I started writing as a teenager, plunking my dad's electric typewriter on my bedroom floor and pounding away at it in my jams. I'd just finished reading Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon and found the unhappy ending inspiring. So, naturally, I decided to write romance novels, where the ending is guaranteed to be happy. You can’t imagine how relieved I am that you will never, ever read that first novel, which was edited using scissors and rubber cement. At least the fumes were good.
The day I sold my first novel, Relative Strangers, I almost hung up on my agent’s assistant, thinking she was a telemarketer. See, I’d given up on getting published and had decided to learn how to play the piano. Apparently, the universe was not impressed by my (in)ability to tickle the ivories.
My second novel, Caught in the Act, was a Rita finalist in the romantic suspense category. Nora Roberts won that year. She said she was “shocked,” so I must have had her worried.
My other novels include Found Wanting, soon to be an e-book along with Caught in the Act and Found Wanting, and three Berkley Sensation titles that are available now in paperback: Cold Midnight, True Vision and True Colors. True Shot, coming in December, is the third in my paranormal romantic suspense True trilogy.
Besides writing, I love to play tennis and board games and grill out with friends. My guilty pleasures include The Real Housewives of New York, Project Runway and So You Think You Can Dance. I don’t have time to be ashamed.
I have two adorable puddies, Maddy and Allie, and plan to someday have a dog named Boo.
I love hearing from readers, so please feel free to drop me an e-mail at email@example.com. My website is JoyceWrites.com.
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Smashwords book reviews by Joyce Lamb
- Getting Complicated
on Sep. 05, 2012
Getting Complicated is the prequel to Diane Amos' hilarious "Getting" series, which includes Getting Personal and Getting In Deep. Amos' writing always makes me laugh until all the woes in the world slide away for a while. In Getting Complicated, we get to meet Monique St. Cyr and her best friend, Jeannine. Right off the bat, they're discussing Monique's mother's foray into writing erotica, which totally fits into today's Fifty Shades of Twilight craze. A discussion about euphemisms for a certain male body part had me giggling long after I finished reading Getting Complicated. If you haven't given Diane Amos a try, Getting Complicated is a great place to start -- and soon you'll be "getting" the rest of Diane's contemporary and historical romances.