Good morning everyone! I want to welcome you to the 2nd part of Day 10 of the 3rd Annual Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour. If you haven’t checked out Rosie’s post from earlier, then go by https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ and get caught up.
Now on to today’s featured author, Here’s the question I asked:
What has been the biggest inspiration for your writing?
I would say, without doubt, the excellent literature/history based education I received, and movies and books I have read. I become so immersed in them that when I’ve finished I want to rush back to the keyboard and start writing something of my own. It goes without saying that I am referring to the good examples of both genres. Although, if I watch a bad movie or read a poorly constructed book I find myself mentally editing and re-writing them. Anyone else do that? Overall, however, the biggest inspiration for me is – myself! That’s not as vainglorious as it sounds . . . Because of other commitments, I started my writing career later than I would have liked – and I have years of lost time to make up. That’s what spurs me on, allied to the success I’ve had self-publishing my novels. Life is finite and I want to feel at the end of it that I’ve written the books I want to write and have done my very best. As I say on my website, life is not a rehearsal, if you have a dream – go for it.
Here’s a little bit about today’s author:
If you have a dream – go for it.
After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided it was time to leave the chalk face and pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, honed her craft and wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed a year later by Boot Camp Bride. Lizzie loves the quick fire interchanges between the hero and heroine in the old black and white Hollywood movies, and hopes this love of dialogue comes across in her writing. Although much of her time is taken up publicising Tall, Dark and Kilted and Boot Camp Bride, she has published a third novel SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS and started research for number four. Lizzie is a founding member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press. In November 2014 they held an Author Event at Waterstones High Street, Kensington, London the icing on the cake as far as they are concerned – and a fitting way to celebrate their achievements. As for the years Lizzie spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste as she is building up a reputation as a go-to speaker on the subject of self-publishing.
With Scottish, Irish, and Brazilian blood in her veins, it’s hardly surprising that Lizzie Lamb is a writer. She even wrote extra scenes for the films she watched as a child and acted out in the playground with her friends. She is ashamed to admit that she kept all the good lines for herself. Luckily, she saves them for her readers these days. Check out her reviews, they speak for themselves.
LIZZIE HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE NEW TALENT AWARD AT THE PRESTIGIOUS UK FESTIVAL OF ROMANCE. SHE WAS NOMINATED FOR THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF BOOT CAMP BRIDE.
- website: lizzielamb.co.uk
- Linked in: linkedin.com/pub/lizzie-lamb/18/194/202/
- Goodreads http://tinyurl.com/cbla48d
Todays featured book is “Scotch on the Rocks”. If you haven’t checked out the her book, then here’s a little about it and where to find it.
SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS Where men are men and the women are glad of it! ISHABEL STUART is at the crossroads of her life. Her wealthy industrialist father has died unexpectedly, leaving her a half-share in a ruined whisky distillery and the task of scattering his ashes on a Munro. After discovering her fiancé playing away from home, she cancels their lavish wedding arranged for Christmas at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and heads for the only place she feels safe – Eilean na Sgairbh, a windswept island on Scotland’s west coast. Where the cormorants outnumber the inhabitants, ten to one. When she arrives at her family home – a bed and breakfast managed by her firebrand Aunt Esme, she finds a guest in situ – BRODIE. Issy longs for peace and the chance to lick her wounds, but gorgeous Brodie, turns all that on its head – and her world along with it. In spite of her vow to steer clear of men, she grows to rely on Brodie. However, she suspects him of having an ulterior motive for staying at her aunt’s B&B on remote Cormorant Island. Having been let down by the men in her life, will it be third time lucky for Issy? Is she wise to trust a man she knows nothing about – a man who presents her with more questions than answers? As for Aunt Esme, she has secrets of her own . . .
buying links (US / UK) – universal link – viewBook.at/scotchontherocks
I hope you enjoyed it! Keep watching for more great authors all month and don’t forget to go by Rosie’s post at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/… Let’s make it another awesome tour for 2015!