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The Write Agenda Calls Out The ASJA (Guest Post)

In A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, ASJA, ASJA 2013, ASJA Writer Conference, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, John Steinbeck, 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, Randy Dotinga, Richard White, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Strauss, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on April 16, 2013 at 12:27 am

The American Society of Journalists and Authors schedules its annual conference in New York City each spring.  This year, as part of its invited panel, Victoria Strauss and Richard White of Writer Beware have been invited to serve as keynote panelists.

According to the Write Agenda, these two individuals have made false reports and claims about their competitors on their blogs, while hiding the fact that their own attorney was under investigation in Illinois for years, and subsequently suspended from practicing law for defrauding the estate of John Steinbeck.

At over 200 dollars a person for each day of the session, the Write Agenda cautions people seeking to find professional contacts at the seminar to reconsider how they spend their hard-earned money on an expensive day traveling to and from Manhattan, and listening to reports that are not an accurate portrayal of the business.

The ASJA has responded to the Write Agenda, stating that the conference will continue exactly as planned.

A good journalist checks his/her facts, and does not depend completely  on sources which have a conflict of interest or which may not be honest and reliable. 

REFERENCES

Barbara Bauer Literary Agency, New York Metro Area Matawan NJ 07747. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Barbara.Bauer.Literary.Agency.917-683-3403/newsletter/111718

Remove the Writer Beware™ Panelists, Victoria Strauss & Richard C. White, From the 2013 ASJA Annual Writers Conference | The Write Agenda™. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/remove-the-writer-beware-panelists-victoria-strauss-richard-c-white-from-the-2013-asja-annual-writers-conference/

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Randy Dotinga, Chair, ASJA 2013: Another Victoria Strauss & Writer Beware™ Patsy!

In 2013 ASJA Annual Writers Conference, ASJA 2013, 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, Randy Dotinga, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on April 3, 2013 at 1:57 am

In response to our posting (Remove the Writer Beware™ Panelists, Victoria Strauss & Richard C. White, From the 2013 ASJA Annual Writers Conference), Randy Dotinga, Chair, ASJA 2013, in spite of the fact that we proved that  Writer Beware™ selectively reports publishing scandals (here), proved that Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware™ never established that there was an “investigation” against American Book Publishing (here), illustrated that Victoria Strauss failed to show respect for the 2013 SFWA candidates (here), illustrated that Victoria Strauss was a non-vindicated defendant (only Wikipedia was vindicated . . . the judge left the door open to re-litigate with the remaining defendants) in the Bauer vs. Glatzer case (here), demonstrated Victoria Strauss’ propensity to use the “F-word” (here), and demonstrated how Victoria Strauss stole the First Annual Independent Blogger Award at the 2012 BEA Convention (here) had this response to our posting:

randy1Makes you wonder  . . .  doesn’t it? Why is this woman still on a pedestal? Why is she on this panel?

The 2013 ASJA Annual Writers Conference, on Friday April 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM and the scheduled session:

Writer Beware! How to Avoid Publishing Scams, Ripoffs, Pitfalls, and Deadbeats: The rapidly changing publishing landscape creates opportunities, but also new hazards for writers: self-publishing pitfalls, underperforming agents, copyright hassles, and even outright scams. Recognize and avoid these problems. Our panel features writers operating on the front lines to protect writers’ rights and financial interests. [Emphasis added.]

Show up! Ask Questions and above everything else . . . PROTEST! The 2013 ASJA Annual Writers Conference, on Friday April 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Be there!