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Plagiarism in the romance community

You may have read about the recent news that a romance author from Brazil has been found to have plagiarized whole sections of books from over 25 well-known romance authors. It was a reader who discovered this.

Once confronted, the writer expressed shock and said that she used a ghostwriter from the site Fiverr, where you can pay people to do work for you. Doesn’t matter, she’s still liable!

Anyway, enough about that. I’ve got books to write! On my own, thankyouverymuch. Those of you who know me In Real Life and who may have witnessed me in the act of writing know how much I labor, complain, and gnash my teeth over my stories. They’re real, and they’re all mine, baby! 😄

And if you’re a reader who spots plagiarism: check to make sure, but definitely contact the author who’s being plagiarized. Thanks to the faithful readers who help us out in cases like this.