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The new “face” of the SFWA . . . can he live up to the legacy of John Scalzi? Pretty simple . . . just do nothing and be derelict in your duties.

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2013 at 12:51 am

SFWA: The Reign of President Steven Gould has Begun.

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/sfwa-the-reign-of-president-steven-gould-has-begun/

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T.W.A.N.G. (and others) Project . . . Project Ambrose Persimmon

In Author Philip Reeve, Dartmoor, Dartmoor (England), England, Martha’s Vineyard, Memoir of Jane Roberts, Philip Reeve, Susan M. Watkins on June 29, 2013 at 11:43 pm

T.W.A.N.G. (and others) Project . . . Project Ambrose Persimmon

Want to help The Write Agenda connect some dots?

1. Ambrose Persimmon

2. Author Philip Reeve

3. Dartmoor (England)

4. Martha’s Vineyard

5. Susan M. Watkins

6. Memoir of Jane Roberts

If this information raises some curiosity with you . . .  contact us here.

 

Yeh, Jim (Hines) . . . this is the before and after pictures of Ann “A.C.” Crispin. What’s your problem?

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Jim C. Hines on June 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm
“I keep thinking I’ve got a sense of TWA and how slimy they are, and then they do something to drop the bar even lower. (Taking potshots at a cancer patient’s appearance is the latest.)”

Jim Hines – Jun. 18th, 2013 10:58 pm

Yeh, Jim . . . this is the before and after pictures of Ann “A.C.” Crispin. What’s your problem? Is this the cancer patient that you were referring to? “Taking potshots at a cancer patient’s appearance . . . ” What the hell . . . you can’t utter the words  . . .  Ann Crispin? Speak it you flying monkey. It’s real. We can certainly appreciate that when you live and work in fiction . . . true reality is hard to grasp for people like you.

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Thank You All For Your Support! . . . It’s Been Fun

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

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Victoria Strauss is Writing a Sequel to Passion Blew? Seriously?

In a teen novel, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Award, Awards, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Colorsong, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, Independent Book Blogger Awards, John Steinbeck, Kolorsong, Mystery Writers of America, Nancy Steinbeck, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Strauss, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on June 29, 2013 at 10:38 pm

We recently posted an update on the literary midget, Victoria Strauss, and her historical book sales. See Victoria Strauss . . . Book Sales Records Updated. Strauss has indicated that during the Summer of 2014 she will be releasing a sequel to her latest literary flop (Passion Blue), titled Colorsong. Huh? A sequel to a book that is currently ranked 1,092,615 on Amazon? Yet, ROTFL, it received a Kirkus Star? That’s a book that  is selling approximately 3 copies every 500 days. What spawned this literary talent and why hasn’t the New York Times stopped to recognize it? Victoria? Why bother. Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate things . . .  spend some time at the Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard . . . grow your hair out and donate it to Locks of Love or something. Authorship just isn’t working for you sweetie!

Time to wake up people and begin to recognize the fraud that is being perpetrated against you . . . all in hope of promoting Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware and Ann “A.C.” Crispin. 

Amazon Rankings

Rank Copies Sold/day
1 3000
10 650
100 100
1000 13
10,000 2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,000 0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,000 0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,000 0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days)

 

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The Write Agenda will be releasing a sequel to Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware & Others  . . . it will be titled Kolorsong; to be released during 2013.

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Atlanta Nights: The Movie . . . What Still No Funding?

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Attorney Victor Cretella, Cretella v. Kuzminski, Crispin, DEFAMATION: Cretella v. Kuzminski: The Case Against Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski, James D. MacDonald, Michael Capobianco, Mystery Writers of America, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Rachael Saltzman, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Strauss, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Untraditional Publishing, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, WILHELMUS JOHANNES FRANS MEINERS, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers, Yog's Law on June 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Seems like the Screenplay by Roy C. Booth and Rachael Saltzman still isn’t going anywhere. No contact with Facebook users since January 2013. In addition, there has been numerous (failed) attempts to fund this project. We’re still amazed that James Macdonald, Victoria Strauss & Ann “A.C.” Crispin have not stepped up to fund this project. Since they’ve promoted it heavily, is it just the fact that their book royalties are so low that they cannot afford it? No Blockbusters here.

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References

http://thewriteagenda.blogspot.com/p/atlanta-nights.html

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/atlanta-nights/

Who were the “players” behind Atlanta Nights?

The authors of the chapters of this book include:

NOTE: Follow the Money . . . 

The book and the story behind it were optioned for a film in February 2011 by producing team Roy C. Booth and Rachael Saltzman, who were also slated to co-write and co-direct the film. The options money has gone to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund. Production was tentatively scheduled to begin August 2011, but on 16 May 2011 the crowd funding campaign ended without reaching its goal.

Macallister Stone or Lisa L. Spangenberg?

In Lisa L. Spangenberg, MacAllister Stone, Making Light on June 26, 2013 at 12:14 am

Oh . . . my  . . .  you figure it out!

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Reference:

http://www.stopthegrbullies.com/2013/06/22/macallister-stone-or-lisa-l-spangenberg/

 

Macallister Stone or Lisa L. Spangenberg?

Filed Under: Absolute Write by Johnny Be Good — 35 Comments
June 22, 2013

For all those who don’t know who Macallister Stone is, we featured her on our post, The Banning of Robin Sullivan where she banned Robin for making a point on an AW forum and backing it up with facts and figures.  When she banned her, her ban message said:

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As it turns out, the point that Robin made was correct and has been proven two years later since this all went down.  So, basically, Mac banned her because she didn’t want to hear what Robin had to say.

