Friday, November 1, 2013

Forward to Camelot...Time Travel

Today's Super Book blast is for Forward to Camelot, a Time Travel fiction book by Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn that is available now from Drake Valley Press. As a Book Blast, there is no interview or post, but I am posting a blurb, an excerpt from the book and a bit about the authors. I will also post links to the rest of the tour so you can increase your chances of winning the $25 Amazon Gift Card that Susan and Kevin will award to one random commenter. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address when you comment.

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

BLURB for Forward to Camelot:


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 the woman who knows their future, who is desperate to save them both.

History CAN be altered …

Excerpt from Forward to Camelot:
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?”

Participating Blogs


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Nancy - it's good to be here!

  2. So how does time travelling work in your books? I just read one book where you entered the time stream by taking a pill which altered your molecules so they could transmit through space and does it work in your world?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. This sounds like a very interesting book - I was born shortly (months) before JFK's assassination and I've always wanted to know more and hear more theories on what really took place. Good luck with the book and the blast!

    ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

  4. I don't read many time travel books these days but I used to love them. Reading about this one, maybe it's time to get back to them LOL


  5. Maria,
    I was born just after JFK's assassination as well, grew up with his legacy and myth, and researching book answered so many questions for me, only to raise so many more!

  6. Peggy,

    I think you'll find Forward To Camelot to your liking. it has a dash or two of time travel but it is much more a mystery-thriller.

  7. Andra,

    our time travel process is based on the Internet. I had the idea that if the internet was indeed a superhighway based in the existence of cyber-space, then the concept of cyber-time also exists. If there was a cyber-time superhighway, then surely it could take us from wherever we are to wherever we wanted to go and back. Mix in a little computer science and principles of Quantum physics...and Cady Cuyler goes back to 1963!

  8. Sounds intriguing

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Again my thanks for having us here. We'll be back!

  10. Thanks to both of you for writing this fascinating book. I found it much more believable than other time travel books I have read on saving President Kennedy. This book was hard to put down because of the fast paced action and the surprising twists. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend FORWARD TO CAMELOT.