Monumental

It’s been brought to my attention that there’s a new wave of scams going on, with wild promises made, money gathered, and crap services provided, if any.

I took a look at a couple web pages attached to the scam, feedback forms created through Weebly for giveaways, offering no descriptions of services. They want you to send money to a paypal link they provice. Shady, but whatever. I like to think that nobody is foolish enough to send money to somebody they don’t know for servies that aren’t offered.

But.

For giggles, I nosed around the source code for both of those pages. If you know what you’re doing, there’s a whole WORLD of information to be had in a page’s source code. Even if that page is a feedback form. You can find out the original site associated with the feedback form and who created it. You can find out where the money and information go when submitted via the form.

That’s all there. That, and so much more. But the most interesting thing I found out was that the person that created those pages used my name in their source code.

That was a big mistake.

I know that the person who created those pages and the scams that go with them is reading this.

Good.

Smile, Snookums. You’re under investigation for theft associated your most recent publishing (promotion, marketing, etc) scams.  You’ve gotten away with it before, but it’s a whole new world, Princess. It’s not going to fly this time.

And you’re being looked at for impersonation and fraud for using my name and information to perpetrate those crimes, and for using the internet to do it. That’s federal.

I don’t know what you were trying to accomplish, but I guarantee that it’s not going to turn out the way your addled little brain thought it was going to.

Buckle up, Buttercup. It’s gonna get bumpy.

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Due Process


If you’re an author that’s discovered that your small/indie publisher has been stealing your royalties. You’ve asked your publisher for answers, but received only abuse and misdirection, even outright lies. What can you do?

Your first instinct might be to call the police and turn them in. And it’s a good one. But there are steps you should probably take first. That way, when you do make those calls, you’re prepared with the information they’re probably going to ask for.

“How much did they steal?” Is probably going to be the first thing they want to know if you’re reporting your publisher for stealing royalties.  That’s a good question. And you can answer it.

If your publisher was skimming your royalties, there’s a good chance that they did everything possible to keep you from finding out how much you really earned. Probably pretty effectively. And contacting Ingram, Createspace or Amazon wouldn’t help.  They would tell you to contact your publisher, Great lot of help that is, when your publisher is the problem in the first place.

But when you cut ties with that publisher, you gain back not only the rights to your work, but the right to find out about the history of your work. With your publisher out of the way, you now have direct access to Ingram, Createspace, Amazon, Smashwords and anywhere else your work was sold.

One thing those places will ask for is proof that you’re no longer with that publisher. It doesn’t have to be any formal release, as your publisher might have you believe.  Any declaration that you can prove will suffice. If you’ve got an email or text message where you told your publisher that it was over, that’ll do. Have it handy for when they ask for it.

Make a list of all the places where your book was sold and contact them one by one.
Amazon
Createspace
Ingram
Smashwords
Etc.

Tell them that you’re no longer with your publisher, and that you want to find out how many books you sold during the time that you were with them, and in the time since you left.

If they ask for proof that you’re not with that publisher anymore, provide it and repeat your request. You’ve left your publisher and you want to find out how many books you sold, while you were with them and since.

It’s important that you ask for both. How many they sold when you were with them, and how many have been sold since.

Then simply do the math. Take whatever figure they gave you for how many sales you made when you were with your publisher and compare them to how much you got paid. If you got paid at all.  If/when they don’t match up, you have a figure to give to the authorities.

If you discover that there have been sales of your title for which your publisher has been paid since the time you left (that you didn’t get paid for), that’s a whole new level. That’s not just theft. It’s also copyright violation as well as theft. Maybe even fraud, tax fraud, impersonation, identity theft. Maybe more than that.

Take whatever figures you’ve got and call your publisher’s local law enforcement. Call the police and file a report. Call the District Attorney. Call the attorney General. Talk to them about theft and provide the figures you got from those publishing and selling services. That gives them hard figures to work with.

One very important thing to remember is that different authorities handle specific issues. For example, the police, DA and AG will deal with the money you’re had stolen from you. That’s it. They don’t want to hear about the lies or abuse. They don’t want to hear it. All they handle is the strict business of numbers. If you can prove how much your publisher stole from you, that’s what they want to know.

When it comes to any potential acts of fraud, copyright infringement or piracy, that’s what you talk to the feds about.

