Back in 2008, I discovered another writer had gotten hold of one of my manuscripts. She used the heck out of it, got published, and became rich and famous as a result. (I'll give you a hint. I write young adult novels, but this series isn't about wizards.) In the year 2000, I submitted my manuscript to a well-known publisher in hopes of getting it published. They sent back a rejection letter. Then in 2008, my niece handed me a young adult novel she had just finished, saying it was really good. While I was reading, similarities to my own story kept popping out at me. By the time I finished the book, I was convinced this writer had gotten hold of my manuscript. Half a dozen attorneys agree with me. Unfortunately, they wouldn't take my case on a contingency basis since we'd be going up against such big names in the publishing industry. Now all I can do is get my story out so other writers don't have to suffer the pain and anger I have. You need to be extremely careful with your creations. Otherwise, you might find your book on the best-sellers list ... with another writer's name on the cover!