Life is not a rehearsal
If you have a dream - go for it.
About the Author
HER PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT was when ''SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS' reached #1 BEST SELLER Historical Romance>Scottish within one week of being published (July 2015).
IN 2015 LIZZIE WAS FINALIST IN THE PRESTIGIOUS EXETER NOVEL PRIZE (for Scotch on the Rocks). SHE HAS ALSO 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.
If you have a dream - go for it
Life is not a rehearsal
After teaching my 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, I decided it was time to leave the chalk face and pursue my first love: writing. In 2006 I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, honed my craft and wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted(2012), quickly followed a year later by Boot Camp Bride (2013) and Scotch on the Rocks (2015) - finalist, The Exeter Book Prize. I love the quick fire interchanges between the hero and heroine in the old black and white Hollywood movies, and I hope this love of dialogue and the meet-cute comes across in my writing. Although much of my time is taken up widening my readership, publicising Tall, Dark and Kilted, Boot Camp Bride and Scotch on the Rocks I have now finished a fourth novel - GIRL IN THE CASTLE, due for publication April 2017. I am a proud founding member of the indie publishing group: New Romantics Press and have hosted Author Events at Waterstones High Street, Kensington, and Aspinall, St Pancras, London and raised funds for local Cancer Awareness charities.
As for the years I spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste as I am building up a reputation as a speaker on the subject of self-publishing and how to craft and finish your novel!
I hope you enjoy reading GIRL IN THE CASTLE – I had enormous fun writing it and am currently in the planning stages for #5.
MORE ABOUT LIZZIE
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's latest reviews . . .
Scotch on the Rocks - 15 August 2016
- From the outset we know we're in for a fast-paced ride as Ishabel Stuart dashes home to Eilean na Sgairgh (Cormorant Island), the setting for Lizzie Lamb's wonderful third novel. So why 'wonderful'? In Scotch on the Rocks we meet a cast of fully rounded, interesting characters whom it's easy to like and care about. From determined, hurt Ishabel (Issy) to the mysterious romantic hero, Brodie.
- A cracking book that stays with you long after you have finished
- I like the way she weaves 'older characters' into the story; how love isn't just for the young
- lots of romance, humour, quirky secondary characters and a mad parrot. I was kept engaged, right up to the last page
- A five star romance from a five star romantic novelist
*FINALIST - THE EXETER NOVEL PRIZE
*Book Blogger Cathy Ryan’s TOP READS OF 2016
*Short listed for the contemporary fiction award (silver) by Rosie Amber’s Review Team
Boot Camp Bride - 29 August 2016
- Loved it
- Another sparkling read, full of passion and laughter, but with a sinister undertone that keeps you turning the pages.
- A definitely great read, as was Lizzie's Debut book, Tall Dark & Kilted... roll on book 3!
- That good I read it twice!
- The dialogue between the two main characters, rookie journalist Charlee Montague, and world-weary photographer, Rafael Ffinch is brilliant and full of repartee.
- Great laugh out loud story. Feisty heroine, handsome hero. Intriguing plot.
Charlee is. Certainly giving Rafael a run for his money.
Finalist - Festival of Romantic Fiction romantic comedy
Tall, Dark and Kilted - 8 August 2016
- This was a great escapist read. The way it was written put me very much in mind of a Katie Fforde novel with kilts!
- Felicity Bagshawe, the heroine is a therapist. The book starts with a rather rowdy party with some of Felicity's private clients and ends in the police station with Felicity/Fliss losing her job. Things go on the up from here though. She ends up travelling with her two clients, Cat and Isla up to their Highland up to their Highland home to be a therapist there. There she meets the Laird of the Manor Ruairi Urquhart. They spend most of the novel sparing with one another, refusing to see the attraction between them that everyone else sees. Fliss begins to win his approval after helping to deliver a local baby in a storm . . .