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Writing Predators

As a writer, I follow more than a few blogs by professionals in the writing industry. They are a great resource for agent info, publishers, classes, conferences, who's accepting submissions and who's not.  I always learn something from each blog I read.

One of the blogs I follow is that of Holly Lisle

Holly is a savvy author and instructor. She's a woman with an opinion and not afraid to share it. Therefore, I was shocked when I received an email regarding her latest project, Rebel Tales.

Due to misrepresentation by a prospective editor going by the name of Kate Ferrari, aka Kirsten Ferrari, aka Kirsten Andersen, Rebel Tales is dead. 

Misrepresentation by former Rebel Tales PROSPECTIVE editor

While Rebel Tales is dead, Holly is not. In fact, she announced a new class, How to Write a Series, that is going live. 

If Holly can be fooled, then so can I or anyone else. I encourage everyone who is trying to break into the business to investigate agents and publishers before contacting them. Google their names, check for complaints and NEVER, EVER pay an agent to read your work. An editor, maybe. An agent, never. That's a scam. 

2 Comments to Writing Predators:

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Anonymous on Saturday, February 12, 2011 7:03 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Tammy! ~Amanda Holtom
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Tammy on Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:45 PM
Amanda, I hope every writer out there takes it as a heads-up. Apparently, this woman is listed on Predators and Editors and has done this kind of scam before. Our mutual friend, MA, already knew about her and told me of several other aliases she uses. All of them are similar, so I've been doubly checking out anyone I send my queries and manuscripts to.

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