Thursday, August 11, 2011

An email response from David Boyer...

An email response from David Boyer, about the book of stolen stories. This was a mass email to all of the authors in this book.


I have been getting a lot of bullshit over this book being on Amazon, and NONE of you have any reason to be harrassing me, because I have full permissions from you in my email archives to use these stories, and the email attachment versions of the stories as well. I am sick of all of this harassment and defmatory comments and lies being spread about me, and if you don't want your story in there, you should have not sent it to begin with.
But since you are going to be assholes about this, I will gladly contact Amazon to have them take it down.

Want some friendly advice? Next time you call yourselves "professional writers," take a better look in the mirror first, okay?

David Boyer
On line hours: 8 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday
Saturday - 9 am to 2 pm


My reponse...


I find your response to be insulting, since I told you in person that I did not want my story in this book. I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and you told me the book wasn't coming out and that you were getting out of Scit-Fi/Horror. I had zero reason to think this book would still be released, but upon it's release the thing to do would have been to contact the authors and inform us, or maybe even offer some form of contract, compensation or payment for the use of these stories. Doing this might have seemed less sneaky and I would have let it go.

Without informing the authors or having a contract, these are not your stories to publish. At least I know mine isn't. We talked about this.

I don't want to be a part of any project you are doing. Yout can say there is a conspiracy against you, but I never done anything to you. It is not my concern how your reputation looks, I just don't want to be a part of it, or any book you do. I would like my story out of this book. That is all I"m asking, in the most professional way possible.

Please do not contact me further. I have been advised to not have any contact with you, other than the possible removal of my story.

J. Travis Grundon

Sometimes it's hard to be professional.

This book is now currently listed as temporarily unavailable on Amazon.

- Travis