Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
How I Discovered The Warrior's Forum
Do you know what my first introduction to the Warrior's Forum was?
It was the discovery that "internet marketing gurus" had copied word for word, my article "EelKat's Guide To Making Money On Squidoo" and selling it for the low price of $159.99.
An article that was available for FREE online.
They removed my name, and changed my ACTUAL income figures of $200 a month to $2,000 a week, then slapped a $159.99 price tag on the 4 page "book" and started selling it off The Warrior's Forum.
My first introduction to the Warrior's Forum was filing a take down notice to plagers, pirates, and thieves.
I would go on to file more then 100 more take down notices over the 19 years to follow.
It is because my website is so heavily plagiarized by Warrior's Forum members that was the reason for more then 5,000 of the 6,000 pages of my website to be put behind password protection, requiring you to be a member of my local writing group, in order to access the how-to pages for writers.
To date I have found a grand total of 1,371 of my how-to write articles on how to make money via content writing, copied word for word and posted as forum posts by Warrior's Forum members. In some cases, being posted by members using FAKE "eelkat" accounts and PRETENDING to be me.
Please know that I have NEVER sold my how to articles ANY WHERE. They have ALWAYS been available for free. And I have NEVER sold ANYTHING on Warrior's Forum.
Sad fact is, if you bought it off the Warrior's Forum, chances are very high, that you bought stolen articles that you could have found for free on the original author's site or blog. Worse, you bought them from someone who NEVER tested the method and is simply selling stolen goods to scam you out of your money.
One of the worst facts about these so-called internet marketing "gurus" is they are often selling you old out dated information that has not worked in years.
For example, you can still find my "EelKat's Guide To Making Money On Squidoo" being sold by internet marketers, under such titles as "How to Make a Killing on HubPages" or "Make Millions With AdSense".
The current changes, now have my original $200 earnings, changed to $2,000 a day or more.
However... the methods used in that article are Pre-Panda and do not work any more, thus why the article was removed from my website in 2013.
Because the scam artists who stole the article are selling it to people without testing the methods, they have no clue they are selling you advice (now for the new lower price of $299.99) that not only is outdated, but it will also get your site flagged, black listed, and unindexed by Google's Panda.
But do they care? No. Of course not. You paid them the $299.99, so what do they care if you get bitch slapped by Google? They don't.
Because I ACTUALLY AM making money off Google AdSense, I ACTUALLY DO know what I'm talking about, unlike the scam artists who have never tested out any of the advice they sell.
I'm not very big or very popular, and yet 1,371 of my articles have been scraped by scam artists and are being sold at insanely over blown prices ($300 gets you only 5 pages... you have to keep paying them $300 for 5 pages at a time, to get all 1,371 articles).
As small and unknown as I am... if that many of my articles are being stolen and sold by pirates masquerading as "internet marketing gurus"... how many other articles are being stolen and sold from the big sites and big blogs?
Think about it.
There is BIG BUSINESS in stealing articles, respinning them, then selling them for insane prices. And THAT is what MOST internet marketing "gurus" really are, and why so MANY people who buy from "internet marketing gurus" fail to make money online.
The articles they sell are usually old and outdated... written in the 1990s when you COULD make millions on AdSense, using methods that were made obsolete in 2011 when Google unleashed Panda... and because these "gurus" are not PRACTICING WHAT THEY PREACH, they are clueless to the fact they are selling BAD ADVICE.
The days of making millions on AdSense alone, are long gone... they vanished in 2011.