One example compares a description of black-footed ferrets in "Shadow Bear," which came out last year, with text from a 2005 article in Defenders Magazine, a quarterly published by Defenders of Wildlife, a conservation organization.
From "Shadow Bear":
"While alone in my father's study one day, after seeing a family of ferrets from afar in the nearby woods, I took one of my father's books from his library and read up on them. They were an interesting study. I discovered they are related to minks and otters. It is said that their closest relations are European ferrets and Siberian polecats. Researchers theorize that polecats crossed the land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska, to establish the New World population."
From Defenders Magazine:
"Related to mink and otters, they are North America's only native ferret (and a different species than the ferrets kept as pets). Their closest relatives are European ferrets and Siberian polecats. Researchers theorize polecats crossed the land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska to establish the New World population."
A prolific author, Edwards has written more than 100 novels in the last 25 years and has won several awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement prize.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Re: Cassie Edwards & Plagiarism
Romance novelist Cassie Edwards has been accused of lifting work from other texts. Via Yahoo & the AP: