Friday, May 1, 2009

On Your Mark...Get Set... Go!

OK. I've just downloaded the new De Kelley e-book to and ordered one copy for myself to make sure the system works. It does!

I have written a press release and submitted it to PRWeb for dissemination on May 3rd. I should get an approval on that in the next few hours.

Launching the announcement from PRWeb has cost me $100.00. Now I want to see who's the better disseminator of news -- Trek/De fans or PRWeb. David... or Goliath?

(Shades of Ashton Kutcher vs. Larry KingLive/CNN!)

So, here's the PR...


New DeForest Kelley Book Debuts During Tenth Anniversary of Star Trek Actor’s Passing

Kristine M Smith, author of
DeForest Kelley: A Harvest of Memories (2001), celebrates the late actor’s enduring legacy in a new e-book

Seattle, WA (PRWeb) May 3, 2009
In the first edition of a newly-released 61-page e-book, The Enduring Legacy of DeForest Kelley: Actor, Healer, Friend, DeForest Kelley’s former personal assistant Kristine M Smith has compiled the memories and reminiscences of nearly two dozen fans and friends whose lives were blessed and changed forever by the career or kindness of the late actor who portrayed Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the original Star Trek television series and motion pictures.

On the back cover of the new e-book, available via, Smith writes, “I was going to write a book about all the things I had to leave out of my first book about De (in order for readers to be able to lift the blasted thing!), but then got to thinking that enough of my own story has already been told. I don’t want anyone getting the impression that I was the only fan that DeForest and Carolyn Kelley took under their wings, because that simply is not true. The Kelleys were emotionally invested in their fans. They loved them, appreciated them, respected them – and it always showed.”

The e-book reveals that many of Kelley’s fans went on to become doctors, nurses, medical technicians, social workers, and other helping professionals. One even went so far as to become a space nurse for NASA. Still others continue to impact the world as writers, actors and teachers.

All have realized the impact that the iconic “Dr. McCoy” has had on their lives. Smith says, “The legacy of the reel McCoy has blessed the world with some very real McCoys who continue to boldly go where few have gone before, making a difference every step of the way.”

Smith adds, “One goal of the book is to encourage other Kelley and Star Trek fans to ‘go thou and do likewise.’ De was always most proud of fans who took their inspiration from the series and elected to use it to help others. Another goal is to present the e-book as a keepsake to new DeForest Kelley fans who are too young to remember when he was among us. I don’t want anybody to miss out on his unique and continuing influence.”

Author Kristine M Smith’s blog is located at Her copywriting service business URL is She can be reached at KRISTINEMSMITH@MSN.COM.

The URL to order the book is (in case the link above doesn't work).

Send this information (you can cut and paste the whole blog entry if that's easiest) to every Trek/De Kelley person you know. We have until Sunday (or Saturday midnight, I should say) to find out how many e-books get downlaoded before PRWeb gets a stab at announcing the new offering.

Let's see if Trek fans are mightier than PRWeb!

Ready... Set... Go!

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