Odds are it was Bixby resident Todd Jason Rutherford.
The New York Times reports that in 2010, Mr. Rutherford launched the website GettingBookReviews.com. He advertised to self-published authors eager to expand their fan base beyond friends and family members that he would write one review of their sparkling masterpiece for $99. For $999, he’d write 50.
Soon, Rutherford was making a reported $28,000 a month — enough to rent a small office in Tulsa and employ two assistants.
Alas, the good times did not end happily ever after. A disgruntled client posted complaints all over the self-publishing blogosphere. Google suspended Rutherford’s advertising account and Amazon took down many of his reviews.
Rutherford plans to get back in the book-reviewing game ASAP. In the meantime, he’s selling RVs in Oklahoma City. Chicken-Fried News hears that the RVs are totally compelling and stunningly awesome.