Good morning, dear reader! Thank you for joining us on this lovely Saturday. I’m excited to have our very own Fay Lamb with me this morning. Fay is talking about the writing process and her new book, Storms in Serenity. Let’s begin with rituals.
Do you have any interesting writing rituals?
Is worry a ritual? Only kidding. I have a ritual of reading my work over and editing it as I go forward. As I read the earlier chapters, I am able to layer in details that have occurred later in the story.
What is Storms in Serenity about?
A tempest has been brewing for thirty years with one island in its path.
David New has guarded his secrets for years, but when the sons of a ruthless man from David’s past arrive in town, he realizes God is about to open the lid on the truth. Soon after, David gets news that the daughter he’s never told anyone about has disappeared, possibly the victim of a heinous crime. Then the lives of many of the town residents begin to unravel in the gale force consequences of Jake’s past, and he has nowhere else to turn.
God is the only One who can calm the storms, but can David and the good folks of Serenity Key survive until He does?
Sounds interesting! What is your favorite part of the book?
That’s a hard question for me to answer. I’ve been writing the story for forty years, and the characters are such a part of me, but I feel that my favorite moment in the story is when the reader learns the truth about John Ryan. He is one of my favorite heroes because he’s just not that perfect—or is he? And that’s all that I’m going to say.
You have my attention. LOL. Is there a message in your book you hope readers will grasp?
The story is a modern-day retelling of the aftermath of King David’s sin involving Bathsheba. David has always been such a hero to me, a flawed hero, but nonetheless, he was a brave man in battle. He seemed to get into trouble when left to his own devices. As I studied that fact about this awesome king and as I wrote the contemporary novel, I realized that the truth was the same then as it is now: sexual sins are not private sins. We tend to think that what we do in private affects no one. God opened my eyes to how much all sexual sins can touch the lives of even the most innocent, and that’s what I hope the reader will see play out in the pages of Storms in Serenity.
So true! Looking forward to the release. Where can readers find you online?
All over the place. Here are some ways to connect with me, and I always welcome the connection to readers and friends. You can find me on my personal Facebook page, my Facebook Author page, and at The Tactical Editor on Facebook and on Goodreads. I’m also active on Twitter. And I have some blogs: On the Ledge, Inner Source, and the Tactical Editor.
Her adventurous spirit has also 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.
Fay’s third series contracted with Write Integrity Press is entitled Serenity Key, and the first novel, Storms in Serenity, released in March, 2018.