Statements appearing in these forums represent the opinions of the authors
of each post, not the opinion of WritersWeekly.com and/or BookLocker.com.
It is currently November 20th, 2014, 6:40 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: April 26th, 2010, 7:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: August 1st, 2003, 9:52 am
Posts: 1874
UPDATE: Trula Breckenridge has changed her name to Trula Ione Earthgarden
See: http://www.trula.org/2010/05/name-change-finalized/

IF THIS PERSON OWES YOU MONEY, TOO, PLEASE CONTACT:

The Ohio Attorney General
Consumer protection
30 East Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 4315
Attn: Ms. Allene Eley
E-mail address: AELey - AT - ag.state.oh.us


~~~~~

COMPLAINT #1


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: COMPLAINT about Trula Breckenbridge / trula.org / MSPmedia / mspmedia.net,Indie Publishing & Production,Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 18:20:50 -0400
From: Angela Hoy <angie@booklocker.com>
To: trula@mspmedia.net, info@futuristicmotherhood.com, info@trula.org
April 21, 2010

Trula Breckenbridge - trula@mspmedia.net
MSPmedia / mspmedia.net
Indie Publishing & Production
Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com
Trula.org - info@trula.org
Texture Bookstore
P.O. Box 218
Elyria, OH 44036-0218

WritersWeekly.com has received a complaint about:
Trula Breckenbridge / trula.org / MSPmedia / mspmedia.net /
Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com /

ALSO ON:

Twitter - http://twitter.com/Trula
MySpace - http://www.mspmedia.net/contact/myspace.com/trula
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Trula

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for
and about freelance writers. The publication is the
largest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in
dealing with writers, haven't paid writers money that is owed to
them, who have not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair
contract terms. These reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's
subscribers to decide which companies they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all
relevant correspondence between your publication and the person
submitting the complaint so that we can piece together that person's
side of the story. Step one of our investigation has been completed.

-------------
THE COMPLAINT
-------------

WP (name not published here but was, of course, provided to the publisher
alleges you owe her $100 and that you're ignoring her
correspondence.

According to a post at the link below, you knew back in September, 2009
that you couldn't pay the contributors yet you went ahead and used their
work anyway.
http://www.mspmedia.net/2009/09/futuris ... hood-info/

See complete allegation under my signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication
to your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence
disputing these allegations, or would like to make your own
statement about these allegations for publication in our report, please
email angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and
is subject to publication.***

If you do owe this person money, we strongly suggest you read
this article before responding:
http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest ... 32006.html

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our
publication next Wednesday, though it may appear in our Whispers and
Warnings forum before that time.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to
read your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

~~~~~~~~~~~
ALLEGATION
~~~~~~~~~~~

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Whispers & Warnings: MSP Media, Futuristic Motherhood anthology
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:57:44 +0800
From: WP

Hello Angela

I supplied a short story to Trula Breckenbridge of
MSPmedia (http://www.mspmedia.net/) for a Futuristic Motherhood
anthology (http://www.futuristicmotherhood.com/). This was published in
December 2009, at which time the promised payment of US$100 was
confirmed via email (email pasted below). However, I have not received
payment, and repeated emails to Trula at various addresses have all been
ignored.

Since Trula has suggested she will be publishing further Futuristic
Motherhood anthologies, and also works on a “Positive Emergence Zine
Project”, I think the writers who rely on your site might want to know
to steer clear of working with her, so I’m letting you know for your
Whispers and Warnings forum.

Thank you

WP


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: June 15th, 2010, 12:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: August 1st, 2003, 9:52 am
Posts: 1874
THIRD COMPLAINT ABOUT Trula Breckenridge / trula.org / MSPmedia / mspmedia.net /
Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com /

UPDATE: Trula Breckenridge has changed her name to Trula Ione Earthgarden


See:
http://www.trula.org/2010/05/name-change-finalized/

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: THIRD COMPLAINT about Trula Breckenbridge / trula.org / MSPmedia / mspmedia.net, Indie Publishing & Production , Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:54:06 -0400
From: Angela Hoy
To: trula@mspmedia.net, info@futuristicmotherhood.com, info@trula.org, wendypalmer@iinet.net.au, laura@digitatech.com, BlessedGma129@aol.com

June 11, 2010

Trula Breckenridge - trula@mspmedia.net
MSPmedia / mspmedia.net
Indie Publishing & Production
Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com
Trula.org - info@trula.org
Texture Bookstore
P.O. Box 218
Elyria, OH 44036-0218

WritersWeekly.com has received ANOTHER complaint about:
Trula Breckenridge / Trula Ione Earthgarden / trula.org / MSPmedia / mspmedia.net /
Futuristic Motherhood anthology / futuristicmotherhood.com

ALSO ON:

Twitter - http://twitter.com/Trula
MySpace - http://www.mspmedia.net/contact/myspace.com/trula
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Trula

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for
and about freelance writers. The publication is the
largest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in
dealing with writers, haven't paid writers money that is owed to
them, who have not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair
contract terms. These reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's
subscribers to decide which companies they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all
relevant correspondence between your publication and the person
submitting the complaint so that we can piece together that person's
side of the story. Step one of our investigation has been completed.

-------------
THE COMPLAINT
-------------

FB (name not published here but was, of course, provided to the publisher)
alleges you've owed her $100 plus 2 contributor's
copies for almost two years.

See complete allegation under my signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication
to your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence
disputing these allegations, or would like to make your own
statement about these allegations for publication in our report, please
email angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and
is subject to publication.***

If you do owe this person money, we strongly suggest you read
this article before responding:
http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest ... 32006.html

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our
publication next Wednesday, though it may appear in our Whispers and
Warnings forum before that time.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to
read your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

