Obviously when you manage a major talent, they become subject to industry gossip. In the world of somewhat erratic and not entirely coherent right wing science-fiction publishing, news travels fast. So when people read this comment from Vox, an obvious conclusion was leaped to, 2 was added to 2 and 5 resulted and so on.
I’m looking for 10 volunteers who can review for Amazon a forthcoming book by an author we are billing as the New New Heinlein – he does Heinlein better, more respectfully, and in a much more original way than Scalzi ever did. https://voxday.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/reviewers-wanted.html
The author in question is NOT Timothy. I have an absolute reassurance from him on this. Clearly it does sound like his kind of gig but he has a distinct phobia about anything from Finland and currently wants to invest his time in his own editorial/publishing career.