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Absolute Write (MacAllister Stone) . . . is it ran out of a rental storage unit? Are Authors Paying the Rent via Google Ads?

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McAllister Stone, the primary “officer” at Absolute Write and a defendant in the Bauer vs. Glatzer case  appears to have listed her residence, in the lawsuit brought against her by Literary Agent, Barbara Bauer as 8911 Vernon Rd., M-#165, Everett, WA 98205. Information obtained by The Write Agenda appears to indicate that what she has listed as her residence — is in fact a storage unit at Frontier Village Mini Storage! What say YOU Ms. Stone?

“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

The Write Agenda

Further Reading

Accusations Regarding Macallister Stone and Absolute Write: Google Ad Revenue May be Coming From Authors

References

https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/filenode/wikimedia/BauerSecondAmendedComplaint.pdf

http://www.frontiervillagestorage.com/location.htm

http://www.superpages.com/bp/Everett-WA/Frontier-Village-Mini-Storage-L1536643.htm

http://bgp.he.net/dns/macallisterstone.com#_whois

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/accusations-regarding-macallister-stone-and-absolute-write-google-ad-revenue-may-be-coming-from-authors/

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Barbara Bauer Editorial: “Why hasn’t Jenna Glatzer exposed the scamming of America’s Literary Icon on her blog?”

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author Watch, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Credibility, Jenna Glatzer, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, lawsuit, lawsuits, Lawyer, Legal Issues, MacAllister Stone, Nancy Steinbeck, Publishing, Reputation, Scam, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on March 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Editorial: Why hasn’t Jenna Glatzer exposed the scamming of America’s Literary Icon on her blog?

http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Barbara.Bauer.Literary.Agency.917-683-3403/newsletter/106147

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

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Bauer vs. Glatzer et al

Make a Statement About the Selective Reporting of Publishing Scams: Support Nancy Steinbeck

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

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– The Write Agenda

“I understand all the reasons for having “private” SFWA forums, but having been a member on and off (currently on) for well over a decade, I’ve gradually come to the conclusion that the downside of it far outweighs the positives. SFWA has become a cult, dedicated first and foremost to the preservation of the cult. It has increasingly little to do with creativity, commerce, or the actual business of science fiction.”

– Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Husband of TERESA NIELSEN HAYDEN

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

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, Bauer vs. Glatzer, books, Boycott, C. E. Petit, Cease & Desist, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Crispin, Fact Checking, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, Investigations, Jaws, Jenna Glatzer, John Steinbeck, Law Suits, Lawrence Lee Jeckel, lawsuit, lawsuits, Lawyer, Legal Issues, Literary, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, McIntosh and Otis, Miss Snark, Nancy Steinbeck, Professionalism, Reputation, Reputation Management, Scam, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, SFWA, Shark, Suspension from the practice of law, The Write Agenda, Veracity Check, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware on December 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be living . . . until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white . . . .”

Quint, from Jaws the movie

 It (Writer Beware™) purports that it “shines a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls.” Selectively? Maybe? Sure, until the scam strikes at home base. In 2007 it did; and, it’s a SCAM of EPIC proportions. It involves the estate of Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck (i.e. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937) . . . yes, that Steinbeck. Huge? We think so. Was the failure of Writer Beware™ to report this scam an oversight or a case where they just turned their heads and looked the other way? Swimming with the sharks?

What did this scam involve? In principle, it’s the kind of material that Writer Beware™ built its foundation on. Exposing scams that are relative to: 1) engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; 2) breaching fiduciary duties to a client; 3) obtaining an unreasonable fee; and 4) engaging in conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute. These are the types of claims that spawned Writer Beware™ and its own version of their boycotts; otherwise known as their “Thumbs Down” lists. It’s time for the “bright light” to shine into the “dark corners of the shadow-world” of Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware™ and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA). There’s one name we will not see on any Writer Beware ™ list and we’ll let you decide exactly why that happened.

Who was this individual that engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; allegedly breached fiduciary duties to a client; purportedly obtained an unreasonable fee; and may have engaged in conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute? Well, let’s take a close look at some of the relationships and links:

Ann “A.C.” Crispin “thanked him for his help with the SFWA Writer Beware website.”

 

In 2006, Jenna Glatzer (i.e. Bauer vs. Glatzer et al) thanked him for being a “scamhunter.”

“There are sharks out there in the literary waters.”

Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss has referred to him as their” “favorite shark.” [Note that the word “shark” is slang for a lawyer. It’s also a term for “a person who preys greedily on others, as by cheating orusury” and/or as a verb to “to obtain by trickery or fraud; steal.”]

“Now, admittedly, there are some intellectually and ethically challenged members of my profession, but . . . we can at least discipline them or kick them out and make it stick.”

 Charles Emil Petit

January 2007

He represented “people who claimed they were defrauded.” He also goes by “Jaws” on some of the infamous writer and author awareness blogs. He was also known as the “Authors Lawyer.” His ties to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA), Writer Beware™, Ann “A.C.”Crispin and Victoria Strauss are well documented; he worked “closely” with them and had frequent correspondence with Teresa Nielsen-Hayden. He called Victoria Strauss a “colleague.” Who was this highly lauded “scamhunter”? Charles Emil Petit. Also known as Charles E. Petit, Charlie Petit and/or C.E. Petit. AKA “Jaws.”

Charles E. Petit is also believed to be an Absolute Write Moderator and frequent contributor and commenter on Writer Beware ™. Confidential sources indicated to The Write Agenda that, at one time, all complaints and “cease & desist” letters regarding Writer Beware™ were to be directed to Charles E. Petit. On information and belief, it appears that he did accept service of process for several defendants in the Bauer vs. Glatzer in 2007. This may have also included Jenna Glatzer and Miss Snark.  Petit never actually represented any of the defendants. He couldn’t because he’s not licensed in New Jersey. He did accept service and then referred the case to local New Jersey attorneys. He was subjected to disciplinary action, by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, after a complaint was filed by Nancy Steinbeck who was the former wife of John Steinbeck IV, the son of author John Steinbeck (see below).

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be living . . . until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white . . . .”

Quint, from Jaws the movie

Filed May 14, 2007

In re Charles Emil Petit

Commission No. 06 SH 30

Synopsis of Hearing Board Report and Recommendation

NATURE OF THE CASE: 1) engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; 2) breaching fiduciary duties to a client; 3) obtaining an unreasonable fee; and 4) engaging in conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute.

RULES DISCUSSED: Rules 1.5(a) and 8.4(a) (4) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; and Supreme Court Rule 770

RECOMMENDATION: Suspension from the practice of law for six (6) months and until further order of the Court

DATE OF OPINION: May 14, 2007

HEARING PANEL: Richard W. Zuckerman, James R. Mendillo, and Carolyn Berning

RESPONDENT’S COUNSEL: Pro se

ADMINISTRATOR’S COUNSEL: Deborah Barnes

BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD
OF THE
ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION
AND
DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION

In the Matter of:

CHARLES EMIL PETIT,

Attorney-Respondent,

No. 6230038.

Commission No. 06 SH 30

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE HEARING BOARD

INTRODUCTION

The hearing in this matter was held on November 14, 2006, at the offices of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Springfield, Illinois before a Hearing Board Panel consisting of Richard W. Zuckerman, Chair, James R. Mendillo, lawyer member, and Carolyn Berning, public member. The Administrator was represented by Deborah Barnes. The Respondent appeared at the hearing pro se.

PLEADINGS AND PRE-HEARING PROCEEDINGS

On May 2, 2006, the Administrator filed a two-count Complaint against the Respondent. Count I of the Complaint alleged that in January 2002, Nancy Steinbeck consulted the Respondent about representing her. Nancy Steinbeck was the former wife of John Steinbeck IV, the son of author John Steinbeck. John IV died in 1991, Nancy was the beneficiary of John IV’s will, and as such had received substantial royalty payments from the literary works of John Steinbeck. The Respondent agreed to represent Nancy in regard to her claims against the literary agent for the beneficiaries of John IV’s estate and/or other beneficiaries thereof. On January 15, 2002, they signed a representation agreement that provided the Respondent would receive $115 per hour for “investigation and research,” $195 per hour for “appellate matters, appearances in court, or before arbitration panels or mediators,” and $165 per hour for “all other hours expended.” The Respondent did not file any action related to Nancy’s claims after January 15, 2002.

On numerous occasions between January 15, 2002, and July 17, 2003, Nancy had numerous telephone conversations with the Respondent. During the telephone conversations, the Respondent told Nancy that he had filed a complaint with the New York Disciplinary Committee regarding the conduct of McIntosh and Otis employees Winick and Pinkus, and that the Committee was actively investigating the matter. He advised Nancy not to file any action while the disciplinary matter was pending. The Respondent knew or should have known his foregoing statements to Nancy were false because he had not filed any complaint with the New York Disciplinary Committee.

Sometime between October 2003 and February 2004, the Respondent told Nancy that he had obtained documents, specific letters and memoranda, relating to her claims against McIntosh and Otis, and other beneficiaries. The Respondent knew or should have known his foregoing statement to Nancy was false because he had not received any of the documents and had fabricated their existence.

In February 2004, Nancy asked the Respondent to send her copies of the above documents. The Respondent told her that he had sent some of the documents to an expert document examiner. The Respondent knew or should have known his foregoing statement was false because the documents did not exist and he had not consulted with an expert document examiner.

On February 26, 2004, Nancy telephoned the Respondent and told him she had learned from the New York Disciplinary Committee that no complaint had been filed against the McIntosh and Otis employees.

She also told him she did not believe he had the documents as he had claimed. The Respondent acknowledged to her that he had been misleading her for more than two years about the purported New York Disciplinary Committee complaint and the documents.

Count II of the Complaint alleged that between January 2002 and July 17, 2003, the Respondent sent bills to Nancy Steinbeck stating that he had worked approximately 54 hours on the matter described in Count I, including 25 hours of “investigation” of McIntosh and Otis, and requested payment in the amount of $10,899.12. Nancy paid the Respondent the $10,899.12. However, the Respondent did not perform sufficient services to justify a fee of $10,899.12, and did not perform 25 hours of legal services on an investigation of McIntosh and Otis. [Emphasis added.]

Based upon the factual allegations, the Administrator charged that the Respondent engaged in dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation (Counts I and II); breached his fiduciary duty (Count II); obtained an unreasonable fee (Count II); and engaged in conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute (Counts I and II).

On July 19, 2006, the Respondent filed an Answer. He admitted some of the facts alleged, denied others, and denied the charges of misconduct.

