Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Unholy

Today's special guest is Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. Paul is a psychologist and writer living in Albuquerque who has treated survivors of the dark side of religion for more than 30 years. His professional consultation practice — SoulCare — is devoted to the tending of the soul. Dr. DeBlassie writes fiction with a healing emphasis. He has been deeply influenced by the mestizo myth of Aztlan, its surreal beauty and natural magic.  He is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. 


A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, The Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.


“Help me? Help yourself! Face what is yours to face,” Elizabeth hissed. She yanked the door open then forced it to slam behind her.

Claire stood still for a moment, feeling as if a tornado had swept through the room. Elizabeth’s demand had left her shaken. She drew a deep breath, then went to her desk and picked up her tea, noticing her trembling hands.

Turning toward the window, Claire saw a muscular orderly accompanying Elizabeth to the locked ward at the far end of the hospital compound. A flock of crows circled high overhead, seeming to follow the two receding figures. As they arrived at the outer doors of the locked unit, the orderly reached for his keys. The crows circled while the two crossed the threshold of the unit, Elizabeth suddenly pausing, turning, and looking outside, her gaze riveted on the flock of birds.

All but two flew off, disappearing into the piƱon-covered hills. The two that remained came to rest on the red brick wall adjacent to the locked unit, their black eyes boring into Elizabeth. She looked panicked then enraged and, shaking a finger at the creatures, yelled something. Her frantic gestures told Claire that she was screeching curses to ward off evil.

Claire took a step back from the window, from the impact of Elizabeth’s rage.

The orderly grabbed Elizabeth roughly by the arm and pulled her inside.

The crows waited, watched, then flew away.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Gospel According to Prissy

Today's special guest is Barbara Casey, president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing adult fiction and nonfiction for authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Japan.  She is also the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories.  Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award, the Dana Award for Best Novel, and the Publisher’s Best Seller Award.  Her novel, The House of Kane, released in 2008, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and her novel Just Like Family received special recognition by the 7-Eleven Corporation.  Two other novels, The Gospel According to Prissy (released in the spring of 2013) and Shyla’s Initiative, both received an IPPY Award for Best Book in Regional Fiction. Her most recent young/new adult book, The Cadence of Gypsies, has been selected as an Amazon Best Read and received the 2013 IPPY Living Now Award.

In addition to being a frequent guest lecturer at universities and writers’ conferences, Ms. Casey served as judge for the Pathfinder Literary Awards in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida, and was the Florida Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators from 1991 through 2003.

She will be one of the featured authors at Book 'Em North Carolina on February 22, 2014 and we hope you'll stop by her table and chat with her about her writing!


Three Army veteran misfits, a college dropout, an unmotivated high school graduate accused of murder, a controversial warden of a women's prison, and a little girl with the gift of prophesy – these are the people 31-year-old Lara Kruger invites into her life after suffering a miscarriage, a divorce from an abusive husband, and unemployment.


The young child skipped through the tall trees and underbrush, unaware of the puddles created by recent rains or the low-lying tree branches and vines that swiped at her coveralls and scratched her bare arms.  Hugging a doll that showed the wear of a favorite toy and a faint smudge of chocolate ice cream, the child pushed forward with determination.  She knew where she wanted to go, and her face showed the intensity and resolve of a person much older than her five years.  The black woman wearing the uniform of a prison guard struggled to keep up with her young charge.  The thick green tangle of natural forest growth and uneven turf was more of a challenge to a woman her size and stature.
The child stopped when she reached a clearing, that place in the woods that wasn’t quite so overgrown and where the wild vegetation had been pressed from previous visits.  In front of her was a tree, magnificent in size, ancient in age.  She had reached her destination.  She called it, quite simply, “the place.”  Quietly, reverently, she approached the tree, reaching out and touching the familiar rough surface and its many irregular crevices.  She squatted where some roots had pushed upward and were now gnarled and covered in bark before extending downward again deep into the soil.  It was between two of these large root formations that the child placed the doll – a throne.  Her hand explored the curvature of one darkened root, first touching the soft green moss, and then the small indented place that held water whenever it rained.  It was moist.  Satisfied, she knelt.  Then, lowering her head and folding her dimpled hands together, she started to pray.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

An Inner Fire

Today's special guest is Jacki Delecki. Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance.

Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with Seattle Opera Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Jacki has set An Inner Fire in Seattle, her long-time home. The city’s unique and colorful locations are a backdrop for her romantic mystery.

Although writing now fills much of her day, she continues to volunteer for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle’s homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire.

