42 thoughts on “Five Photos … with Lizzie Lamb

  1. Fabulous, Sharon!!! This just sums Lizzie up. (I LOVE that story of her testing the patience of the Salvation Army.) Her work ethic is amazing (a deputy-head-teacher thing?) but she’s always there to lend a helping hand to anyone else. Love her books. Love her to bits!

    1. Thank you, June. You’re right, Lizzie’s personality shines through these pictures and her stories behind them, doesn’t it? Yep, she was the first author I ever approached and she took the time to reply to me and answer my questions. I will never forget that. I love her books, too, and though I’ve only met her in person once, I consider her a real friend. Looking forward to your photos soon! xx

    2. June, when I thought of becoming a writer, I little realised the friendships that would be forged as a result. I’m sure I’ve tested your patience (and friendship) more than the hapless members of the Sally Army who came to our street. You’ve been supportive of me since the day we met at the RNA Meeting in the New Cavendish Club all those years ago. Love you to bits, too.

  2. As expected, your story is so much fun and insightful. What a great story, Lizzie! Your determination to follow your writing dream is an inspiration. The New Romantics Press is a great innovation with lovely people- interesting observations on how self-publishing has become more competitive.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Jessie. Lizzie is very inspiring. The New Romantics Press is made up of four very talented and very lovely ladies. It’s a pleasure to know them, and it’s great to watch their stars rise and rise. We can learn a lot from their success. x

    2. As you say, Jessie, self publishing has become more competitive and its harder to stand out from the crown. That’s why I appreciate the efforts of lovely writers/blogger like you and Sharon to spread the word. Always reciprocated, of course.

  3. Fabulous blog post Sharon. Our Lizzie to a T. Her work ethic and single-minded focus is an inspiration. And we (June, Adrienne and I) , I believe, would never have had the courage to take the indie path to publication without her driving us on. Should add before I sign off, her Rom-Coms are pure entertainment, a great read.

    1. Yes, I love her books, too, Mags. You’re a very talented bunch! Thank you so much for stopping by. Maybe one day you’d like to share your five photos with us? x

      1. When I get my mojo back in full, Sharon, and my 3rd novel (already 40,000+ w) completed, I should be delighted to share 5 photos with you.

    2. Thanks Mags. I’m sure I wouldn’t have got so far without the help of you, Adrienne and June. Writing is a lonely business and it helps to know that New Romantics Press is there to act as sounding board, friends and great supporters. Looking forward to your next one in the fullness of time.

      1. Have at last got back into the groove, Lizzie. Will tell all when I see you on Friday. x

  4. I am lucky enough to know Lizzie in real life, and blessed to be able to call her my friend. Yo’re right, Sharon. She is amazing and a great supporter. I met her through social media and the rest, as they say, is history! I knew part of the stories behind the photos, and it was lovely to know more of her anecdotes. She could only be a writer of fiction LOL
    So thank you Sharon and thank you Lizzie for this fantastic blog post.
    Love from Isa aka The Diva LOL xxx

    1. Maybe you would like to share your five photos, Isabella? You’re pretty well known among writers, and you are, after all, a diva! You’d be welcome xx

      1. Well yes, I am known as a TOP stalker LOL
        I don’t know about the five photos, Sharon! But I promise I’ll give it a thought. Thank you for thinking about me xx

    2. I’ve been very lucky to meet fabulous people like you and Sharon through the pages of Facebook. And I’m sure that the three of us will meet up in Yorkshire in the not too distant future. You were a brilliant help to me when I was writing Scotch on the Rocks and your namesake Isabella Tartaruga, the Diva from Dumbarton, was born. In turn you are a great supporter: reading, reviewing, commenting on blogs etc. Thank you Isa.

      1. My absolute pleasure my dear friend.
        As to Yorkshire, my trip has only been postponed BUT I will make it there, eventually! It’s a long overdue trip down memory lane, and the chance to meet with new friends, too! xx

  5. I read this post and viewed Lizzie’s photos with the biggest smile on my face. I love the stories that accompany each pic. Lizzie is such an inspiration to me, a fabulous writer and a wonderful friend. This is a great feature, Sharon. xxx

    1. Sharon,Jan would be a brilliant person to appear on your blog. She is a great source of many funny stories. Just as well our phone conversations aren’t tapped or we would be in serious trouble. Again, I met Jan through the pages of Facebook and she has become a great friend, suporter and fellow author. Can’t say better than that.

  6. Loved these photos, Lizzie! I love how they show your writing career progressing. And how amazing to meet Jilly Cooper!!
    Great idea for a blog series, Sharon. Looking forward to more in the series! <3

    1. Thanks for joining in the fun, Helena. It was such an easy blog post to write – I mean, what writer doesn’t like talking about themselves and their influences? (Or is that just me). Meeting Jilly Cooper was such a buzz for me and I’ll treasure those photos forever. My new book is coming out this summer and I have lots more stories to tell. Thank you.

  7. I also met Lizzie through the RNA, although I am neither indie published nor a romance writer, but nevertheless, she is inspiring and I envy her Bongo Man and the Camper Van. Her marketing skills are second to none. Lovely post.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Lesley. I’m very lucky to have a camper van and a built-in chauffeur and all round good egg in Bongo Man. He’s very long-suffering but puts up with all my shenanigans with much eye-rolling and good humour. Sometimes I wish I had a publishing company at my back, but I’ve got such a driven personality I’d probably be a nightmare to work with. LOL. Good luck with your writing, too. I must give a presentation one day on how I market my books through social media etc.

  8. Lizzie’s writing journey must be an inspiration to new authors. Her will to succeed shines through in her photos and her joy in writing through her stories. I’m so looking forward to her next book which I believe is not too far away.

    1. I bet you’re so glad that you aren’t a writer, Joan. LOL. You’re better than a writer – you’re a reader and a great supporter of us all. You’ve been a great supporter of me since I started writing Tall, Dark and Kilted. I hope you like the next one when you read it this summer.

  9. Hilarious Sharon … those poor uncles! Lovely insight into a great writer and a wonderful friend. (Dave’s a saint, and theirs is a true love story … it’s just great to be around them). New book about to be delivered very soon, and I for one, cannot wait! Go, go Lizzie Lamb – is that your real name? X

    1. Actually Adrienne, my real name is Ermentrude Evangelina Smith. But don’t tell anyone. I’m very lucky in my friends and husband and I wouldn’t have got this far without you all. I rather suspect that Dave should be canonised for all her has to put up with. New book coming soon …

  10. What a fab set of photos and such a wonderful picture you paint of your life as you describe the memories associated with each. Congratulations on everything you’ve achieved so far and everything I know you’ll achieve in the future
    Jessica x

  11. Thank you Jessica, so kind of you to pop along and leave a comment. I am focused on publishing my new book at the moment – hard work 😓 but exciting, too.

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