Authors Behaving Badly Episode #1: Dara Joy
Have you attempted to reach her attorney and if so, what was his response?
As a result of Cory’s initial lack of response, I searched the web for some information about Dara Joy, hoping to find an email address or contact agent information. One of my early suspicions was simply that, who was this Cory and did we even know if Dara was aware of the problems with the distribution of the books that had been pre-paid? We could only take Cory’s word for this. I can say honestly, that initially I suspected that we were being scammed by this website.
I found a post on the net where an attorney representing her in this lawsuit was trying to get information from international fans about the sale of her book overseas. He had posted his email and website on that forum. Her attorney on record with the lawsuit is Mr. Keith Halpern. His website on the net is www.keithhalpern.com . I made the decision to send him an email about what was going on and my frustration and anger at Ms. Joy and this situation. I requested a way of contacting her.
Although I won’t quote the email verbatim, it essentially was a very curt email letting me know that he only represented her on issues that had to do with the lawsuit. He informed me that he would have no other contact with me, however he would forward my email to Ms. Joy. He did stress that he assumed that Ms. Joy reads and is aware of what is going on with her website.
I have NEVER received a response from Ms. Joy concerning this matter. From this, I can only assume that she refuses to address the issue. In my opinion, this is a total lack of respect and a total passive denial with no acceptance of responsibility. It is a huge insult to the die-hard fans that have tried to support her thru these hard times.