Jacki’s two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, are her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write dogs as main characters alongside her strong heroines.

A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies—a hero’s battle against insurmountable odds. But her heroines don’t have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog.

Her debut novel, AN INNER FIRE, released November 14, 2013.


Grayce Walters, animal acupuncturist, harbors a secret. She hides her intuitive gifts from the world until she becomes embroiled in arson on Seattle’s waterfront.

As a key crime witness, Grayce must convince the attractive, logical, by-the-numbers fire investigator, Ewan Davis,that the fire she witnessed is part of a larger criminal conspiracy. Grayce embarks upon a mission to gather proof of the dangerous threat. She enlists the help of her cross-dressing best friend, her street-wise assistant, and Davis’ poodle, to conduct her own investigation.

As her feelings for Davis shift between white hot passion and cold fear, Grayce must risk exposing her secrets to save Davis’ life. Davis must accept things, he can neither see, nor understand to solve the mystery and finally find the love he has stopped believing in.

With nudges from the protective poodle, Grayce and Davis confront shocking betrayal and international crime on the rain soaked streets of Seattle.


 “Grayce, you’re exhausted. You had a big week, your trip to LA. You need to get some rest. I’m going to take you home.”

“I am tired but something is wrong. When I’m with you, I experience overwhelming sensations. I know you’re in danger.”

He pulled both her hands back into his, he had to touch her. “Grayce, you’re absolutely right. I’m in danger, but not from that thug.”

Her whole body stiffened. “Someone else has threatened you?”
He squeezed her hands and gazed into her eyes, trying to communicate his need for her. “Yes, there is a person who is a threat to me.”

 She gasped. “Who?”

I’m not tense from the investigation but from trying to deny what is between us. Don’t you know when we’re together the room vibrates? All those sensations you’re feeling are between us.”


 He didn’t usually have to convince women they were attracted to him. Grayce definitely needed some convincing, judging by the astonishment in her voice.

“All the strain is us trying to ignore what’s happening.”

“You think everything I’m feeling is…is an attraction between us?”

By the shock on her face, Grayce wasn’t driven by desire for him.

 “Don’t worry, my feelings aren’t hurt.” At least, not that he would admit. “I’m going to give you time to realize what a wonderful guy I am.” He liked a challenge and convincing Grayce Walters was going to be a challenging pleasure.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nymrod Resurrection

Today's special guest is Hawk MacKinney. With postgraduate degrees and faculty appointments in several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. In addition to professional articles and texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of fiction.

Hawk began writing mysteries for his school newspaper. His works of fiction, historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven, and reflect his southwest upbringing in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Craige Ingram Mystery Series… murder and mayhem with a touch of romance. Vault of Secrets, the first book in the Ingram series, was followed by Nymrod Resurrection, Blood and Gold, and The Lady of Corpsewood Manor. All have received national attention.  Hawk’s latest release in the Ingram series is due out this fall with another mystery-thriller work out in 2014. The Bleikovat Event, the first volume in The Cairns of Sainctuarie science fiction series, was released in 2012.

"Without question, Hawk is one of the most gifted and imaginative writers I have had the pleasure to represent. His reading fans have something special to look forward to in the Craige Ingram Mystery Series. Intrigue, murder, deception and conspiracy--these are the things that take Hawk's main character, Navy ex-SEAL/part-time private investigator Craige Ingram, from his South Carolina ancestral home of Moccasin Hollow to the dirty backrooms of the nation's capital and across Europe and the Middle East."

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Investigating an unlikely murder, Ex-SEAL and part time PI Craige Ingram discovers an officially sanctioned assassination.  His investigation quickly stirs beyond the dirty backrooms of the nation’s capital with more killings across Europe and the Middle East.  The dead woman is somehow connected to stolen artifacts from a time before Babylon.  As he probes apparently unconnected clues, he locks horns with an enigmatic enticing secret agent with her own agenda and her own way of doing things.  Craige faces train wrecks and deadly assassins doing business with a rich mercenary selling biotoxins, rare stamps, deadly nerve gases, and smuggled nuclear material to the highest bidder. As Craige peels away at the shadowy Operation Nymrod, he finds an elusive power-hungry dead-set mind – a driven obsession with a frightful arsenal of bioweapons ready to fulfill ancient prophecies with a very personal Armageddon that makes the monstrous last day of the twin towers of the World Trade Center pale in possibilities.


            On the second-floor landing I spotted familiar faces from the department's forensic team.  The smell was worse inside.  With that first look I didn't need to be told that the pulpy lump with swollen pumpkin dimples where eyes should have been was one very bloated dead body.  The corpse was well into being recycled.  It no longer looked human.  The body had been cooking in the sweltering oven of a Dixie mid-August scorching summer in this dreary one-flight walkup of apartments with no AC and painted-shut windows.  Near the peeling paint archway and a worse kitchenette beyond I spotted Gray huddled with just over five feet plus, roly-poly Coroner-Medical Examiner Fred Dinkins.

            "What you got?" I asked.

            Gray indolently heaved a getting-paunchier fried chicken and beer belly and idly mumbled, "We’re not quite sure...." threw me that MacGerald we-got-trouble look.  "Right now all I know for sure is, it's no run-of-the-mill homicide."

            There was more in his look than his words.  It was all over his face that things weren't going the way he liked.  I’d known that from the moment I disconnected from his call.  He wouldn't have made the call for a squabble between drifters over street drugs or a grocery cart of scrounged throwaway clothes.  When a corpse is concealed, long term or otherwise and left to rot, decomposition can alter forensic evidence until it tells other stories—but not usually ones you want to hear.  Dinkins had his work cut out for him and his crew.  It’s one way perps buy themselves time, and concealment usually means there’s considerable more that went down.  In my wildest night-stalks I could never’ve imagined how right-on-the-money that would prove to be.  Ignorance is bliss…our SEAL team learned real quick. It can also get you killed.

            Without looking up Dinkins said, "One more pitiable devil that died alone.” Piercing blue eyes peered over his ever-present black wire-rim glasses perched unsteadily on the end of his nose.  In low-key measured words, "Prelim exam leads me to believe the corpse is female, but we'll wait till we get the body to the morgue, see what the autopsy and lab tests tell us.  I don’t want any second guessing the evidence. Besides, we’re about finished up here."

            The dreary apartment was busier than it’d seen in decades with double shifts of the forensic techs bustling-sorting the whens and hows of death.  The cracker box kitchen adjoined a corner next-to-nothing squalid dinette area furnished with a dirty Masonite wobbly table barely big enough for two.  In the front room the melon-round, no-neck head squatted square on the bloated chest of the oozing corpse.  The whole misshapen inhuman mess had sagged into the soggy sofa.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Forward to Camelot

This month marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination and as expected, the assassination and conspiracy theories are getting another examination. One book with an intriguing theory is Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition, by authors Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn.


What was the collaborative process like for you and Kevin writing Forward To Camelot?

KF: A collaboration really just magnifies all the aspects of individual writing, and ours was no different.  When we were doing good work, turning out good pages or having good ideas, it was fun and inspirational.  Some days, one partner carries the other. Other times, when you’re both flat, it’s frustrating and self-defeating.  

Susan and I discuss almost every creative decision, sometimes ad nauseum, but in every collaboration there is a leader, someone who ultimately makes the final creative decisions. Since Forward to Camelot is written from a female character’s perspective, it was logical Susan be the one to make those decisions.  It’s often very difficult for an individual writer to give up such creative control, but I’d learned over the years of working with Susan on screenwriting projects to trust her judgment. We’re always receptive to each other’s ideas-they may not work out, but we almost always try them.  We certainly had our battles over what was best for the story or the characters, some of them very maddening, but if you don’t have faith in your partner and what they can do, there’s no point in collaborating. 

Since I tend to write edgier thrillers, it was natural for me to work on the more action-oriented sequences, such as the gunfight at Redbird Airport or the climactic rescue scenes, while Susan focused on the character relationships and interactions. We re-wrote and edited each other’s scenes constantly, always mindful of keeping the character and story on focus. We are both very story-oriented writers. Eventually Susan re-wrote every scene to make sure the tone and point of view--Cady’s point of view--was consistent.  There may be two writers but there can be only one style or point of view.    

The editing process is where I put years of writing & analyzing screenplays to use.  Not every writer can objectively analyze their own writing and cut it down to where it should be.  Writers really have to check their egos during editing; you’re going to lose a lot of what you love, but if something doesn’t fit the story or breaks the pace, it has to go. For example, we had a beautifully written scene where JFK and Bobby Kennedy confront J. Edgar Hoover over his betrayal, but since it took the narrative away from Cady for too long a time, we made the difficult choice to cut the scene.  

Overall, we complement each other well. My strengths may be Susan’s weakness, and vice versa. Everything we thought, everything we did, every creative choice we made was all for the sake of a stronger story or character.