THE EVIDENCE

 The Administrator presented the testimony of Nancy Steinbeck, Dr. Lawrence L. Jeckel, and the Respondent as an adverse witness. The Administrator’s Exhibits 1 through 13 were received into evidence. (Tr. 7, 65) The Respondent testified on his own behalf, and his exhibits 1 and 2 were received into evidence. R. 9, 67)

Nancy Steinbeck

Nancy Steinbeck testified that she is 61 years of age and resides in the State of Arkansas. She was formerly married to John Steinbeck, IV, the son of John Ernest Steinbeck, the famous author. John IV died in 1991 and, pursuant to his will, Nancy was to receive the royalty payments that John IV had been receiving from his father’s estate. (Tr. 11-12)

In 2001, Tom Steinbeck, the brother of John IV, filed an action in the probate court in California against Nancy, seeking a portion of John IV’s estate. The New York agency that was handling the John Ernst Steinbeck Estate, McIntosh and Otis, then withheld the royalty income Nancy had been receiving. Nancy said she then looked for an attorney who “understood agency fraud” and contacted the Writer’s Union. The Writer’s Union referred her to the Respondent. (Tr. 12-13, 42, 44-46)

During her first conversation with the Respondent, which occurred in November 2001, he appeared to be very angry about how she had been treated. He told her he was the “perfect lawyer to handle this case,” he had “handled many high profile copyright cases;” he had “connections in the literary world;” and he “was an expert in extracting information in nefarious ways.” He voiced the opinion that McIntosh and Otis “had no right to withhold that money [from her].” Two of the people who ran McIntosh and Otis, Eugene Winick and Samuel Pinkus, were attorneys. The Respondent explained that he had a duty to report any ethical violation by an attorney and that the “first thing he was going to do was to report” Winick and Pinkus to the New York Bar Ethics Committee. Nancy and the Respondent signed a Representation and Fee Agreement (Adm. Ex. 1) on January 15, 2002. (Tr. 13-16)

Sometime prior to February 20, 2002, the Respondent filed a Complaint on behalf of Nancy with the Association of Authors Representatives (AAR) against Winick and Pinkus. AAR is the “only governing board for literary agents.” The Respondent provided Nancy with a letter dated February 20, 2002 (Adm. Ex. 13, p. 2), that he had sent to attorneys in New York regarding the AAR complaint. (Tr. 39, 45)

In March 2002, the Respondent sent a letter to the Disciplinary Committee in New York (Adm. Ex. 2). The letter requested an “ethics opinion” based on a factual situation without including the names of any individuals. He provided Nancy with a copy of this letter. About a “couple of months” later, the Respondent told her that the New York Ethics Committee was very interested and that he had sent a letter to the Ethics Committee naming Winick and Pinkus. He also told her that the Ethics Committee asked him for papers pertaining to the matter. Subsequently, the Respondent “constantly” told her there was a “flow of paper back and forth” with the Bar Committee, but that it was “confidential” and he could not “tell [her] what it’s about or it will endanger [her] legally.” (Tr. 16-18)

Nancy also testified that the Respondent told her the New York Bar was “essentially gathering” evidence for her, which could be used in support of a lawsuit against Winick and Pinkus. He said the New York Bar could “put pressure on Winick and Pinkus to release my money.” He also told her that she “could not file suit or take any other action while the [New York] disciplinary complaint was pending.” He did not tell her that it is an ethical violation in Illinois to file a disciplinary complaint in order to gain an advantage in a civil action. (Tr. 18-21)

The Respondent also told Nancy that he had “spies at McIntosh and Otis,” and the spies were going into the files to obtain information for him. (Tr. 19)

In July 2003, Nancy and her adult children met with the Respondent in Little Rock, Arkansas. She described the meeting as “a complete waste of time.” The Respondent “regaled [them] with stories about his counter-terrorism escapades” and said he “had spies at McIntosh and Otis getting stuff out of the files to prove [Nancy’s] case.” The Respondent also mentioned specific letters and other documents showing that people were “colluding … to take away [her] royalty payments” and that there was a breach of fiduciary duty. One of the reasons the Respondent asserted for not giving the documents to Nancy was that he had sent them to a forensic documents examiner. (Tr. 22-26)

After meeting with the Respondent, Nancy was “scared” and “disturbed.” On August 8, 2003, she sent an e-mail to the Respondent and demanded to see several documents that he had mentioned. (Adm. Ex. 7, p.1) She said that she never saw any of the documents “because they don’t exist.” During a telephone conversation shortly after she sent the e-mail, the Respondent told her that he had been diagnosed with depression and named the medication he was taking. He continued to tell her that he could not get the documents because they were still with the document examiner. (Tr. 26-31)

In February 2004, Nancy sent an e-mail to the Respondent expressing her doubt whether the documents previously described by the Respondent actually existed. (Adm. Ex. 7, p. 2) The Respondent replied and apologized for misleading Nancy. (Adm. Ex. 7, p. 3) He added, however, that he did not intentionally mislead her (Adm. Ex. 7, p. 4) Thereafter, Nancy contacted the New York Bar Ethics Committee and learned that no complaint had been filed against Winick or Pinkus. She then telephoned the Respondent, told him that she knew he had lied to her, and fired him. The Respondent “started crying” and said “I can’t believe I’ve done this.” On that same date, February 26, 2004, the Respondent sent Nancy a letter resigning as her attorney (Adm. Ex. 4). (Tr. 31-35)

At some point, Nancy told the Respondent she would let the matter rest as long as he cooperated with her and her new attorney. She then hired attorney Sandy Housler, and the Respondent turned over some records. However, the Respondent “continued to lie to” Nancy and, she filed a complaint with the ARDC. (Tr. 35-36, 41-44)

The Respondent sent Nancy four billing statements. The statement, dated April 20, 2003, billed 10.9 hours for the “investigation” and “integration” of McIntosh and Otis materials (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1). The statement of July 16, 2003, billed 10.4 hours for the “investigation” of McIntosh and Otis and 6.1 hours for the “integration” of the investigation materials (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 2). The statement of October 21, 2003, billed 5.1 hours for the “investigation” of McIntosh and Otis (Adm. Ex. 5, p.2a). A final statement was sent to Nancy on March 17, 2004 (Adm. Ex. 5, p.4). She paid the Respondent $312 in November 2002, $5,413 in July 2003, and $5000 in September 2003. Nancy telephoned the Respondent and told him he could refund the fees she paid or she would pursue a malpractice suit against him. The Respondent said he could not make a refund. She has not filed any civil action against him. (Tr. 37-39, 46)

Finally, Nancy stated that the probate matter in California was eventually settled. (Tr. 42)

The Respondent

The Respondent admitted that he committed the misconduct charged in Count I of the Complaint. (Tr. 76) Specifically, he admitted that he “improperly deceived” his client, Nancy Steinbeck, about a “number of matters,” and that his “misrepresentations were not acceptable.” (Tr. 63, 69) He stated that he regretted his actions and that his misrepresentations were intertwined with his mental condition at that time. (Tr. 63, 69, 76, 77) [Emphasis added.]

He said that his first contact with Nancy Steinbeck was in late October 2001. When he was hired by her, he agreed to investigate the matter of McIntosh and Otis, a literary agent, withholding royalty payments she had been receiving through the probate estate of her former husband. (Adm. Ex. 1) He also told Nancy that he would file an ethics complaint in New York against attorneys Eugene Winick and Samuel Pinkus, who were principals and/or employees of McIntosh and Otis. (Resp. Ex. 1, p. 1-3) He said he “may have” told Nancy that the filing of the ethics complaint “was a way to exert pressure on [McIntosh and Otis] to release her money.” (Tr. 49-50)

In March 2002, the Respondent sent what he described as a “sanitized inquiry to the New York bar” (Adm. Ex. 2). By “sanitized” the Respondent said he meant that it “included no identifying information concerning any individual involved.” He received a telephone call from the New York Bar about three weeks later indicating that “any further action would need to be unsanitized, so to speak, with specific details.” The Respondent did not file any complaint, did not send any other document, and did not receive any other communication from the New York Bar in this matter. Nevertheless, he told Nancy that he had filed a complaint with the New York Bar and that there was a “continual flow of paper back and forth regarding the subject area of the inquiry.” (Tr. 51-53)

The Respondent told Nancy he was having certain documents reviewed by a handwriting expert. In a sworn statement to the ARDC on February 1, 2006, the Respondent similarly said that he had documents reviewed by a handwriting expert. He identified the handwriting expert as “Walter Wilson,” and said that Wilson had moved to Florida. However, the Respondent acknowledged that he had not sent any documents to be examined by a handwriting expert and that the purported expert named Walter Wilson does not exist. (Tr. 53-57)

On February 3, 2006, ARDC counsel sent a letter to the Respondent requesting him to provide certain documents he had mentioned in his sworn statement two days earlier, and which Nancy Steinbeck had requested from him in August 2003. (Adm. Ex. 6, p. 4; Adm. Ex. 7, p. 1) ARDC counsel sent a second request for the documents on February 24, 2006. (Adm. Ex. 6, p. 5) The Respondent acknowledged that he did not respond to either the foregoing letters or disclose, at any time, that the documents did not exist. (Tr. 55-57)

In his Answer to the disciplinary complaint, the Respondent admitted for the first time that the above documents did not exist. (Adm. Ex. 7, p. 1; Adm. Ex. 8, par. 7-9, p. 6-8) He also admitted, for the first time in his Answer, that the purported handwriting expert Walter Wilson did not exist. (Adm. Ex. 8, par. 11-12, p. 8-9) The Answer was filed on July 19, 2006. (Tr. 56-57, 59-60) [Emphasis added.]

On July 25, 2006, ARDC counsel sent him a request to produce documents, including “correspondence and accompanying documents sent to and received from the expert witness you identified as Walter Wilson in your sworn statement given on February 1, 2006.” (Adm. Ex. 12, p. 3) In an affidavit submitted on August 28, 2006, in response to the foregoing request, the Respondent failed to disclose that Walter Wilson did not exist, but rather stated that a search of his paper and electronic documents “thus far has not recovered any responsive documents,” and that responsive documents “probably” will not be discovered. (Adm. Ex. 12, p. 10). (Tr. 57-58, 60)

When asked why he did not disclose in his response to the request to produce that Walter Wilson did not exist and that there were no documents pertaining to Wilson, the Respondent said: “At that point I was not entirely certain. I believed that the probability was very high at that point. With hindsight I should have disclosed directly in so many words that I did not, that I suspected Walter Wilson did not exist and that there were no documents…. At that point I had not reviewed all of the available electronic files. I was being forced to recover damaged media and I wanted to be sure that I reviewed everything that would be available before I gave you a definitive answer. In hindsight I should not have been so reticent.” When asked again, the Respondent said: “It appears that I overread the Administrator’s request…to mean that [it] also included anything that I might have intended to send [to an expert].”

Finally, the Respondent was asked why he did not tell ARDC counsel that Walter Wilson did not exist, he replied: “embarrassment as much as anything else. Shame may be a better word.” (Tr. 59, 61-62) The Respondent explained that Nancy Steinbeck “was not the easiest client to deal with” and that he later realized her “situation was beyond my capabilities to represent.” When asked why he told Nancy he had certain documents that he did not have, he replied: “I can’t give any single definitive answer to that. My belief is that I told her that from a combination of…attempting to deal with a client who frequently descended into hysteria during telephone calls and misestimation of my own abilities and responsibilities.” (Tr. 62, 69) [Emphasis added.]

On February 26, 2004, following a telephone conversation with Nancy Steinbeck, the Respondent reported his misconduct to the ARDC. (Resp. Ex. 1) He said that in February 2004, Nancy was not aware that he was going to or had reported the matter to the ARDC. However, on at least two occasions Nancy told him he needed to cooperate with her or she was going to report him to the ARDC. (Tr. 70, 78, 84-85)

It was pointed out to the Respondent that in his report to the ARDC in February 2004 (Resp. Ex. 1), he used terms, such as “apparent misrepresentations” and “I appear to have represented,” and did not expressly state that he made false statements about documents which did not exist. He explained that his “self report” was the “best information that I had available to me at that time in the state I was in.” At that time, he “didn’t have direct recall of what” he had told Nancy, and he was not “prepared to accept” that he had lied to Nancy. He was “confused at the time” and “felt that my judgment was so impaired that I did not want to draw that kind of conclusion [making misrepresentations to his client] as impaired as I was feeling.” He further said “I didn’t have direct memory of much of what had been going on.” (Tr. 70, 78-80, 117)

In regard to his mental condition, the Respondent said that he has had migraine headaches that lasted “anywhere from 6 to 36 hours.” During those attacks he is “essentially incapable of functioning” and “everything is so jumbled during the attacks that I can’t sort it out at a later time.” For example, “I honestly can’t say if someone had spoken to me during that time period whether I would remember that person or not.” He currently takes painkillers that “significantly reduce the frequency of the migraines.” (Tr. 116-17, 121-22)

The Respondent mentioned the “personal stress” and even “despair” he has suffered from his family situation and his own health problems. He noted that his oldest son has received inpatient psychiatric care on more than one occasions. He said he is receiving “substantial assistance in therapy,” and believes he is “much more aware of the potential warning signs in which I might be vulnerable to making any kind of misrepresentation to anyone.” (Tr. 63, 82, 117)

The Respondent further testified that he has “changed the nature of [his] practice” in order to prevent a repetition of misconduct. He said he has other attorneys and/or experienced literary agents available to review his files. When there is “even a hint that there will be litigation forthcoming, I immediately onsult with other counsel.” He works out of his home and “severely” limits the amount of work he does so that he will not become overburdened. He estimated that he spends about 12 to 15 hours a week on legal work. (Tr. 83, 118-20)

Finally, in regard to Count I, the Respondent pointed out there was a stipulation that Nancy Steinbeck’s present counsel would testify the misrepresentations the Respondent made did not adversely affect any of Nancy’s litigation. (Tr. 66-67, 70-71; Resp. Ex. 2)

In regard to Count II, the Respondent denied that he obtained an unreasonable fee from Nancy Steinbeck. He said that while some of the charges in his billing statements (Adm. Ex. 5) were not proper, such as the charges relating to the investigation of McIntosh and Otis, Nancy paid him about $4,000 less than the amount he billed. He noted that the charges relating to McIntosh and Otis were less than $4,000. He also said that he promptly attempted to correct his billing invoice (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 4). He further noted that he assisted Nancy’s counsel, Mr. Bond, in the California probate litigation and, when Mr. Bond withdrew, the Respondent “assisted Ms. Steinbeck in a transition to new counsel, Mr. Thomas Munson.” The Respondent also participated in a mediation hearing for the probate matter and a “general settlement was reached.” He said it then “took us collectively several months to work out specific language in that general settlement agreement.” (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 2, 2a, 4) Further, he said he “provided all necessary documents to opposing counsel” in a copyright matter involving Nancy. (Tr. 71-73, 76-77) [Emphasis added.]

