Monday, June 29, 2015

Interview with Lisa Wilson, True Crime author of DARK MATTER #AmandaKnox

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jodi Arias ordered to pay Travis Alexander's siblings $31 000 + Death row inmate pens tell-all about convicted murderer

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Watch Amanda Knox's reaction when asked whether she is the one who actually killed Meredith Kercher #DARKMATTER #DECEIT

Notice the contrast; an appropriately stoic Chris Cuomo asking [with sober gravitas]:

CC: Why do you think this judge goes further than any other?
Amanda Knox looking concerned, anxious.
CC: Not only does he say 'this is the knife', not only does he say 'you had it because of DNA along the bottom of the blade and hilt' but he believes you are the one who actually killed Meredith Kercher.
Amanda continues looking serious.
And then - as she responds to this allegation, did she kill Meredith - she flashes a HUGE smile.

Notice when she actually answers the question just between 22 and 23 seconds her mouth twitches in another smile [split second] and she kinda change tack and says, "I mean, I can't speculate..." When you say the word 'speculate' - especially the way Amanda does - you can hide a smile in the word itself. The whole time Amanda is speaking, she's almost gloating. Almost smiling. Because she's won. She's gotten away with something hasn't she. She's also asked Cuomo to ask these questions, and has prepared her answers. Besides her inappropriate and out-of-place facial expressions, do her answers even make sense? Check this brilliant analysis out from  

Amanda Knox spoke out yesterday to Chris Cuomo on CNN. 

She denies her involvement in the murder of Meredith Kercher and her words, like many times before, stun me. 

Listen to Amanda Knox’s speech pattern. She says:

“(huh) I…believe…I mean, I can’t speculate what this judge’s motivations…personal motivations or otherwise…What I can say is that…as…this…case…has progressed…….the evidence…that the prosecution has claimed exist against me….has been…has been proven less and less and less.”

More on that here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alley Cats and Spin Dentists - how the Pro Knoxers operate

An unassuming reader taking a cursory look at the reviews of DECEIT might think: oh, it's neither a good book nor bad, it's fair to middling.  The book is rated an average 2.6 out of 5 stars, which is pretty average.  It's also the lowest rating by some margin of all my and Lisa Wilson's 26 books currently available on Amazon.  

But look a little closer and you'll see 39% of the reviews are 5 stars, 2% are 4 star and the rest - 59% - are 1 star reviews.  There's not a single 2 or 3 star review, which appears to suggest that you're either going to love this book, or hate it.

The thing is, appearances can be deceptive.  Also, one shouldn't always take the word of another as gospel.  As in this review left by Bernard Steenis on June 8, 2015:

Now in Steenis' reading career he has only ever reviewed two books, one of them is DECEIT, but based on 17/27 helpful votes, he must be offering something useful, right?  Here's the actual text Steenis refers to, and one assumes he doesn't think the prospective reader or customer will actually go to the effort to click 'Look Inside' and verify his review for themselves.  

Let's zoom in on Steenis' comment:

Now according to Steenis' 'citation' I refer to Meredith Kercher as MK, he forgets the comma after 'particularly', misspells 'involvement', leaves out the semi colon, misspells 'instead' and 'we', refers to Amanda Knox as AK, changes the sentence structure, avers that a few lines further something is written when it is in the very next line...all of these slurs are not a true reflection of the actual text, which reads as follows:

So why would someone go to the trouble to do this?  Steenis in the first line of his review urges the reviewer that 'there's no need to buy this thing' and towards the end 'No need to read any further'.  That's fine, tastes differ, but to infer that the text itself (which he claims to quote) is riddled with errors is deceitful and dishonest.  Steenis also conveniently skips the part where the introduction suggests that even if Knox is innocent, she should sue for time spent 'illegally' incarcerated in jail.  Why doesn't she?  Why doesn't Steenis refer to this?  A little mischievous wouldn't you say?

Read DECEIT and decide for yourself what the truth of Meredith's Murder is.  Don't let anyone tell you or influence you, you be the captain of your own mind.

You can order DECEIT here, and by all means, 'Look Inside' before you do.


