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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Fifth Weekend in July

As I understand it...it is rare to have five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays in one month. So glad to be able to share it with my friends, family and followers. 

There is a lot going on behind the scenes of Call Sign Wrecking Crew LLC.  I will be happy to share all of it in due course.  I will however mention that our book Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) is undergoing an edit update process.  Mostly so that it can go through Smashwords and be delivered to the deployed troops through Operation e-book Drop

My main purpose today is to mention our guest blog appearance on Violet Yates blog, Hawaiian Violet.  I hope to have Violet on my blog in the near future. 

I have also been busy posting a daily column on Independent Authors and Writers (IAW).  You can find me over there throughout the day checking to see who's page link might be up next for book of the day.  Sundays will be author of the day.  So since it isn't fair to call it just Book of the Day or Author of the Day, I've been calling it Lynn's Literary Listing. Hope my fellow published authors keep returning to see what is in store next on IAW.

I hope everyone has a great one!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tick, tick, tick

Time is running out on our Sizzling Summer Sale.  You can find our e-books on Amazon Kindle, U.S.; Amazon Kindle, U.K.; and Barnes & Noble, U.S. for only $2.99 (U.S.) each.  For those that look for genre first and content later, our book is Action/Adventure/Political Intrigue.  So if you are interested, please be sure to visit us before midnight CST Friday, 22 July 2011.  After that it will jump back up to $5.99 (U.S.) each for some time.

On to other news, I'm still settling into my new position at Independent Authors and Writers where I pick and place the book of the day on their companion Facebook fan page.  So far, every author has expressed positive emotion towards being picked.  I truly hope that you have had time to check us out.  If not, please be sure to make some time, you never know what you might learn or see that might make a difference in your own personal life. 

Mark W. has been a blessing to me in so many ways.  Today, he put a blog out that I just have to share.  It is about e-book pricing.  Jenny H. had something on her techie talk Tuesday that some of you might be interested in.

Welcome to all of our new followers.  I hope you enjoy our little blog. It has been our journey and way of paying things forward.

I truly hope that you all have a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks

Monday, July 18, 2011


The last few days have been a flurry of activity for us.  So much so that I can't recall what happened first so I'll just let you in on some of the highlights...

Yours truly has been tagged to help out on Independent Authors as a 'columnist' who picks the 'book of the day'.  I've gotten to do this twice now on the Facebook fan page, which now connects to twitter directly...way cool!  So I've been using twitter symbols to help communicate across a lot of virtual territory with just a few keystrokes. 

We got accepted to send our e-book to the deployed troops through Operation e-book Drop.  One catch though, we have to put it on Smashwords.  So after getting information on how to go about doing that, I started the process.  Might even do a little more proofing before finalizing it for distribution too. Have to take breaks from Smashwords before my brain gets too frazzled. That's okay the end result will be worth all the effort.

We are about to turn off the heat on our Sizzling Summer Sale.  So if you haven't had a chance to purchase any of our e-books then please be sure and visit either Amazon, U.S., Amazon, U.K., or Barnes & Noble (U.S.) before Saturday, July 23, 2011 when the price will jump from $2.99 each to the regular price of $5.99 each. 

During all of this flurry, I've 'virtually met' a lot of interesting people.  It has been a relationship of give, take, learn and share.  

To all of my virtual followers, thanks and have a great one!

A special shout out to David McKoy, my friend, co-author, and co-owner. Without his not so gently nudging, none of this would be possible.  Of course, with our Heavenly Father nothing is impossible so thanks to Him most of all.

Lynn Hallbrooks 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Website and Other Help For Fellow Authors

Sorry, I haven't been posting much lately.  I've been busy helping out around the house and trying to promote our sale. Update: we've had two sales from Amazon Kindle since the Sizzling Summer Sale began.  None from Barnes and Noble but we still have ten more days left to go.

I've also been submitting posts on a newly designed website for Independent Authors and Writers.  It was inspired by conversations on Amazon's Meet Our Authors Forum as a way for self-published a.k.a. independent authors to self-promote without major limitations.  So if this is of interest to you might want to check it out it or visit their Facebook Fan Page.

I've also recently found some blog articles that you might find interesting.  One is tips for writing fiction and another is about what not to write...that is if you want a good review.

I certainly hope this helps you out in some way.  Welcome to our new followers.  A quick note to everyone, I do appreciate comments but please keep them G-rated.

Have a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sizzling Summer Sale Update

In the spirit of fair play, I made a unilateral decision to put our Barnes and Noble e-book on sale as well.  So no matter if you have a Kindle or a Nook you can get a bargain basement price on our Action/Adventure/Political Intrigue book.  It begins today and ends in 2 weeks.

Lynn Hallbrooks

Sizzling Summer Sale

After much discussion Call Sign Wrecking Crew, LLC decided to put their Amazon Kindle e-book on sale for $2.99 (pending Amazon approval) but only for two weeks.  So please pass along this message to all that might be interested in an Action/Adventure/Political Intrigue book that is truly patriotic.

Welcome to our new followers.  Hope you've had a chance to catch yourself up to date on all that has happened  to us.

Have a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, America!

Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) is not only about the adventures of Call Sign: Wrecking Crew, it is also about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Founding Fathers.  

Call Sign Wrecking Crew, LLC has exercised its first amendment right, freedom of speech, by publishing this book so that others can be entertained and enlightened.  The co-owners are both former military and patriotic to the core.   We wish to say, Happy Birthday America and God Bless the U.S.A.!!

Lynn Hallbrooks
David McKoy