Pamela Lamb

Biography

Must ... stop ... writing ... Sometimes I really wish I could. It gets in the way of real life. At the weekend I prefer sitting in front of the computer with my pretend friends instead of going out with my real ones. It destroys my sleep. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night knowing I need to change one word in the paragraph I wrote the evening before - and I have to get up and do it. And it makes me a dangerous driver. Get me on the road and my characters start having conversations in my head. And why are they so much more lucid and logical then than when I attempt to scribble them down at the next red light?
I write because I love language. I love English with its collection of mongrel words. It's like an enormous button box where you can pick between half a dozen languages each one of which holds the history of Britain at its heart. I love the shape of words and the sound of them. I love what you can make them do on the page. And what you can make them do to your readers. Laugh, cry, stay up at night.
What I like best is having a conversation with a reader about one of my characters. The reader talks about my character as if s/he is a real person. Discusses the character's motivation. Speculates about what the character did after the end of the novel. And I think, but it's all made up. Every bit of it. Out of my head.
Then I know it is all worthwhile. Bringing characters alive to walk on the page. Creating a world for them to live in. Immersing myself in the shape and rhythm of a novel in the making. It's exciting stuff. And it's even more exciting when the book is finished and I hand it over to you, the reader. Enjoy!

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Books

The Last Arcadian
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,880. Language: Australian English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The crash of a rock against glass forces Cassie to make a choice. Risk the world outside the dome even though she believes the air is toxic, or suffer a slower death inside Arcadia. Paul has been told the dome contains creatures that threaten the people of Rangelands but he finds himself fascinated by the girl he finds in Arcadia. Is it possible for Cassie and Paul to be together?
Blood in the Water (A Zoe Carter mystery)
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Series: Zoe Carter Mystery, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,120. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Investigating a polluted lake seemed easy enough when Zoe first heard about it in Australia but Kenya is a dangerous place and not just because of the unsafe drinking water and malaria-carrying mosquitoes. There are secrets here worth killing for. And people who will lie to get what they want.
The Republican Coin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: Australian English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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In the dying days of the Roman republic, Marcus drops a coin on the ramparts of a hill fort in south west Britannia. Why is he there 80 years before Britannia is invaded by the troops of the Emperor Claudius? In 1966 the coin is found by Lynette, volunteering on a dig in her summer holidays. The coin could rewrite the history of Britain but, for Lynette, it holds memories she’d rather forget.
Blood in the Dust (A Zoe Carter mystery)
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Series: Zoe Carter Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,360. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Zoe Carter stares in horror at the pool of blood lying in the dust at her feet. Where is Martin? And where is his boss, the archaeologist Dr Dirk Smithers? Somewhere in the vast, ancient landscape of the remote Kimberleys a killer lurks who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. In her desperation to track him down, Zoe finds herself drawn into a situation that threatens her life.
Blood on the Snow (A Zoe Carter mystery)
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Series: Zoe Carter Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
As the glass front of her helicopter explodes and her leg is torn to pieces, Zoe Carter is tumbled into a nightmare in which her life is threatened by an unknown foe. Rescued from certain death in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, Zoe pursues her enemy across three continents, seeking to uncover the deadly secret that is taking the lives of the people around her.
The Chariot Stone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Lily and Xander should never have met. She is the daughter of a peasant farmer living in the shadow of the ruined palace of Mycenae. He is the heir to the mighty city of Carchemish, part of the ancient Hittite empire. Together they share an enduring love as they struggle to survive in a world torn apart by warfare and bloodshed.
Collette's Foot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,350. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Collette's foot so sweet and white resting on the seabed with the sunlight falling through the water and the little fishes nibbling delicately on her flesh. She'd never liked that painting. Now she knew why.
Seeking Sarah
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
When Kirsty finds an old diary hidden in the chimney of the heritage-listed house she shares with her mother, it leads her on a journey of discovery about another girl who lived in the same house more than a hundred years ago. But there is more to Sarah's story than is told in her diary. As she attempts to uncover the truth, Kirsy finds herself being drawn uncomfortably close to the past.
The Land of the Lotus Eaters (Dragon series Book Four)
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Series: No Everyday Dragon, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When the bad fairy Sisygambis escapes from the museum, Briony and Gryff decide to send her far away where she can't cause any more trouble. Petra tells them about the Land of the Lotus Eaters, a beautiful island where time doesn't work properly. Lotus flowers smell sweet but they are dangerous. If you eat them you forget who you are and where you come from. Don't eat the flowers Briony!
The Sandalwood Box (Dragon series Book Three)
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Series: No Everyday Dragon, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,050. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The bad fairy Sisygambis lives in a sandalwood box in the bedroom of the princess Roxane, high up in her father's fortress. The fortress is in a lonely valley on the very edge of the ancient Persian empire. So how does the sandalwood box end up in Briony's house in 21st century Brisbane? And how does Miranda end up inside the box? It is up to Briony to rescue her. Again!
A Pocketful of Tears (Dragon series Book Two)
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Series: No Everyday Dragon, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
What are dragon's tears? They look like tiny pearls and they are the most precious substance on the face of the earth. What do they do? They make you feel brave when you are stuck in the smelly cave of the bad, black dragon Grendel. But Briony will need more than a pocketful of tears to get her out of this mess. It's a good thing she has her very own dragon to come to the rescue.
No Everyday Dragon (Dragon series Book One)
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Series: No Everyday Dragon, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,640. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Gryff the dragon doesn't like getting wet, doesn't eat food and doesn't understand human behaviour. He and Briony are supposed to be a team. Briony makes wishes and Gryff grants them. Or, at least, that's the general idea. The trouble is Briony knows nothing about dragons and hasn't a clue how to wish properly. It isn't going to be easy ...
A Secondhand Dreaming
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
After witnessing the sacrifice of a newborn baby to the sea, Tez and Mig leave their home and head south. They are looking for a derelict city which might be the source of the ancient power that existed before a nuclear catastrophe wiped out most of the world’s population.

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