Tuesday, June 24, 2014


On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003, now extensively revised and re-edited, and 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 …


SUSAN SLOATE is the author of 20 previous books, including the recent #2 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 2015.

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


  1. I was in my Fifth Grade Classroom when Kennedy was shot. Not sure where I was when he was saved.

    Thanks Susan Stokes for the post information.

  2. Much like Elizabeth, I was in grade school, we had come home for lunch and heard the news, I don't think we even went back to school. My parents were devastated. We are Canadian, and I think the boldness of the event shook the world much like 9 11.

  3. I was at my mom's house, planning my wedding (in December) and watching As the World Turns.

  4. Pretty neat, Laurel.

    I remember As The World Turns. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

  5. It was quite a devastating event. I don't think we went to school for over a week.

    Thanks for stopping, Irene.

  6. I was not even born until 1971, so I can't say where I was or what I was doing obviously. But I have often wondered how America might have been different had Kennedy not been killed. Would it be different?
    It's definitely an interesting question -- not just politically speaking, but in terms of American ideals too.
    Sounds like an interesting read.

  7. I wasn't born yet, either. Thanks for spotlighting this. This thriller sounds good!

  8. It does sound interesting, you youngster. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Rory.

  9. Another youngster!!! :) :)

    THANKS for stopping, Laura.

  10. Elizabeth - Thanks so much for hosting us and the book today. And thanks to everyone who posted their memories of the event--it truly was a life-changer for so many people.

    Hope you'll check out the book further--we do change history in it, and how the world changes as a result is in our last chapter. You may agree, you may not, but--it's an interesting question to grapple with.

    Glad so many people still remember, and more important, still care!

  11. I'm another youngster so the Kennedy assassination was before my time but it has always fascinated me and I've done a lot of reading about it. This book sounds like it would be really fascinating.

  12. Hello youngster, Katherine P. :)

    THANKS for stopping.

    The book does sound fascinating.

  13. You are most welcome, Susan.

    Thank you for stopping by the post.

  14. Katherine P - Hope you'll get a chance to pick up the book. Feedback from our readers is that once they start it, they just can't stop :) And while there are other time-travel novels out there about the assassination, ours is the only one I know of that deals with the event as a conspiracy. And there's a lot of real history in it that most people don't know about. There was more going on there than most people realized...