Ann Voskamp and Plagiarism – Part IX

On 11 July, 2018 Ann Voskamp wrote a post on her blog entitled, “When You’re Tired of Pretending Everything’s Okay”..

In the post, Ms. Voskamp plagiarized material written by author Eugene Peterson, best known for the contemporary Bible paraphrase, The Message..

Note:  Mrs. Voskamp buried an apology for her plagiarism of Cynthia Occelli in a post entitled “Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend” dated 07/14/2018.  It reads:

“In writing my books, The Broken Way, and Be The Gift, I wrote of how my father, a seventh-generation farmer, spoke of seeds and how the process of growth looks like devastation:  ‘For a seed to come fully into its own, it must become wholly undone. The shell must break open, its insides must come out, and everything must change. If you didn’t understand what life looks like, you might mistake it for complete destruction.’  What I attributed to my father appears to have originated with author Cynthia Occelli, was used without correct attribution or permission, and I humbly apologize for any confusion, and am profoundly grateful to make the correct attribution to Cynthia Occelli.”

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