Thursday, May 28, 2015


Tutu Blasts Government
"Instead of setting a good example, our public representatives are humiliating themselves, our country and our people by trying to defend the indefensible," said Tutu.
He added that the minister's decision to dismiss the Public Protector's report "bodes particularly ill for the future of good governance".
"It is unconscionable to spend hundreds of millions of rand on the president's spurious 'security' needs," said Tutu.
"The power of the government to manipulate justice comes at great cost to our reputation, our development potential and our hard-won self-belief.
"I am deeply saddened," added the Archbishop, who is regarded internationally as a moral authority.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Excerpt from VANITY, the long awaited sequel to AUTHENTICITY, and Book #4 in our Bestselling #JodiArias Series

What’s abundantly clear when you read the hundreds of new messages from Travis’ phone that were released last week, is the lack of genuine affection that Travis felt for Jodi.  In contrast, when he speaks with Lisa and Deanna, or when he’s speaking about Mimi, his feelings for these other women come across as much more sincere. 
With Beth Karas’ permission, we’ll be providing these text messages and discussing them in detail in our 4th book about Jodi Arias, titled VANITY.  Due out next week.  Here are just a few clips.
December 10, 2007
07:25:55 TRAVIS:  Very true but I wanted to grab your hand and hold it high.
07:26:37 LISA:  Hold it high?  What do you mean?
07:27:42 TRAVIS:  Show everybody.  I mean I just want to be your boyfriend.  I know its not my way but that’s how I feel.
December 14, 2007
06:18:23 LISA:  Yes That’s true.  Thank you so much for the gifts tonight.  It has reminded me how much fun we have always had
06:21:20 TRAVIS: Yeah. Now what am I gonna do?  You bring out a fun side to me.  I like how I usually am with you. I’ll miss it lots you help my creativity.
06:23:38 LISA:  Haha.  Well speaking of creativity, would you feel comfortable letting me know what the last gift was going to be?  You don’t have to, I’m just a bit curious.
06:35:28 TRAVIS:  It was just very boyfriend girlfriend thing I was done with it it was kind of a project and very assumptive to having a long future and I was hesitant about it anyway but I thought I would at least declare my desires.
06:36:18 LISA:  So you don’t want to tell me?
06:37:28 TRAVIS:  We don’t take a lot of pictures so I was making a travis lisa photo album so we could fill it up
06:38:29 LISA:  Oh, baby, I’m sorry.  That is a lovely gift thought.  I’m sorry
06:39:50 TRAVIS:  You are doing what you feel is right.  Don’t be sorry I wish with all my heart we could fill it up

