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. 


  1. Dear Chelsea Hoffman, lots of right-wing people are writting blogs and articles against you. The USA is full of reactionary anti-freedom of speech people. That's why many people in USA attack communists so much. What a hell of lack of freedom of speech the USA has turned out to be


Post a Comment

Leave your feedback, but keep it civil! Although you may comment anonymously, all comments are moderated before they are approved for publication.

Popular Posts