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Victoria Struass’ Moment of Fame on The Christian Science Monitor

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm
  • EllieGudenzoph is really C. Lee Nunn of The Write Agenda, a hate site that attacks writers and supports vanity presses.  sswallow is really Barbara Bauer, who tried (unsuccessfully) to sue Writer Beware.

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  • God bless Writer Beware for at least trying to educate people on these matters.  They may be fighting a losing battle, but I’m more than happy to help them carry the banner.l

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  • “Audrey Davis” is really Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware a site that selective reports on publishing scams. As you can see below, they don’t report the ones of their own. I’m not sure that “sswallow” is Barbara Bauer (or really care for that matter). I do know for a fact that Barbara Bauer’s case against Writer Beware was “dismissed in part.” It wasn’t an “unsuccessful” lawsuit and the judge left the door open to Barbara Bauer to retry the case again. On belief and information, it is generally understood that discovery is being continued and further action, by Barbara Bauer against Writer Beware, may be imminent. All of the original documentation, including who the original defendants were, may be read here:

    http://thewriteagenda.wordpres…

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    I have considered self-publishing, possibly Kindle, but I find that the way Amazon run things, I would be entangled with the US tax system, no matter which country I live in. I have stories available on the internet. And I still find embarrassing errors of spelling and syntax in that work.

    Anyone who thinks publishing is easy is misinformed. But it can be worth doing.

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    These sites need to do more fact checking before they put out interviews like this. Straus & Co. have done some great things in the past. Now, there seems to be more and more controversy regarding Victoria Strauss, Ann Crispin, Writer Beware and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers. I used to be an active reader on Writer Beware but it just seems like more and more is coming to light on these people. Thank you “The Write Agenda” for doing what you do!

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    Victoria, Ann, and the other watchdogs are stalwart defenders of the “new author”.  They encourage writers to educate themselves and keep an eye on shady publishing tactics. There will always be nay-sayers and angst among those publically called out, but Strauss and Company have rightfully earned the respect and admiration of many.

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    • Victoria Strauss has the mouth of a sailor. Christians and publications (such as this) should fully investigate their interview subjects before posting their articles. See an example of her use of the “F-Word” here:

      http://thewriteagenda.wordpres…

    • Joshua, with all due respect . . .  WAKE UP! What do you say about the “stalwart defenders” that are protecting their own. Strauss and company have been called out and should lose respect and admiration.

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    “sswallow,” (I’m not going to touch the double entendre potential of that alias), if you want to pretend to be someone other than your other pretend identity, you really need to conceal your obsession with ovaries.

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      Randy Dotinga? Are you catching this? Again, this is how this “cult” operates . . .  defuse, misinformation and name calling. Keep showing your true colors Victoria. The real question is Charles Petit, Esq. and your association with him. Why not just answer that question? One of your own scammed  the estate of one of the most major authors in American literature  . . .  and you didn’t report it to the readers of Writer Beware

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    Ms. Strauss neglected to comment on a “watchdog” activity that she and Writer Beware failed to report:

    John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

    http://thewriteagenda.wordpres…

    Charles Petit, Esq., an Absolute Write Moderator and frequent contributor and commenter on Writer Beware has been suspended from the practice of law in the State of Illinois for cheating the estate of John Steinbeck’s family.  So you have a conundrum here, the supposed scam busters are scamming!!!  And one scammed the estate of one of the most major authors in American literature!!!

    Maybe you ought to do some further research into just whom Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are targeting in their “investigations” and why.  At the very least, a good journalist would present all the facts in an unbiased manner.  Your knowledge of Strauss and her tactics is lacking in this regard.

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      Charles Petit has never, ever been an Absolute Write Moderator.

      As in Not Ever.

      I really don’t think that sswallow is in a position to cast aspersions on anyone doing research.

      The fact that an attorney who has had personal and professional problems is one of over 30 thousand people who are members of Absolute Write has absolutely nothing to do with Victoria Strauss, who is also not a moderator at Absolute Write.

      She is however, an extremely good writer, a careful researcher and documenter, and doesn’t engage in the same basic grammar errors and the same idioms that Ms. Strauss’s troll has been known to engage in. You wouldn’t, by any chance, be that troll would you?

       

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      • Are you serious? Charles Petit has everything to do do with Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Lisa Spangenberg, how dare you try to limit the associations between these parties. That took ovaries. He was their lawyer, accepted service on their behalf and has been completely involved with Writer Beware and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SWFA). Randy Dotinga? Are you catching this? This is how this “cult” operates . . .  defuse and misinformation.

        http://thewriteagenda.wordpres…

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        • Let me repeat:

          Charles Petit has never been an Absolute Write Moderator. Ever. He’s one of thousands members.

          You’ve asserted he is an Absolute Write Moderator. You were wrong.

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          • Compared to the other issues, that’s a very small point to make in the big picture. And, by the way, “the ovaries” referred to here were your’s . . . not the interviewers.

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    • Just for the record, neither SFWA nor Writer Beware are represented by Charles E. Petit.

      • Sure, not now (because he’s disbarred). Be truthful Michael Capobianco (Former President of the SFWA and Husband to Ann “A.C.” Crispin; the other BIG half of Writer Beware) didn’t he? Charles E. Petit, did accept service for all of your peeps in the Bauer vs. Glatzer case. Truth Michael . . . it’s all on the line. And, by the way, “neither” is spelled n-e-i-t-h-e-r not “niether.” Admit your affiliation to Charles Emil Petit….just for the record.

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