Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fay Lamb's "Stalking Willow & Better Than Revenge" Interview and Book giveaway

Hello Everyone! Please join me in welcoming Fay Lamb to my blog once again. She going to visit with us this week and share a little about herself and both of her books in the Amazing Grace series. "Stalking Willow & Better Than Revenge." And BOTH books goes to one winner!!

Congratulations goes to... KAYM

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a lifelong resident of a small town on the East Coast of Florida. Titusville is best known for the Kennedy Space Center. My husband and I are two of those rare individuals that can claim we are native Floridians. We have both lived in this town all of our lives. Both of our grandmothers were born in this town as well.
I’m a past-secretary for American Christian Fiction Writers. I also served for four years as the moderator for ACFW’s critique group, Scribes. I had to give up the moderation last year around this time to concentrate on my writing career, but I one of my joys in life is working with authors. I miss my Scribes’ friends, and I have every intention of getting back to work there as soon as I can.
 Why do you write the kind of books you do?
This was asked of me in a previous interview for another story, and my answer then hasn’t changed, but there can be one answer to a question. Today, let me just say that I write the kind of books I do because I feel that the Lord has always been directing my path to write for Him. By His grace He has protected me from writing work that would not bring glory to His name. What I mean by that is that before I began to follow his leading, I would write stories that weren’t God-honoring or God-centered. They were just stories. I cannot think of any better reason to write than the fact that God created me to write. Of this I’m absolutely sure. Now, how many He intends to be reached with my stories—that’s entirely up to Him. I heeded the call. I’ve studied the craft, and I leave the outcome in His hands, which are must more capable than mine.
Besides writing, what are some of your favorite hobbies?            
I have two hobbies I feel are a bit unique. I tat—you know—tatted lace. I cannot crochet or knit. I couldn’t sew on a button to save my life, but I can use a ball of thread and a teeny little tatting shuttle and create beautiful little motifs by practicing an art that has almost vanished today.
     I also collect salt and pepper shakers. I got the love for the different types of shakers from my grandmother. I believe the count is currently at 500 and climbing. Yet, I use a Morton Salt box and a McCormick’s pepper tin for our meals—something that was pointed out to me by my mother-in-law during a big family dinner.
    As an aside, I’m also in love with music. Progress, alternative and mostly indie music are favorite.                                                                                                      

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Definitely. I can’t imagine life without writing. Writing is the way that I deal with life’s difficulties. It’s the greatest distress formula in the world. I was writing stories on the wall of my brain even before I could write them on paper.

What advice would you give to a beginning writer?
I love this question. I have a lot of answers. Let me just say that studying the craft is a necessity in the art of fiction. A musician cannot sit down and play a difficult piece of music without practice. Yet, some writers believe they can create masterful prose without so much as practicing the art of storytelling. That simply can’t be done..

What book are you currently working on?
I’m working on the third book in my The Ties that Bind Series. That book is Hope, and it will follow Charisse and Liberty.
Please tell us a little about your books in the Amazing Grace series.
Stalking Willow was released in May of this year. The second story in this series, which is romantic suspense and set in the mountains of Western North Carolina, is entitled Better than Revenge, which is actually a rerelease of my first novel, Because of Me. My first publisher is no longer in business, and my current publisher contracted it. Better than Revenge has what I think of as the “extra” like you’d seen in a DVD of a movie. The extra with Better than Revenge is a closer look at one of the antagonist and learning just how devious the old biddy really was.
Here’s a little about each novel:
Stalking Willow: Bitterness, a stalker, and a neighbor to die for. What's a girl to do? Trailed by a stalker in New York City, Willow Thomas, a young ad executive, scurries back to her small North Carolina hometown and the lake house where ten years earlier a scandal revealed her entire life had been a lie, and a seed of bitterness took root in her soul. The cocoon of safety Willow feels upon her arrival home soon unravels when she meets opposition from her and the stalker reveals he is close on her heels.
Can Willow learn to trust God to tear out her roots of resentment, reunite her family, ferret out a deadly stalker, and to rekindle the love she left behind?
Better than Revenge:
Michael’s fiancĂ©e, Issie Putnam, was brutally attacked and Michael was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s home to set things right.
Two people stand in his way: Issie’s son, Cole, and a madman.
Can Michael learn to love the child Issie holds so close to her heart and protect him from the man who took everything from Michael so long ago?

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I truly hope your readers will connect with me online. My website is There you’ll see my blog Inner Source, which provides writers the opportunity to write about the issues God brought to them in the writing of their novels and books.

I’m also The Tactical Editor on Facebook. I offer daily editing advice and writing how-tos Monday through Friday at And I love to connect personally with friends on my page: This is where I have lots of fun.

I use Twitter for a lot of promo, and sometimes I try to slip something funny into a post, and I can be found there at

Thanks so much, Fay!
Drawing will be held September 28


KayM said...

I think it is marvelous that Fay tats. My grandmother showed me how to do this wonderful handwork, when I was a teen, but I was too impatient to learn. It was an opportunity that I now wish that I hasn't thrown away.

Thank you for offering a chance to win these two books.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read these books.

Patricia Bradley said...

Tatting. My next door neighbor tried to show me how to tat, but like KayM, I was to impatient to learn. I do knit and crochet and one day may try tatting again. Stalking Willow is on my TBR pile. Can't wait to read it, then Better Than Revenge! pat at ptbradley dot com

Marjorie Hill said...

Not only was Fay's interview interesting, it was also informative. Thanks so much.
Marjorie Hill

Heidi McCahan said...

I learned something new today ... I've never heard of tatting before. Very cool. Enjoyed the interview.