*Anyone can use the internet to make false accusations.
    *Some people will believe anything they read online or in print.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Pathetic Anniversary

Today is four years since the shit hit the fan. I no longer dread going online. I no longer think of my attack every day. But some of the lies are still online and will probably stay there for as long as the Internet exists.

To make the lies go away I have to sue Google -- the company that hosts an attack blog -- and win the suit.

I can't afford to sue Google. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's over (at least over enough)

I've decided to finish Internet HELL, a book I started years ago. It's the story of a horrible false attack on me that started on Facebook in 2010. The story finally has a conclusion -- and so does the book. It's not the conclusion I hoped for, but it's good enough. "Justice is served" and I can write the epilogue.

The book is a factual account of the attack, preceded by a fictional back story about my likely attacker.

I've been writing professionally for over 40 years, but this is my first attempt at fiction. I am enjoying the liberty of having almost no limits. What I write must be believable, even if it's not entirely true. It should be on sale in a few days.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Amazing. Two years have gone by.

Nothing has changed. No one has been caught, tried or incarcerated. I'm still pissed off, but living with the situation. The lies are still online.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

First anniversary

Today is one year since the shit hit the fan. Some of the shit is still online.

I'm still alive. My attacker probably is, too. The crime is unsolved.

I want to thank my good friends -- and the good strangers -- who came to my support.


Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm over it (almost)

As readers of this blog know, last summer my mostly happy life turned upside-down when I was falsely accused of some terrible crimes by an anonymous and skilled online attacker.

Neither the police nor the FBI were able to identify the perp (but I'm pretty sure I know who he is).

My life was disrupted in many ways. Friends, family and strangers provided great comfort and support. (But one person whom I regarded as a friend deserted me because he was afraid of associating with me.)

I suspended publicity for one book and delayed publication of others.

It's now nearly nine months since the shit hit the fan. I can't change the past, but it's time to look ahead. I am starting to promote the book again. Of course, I highly recommend it -- and so do others. It has received excellent reviews and I hope there will be more.

The $15.95 print version is available at Amazon and B&N. A $4.99 "PDF" eBook is available from Lulu. There's even a $1.99 eBook sampler. $4.99 eBooks formatted for the Kindle and other readers will be available soon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The book is now available

Frightening, Intriguing, Important.

Internet HELL is an account of an elaborate, skillful and vicious Internet harassment attack by a lying paranoid psychopath. He accused the author of a huge number of horrible crimes including child molestation, child pornography, wife-burning and even dog rape. Despite strong suspicions about the perpetrator, the police and the FBI could not solve the case.

This book includes a novelized backstory about the life of the attacker, and a true account of the attacks, the aftermath and the investigation. There are recommendations for others who are victims of similar cybercrime, and for minimizing those crimes and their effects.

The $1.99 preview edition is now available as an eBook download in PDF form for easy reading on PCs and e-readers. CLICK to order from Lulu.com. A printed version will be available in the future. CLICK for more info.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Progress report

(1) No new material has been posted by my attacker or his fans since the beginning of July.

(2) Most of the garbage has been removed from the web, but there are still search links that point to non-existent pages.

(3) Google still refuses to remove the original hate-blog without a court order--which they could challenge.

(4) The police and FBI have not been able to identify the perp, despite strong suspicions.

(5) My printer and booksellers have not caved into the threats by my attacker.

(6) My neighbors still talk to me and let their kids talk to me.

(7) My wife and dog still love me.

(8) I temporarily suspended publicity for my books until the bad publicity died down a bit, but I know the remnants will be online forever.

(9) I decided to remove the "Dirty parts easy to find" from the bottom of the front cover on my funny memoir. That line gave my attacker something to use in his campaign, and I also realize that it may make some readers uncomfortable. I may sell more books without the line on the cover. I'm also making some updates and corrections. The new version should be available mid-October.  Here's the new cover: