Today’s 3 Questions Wednesday guest is author, editor, and writing coach, Fay Lamb.
Which author would you never get tired of, and why?
Fay: James A. Michener. His books are vast and filled with research. While the beginning of his large historical novels take us back six million years (and I don’t believe in evolution), he weaves fascinating stories, whether he’s writing about Hawaiian history, the history of the space program, the residents of an assisted living program, or the tragedy of Kent State, Mr. Michener wrapped his readers in a wealth of scenery, knowledge, and character. I am actually writing a novel set in the world of professional surfing, and it is loosely based on my favorite Michener novel, The Drifters.
I am also a Michener fan, and am looking forward to your book about a professional surfer. Now–
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Fay: Scarlet O’Hara. I know. I know. She’s a heroine, but when we think of Gone with the Wind, don’t we think of Scarlet marrying Charles Hamilton for spite, stealing Frank Kennedy from her sister, and being headstrong in her infatuation for Ashley Wilkes. Those come first, and then we remember her heroism–which she exhibits for her self-preservation. Scarlet is both heroine and villain, and I don’t believe there has been another character quite like her.
Interesting. I never thought about that, but you are right. She is definitely a lovely villain/heroine. One last question:
What current projects are you working on?
Fay: Currently, I’m finishing up my portion of a multi-author collaboration–a novella entitled The Love Boat Bachelor,* which is a sequel to last year’s popular A Dozen Apologies. I’m also writing the third novel in my Amazing Grace series, Everybody’s Broken
*The Love Boat Bachelor released February 14, 2015. It is available as a Kindle download.
Fay, thanks so much for taking the time to complete our 3 Questions.
Readers – Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win her contemporary romance, 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 weight of his past wrongs, and he’ll do everything in his power to keep that from happening.
Fay Lamb is an author, editor, and writing coach. Her emotionally charged stories remind the reader that God is always in the details. Fay has contracted 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 and Libby the first two novels in her The Ties That Bind contemporary romance series have been released. Fay has also collaborated on three romance novellas: The Christmas Three Treasure Hunt, A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies, and the newest adventure The Love Boat Bachelor. Her adventurous spirit has taken her into the realm of non-fiction with The Art of Characterization: How to Use the Elements of Storytelling to Connect Readers to an Unforgettable Cast.
Storms in Serenity (release Spring 2015), is the first novel in her Serenity Key series.
Future releases from Fay are: Everybody’s Broken and Frozen Notes, Books 3 and 4 of Amazing Grace and Hope and Delilah, Books 3 and 4 from The Ties that Bind.
Fay loves to meet readers, and you can find her on her personal Facebook page, her Facebook Author page, and at The Tactical Editor on Facebook. She’s also active on Twitter. Then there are her blogs: On the Ledge, Inner Source, and the Tactical Editor. And, yes, there’s one more: Goodreads.