WIKIPEDIA: DONNA KSHIR
Donna Kshir was born and raised in north-central Pennsylvania. Kshir is a Bestselling American Author and Publisher. She has been both self-published and professionally published. Kshir is the owner of K-Pott Books, Northern Books and The Rage Magazine.
In April 2008, Kshir was hired by MMA fighter Dr. Mark Bailey as a freelance writer to write his life story. In "My Life's Fight as told to Donna Kshir," she wrote of Mark Bailey's turbulent and violent childhood turned into an adulthood plagued by drinking, crime, and more violence, ultimately leading to prison. This is the story of the life Bailey lived before he found God, and how he turned his life around to become a champion fighter.
The book was originally 300 pages, but was edited by Bailey's then girlfriend Jeana and was reduced to less than 100 pages. Bailey claimed he participated in over three hundred fights. He held the World Fighting Championship title twenty-seven times, is a five-time shoot fighter of the year, and has won over five hundred and fifty grappling fights.
Only 3 short months later, Kshir hit #65 on Barnes and Nobles Bestsellers list and #3 on Barnes and Nobles Sports and MMA action. Shortly following controversy stuck onto Bailey. Fellow MMA superstars claimed Bailey's career in autobiography was a lie. Bailey lead readers to believe he was a mega MMA superstar when in truth he was only a karate instructor.
Provocative Claims, Unlikely To Be True
By Charles C. Hardin
In Bailey's autobiography, he describes a childhood of abuse and deprivation, which ended at the age of sixteen when he left home to begin his fighting career. He began training shooto in Japan at the age of nineteen. His career in underground fighting continued until some point after his mid-twenties, at which point he began to deal drugs as a way of making more money than he could at fighting. Eventually he was arrested and convicted of dealing drugs. When he finished serving his sentence, he found that he had been stripped of his underground rankings and had to start over.
Mark Bailey resides in Gwinnett County, Georgia, which makes criminal records available online to the public. Bailey's first recorded offense was in 1980, when he was a co-defendant in a criminal case [...]. Since he was born in 1961, he would have been nineteen at the time. According to his autobiography, he had been out of the country between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one. The court record invalidates this claim, and casts his shootfighting career into doubt.
The claim was impossible in any case. Shooto [...] was not formed until 1985, and it was a sporting organization, not a style of fighting. Even if Bailey trained specifically for shooto events, he could not have started in 1980 or 1981, as he had claimed.
Bailey's claimed twenty-seven titles in the "World Fighting Championship" are also impossible to verify. The only known organization to use that name is the Mixed Martial Arts World Fighting Championship, which held its first championship match in 2007. At this writing, MMAWFC has held only eight championship tournaments, none of them in Japan. They do not list Bailey as a fighter in their organization.
Since he claims that these fights were underground, it is difficult to falsify the claim entirely. However, why would such an organization keep track of titles, much less take them away when a champion goes to prison? And if they took the titles away, how can he still claim them?
He does not provide enough detail in any of his other claims to check them. In his entire autobiography he never gives a full name for one instructor, one opponent, or one fellow inmate. He does not name the martial arts schools he attended, he never specifies absolute dates for events, and he does not say what seven martial arts he holds black belts in. Even his mother, father, and brothers remain nameless.
Kshir participated in an interview the day after Hardin's claims were made. The young, emerging writer, Donna Kshir, stated, she"met Bailey on Myspace and was hired to write his life story. They worked together for a brief time and she moved on to work on other solo projects." Following the interview, rumors surfaced when Kshir discovered Bailey's story was a fraud, she cut ALL connections. However, Kshir has never publically stated those claims.
More MMA superstars come forward and exposed Bailey's career in autobiography as a fraud!
Read more here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-lifes-fight-donna-kshir/1009282962?ean=9781604940275.
After leaving her partnership with Bailey, Kshir went on to write three bestselling books and writing 2 Forewords. The first was for Shane Wells Senior's life story, "Fighting Back: The Long Road Home" and the second, Laurie Ann Smith's life story, " A Life of Death: The Redemption" before partnering with fellow child advocate Sandra Dawn Potter. Together, she and Potter, decided to write educational books focusing on child abuse, domestic violence, teen dating violence and other teen issues. Together they have 10 published books; several have been on the bestseller's list.
Donna volunteered for Dreamcatchers for Abused Children from April 2007 until she was elected President in April 2008. Kshir served as President from April 2008 to February 2015. However, after leaving Dreamcatchers she continues to fight for the rights of children around the globe.
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* K-Pott Books: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kshirandpotter
* Amazon Author- http://www.amazon.com/Donna-M.-Kshir/e/B0047J94EI
*Northern Books - http://northernbooks.weebly.com
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* Detroit Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/domestic-violence-and-abuse-in-detroit/donna-kshir