This fine group of gentlemen supposedly “review” each other’s work, and give them 5-stars – evidently, at times, without even reading the book. In fact, “author ben harris, jr.” went so far as to tell me I could even write my own review, and another in the group would post it.
What followed was both gratifying and astonishing. It ended up being the most popular (of sorts) post I’ve ever had on my blog. Now, let me be quick to point out that isn’t the reason I post anything, as anyone who follows my blog knows. This site was created for posting news, writing tips, marketing help for other authors, and observations on life. Unfortunately, all the observations can’t be pleasant ones, and the current subject falls in the unpleasant category.
Now, it seems, Mr. Harris has taken issue with my “interpretation” of his offer. He has posted a photo of me on Facebook with “LIAR” next to it, posted a multitude of comments on this site, and threatened to have both this site and my Facebook presence shut down. Oh, and he’s also accused me of manipulating the original message he sent, in order to garner exposure for my blog. What he fails to realize, evidently, is that I have that first message archived, and can bring it forth on command. In fact, here’s the link to it –
I had originally steered clear from reporting this group to Facebook, thinking that it wasn’t worth the hassle, and satisfied myself by broadcasting to all I know.
That has now changed.
Listen closely, Mr. Harris. That faint stirring you hear outside is the first wind of a shit-storm kickin’ up.