Woman accused of running literary scam against aspiring authors


Anonymous Patron writes "News from Albany, NY, where a federal indictment charges a woman with using a publishing company in the town of Catskill to defraud 15 aspiring authors from 1997 to 2002.

Prosecutors say Martha Ivery promised writers who sent manuscripts perks like book signings and T-V talk show appearances."


There's more about Martha Ivery at SFWA's Writer Beware: "Alerts for Writers."