More on the saga of David Boyer (a.k.a Iron Dave, Doc Byron, David Byron, etc). Here's an excerpt from the HWA's Home Page, hot off the press:
"HWA has recently been informed of several acts of plagiarism regarding works on our 2008 and 2010 Stoker recommendations lists. The works in question are three recommendations received in 2008 for the short story "Electrocuting the Clowns", credited to "Doc Byron", and a recommendation for the 2010 anthology CRIMSON SCREAMS, edited by "David Byron". The publisher of CRIMSON SCREAMS, Sam's Dot, has pulled the anthology from release following allegations of plagiarized art; and the short story "Electrocuting the Clowns" is actually by Ferrel Moore. HWA has removed these recommendations from record.
HWA has also recently posted an article to our "Writer's Tips" page on how authors can protect themselves from plagiarism: http://horror.org/writetips-morton.htm. For more information on Mr. Byron's activities, please visit http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2010/10/cold-iron-david-boyer-plagiarist.html."
David, you always wanted to be front page on the horror scene, well, now you got your wish.
And none of this would have been possible without the support of the blogging community. There are too many of you to thank individually, so let me just say a loud THANK YOU to all of you. You have taught me the meaning of the word community. You have shown me that writers and artists can come together to protect our rights as a creative community, and for that I will remain in your debt.
The HWA organization has show their integrity in their actions today. They are truly an organization with honorable standards.
But this isn't over, not at all. Now comes the legal end of things.
And a word of advice for David Boyer (David Byron, Doc Byron, Iron Dave and who knows what other names he has)- it's always better to start taking down your websites to erase your tracks before our researchers have taken screen shots of them.