Any personal injury that happened would be handled in a civil court. That would include lies, verbal abuse, damage to your reputation as a public figure resulting from lies (defamation), pain and suffering.

So be sure and organize your calls.

After you’ve talked to the police, DA and AG about theft, pick up the phone and talk to your publisher’s local office of the FBI and talk to them about copyright infringement and  the piracy of your work. If your publisher happens to be located in Texas, be sure and call the Texas Rangers as well, they handle everything from theft to fraud that takes place inside the Texas borders.

When that’s done, don’t forget to talk to the local IRS office in your publisher’s office and tell them about this income that your publisher has obtained illegally by stealing it from you. Whether your publisher has paid taxes on it or not, the IRS will be very interested.

Finally, consider talking to an attorney about filing a personal injury suit. If your former publisher insulted, abused or defamed you in any way, you can ask for damages as a result, as well as whatever money was stolen from you in the first place.

That’s a whole lot to process, but it’s just a matter of making a checklist and going through it. Ultimately, you’ll be clearing your good name and recovering what was stolen from you. You’ll be making sure that your publisher is held accountable for what he or she did to you. And you’ll be making sure the next author won’t have to go through the same thing.

You’ll be glad you did.

Pseudonymity

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Pseudonym means, literally, fake name. Theodor Geisel had three. Lawrence Block had six. At last count Dean Koontz had eleven. Sam Clemens only used one, but then, he only needed one. Same thing with Stephen King.

There are a lot of reasons why a writer would choose to use a pen name.

Career complications. It might be problematic for a doctor or lawyer to write erotica, or even horror. If a writer’s work might cause complications in other aspects of his or her “real” life, they might choose to use a pen name. There’s nothing wrong with that at all.

Different genres. If a well-known author of children’s books decided to try something more risky, or horrifying, his or her fan base would probably be quite shocked to discover that they’ve bought something that wasn’t what they expected. If you’re used to seeing an author write about butterflies and kitty cats, you might not be prepared for a gore-soaked tale about legions of the blood-sucking undead. It would make sense to use a different name to publish such a different subject matter.

Mathematician Charles Dodgson wrote fantasy novels under the pen name Lewis Carroll, for example. Those are vastly different topics and is therefore understandable.

Keep in mind that I’m talking about dramatically different genres. If, for example, a self-supposed author who writes smut decides to write smut with a werewolf in it instead of a witch, that does not constitute a different genre. Smut is smut. No other names are needed, unless there are duplicitous intentions at play.

Another author already uses your name. This is what happened in my case. If you Google Jeanne Larson, you’ll find a whole lot of people that aren’t me, including a couple that write books about self-help and sundry other topics. So I use the initials JT with my own, real last name – Larson. Please note, I don’t have dots after the letters. It’s a little thing, but it bugs me when I see people writing it out that way. Especially if they’re trying to insult me in some way. I mean, if you’re going to diss me, at least use the right name to do it with.

Cultural or gender bias. Unfortunately, this does still exist. Some people, consciously or not, will think less of a book if they see a woman’s name on the cover. “They can write children’s books or recipes, but leave literary fiction to the men.”  Rubbish. There’s a whole roster of female writers that would beg to differ. I’m one of them. But I go ahead and use the initials to avoid gender bias. I don’t want gender bias to factor into my work in any way, so I avoid it all together. I don’t hide who I am, and neither do many authors that don’t use their exact names.

Stephen King just wanted to know if people would buy his work without his own name on it. They did. A lot.

So, yes. There are a lot of legitimate reasons that authors do use pen names.

When is it NOT okay to use pen names? The short answer is: When it becomes fraud.

False information. If an author makes up  fake identities, that’s fine, as long as the backstory is the same as the original author’s. It becomes fraud when someone not only makes up fake names, but also creates false backs-stories for them. When they create information that doesn’t exist or gives an alternym attributes or achievements they have not earned and do not have in reality, it’s not okay.

It’s fraud if an author gives a pen name experiences or areas of expertise which s/he does not possess. Someone who has not earned a degree in criminal justice can’t claim that a pen name has. An author that hasn’t learned to speak French cannot claim that an alt is a French scholar. A person who isn’t gay, a different ethnicity, older, younger, or abused in any way can not make claims of these characteristics for an alt. When this happens, it’s not only fraud, it’s offensive.

