Local writer Mark Marchand has announced the publication of his new book, The Answer From Surveyor 3. The novel is a suspenseful historical fiction mystery, based on two of the 20th century’s most important events: the JFK assassination and NASA’s successful Moon-landing program.

What if another person were present on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository when Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963? What if that person who was accidentally present … accidentally captured irrefutable evidence about what happened that day? This evidence could answer questions such as: Was Oswald alone? Was he aided by another person or persons? Was it actually Oswald?

The Answer From Surveyor 3 is now available as an ebook and will soon be available as a paperback on Amazon.

Mark Marchand is a writer and adjunct professor in the Journalism Program at the University at Albany (SUNY), teaching courses in news and reporting, crisis communications, and public relations writing. He served as a senior manager in corporate communications and media relations at Verizon for almost 25 years. Before that, Mark was a daily newspaper reporter in Springfield, Mass. He flies airplanes as a hobby and consults on communications and crisis communications, in addition to pursuing his own writing. In 2018 I published my first book, U.S. Route 1: Rediscovering The New World, about my long solo drive down U.S. Route 1 from northern Maine to Key West. Mark is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His passions include following science advances, environmental issues, and sports. One of his current passions is science writing.