Hi, I’m Lynn Hallbrooks and I’m happy to be here on Violet’s blog. I am co-author with David McKoy. Together we wrote Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning). It is an Action/Adventure/Political Intrigue novel where all the main characters are former military Special Operations that work together in a CIA Special Operations Team. While the original target audience is military minded folks, I hope that it will also appeal to those who like Political Intrigue and patriotism. Our ultimate hope is to enlighten and entertain our readers.
Our book took over a year to put together and edited by us. Then we presented it to River Road Press for their professional input on editing and to have our book layout done. The reason we went with them was because of my connection with another fellow author, Ed Beesley, who wrote, ‘Lucky Enough’ published by Red Engine Press which later became River Road Press. We learned a lot from them. It wasn’t until after we went live on Amazon.com that I became involved with the Amazon Kindle boards then eventually to the Amazon Discussion boards, in particular the Meet the Authors forum. It was there that I met Violet and many other helpful people.
We all share a common goal and eventually a special bond of friendship. This bond has helped all of us be able to share information with one another in order to make our books or presentations even better than they were. As we began to welcome new people, we helped them where and when we could.
Because of this series of events, several new websites and Facebook fan pages have spun off. The latest website is Independent Authors and Writers (http://www.independentauthors.org/). I was tagged as the person to pick the book of the day. Initially I posted them on the companion Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/IndependentAuthors) after we had a connection to twitter. One of my picks was Leaves of the Fall by Violet Yates. (http://www.independentauthors.org/2011/07/hi-im-violet-yates/) Now I post my pick of the day under the column heading: Lynn’s Literary Listing where I can illuminate page links of any variety…Book or Author of the day. After I get done with my column, I post it on the Facebook fan page where hopefully it will virtually spread.
CIA Special Ops Team, Call Sign: Wrecking Crew is sent overseas on a Top Secret mission. Once the mission is completed, they rapidly realize they are merely Pawns in an International Chess Game that turns into a Political Firestorm. As a result, they are disavowed. Accompanied by Firefights, Fate, and Faith, they finally find a way home. After arriving, they discover governmental abuses of the Constitution. Will they survive long enough to thwart these enemies of the State?
Mature Audience rating is recommended
MS Word count: 193,763
If anyone is interested in purchasing our book, Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) it is available on Amazon Kindle, U.S.,(http://www.amazon.com/Call-Sign-Wrecking-Warning-ebook/dp/B004INHK2G/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1309399051&sr=1-1)
Amazon Create Space, U.S., (https://www.createspace.com/3635438) and Barnes & Noble nook, U.S. (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Call-Sign/David-McKoy/e/2940012975584)
If you wish to keep up with what is happening in our little piece of the world, we can be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Call-Sign-Wrecking-Crew-Storm-Warning/228437083836889) or on our blog (http://callsignwreckingcrew.blogspot.com) plus you can always visit at our website (http://www.callsignwreckingcrew.com) and leave a message on our guest book page letting us know how you found out about us.
We hope everyone has a great one!
Along with David McKoy
Co-authors of Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)
David McKoy is a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, Magnum Cum Laude.
David encouraged his co-author Lynn Hallbrooks to follow her dream of becoming an author. It is interesting to note that David developed the storyline from his own ruminations. The scary part is that some of his futuristic predictions were coming true before the book even went to the publisher.
David attributes his inspirations to a combination of Glenn Beck and Richard Marcinko. He even decided to not read any new books for fear of being further influenced by them and not developing his own style. David believes whole-heartedly in the Founding Fathers and the freedoms they gave us.
David has over 30 years in the security field starting in the U.S. Navy and continuing into his civilian life. As such, he prefers to stay out of the limelight. David is also a member of an American Legion Post as well as the NRA.
Lynn Hallbrooks is a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks.
After 30 years of being in the Health Information field, Lynn decided to change careers. Lynn and her co-author David McKoy set out on a journey to write a book. Both being of military backgrounds, Lynn in the Air Force and David in the Navy, they decided something military based would be the best place to start. David developed the storyline while Lynn had the computer talents and connections.
Lynn met Connie Kay soon after 9-11. Connie’s husband, Eddie, wrote a book called Lucky Enough a few years later. Watching Eddie and Connie progress through their literary journey, and seeing that book-writing was an obtainable goal, Lynn decided to try their publisher.
River Road Press (Pat McGrath Avery and Joyce Faulkner) took them through their paces and now they’ve been on Amazon Kindle since January 2011. Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning), is a blending of their writing styles. It could even be considered a mixed genre between Political Intrigue and Action/Adventure.
For security reasons, David McKoy prefers to stay out of the limelight. But he has no problem allowing Lynn to take the lead on matters of public relations.