January 26, 2008
06:15:12 DEANNA:  Turns out we’re not going to CA... Just thought i’d let ya know.  But I am going snowboarding for the first time tomorrow!  Wish me luck!  Night travi... love you J
06:15:17 TRAVIS:  Only bunny slope be careful.  Love you too.
06:26:06 DEANNA:  Don’t worry i’ll be careful... promise.
April 11, 2008
02:45:55 DEANNA:  Found some really old pics of me and you today.  They were making me laugh! I love you Travi J
03:32:53 TRAVIS: And I love you J working in Tucson J
03:41:51 DEANNA: Have fun! P.S. The Office was amazingly awkward and awesome.
16:16:18 DEANNA:  Can you hike mt rubideaux? Like do people do that?
16:18:37 TRAVIS:  Yah there is dirt and paved road take ur pick
16:20:13 LISA:  Cool Probably not this weekend.  But one of these days.
And then there are the messages with Jodi… The majority of their conversations centered on errands, sex and money.  And when he barely showed her the time of day, instead of walking away, she simply upped her game of manipulation.
On May 5, Travis contacted Jodi with a simple request, to read his blog.  She tells him she will but immediately turns the conversation to herself. Knowing that Travis has a soft spot for people in need, she boasts that she took her grandpa to the doctor and rescued a dog.  She also asks Travis to critique some pictures of her and when he does so favourably, she slips in a sexual advance just to keep him engaged. 
May 5, 2008
09:10:16 TRAVIS:  Go read my blog and tell me what you think?
09:12:12 JODI:  Ok but it’ll have to be tomorrow I’m not near a comp now
09:12:48 TRAVIS:  Okay
18:32:37 TRAVIS:  Did you read my blog?
18:34:29 JODI:  Not yet.  The moment I rolled into town I took my grandpa to the eye doctor.  I’m in the waiting room still.  It’s taking forever!  Why can’t u this weekend?
18:39:42:  JODI:  I pulled into the parking lot and there was a little dog in a truck w/all the windows rolled up! =( It was hot.  I called the police.  Why can’t u this weekend???
18:51:34:  TRAVIS:  I have crap going on.  There is a graduation party for Taylor that I told him I would attend.
21:25:53  JODI:  Can I get ur honest opinion on a picture?
21:26:12 TRAVIS:  Yeah
21:27:30 JODI:  I’ll email it w/the one of your eyes.  I’ll txt u when I send them both.
21:47:51 JODI:  My comp is frozen.  Haha what’s new?
22:11:06 JODI:  I have a favour to ask.  Call me when you have three minutes.
[they have some idle chit chat about somebody else here]
22:51:17 JODI:  Good! Can u give me ur opinion on that pic now?
22:56:25 JODI:  Am I too squinty-eyed or does it look ok? It’s for my website so I’m going for an “on the field” sort of look.
23:03:31 TRAVIS:  I like the picture of me and the one of you is perfect.  It would a great about me picture.  You look like a beautiful adventurous successful, photo journalist, but not trying to hard.  There is nothing glamorshotesque about it.  Run with that pic.
23:05:52 JODI:  Thanks!  That’s EXACTLY what I was going for!
23:06:25 TRAVIS:  You nailed it.
23:08:24 JODI:  I’ve got something you could nail.  Kidding, sort of =) Glad u liked that picture of ur eyes.
On May 10-11, 2008, Jodi asks Travis to check out pictures of her again. 
23:25:42:  JODI:  Can u tell I’ve got some time on my hands? =)
23:27:00:  TRAVIS:  Your pics are not coming through so no I can’t tell.
23:28:21:  JODI:  =( Well hopefully they’ll upload soon.  Let me know when u get ‘em.
07:50:51 JODI:  You near ur comp?
08:03:54 TRAVIS:  I am now.
08:05:40 JODI:  Will u check my profile pic if u have time?  I like it cause it’s modest but it may be a little dull.
08:06:03 TRAVIS:  What site?
08:06:41 JODI:  MySpace =)
08:08:24 TRAVIS:  Its good.  Not your best but pleasant.
08:09:05 JODI:  I’m uploading new ones as we speak!
08:11:20 JODI:  Haha, braids in the Blondie album
08:12:58 TRAVIS:  Whose hat is that?
08:13:28 JODI:  Mine
08:14:16 TRAVIS:  How have I never seen it?  That hurts?
08:16:05 JODI:  ahhh sweetheart, cause it’s been in a box for the last 10 yrs =) I never wear it but I thought it would be cute for that photo.
08:16:56 JODI:  What do u think of it?
08:17:10 TRAVIS:  Wow.
08:18:13 JODI:  hmmm... Just uploaded another one of the ring
08:22:13 JODI:  And a new one in my photos my eyes look trippy! =)
08:24:44 JODI:  I’m assuming the pics I sent u didn’t upload?
08:31:08 TRAVIS:  Nope they didn’t
08:32:35 TRAVIS:  I like the picture
08:33:32 JODI:  Which one?
08:33:52 TRAVIS:  uhaul
08:34:59 JODI:  Oh ok. I’m still debating that ione.  It might or might not come down.  I’ll eave it for now.  Thanks.
08:37:40 JODI:  While your giving me all of this feedback if ur still on myspace tell me what u think of the 3rd pic in the Snow album
08:57:42 JODI:  I’m just trying to impress u and fishing for compliments.  My self-esteem is lower than usual.
08:58:33 TRAVIS:  Honey you lok beautiful in all your pics
08:59:29 JODI:  Thanks sweetie.  You never fail to make feel beautiful.
09:00:18 TRAVIS:  Plus I just got urother pics downloaded and you are smoking hot in them.
09:01:02 JODI:  Yea! =)
09:01:46 TRAVIS:  Alright I’m falling a sleep.  Good nighty night.
Travis, not oblivious to the games she was playing, appeased Jodi just enough to keep her content.  But he bails on the conversation early without asking her why she’s feeling bad about herself.  Because frankly, you can tell he doesn’t really care. It is Jodi’s VANITY that she thinks he does, thinks he should and believes, one day he will.