The plagiarism isn’t in question. It’s blatant. Text in Green is copied word for word.
Caught red-handed, Christiane came up with a dog ate my homework excuse.
She hired some guy on Fiverr. Apparently, there are people on Fiverr who will write your book for you for $150.
If she is lying, she’s a plagiarist. If she isn’t lying, it’s worse. It’s worse because she paid someone to write a book for her and didn’t even bother reading it.
All writers steal, some consciously, some not. But this isn’t a phrase or a plot twist or even the name of a lycanthrope virus. These are pages and pages and pages of actual text lifted from other authors.
To add insult to injury,
This thread by Diana Peterfreund sums up a lot of my feelings. I’m posting it here in its entirety, but you can also click on the twit below to read it.
Either you are an author or you’re not. If you are a writer, your primary focus should be on writing the best book you can. That’s it. If you are gluing chunks of other books together to make money as fast as you can, you are churning out crap. You’re not a writer, you’re a thief and other people have every right to call you out on your crap. It doesn’t matter if you are self-published or professionally published.
Christiane is not an author. She is a fraud.
Courtney Milan is a lawyer, however. I look forward to seeing how this will turn out.