Today we welcome Fay Lamb, author and acquisitions editor, to 3 Questions Wednesday.
(1) What is your favorite book? [excluding the Bible]
Fay: Okay, I’m going with “currently” here with each of the questions you’ve asked because I do have an all-time favorite for each, but lately I’ve had some new experiences. So, favorite book would be … A Fistful of God by Therese M. Travis. This is a young adult coming-of-age novel, and the reason it has become my favorite is because Therese M. Travis draws readers of all ages into the story. I have been fortunate to be a part of this story through edits, but at each stage of the production process those who edited and read it wrote back to me that this book spoke to their hearts. In fact, when I read the story, I dared our editor-in-chief not to cry at the very last line. She wrote me back and said, “I cried.”
What’s it about? You just have to pick up a copy and read it. I will say that the subject is something that many individuals have faced in their life in some shape or form, and well, I readily connected with the young heroine.
(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?
Fay: This character was actually a real individual. She was a gutsy woman who made mistakes in her life, but she wasn’t afraid to move forward. In fact, she made her way down to the Gainesville, Florida, area, in 1928. There she met and fell in love with, and had some trouble, with the locals. One woman she befriended sued her. Marjorie enjoyed her surroundings, and she found stories in them, especially at Cross Creek. She even wrote a book about her adventures entitled Cross Creek, but she is best known for her story The Yearling. I love to delve into the lifestyles of those places I love: Western North Carolina and Florida beach and island towns, and bring out characters. And in the end, Mrs. Rawlings left her home to the University of Florida. Now, who wouldn’t want to be so famous for what they’ve written that the University of Florida wanted their home?
(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Fay: I have an overall place I want to travel, but late in 2013, I had to do some research about Paris, France. I’d never wanted to visit there. Like New York, it was too much for my timid soul, but as I began to realize that the town is symmetrically designed and there are unique parks and architecture, I decided to add Paris and the Eiffel Tower to my bucket list.
Thanks, Fay, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of her latest book, Libby.
Libby Overstreet can’t see herself as anything but shy and socially awkward. She’s nearing thirty, and she’s never even been on a date. Then she meets the man of her dreams, but Libby knows he would never be interested in a wallflower like her. All she wants to do is to buy that garden nursery on the outskirts of town and settle down with the life she has always dreamed about. Evan Carter has been watching the sweet woman in the coffee shop for weeks when his friend tells him that the object of his affection plans to buy a garden nursery and needs Evan’s expertise as an architect/contractor. When they meet, Libby is more enamored of Evan and even more convinced that he would never look at her as anything but a friend. However, that’s far from the truth. Evan would love to get to know the innocent beauty God has placed in this path. Trouble is, he fears that a lovely flower like Libby will wilt under the sins of his past, and he’ll do everything in his power to keep that from happening.
Fay Lamb’s emotionally charged stories remind the reader that God is always in the details. Fay has contracted with Write Integrity Press for three series. Stalking Willow and Better than Revenge, Books 1 and 2 in the Amazing Grace romantic suspense series are currently available for purchase. Charisse the first release in her The Ties That Bind contemporary romance series has been released.
Future Write Integrity Press releases from Fay are: Everybody’s Broken and Frozen Notes, Books 3 and 4 of Amazing Grace and Libby, Hope and Delilah, Books 2 through 4 from The Ties that Bind. Also, look for Book 1 in Fay’s Serenity Key series entitled Storms in Serenity.
Fay and her husband, Marc, reside in Titusville, Florida, where multi-generations of their families have lived. The legacy continues with their two married sons and six grandchildren.
Links for Fay:
http://faylamb.com (Fay’s website and blog: On the Ledge)
http://facebook.com/fay.lamb (personal FB page)
http://facebook.com/AuthorFay (Fay’s fan page)
http://twitter.com/FayLamb (Fay’s Twitter address)
http://faylamb.com/innersource/ (Inner Source Blog)
http://tacticaleditor.faylamb.com/ and http://facebook.com/TacticalEd