Cussedness Corner

"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane

Guest Post: Jennifer Malone Wright


Hello, all. I have wanted for a very long time to introduce you to one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Malone Wright. And now here she is! Hi everyone! I … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Who the F**K is Nikki Palomino?


Nikki Palomino looks to me like a fraud.  She does not name the band and my contacts in the business had never heard of her.  I suspect that she is … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 11 Comments

Paladin of Curmudgeonry hates scammers AND….


eeeeeejjjiits.  ooooo eeeee ooooo. No, seriously. When I stumbled upon Phoenix Fire Publishing and Tabetha Jones through a tweet from Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware, I had no idea of … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

phoenix fire publishing contract


This is a copy of the contract that was never signed by Beth Wright. Phoenix Fire Publishing address removed, but saved. I’m going to give Tabetha a phone call Publishing … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 41 Comments

Interesting doings


I had a very interesting exchanges of emails with Tabetha Jones concerning Beth Wright.  Tabetha threatened to sue my company if I publish Beth’s books without first paying Tabetha $700. … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 29 Comments

Beth Wright: an outstanding talent


Last night I closed a deal with Beth Wright for two of her erotic speculative fiction titles: Desire and Fate (science fiction) and The Devil’s Pet Kitten (paranormal). She is … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 18 Comments

Sooo Sweete (Not): Lindsay interviews Zoey Sweete AKA Tabetha.


Interview Lindsay is promoting Tabetha’s new giveaway. It reads as supercilious because of all the usages of awesome and amazing like some valley girl on steriods. Friend or not, promoting a … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

A strange thing happened on the way to author


Samantha Braide’s name has been removed from the author’s page on the Phoenix Fire Publishing page. Instead the same author picture is up for Elle Beth and the same book … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 32 Comments

What Else are They Paying for?


According to both “Martha” and Tabetha herself, the authors are still paying for their own covers. The difference is that Tabetha now has them going directly to the artist. But … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

Months and nothing


For months after the various authors pulled their books from Mystic Press, they demanded to receive a royalty statement form Tabetha. This grew louder as evidenced in comments from across … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 169 Comments

Lindsay, paranormal romance community, and strays


Lindsay discusses what I did and said in publishing her email. At that time, I lost my temper over what appeared to be Lindsay posting as various people and I … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 9 Comments

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