Lawrence Lee Jeckel

Dr. Jeckel testified that he is a physician specializing in psychiatry. He briefly described his background and his curriculum vitae was received into evidence. (Tr. 86-88; Adm. Ex. 10)

Dr. Jeckel was asked by the ARDC to evaluate the Respondent. He met with the Respondent on two occasions, March 29 and July 18, 2006, considered various materials, and prepared a report. (Tr. 88-92; Adm. Ex. 11)

Dr. Jeckel made a diagnosis of the Respondent. First, the Respondent has a Mixed Personality Disorder. This is a “pervasive, usually lifelong pattern of maladaptive thinking and behavior which … would cause a social and occupational impairment.” Second, he has a “Dysthymic Disorder.” This is a depression that “comes and goes,” and sometimes impairs sleep and appetite. Third, he has a Major Depressive Disorder. This results in the Respondent feeling “suicidal, helpless, very depressed and I think required hospitalization at one point.” The Respondent’s “primary problem” is his personality disorder. (Tr. 93-94; Adm. Ex. 11, p. 10)

The Respondent is currently prescribed Wellbutrin by Dr. Luke Yang, and he has a session with Harry Vandervelde, MSW, at the Champaign County Mental Health Center every other week. However, Dr. Jeckel voiced concern that the Respondent is not addressing any of his issues. The Respondent has not been forthcoming about his problems to Mr. Vandervelde. Also, Mr. Vandervelde “provides mostly a sounding board” and is “just listening to” the Respondent. Dr. Jeckel explained that the sessions with Mr. Vandervelde are “not therapy.” The Respondent has not improved while having these sessions. (Tr. 96-97, 101-02; Adm. Ex. 11, p. 6, 7)

In regard to the Respondent’s “self-report” letter to the ARDC (Resp. Ex. 1), Dr. Jeckel said it contained “a lot of impressionistic language,” “a lot of [his] equivocation,” and few “real facts.” He also noted that after the Respondent acknowledged he fabricated Walter Wilson, he “then turned around and said there was a Walter Wilson.” Dr. Jeckel said it is “very mysterious again why he would do that when the truth would serve him better.” In regard to the Respondent’s continuing misrepresentations to disciplinary counsel, Dr. Jeckel said “it’s lying upon lying upon lying and I think it’s a sign of very serious and unique personality disorder.” (Tr. 95-96, 99, 102-03)

Dr. Jeckel noted that the Respondent had “serious external stresses,” such as his son being mentally ill, but that his inability or unwillingness to provide detailed factual answers “is due to a larger problem in the way [Respondent] thinks about things and act.” (Tr. 114)

Dr. Jeckel voiced the opinion that the Respondent’s psychological condition affects his ability to practice law, and that his misconduct relating to Nancy Steinbeck was “related to his current mental health condition.” Dr. Jeckel also voiced the opinions that the Respondent is presently at risk to repeat his misconduct and that he “is not fit to practice law.” (Tr. 93-94, 103-05; Adm. Ex. 11, p. 12)

In order for the Respondent to become fit to practice law, Dr. Jeckel recommended that the Respondent be evaluated for at least six months and possibly a year by a psychiatrist or a psychologist who works with personality disorders. It is important for the Respondent to be asked “very hard questions about his thinking and behavior” and to “talk honestly and openly about his feelings and his behaviors.” During the period of evaluation, the Respondent would also receive “beginning therapy.” Once there is a better understanding of the “extent of [his] problems,” an appropriate course of treatment could be pursued. (Tr. 103, 110-13; Adm. Ex. 11, p. 12-13)

FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

In attorney disciplinary proceedings, the Administrator has the burden of proving the charges of misconduct by clear and convincing evidence. In re Storment, 203 Ill. 2d 378, 390, 786 N.E.2d 963, 969 (2002). This standard requires a high level of certainty, greater than a preponderance of the evidence but less than proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Bazydlo v. Volant, 164 Ill. 2d 207, 213, 647 N.E.2d 273, 276 (1995). In determining whether the burden of proof has been satisfied, the Hearing Panel has the responsibility of assessing the credibility and believability of the witnesses, weighing conflicting testimony, drawing reasonable inferences from the evidence, and making factual findings based upon all the evidence. In re Howard, 188 Ill. 2d 423, 435, 721 N.E.2d 1126, 1133 (1999); In re Ring, 141 Ill. 2d 128, 138-39, 565 N.E.2d 983, 987 (1990). In assessing the evidence, the Hearing Panel is not required to be “naïve or impractical” or to believe testimony that is “beyond human experience,” “an unreasonable story,” or “an inherent improbability.” In re Discipio, 163 Ill. 2d 515, 523-24, 645 N.E.2d 906, 910 (1994); In re Holz, 125 Ill. 2d 546, 555, 533 N.E.2d 818, 821 (1989); Tepper v. Campo, 398 Ill. 496, 504-05, 76 N.E.2d 490, 494 (1948).

Additionally, an admission in a pleading is a formal judicial admission that is binding on the party making it, may not be contradicted, has the effect of withdrawing the fact admitted from issue, and dispenses with the need for any proof of that fact. See In re Estate of Rennick, 181 Ill. 2d 395, 406-07, 692 N.E.2d 1150, 1156 (1998); El Rincon v. First Mutual Insurance. 346 Ill. App. 3d 96, 100, 803 N.E.2d 532, 535-36 (2004); Caponi V. Larry’s 66, 236 Ill. App. 3d 660, 671, 601 N.E.2d 1347, 1355 (1992). Thus, when a respondent in a disciplinary matter admits in his or her answer some or all of the facts alleged in a complaint, it is unnecessary for the Administrator to present evidence to prove the facts so admitted. See In re Harris, 97 SH 88, M.R. 16300 (January 24, 2000) (Hearing Board Report at 42); In re Carlson, 98 CH 880, M.R. 17398 (June 20, 2001) (Hearing Board Report at 11).

With the above principles in mind, and after considering all of the evidence, we make the following findings.

Count I

We find that the misconduct charged in Count I was proved by both the evidence presented at the hearing and the Respondent’s admissions in his Answer.

As charged in Count I, the Respondent repeatedly and knowingly made false statements to his client Nancy Steinbeck during an approximate two-year period, January 2002 to February 2004. Specifically, the Respondent made the following false statements.

The Respondent told his client that he had filed a complaint against attorneys Winick and Pinkus with the New York disciplinary authorities. (Tr. 17-18; Answer, p. 6, par. 6) However, the Respondent never filed such a complaint and he clearly knew that he had not done so. (Tr. 51, 64; Answer, p. 6, par. 5 & 6)

The Respondent told Nancy Steinbeck that New York disciplinary authorities were conducting an investigation of his complaint against Winick and Pinkus and gathering evidence against Winick, Pinkus and their employer, McIntosh and Otis. (Tr. 18, 21, 51-52) However, the Respondent knew there was no such investigation because no complaint had been filed. (Tr. 63-64; Adm. Ex. 3; Answer, p. 6, par. 5)

The Respondent told Nancy Steinbeck that there was a “flow of paper back and forth” between the Respondent and the New York disciplinary authorities. (Tr. 18-20, 51) However, the Respondent knew that there was no such exchange of documents. (Tr. 52, 64; Adm. Ex. 3)

The Respondent told Nancy Steinbeck that his communications with the New York disciplinary authorities were “confidential” and, thus, he could not discuss them with her. (Tr. 18, 20, 51) Clearly, the Respondent knew there were no confidential communications between him and the New York disciplinary authorities because he did not provide information about any named individual, there was no disciplinary investigation, and there was simply no exchange of information. (Tr. 63-64; Adm. Ex. 3)

The Respondent told Nancy Steinbeck that she could not file any suit or take other action while the disciplinary complaint in New York was pending. (Tr. 21) The Respondent knew that the foregoing representation was false and misleading because he knew no disciplinary complaint had been filed. (Tr. 51, 64)

The Respondent told Nancy Steinbeck that he had obtained copies of letters between attorney Winick and two of Nancy’s relatives, showing attempts to defraud Nancy out of certain royalties. (Tr. 24-25; Adm. Ex. 7, p. 1; Answer, p. 6-7, par. 7) However, the Respondent knew that he never had such letter or copies thereof. (Tr. 57, 60; Answer, p. 7-8, par. 8 and 9)

The Respondent told Nancy that he had obtained a copy of a letter Thomas Steinbeck wrote to attorney Winick, showing Thomas’ desire to see Nancy receive no additional royalty payments. (Tr. 25; Answer, p. 6-7, par. 7) However, the Respondent knew that he never had such letter or a copy thereof. (Tr. 57, 60; Answer, p. 7-8, par. 8 and 9)

The Respondent told Nancy that he had obtained a copy of a memorandum on McIntosh and Otis letterhead, showing that McIntosh and Otis was forging documents. (Tr. 26; Answer, p. 6-7, par. 7) However, the Respondent knew that he never had such a memorandum or copy thereof. (Tr. 57, 60; Answer, p. 7-8, par. 8 and 9) The Respondent told Nancy that he had sent some of the above mentioned documents to a document examiner or handwriting expert. (Tr. 26-27, 53; Adm. Ex. 7, p. 2; Answer, p. 8, par. 10) However, the Respondent knew that he never had such documents; knew that the purported examination expert did not exist; knew he never sent any documents to a document examiner or handwriting expert; and knew the statements that he sent documents to be examined were false. (Tr. 54-57, 60, 63; Answer, p. 8-9, par. 11)

It is well established that an attorney engages in dishonesty and deceit by knowingly making false or misleading statements to a client. See In re Ring, 141 Ill. 2d. 128, 143, 565 N.E.2s 983, 988-89 (1990); In re Levin, 101 Ill. 2d 535, 539-40, 463 N.E.2d 715, 717 (1984) Furthermore, an attorney who acts in a dishonest or deceitful manner, particularly toward a client, tends to bring the legal profession into disrepute. See In re Stern, 124 Ill. 2d 310, 314-15, 529 N.E.2d 562, 564 (1988). In this case it is clear that the Respondent repeatedly and knowingly made false statements to and acted with dishonesty toward his client Nancy Steinbeck.

Therefore, we find that the Administrator proved by clear and convincing evidence that the Respondent committed the following misconduct as charged in Count I: (a) engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, in violation of Rule 8.4(a)(4) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; and (b) engaged in conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute, in violation of Supreme Court Rule 770.

Count II

In regard to Count II, we find that the Respondent engaged in dishonest and deceitful conduct, and breached his fiduciary duties to his client.

Fraud and dishonesty include “any conduct, statement, or omission that is calculated to deceive.” In re Gerard, 132 Ill. 2d 507, 528, 548 N.E.2d 1051, 1059 (1989).

An attorney-client relationship creates a fiduciary relationship between the attorney and client. Because of this fiduciary relationship, the attorney owes the client a high “measure of good faith,” undivided fidelity,” and “loyalty.” In re Winthrop, 219 Ill. 2d 526, 543-44, 848 N.E.2d 961, 972-73 (2006); In re Imming, 131 Ill. 2d 239, 252-53, 255, 545 N.E.2d 715, 721, 722 (1989).

In this case, the evidence showed that the Respondent sent to his client, Nancy Steinbeck, three billing invoices in which he claimed to have worked a number of hours on an investigation of the New York literary agent McIntosh and Otis (M & O). Specifically, his invoice of April 20, 2003, listed 6.2 hours of work for the “investigation of M & O” and 4.7 hours for the “integration of M & O investigation results and materials.”(Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1; Tr. 37) The Respondent’s invoice of July 16, 2003, listed 10.4 hours of work for the “investigation of M & O” and 6.1 hours for the “integration of M & O investigation results and materials.”(Adm. Ex. 5, p. 2; Tr. 37) The Respondent’s invoice of October 21, 2003, listed 5.1 hours of work for the “investigation of M & O.” (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 2a; Tr. 37) Clearly, the Respondent sent the foregoing billing invoices to Nancy for the purpose of having her pay him for the hours of work listed.

The evidence, including the Respondent’s own admissions, showed that he did not conduct an investigation of M & O, and that the hours of work relating to the purported investigation of M & O listed on the three billing invoices were false. In other words, the Respondent completely fabricated his purported investigation of M & O. For example, the Respondent told his client he had spies looking through files; that he had obtained certain M & O documents; and that he had sent those documents to a handwriting expert named “Wilson.” In reality, he had no spies; he never received any M & O documents; the documents he identified do not exist; and the handwriting expert he identified does not exist. (Tr. 19, 23-24, 28-29, 34-35, 54, 56-57, 60, 62, 77; Answer, p. 6-8. Par. 7-9; p. 11-12, par. 17-18; Adm. Ex. 5, p. 4; Adm. Ex. 7, p. 1; Resp. Ex. 1, p. 3-4). Consequently, by knowingly sending his client billing invoices listing hours of work that he had not performed, for the purpose of receiving payment for those hours, the Respondent engaged in dishonest and deceitful conduct, and breached his fiduciary duties to his client.

Also in Count II, the Respondent was charged with “obtaining an unreasonable fee.” (Complaint, p. 6, par. 19(b)). The Respondent denied this charge. (Tr. 76-77) Although the Respondent sought to obtain a fee for purported work relating to an investigation of M & O, which did not occur, we do not believe there is clear and convincing evidence that he actually obtained a fee for work relating to that investigation.

As noted above, the evidence showed that the Respondent sent Nancy Steinbeck three billing statements requesting fees for work relating to the non-existent investigation of M & O. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1, 2, 2a) The billing invoice of April 20, 2003, charged $125 per hour for 6.2 hours of work on an investigation of M & O, for a fee of $775. The same invoice also charged $175 per hour for 4.7 hours of work on the “integration” of the investigation results, for a fee of $822.50. In light of the fact that there was no investigation of M & O, the Respondent improperly charged Nancy $1,597.50 on the invoice of April 20, 2003. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1) However, on the same invoice, he billed a total of $8,235,23 for fees, which included $6,637.37 for other work performed for Nancy. This invoice also showed $4,885.39 due from previous invoices. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1)

Nancy Steinbeck testified that she made three payments to the Respondent. (Tr. 38; Adm. Ex. 9) Her first payment, of $312, was made in November 2002 (Adm. Ex. 9, p. 1), which was before the Respondent sought to obtain improper fees on his invoice of April 20, 2003. Thus, the payment of $312 in November 2002 was unrelated to the fabricated investigation. Also, Nancy made no other payment to the Respondent until after July 16, 2003. (Adm. Ex. 9)

On July 16, 2003, the Respondent sent another billing invoice. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 2) On this invoice, he charged $125 per hour for 10.4 hours of work on an investigation of M & O, for a fee of $1,300. The same invoice also charged $175 per hour for 6.1 hours of work for the “integration” of the investigation results, for a fee of $1,067.50. Thus, the total amount of improper fees for which the Respondent billed on the invoice of July 16, 2003, was $2,367.50. However, on the same invoice, he billed $7,360.23 for other work performed for Nancy. This invoice, as did the invoice of April 20, showed that Nancy still owed him $4,855.30 from invoices prior to April 20, 2003. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1 and 2)

In summary, the Respondent’s billing invoice of July 16, 2003, showed that Nancy Steinbeck owed him current fees in the amount of $9,727.73, plus unpaid fees (from prior to April 20, 2003) of $4,885.39, for a total of $14, 613.12. Only $2,367.50 of the total amount was related to the non-existent investigation of M & O. Thus, when the improper fees are deducted, Nancy still owed the Respondent $12,245.62. (Adm. Ex. 5, p.2)

On the billing invoice of July 16, 2003, the Respondent also set out a “proposed payment schedule” for Nancy to pay him $5,413.12 immediately, and then to make two payments of $4,600. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 2) On July 17, 2003, Nancy paid the Respondent $5,413.12 (Adm. Ex. 9, p. 3; Tr. 38), as the Respondent had proposed. Following the foregoing payment, Nancy still owed the Respondent $6.832.50 for fees unrelated to fabricated investigation of M & O. Nancy then made one additional payment to the Respondent, and that payment, on September 30, 2003, was in the amount of $5,000. (Adm. Ex. 9, p. 2) The $5,000 was less than the amount Nancy still owed the Respondent for work unrelated to the M & O investigation.

Consequently, Nancy Steinbeck paid the Respondent $312 before she was billed for any work that the Respondent had not performed. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1; Adm. Ex. 9, p. 1) She also paid him an additional $10,413.12 (Adm. Ex. 9, p. 2, 3), which was less than the $12,245.62 the Respondent had billed for work unrelated to the non-existent investigation of M & O. (Adm. Ex. 5, p. 1, 2; Tr. 77) There was no proof that any of the work for which the Respondent billed Nancy Steinbeck, other than that related to the investigation of M & O, was not performed. Thus, the evidence failed to establish that the Respondent obtained any payment for work he had not performed.

Finally, we note that the evidence showed the Respondent did perform services on behalf of Nancy Steinbeck. For example, he filed a complaint against Mr. Winick and Mr. Pinkus with the Association of Authors Representatives (AAR) and prepared correspondence relating thereto (Tr. 39; Resp. Ex. 1, p. 3; Adm. Ex. 13, p. 2, 10, 13); he reviewed copyright regulations and prepared documents on behalf of Nancy (Tr. 73; Adm. Ex. 13, p. 3); he reviewed documents relating to royalties claimed by Nancy (Adm. Ex. 13, p. 11); he participated in a settlement conference in the probate proceeding where a general agreement was reached (Tr. 72); and, over “several months,” he helped to work out specific language for the settlement agreement (Tr. 72; Adm. Ex. 13, p. 9).

Therefore, we find that the Administrator proved by clear and convincing evidence that the Respondent committed the following misconduct charged in paragraph 19 (a), (c), and (d) of Count II: breached his fiduciary duties to a client; engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, in violation of Rule 8.4(a)(4) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; and engaged in conduct which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute, in violation of Supreme Court Rule 770. We also find that the charge of “obtaining” an unreasonable fee, in paragraph 19(b) of Count II, was not proved.

RECOMMENDATION

The purpose of the attorney disciplinary system is not to punish an attorney for misconduct, but rather “to protect the public, maintain the integrity of the legal profession, and protect the administration of justice from reproach.” In re Winthrop, 219 Ill. 2d 526, 559, 848 N.E.2d 961, 981 (2006). In determining the sanction to recommend, the Hearing Board Panel is to consider the seriousness of the misconduct, any aggravating and mitigating circumstances shown by the evidence, the deterrent value of the sanction, and whether the sanction will help preserve public confidence in the legal profession. See In re Gorecki, 208 Ill.2d 350, 360-61, 802 N.E.2d 1194, 1200 (2003). Although each disciplinary case “is unique and must be resolved in light of its own facts and circumstances,” the sanction imposed should be “consistent with those imposed in other cases involving comparable misconduct.” In re Howard, 188 Ill.2d 423, 440, 721 N.E.2d 1126, 1135; In re Chandler, 161 Ill.2d 459, 472, 641 N.E.2d 473, 479 (1994).

In this case, the Administrator requested the sanction of suspension from the practice of law for one year and until further order of the Court. (Tr. 125, 129) In support thereof, the Administrator cited the following cases: In re Bourgeois, 25 Ill. 2d 47, 182 N.E.2d 651 (1962); In re Hogan, 93 CH 234, M.R. 9161 (September 27, 1993); and In re Sutherin, 03 CH 646, M.R. 20636 (September 20, 2006). (Tr. 126-27). The Respondent requested a suspension of one year, stayed in its entirety for a two-year period of probation (Tr. 132), and cited the following cases: In re Olton, 05 SH 27 (Hearing Board Report); In re Aulston, 98 CH 101, M.R. 19331 (May 24, 2002); In re Forsberg, 02 CH 111, M.R. 19331 (May 17, 2004); In re Hubbard, 04 CH 135, M.R. 20917 (September 20, 2006); and In re Spak, 188 Ill. 2d 53, 719 N.E.2d 747 (1999). (Tr. 130-31)

The misconduct of the Respondent consisted of knowingly and repeatedly making false statements to his client, and breaching his fiduciary duties by attempting to obtain fees for work that he had not performed. Clearly, the Respondent’s misconduct demonstrated a lack of honesty and integrity.

An attorney is required to possess “good moral character,” and “honesty” is an “important element” of good moral character. In re Polito, 132 Ill. 2d 294, 303, 547 N.E.2d 465, 469 (1989); In re Glenville, 139 Ill. 2d 242, 255, 565 N.E.2d 623, 629 (1990). The Supreme Court has stated that “purposeful misrepresentations” are “contrary to honesty intrinsic in a lawyer’s oath of office” (In re Crisel, 101 Ill. 2d 332, 243, 461 N.E.2d 994, 998 (1984)), and that any conduct showing “a want of personal honesty or integrity” is “reprehensible” and demonstrates an “unfitness to practice law” (In re Chandler, 161 Ill. 2d 459, 473, 641 N.E.2d 473, 479-80 (1994); In re Vavrik, 117 Ill. 2d 408, 412-13, 415, 512 N.E.2d 1226, 1228-29 (1987)). Thus, the Respondent’s misconduct was very serious.

There is also aggravation in this case. The Respondent’s misconduct did not arise from a single incident or involve a brief lapse of sound judgment. Rather, the Respondent made numerous false statements to his client over an approximately two-year period. For example, he knowingly and falsely told Nancy Steinbeck: he had filed a complaint against two attorneys with the New York disciplinary authorities; the New York disciplinary authorities were conducting an investigation of the attorneys and were gathering evidence helpful to Nancy; he was exchanging information with the New York disciplinary authorities; he could not discuss his communications with the New York disciplinary authorities because they were “confidential;” he was conducting an investigation into the New York literary agent McIntosh and Otis (M & O); he had a “spy” going through the files at the office of M & O; he obtained certain documents favorable to Nancy from M & O; he could not give Nancy a copy of the documents because he had sent them to a handwriting expert; and he sent Nancy billing invoices stating that he had worked numerous hours related to the investigation of M & O. In fact, the Respondent filed no complaint with the New York disciplinary authorities; there was no disciplinary investigation; he had not exchanged paper work with the New York disciplinary authorities; he had no spy at M & O; he had received no documents from M & O; he sent no documents to a handwriting expert; and neither the documents he claimed to have received nor the handwriting expert he named even existed.

