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Write to the Point with Fay Lamb May 9, 2012

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Congratulations to Patty who won last week’s giveaway.

This week we get write to the point with Fay Lamb. Read to the end, Fay is giving away a copy of her book.

Fay Lamb works as an acquisition/copyeditor for Pelican Book Group (White Rose Publishing and Harbourlight Books), offers her services as a freelance editor, and is an author of Christian romance and romantic suspense. Her emotionally charged stories remind the reader that God is always in the details. Because of Me, her debut romantic suspense novel is soon to be released by Treble Heart Books/Mountainview Publishing.

Fay has a passion for working with and encouraging fellow writers. As a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she co-moderates the large Scribes’ Critique Group and manages the smaller Scribes’ critique groups. For her efforts, she was the recipient of the ACFW Members Service Award in 2010.

In 2012, Fay was also elected to serve as secretary on ACFW’s Operating Board.

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 five grandchildren.

Tell us about yourself, family, where are you from, how long have you been writing?

I’m a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of five. My husband, Marc, and I are both lifelong resident of Titusville, Florida (where Kennedy Space Center is located). We love to open up the books of history on the town and tout, “My families mentioned more than your family.” And how long have I been writing? I have been storytelling since I could talk and writing stories since I could write. My imagination has never been without a story or characters auditioning for stories. My mind is a very crowded place to be.

How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior?

I was around twelve-years-old when I was saved. My grandmother had a weekend home only thirty miles from where we lived, and the church bus would pick up the neighborhood kids every Sunday. I remember the pastor was Adrian Rogers, and I remember sitting up in the balcony for the church service with my friend, Conrad. I don’t remember the sermon, but I remember the pull of the Holy Spirit as the invitation was given. I walked down the steps of the balcony and proceeded up the aisle of the church. There I confessed my sins and asked the Lord for His mercy and his salvation. When I finished praying, I looked up. Conrad had come to know the Lord that day as well, and that gives me much peace, because he died on his eighteenth birthday. In Heaven, we’ll be able to celebrate our second births together for eternity.

Tell us about your latest book(s). What do want your readers to take away after the last page?

Because of Me is the story of Michael Hayes and Issie Putnam. Michael and Issie have been separated for many years. On the last night they saw each other, Issie was the victim of a horrible attack, and Michael was arrested and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Michael returns home and finds that Issie is not alone. She has a son, and though he is not Michael’s child, Cole Putnam was definitely born because of him.

When the readers put down this novel, my hope is that they see, just as Michael and Issie have learned, the deep truths of Romans 8:28. No matter what occurs in our lives, no matter what we’ve done to mess things up, God is always there to “make all things good” for those who love Him. The deeper truth of that statement is tied into God’s forgiveness. The Bible tells us that God is faithful to forgive our sins. God is so faithful that even when we do, He is at work “making all things good. . .”

Because of Me blurb:

Not your typical Christian fiction.

Michael’s fiancée, 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?

Available through all fine book retailers, Amazon.com, and Mountainview Publishing, a division of Treble Heart Books.

Purchase the book at Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Because-of-Me-ebook/dp/B00722KIME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327670357&sr=8-1

Or at Treble Heart Books at: www.trebleheartbooks.com/MVLamb.html

Your book sounds great. I love Christian fiction that isn’t typical, I hope that is the kind I write!

How often do you blog and what do you cover in your blog?

I wish I could say that I’m a faithful blogger on my own website, but currently, I’m enjoying guest blogging whenever anyone wants me.

Can you share with us a favorite book you have read?

I don’t even have to think about this one. I read this book last year for the Carol Awards. I couldn’t put it down. Not only was the message a great one, but the main character was hilarious, always getting into wonderfully funny situations, and she had so many quirky friends. I laughed so hard at times that my husband would stop what he was doing so I could read passages to him. The name of the book is Bliss by Tracy Bowen and Jenness Walker.

The focus of this blog is Genesis 50:20. Can you share with us a Genesis 5020 in your life

You know, I probably have had one of those moments, but I really can’t recall one personally. However, my novel, Because of Me  is about one of those moments in the lives of two people. Michael and his fiancée, Issie, are torn apart by a violent act and lies that make them feel alone and abandoned. At the end of their journey, neither Michael nor Issie would change any path they had to walk, because in doing so, their lives would be empty of their most treasured gift from God.

Do you have a life and/or a ministry verse?

I’ve adopted two life verses. Most everyone knows Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give an expected end.” I love this promise from God. Everyone of us, no matter what we’re going through, if we know Christ as our Savior, have a promise of a peaceful future.

The other is the same life verse that Michael Hayes adopts in Because of Me:  Job 13:15: “Thou He slay me, yet will I trust in Him: but I will maintain mine own ways before Him.” This one is a hard verse to live up to, but the truth is, no one has to go it alone. Christ is the strength we need to maintain our ways before God.

Where can we find you on the web?

My website is www.faylamb.com, but you can always find me acting up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fay.lamb

Is there anything I didn’t ask that you would like to add?

Yes, I’d like to thank you very much for allow me to share a little about myself with your readers. It is very greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit with my readers and share a bit about yourself.

Readers, Fay is giving away a copy of her book to one commentator. You can choose e-book or paperback. Just leave a comment for Fay by May 14 and you will entered in the drawing to win a copy!

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14 Responses to “Write to the Point with Fay Lamb”

  1. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Would love to win this book. Sounds very interesting.

  2. Marianne Says:

    What an awesome topic for a novel (i am obviously a reader, but don’t know the name for what i am looking) anyhows, i would love to read it. Also, Bliss sounds great. Thank you for the great interview and opportunity to win.

  3. Alyce Says:

    I would love the chance to win this book! Thank you.

  4. Would love to read this book….sounds awesome!
    Blessings…Joy
    ibjoy1953[at]yahoo.com

  5. Heidi Bender Says:

    Because of Me sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  6. Pat Cochran Says:

    Thanks for a wonderful book! I know I will really enjoy it!

    Pat Cochran
    p-cochran@juno.com

  7. I know this book must be good; Fay is such a sweet person and excellent writer.
    Nice interview. 🙂

  8. Witty as always, Fay. I didn’t know you loved the book Bliss. I thought it was hilarious also 🙂

  9. I really enjoyed this interview and getting to see a different side of Fay. Please don’t enter me in the drawing. I have read Because of Me and it is great. =)

  10. Carolyn Boyles Says:

    I’d love to read this book.

  11. Such a nice interview, Fay. I’m learning more about you and the message your heart has
    to share with your readers. Both your books sound wonderful! God continue to guide you
    as your write for Him, my friend.

  12. […] write to the point with Fay Lamb. I interviewed her a while ago. You can read her first interview here. She has been very busy and has a lot to share with us (including a book that that will be free on […]


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