“Funding Unsuccessful” for Lizzie Borden Editor

04 Aug

UPDATE 8/7/2012:  From today’s Fall River Herald –Here’s some wonderful Kickstarter results from a guy who seems to care more about Fall River than his own self interests.  Judging by the amount of money he raised in the first few hours there are plenty of others who like his idea and the donation rewards given to the contributors.  Kudos to Furtado!

Check out his video HERE for his slide show with great pics of Fall River and his telling of why he’s doing this.

UPDATE 8/4/2012:

While at the Fall River Historical Society today, August 4th, a FRPD Officer gave me a copy of a “Harrassment Notice” filed by Stefani Koorey saying I should stay 50 feet away from her. Apparently she was waiting for me to show up, then called the FRPD to say I was there. Does she really think I make these trips to harrass her? She’s not on my Agenda of people to see and places to go. But with her, it’s “all about Stefani”. Actually, I think it was retaliation for the below blog post:

Stefani Koorey was trying to raise over $13,000 to publish the next several issues of The Literary Hatchet via Kickstarter.  (In four years, she’s produced five issues). For a $5,000 donation you would be able to have your name on the masthead for five future issues, receive printed copies free, AND………wait for it…….”dinner with the editor”.  That’s right.  (By contrast, I donated $1,000 towards the printing cost for the Fall River Historical Society’s magnificent book, Parallel Lives and received a special Benefactors Edition, a primary collectible valued well over $1,000).  Anyway, back to Stef”s Fundraiser “FAIL”:

10 Backers.  3 Comments.  Read about it HERE.

I even donated twice – once in the name of my cousin (Sylvia Burton).

The Literary Hatchet, is a slick publication with excellent content, well edited and cheaply priced.  Thing is, nobody (well, practically nobody) reads them.  Same with her Forum.  It may be poor marketing or perhaps something a little darker and “popularity based”.

I personally think people were turned off by the manner in which she set up the donated contribution to the “rewards” distribution.  As I’ve stated before:

Some people are in serious need of radical Ego reduction surgery.

I was very surprised she received only 10 donors – well, 8 actually if you deduct the two I made.  She only raised $180, thus the project failed.  I had thought she would raise at least $252 – the same number of people who voted for her in the last Fall River mayoral race.

To her credit, however, she did edit and write the photo captions for Fall River Revisited, which is a neat little collectible on Fall River history.


Posted by on August 4, 2012 in Literature & Literati, Lizzie Art


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11 responses to ““Funding Unsuccessful” for Lizzie Borden Editor

  1. Gary Rosenberg, Miami Beach, FL

    July 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Incredible! Who does she think she is?

  2. Anonymous

    July 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Faye, how can you say “Fall River Revisited” is a “collectible” book? Those books are in a series and published continuously as ordered. I doubt true historians would consider it a collectible on Fall River’s history. It would be like collecting plastic water bottles or cell phone batteries. There are many books considered collectible on FR that are hard to get or out of print. The book Ms. Koorey wrote will never be out of print or hard to get. It would be a nice book to add to a “collection” on Fall River, so in that context one could say it is a collectible. But not really.

  3. Delores T.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I live in Fall River and this Koorey woman is not thought well of. Her campaign for Mayor was a disaster. She was awful in the debates and I thought her conceitedness came through. She had a “Every House Tells a Story’ project and it flopped, and a Store Front Artists project that also bombed. She seems to be a good commercial for EPIC Fail. I wish she would go away – back to where she came from.

    Delores T.
    Fall River, MA

  4. dan sousa

    August 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM


    Danny S.
    Fall River

  5. Rickey Reisen

    August 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Can anybody do a Kickstarter? How come Ms. Koorey didn’t get much money?

    Rickey R.
    Santa Barbara, Calif.

  6. Anon

    August 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I can’t believe you would be a physical threat to Stefani koorey anymore than i can believe Lizzie did it.

  7. phayemuss

    August 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Well, she swore on the complaint that she was in “fear of bodily injury or harm” from me. lol It expires 8/16 unless she wants to extend the complaint for a year….i’ll be back in so. calif. by then, but I bet she extends it anyway. 🙂

  8. dan sousa

    August 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM


    dan sousa
    Fall River

  9. JDS, Swansea

    August 10, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    faye-did you know the guy who owns the house next to where lizzie borden used to live, brimbaugh, beat up a co-worker years ago–so bad he got fired and now has a mental disability retirement. If this Koorey woman lives with him she should be afraid of him doing her bodily harm, not you. (I witnessed the beating and worked at Verizon at the time).

  10. phayemuss

    August 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    JDS – I sent you a private email. I would be interested in discussing this further with you.

  11. John, born and bred in Fall River

    September 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Stefani Koorey only THINKS she’s important. I wouldn’t worry about her, Faye, not if I were you.


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