One example is an author who claims that she or one of her alts has been domestically abused in order to seem sympathetic to a reading audience, or even to raise money for a domestic abuse charity – only to keep the funds for herself. That’s not just criminal, it’s an insult to any real woman that has, in fact, been a victim of domestic abuse.

Don’t do it.

Identity theft. Tabetha (Hoover) Jones writes under multiple identities. She claims that it’s because each one of them represents different parts of her personality. That’s not okay. Pen names are about writing, not about dissociative personality disorders. If the alts exist so that each can write in different genres, that’s fine, like I said before. But when they’re all different names that write the exact same crap, then it’s very not okay. Especially if one of those alts is given the name of another, existing author.

One of Tabetha’s Alts is Ivy Sinclair. That would be fine and dandy, but there’s already an established author named Ivy Sinclair. Using the same name could (and probably should) get Tabetha sued by the existing author. Especially if the real Ivy Sinclair doesn’t write smut, and doesn’t want her name associated with that genre.

There’s a whole list of reasons an author makes up fake names. Their own name might be so tarnished, for example, that to use it would negatively impact upon their ability to generate sales. Their reputation precedes them.

To avoid Taxes.

To avoid breach of contract.

To avoid defamation suits.

Deceit in general.

To sum it up: if you see an author that uses one or more pen names, it’s entirely possible that it’s an innocent, professional act. If, however, you see someone that’s got different names under which they make fake claims, or display underhanded motives of any kind (including the use of a name another author already uses), chances are that that it’s not innocent or professional at all.

Don’t be that person. Keep it legit. Do your homework. Be professional.

The big “Transition.”

No, not the Jenner transition. The news is already doing a fine job of covering that.

No. The transition I’m talking about is the one “Dark Storms” is going through.

First, Tabetha Hoover Jones posts that Leah Diane (LD) Hutchinson is taking over Dark Storm publications.
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Then along comes Haelsamoht (Leah Thomas, aka Leah (LD) Hutchinson) insisting that she’s not taking over the company. She’s just offering the authors a new home. Honest!

Isn’t that the same thing “Destiny” said when she opened Dark Storm?
Yeah. We’ve heard that story before.

Yet Tabetha maintains that she’d continue to publish her ‘work’ through Leah and DSP, intimating that DSP would continue to exist.
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Yet here comes Leah, raging back with a whole SLEW of posts, first insisting that she’s ignoring this blog, then swearing that she’s not taking over DSP. It’s a whole different company, different names, different contracts, different everything. Even the DSP website, blog and FB pages are gone, to PROVE that it’s a real change. Not just a whitewash. Only the authors will be the same, she says. And we already know that most of them are figments of the owner’s imagination. So, will all of those alts show up at the “new” company, too? With all of the same old books?

Hon, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, it’s a duck.

According to Leah, we’ll see the “new” company in a week or so. And we’ll see how closely the company, the roster and the structure are the same. My bet says that it’s the same old song and dance. Same company, same structure, same authors, same everything. Just as contrived, just as crooked. With Tab very much still pulling the strings (from wherever) and still profiting from the same kinds of scams authors have suffered through in the past. The only real change will be that some new patsy is willing to put her name on it and take the heat for it.

On one hand, I want to feel sorry for Leah. WE all know what’s coming her way, but she hasn’t the first clue. She knows that Tab’s crooked, yet she’s still willing to  be complicit in this “transition” scheme, but she doesn’t know Tab like we do. She doesn’t know that before this whole “buy my company” idea came about, Tab already knew what she planned for Leah.

Let’s not forget, Tab tried the same thing a year or two ago, when the thought Jacqueline was willing to pose as a “buyer” for the company, citing “investor interest” in Phoenix Fire. Jackie was smarter than that, though, and never went through with it. But it looks like Tab found somebody young and naive enough to follow through this time.

We’ve warned Leah not to put her name, reputation, and maybe even her freedom in the line of fire to cover Tab’s ass. But she seems to think, for some reason, that she’s immune to what we all now is coming.

I can only repeat myself: Leah, walk away. RUN the other way. Save yourself from the clutches of that predatory sociopath. If you continue down the path you’re on, there’s a whole world of hurt ahead for you. And I don’t mean at the hands of this blog. Whether you believe it or not, we’re here to help. We’re here to try and stop you from making the jump from being complicit in HER schemes to becoming fully, legally liable for all of them, past and present. You think we’re attacking you, but we’re trying to help you.

