Pompton Plains, NJ, March 17, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Sarah Crestwood of Ursa Minor Publishing admits, “When I had to make the call informing author L.D.C. Fitzgerald about the inflammatory feedback we had received, I expected shocked silence, or maybe a gasp of horror. What I didn’t expect were shouts of joy and excited laughter.”
"Destination Dealey" opens in a world where KGB snipers botched the JFK assassination fifty years ago, triggering a chronic Russian war. On the brink of Armageddon, a team of outlaws time-travels into history. To save the future, they must thwart the conspiracy and right the wrongs of the past.
What is it about a work of fiction that has raised some people’s hackles? Fitzgerald notes, “I’ve always known that the Kennedy conspiracy was controversial. There are scores of books and websites claiming to reveal the truth about who really killed Kennedy. My novel does that in a world of fiction. But apparently, the line between fact and fiction is blurred for some folks.”
Fitzgerald has a promotional video that explores “What if Kennedy had Lived?” a major theme in the opening scenes of the novel.
Comments from watchers of the video include:
1. “This video is utter bullc**p. We know that if JFK was not assassinated he would have gone on to stopping the Vietnam War earlier because LBJ, who I believe killed JFK, did not like what Kennedy was doing, Kennedy was a peace maker. Plus Kennedy would have ushered in a new era for space and NASA, possibly going even further than the moon had he lived. And finally JFK would have exposed secrets of the Free Masons and Illuminati etc. Kennedy gave a speech shortly before he died warning about this.”
2. “Yah [sic] if he had lived you would of [sic] had third degree burns over 70% of your body and still worshiping him so pleased that he did not get a scratch on him!”
Author Fitzgerald responds, “I love the guy who goes beyond the assassination controversy and throws in Free Masons and Illuminati. It takes conspiracy to an exponential level! And I can’t really make heads or tails of the second guy. Is this person saying Kennedy would have started a nuclear war?”
Other comments sent from the Destination Dealey website www.DestinationDealey.com and Book Trailer video www.destinationdealey.com/video_JFK_Assassination.html are downright nasty, mainly flinging curses at the JFK Novelist.
But Fitzgerald views the feedback as positive in the long run: “I’m delighted to engender strong reactions from the conspiracy community. I figure that for each person who sends hate mail, there are thousands of satisfied readers. Hate mail tells me that I am reaching people. For me, it’s a measure of success.”
Ursa Minor Publishing—home of Destination Dealey: Countdown to the Kennedy Conspiracy—publishes cutting-edge fiction. "We publish the books people are talking about. If you're not buying our books, we're both missing out!"