Plagiarism and Petulance

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, another amazing plagiarism case has come out involving Rachel Ann Nunes and someone who calls herself Sam Taylor Mullens. This post has some pertinent links. You can also read more in the comments on The Passive voice here:

Pete Morin

In the most recent display of mind-boggling dishonesty, one indie author who goes by the pen name of Sam Taylor Mullens has been caught plagiarizing from a 20 year old novel written by Rachel Ann Nunes.

When Ms. Nunes discovered the plagiarism, she gave the author an opportunity to explain herself, and she got back a lot of malarkey (she wasn’t smart enough to have her story straight, so she offered two completely different ones) – which Rachel lays out in detail at the link above. Apparently, Mullen was also trying to “destroy the evidence” by asking her ARC recipients to delete the file ebook file she’d forwarded to them, and not turn one over to Nunes. (This reminds me of Tiger Woods, don’t ask me why.)

Not to be content with mere copyright infringement, cover-up and sheer intellectual sloth, the author then had several anonymous minions (hint: could it have…

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3 thoughts on “Plagiarism and Petulance”

    1. I don’t know if it’s “more” exactly, since I presume she got the books out a lot faster than if she wrote them herself. But all the criminal energy to try and maintain the facade once she got caught! Amazing …

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