The original working title, Unidentified Flying Objects in Retrospect, seemed destined to grace the book's front cover, until Terry, a kindred spirit, upon my request, decided to read the book.
I emailed him a copy of the story complete with the latest revisions. Three weeks later, the phone rang. It was my friend.
"Jim, you asked me to the read the book. I did. And being the meticulous reader that I am, somewhere about halfway through the manuscript, I realized that the book proves that Extraterrestrials exist and the title of the book, you now have, Unidentified Flying Objects in Retrospect does not reflect that truth."
The phone conversation went on for several hours and terminated after the new title, Proof of Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Cape Canaveral Apollo Program Chronicles, emerged and graced the cover of the book.
"Tell me Jim, a prospective buyer I will refer to as Bob, said to me one afternoon during a chat in a local cafe, "so, I purchase your book, I read it and after reading, I come to the conclusion that Extraterrestrials exist, and that during the Apollo Program, ET envoys visited the Cape."
Bob paused took a sip of coffee, stared at me for a moment, then continued, " Fantastic revelations, no doubt, but, no offense, that was four decades ago. What have you done for me lately, other words what's current."
I thought about what Bob said for a moment and then I replied, "Bob, you'll just have to wait until Extraterrestrials Return to Florida Skies, scheduled for release next spring, hits the bookstores.
"But," I said, "here's a sneak preview, ETs are alive and well in 2008, at least the group that I have been fortunate enough to have crossed paths with--now, read the book."