~~~~~~~~~~~
ALLEGATION
~~~~~~~~~~~

Hi Angela,

I submitted to Ms. Breckenridge's call for the Futuristic Motherhood
anthology back in '07. Ever since, it was been one excuse after
another. I signed the contract in May '08 which had-publication date:
August 15th 2008, payment date: August 25th 2008- Payment $100.00. Book
delivery date September 15th 2008, authors will receive 2 copies of the
book. She did not come through, nor did she respond or reply through
e-mails or post anything on her site for almost 9 or more months later.
Her excuses has been, she lost flash drives, she needs more stories, she
had to close her bookstore, the book's spine was off, and it goes on and on, the latest
excuses can be viewed on her site, and she has changed publication dates
along with the book's cover several times. However, she put out a call
for Futuristic Motherhood II, and stated that, "She'll keep the project
going for as long as there is interest," which leads me to believe the
first book has been published and sold. Not forgetting to mention that
you could pre-pay.

December 2009, she sent an e-mail stating that the book was ready and to
send updated contact information so she could pay and send the books,
which she'll have in her hand by December 7th. Here it is June, and I
had not heard or seen a thing! In the three years that this has been
going on, she could've paid an author a month, if paying and honoring
her word and business was a priority.

On her contract,it states that, "If there is any disagreement that has
to be settled in court, you will agree it will be in Ohio."

The contract states $100.00 plus 2 books of the anthology.

FB


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: June 15th, 2010, 12:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: August 1st, 2003, 9:52 am
Posts: 1874
UPDATE FROM WRITER

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: THIRD COMPLAINT about Trula Breckenbridge / trula.org /
MSPmedia / mspmed...
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 00:44:57 EDT
From: FB

Hi Angela,

A few days ago, I received a letter from the Ohio Attorney General's
office, Ms. Breckenridge sent them a letter acknowledging the fact that
she indeed owed me for a book anthology, Futuristic Motherhood, that she
published. She also stated that she will be mailing the $100 on June
10th. and she is receiving the books from her printing source by June
17th and she'll send the 2 copies that's owed then.
I forgot to mention that my contract also states that I can purchase the
Futuristic anthology at 50% off the price.
By the way, she also stated that she had a legal name change. Her name
is now:
Trula Earthgarden
When I receive the pay and the books, I will let you know.

FB

~~~~~

ANOTHER UPDATE FROM WRITER

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: THIRD COMPLAINT about Trula Breckenbridge / trula.org /
MSPmedia / mspmed...
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:09:56 EDT
From: FB

Hey Angela,

I received the $100 pay for the futuristic Motherhood I anthology. Now
waiting for the books and I'm done!!!!

Francine


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group