Bad customer reviews are disappearing from the for the book Miami Psychic like cursed benjamins at a fortune-teller's shop. Several that revealed author Regina Milbourne's true identity, Gina Marie Marks, have been axed (if you haven't followed the Miami Psychic thing, click to catch up). But a glowing, five-star review of Marks' -- er, Milbourne's -- talent was recently posted on the site. And it's from Yvonne Carey, co-author of Miami Psychic and "special correspondent" in Weston for the Sun-Sentinel. Carey has ignored my efforts to talk to her about the book, which is so full of falsehoods and misinterpretations that it should be filed in the Fiction category:
Yvonne Carey, 58, hunted down the crook with the floor-cleaning gear after he stole money she had been saving for a family holiday.
The social club manager said she did not stop to think if the thief was armed as she was "desperate" to catch him and get her money back.
Mrs Carey said: "I just saw him going through my bag so I shouted at him.
"I had the mop and bucket in my hand and he started to run away so I chased after him.
"I was desperate to catch him so I kept screaming and yelling at him to stop.
"Sadly he was too quick.
"Maybe if I'd have chucked the mop and bucket away I'd have caught up with him.
"I didn't think about it at the time but he could have had a weapon like a gun or a knife on him - but I was just desperate to catch him."
Yvonne Carey has worked in journalism for over a decade and is a regular contributor to the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel. She is known for her articles on the entrenchment of the Caribbean religion Santeria and voodoo, and the diverse culture of South Florida. She lives in Miami, Florida.