If you’re somebody that cares about Leah and you’re reading this, talk to her. Make her understand that she’s at the crossroads of a potentially life-shattering decision. If you care about her at ALL, Help her make the healthy one, the one that won’t leave her battered and maybe even legally trashed. Help her save herself from a very, very bad life choice.

More to come, soon.

Defunct?

It would be easy to craft a blog post proving that a certain scam publisher said she’d be offline for a while, yet trolled my blog every single day and concentrated her efforts on flinging unsubstantiated venom at me and her other former victims that are trying to move on after getting out from under her hefty reputation rather than focusing on family during a difficult loss. Very easy. In fact, I had one written up as a draft.

But then I thought. If she’s putting so much energy keeping the attention on me, what’s she keeping the focus OFF of? And I found it.

Tabetha Jones recently announced that Phoenix Fire publishing had been taken over by Dark Storm publications. All of the authors’ contracts had been bought out, she insisted. Here. I’ll remind you.
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That means that Phoenix Fire no longer exists, right?

So why are there all these books still for sale with Phoenix Fire still listed as the publisher?

It doesn’t matter that we all know that Tabetha Jones is Zoey Sweete. Phoenix Fire is supposed to be closed, according to her own announcement. The fact that there are any books still up for sale with PF listed as the publisher proves that she’s a liar and a crook.

It bears mentioning that it’s not just Tabetha’s books are still for sale. There are also anthologies still for sale, like Tattooed on my skin, Blood games/Bloody kisses, To my lover’s dismay, Deviants after dark, Beautifully broken and Primal Howls. I’ve bought, read, and returned a couple of them. And I’m pretty sure that when I did, there were different authors listed as having contributed.

I may be wrong, but I’d swear that at least one of the authors now listed on multiple anthologies as a contributing author didn’t come along (get fabricated by Tabetha out of thin air) until long after those books were published. Yet there are their names.

It also bears note that Beth Wright’s Devils Pet Kitten remains for sale through Phoenix Fire even though she left Mystic Press/Phoenix fire and never returned. Yet her book remains for sale with PF listed as the publisher. And I’m pretty sure Beth’s not seeing a dime of any sales, third party or otherwise. But I’ll bet the publisher does. Think about that.

Authors, if you’re no longer with Tabetha Jones, Phoenix Fire or Dark Storm, and you contributed to any of the anthologies still for sale, it might be worth investing a buck to buy the Kindle version to find out if your work is still included – with a different name. And if you find that your work is still included even though you’ve severed all ties with that fraud, I strongly suggest that you file complaints with the FBI for piracy, her local District Attorney for theft, the Texas Rangers for fraud, and the Better Business Bureau for questionable business practices. Just remember to name the new place in your complaint. Dark Storm. They’re the ones that own the contracts now. The old place doesn’t exist anymore, remember? It’s the same people that run them both, anyway.

If you find that your work is being used without your knowledge or consent, you can certainly file a civil suit nailing her ass to the proverbial wall.

One little fact about publishing that the average indie author might not know is that if major changes are made to a publication, it needs to be issued a new ISBN number. A publisher can’t shuffle around the content of an anthology to fill in gaps after an author has left and republish it with the same ISBN. That’s illegal. Just saying.

Authors, this is everything you need to know. Tabetha Jones is, at best, shady. At worst, she’s a liar, scam artist and fraud. She announced that Phoenix Fire had been taken over. Sold. Whatever. It doesn’t exist. Yet there it is, still listed on books that are still for sale. Did you know? Are you being paid?

She did the same thing after Mystic Press “closed” down, continued to sell books until she was turned in and forced to knock it off.

If you published anything through Tabetha Jones and Phoenix Fire, it behooves you to Google yourself on every book site you can think of (Amazon, Ebay, Goodreads, Smashwords, etc) to make sure that your books aren’t still being sold by a publishing company that’s not supposed to still exist. Make sure your stories aren’t still being peddled in anthologies with different names on them. If they are, you need to find out where your royalties are going, and you need to make the thief doing it accountable for her actions.

Protect yourself from a fraud.

Still don’t think Tabetha Jones owns Dark Storm? Check out these screen caps that show Dark Storm transacting business with Tabetha’s name front and center.
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Seeing the light yet?

