As much as I dislike talking talking Melodi Sherman aka “MacAllister Stone” and her merry band, Write Absolute Reviews has been talking about Victoria Strauss and her unwavering support of Absolute Write Forums and Melodi Sherman. They especially point out the fact Victoria Strauss’ unfortunate Haters Gonna Hate post has generated more awareness of the general vileness that is MacAllister Stone. I have already commented on her post in detail. Go read that first if you haven’t already.
I want to state up front that I have nothing but tremendous respect and admiration for Victoria Strauss and the work she does with Writer Beware. I read the site regularly and I have a link to it on the front page of my blog. My problem comes in the general blind spot she seems to have for MacAllister Stone. Despite all the evidence that has surfaced regarding MacAllister’s lying to a New Jersey court, her running Absolute Write as an unlicensed business (and her farrier business is unlicensed as well) she still supports Absolute Write. This deeply saddens me.
I wrote Victoria and explained that Absolute Write was an unlicensed business and she replied that AW wasn’t a business. I don’t think that’s true but I’m not a lawyer but I also know that if Absolute Write was located here in Massachusetts, it sure would be an unlicensed business.
The best response is simply look at the facts: Open your eyes and look at the evidence for yourself then judge. You’ll see I’m right.