Twelve days until Christmas! I have decided to launch a holiday giveaway. I will post a blog every day for the next 12 days. All you need to do to be entered in the giveaway is leave a comment about why you want to read my book http://www.amazon.com/View-From-Sixth-Floor-Oswald-ebook/dp/B00NPCZW6W. I will be choosing a winner every day for the next 12 days to receive a copy as a Kindle copy. On Christmas Eve I will choose one winner to receive a signed copy to be mailed. All I ask in return is an honest review posted to Amazon or Goodreads after you finish the book. I look forward to reading your comments and hope this is as much fun for you as it is for me. Good luck!!
Congratulations Beth Bowen Holland. You are today’s winner of a Kindle copy of “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale”. Please send me your e-mail address so I can gift you your book!
“We lived in New Orleans. There was so much going on back then. The Bay of Pigs was a monumental disaster. The embargo on Cuba to prevent the installation of Soviet missiles brought us close to World War III and the annihilation of humanity. One day I was supporting Cubans who wanted Castro out. The next day I was supporting Castro. In the middle of all of it I learned of a conspiracy to assassinate the president. Not a security test but an all out assassination. I struggled to find a way to get the word to my handler.br>
Finally I got myself arrested. I requested to meet with someone from the FBI. I told the agent what I knew. When they moved me back to Dallas there was no question in my mind that something was very wrong. I considered the possibility the groups that were plotting assassination attempts had discovered what I was up to. I was afraid for myself and my family. There was another baby on the way. That was part of anyone’s plan. That was nature at work. One of those variables no one counted on. We were drawn into the Russian ex-pat community. I believed whatever happened to me they would at least keep my family safe.
Then the word came down. They had to know if someone on the inside was part of an assassination conspiracy. They also had to know how well they would respond of an attempt was made. So a scenario was set up in Dallas. Everyone knew Texas had no love for the president. If a move was going to be made it would be there. When I got my job at the Texas School Book Depository the motorcade was not due to pass in front. That was a route change at almost the last minute. But others must have known. Of course they didn’t tell me. I was told they would be using blanks to simulate an attempt. We were checking response times. If I asked any questions I was told it was need to know and the less I knew the more accurate my responses would be. It didn’t feel right but I wasn’t sure what was wrong. Even at the last minute I didn’t expect it to really happen.”