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Apparently Deborah MacGillivray is claiming that she isn’t a co-publisher at Highland Press:

One should not believe everything they read on the net. lol. The RWA has a written
statement of my non-status as publisher, done two months ago. It’s on file and the
RWA has accepted it. Hilary is aware of the situation. If you have questions,
perhaps you might wish to speak to her?

RWA is the one who invited me to join PAN just yesterday, Carol Ritter, Relations
Manager for RWA. Why I was asking.

Thanks for the info, but it doesn’t apply to me.

Deborah

Well, unfortunately for her, Google Cache says otherwise: This was a deleted profile entry at The Best Reviews website:

Author with Kensington Books, Dorchester Books. Co-publisher, editor author with Highland Press. Represented by Brown Literary Agency. Her true love is Scottish history. She has spent the last 25 years helping her grandfather, a retired historian, sort, restore and rewrite the history of their family in Scotland and England.

That is where she came across the basis for her novel “A Restless Knight” (Kensington, July 2006), set in the year before the rising of William Wallace. She had begun work on those pages for the history of her family in the late 1200s and thought it was a perfect story to make a marvellous novel. Her second novel-in-the- works, “Ravenhawke” August 2007, Kensington, a series of books on the saga of Scotland’s war for independence. She also writes paranormal contemporary romances, which will be put out by Dorchester Publishing (2006).

The first two will be “The Invasion of Falgannon Isle” (December 2006, Love Spell) the second “Riding the Thunder” (Spring 2007), the first two in a series of seven books. She is also now Co-Publisher, editor and author with Highland Press.

This is what her profile at The Best Reviews looks like now:

Her true love is Scottish history. She has spent the last 25 years helping her grandfather, a retired historian, sort, restore and rewrite the history of their family in Scotland and England. That is where she came across the basis for her novel “A Restless Knight” (Kensington, July 2006), set in the year before the rising of William Wallace.

She had begun work on those pages for the history of her family in the late 1200s and thought it was a perfect story to make a marvellous novel. Her second novel-in-the- works, “In Her Bed” August 2007, Kensington, a series of books on the saga of Scotland’s war for independence. Next – One Snowy Knight (October 2008) and followed by Yield to the Knight.

She also writes paranormal contemporary romances, which will be put out by Dorchester Publishing (2006). The first two “The Invasion of Falgannon Isle” (December 2006, Love Spell) the second “Riding the Thunder” (October 2007), the first two in a series of seven books.

Funny that, no mention of her being the co-publisher at Highlands Press on this version.

However, trying to hide evidence when one has been obviously lying is hard work.

This is what it says at her Amazon Store:

About the Author
Deborah writes for Kensington Zebra Historical Books, Dorchester Publishing’s Love Spell. She is also an editor and co-publisher with the small print house Highland Press.

And again at the Coffee Time Romance About The Authors section:

She is co-publisher and editor at Highland Press and has short stories in several anthologies. Bad Cat, Getting it in the End, and Double, Double, Toil & Trouble are in No Law Against Love (February 2006).

Dear me.

Apparently one of the reasons that she’s trying so hard to hide the fact that she is co-publisher of Highland Press is because the rules would not permit her to be a member of RWA’s PAN (published author network), if she was a publisher.

Ahhh poor Debs, she makes Madris DePasture seem positively medicated.

EDITED TO ADD:

Here’s a First Sale Interview that she did in 2006. She clearly admits to being the co-publisher at Highland Press:

Lynda: What are your writing plans for the future?

Deborah: I have 2 books left in both contracts. The historical series, “The Dragons of Challon” have six books. So I would like to continue with Kensington in that series. In the “Seven Sisters” for Dorchester, I have four more books for the next contract. After that?oodles of ideas. Too many books to write, not enough time. I am also co-publisher for a small Tradesize press, Highland Press. Leanne Burroughs is owner. We hope in the next couple years to do some amazing projects.

Well and truly caught out. What an idiot.

Oh come on, you didn’t expect anything else surely? *g*

Anyway, so I hear that Chrissy Bashear is taking Tina Engler/Elloras Cave to court. For the full details, head on over to Dear Author, where Jane has the details. I think the story originated from the SBs blog, so you can go read the comments over there too.

Me, I have nothing to say other than I hope it gets dirty and that we all hear about it.

Just kidding of course. *g*

Hey, we haven’t blamed anything on Giselle Bundchen for a while, I think she should definitely carry the can for this, waddaya say?

Oh, by the way, if anybody has any interesting tidbits to add, you can always send me the gory details. As per usual, e-mail me at hairylemony @ gmail .com, total confidentiality guaranteed.