I received an email today from the aol address that was given to me by a Romantic Times receptionist as the best way to reach Kathryn Falk. The email had a subject line: “cell phone for kathryn falk is 111-555-1212.”
There was no text to the email, so I did what any normal person would do. I called the number. Ok, first I talked to Candy, and THEN I called the number. When Ms. Falk returned my message, I spoke with her about the recent message attributed to her by several varying sources.
I asked her if she posted the long comment on Scott’s site, or if it was someone posing as her:
It was both. I’m so not into that, and someone hacks into my computer from here. Some of the words were definitely from my lectures, but I don’t ever do blogs. I’m not in the industry. I know people are upset but I don’t go on the blogs. That’s not something I’m involved in.
She went on to discuss some of her other projects involving wheelchair accessible cabins, veteran support, soldier support, and work with other charities.
When I asked why someone would pose as her, she said,
Carol said it sounded like me, and it probably is me, but I’m retired…. Carol says it my words about positivity and positive energy, but not the rest.
There’s nothing I can do about it, but I’m not set up to go online. That’s not my focus. Someone took my words but that isn’t me.
But it’s not important. People shouldn’t get off on controversy or nastiness, when it’s more important to be positive to attract good things…. When you fill your bowl of abundance with love, you receive love.
Falk went on at length about some of her projects involving soldiers and local support, and about her farm in Texas. When I asked her why someone at Romantic Times would say publicly online that the message had come from her, and if that bothered her, she said:
It was my voice, and my stuff that was said. I’d say it. I’m sure that what I said was pretty positive. I usually am.
It seemed to me that Falk was seeking to distance herself from the comments attributed to her on Scott’s site as she tried equally to make it clear how distant she is from the romance industry. She writes one letter a month for Romantic Times, she said, and has very little involvement beyond that.
Most of her comments dealt with the power of positive thinking and the advantageous effects of contributing positive energy, and at no time did she say, “Yes, I wrote those words.”
She said it sounded like her, it was something she would say, and that she was sure that it was more of the positive New Age message that she sought to communicate at all times.
So was it Kathryn Falk? Enquiring minds still are not sure.