your senses. Your life will be so much better without all that drama, manipulation, and potential for federal charges.
3) That people are “telling lies.” You must know by now that these truths are only “lies” because they fly in the  face of her delusions. She spins a great yarn about how everybody hates her, is jealous, whatever, but it’s flimsy. Take a good look and you’ll see right through it.
4) Tweety  Bird. Dude, our little Birdy is a target for Tab because s/he gets it right. S/he knows Tab MUCH better than you realize, and if you’re a smart man, you’ll realize that the only reason Tab’s bitching about him/her is because s/he’s right on the money when it comes to your Queen Dragon, light of your life, soulmate, princess, whatever she’s calling herself this week. 

Then again, if you’re a wise man, you’re realize that there are scant few reasons you’re in her life to begin with. 
1) First and foremost, your disability check. She’s gotta pay those bills.
2) Secondly, you’re a hand-picked patsy. With your criminal history, you’re the perfect fall guy for whatever she wants to pin on you. Fraud for her business, check-cashing federal offenses, anything she can pin on you, she will. Watch.
3) Sympathy. After you come to your senses and leave her (and you WILL leave her), she’ll claim that you abused her. She was too terrified for her safety and the safety of her precious little girt to tell the truth, but you abused her in such horrible ways. And with your past, don’t you think people will believe her? Of course they will. She’s counting on it. That’s what she does. She’s accused every single guy she’s lived with of abusing her. You want to play the “ask me” game? Well, ask THEM. She said that James tied her down and whipped her with straps, beat and raped her. in front of her daughter. That he kidnapped both of them, locking them in a room and only let them come out to eat and use the bathroom. She said that Eric beat her in front of her daughter.
She said that Josh tied her up and choked her. Said that he shoved his manhood down her throat until she choked and vomited. I, personally, wouldn’t broadcast it if I couldn’t give a proper blow job, but she was going for sympathy. It backfired. All she accomplished was proving that she can’t even give good head. I feel for ya, dude. She posed for pictures displaying bruises that she would later claim were abuse. Too bad he was smarter than she gave him credit for.Josh was ahead of her, getting her on tape agreeing to play bondage games. So her claims that she abused him were nullified.
And, don’t forget her claims of being a biker bitch who’s affiliated with a 1% motorcycle club. Yet not one of the guys that she says abused her have stopped breathing. They don’t have a mark on them. Are we supposed to believe that her biker buddies would let one of their own get treated like that without any repercussions?

I hope you’re smarter than she’s giving you credit for, too, dude. I really do. Because with a history like yours, cries of abuse lean seriously in her favor. Her past of crying wolf goes against her, but why take that chance?
4) To threaten us. She picks up bad boys that she uses to threaten her “haters” – people that dare tell the truth about her. Eric was an ex marine Special Ops sniper that could take us out and we’d never see it coming. Josh was a bad-ass biker with ties to bikers that could/would come take care of us if we didn’t back off. And when she didn’t have a real swinging dick to pin it on, she made ’em up. At one point, she sicced her fantasy strippers on us, along with their boss who has ties to the Russian mafia. And let’s not forget the famous leg-breaker, Bo. The guy she made up to try to enforce a failed contract with Salena. The guy she screamed to her six year old daughter that he was going to put a bullet in mommy’s brain so she might as well kill herself. Tab’s words. Not just in front of her kid, but to her.
And with you, she’s already dared us to Google your criminal history, letting us know in no uncertain terms that something bad could happen to us if we didn’t back off her.
Are we sensing a pattern, yet?
5) To show off. “I have a man! I’m so fabulous! I’m such a great wife and mother!” That’s right, dude. You’re window dressing.
6) A wild goose. More about that in a minute.

7) Bed-warmer. I put this one last, because that’s the least important thing you do for her. If she tells you you’re the best she’s ever had, that you’re the only man that makes her feel like a real woman, things like that, you need to realize that she’s reading from a script. It’s the same thing she says to every guy, appealing to his manhood and string him along. Yeah. We know the script. Too many guys have heard it before. You are so easily replaced in both her bed and her heart, that it’s not funny. After you hit the bricks, she’ll have another guy in her bed before the sheets even cool off. How long did it take her to hook up with you after Josh came to his senses?

I know what you were trying to say, but, just so you know, dissolution means the ending of a relationship, either business or personal. Freudian slip? A hint? Or just Tab throwing in a big word she doesn’t understand? Either way, it’s telling.

And take a look at the likes.
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Why would Troy “like” his own post? Was she behind it, after all? Did she type up the post herself after all, and then like it, making the mistake of not checking out of his account and back in on her own? Or, is it like usual, where the whole world has to go to her, but she reaches out to none? He likes some of her posts (or, more likely, she likes them herself using his account), but how often does she like his? 