Okay, so… why are we bringing this up?  Because we just received a link to a site called The Write Agenda (who btw have an entire category dedicated to uncle Jimmy Boy) that has apparently discovered Macallister Stone’s real identity.  The title of the post is Lisa L. Spangenberg: Fact or Fiction?  The post starts off saying:

From a tip on Alexa: Lisa L. Spangenberg is the real admin and owner of Absolute Write, she runs the show and not the phony Macallister Stone. Note on her blog, and elsewhere, that she lives in Seattle area: http://about.me/lisaspangenberg

But when you learn of her husband, Michael Cohen (see proof below) who lives in Santa Monica, investigative searching takes you to:

http://ca.trace-calls.com/business/digital-medievalist-santa-monica-3107945011-id-645965-zb3k3oqlh

Well, what do you know! Lisa Spangenberg in Santa Monica. Yes, that’s her. The AW Big Cheese, hiding out in Santa Monica while pretending to be in Seattle. She notes a PO Box in Seattle area just for show. And we know Macallister Stone’s address is a storage place. Has anyone ever seen Macallister Stone? Has she ever attended a writer’s conference? No, and no. She has no real existence. There is one photograph associated with her name on Flickr, that’s it. There is a blogwhich stopped running years ago, probably because Lisa got tired of keeping it going. What better way to take the heat off oneself for lawsuits if people don’t know where you live, and don’t even know you are the real admin/owner of the site.

To read more, go to this link.

We thought this would be of interest to some of our site visitors who’ve been viciously attacked by Mac/Lisa in the past.  If you have grounds for a lawsuit, now you know where to serve her papers.

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An addendum:

This just keeps getting better and better!

If you go to Lisa L. Spangenberg’s GR profile, you will see a few familiar names.  First, the people Lisa follows:

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And then the people who are her “fans”:

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Actually, one particular “fan” of interest:

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If you check out Mac’s profile, you will again see some familiar names when you look at the people she follows (three of which on our Biggest Offenders list):

PeopleMacFollows

But wait!  There’s more!

Check out Mac’s ratings/reviews of Lisa’s books, here:

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And here:

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And there you have it folks!  If anyone asks you about the connection between Absolute Write and the GR bullies, this is it!

Victoria Strauss . . . Book Sales Records Updated

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Bauer vs. Glatzer, The Write Agenda, Untraditional Publishing, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Women's Fiction, word smith, wordsmith, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on June 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Hello Friends!

It’s been awhile since we’ve looked at the Amazon Sales Rankings of “Author,” self-proclaimed “Scam Hunter,”* and unceremoniously released Harper Collins author . . . Victoria Strauss.

The Garden of the Stone

2,108,602

Passion Blue

828,911 (Our  Passion Blew II (Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin . Writer Beware & Others is right behind Strauss’ Passion Blue. )

The Burning Land

2,041,371

Awakened City

2,165,706

The Arm of the Stone

3,362,474

Guardian of the Hills

4,804,733

Worldstone

4,631,343

Lady of Rhuddesme

9,117,230

Amazon Rankings 

Rank Copies Sold/day
1 3000
10 650
100 100
1000 13
10,000 2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,000 0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,000 0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,000 0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days) 

Do you really choose to get your “publishing” information from an “author” that has not proven her validity in the publishing market? Strauss may be a “hero” within the Kool-Aid drinking . . . Flying monkey community. However, in terms of mass market appeal . . . i.e., the actual  “reading” community . . .  the individuals that really “buy” books . . . not the sympathetic purchases from the Flying Monkeys . . . Strauss has been and continues to be a literary flop! Strauss has yet to show her royalty statements (like Jim Hines has) and validate her status as an author that should be taken seriously.

*Note that the scam hunting is selective . . . they (Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware and the SFWA do not report the publishing scams that were perpetrated by their own attorney. See John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

STGRB The Blog That Shall Not Be Named: Taking a Stand Against Bullies

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2013 at 12:28 am

STGRB . . . a site worth a look.

http://www.stopthegrbullies.com/

http://www.stopthegrbullies.com/2013/02/27/the-banning-of-robin-sullivan/

Tom Dark: Stirring up Victoria Strauss et al . . . He’s Really Not “Crazy”

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Crispin, DEFAMATION: Cretella v. Kuzminski: The Case Against Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski, Jenna Glatzer, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Michael Capobianco, Mystery Writers of America, Nancy Steinbeck, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Preditors & Editors, Publisher, Scam, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Strauss, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on June 24, 2013 at 12:07 am

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Mahatma Gandhi

If you follow Writer Beware, Absolute Write etc., you’ll notice that Tom Dark has  quite a flurry of activity going on. Many of the recent postings have caused some people, like  Lisa L. Spangenberg, to launch into “protection” and “salvation” mode; otherwise, they would just ignore Tom Dark  . . .  they’re not.

Dark, in a couple of very astute Twitter postings, has pointed out a couple of the shortcomings of Victoria Strauss, her followers and other like-kind sites. They attack, criticise, call you names (i.e. “crazy”) and defuse . . .  yet, they never respond to the claims against them. For example:

You can’t “deny” that Victoria Strauss, A.C. Crispin & Writer Beware failed to report the publishing SCAM perpetrated by their own attorney. See John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

You can’t “deny” that Victoria Strauss, A.C. Crispin & Writer Beware failed to prove that American Book Publishing was subject to a “police investigation.” Which leads one to believe that Strauss may have another hidden agenda. See American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken.

You can’t “deny” the fact that Victoria Strauss and others were “non-vindicated” defendants in the Bauer vs. Glatzer case. See Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”

C. Northcote Parkinson 

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