Thursday, October 21, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight: My Life and Adventures Protecting Celebrities


Thomas LeBrun

Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I grew up in Lebanon NH most of my life with a small period of time in Montrose NY. Lebanon is where all my ancestors settled many years ago. I have always been active in sports of some kind but then discovered weights, Martial arts and the like and have experienced a great journey on both. I always followed Superman, Hercules and other heroic characters. I am sure that's what made me who I am today.


What inspired you to author this book?


Early in my life I wanted to be my version of Superman. As I grew up I discovered the world of security, where I created my own security business and have traveled around the world as a result of my training and studies to keep people safe. Many of my friends came to me and said , "You Know you should write a book"



Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?


The books cover is collaboration with " Book-baby Publishing" we both put our minds together in creating something that describes the book. There is a jet in the sky in which I was often on, the back cover were passport stamps and pictures of my self in two modes of who I am. The figure on the front shows the back of my head which speaks about the cover " Hiding in Plain Sight."


Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?


My Parents number one and the people who have stood by my side for many years through mentoring and including in the book what thoughts they had of me through the years. Priceless!


What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

Being patient , telling a good story for readers and the biggest obstacle , editing to have compliments that it was a well written book, We were successful!


Tell your readers about your book.


The book is about a young boy , age 5 who wanted to grow up and be Superman, telling his Dad " One day I am going to fly around the world and Protect People" My journey is just that. I have traveled to 45 countries have had some interesting moments and unforgettable memories to share with in the line of close protection work. The book is about my journey getting to that point. The book is very transparent and the reader will get to know who I really am in many layers.



Who is your target audience, and why?


I would say my target audience is Highschool youths to adults of all ages. The School age audience I am hoping will get messages of inspiration and motivation that nothing is impossible, it takes hard work but one can achieve all they put their mind to. Other adults will enjoy the path I took literally " The Road Less Traveled."


What do you consider your greatest success in life?


Living my dreams, showing many that nothing is impossible.


What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?


That I told a real story, fully transparent but in the book there is not one negative statement about anyone. This was done as I had nothing negative to say about the people in a book that was full of hope, inspiration and positive achievements. I visualize things that I have in life , have achieved them and now telling that very story.