Moreover, the Respondent’s misrepresentations continued during the investigation by the Administrator. At a sworn statement to the ARDC in February 2006, the Respondent falsely claimed that he had received certain documents from M & O; that he was having the documents examined by a handwriting expert; that the handwriting expert was “Walter Wilson;” that Wilson had moved to Florida; and that he had inadvertently forgot to bring the above documents to the sworn statement. (Tr. 53-56) However, the Respondent knew that the documents and the handwriting expert named Walter Wilson did not exist. (Tr. 56-57) Even after the Respondent finally admitted in his Answer, filed on July 19, 2006, that neither the documents nor the expert existed (Tr. 57), he still claimed, in his response to the Administrator’s request to produce, that he was searching his files for correspondence and documents exchanged between him and the handwriting expert. (Adm. Ex. 12, p. 3, 8, 10; Tr. 58-62, 102)

It should be apparent to every attorney practicing in Illinois that he or she “has an obligation to cooperate with [the Supreme] Court and its agency, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, in the performance of its duty to police the legal profession in this state.” In re Zisook, 88 Ill. 2d 321, 331, 430 N.E.2d 1037, 1041 (1981) Furthermore, the Supreme Court has indicated that providing false information in a “sworn statement to the Administrator” demonstrates the “unfitness of an attorney to practice law.” In re Bell, 147 Ill. 2d 15, 39, 588 N.E.2d 1093, 1104 (1992).

There is also mitigation in this case. The Respondent has been licensed to practice law since 1995 and has no prior discipline. (Tr. 133) He acknowledged he committed the misconduct charged in Count I. (Tr. 76, 129) He admitted that he “improperly deceived the client concerning a number of matters” and that his misrepresentations are “not acceptable under the rules of professional conduct.” (Tr. 63, 69) It was stipulated that Nancy Steinbeck’s current attorney would testify that the Respondent’s misconduct did not cause her to lose any claim against M & O or its employees. (Resp. Ex. 2) As discussed below, the Respondent’s misconduct was related to his mental health condition. (Tr. 69, 103)

It is also mitigating that the Respondent self-reported misconduct in February 2004, which was before his client indicated to him that she would file a disciplinary complaint against him. (Tr. 35-36, 70, 78) However, the weight of this factor is diminished because, in his letter to the Administrator reporting his misconduct (Resp. Ex. 1), he sought to lessen his culpability by making vague, ambiguous, and misleading statements. (Tr. 95) For example, he referred to his false statements to Nancy Steinbeck as “apparent misrepresentations.” (Resp. Ex. 1, p.1) He said “[s]o far as I have been able to determine the misrepresentations were not made with the intent to deceive or to harm client interests.” (Resp. Ex. 1, p. 1) He suggested that he had prepared a complaint to file with New York disciplinary authorities, and said “[m]y files do not reflect any proof that the complaint was actually filed.” (Resp. Ex. 1, p. 3) He also stated “I appear to have represented to Nancy that I had obtained documents that tended to demonstrate bad faith [by M &O]” and a “significant majority of those documents do not appear to have been received here.” (Resp. Ex. 1, p. 3) As discussed above, the Respondent knew he had not filed a complaint in New York, knew he had not received any documents from M & O, and, nevertheless, he told Nancy Steinbeck he had filed such a complaint and had received such documents. (Tr. 51-52, 56-57, 60, 62)

In addition to the above, Dr. Lawrence L. Jeckel, a psychiatrist, evaluated the Respondent, prepared a written report (Adm. Ex. 11), and testified about his findings and recommendations. Dr. Jeckel diagnosed the Respondent with a “Mixed Personality Disorder,” which is an enduring, usually life-long, pattern of maladaptive thinking and behavior that “significantly impairs one’s life.” (Adm. Ex. 11, p. 10-11; Tr. 93-94) Additionally, he diagnosed the Respondent with a “Dysthymic Disorder,” which is chronic depression, and with a “Major Depressive Disorder.” (Adm. Ex. p. 10-11; Tr. 93) Dr. Jeckel said that the personality disorder is the Respondent’s “primary problem.” (Tr. 94)

Dr. Jeckel voiced the opinion that the Respondent’s psychological conditions affect his ability to practice law (Tr. 93), and that his misconduct was related to his mental problems (Tr. 103, 105). He voiced the further opinion that the Respondent “is not fit to practice law.” (Tr. 94, 104; Adm. Ex. 11, p. 12)

The Respondent is apparently taking medications, Wellbutrin and Flexeril, prescribed by Dr. Luke Yang, and is attending sessions with Harry Vandervelde, MSW, a counselor at the Mental Health Center of Champaign County. (Adm. Ex. 11, p. 6-7, 9) However, Dr. Jeckel stated that the Respondent has not yet addressed any of his mental issues in therapy. Mr. Vandervelde is not providing “real therapy” for the Respondent, but is “mostly a sounding board for Mr. Petit.” (Tr. 97-98)

Finally, Dr. Jeckel recommended that, in order for the Respondent to be mentally fit to practice law, he should be evaluated “for at least six months to a year” by a psychiatrist or psychologist who works with personality disorders. The Respondent could obtain “beginning therapy” during the period of the evaluation. After there is a better understanding of the “extent of [his] problems” an appropriate course of treatment could be implemented. (Tr. 110-13: Adm. Ex. 11, p. 12-13)

In light of Dr. Jeckel’s expert opinions, which we found very knowledgeable and credible, and our own observations of the Respondent during his testimony, we find that the Respondent is currently unfit to practice law, that his mental or psychological problems have not been sufficiently addressed or treated, and that he poses a threat to the public and the integrity of the legal profession.

As noted above, the Respondent requested that we recommend a term of probation for him. We do not believe probation is appropriate in this case. Supreme Court Rule 772(a) provides that an attorney may be placed on probation if the attorney “has demonstrated” that he: “(1) can perform legal services and the continued practice of law will not cause the courts or the profession to fall into disrepute; (2) is unlikely to harm the public during the period of rehabilitation . . . ; [and] (3) has a disability which is temporary or minor and does not require treatment and transfer to disability status . . . .”

The Respondent has not demonstrated that he meets any of the above requirements, and, in fact, the evidence showed the contrary. Thus, probation is not appropriate. See In re Sutherin, 03 CH 61, Review Board Report at 13-16 (Petition to file exceptions to the Review Board Report denied in M.R. 20636, September 20, 2006); In re Handy, 03 SH 118, Hearing Board Report at 44-45 (Hearing Board Report approved in M.R. 19825, January 14, 2005).

We also note that the evidence in this case would support a finding that the Respondent is incapacitated from continuing to practice because of a mental disorder, warranting a transfer to disability inactive status. However, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 758(a), only the Inquiry Board can initiate the filing of a petition to transfer to disability inactive status. (Tr. 127-28) We suggest that the Administrator consider seeking a revision to Rule 758 so that the disposition by the Hearing Board in matters like this could include a recommendation for transfer to disability inactive status.

The cases cited by the Respondent do not support probation in this case. The Supreme Court has granted probation when an attorney has obtained appropriate treatment for his or her mental disorder, addiction, or other impairment that was related to the misconduct and there is evidence that the attorney is fit to practice law while undergoing the course of treatment. See In re Ackermann, 99 Ill. 2d 56, 67-69, 457 N.E.2d 409, 413-14 (1983); In re Harrison, 02 SH 84, Hearing Board Report at 44-45, 47 (Hearing Board Report approved in M.R. 19281, March 15, 2004). Three of the cases cited by the Respondent are classic examples of the above situation. In In re Aulston, 98 CH 101, M.R. 18122 (May 24, 2002), the attorney’s misconduct was related to his depression, he was receiving treatment, and his doctor said “with continued treatment and medication, [the attorney’s] condition should not interfere with his ability to practice law.” (Review Board Report at 5, 12) In In re Forsberg, 02 CH 111, M.R. 19331 (May 17, 2004), the attorney’s “depression and anxiety” contributed to her misconduct, she “sought and continues to receive treatment for those conditions,” and according to a psychiatrist, “her anxiety and depression are much improved.” (Petition to impose discipline on consent, p. 1, 5-6, 9) Finally, in In re Hubbard, 04 CH 135, M.R. 20917 (September 20, 2006), the attorney was “suffering from mental health and [alcohol] abuse conditions” at the time of her misconduct (a DUI and failure to report the conviction to the ARDC), she had maintained sobriety for about 16 months, she was taking anti-depressant medication and otherwise participating in psychotherapy, and “she appears to be in solid recovery.” (Petition to impose discipline on consent, p. 1, 4) Unlike the foregoing cases, the Respondent in this case has not received and is not receiving necessary treatment for his mental conditions, which were related to his misconduct, and he is simply not fit to practice law at this time. (Tr. 93-94, 102-05, 110-11; Adm. Ex. 11, p. 12-13)

The Respondent also cited the Hearing Board Report in In re Olton, 05 SH 27 (April 28, 2006), in which there was a recommendation of suspension, stayed by a period of probation. (Tr. 130) We note that subsequent to the hearing in this case, the Review Board issued a report in the Olton matter, on February 14, 2007. The Review Board concluded that probation was not appropriate, and recommended a suspension for 60 days. In any event, unlike in this case, the attorney in Olton did not have any mental problems or addiction impairments that adversely affected her ability to practice law. (Olton, Hearing Board Report at 34-35; Review Board Report at 16-17).

Lastly, the Respondent cited In re Spak, 188 Ill. 2d 53, 719 N.E.2d 747 (1999), in which the sanction of censure was imposed. However, the misconduct in Spack did not involve dishonesty. The Court stated “we find no reason to disagree with the Hearing Board’s finding that respondent’s actions . . . did not involve a dishonest or fraudulent motive.” Also, when considering the appropriate sanction, the Court stated “[w]e rely most heavily upon the Hearing Board’s finding that respondent did not act with any fraudulent intent.” (Spak, 188 Ill. 2d at 66, 69, 719 N.E.2d at 754, 755). The Respondent’s misconduct in this case included numerous false statements to his client, plus additional false statements to the ARDC, and is much more egregious than in Spak.

We believe that based upon the nature of the Respondent’s misconduct, in light of the aggravating and mitigating factors, a sanction of suspension is appropriate in this case. The cases discussed below support a suspension for the Respondent.

Further Reading:

Complaint filed against attorney from Urbana

Urbana attorney loses law license for at least 6 months

Suspension urged for Urbana lawyer who defrauded client

License loss should not be end of story

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Second Circuit Dismisses Claims of Steinbeck Family

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Jenner Wins Appeal for John Steinbeck’s Wife’s Estate

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“C.e. Petit.” SFWA. Web. 07 Dec. 2011. <http://www.sfwa.org/tag/c-e-petit/&gt;.

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Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time

In Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Author, Author Boycott, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Book, Book Boycott, Book Marketing, Book Sellers, books, Bookstores, Boycott, Boycotted Authors, Boycotted Books, Credibility, Fact Checking, false information, Goy's Law, Money should flow toward the author, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Propaganda, Publisher, Publishers, Publishing, Recommended Author, Recommended Authors, Recommended Book, Recommended Books, Reputation, Reputation Management, Royalties, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publish, Self-Published, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Untraditional Publishing, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm


“Uh, the Amazon Sales Ranking? That completely useless metric of book sales . . . . In other words, it means nothing. It’s a hourly popularity contest. If someone buys 100 copies of my book, my Amazon ranking will shoot way up for that hour then fall again.”

 –      From an Author’s Blog

The author of this quote (above) would like readers to conclude that The Write Agenda is “wrong” regarding its use of Amazon Sales Rankings. However, in fairness, it is true that Amazon Sales Rankings are updated every hour. Also, Amazon Sales Rankings are only one benchmark in measuring the success of an author and his/her book(s). We’ve never claimed that Amazon Sales Rankings are the exclusive resource; it’s a valuable tool and nothing more.

The Write Agenda’s use of the Amazon Sales Ranking data is not an hourly process. The data is measured over time (weeks and months) for consistency to establish a history for a particular book. For example, Author Anna Mara’s Her Perfect Revenge, published by Outskirts Press, was listed at #1 on our Author Watch – Best Sellers List for 12 weeks straight.  The Amazon Sales Ranking were: 81, 82, 86, 81, 107, 190, 228, 271, 334, 472, 572, and 961. In addition, Author Anna Mara’s Her Perfect Revenge, while no longer at #1, has continued to remain on the Author Watch – Best Sellers List since that time and consistently performs within our guidelines. Dr. Laurence B. Brown’s The Eighth Scroll, published by BookSurge Publishing, was #1 six (6) times.  Moreover, there are numerous examples of other authors books that are consistent performers on our Author Watch – Best Sellers List. We would also be remiss not to mention that many of these successful authors, to the dismay of Writer Beware™, are in fact published by entities listed on their so-called “Thumbs Down” list. The significant difference here is that 100’s of books are being sold beyond the “hour” window. In the spirit of Yog’s Law, money is flowing to these authors . . . as it should. The difference is that they have written good books that people want to read.

