Interview with Angie Lambert

Who are your favorite authors?
I have always loved reading and have several series that I have to read everyone. The first author that comes to mind is Anne Rice; The Vampire Chronicles has always fascinated me. Next up would have to be Lee Child and the Jack Reacher Series. I love Zane Grey westerns, too.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I drive a tractor-trailer full time, over the road for a transportation company out of Memphis, TN. I use every minute I have sitting in a dock door and breaks writing something.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, the first short story I ever wrote was for a Creative Writing class in high school. It was a simple story of a woman who was depressed with the heat and crowds of Los Angeles and she decided on a whim to drive to San Francisco for the weekend. Having never visited either place, I relied on what I had read about San Francisco to describe what I would like to do if I could ever visit.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I remember reading over and over was The Black Stallion and the reason I enjoyed it so much was that I had received tutoring in reading and comprehension from a dear friend. For the first time, I could actually understand what I was reading because at that time in the mid-seventies, kids with learning disabilities were considered to be slow or stupid. Over the course of one summer, I went from a D student to getting B's. It totally changed my life, turning me into a life long reader.
What is your writing process?
I work on 'notes' in my head until I work out a storyline I think I can use. I carry small notebooks with me everywhere and it's not until I have numerous pages of handwritten notes that I start to develop and flesh-out the events. I have finally entered the 21st century and now use a note app on my phone in place of the notebooks.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mystery/Action/Thriller. Lee Child's Jack Reacher to John Sanford's Virgil Flowers and Andy McDermott's Dr. Nina Wilde.
Describe your desk
Believe it or not, my desk is a converted TV-dinner tray that I have customized (without the legs, of course) to fit over the steering wheel of my Volvo tractor. So it tilts and changes position as I use the driver's seat as my desk chair.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am from The South and grew up in western Tennessee. Southern women from my day have a tendency to strong minded, and determined while proud, so prefer strong women in my stories. Growing a gay woman in that part of the country adds another layer of strength that I try to bring out in my writing, never portraying being gay as a weakness.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have always loved books with plenty of action but I like real love too. I took a step back and for about a year, I worked on a western/historical romance while finishing a few other projects. The western, set in 1879, was fun to write and I will probably be writing a sequel if A Woman's Nature does well.
What are you working on next?
I have a book that is a contemporary lesbian romance set in the area that I live in, western Tennessee. I will be publishing that book soon, on Smashwords, of course.
Published 2014-08-31.
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Books by This Author

A Nightmare From Her Past
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,790. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Sequel to "A Dream In Her Arms." Rhae Macleod and her partner Lilly are planning to spend the rest of their lives together. Sometimes, the best laid plans are interrupted. Rhae has elements from her past that rear their ugly heads and the specter of her former lover will not leave her in peace. Her only anchor in the storm is Lilly and Rhae is determined to keep her, no matter the cost.
A Dream In Her Arms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130,330. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00)
Rhae MacLeod believes she's in love, has always been in love...with a ghost. But is the ghost real? Jacy, her partner of more than nine years, dies in a car accident and Rhae finds recovery difficult. In the fog of her pain and grief, she tries to take her own life. Lilly Taylor is on call and meets Rhae at the hospital. Together, can they find the love they have always wanted?
A Woman's Nature
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00)
Jesse LaCorte is returning home from a trail drive and stumbles onto the assault of a young woman. The next ten minutes will change Jesse's life forever. Knowing she can't be left in the forest alone, Jesse takes Kate to Redwing Valley, knowing nothing about the mysterious girl but her name. Within the next week, Jesse falls in love with Kate. Can they overcome their secrets to find true love?