…and another scam bites the ice

Awake at 3:00 in the morning after 8 hours sleep…sort of (if you count the 3-hour nap from 3pm – 6pm).

I have Dan Alatorre to blame for my latest dream-mare (not quite dream, not quite nightmare). Just click on his name so that you, too, can read about yet another fraudulent marketing scheme targeting writers. 


What, might you ask, was tonight’s foray into an alternate reality while sleeping on the edge of my bed?

26 Day North and South Christchurch to Christchurch Winter ...

The younger me was helping the older me with marketing my book.

That morphed into finding an affordable plot of land on which to build a new home. 

I gave her money, and where does she buy the land?

Some place between Christchurch, New Zealand and Antarctica.

Well…it was land. And it was cheap.  For people who like cold weather, and can’t stand indoor plumbing, it might have worked out… but not if you live in Podunk, Florida, where there are still amenities like summer, sinks with hot water — and toilets.

The New and Improved, "OH HELL, LETS OFFEND EVERYBODY ...

Want to send a die-easy Floridian to hell?  This would be our section:

Deep Winter, Northern Minnesota – Stickety Sweeet

If you’re a writer, please read Dan’s article about a trusting writer’s foray into hell.  You’ll be happy you did.

My work here is done.  I’m ready to get a few more Zzzz’s. 

Like most Indie writers, I have a day job that pays for editing/covers/marketing…