 We find it ironic that the author of the quote above would even make such an intransigent statement as this. Upon a cursory review of this particular author’s book sales data we discovered, as expected, some very dismal sales data. A book that he published in 2002 has a current sales ranking of 10,269,826 with one (1) 4-Star review. There was a subsequent book, published in 2004, that has no sales data available or any reviews. Therefore, it appears unlikely that his Amazon Sales Rankings will change anytime soon. Unless, of course, “[if] someone buys 100 copies of [his] book.” Just as bad spellers always say that “bad spelling has nothing to do with intelligence,” bad authors with bad books will always say: “Amazon Sales Rankings are a completely useless metric of book sales.” These comments were posted by this author with the intention of defending Victoria Strauss (see Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy). Victoria Strauss has continued to downplay the significance of Amazon Sales Rankings as well. While many view our Boycott List as an opportunity to boost their book sales, the placement of Victoria Strauss on our Boycott List has not improved her Amazon Sales Rankings. Again, this is historical data and not an “hourly” measurement of Victoria Strauss’ Amazon Sales Rankings:

THE VICTORIA STRAUSS TITLES – AMAZON SALES RANKINGS

 Guardian of the Hills

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

5,884,506

5,850,367

5,779,492

5,598,080

5,838,144

335,805

7,800,304

Worldstone

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

3,825,886

3,458,585

2,662,751

4,980,576

6,106,142

109,084

7,793,756

The Burning Land

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

2,252,986

2,192,183

1,955,658

1,748,220

1,515,424

77,905

2,277,598

Awakened City

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

2,141,490

2,010,611

1,536,556

1,996,144

1,810,186

99,275

2,586,300

The Arm of the Stone

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

422,782

2,145,811

2,119,431

1,876,787

1,424,559

75,797

2,158,066

The Garden of the Stone

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

350,363

326,903

276,467

268,780

225,359

31,606

377,630

 Let’s take this opportunity to review the Amazon Sales Ranking metric once more. Again, Amazon Sales Rankings are only one of the numerous benchmarking tools.  There is a logical mathematical equation that proves that there is more validity in actual science (and proofs) versus mere rhetorical and salvation-based opinion. The equation can convert the Amazon Sales Rank into the actual number of sales on a weekly basis. The formula is:

Sales/week = e to the power (10.526-(.87*sales rank)

To put this into an Excel spreadsheet: =EXP(10.526-(0.87*LN(rank)))

This data has been actually vetted by four scientific studies that reviewed 1000’s of various titles. In addition, the authors of these studies found a direct and predicable relationship between the Amazon Sales Rankings and the actual Ingram sales data. In conclusion, Amazon Sales Rankings are a valid benchmark to measure and predict your book sales. Don’t be convinced by rhetorical statements, ignorant conjecture or opinions when scientific evidence is readily available. This is science not Science Fiction. Amazon is the world’s #1 online bookseller.

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)

References

“Power Law Converting Amazon Sales Ranks to Units Sold « Nimble Books LLC.” Nimble Books LLC. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://www.nimblebooks.com/wordpress/2006/06/power-law-converting-amazon-sales-ranks-to-units-sold/&gt;.

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“Wired Blogs.” The Long Tail. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://longtail.typepad.com/the_long_tail/2005/08/amazon_methodol.html&gt;.

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Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

In Absolute Write, Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Author, Author Boycott, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Book, Book Boycott, Credibility, depression, Mental Illness, Reputation, Reputation Management, Self-Publish, Self-Published, Self-Publishing, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware on November 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

“Isn’t this precious? If The Write Agenda randomly adds you [sic] its so-called ‘untraditionally published authors best seller list,” you can now download your very own badge. (Where’s the badge for the boycotted author list?? I want one.)”

Victoria Strauss,  Facebook Page & Absolute Write Posting

Is it just us or is Victoria Strauss envious of the authors on our Best Sellers list?  Actually, read the Victor Strauss quote and pretend that you are hearing it in Audrey Hepburn’s voice  . . .  priceless. It would actually be more “precious” to have the opportunity to put Victoria Strauss on the Best Sellers List. . . but we can’t. We’ve tracked her books for months and they continue to rank in the gutter. P.N. Elrod has claimed that every time she appears on The Write Agenda’s Boycott List she gets a jump in her sales. While we would like to take credit for that, we’ve been on Victoria Strauss’ books since day one and there’s never been any indication . . . ever . . . that this has helped her sales. None of Victoria Strauss’s books  have ever in their lifetime broken the 10,000 Amazon Sales Ranking. We find it increasing interesting that these Weinerdogs continue to downplay the significance of Amazon Sales Rankings, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the decision of police authorities to not investigate their purported claims. (See: Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time). Precious? Victoria Strauss  gives a lot of attention to The Write Agenda  doesn’t she? Why is that? You decide.

Indie authors rise up! Don’t let Victoria Strauss trash your success. Please feel to send your comments to our attention. Ridicule . . .  more . . . more ridicule of Victoria Strauss! Post your badge proudly . . .  you have earned it! There’s nothing “random” about it.

THE VICTORIA STRAUSS TITLES – AMAZON SALES RANKINGS

 Guardian of the Hills

Current Rank 7-Day Average 30-Day Average 90-Day Average Lifetime Average Best Rank Worst Rank
5,884,506 5,850,367 5,779,492 5,598,080 5,838,144 335,805 7,800,304

Worldstone

Current Rank 7-Day Average 30-Day Average 90-Day Average Lifetime Average Best Rank Worst Rank
3,825,886 3,458,585 2,662,751 4,980,576 6,106,142 109,084 7,793,756

The Burning Land

Current Rank 7-Day Average 30-Day Average 90-Day Average Lifetime Average Best Rank Worst Rank
2,252,986 2,192,183 1,955,658 1,748,220 1,515,424 77,905 2,277,598

Awakened City

Current Rank 7-Day Average 30-Day Average 90-Day Average Lifetime Average Best Rank Worst Rank
2,141,490 2,010,611 1,536,556 1,996,144 1,810,186 99,275 2,586,300

The Arm of the Stone

Current Rank 7-Day Average 30-Day Average 90-Day Average Lifetime Average Best Rank Worst Rank
422,782 2,145,811 2,119,431 1,876,787 1,424,559 75,797 2,158,066

The Garden of the Stone

Current Rank 7-Day Average 30-Day Average 90-Day Average Lifetime Average Best Rank Worst Rank
350,363 326,903 276,467 268,780 225,359 31,606 377,630

ALERT: (Posted 10/25/11) P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

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P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

In Accountability, Author Watch, Authors, Credibility, Crime, Cyber Crime, Hackers, Incitement, Intimidation, Investigations, P.N. Elrod, police investigation, police investigators, Professionalism, Propaganda, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Watchdog, Writer Beware on October 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

P.n. Elrod: I find it hilarious that they call for honesty and disclosure, yet won’t own up to their own names. They know they’re being libelous and open to litigation. Too bad for them. There is no privacy on the Internet. If the people they’re trying to smear–that includes me–REALLY wanted to go after them it wouldn’t take ten minutes for one of our hacker friends to bust them flat. Newsflash, Write Agenda: SFWA is full of computer-savvy geeks who love a challenge .”

P.N. Elrod, Facebook Page

We find it less than “hilarious” that Author P.N. Elrod would encourage (or suggest) members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) to actively engage in cyber crime. The mere suggestion that  the “SFWA is full of computer-savvy geeks who love a challenge” and would only need “ten minutes” to hack an account should be taken as a serious threat by all concerned parties. Moreover, while P.N. Elrod is not an officer of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA), she readily waves the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) flag on behalf of the “computer-savvy” “hacker friends” that are apparently salivating for an illegal cyber “challenge.” We would certainly love to know whether this potential incitement (to engage in the active violation of both state and federal laws) is endorsed by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association’s (SFWA’s) President, John Scalzi and the other officers.

What say you, John? It is exactly these kinds of postings, from your members, that only serve to embarrass the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) further. While we have engaged in criticism of your organization and some of its members (albeit satirical at times), we have neither encouraged nor suggested that our followers violate state and federal law. P.N. Elrod’s comments are over the top and will rightly cause interested parties to perceive the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) as a potentially subversive organization. Mr. Scalzi, it’s time to man up, get your house and membership in order before the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) really gets in predicament where a real “investigation” is conducted.

We will take this as a credible threat and accordingly will share it with the appropriate authorities.

References

http://www.facebook.com/p.n.elrod?sk=wall

http://www.cybercrime.gov/reporting.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_computer_criminals

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BAUER VS. GLATZER

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Law Suits, lawsuits, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Miss Snark, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on October 25, 2011 at 2:08 am

BAUER VS. GLATZER

American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

In A.C. Crispin, Accountability, American Book Press, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author Watch, Authors, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, false information, Investigations, Janrae Frank, Law Suits, lawsuits, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, police investigation, police investigators, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss on October 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Links to previous discussions:

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

(Updated: 10/14/2011) Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

Ann Crispin: “The Write Agenda . . . It’s a Hate Site . . . ” Weinerdogs Convey Their Vileness to Recent Walt Disney Inquiry

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

Victoria Strauss: The Anthony Weiner Scandal is a BS Story; Weinerdog Still Shows no Compunction for the Truth

The Video: Amherst Nights: An Animated Interview with Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss Goes from “Watchdog” to “Weinerdog” – How the Selective Use of Research Material Can Damage Your Reputation: Victoria Strauss Cites another Police Investigation Regarding a Publisher . . . This Time it’s Correct and TRUE!

American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

A Note to New Authors . . . is Victoria Strauss Lying?

Victoria Strauss, Throwing Stones from a Glass House?

Letter to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Victoria Strauss, Running From Demons . . .

Victoria Strauss Continues to Evade Questions Regarding “Investigation”

Pressure on Victoria Strauss to Address “Investigation” Continues

Searching the “Elsewheres” – The Strauss Paradox: How the Validation of the Author has Changed

UPDATED: April 4, 2011 – Boycott & Petition, Victoria Strauss’ Books: Request to Reveal Evidence of “Investigation”

What was Victoria’s Motivation? Missing Pieces to the Puzzle

Victoria Strauss Titles, Current & Lifetime Amazon Sales Rankings

Update – April 21, 2011: Victoria Strauss Claims Amazon Rankings Are Not A Reliable Sales Indicator

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?
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Author Watch – Best Sellers – October 22, 2011

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Bookstores, Credibility, Crispin, Disney, James D. MacDonald, Librarians, Money should flow toward the author, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Untraditional Publishing, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on October 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

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Author Watch – Best Sellers – October 22, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

The Eighth Scroll Dr. Laurence B. Brown Booksurge February 22, 2008

$0.99

291

Megan’s Way (2011 Beach Book Festival Award Winner, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist) Melissa Foster Outskirts Press, Inc. July 19, 2009

$0.99

705

Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid : THE TANYA NICOLE KACH STORY Lawrence Fisher Tate Publishing October 11, 2011

$7.99

1,001

Sweet Farts (Sweet Farts Series) Raymond Bean BookSurge Publishing November 11, 2008

$2.99

1,705

Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math John Chung BookSurge Publishing September 3, 2009

$27.99

2,055

Old Man’s War* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$6.99

2,859

True Haunting Edwin F. Becker AuthorHouse July 29, 2011

$2.99

2,927

Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy novel about getting even with a bad boy!) Anna Mara Outskirts Press February 19, 2008

$0.99

3,392

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

3,512

The Ghost Brigades* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

4,208

Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles – Part One) James Mace iUniverse December 1, 2006

$3.99

4,568

Second Kiss Natalie Palmer Tate Publishing November 30, 2010

$18.99

4,608

Daniel Keith Yocum Dog Ear Publishing January 28, 2010

$2.99

4,840

Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice Sherylynne L. Rochester Outskirts Press January 22, 2010