What kind of research did you do regarding JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination?

SS: The research for Camelot was mind-boggling—by far the most I’ve ever done for any project—but honestly, it was worth it. We looked deeply into all kinds of sources and found some marvelous stuff that most readers just do not know about JFK, about his life and about the assassination. That’s why I think we had so many details people praised us for with the first edition of the book; they thought we made it up! (You can’t make up this stuff, folks.) Among other things, we went through a lot of the Warren Commission volumes—the 26 volumes of photographs, interviews and film strips—that have netted golden information over the years to other researchers. It’s scary to think that the Warren Commission Report says that Oswald was a lone nut, but their own exhibits and interviews—which they published to back up their thesis—prove they were wrong; it was a conspiracy. They just never believed Americans would care enough to dig into those volumes, and I think it must have been a shock to realize so many Americans cared so much. It’s those curious researchers, the ones who dug and dug and never gave up—who gave us more information about what really happened to Kennedy than any government body.

KF: I pride myself on being a great researcher, but I have never researched any subject as thoroughly or as passionately as we researched Forward to Camelot. We wanted to stick as closely as possible to actual history, so in order to maintain a consistent plotline, we had to know everything we could possibly could.  We read almost every book, every paper, every theory on the assassination. Books like Dr. James Fetzer’s Murder in Dealey Plaza:What We Know Now That We Didn’t Know Then really opened my eyes to the entire concept of conspiracy.  I listened to political analysts, recordings of Oswald’s voice, JFK’s speeches and television appearances, attended lectures and symposiums focused on JFK’s legacy in the civil rights movement. We had to know JFK and Lee Oswald as people before we could get them right as characters.We consulted the national archives and the JFK Library. We did extensive research into Dallas of the 1960’s, including the culture, the storefronts, the architecture, the dress styles, sports events. We consulted with race car schools to see if the cars of the ’60’s could perform the type of maneuvers we describe. We researched scientific theories on time travel trying to find one that would best suit our needs to propel Cady back to 1963. The research for Forward to Camelot began well before there was an Internet, so most of our research came from books, libraries, historians, conspiracy theorists...using old time hard-copy documents. At times, it was very daunting and tough to keep our timelines on track.  There were years of research before we were ready to write a single word for the novel itself.

For this re-edited version, I brushed up on all the original research, but also focused on the emotional aspect of the assassination to put me in the right frame of mind:  I re-read William Manchester’s Death of a President and Ellen Fitzpatrick’s Letters to Jackie, both of which make me cry openly.  I visited the JFK Museum in Hyannis, went to the little church the Kennedy family used to worship in. There’s an unmistakable aura that permeates the air in Hyannis; as if any moment, you’ll see Jack and Bobby Kennedy walking down the street toward you. 
Tell us about Cady Cuyler and the process that takes her back from present-day to 1963:

KF: While the time-travel process in Forward to Camelot is really just a trigger to ignite Cady’s adventure back in 1963, it had to be a believable process.  We didn’t want to get bogged down in the various sciences or theories surrounding time travel, but still wanted something sophisticated enough to make readers believe it could happen in a way other storytellers had yet to use.  So we theorized that if the Internet were indeed a ‘superhighway’, why couldn’t it be a superhighway between one time period and another?  If there existed the concept of ‘cyber space’, then so, too, could the concept of ‘cyber time‘ exist.  Using the basics of  ‘bridging‘ --the process of delivering media from one location to another inside a computer-- we simply turned the Internet into a time travel device. 

Will there be more books with Cady Cuyler?

SS: Actually, there’s a sequel in the works right now, which does NOT involve further time travel but does deal with the repercussions of the time travel Cady did in Camelot.

Turns out time travel may not be all that great for your health, which Cady will find out once she’s finished her first major film and is invited to join the cast of a live television ballroom dance competition. Not only is she not feeling as well as before, it turns out that what she changed in going back in time is now coming back to haunt her. I thought that was a great way to tie together Camelot and the new novel. And I’m open to more time-travel adventures. There are a dozen different episodes in American history it would be wonderful to re-visit with Cady.

KF: I always saw Forward to Camelot as a stand-alone story, but Cady’s the kind of character that could carry a series and there’s a wealth of historic scenarios we could explore. This is such a personal story of one woman’s (fictional) journey against an epic setting: the assassination of JFK is undoubtedly the most pivotal moment of the 20th century, with the entire course of world history being changed in six seconds.  So many of our readers lived through the Kennedy assassination, the memories are still so fresh, they are emotionally invested in both the character and the setting.  It’s a very unique blend of fact and fiction, and it’s the same reason why a film like Titanic worked so well.

