rampant plagiarism

posted by Mercedes at Shocklines earlier tonight:

So we have a plagiarist in our midst. He’s going under the names Richard Ridyard and R.M. Valentine. He submitted a story to Shock Totem that was a nearly word for word ripoff of Stephen King’s “The Boogeyman”. But that isn’t all! He’s also plagiarizing work from new authors, as well. There have been at least five different cases that we found today. You may want to look and see if he’s claiming anything of yours, since he mostly seems to be swiping horror.

I blogged about it here: http://abrokenlaptop.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/we-interrupt-this-blog-post/
and Ken blogged about it here: http://www.eyesoretimes.com/2009/09/grand-theft-boogeyman.html

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Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.