L M Hedrick

Losing Roxy - A Miltary Thriller Meets Romance

Losing Roxy

Mattie waiting

Books and films commemorating World War II continue to fascinate audiences around the globe. Most moving are often those stories based upon the real experiences of the men and women who fought on either side, or did their part on the home front.

LOSING ROXY is a novel based on real events and the life of Navy Seal Charlie Kincaid. Part Cherokee, born into Southern poverty, Charlie trained as a diver and became the leader of the war’s first underwater demolition team. His men experienced their first test, moments after the strike on Pearl Harbor, rescuing twenty-eight U. S. sailors trapped in the sinking USS California. Their missions sent them to New Zealand, Australia, and a dozen Pacific Islands, into the most dangerous combat areas on that side of the world. They dove and carried out clandestine missions under horrific weather and health conditions while constantly facing attacks by Japanese troops, bombers, and submarines.

But Charlie’s life was not all hardship. Even as the bloody war ground on in Europe and the Pacific, he fell in love. Her name was Mattie, and she lived in New Zealand. Their love story offers a tender counterpoint to gritty battle scenes throughout the novel. The book is framed around actual love letters sent by the couple, newspaper accounts from 1941-44, material from various archives, and documented events involving Charlie’s ship, the USS Rigel. We’ve also interviewed surviving shipmates.

About the Authors

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Co-author Lynette Hedrick is a published author of short stories and an accomplished painter with international sales. Bud Hedrick, like Charlie, is an American. He works in real estate when not adding male perspective to the book from his five years as Operations Officer on US Coast Guard cutters.

Two developmental editors, Hillel Black and Kathryn Johnson, have advised us throughout early drafts.

And, oh yes, one last detail might be of interest: Mattie was Lynette’s mother.

 

Lynette, the Artist Page 1

Lynette Hedrick is an accomplished artist with international sales – from New York to Russia to New Zealand!

She studies your soul, deciding if you're friend or foe. Her charm and beauty awaits.

Precious Zoe – She studies your soul, deciding if you’re friend or foe. Her charm and beauty awaits.

Her tumbling golden reds and glistening smile sway to a magical rhythm and into your heart.

Martha On A Mission – Her tumbling golden reds and glistening smile sway to a magical rhythm and into your heart.

Taormina Breakfast - milk jugs, a warm breeze and glorious Sicilian hillside views calm excited nerves before Charlotte's wedding.

Taormina Breakfast – milk jugs, a warm breeze, and glorious Sicilian hillside views calm excited nerves before Charlotte and Sal’s wedding.

Lynette, the Artist Page 2

Danny might look calm, but he is a buzz ball of motion always ahead of you.

Danny – he might look calm, but he’s a buzz ball of motion always ahead of you. Enjoy!

Reproduction Portrait of Dora Maar - Lynette has studied Picasso's genius for years. This is her Reproduction - NOT FOR SALE, only to learn.

Reproduction Portrait of Dora Maar – Lynette has studied Picasso’s genius for years. This is her Reproduction – NOT FOR SALE, only to learn.

Lynette - a self-portrait study with bit of attitude.

Lynette – a self-portrait study with an attitude. She’s got her eye on you!

Danny & Bow Tie - Danny's heart is as big as his smile, but proud to push his bow tie standing!

Danny & Bow Tie – Danny’s heart is as big as his smile, but proud to push his bow tie standing!

Contact

Contact

Thank you for viewing Losing Roxy!

For all Agent inquiries:

James Fitzgerald, James Fitzgerald Agency

118 Waverly Place #1B New York, NY 10011

http://www.jfitzagency.com/james-fitzgerald/

 

If you would like to learn more about the authors and Losing Roxy, please contact us at:

PO Box 26483, Epsom, Auckland 1344, New Zealand

Email:  info@lmhedrick.com