Totally tasteless. A chocolate mousse without the chocolate.
Hendersonville, NC (PRWEB) November 25, 2005
R.K. Ferguson provoked many of today's literary elite with an article headlined: Move Over Twain, Faulkner; the South has Done it Again (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/11/prweb306805.htm)
Here's what some of the literati had to say about Mr. Ferguson's announcement:
Paul R. Benson, Publisher, Fiction Good for the Soul Weekly: "I really hesitate to say anything negative about anybody, we're into good, positive fiction/soul interaction here, but I did find Mr. Ferguson a little precocious."
Shaun Medle with Juste Desserts magazine, Where Literary Acclaim and Dessert Connoisseurs Come Together: "Totally tasteless. A chocolate mousse without the chocolate."
Ms. Mary Findler issued this strongly worded statement from her stately colonial home in Upper Wilshire, Connecticut, where she is editor of the monthly newsletter 'We Could Die for Good Fiction': "I found it atrocious and in extremely poor taste. How could any writer, especially an unknown nickel-and-dime hack, possibly compare themselves to Mark Twain and William Faulkner?"
All admitted they have not read Mr. Ferguson's book 'That's No Miracle...Nettles, Thistles, Humor, and Stories by a Scotch American', but Ms. Findler said, "I'm sure with such a huge self-inflated ego, any swelling pertaining to his head probably popped it long ago and there is nothing to be gained by attempting to read empty space."
Literary agent and publicist Inev A. Feltbettor, recently hired by Mr. Ferguson, responded to the criticism directed at his client. "My client may not have the most marbles on the block, but empty space is hardly an accurate characterization. Scientists say even the space between solar systems and galaxies is filled with dust and dark matter."
Mr. Feltbettor then released these personal comments from Mr. Ferguson:
"I want to thank John Foster West, Professor Emeritus-English, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, my former creative writing professor (29 years ago), for his endless forbearing the antics and occasional lapses into brilliance in the otherwise scattered landscape of a wildly young imagination. John will be eighty-seven December 10th and just published his fourth novel, 'Going Home to Zion' (Parkway Publishers), and is author of seven other books including 'Summer People', 'Time Was', 'Wry Wine', and 'The Ballad of Tom Dula'. Your personal encouragement and professional criticism will always be appreciated."
"I also want to thank my supporting cast of billions, without whom, this day, any day, would not be possible. I would wish to remind each and everyone, this is your supporting cast, too."
"There is one steadfast truth to any language...if it is not serving the purpose of the souls uttering it, the language will change."
R.K. Ferguson, author, 'That's No Miracle...Nettles, Thistles, Humor, and Stories by a Scotch American', available at his website http://www.lulu.com/rkferguson, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks, or your favorite independent bookstore. I have several manuscripts going and expect to publish another within the next year or so.