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.
The most baffling thing just happened today...
Some guy just walked up to me today at PortCon and said "EelKat, right?".
I said, "Yes."
and He said: "So what ever happened between you and Lisa Grace?"
I said "Who?"
He said: "You know, Lisa Grace."
I said, "Nope. I don't know. Should I?"
He said: "Didn't you write a book with her?"
Me: "No. I never wrote a book with any body."
He said: "What about the KBoards book?"
I said: "The KBoards Anthology? That wasn't me writing with any one. That was me submitting my work into an anthology."
He said: "But wasn't Lisa Grace in it too?"
I said: "I don't know. I never read it. I don't even own a copy. It's an ebook. I only read print. I don't know who's in it other then Hugh Howey and I only know he was in it because he's the one who sent me the invitation asking me to submit to it."
He said: "But isn't Lisa Grace the one who hacked your KBoards account?"
Me: "No. The guy who did that went to prison, because he hacked a lot of accounts, on a lot of forums, and a lot of emails, and a lot of social networks, and then took those people's info and hacked their bank accounts as well. He got caught when he hacked the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall and embezzled $3million dollars. He went to prison."
He said: "But isn't Lisa Grace the one who was emailing you all those nasty messages?"
I said: "There were 79 Kboard members, sending me nasty messages. You expect me to remember their names? I was in the hospital, having surgery when I found out about it. I'd been offline since November 14, 2013, when someone in a 4-door white pick up truck, beat me up and crippled me.
I was paralyzed for 5 months, relearning to walk for 18 months. And offline from November 14, 2013 to March 31, 2016. I don't know what was going on, online for those 3 years because I was paralyzed and could not move my hands to type to get online. In all likelihood, the man who beat me up and crippled me is likely the same man who than hacked my accounts the very same week. Who else knew I would be offline for so many months and would have no way of finding out what he was doing to my accounts?"
He said: "But Lisa Grace..."
Me: "Is a stranger to me. I don't know her and don't know why you think I do. In total, the Kboards hacker, hacked more then 300 Kboards accounts. 79 of those accounts sent me death threats, all nearly identical and obviously all the same person.
My only contact with those 79 Kboards members was to go to their Kboards accounts, get their email addresses and send them copies of the messages their accounts sent to me, and told them I suspected their accounts had been hacked. Told them my account was hacked and I was deleting it because I had not used Kboards in years and the hacker had rewritten 1,371 of my posts, then mass posted an additional 3,000 posts of wild crazed gibberish, in an attempt to destroy my reputation. I deleted my Kboards account, then told the 79 members what the hacker was doing to their accounts, how the hacker was using their accounts to send me death threats in their names. Several of them contacted me back to say they had not logged in on Kboards in years and had not sent me any messages and that whoever it was who did was doing it without their permission.
When an investigation was done, the only thing all 80 of us had in common was the fact that all of us had been accepted in the Kboards Anthology, thus it was believed that the Kboards hacker was a disgruntled author who had submitted to the anthology was had not been accepted or published in it.."
I never went back to kboards to find out what happened and as the hacker was identified and sent to prison, I've had no reason to think any more of it. I'm not sure why you are bringing it up."
Him: "But Lisa Grace said..."
Me: "I don't know who this Lisa Grace is and I don't care what she said. I don't waste my time on whiny petty online nobodies. I never have. And that's all the Kboards hacker was. I have more important things to do with my life then be a bitchy trouble making busy body.
An intelligent person, does the right thing and goes to the FBI when someone hacks their online accounts.
An unintelligent person goes to forums and whines like a simpering baby.
I'm sorry, but if she's one of the Kboard's hacker's victims and she couldn't be bothered to show up in court to defend her own honour let alone mine, then I have no reason to care who she is. She certainly didn't care enough about any of the other authors' who got hacked to bother getting off her ass and helping put the hacker in prison, now did she?
You got to remember, my Kboards account was created in 2007. I haven't used it since 2010. There wasn't any body on the site back then named Lisa Grace. The only people I know from Kboards are the ones who were members in that time period. A hacker resurrected my account in 2013, and he did it while I was paralyzed and recovering from a serious spine injury. He took my account and at least 79 others and suspected as many as 300 others, and posted a wild forum war... a forum war that was simply ONE PERSON, posting from 80 accounts that he'd hijacked.
He did it, because he stole $3million from the town hall that I live next door to. He was hoping to bring attention to me and take attention away from himself. This man started attending my church as well.
This was the same month that 7 dump trucks dumped garbage on my land and a backhoe drove over my house. He hacked the Kboards account from the library here in my town.
The FBI caught him and he went to prison.
End of story.
"I'm sorry, but if Lisa Grace was one of the many people who got hacked by the Kboards hacker, then she needs to take it up with the Alfred State Prison in Alfred Maine, because that's where he is.... and he's there because, I went to the law when MY Kboards account was hacked. I don't take shit from cyberbullies, just like I don''t engage cyberbullies, just like I don't respond to their trollings of forums. The Kboards hacker was a cyberbully and a troll who. If this Lisa Grace woman is one of the MANY authors who was attacked by the Kboard's hacker, then, she should have had the decency to show up in court when the rest of us did to put that bastard in prison where he belongs. Had she been there to help put the Kboards hacker in prison, I'd remember her name. Since I don't remember her or her name. clearly she did not care enough about my reputation or her own, to stand up in court against a man who tried to destroy both our careers."
And so he went his way and I went mine, but now I'm left to scratch my head and wonder... who in the heck is Lisa Grace?
Who is Lisa Grace?
And Why Is She Telling People We Wrote A Book Together?