R.M. Lagman


R.M. Lagman is a single father of three living in Woodland Hills, California. He has written several feature film screenplays. One, Training Wheels, was produced and released as an independent film, which was selected for competition in several film festivals. Beautiful Lies is the author's first novel, which sprung from a very difficult series of events. The book was written over a three month period, while Lagman was awaiting major heart surgery. It is safe to say that he really put his heart and soul into this novel. He survived the surgery and is now working on his second novel.

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Describe your desk
My desk is a mess made up of good intention and poor attention. Every so often, I go through every piece of paper on it and I can actually see large sections of my desktop. Once I even found my stapler. Such results bring about a euphoria which begs the question why I don't just keep a neat desk. If I sell enough books, maybe I can hire someone to stand over me with a bat and force me to be better organized.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very small town in Southwest Wisconsin. I couldn't imagine a better place to have grown up. People there are kind, considerate and loyal. Many of my friends lived on family farms. My brothers and I would spend hours doing their chores, which we thought were fun. They were fun, compared to doing dishes, which was out most hated chore. In a family of eight, there were a lot of dishes. We learned a solid work ethic working summers in the corn fields and after school at the local meat packing plant. My home town was rich with a sense of whimsy, curiosity and wit. I think those characteristics influence me daily in everything I do and in my writing. Some of those experiences have literally found there way into Beautiful Lies. I think you'll recognize them when you read them.
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Beautiful Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,140. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A dark journey to a bright place. The tight confines of an elevator stalled 33 floors high, brings out the very worst and very best in these six ordinary people. Everybody has a story. Some are rich, compelling, even inspiring. Others will send a shiver down your spine. Betrayal, murder, suicide and rape will be revealed. Villains will surface to destroy lives and heroes will rise from the ashes.

R.M. Lagman's tag cloud

dark    heroine    psychological    redemption    thriller    twisted