Looking for Boyer's Brain
For the last few months, I've been researching and documenting the sleazy career of the Vincennes, Indiana plagiarist named David Boyer. Once I realized that he was arguably the worst plagiarist and con man in the history of writing, I just had to get the story out there. That's why I'm writing the book about him. Because there is so much you don't know and more to come. He has repeated over and again that there is nothing anyone can do to stop him. But I think the truth will stop him and others who violate our copyrights.
B Thoughtful has yet another Boyer plagiary smackdown involving Dean Koontz soon. Wait until you read it. Boyer's utter contempt for writers will astound you.
B is focused on the evidence against Boyer. Because he plagiaized my story "Electrocuting the Clowns" I'm investigating not only what he did, but also how and why he did it. What drives a man to steal stories and interviews and claim they are his? I'll give you the answer in his own words. When the full scope of his plagiarized interviews and stories becomes available, Boyer's creepiness will amaze you. The underlying techniques he used to get stories and interview to steal will show you why he's known as the "Predator Editor."
He refuses to confess and negotiate restitution to his growing list of victims some of whom are obscure and others who are famous. I almost wrote him once to ask why he just didn't confess and offer to work out a payment plan with everyone based on legitamite book sales, but I didn't because he's too arrogant to make a complete, real confession and too controlling to negotiate restitution with his victims.
I'm just past the mid-point of the book with a projected completion date of June 1st, but I'm stuck for a title. I was thinking about "Looking for Boyer's Brain," but it just didn't sound right for a serious work. "The Man Who Would be King" is a little over-used, but oddly appropriate. I won't use it unless I can successfully prove that he plagiarized Stephen King, which quite a few people are researching right now. Rumor is that he plagiarized Clive Barker, but that remains to be seen.
So I'm offering a cash prize of $50.00 to whoever I judge has come up with the best suggested title. My publisher hates the idea, but you readers were the ones that helped me get the ball rolling to wrap up this con man. That's why I want to cut you in. But I'm the sole judge and my opinions are final and I really want something sharp. Contest ends June 1st, when we start the new web magazine currently under construction at White Cat Publications.
So help me out, will you? $50 is $50.