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    Default Catfishing & Catfishers: Women (authors) behind fake gay profiles :popc:

    So recently I discovered a few things that made frown and shake my head.

    It was recently discovered that the fairly populair blog by Thorny Sterling was fake. It was actually author Missy Welsh behind the blog, pretending to be a gay man. I never followed the blog, because it smelled fishy from the beginning, but a lot of people were duped by it. Especially because she received money (for sold paintings I believe) and there was even a faked suicide by a veteran.

    Then shortly after that, it was discovered that Matt Boston was also a fake, though I haven't discovered who is behind the blog. It was a woman who was behind it, but who it is, is unknown.

    It makes me wonder what the mindset is of these people. Especially if you are a successful author. Missy Welsh has disappeared, though it's likely she'll re-appear as a new author.

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     I had no idea that was why Missy Welsh disappeared.

    12:07, 9th Mar 2018

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     She reappeared last year, she took... what? 2 years or so for things to cool down. I do wonder how it was discovered it was her.

    17:07, 9th Mar 2018



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    Default re: Catfishing & Catfhishers: Women (authors) behind fake gay profiles :popc:

    We need to come up with a new term for this, along the lines of what you said, cat-fishing. Maybe cuttle-fishing, lol.

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    Fang82

     LOL yeah, the first thing I visualize is a cat on a hook looking very put off

    15:23, 7th Jan 2016



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    Default re: Catfishing & Catfhishers: Women (authors) behind fake gay profiles :popc:

    Ugh. I've been to that kind of websites and I just ignore it.

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     Yeah same here, but it's hard when you are an invested reader and actually had regular contact. i can imagine how pissed off some people are

    15:23, 7th Jan 2016



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    Default Re: Catfishing & Catfishers: Women (authors) behind fake gay profiles :popc:

    Because it looks like there are not many 'normal' authors left out there...

    Newest drama in authorland involves a may-be-may-be-not-catfishing Santino Hassell, a not-so-sane twitter user and LOTS of drama all around. For more info:

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    www.good reads.com/user_status/show/164624031




    EDITED: Bloody hell, some people are nuts! Some more than others obviously... It looks like at least half of the things said were true:

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    http://riptidepublishing.com/a-statement-on-sh


    This is a summary of all the SH debacle:

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    https://thesaltminers.tumblr.com/post/171680546960/the-santino-hassell-debacle


    Regarding the books:

    - Bishop's Move (Drifting #1), co-written with Piper Vaughn, has been cancelled and there are no plans for it at the moment.

    - North Shore (Five Boroughs #7) & Cross Island (Five Boroughs #8), on Patreon he said he was planning to release them there on serial style, two chapters bi-weekly. Not sure how "reliable" are the news as we don't know how or when he gets his rights back.

    - Use of Hands (The Barons #3), no news about this series or the publisher so far. The publisher house announced that they are cancelling the next books (I guess that includes Use of Hands).

    - The rest of SH's back catalogue (Riptide & Dreamspinner) has been removed from all retailers. Riptide has returned the rights to the author.

    - As per her words, Megan Erickson will removed the CyberLove series from all retailers.



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    Nakaro

     @Destiny: exactly - let's read as many wonderful stories as we like. Big hug

    22:18, 8th Mar 2018

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     @Nakaro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

    12:01, 9th Mar 2018

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     Also, this: https://twitter.com/sweetsakuradoll/status/972031764766994432

    12:05, 9th Mar 2018

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    Nakaro

     Thank you Sexy.

    14:42, 9th Mar 2018

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    Nakaro

     And as I said before - it's sick to do something like that. And I'm not talking about writing under pen name. ut telling lies like this or doing this gaslighting?It's sick. Really sick

    14:47, 9th Mar 2018


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    Default Re: Catfishing & Catfishers: Women (authors) behind fake gay profiles :popc:

    Deception, catfishing, scamming... again. Another author that bites the dust... Vicktor Alexander








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    Destiny

     i believe it's not the last Author we hear something like this

    09:15, 4th Oct 2018


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