$1.70

5,116

The Last Colony* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

5,439

The Busy Brides Bible for Planning a Fabulous Wedding Without the Expensive Cost of a Wedding Planner Angela A. Kear Llumina Press April 29, 2011

$16.95

5,848

If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Brooke Castillo Book Surge April 26, 2006

$5.00

5,874

Melting Point Roger Collins Lulu.com March 11, 2008

$2.99

5,916

A Daughter’s Worth: A Bible Study for Teenaged Girls Ava Sturgeon Tate Publishing & Enterprises August 1, 2006

$15.95

6,217

The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC February 7, 2008

$29.95

6,746

Seven Moons Back To The Highlands (1) Deborah R. Stigall Lulu July 5, 2008

$2.99

7,087

Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Three) James Mace iUniverse July 20, 2009

$5.99

7,229

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

7,506

The Insiders Craig Hickman BookSurge January 28, 2009

$9.99

7,617

SENSIBLE STOCK INVESTING: How to Pick, Value, and Manage Stocks David Van Knapp iUniverse March 5, 2008

$18.95

7,933

The Highest Bidder Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing November 29, 2010

$5.99

8,012

Learn Me Good John Pearson Lulu.com June 28, 2006

$2.99

8,088

Tiger Woman John W. Huffman Book Surge October 1, 2009

$4.99

8,190

Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Four) James Mace iUniverse January 3, 2011

$5.99

8,579

Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010

$2.99

8,671

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

8,802

The Millionaire’s Secret: A Handbook For Building Wealth In Tough Times Ron Taylor iUniverse June 28, 2010

$0.99

9,205

Agent to the Stars* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

9,312

The Heart Of An Assassin (Assassin Series) Tony Bertot Xlibris Publishing April 13, 2009

$4.50

9,554

The Lyme Disease Solution Kenneth B. Singleton M.D. BookSurge Publishing February 22, 2009

$29.95

9,659

Paramedic to the Prince: An American Paramedic’s Account of Life Inside the Mysterious World of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick (Tom) Notestine Booksurge December 7, 2009

$8.99

9,682

Permanent Interests James Bruno Lulu Press October 1, 2006

$3.99

9,747

Awakening Her Soul To Destiny Deborah R. Stigall Lulu September 25, 2005

$2.99

9,819

Questions for a Soldier* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press September 21, 2011

$0.99

9,950

Watch List – Expanded to Amazon Sales Rankings up to 50,000

Globocop: How America Sold Its Soul and Lost Its Way Mark David Ledbetter Lulu Press April 1, 2010

$1.50

10,431

A Heartbeat Back to the Highlands Deborah R. Stigall Lulu September 26, 2008

$2.99

10,501

Where Love Has Gone Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

10,916

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

11,020

From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography Alter Wiener Authorhouse November 22, 2010

$9.99

11,066

The Coloring Book Herve Tullet Tate Publishing March 1, 2009

$18.95

11,131

Deadly Thirst: The True Story of a Foster Child’s Murder Donna Goodenough Trafford Publishing August 5, 2003

$9.99

11,190

Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Thriller R. Samuel Baty iUniverse October 13, 2008

$6.00

11,355

The Sagan Diary* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press September 21, 2011

$2.99

11,619

Fuzzy Nation* John Scalzi* Tor Books May 10, 2011

$24.99

11,924

Zoe’s Tale* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

12,317

A Lone Palm Stands H. A. Olsen Booksurge March 3, 2010

$6.99

12,479

Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007

$0.99

12,708

Teach Your Child to Read in Just Ten Minutes a Day Sidney Ledson Trafford Publishing January 1, 2004

$22.00

12,807

Twice Upon A Soul Deborah R. Stigall LuLu September 24, 2006

$2.99

13,190

79 Park Avenue Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 16, 2011

$2.99

13,239

After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original* John Scalzi* Tor Books July 14, 2010

$0.99

13,608

A Few Degrees from Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon Scott Ludwig iUniverse November 11, 2010

$9.99

13,620

Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians Jason Long iUniverse January 19, 2005

$6.00

14,352

Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman Jill Kelly PhD iUniverse December 20, 2007

$9.95

14,876

I Was Amish: A personal story of an Amish girl and her life Malinda Detweiler Xlibris April 14, 2011

$9.99

15,237

The 45 Second Presentation that Will Change Your Life Don Failla iUniverse Star January 22, 2009

$10.95

15,459

How to Attract Money Using Mind Power James Goi Jr. Infinity Publishing November 7, 2007

$10.95

16,365

Uncommon Sense M. Margaret Neil iUniverse March 1, 2001

$0.99

16,895

She Slipped and Fell Shonda AuthorHouse October 13, 2008

$9.99

17,129

This is Gabriel Making Sense of School: A Book About Sensory Processing Disorder Hartley Steiner Trafford Publishing March 5, 2010

$13.95

18,061

The God Engines* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press June 10, 2010

$4.99

18,274

It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear Ph.D Carol A. Fleming iUniverse July 8, 2010

$17.95

18,369

CHASM James Bruno Lulu Press November 1, 2006

$2.99

18,702

Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 Volume 1 of 5) (Sql Design Series) Rick A. Morelan BookSurge February 10, 2011

$7.99

18,837

Live Your Dreams… Let Reality Catch Up: NLP and Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You Roger Ellerton Trafford Publishing November 3, 2005

$9.99

19,008

Trolling Nights Savannah J. Frierson Lulu Press April 1, 2009

$6.00

19,143

Barracuda Mike Monahan BookSurge February 7, 2008

$0.99

19,201

The Elect James Gilbert Xlibris January 10, 2010

$2.99

19,470

God Does Have a Sense of Humor Rob Ballister iUniverse September 30, 2005

$4.99

19,483

Goodbye, Janette Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

19,918

Some Parts are Not for Sharing Julie K. Federico Tate Publishing January 13, 2009

$6.99

20,293

Better Than Steroids Dr. Warren Willey Trafford Publishing February 15, 2007

$35.00

21,040

Leadership And Training For The Fight: A Few Thoughts On Leadership And Training From A Former Special Operations Soldier MSG Paul R. Howe AuthorHouse October 6, 2005

$18.48

21,356

Obsessive/Obsession Toye Brown Outskirts Press, Inc. March 5, 2010

$0.99

21,544

(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From Relationships to Referrals Michael J. Maher Author Solutions October 13, 2010

$29.95

21,662

The Book with a Hole Herve Tullet Tate Publishing April 1, 2011

$14.50

21,740

The Last Safari:A Season of Discovery in Zimbabwe Bruce VanBuskirk Authorhouse January 13, 2006

$8.99

21,832

Learning Chinese The Easy Way: Read & Understand The Symbols of Chinese Culture (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition) Sam Song BookSurge Publishing April 1, 2008

$14.99

21,924

They Own It All (Including You)!: By Means of Toxic Currency Ronald MacDonald BookSurge Publishing June 8, 2009

$19.95

22,148

Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC April 29, 2010

$29.95

22,266

Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression (2010-2030): A Survival Guide for Investors and Savers After Peak Oil Kenneth Worth Outskirts Press, Inc. June 30, 2010

$5.99

22,388

Afghanistan 101 Ehsan M. Entezar Xlibris June 8, 2010

$9.99

22,564

Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History Vol. 1 Chris Rodda BookSurge Publishing August 10, 2006

$9.99

22,697

Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC January 7, 2007

$29.95

22,952

Sleeper Barry Friedman iUniverse September 5, 2005

$5.95

23,538

Good Morning Reverend RoLonda Brown Authorhouse.com June 19, 2011

$5.00

24,033

(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals Michael J. Maher Authorhouse December 9, 2010

$9.99

24,286

Distant Cousin Al Past iUniverse October 25, 2005

$4.99

24,480

The President’s Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original* John Scalzi* Tor Books February 1, 2011

$0.99

24,962

Emerald Destiny (The Enchanters) Allie Burke Lulu May 30, 2011

$2.99

25,112

Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is.) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse September 12, 2007

$2.99

25,312

The Biggest Joke Book Ever Jack Jacoby Trafford Publishing September 3, 2008

$9.99

25,430

Desert Sons Mark Kendrick iUniverse June 1, 2001

$4.99

25,431

What To Do When You Become The Boss: How new managers become successful managers Bob Selden Outskirts Press November 15, 2007

$24.95

26,173

A Workbook for Dyslexics Cheryl Orlassino Lulu.com April 23, 2007

$31.95

26,313

Dreams Die First Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

26,435

The Rise of the Ice Wolf (The Ice Wolf Trilogy) James Jensen Xlibris September 17, 2008

$7.99

26,487

Assumed Engagement Kara Louise Heartworks/Lulu March 30, 2007

$3.99

26,577

Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism Thomas Allen iUniverse September 10, 2009

$9.95

26,745

The Betsy Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 17, 2011

$2.99

27,378

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide Darril Gibson BookSurge Publishing September 9, 2009

$35.99

27,385

The Lonely Lady Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

27,433

The Political Campaign Desk Reference: A Guide for Campaign Managers and Candidates Running for Elected Office Michael McNamara Outskirts Press September 6, 2008

$16.95

27,502

Where Are You? A Child’s Book About Loss Laura Olivieri Lulu.com November 9, 2007

$13.94

27,613

The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II John E. Nevola Outskirts Press, Inc. July 29, 2010

$9.99

27,803

The Hayloft (Gary Blanchard) Alan Cook AuthorHouse June 2, 2006

$0.99

28,213

Burying Father Tim Tom Robertson AuthorHouse October 3, 2008

$9.99

28,455

The Inheritors Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

28,708

So You Want to be a Ferry Pilot Spike Nasmyth Trafford Publishing June 30, 2006

$9.99

28,757

Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir Gary Taylor iUniverse November 24, 2008

$3.99

28,962

ENTWINED Emma Daniels Lulu Press Inc March 23, 2010

$2.99

29,957

Harmony And Composition: Basics to Intermediate Deborah Jamini Trafford Publishing April 4, 2005

$9.99

29,973

My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Anne Bercht Trafford Publishing August 9, 2004

$27.00

30,265

Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not Joanne Herman AuthorHouse September 30, 2009

$14.95

31,134

One More Sunrise: Memoir of a Combat Infantryman in Viet Nam Curtis P. Gay Authorhouse March 21, 2011

$9.99

31,577

Teach Your Child the Multiplication Tables: Fast, Fun & Easy with Dazzling Patterns, Grids & Tricks! Eugenia Francis Infinity Publishing April 21, 2006

$18.95

31,840

Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC December 16, 2010

$29.95

32,339

The Bones of the Kuhina Nui (Kohala Coast Mysteries) Michael A Herr Lulu.com April 1, 2006

$2.99

32,568

Standing For Something More: The Excommunication of Lyndon Lamborn Lyndon Lamborn AuthorHouse March 25, 2009

$9.99

32,812

A Child Is Missing Karen Beaudin Tate Publishing May 18, 2010

$12.79

32,912

SQL Queries Joes 2 Pros: SQL Query Techniques For Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Volume 2 Rick A. Morelan Book Surge January 21, 2010

$9.50

32,945

The Blood Pressure Miracle Frank Mangano Strategic Book Publishing December 1, 2009

$12.70

34,413

Drive and Determination Kara Louise Heartworks/Lulu April 25, 2007

$3.99

34,465

A JOKE BOOK FOR KIDS Jerry Harwood Infinity Publishing September 6, 2010

$5.99

35,190

The Android’s Dream* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

35,233

The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot – Ever!! Dusty White BookSurge Publishing March 20, 2009

$21.95

35,555

Basic Counseling Techniques:: A Beginning Therapist’s Tool Kit (Second Edition) Wayne Perry AuthorHouse January 21, 2008

$18.98

35,582

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet Moira Allen Dog Ear Publishing November 29, 2010

$9.99

35,990

Real Estate Tax Deed Investing: How We Made Over One Million Dollars in Two Years Matt Merdian BookSurge Publishing January 14, 2008

$20.00

36,203

Chasing Hunter Cort Malone BookSurge October 25, 2007

$0.99

36,292

Late Bloomers: Awakening to Lesbianism After Forty Robin McCoy iUniverse December 29, 2000

