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Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 Summer Author Blitz Giveaway

It is my pleasure to introduce...
H.A. Lamb, author of "Behind The Lace

Meet H.A. Lamb
Tell us a little bit about how came to life. What inspired the story?
One morning after getting home from a long night of work, my then 4 year old twin girls asked to watch a movie, a cartoon version of Cinderella. Through the beginning part my daughter goes 'Mom, that girl is just plain rude.' I said 'I know the stepmother is pretty mean...' She puts her hands on her hips and says 'no, not that one, the Cinderella girl. Her mom does everything for her and all she does is complain. I think she lied about her story.' To which I said 'you are right, I don't think I have ever met a teenage girl who is happy to get up at the crack of dawn just to do manual labor.' And it took off like a rocket. I wanted a book that humanize these beloved characters and had them go through similar hardships that I had. Plus I wanted to make these women stronger, no longer doormats as depicted in our folklore culture.
Who is your favorite character and what makes them so memorable to you?
Olya- she embodies basically the 'fairy godmother' role but I tried to make her have traits and qualities that I have admired in other women in my life.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what made you decide to write?
I am a mother of three very active girls, between running to gymnastics/ballet, getting their homework done and dinner shoveled down their throats, I barely have time to breathe. I never actually believed I could be an author, but my husband gently (I use that word loosely) shoved me into it. In high school and such I had difficulty with English, the only class in which I did. So imagine my surprise in being published. However I am still a geek, I graduated with my college degree before finishing high school.
Any advice for aspiring authors?
Never give up. To quote one of my kids teachers, Mrs.Visconti, 'Everyone is an author, they just need to have the courage to reach out and find it.'
Thank you so much for doing this. I really do appreciate this opportunity! And I hope to have another book or two out in the next year! Oh and I hope to one day have a yellow minion of my own!
You can follow H.A. Lamb on Facebook or Wordpress.
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Behind the Lace
From Tate publishing, released June 12, 2012
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Before Cinderella meets the prince, before she loses her glass slipper, before the happily ever after, there was the stepmother.
Thrown into a forced marriage, she is haunted by her past, by her love for another man, and by her inability to hope for her own happily ever after. So much happened before the ball. So much happened Behind the Lace.
"You killed him!" Ella screeched. "You killed him! If you had only loved him enough, he wouldn't have died."
"Ella, please sit down in front of the fire, now."
"What are those called? The black, yucky aftermath of the fire?"
"Cinders?' I said calmly. 'I am sorry, Ella, about-"
"No!" She yelled, interrupting me again. "You will never, ever call me that again!" Tears streamed down her face. "You are the reason that my mother and father are dead! You are a curse to everyone who knows you! You are evil! It shows on your face!" Her breath was shaking then. "You will call me Cinders, because that is all that is left of me, since you have destroyed it all."


Allison Cassatta said...

Good luck!

pat nelson said...

Oh!! This really sounds like a great book! =}

pat nelson said...

Oops! npat78@yahoo.com

Kerrin said...

Sounds like a good read :)

Kerrin said...

And my address - kerrinbrittain@bigpond.com

rojo13864 said...

I love the concept of this book! Bless your daughter for sparking your Muse into action! I want to read this !!!!

Blessings & Joy to you and your family~~~~

Maggie Tideswell said...

Who would have thought to tell the story from the wicked stepmother's point of view. I can't wait to read it.

Tiffany said...

This sounds great!!!! It sounds like I'll need a box of tissues handy though. :D

Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!


Sarah Lazowski said...

This book sounds fantastic!!!

Ryan Snyder said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. (:

Ryan Snyder said...

haha. oops. snyderyan16(at)gmail(dot)com

K Shaw said...


Beth I. said...

Bravo H.A. Lamb, this is such a fabulous book which seeks to deconstruct a fairytale classic and tell it in a bold new way!

A.L. Kessler said...

I'm going to have to put this on my TBR list! I love different views on Fairy Tale stories!

A.L. Kessler said...

I forgot to put my e-mail address amy.imagineink@gmail.com

Nancy Marsh said...

This looks like a great read!!! Thank you Allison!!

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