If you’re an author that’s still currently signed with DS, I can only ask WHY? There’s PROOF, right in front of you that you’re dealing with a shifty character that’s lying right to your face. What makes you think that you’re any different from the authors that have come and gone before you? Because it’s, as she says “In the past?” Well, take a good look, my friends. This isn’t “in the past.” This is today. Right now. And if you don’t think she’ll do it to you, you’re sadly mistaken.

If you continue with that company, brace yourselves to get lied to and ripped off, the same way these other authors have been. And when you find out that we’re telling the truth (if the evidence in front of you isn’t enough to convince you) you can’t say you weren’t warned.

And don’t worry about any contract you might have signed. The same is true with Dark Storm as it was with Mystic Press and Phoenix Fire. If a company isn’t legal, its contracts aren’t legal. You can wipe your ass with that thing and walk. Take your work and leave. If she tries to tell you that you have to pay $125 bucks to get out from under her, tell her to stuff it up sideways. There’s room for it.

If she tries to say you have to pay $125 because it’s in the contract, remember that contract isn’t legal or binding. Tell her to shove it, take your work and split. You’ll do better self publishing on Create space than you would with her. That’s how she publishes you, anyway, using a free service and keeping your royalties. You can do that on your own and keep the royalties you earn.

And continue to protect your work from being sold out from under you. When you do publish yourself, make sure that you’re listed as the only person that can sell your work. That way, there are no mysterious “third party” sales going on behind your back that you’re not getting paid for.

And if she tries to tell you she’s going to sue you, tell her to go ahead. Tell her to send you her lawyer’s contact information so that you can talk to him yourself.

She won’t.

She can’t, and she knows it. First, she doesn’t have a lawyer. She talks a big game about having a lawyer do all her contracts, etc. So… if she had one, she could cough up his phone number, especially if she plans to sue you. Right. All you’ll get is some lame excuse about why she can’t put you in contact with him. She’s been saying for years that she’s got some lawyer doing her bidding (and for free, at that). She’s threatened to sue many authors that tried to leave her (and many a blogger that’s exposed the truth about her, too), but has yet to let a single person talk to him. She’s never filed a single suit.

She won’t. She can’t. She knows that what she’s doing is illegal. The last thing she wants to see is the inside of a courtroom. If she threatens to sue you, call her bluff. It’s just a lot of hot air, one last bid to get money out of you as you walk out the door. Tell her to sit and spin.

It’s your reputation on the line. Protect it from a known thief and scam artist.

It’s your money, keep it in your own pocket.

You’re welcome.

Anthology scam

For new and unpublished writers, anthologies can be a great way to introduce their work to the world, and for a writer to gain confidence in the publishing industry. Many anthologies are legitimate, run by upstanding publishers with only the best of intentions. However, anthologies also present shady publishers with various ways to scam authors. Here are several to avoid:

Paid anthologies: If any publisher asks you for a fee to contribute to an anthology (poetry or shorts), don’t do it. It’s a scam. The book that ensues will be poorly executed, badly formatted and full of errors. It’s not worth seeing your name in print when your family, friends and readers will see such a poorly produced effort. It’ll be out there forever, with your name on it. Don’t let that be the reputation you build for yourself.

Charity anthologies: A publisher might ask you to contribute to to an anthology that they say is going to benefit charity. While it’s true that anthologies are a great way to raise money for a charity – and to gain some publicity for a writer – it’s also a gateway to a scam. It’s possible that the publisher is pocketing the money.
What to look out for: No mention of the charity in the book’s description on Amazon or on the book’s cover. A legitimate charity anthology will feature both. Also, don’t be shy about asking for confirmation from the charity, especially if the publisher isn’t forthcoming with proof of charitable contribution.
There’s nothing wrong with contributing to charity, but there’s everything wrong with a publisher putting your money in their pocket under the banner of charity.

Publishers that seek you out: Real, upstanding publishers field submissions from authors. They don’t need to seek you out. If a publisher contacts you, chances are they’re eager to scam you. So, if you get an email or private message from a publisher inviting you to contribute to an anthology, don’t. Solicitous contact is a sure way to spot a scam, even if they come from your publisher or one you know.

The switch-hit publisher: If you’ve submitted a book to a publisher and they solicit you to contribute an anthology they’ve got going (or several), be wary. It’s not a publisher’s job to hunt you down for anthologies. It’s their job to publish your work. If you make yourself available to contribute your work to an anthology your publisher’s putting together, that’s different. If a publisher that has produced a book for you hits you up about contributing to an anthology, you need to rethink your publisher. Chances are good they’re a scam.

