Post from Morgan St. James, co-author of La Bella Mafia
I learned that our publisher received a threatening phone call warning them not to publish La Bella Mafia, and alluded to the fact that there would be consequences because the story isn’t true. The caller, who refused to give more than a first name that was most likely fake, even suggested that he was doing a “private investigation” into the book.
Unfortunately, people like this caller do “come out of the woodwork” in the publishing business. But our publisher is not one to be rattled or intimidated by anonymous threats. “I won’t be told what I can and can’t publish by people who lack the courage to identify themselves and make their case. I’m comfortable that the book accurately reflects Bella Capo’s life story and it will be released on October 15th as scheduled.”
The threatening call has been reported to the police as being tied to ongoing harassment of Bella Capo that has persisted for the past few months on other forums. The publisher said, “If this type of activity continues, appropriate legal action will be taken.”