  What else would you like us to know about you and the book?

KF: Writing about John F. Kennedy seems like it was destiny for me.  I grew up in an Irish home that idolized JFK.  There was always the famous portrait of him hanging on the wall just outside my bedroom, featuring his ‘Ask not what your country can do for you...’ quote.  I first read John F. Kennedy and PT 109 when I was nine years old.  We’d always go out to an aunt’s house for summer holidays and I’d spend all my time in her basement reading that book, every time we went out there. So that’s where it began, and with Forward to Camelot, the circle is complete. 


On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003, with a new Afterword from the authors.

On November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK's own Bible. Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered. Today, its value would be beyond price.

In the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this Bible - while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President's murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together an unlikely trio: a gallant president, the young patriot who risks his own life to save him, and a woman who knows their future, who is desperate to save them both.

History CAN be altered...


The man in the doorway was yawning, and his bright chestnut hair, flecked with threads of gray, was tousled. He wore half glasses down on his nose and held a thick typewritten report in one hand. His navy silk tie was pulled down, his white shirt was rumpled. His eyes, though bloodshot, focused on us politely.
I was face to face with President John F. Kennedy.
He looked at us, puzzled, and glanced around the empty hallway.
I knew if I didn’t speak that I’d never have another chance, but I couldn’t think of a thing to say. The President looked at us, raised an eyebrow.
Quick, Cady, say something. “Mr. President, my name is Cady Cuyler.” Beside me, I felt Lee start at the words. “I’ve come a long way to speak to you. Please, it’s very urgent.”
He was still puzzled. “Where’s my Secret Service detail?”
I took a deep breath. In for a penny, in for a pound. “They’re out drinking at a nightclub called The Cellar, here in Fort Worth. They left some Fort Worth firemen to guard you. They’ll be pretty hung over in the morning.”
Kennedy looked down at me. His eyes were a bit brighter, though it was now close to 2:00 a.m.  He looked over at Lee, who gave him a tense smile, and stood almost at military attention. He looked back at me and asked quietly, “And how do you know this?”
It was time. His hand was on the doorknob. Almost imperceptibly, he was inching it shut. 
I took a deep breath. “I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to believe me.” I waited; he waited too. But he was listening; I still had a chance.
“I’m from the future. I don’t live in Dallas in 1963. I live in New York in the year 2000. I’m here to warn you, sir, and save you if I can. If you don’t listen to me now… you’re going to die in less than 12 hours.”

Oswald had turned to me in alarm. Kennedy’s gray eyes never left my face while I spoke. When I stopped, hoping, praying I had reached him, he glanced down for a moment, then down the hall. All was quiet, the annoying yellow lights still burning overhead. Like casinos in Vegas, it was impossible to know from the artificial light in the hotel whether it was noon or midnight.
“You’re right,” the President said in that distinctive accent. “I don’t believe you.” He started to close the door in my face.
Before he could, I was talking again, as quickly and persuasively as I could. “Why would I make up a story like that? It makes no sense. Unless it was true!”
His gaze was even and noncommittal, but at least he’d stopped closing the door. “Can you prove it?”


SUSAN SLOATE is the author of 20 previous books, including the recent bestseller Stealing Fire and Realizing You (with Ron Doades), for which she invented a new genre: the self-help novel. The original 2003 edition of Forward to Camelot became a #6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in three literary competitions and was optioned by a Hollywood company for film production.

Susan has also written young-adult fiction and non-fiction, including the children’s biography Ray Charles: Find Another Way!, which won the silver medal in the 2007 Children’s Moonbeam Awards. Mysteries Unwrapped: The Secrets of Alcatraz led to her 2009 appearance on the TV series MysteryQuest on The History Channel. Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is a perennial young-adult Amazon bestseller. She has also been a sportswriter and a screenwriter, managed two recent political campaigns and founded an author’s festival in her hometown outside Charleston, SC.

After beginning his career as a television news and sports writer-producer, KEVIN FINN moved on to screenwriting and has authored more than a dozen screenplays. He is a freelance script analyst and has worked for the prestigious American Film Institute Writer’s Workshop Program. He now produces promotional trailers, independent film projects including the 2012 documentary SETTING THE STAGE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and local content for Princeton Community Television.

His next novel, Banners Over Brooklyn, will be released in 2014.

For updates and more information about Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition, please visit http://susansloate.com/CAMELOT.html.