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My poem "The Ancients" was included in this book in spiritual exchange. The author went to print with his book and did not include my name nor any credit attached to my work, violating the sacred exchange and my copyright protection. I am disappointed in his behavior. Is this representative of how authors should support fellow authors?

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Guy Vestal - Counter Culture Critic I agree. Authors quibbling in public is very bad for critics. Readers may or may not care, but reviewers do.

I was actually very excited about entering the giveaway, because this work is not your dime-a-dozen plot rework, but now I am a little uneasy.

If I eneter the giveaway and win, it will take away a chance at winning something else I have not become weary over.

It so saddens me to see peers incable of discussing their differences in private, as Mr Hill had asked about.

I will put it on my to-read list, and hopefully it will make the cut in my monthly cleanings, but taking a risk on entering and winning isn't in the cards for me right now.

One would hope that other authors that might stumble across this, heed the well known words of wisdom that Mr Hill has reminded us of, and keep discussion among peers, behind the scenes of the bookstore so to speak.

I wish you luck Mr Hill, and if it comes back up as a giveaway, I will re-enter another time, at which time, I would be honored to read and review, and hopefully ask you for an interview as well.

Hamilton Hill Hi Cairenn, this statement made by you is an absolute nonsense.

1. I am the author not the publisher.
2. Your name appears complete with copyright symbol directly under the poem on page 8 of the printed works.
3. Your name and FULL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT as a contributor appears on page 367.
4. With or without the copyright symbol your copyright protection is not violated in any event.
5. Over the past year acknowledgement of your contribution has been broadcasted by me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Goodreads to an audience of over 500,000 hits - so if that's disappointing behaviour then so be it.

What I do find sad however, is that if you have an issue why did you not approach me privately (since you have my Email address) and ask me about it prior to making public libellous statements. As it happens, I have no bloody idea what you are talking about.

PS: I published a scanned copy of Page 8 and Page 367 on your Twitter account.
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