By Fay Lamb
That’s the question we’re answering for our readers. I’m not sure if it is my sense of humor—or lack thereof—but it struck me as a funny question for me to answer at this time. After all, I think that nearly eighty percent of us would provide the same answer: “At home. Trying to keep from boredom in the least and madness at the most.”
As an author, I’d usually say that I have plenty to keep me busy, but at this time, I’m in a holding pattern after feeling the Lord telling me to back away. Then Windows murdered my computer with their updates. The poor thing was healthy and happy one moment and dead the next. In light of the coronavirus, I am thankful that it was the computer and not me.
I do have two books in the works, each at different stages of completion. The first is the second novel in my Mullet Harbor Christmas series. It is yet to be titled, but it shares the romance of my tiptoeing heroine, Abigail Brewster, and the Cajun sheriff she loves, Eli Arneaux. The other book is also the second in a series. This one is my Serenity Key series, and it is entitled, Luke’s Journey. Luke has sailed off to an exotic Caribbean location thinking his ex-wife, Blanchie is pursuing a romance with his best friend. While Luke writes home—he’s a writer and he loves paper correspondence—he creates great changes in his church, in his family, in his own life. God is working while Luke—and I—are placed in that holding pattern I mentioned.
Despite my attempt at humor, about the coronavirus, I am taking it seriously. During this time, the most important “chore” God has given me is to be in His word and to pray, to draw closer to Him, trusting Him for the outcome and asking Him for the faith to meet whatever happens. I’m praying. I know others are praying. God is not turning a deaf ear to us. He is at work even while we are forced to slow down. I believe our Father is calling His beloved to kneel before His throne and sit at His feet, seeking His comfort and His mercy.
May God comfort and bless each of you during this time.
Fay Lamb is an author, an editor, and a teacher. She also loves to teach workshops for fiction writers.
Fay has contracted four series with her publisher, Write Integrity Press. Amazing Grace is a four-novel series, which includes Stalking Willow, Better than Revenge, Everybody’s Broken, and Frozen Notes all set in Western North Carolina.
Her The Ties that Bind romantic series, set in Fay’s own backyard of Central Florida, includes Charisse, Libby, and Hope, and comes to a surprising and satisfying conclusion with Delilah.
This author keeps busy. She also has two other series in the works. Her first novel in the Serenity Key series is the epic, Storms in Serenity. The other series is Mullet Harbor, a series of Christmas romances set in the Florida Everglades. Christmas Under Wraps is now available.
Fay has an adventurous spirit, which has also taken her into the arena of non-fiction with The Art of Characterization: How to Use the Elements of Storytelling to Connect Readers to an Unforgettable Cast.
Fay loves to meet readers, and you can find her on her personal Facebook page, her Facebook Author page, and at The Tactical Editoron Facebook and onGoodreads. She’s also active on Twitter. Fay also invites you to visit her website and sign up for her newsletter.
Storms in Serenity
A hurricane is heading straight for Serenity Key, Florida, but the town is already dealing with another storm brewing on the island, and it has nothing to do with the atmospheric pressure.
David New has a secret he’s guarded for thirty years, and it has caused a spiritual storm fiercer than a cyclone, pulling the lid off of David’s tightly contained indiscretions. When the daughter he has never met is reported missing, apparently the victim of a hideous crime, and the lives of others he loves begin to unravel, David learns that the sins he thought so personal aren’t so private after all. The consequences are wreaking havoc in ways he never dreamed possible.
As the physical and spiritual tempests collide over Serenity, God is the only one who can calm the storm, but David it isn’t sure he can survive until God decides to intervene.