By now, many of you know about the attack on me on the website "Goodreads" that was launched by Jude Henderson, (who's real name is Elsa Hernandez). It was planned, it was vicious, and when they attacked, it was like a swarm of bee's. Since then things seemed to have calmed down a bit. I give a lot of thanks to that to the folks at STGRB. They have been working relentlessly to expose these bullies, and to try and ensure that this kind of attack doesn't happen to others. However, recently, these Goodreads bullies have taken it upon themselves to go after yet another author. His name is M.T. Dismuke.
This attack was started on Amazon Kindle Boards (where apparently, they too foster, condone and endorse this kind of behavior) then it spilled over to Goodreads where they attacked him on (his) M.T.'s Goodreads account. True to form, these bullies are now doing to him what they did to me. As the evidence shows, they are rating and reviewing his book with one stars and placing his work into ridiculous book shelves when they haven't even read his book. And what did Mr. Dismuke do to justify this attack? He simply posted a question on Kindle Boards in regards to "rating and reviewing E-Books when an author offers their work for free." I guess he wanted to know if it was too much to ask to recieve one when an author offers their work free of charge for the reading public. Not that "he" was asking on behalf of himself, but in general. And these bullies took some kind of offense to the question and started attacking him.
How pathetic has our society fallen when a person can't even ask a simple question anymore without being attacked by "so-called" adults? How much more pathetic can these bullies sink? To what level of insanity do these morons reside? And if you notice, there are many familiar names on his attack as was (is) on mine.
I beseech you all to show support for Mr. Dismuke and if you are a member of Goodreads, go to his profile and his book where these reviews are being left and flag them. Also post reinforcing comments for Mr. Dismuke to show your support. Write to Patrick Brown , the manager of Goodreads, or to Otis Chandler, the creator of Goodreads, and demand that they put an end to this kind of idiocy at once, and punish those involved as what these people are doing is in full violation of the Goodreads ToS. Demand that they enforce that ToS!
For Mr. Dismuke, I offer these words as one who knows exactly what he is going through - Don't give up. Don't let these bullies win. Keep writing, keep doing your thing. And maybe someday, good people won't have to put up with this kind of behavior on the internet. And to these bullies I say, you are all nothing but a bunch of f#*king cowards and haters. I hope there is a heaven and a God and a hell where people like you will most certainly call home eventually. And to all other authors out there, tread carefully where Goodreads and Kindle Boards are concerned. These two websites are key sources for bullying against Indie authors. If you can avoid these websites in your pursuit of a writing career, then do so by all means. Otherwise, be careful of these people whom these two websites obviously allow to roam amuck on them. Many of the Goodreads Librarians are huge contributors to this bullying as evident right here.
To keep up with this and other stories about the Goodreads bullies, keep going to STGRB. They are on top of everything and offer a list of people and blogs to avoid or watch out for and advice in so that this kind of thing doesn't happen to you.
Well, I just went back into M.T.'s GR profile and took a look at those hateful reviews and saw that they were taken down. Not hidden, but completely deleted. If GR took them down then great. (Why they didn't show me the same courtesy, I don't know.) Rest assured, STGRB and I will monitor the situation. If you want to see the reviews, go to STGRB and read them for yourself and see who said what. Now, if only all of these types of bully reviews would be removed and the people doing it, punished. Maybe that is a bit of a stretch, but a person can dream, can't they?
I stand half corrected. (I think) Some of them may have been taken down. There are more that remains right here.
So I just learned that M.T. took down those reviews. I should have known that GR wasn't going to bother. I guess they are still endorsing bully behavior. What else is new?
So, let's give some of these "intelligently challenged" bullies their 15 minutes, shall we?
Oh, look, ARCHER has shown up yet again. No surprise there. LOL I'm starting to think that nut-job gets paid to bully. Paid by who? One can only speculate. *Cough*Goodreads*Cough*
I also see jordyn/lost in zombieland says "waste of my time". First of all, she is lost in stupid land. Second, she herself is a waste. Like Archer, she is always there at the scene of the crime. Where there is a bully attack, there is Jordyn and Archer.
Then I see someone caling themselves Book (booklover9384) who has placed the book in a shelf that reads like a book. The shelf is called "batshitcrazyauthor, butt-hurt author-whines-about-butt, donotsupporttheloco, supports-stgrb, call-the-whaaaaaambulance" - Wow! Talk about a "butt-shit-reviewer-bully-who-needs-therapy-for-whining- about-authors" LOL
Then there's Kana with her shelf, "author-foot-in-mouth-disease" - Like she should be the one to talk. Looks like she has "ten-foot-forehead-shines-like-a-new-nickel" disease. Not to mention, "shit-for-brains-disease".
Belle marked it simply as "snowflakes". - WTF does that even mean? Is that something she snorts?
Jessie (Ageless Page Reviews) marked it as "will-not-read" - Perhaps she should have marked it, "can-not-read" - LOL
And then there is Tracy Guinther, who like Archer and Jordyn, always seems to be right in the middle of attacking people along with her bully friends. But the one I take a special interest in is Cheryl M-M who marked it "author-supports-cyberstalkers-and-b" - I am suprised at this one because if she thinks M.T. supports cyberstalkers then that would mean he supports her. She is a cyber-staker, after-all. I highly doubt that is the case. In any event, I hope you bullies are pleased. You are getting more famous now, but for all the wrong reasons. Keep showing the world the kind of hater you all are. You amuse us with your childish mannerisms.
On March 31st, 2014, I discovered that M.T. (Mike) Dismuke is nothing but a back stabbing, judgmental, lying little coward of a pussy ass punk. He secretly talked about me behind my back to others instead of being a real man and confronting me with any questions he may have had in regards to my integrity. He's nothing but a gossipy little woman (my apologies to women world wide) who belongs in a beauty salon with other little gossipy women. He is a bully, and not to be trusted. Which is why I removed his interview, the ungrateful little bitch. And Mike, you can .... suck my balls, boy. Next time you have a problem with me, be a man and talk to me about it. Now I am beginning to think that maybe the bullies had good reason to attack your dumb ass. You're a piece of shit.