hmm soo quite a lot of heated debate going on this week and i know i have touched on intellectual property(it actually lead to my taking down and not using of any picture other than those i have produced myself and lead to my producing my pages of free graphics its about respect and finding a way for people to use these things without worry) before but really this case takes the biscuit first (and i will provide screenshots for anyone who asks the only reason i do not show them on this page is because there are names on the pictures of people who are not involved so i will not post them here i would remove all names not connected before being shown) so to outline then a person took the work of an author this work was what is known as an arc, which is an abbreviation for advanced reading copy, and then in a conversation with another friend offered this arc when said friend complained of having ran out of steam/ideas etc for her writing the words used clearly showed the offering clearly mis- intent and clearly showed a complete lack of respect for the author and as a new author myself was horrified, how ever this whole situation was then hijacked by a rather nasty personality who by their own admission is enjoying the uproar. my point to all this is regardless of whether anyone thinks the original person accused did anything wrong is now become lost on the ensuing vitriol and attacks of the uninvited self styled crusader or well at best mis informed and at worst someone who supports this sort of behaviour, intellectual property rights are something that we all have to get used to in this brave new digital world we live in now and anyone who works hard on any piece of work deserves the respect and the credit for that and should be able to trust others not to offer this work for the use of others, the woman did post an apology but in my eyes it was not enough, perhaps others disagree, i have yet to meet them the only person so far to have argued the case is the bully who waded in attacking everyone and anyone who offered an opinion. I have learned a great deal from this and it proved my naivety i did think people were trustworthy clearly they aren’t and i will now rather sadly never let any of my work go to anyone before publish date. so folks especially those of us out there who are new and still learning authors be aware once your work leaves your hands there are others out there who will think nothing of letting others use and therefore it is stolen.
so second foul and this is just as sad and in many ways worse there is a dog food firm who manufacture the treats waggin train dog treats and it seems there is a whole wealth of information out there showing a great deal of people who firmly believe they have lost their dogs, yes that right they believe these treats have caused the death of their beloved dogs, now i had not heard of any of this until today but i am horrifed and feel duty bound to share with as many of you as i can about this i adore my dogs they are my family and i am sure a lot of you also have babies you adore in doggy form please then be aware that waggin train dog treats have killed dogs there is a documentary apprently i have not seen it but i have found the following:
ok now to end on a lighter note i love the giveaways as you know so far the winners of both whisper whisper and Echoes are very happy and that is just great makes me super happy ^_^ so i have another giveaway woot ^_^ again the prize is a signed print copy of my book A Clockwork Life and small gift, there are gifts suitable for men also so don’t hold back all you blokes ^_^ as it happens the previous winners were women and received a owl necklace and a peacock necklace as well as their signed books so peoples pop over and visit this page and click the giveaway button that’s it ^_^ you are in with a chance of winning the prize which will be drawn on the 28th of this month don’t worry though folks i love the giveaways so even if you don’t win this one i will be having another ^_^ for any interested i am now on first edit of my latest book and there will be a grand launch i am hoping for that and i have connected with a wonderful jewellery maker Alchemy Divine to make a one of a kind necklace for the book launch oooh i am so excited ^_^ so lots happening and loving it hope everyone had a wonderful xmas and new year
take care now