I just cannot BELIEVE the depth of this woman’s deceit. I came across an old cached page of M. Ana Phylaxis’ on LuLu. One of her “copyright” notification dates is from 1997 for Necropolis, 2ND EDITION. Which begs the question of exactly HOW LONG has this woman been going around plagiarizing authors who were nice enough to post their stories and ideas, FOR FREE, online only for her to come along and blatantly STEAL THEM from said authors. To top it all off, these authors have not made one single cent off of their stories. Yet here comes this lunatic who not only steals their hard work and creativity, but then SELLS the stolen property.
Finding this “copyright” notice page from one of her books that dates back 14 years makes me wonder exactly how long she has been stealing other writers’ works. How many pseudonyms has she used over the last 20-odd years of her life? How much money has she made off of the stolen imagination of other authors?
Perhaps a better question is WHY is Amazon still hosting 3 of her stolen works? They were TOLD by several plagiarized authors that ALL of this woman’s books they were hosting were plagiarized. Yet still 3 of them sit on the website, still making money for the thief. Is Amazon not also liable for not only hosting but also MAKING A PROFIT off of these stolen works? Are they not just as slimy as Rebecca, Becky, Rebekah Geissler/Bick / M. Ana Phylaxis/ Mistress Ana Phylaxis for making money off of stolen property? Had the item in question been a television set, both the original thief and the middle man would have been thrown in jail. What gives?
Here’s another interesting tidbit of information I have managed to dig up. First, she’s listed on LinkedIn as Rebekah Geissler. You can see that whole giant lie of a profile here: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rebekah-geissler/28/336/417
Second, she has also used the pseudonym of R. T. Geissler to pawn off at least one book through LuLu. It was on hypnotherapy. I wonder if it was plagiarized too? Thankfully LuLu yanked her entire catalog thanks to Alex Severin’s quick thinking and actions.
I will continue to dig up as much information on this plagiarizer as possible. Information is power, and right now we need all the power we can get to have this woman put out of business and hopefully prosecuted as well.
Hi there, Nicola,
I just wanted to thank you for disseminating this info – you’ve been a big part of word getting around.
In all honesty, I don’t think she’s been doing it very long. She uses the very old copyright date because she thinks this will trump any an all evidence to the contrary. In my opinion, she seems to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic, if you get my drift.
She actually told Amazon that I was stalking her, commiting cyber crimes against her and stealing HER stories! Oh, and she’s made a complaint to the FBI about me. Oh, and that I have a history of doing this to people. Believe me, this is not the first person who has tried to turn the tables on me. Actually, this is a sure sign of a sociopath – turning themselves into the victim. She’s a very, very sad case. I pity her, actually. Can you imagine being that pathetic? Just another wannabe writer.
Only one book left now – the rest are gone! I may try and track down some more e-mail addresses for the remaining writers – we have to get this last one yanked.
Woo hoo! I am so happy to hear that only one book remains on Amazon. My only worry now is that she will suddenly get an imagination, retitle the work, come up with a new pen name and start all over again.
Thanks so much, Alex, for all you have done to help get these works taken down and to get the word out to all the authors. I have a Lit account, but I have never posted there. I was actually thinking about posting parts of my recently released novella. In hindsight, I am really glad that I changed my mind. While I have not been plagiarized (that I know of) I am always scared that it will happen. I can only imagine how outraged the authors are for having their work stolen and then resold.
Best of luck to you and to all the authors who have been victimized by this woman.