$5.99

36,406

More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying and Afterlife Yvonne Perry Booksurge April 1, 2005

$7.00

36,480

First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice Alexa Adams Outskirts Press March 30, 2010

$4.95

36,558

Last Door K. Raven Rozier Lulu August 15, 2009

$2.99

37,148

I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball Michael Z. Stern iUniverse March 14, 2011

$9.99

37,195

KENNEDY MUST BE KILLED Chuck Helppie iUniverse January 29, 2010

$9.99

37,200

The Procrastinator’s Digest Timothy A. Pychyl Ph.D. Xlibris June 26, 2010

$2.99

37,868

The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds* John Scalzi* Tor Science Fiction October 15, 1992

$0.00

38,001

Judge Sn Goes Golfing* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press October 7, 2011

$0.99

38,132

Just Say What’s On Your Mind E. M. Hillwood BookSurge Publishing September 25, 2008

$2.99

38,145

Ivy’s Twisted Vine Latrivia S. Nelson AuthorHouse February 2, 2008

$2.99

38,252

A Perspective on the Signs of Al-Quran: Through the prism of the heart Saeed Malik Booksurge Publishing January 18, 2011

$2.99

39,018

Signs of Love Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing October 4, 2011

$5.99

39,032

Bikers Dave Ebert Xlibris February 2, 2011

$9.99

39,042

When Penguins Flew and Water Burned Jim Clonts Lulu September 26, 2010

$7.99

39,564

The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)* A.C. Crispin* Disney Editions May 17, 2011

$22.95

40,159

Me, Myself and Paris: One Toe Under the Eiffel Tower, The Other In the Grocery Store Ruth Yunker Outskirts Press, Inc July 27, 2010

$7.99

40,171

Ending Female Pain: A Woman’s Manual – The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Chronic Pelvic and Sexual Pain MSPT, CSCS Isa Herrera BookSurge Publishing October 5, 2009

$29.95

40,465

Honeymoon for Three (Gary Blanchard) Alan Cook AuthorHouse June 19, 2007

$0.99

40,545

JUNGLE RULES: A JOHN LOCKE SUSPENSE THRILLER MIKE PETTIT iUniverse January 3, 2011

$9.99

40,914

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare: The Paradise Snare Book 1 (Star Wars: Han Solo Trilogy)* A.C. Crispin* Spectra June 28, 2011

$7.99

41,420

Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Darren Main iUniverse Star October 29, 2007

$16.95

41,931

Insiders Marvin H. McIntyre iUniverse July 5, 2011

$9.99

42,387

Wind to Water David Hamershock Dog Ear Publishing November 25, 2008

$0.99

43,534

Before They Were Beatles Alan J. Porter Xlibris Corporation December 2, 2003

$2.99

43,738

Goblin Tales Jim C. Hines N.A. March 11, 2011

$2.99

43,839

Measuring ITIL: Measuring, Reporting and Modeling – the IT Service Management Metrics That Matter Most to IT Senior Executives Randy A. Steinberg Trafford Publishing August 2, 2006

$24.95

44,701

Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 Volume 1 of 5) (Sql Design Series) Rick A Morelan BookSurge Publishing December 30, 2009

$25.00

45,229

Conversations With Laarkmaa: A Pleiadian View of the New Reality Rebecca Smith Orleane Ph.D. AuthorHouse March 25, 2010

$9.99

45,389

Aikido: Basic and Intermediate Studies John Litchen Trafford Publishing August 16, 2005

$9.99

45,430

Mental Toughness Training for Golf Dr. Rob Bell AuthorHouse April 29, 2010

$9.95

45,583

Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student’s Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm Spencer Marc Aronfeld Authorhouse January 17, 2011

$9.99

46,124

Fundamental Spanish Barbara Bregstein Trafford Publishing July 6, 2006

$9.99

47,096

The Dream Merchants Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

47,147

Run into Trouble Alan Cook AuthorHouse January 7, 2009

$0.99

47,347

In Fitness And In Health Dr. Philip Maffetone BookSurge Publishing May 18, 2009

$17.99

47,383

The Carb Nite Solution: The Physicist’s Guide to Power Dieting John Kiefer BookSurge Publishing August 25, 2005

$20.99

47,692

Those Crazy Germans!: A Lighthearted Guide to Germany Steven Somers Xlibris July 14, 2008

$7.99

48,025

Compulsion (Emily Stone Series #1) Jennifer Chase Outskirts Press, Inc. October 31, 2008

$0.99

48,383

Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller! Mark Loeffelholz Outskirts Press, Inc. July 26, 2010

$2.99

49,278

Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter William R. Steele Outskirts Press January 13, 2009

$7.95

49,360

In the Midst of Chaos: My 30 Days at Ground Zero David W. Ausmus Trafford Publishing December 19, 2003

$9.99

49,619

Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

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Author


Publisher


Pub
Date

Old Man’s War

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Ghost Brigades

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Last Colony

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Questions for a Soldier

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

The Sagan Diary

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

Tor Books

May 10, 2011

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

July 14, 2010

The God Engines

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

June 10, 2010

The Android’s Dream

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Zoe’s Tale

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Highest Bidder

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

November 29, 2010

How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

Judge Sn Goes Golfing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

May 10, 2011

The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)

A.C. Crispin

Disney Editions

May 17, 2011

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

March 9, 1998

Metatropolis

John Scalzi

Tor Books

June 2, 2010

Signs of Love

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

October 4, 2011

Sarek (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

July 27, 1999

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit: The Hutt Gambitt Book 2 (Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

June 28, 2011

Yesterday’s Son (Star Trek (Numbered Paperback))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare: The Paradise Snare Book 1 (Star Wars: Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

June 28, 2011

Pharaoh’s Desire

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

May 15, 2011

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The President’s Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

February 1, 2011

The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

October 15, 1992

Dirty Laundry

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis

May 1, 2011

V: The Original Miniseries

A.C. Crispin

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Time For Yesterday (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

Two from the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1995

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

August 15, 1996

Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita (Land of Mist and Snow)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

April 28, 2011

The Confessions of Peter Crossman

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

September 14, 2010

Bad Blood

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 12, 2011

Starpilot’s Grave (Mageworlds, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 1993

The Arm of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

January 24, 2011

Hunters’ Moon (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 28, 2011

The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek Next Generation (Numbered))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Crossover

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Judgment Night (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 9, 2011

Starbridge

A.C. Crispin

Ace

September 1, 1989

The Garden of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

February 21, 2011

Holly and Ivy

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Star Wars the Han Solo Trilogy (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

N.A.

N.A.

Der wilde Planet: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

September 12, 2011

Ecdysis (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Witch Garden and Other Stories

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Up the Airy Mountain (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Jenny Nettles

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

A Tremble in the Air (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Remailer

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Krieg der Klone: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

StarBridge 6: Ancestor’s World (Crispin, A. C., King, T. Jackson, Starbridge 6.)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

July 1, 1996

Die letzte Kolonie: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

July 27, 2009

Geisterbrigaden: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

Silent Dances (Starbridge, Book 2)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

July 1, 1990

Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge, Book 4)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

May 1, 1992

Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

June 1, 1994

Starbridge 3: shadow World(Starbridge, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

January 1, 1991

Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

March 1, 1998

Redwing, Dragon Detective

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Mark II

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

The Rough Guide to the Universe, Second edition (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 5, 2008

The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies 1 (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

October 17, 2005

Der Preis der Sterne 1: Die Kommandantin (German Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

June 21, 2011

An Anthology of Gears and Fears

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

The Maker’s Shelf

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Protector of Seaswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Fanthology

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

Guardians of Riverswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 2, 2007

Atlanta Nights

Travis Tea

Lulu.com

February 16, 2005

A Working of Stars (Mageworlds)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 13, 2003

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 1, 1996

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

V

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

May 1, 1984

The Wizard’s Castle (Circle of Magic, Book 5)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

March 15, 2001

Danger In The Palace (Circle Of Magic, Book 4)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Awakened City

Victoria Strauss

Eos

May 1, 2007

The Wizard’s Statue (Circle Of Magic, Book 3)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Secret of the Tower (Circle of Magic, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

The Stars Asunder: A New Novel of the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 2000

V: Death Tide

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

June 1, 1985

The Apocalypse Door (Peter Crossman)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

December 8, 2009

Making Book

Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Nesfa Pr

March 1, 1994

Groogleman

James D. Macdonald

Harcourt Children’s Books

September 1, 1996

Knight’s Wyrd (Magic Carpet Books)

James D. Macdonald

Graphia

February 15, 1997

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

August 1, 2005

Storms of Destiny: The Exiles of Boq’urain

A.C. Crispin

Eos

August 1, 2005

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SECRET OF THE TOWER.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder Children’s Books

N.A.

Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict–Requiem For Boone

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 19, 2000

The Burning Land

Victoria Strauss

Eos

December 1, 2004

The Rough Guide to The Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 12, 2003

Sylvester

A.C. Crispin

Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

March 1, 1985

Danger in the Palace

James D. Macdonald

Scholastic

N.A.

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy – The Paradise Snare, the Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn

A.C. Crispin

bantam

N.A.

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Worldstone (Signet AE4756)

Victoria Strauss

New American Library

March 3, 1987

The Ghost Brigades Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

Star Wars: The Han Solo Omnibus: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, Rebel Dawn (AU Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

Random House Audio

March 7, 2000

Star Trek – Enter the Wolves

A.C. Crispin

DC Comics

April 1, 2001

The Price of the Stars (Mageworlds, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

N.A.

City by the Sea (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

N.A.

The Prince’s Players (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam

April 2, 1998

Tournament and Tower (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Prisoners of Bell Castle (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Rough Guide to Money Online (Rough Guide Internet/Computing)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

November 1, 2000

Communicate with your child: 15 ways to become a communicator : practical guides based on the eco language programs

James D. Macdonald

Communicating Partners Center

N.A.

Becoming Partners With Children: From Play to Conversation

James D. Macdonald

Special Pr

March 1, 1989

The Last Colony 1st (first) edition Text Only

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

Timecrime, Inc. (Robert Silverberg’s Time Tours, Vol. 3)

James D. Macdonald

Harpercollins

January 1, 1991

Zoe’s Tale (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

The High King’s Daughter (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

May 1, 1990

El castillo del Hechicero (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

June 30, 2009

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy Vol. One, Two & Three

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books

N.A.

The Ghost Brigades (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

The Paradise Gambit (The Hans Solo Trilogy, Volume One, Two, Three)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Spectra

N.A.

Requiem for Boone (Gen Roddenberry’s Earth the Final Conflict)

James D. Macdonald

TOR

January 1, 2002

Guardian of the Hills

Victoria Strauss

HarperCollins Publishers

October 1, 1995

Star Wars Hans Solo Triology:-Paradise Snare/Hutt Gambit/Rebel Dawn (Mass Market Paperback)

A.C. Crispin

N.A.

N.A.

Starbridge box set of 3: (Book 2) Silent Dances; (Book 3) Shadow World; (Book 4) Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge)

A.C. Crispin

Ace Books

N.A.

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: THE WIZARD’S STATUE.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Old Mans War Book 1

John Scalzi

TOR BOOKS ST MARTINS MASS

N.A.

Han Solo Trilogy 3 Volumes

A.C. Crispin

BANTAM BOOKS

N.A.

THE GOD ENGINES

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

January 1, 2009

Yesterdays Saga (Star Trek #11 : The Yesterday Saga, Book 1)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

January 1, 1983

The Paradise Snare; The Hutt Gambit; Rebel Dawn. (Star Wars The Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books/Spectra

N.A.

Agent to the Stars — Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

John Scalzi

TOR

N.A.

Attack Butterfly (Rust Bucket Universe)

David L. Kuzminski

Americana Publishing

February 1, 2005

Escuela de magia (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

November 30, 2004

SILENT DANCES STAR BRIDGE BOOK TWO

A.C. Crispin

ACE BOOKS

N.A.

THE GHOST BRIGADE

John Scalzi

Tor

N.A.

Star Trek Sarex (Chivers Sound Library # 360 Complete & Unabridged on 10 Cassettes)

A.C. Crispin

Chivers North America

N.A.

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