Of all the horrendous things author/publisher Leiland Dale, AKA Lodewyk Deysel did, one of the worst was to "borrow" $7500 from Judie A. Stewart. She is an amazing woman who has now lost her home and is frantic trying to support her family, which includes her six children, thanks to his devious activities.
Judie is very supportive of M/M authors and does nonstop free promo for those who want it. Judie is an ardent, super-fan for many of us. She also had the misfortune of taking Leiland Dale in as a tenant when he first arrived in the US in 2006. For four years, he rented a room in her home.
She wanted to be a good friend long after he moved out. Last year, whilst living in total luxury in Grosse Point, Michigan, eight miles from her house in Detroit, he called her, begging her for a short-term loan. He signed a contract promising to pay her back as soon as he had his next royalties. She could not afford to lend him money - and he knew it - but she did it because he told her it was to pay off two authors he owed money to. He told her he was getting threats.
Judie A. Stewart never got her money back and got nothing but lies from the man she took into her home and cared for all those years. D.J. Manly and I feel deep distress that Judie wanted to help the authors. She genuinely thought she was supporting the people she loves.
Instead she has lost her home and she and her family are in a one-bedroom apartment in Detroit. I was hoping that when his assistat Alisani Brasil sold the RV that had been registered to Silver Publishing that she would give the $10,000 she raised to Judie. Instead she put it into his bank account and he is in Cape Town, South Africa. He thinks he's safe. He thinks he got away with it.
That and more...
We are organizing a fundraiser to provide Judie and her family with funds for food and shelter. We are setting a goal of $10,000. Please consider making a donation today.
You will be doing something wonderful for someone wonderful. We also have some super cool, swagadelic incentives!
Every dollar helps!!! Each donation will receive a free ebook - reader's choice!!!
And: for a donation of $25, the generous donor will receive TWO free e-books of their choice from one of the participating authors listed here.
For a donation of $50, the generous donor will receive a free paperback book AND a free e-book of their choice from one of the participating authors listed here.
For a donation of $100, the generous donor will receive a free DVD of G.A. Hauser's Capital Games, a free paperback book, a free e-book of their choice from one of the participating authors listed here AND a $10 ARE gift card.
For a donation of $125, the generous donor will receive a free paperback book, a free e-book of their choice from one of the participating authors listed here AND a $15 iTunes gift card. They will also receive a phone chat/or Skype chat with D.J. Manly, Ethan Stone, Patricia Logan, or A.J. Llewellyn - reader's choice.
And finally, all donors will qualify to enter a draw to win a Swagadelic Prize of author swag, a paperback book of their choice from participating authors AND an ebook set from reader's choice of:
A.J. Llewellyn: ebook set of Mingo McCloud series - 6 books and book 7 upon release
Augusta Li: set of ebooks from the Blessed Epoch series--Ash and Echoes, Ice and Embers, Iron and Ether, and Wine and Roses (August release),
Ethan Stone: complete ebook set of Uniformity (Compromised, Damaged, Recruited)
Gale Stanley: ebooks of the Hybrid series.
Patricia Logan: ebooks of the Westburg Series. Captive Lover, A Very Good Year, and The Cowboy Queen
Serena Yates: ebooks of Fighting For series
Trinity Blacio: ebook copies of her Masters of the Cats series (3 books)
A.J. Llewellyn: ebook(s) of reader's choice, ARE $10 gift card, $15 iTunes card, two paperback books - "Mingo McCloud book one and two" 2 copies, complete set of "Mingo McCloud ebooks - 6 in all plus a free copy of book 7, "Hogtied" coming soon to Amber Allure, and A.J. Llewellyn swag for grand donation prize - winner picked through random draw by Judie Stewart
Alison Mann: $10 ARE gift card
print & e-book:
The City of Lovely Brothers
Dark Horror (anthology)
Horror Lite (anthology)
The House in Birdgate Alley
The Thought Collector
The Best Christmas Ever
Ashlyn Monroe: ebook (M/F title)
Allison Cassata: one of each ebook and one paperback she has and pieces of swag---shirts and bags.
Augusta Li: set of ebooks from the Blessed Epoch series--Ash and Echoes, Ice and Embers, Iron and Ether, and Wine and Roses (August release.)
Casey Holloway: Paperback copy of Get'n Hammered.
D.J. Manly: ebook(s) of reader's choice and Skype/phone chat with $125 donation
Ethan Stone: a complete ebook set of Uniformity (Compromised, Damaged, Recruited) and two ebook copies each of Subject 13 and Bartender, PI - and Skype chat with $125 donation
G.A. Hauser a DVD of "Capital Games" - SORRY ALREADY GONE
Gale Stanley: eBook set of Hybrids. Book 3 is coming out June 7th.
Hurri Cosmo: 2 ebooks - titles being published in June
Iyana Jenna: ebook - reader's choice of one of her 3 JMS titles
J.D. Walker - ebook, reader's choice
Kage Alan: One each - paperback copies of "Galias" and "Butt Ninjas From Hell" signed by all the authors in it.
L.M. Brown - ebook - reader's choice
Lee Brazil: ARE $10 gift card
Michael Mandrake: ebook copy ofN'awlins Exotica
N.J. Nielsen: free ebook, reader's choice of:
Lancaster's Way 1: When Souls Collide... Experimentals 1: Blessed With A Curse... and the two books in my Sons of Evenmore Series: The Crimson Grimoire & Blood To Blood.
Naomi Bellina: free ebook, reader's choice
Nephylim: free ebook choice of The Runaway. Enigma Special Edition, The Unfairness of Life and Fallen Angel
Pamela Pelaam-One: ebook copies of "Fire and Air" and "As You Like It"
Pat Whitaker: free ebook, reader's choice www.whitakerbooks.com
Patricia Logan: wbook copies of Westburg Series. Captive Lover, A Very Good Year, and The Cowboy Queen
Rebecca Royce: 3 ebooks M/F titles, reader's choice
Remmy Duchene: ebook copies of "Deliver Me" and "Again", $10 ARE gift card
S.A. Meade: ebook of reader's choice - SORRY ALREADY GONE
Sedonia Guillone: ebook copy of "His Beautiful Samurai"
Serena Yates: e-book copies of Fighting for Love, Fighting for Hope, Fighting for Survival, and Fighting for Freedom (out on 20 June).
Sharita Lira: ebook copies of her Twins stories, four in all - inspired by Judie Stewart!
Trina Lane: 2 ebooks - reader's choice
Trinity Blacio: ebook copies of her Masters of the Cats series (3 books)Zane Silver:
Vivien Dean: free ebook, reader's choice, and a free paperback of her available print titles - SORRY VIVIEN'S PAPERBACK IS ALREADY GONE
ebook copy of My Three Dads