Author Admits Fabrication

So It Turns Out Gabe Hudson the author of the short story collection \”Dear Mr. President,\” admitted late Thursday that he fabricated the story about sending his book to President Bush, who, as the author had it, wrote back with a scathing critique.

Hudson would not make himself available for comment Friday, but this much is clear: He lied not only to the media – a forgivable sin, some might say – but to thousands of people who paid $19 each for his book. It\’s a puzzling move by a first-time author trying to develop a loyal base of readers.