Call to Arms: Nations Fall by Randy Lindsay (Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway)

Call to Arms blog tour

Welcome to my tour stop for Call to Arms: Nations Fall by Randy Lindsey! Randy is stopping by today with some Q&A so check that out as well as the book and author info and the giveaway I'm sharing about below...

Call to Arms: Nations FallCall to Arms: Nations Fall
by Randy Lindsay
LDS Dystopian, Suspense, Political Intrigue, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
August 11th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

Joining the military had seemed like the right thing to do, but when war breaks out in Europe Robert wonders if he hasn’t made the biggest mistake of his life. The Russian juggernaut grinds its way toward Italy, the country Robert has grown to love. As one of a handful of American soldiers in the area, he must find a way to help the ragged remnants of NATO’s forces to prevent any more European nations from falling.

While back home, the rest of the Williams family struggles to protect themselves in the face of an impending civil war. The very fabric of society continues to unravel, threatening the destruction of the Constitution and the American way of life.

As Vice President, Calvin McCord continues to defy both sides of the political divide in order to find a solution to the war in Europe, the ravaging of the United States, and an espionage ring within the White House. beginning in Zion.

  

Author Interview

Where do you write?

I turned one of our bedrooms into an office. The closet has my wife’s crafting stuff, but the rest of the room is filled with books, business materials, my computer, and the toys my children play with when they decide I’ve had too much alone time.

How long does it take you to write a novel?

It depends on how motivated I am. Lately, I’ve been pretty motivated. It takes from 4 to 7 months for me to write a novel. I’d like to get that below 6 months so that I can put out two books a year.

Where do you get your ideas for stories?

I have a super-hyper-active imagination. Anything can trigger a story idea for me; a line from a song, a book or movie title, and even a conversation I overhear at the grocery store checkout line.

Why did you write this particular book?

I am fascinated with apocalyptic stories. They are my favorite genre and I wanted to do a story that could really happen. No zombies. No space invaders. Just regular people having to deal with a bad situation. I wanted to give people hope, in case something like this ever happened. I want people who have read my book to tell themselves, “If the Williams family can survive the apocalypse, then so can I.”

What was the hardest part of writing Call to Arms: Nations Fall?

Since I’m working from the point of view of 4 characters it is difficult to decide the order of the chapters. In the end, I put the title of each chapter on 3x5 cards and moved them around until I was happy with the results.

What is your favorite late night snack?

Peanut butter on saltines with a glass of milk.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Family history research. I am the only one in my family who does it and I like it so much I ask my friends if I can do theirs as well. It’s like putting together an enormous jigsaw puzzle made out of the bits of people’s lives.

Which of the characters in Call to Arms: Nations Fall do you most identify with?


John Williams, the father. That being said, John shows a lot more faith than I think I would in the same situation. However, the character I most enjoy writing is Calvin McCord. If we had a few politicians like him the country would be in better shape.

Is there going to be another book in the series?

I hope so. I have one planned. All I can say about the next book is, “Poor, Robert,”

Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?

Tough times bring people together. Please, keep that in mind whenever tragedy strikes. If you can, reach out and help and if you are the one that needs help reach out and accept it. We’re all in this together.

About the Author


Randy Lindsay is a native of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, and a hyper-active imagination. His wife calls him the “Storyman” because he sees everything as material for a good story. Randy’s first novel, The Gathering: End’s Beginning, was published in 2014. He has also been published in several anthologies during 2013-2014. If you want to find out more you can check him out at RandyLindsay.net.


Tour & Giveaway


Randy is also running a tour (click on the banner for the landing page) coinciding with this one that includes the below giveaway:



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