In short, be wary. If a publisher asks you to pay anything up front to publish, don’t. Whether they want you to pay a fee (reading, editing, artwork, Amazon, or anything else) or buy copies of your own book (anthology, etc), it’s a scam to get money out of you. Run the other way.

Above all, make sure of your pay. If your publisher promises to pay you an equal cut, that’s great. But nail them down on it. For one thing, make sure that the other authors actually exist. If your publisher is creating alternyms and contributing stories to the same anthology you’re in, they’re keeping a bigger piece of the pie than you are. Chances are good that they’re only using your good name to lend legitimacy to a scam anthology.
If you know that your publisher’s publishing service (Createspace, for example) gets paid every month, but your publisher expects you to wait and get paid quarterly, you need to ask yourself why. Why should they put your money in their pocket every month but make you wait? That hardly seems fair.
Most importantly, make your publisher PROVE YOUR SALES. If your publisher pays you just a few dollars quarterly, make them prove why. Don’t let them tell you that it’s because it got divided between so many people. Especially if you suspect that your publisher is several of them. And don’t accept the excuse that there weren’t very many sales. As ever, make them prove it. Make them produce irrefutable sales reports. If they can’t, or won’t, do that, make them remove your work from their book.

Trust is a wonderful thing among friends, but publishing is a business. It relies upon specific contracts and verifiable details. Don’t let yourself be scammed by a publisher that deals in anything less. Don’t fall for words like “trust” and “dreams” in business. If a publisher needs to fall back on those, it’s only because they lack the proper, legal foundation. Take your patronage elsewhere.

It’s your reputation, your work and your money. Protect it.

The Death of Phoenix Fire Publishing

Just for giggles, I took a peek at Phoenix Fire Publishing on the Better Business Bureau website, and found a welcome surprise. As it should be, Phoenix Fire’s rating on the BBB is… Well, I’ll just show you.
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That’s right. It’s an F. A FAIL, and an epic one, at that.

Another author complained about how they were treated at the hands of Tabetha Jones Hoover Saulter Willis (whatever) and Phoenix Fire publishing. This time, Tabetha didn’t even bother to reply. How could she? Every word in that complaint is true, and the author could prove it.
For your amusement, and so that there’s no mistake, here’s the breakdown of rating and the complaint:
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Finally, for the whole world to see through the Better Business Bureau, here’s how Tabetha Jones scams authors and editors within her company. She switches up royalties, authors get stiffed on swag and covers. Tabetha promises her authors higher royalties to edit each other’s books, then doesn’t pay royalties at all, even when the author can prove that there were copies sold. It’s the same story we’ve heard time and time again from her, and now the BBB knows it. So does the world.

That, my friends, is what a death toll looks and sounds like. I’m pretty sure there’s no coming back from this. Now and forever in the future, if an author Googles Phoenix Fire publishing, they’ll find that rating and that complaint, and they’ll be warned away from that horrible company.

At this point, I don’t feel that Phoenix Fire company is a threat to eager new authors any longer. Good. That means I can focus on happier things. And it’s about time. A lot of us have been dealing with her for years. I know that I’ll be much happier without that albatross tromping around in my thoughts. More importantly, I think it finally vindicates her victims, proving to the world how badly they were treated.  I think Tabetha liked it when her victims felt isolated, abused and battered into retreat. But those victims banded together and exposed her to the public. They told the truth, and now the whole world can see it. We can all move forward with publishing projects without a single thought of her anywhere in our minds.

That doesn’t mean that I’ll stop watching, however. If I see that she’s sneaking around under the radar, trying to exploit an author that isn’t a figment of her imagination, I’ll certainly let them know who they’re dealing with and point them at not only this blog, but also the BBB website. There’s clear evidence that she can’t be trusted.

I don’t take credit for the death of Phoenix Fire publishing. From the very first brave soul that stepped forward to speak out about Tabetha to Emily Suess, Absolute Write, Writer Weware and dear Cussedness, Janrae Frank, they all deserve credit. Mostly every single victim that has spoken up since then, it’s the people that she’s victimized since then, it’s you folks that made it possible. I applaud each and every one of you.

Job well done.