Taylor Street Publishing scam: Private emails exposed

Taylor Street Publishing, i.e. Kathleen and Tim Hewtson, have taken to some pretty slimy tactics to retaliate against me. They're mad that I made them pull my book, and they're mad that I publicly admonished them for being the con artists that they are. Now an image is circulating around the web claiming that they chose to pull my book over plagiarism, among some other far out claims. You can look at the image on this blog. Basically, this is the claim they made to get my book removed from Amazon, but Amazon only pulled the book based on the contractual dispute between us. In other words, neither one of us could prove -- with an attorney -- whether the contract was valid or not. So the title was removed from Amazon and barred from being published by either me or Taylor Street, for now.

Let me quickly explain that all one needs to do is Google Taylor Street Publishing, Kathleen Hewtson or  Tim Hewtson and you will learn immediately that these two owe a lot of writers a lot of money. They've ripped off multiple writers, including me. They're criminals, plain and simple.

Over the course of my time collaborating with Kathleen, she never wanted to talk in email. I had to fight to get her to do business in writing. She always insisted on phone conversations. I now figure this was to protect herself. Unfortunately for her, I have plenty of emails that prove she and Tim are lying con artists who are now trying to smear my name as retaliation for exposing their criminal behavior. If you haven't read all of my posts about these people, the emails may not make much sense to you, so I recommend searching on the blog for the rest of the posts to catch you up to speed.

First of all, here is the most important email (pictured below). As you can see, they agreed to pull my book and revert my rights back to me in late 2013.
The book was quickly removed from Amazon, but Kathleen and Tim republished it two days later and pretended that this agreement never took place. They even tried to alter the agreement once by claiming that I wouldn't get my rights back until 2015. They later tried to claim that these messages were faked. Of course I forwarded all of their own emails back to them and they eventually stopped responding to my emails once they realized they weren't getting out of this.

Note that she claims she is only in promotions, but she tells Amazon that she is the CEO of this fake publishing co.

FYI: I didn't retaliate against a negative review. It was brought to my attention that someone who trolled the page with a negative review had also reviewed sex toys and 50 Shades of Grey. This was something we all laughed about on my personal social media page. 

Melissa Klein should ditch her husband and reopen her bakery

I've found myself sympathizing with Melissa Klein, who is the owner of disgraced bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The Gresham, Oregon woman is married to Aaron Klein, who is essentially the entire reason why her bakery became notorious in the first place. Before he reduced a lesbian couple to tears and discriminated against them by refusing to bake a cake for their same sex union, their business supposedly thrived. Melissa was doing what she loved up until all of this controversy. She was making artistic baked creations for people in her area with some decent feedback. Melissa broke down and cried recently at the Values Voters Summit, and she called herself a "compassionate" person. Well, I'm actually a compassionate person too, and I can recognize when a person isn't 100% in control of his or her life. I believe that's been the case with Melissa, and I pity her.

Over the course of this entire ordeal, Melissa has not been the loud and outspoken one. She wasn't even the one who turned away the lesbian couple in the first place -- as far as reports indicate. Instead, she's taken on the role of support for her husband -- standing by her man as he operates as the mouthpiece for the business that bears her name. Anytime that she has spoken about the situation, she has appeared confused and flustered -- almost as if she wasn't exactly sure of her own arguments. Could it be that this is because they were never necessarily her arguments at all, but those of her clearly controlling husband?

I believe that Melissa Klein can be a compassionate person, but she needs to work on herself as a person first. She doesn't appear confident. She seems broken and meek, as if she's scared of something. I think if she reopened her bakery without Aaron in her life she would find acceptance from those her husband rejected so callously. I think she'd find a new lease on life and may actually become a stronger and happier person.


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