Monday Musings: The Thieves Come Out A Night

Musings of A Romance Junkie

plagiarism

Remember that song by Whodini called The Freaks Come Out At Night? Well, lately the book thieves have been coming out of the woodwork. Shit is real in these literary streets y’all. I have witnessed two blatant thefts of an author’s work and one, very strong, yet very false accusation of another. Calling a writer a thief or a plagiarist is a serious accusation, and if you can’t back it up, then you better keep ya damn mouth shut.

  • About two years ago there was a popular author on Amazon named “Nene King”, and I put her name in quotes because it was widely believed that this was not only a pen name, but not even a black woman. “Ms. King” wrote a book that not only had a near identical plot written by author Vera Roberts, but most of the passages were eerily identical. Only names of characters and…

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