It’s no coincidence that she’s got you posting about the topics of her choice when the very real revelation about that payday loan and identity theft came to light. That’s her script, too. When something real and serious comes to light (that she’s a fraud, scam, thief, etc) comes out, with PROOF, she throws a hissy fit to try to change the subject. She’ll throw her sick mother under the bus – well, not anymore. She’ll throw her kid out on the internet to hide behind. She’ll even get her sister to fake a suicide attempt.

And, make no mistake, she’ll use you, too. This is where the wild goose comes in. Just like anything and everybody else in her life, she’ll use you to kick up a fuss to try and throw the scent off her. Just look at the timing. She threw fits and got you to post your assertion not even a whole day after it came out about that identity theft payday loan. You don’t really think that it’s a coincidence that she got a bug up her ass and cooked that up ? Of course not. It’s her trying to cover her ass with you. I hope you’re smart enough to see that.

The biggest tell of all that she dictated that post is the fact that you she called her(self) “Tabetha Willis Jones.” That’s what she calls herself to be daddy’s badass biker chick. I pretty much guarantee that you don’t call her by all those names. Only she does that.
Busted.

Finally, that old, washed up failures crack? Yeah. That’s all Tab, too. You frankly don’t know us well enough to hold such a grudge that you’d take such a personal dig and try to call us failures. Or old. Or dried up. As a guy, you don’t care about any of the above. Only a woman holds such a deep-seeded grudge. E for effort, dude, but we know better.

Old? Maybe. Some of us. But none of us are ashamed of our ages. I’m not, anyway. I’ve fought for it. I’ve earned every minute. My age isn’t an insult. It’s a victory. Calling me old isn’t going to do anything but make me smile. Yup. I’m old. And?

Washed up? Hardly. Tab’s former victims are carving out their own niches in the literary world. More than one have created their own publishing ventures, and more still have carried on publishing their own works.

It takes time to recover from the particularly brutal brand of abuse Tabetha dishes out to friends, family, authors, boyfriends. You’ll find out. Some authors bounced back pretty quickly and carried on. My daughter published her book successfully after Tab dumped on her. So have others that thankfully dodged the bullet I, personally have projects coming up. So do others I could name. But I won’t. If they want their business made public before the fact, they can say so.

There are different definitions of failure. Tab’s definition may be “people who know the truth about me and have moved on to happier lives” as failures. But the rest of us more likely define success as:
People who live happy, happy, healthy lives, physically and emotionally.
People who work hard to  take care of the people in their lives.
People who lift others up with love and support instead of dragging others down.
People who take care of themselves, their homes, their cars and everything else.
People who treat others with honesty, dignity and integrity.
People who work hard to earn their money.

Whatever your definition is, none of that last list above describes Tabetha Jones. So when she tries to label somebody else as a failure, hand her one of two things. A Mirror, or a picture of a pot and kettle.

Here. I’ll help.

The (other) Willises

I first saw the Willis clan when they appeared on America’s Got Talent and went all the way to the finale. Cute bunch of talented kids.

Then, when I saw commercials about them having a reality show, my thoughts were twofold. First, I thought “Good for them!” Then I paused. Growing up in the spotlight doesn’t always bode well for young children. Not even Christian children. Just look at the Charlie Foxtrot that is the Duggars.

This family reminds me of that one in a few ways. They’re growing up in the spotlight of reality tv, and there is a HUGE number of kids. It looks like there are 12 of them now, not counting 6 that were tragically lost in a car accident.

I don’t know if the Willises subscribe to the same branch of faith as the Duggars, but I sincerely hope they fare better.

What REALLY bothers me, though, isn’t their fame or faith. It’s their name. Willis.

We all know Tabetha Jones. She’s a scam artist that’s defrauded thousands of dollars out of authors, collectively, and continues to do so through clandestine sales of their titles on foreign markets.

And I think we all know that Jones is just one of the many names she’s used, both through marriages and adoptions. Her birth name, though is – you guessed it – Willis. The daughter of Darlene and Larry Willis, Tab has claimed pride in association with her father’s alleged ties to both the Bandido and Hell’s Angels motorcycle clubs, claiming that he belonged to both somehow.

But we all know that isn’t true, either. Her father was a trucker with a drinking problem. Unable to be proud of him for the man that he really was, she’s built up this bad-ass biker fantasy for him. And, unable to be proud of herself, she includes herself. In that fantasy and many others.

Now here comes this family, talented and beautiful, bearing her birth surname. They’ve done what she never has, WORKED for the success that they enjoy. They’ve overcome the kinds of tragedy that she only invents for people to pity her. And they’ve made it to the big stage, something she will never do.

I wonder how long it’ll take for her to find a way to latch onto their coattails?

I offer a nod to Cindy Franks White.
williseswannabe
I tend to agree. She’s a copycat, the worst wannabe in the world, with no real identity of her own. All she can do is rip off others and invent fantasies.

I only hope for the sake of those lovely kids that they never have the misfortune of meeting this freak, nor having her associate herself with them on any level. They’ve had enough tragedy in their lives.