Book Club Queen Feature Author
We have the distinct pleasure to announce that seasoned author, Cathy Lamb, has teamed up with Book Club Queen in a special Author Feature series!
Cathy's work is just so perfect for any book club, that we've decided to bring you an entire section devoted just to this awesome writer. We are
pleased as punch that Cathy has agreed and know you will fall in love with her books, if you haven't already!
A little bit about Cathy
Cathy wasn't always a writer. In fact, she taught fourth grade for some time before she decided to call it quits in favor of raising her three children.
She spent years writing articles for The Oregonian about homes, home decor, style and fashion, people and events, and she loved every minute of it. When she
wasn't taking care of her three kids or writing articles, she was writing her books, late at night, when the moon shone down, and the stars twinkled.
Now she is the proud author of five books -- The First Day of the Rest of My Life, Such a Pretty Face, Henry's Sisters, The Last Time I was Me, and
Julia's Chocolates. She has also published novellas in Holiday Magic, Almost Home, and Comfort & Joy with contemporary authors
such as Fern Michaels and Debbie MacComber.
A little bit about the Books
Taken directly from Cathy Lamb's website
The First Day of the Rest of My Life
It's about a beauty parlor on Cape Cod, pink, gunshots, a lavender farm in Oregon, sisters, emotional weather, an Irish fisherman father, a grandfather's
terrible secret, a battered and scratched violin that tells a story all on its own, the Land of the Swans, a mother with a yellow ribbon in her hair, lies,
everlasting love, and starting over.
Such a Pretty Face
From Publisher's Weekly
Stevie Barrett has lost 170 pounds since she had a heart attack at age 32, but she still struggles with the same old dysfunctions: horrifying memories of
her insane mother drowning her sister, the toxic uncle who raised her, and deep insecurities that see her sabotaging herself at every turn. Adjusting to her
new body, Stevie struggles to carve a self-image as she helps her cousins plan their parents' 40th anniversary party and battles a moral dilemma at the law
firm where she works as a legal assistant.
This is a story about a family that's fallen apart and ends up being put back together again. It's about a Queen Anne house, a bakery, a motorcycle, a mid-life
crisis Corvette, flowery smelling pink letters, an amusing divorce, burning bras, a crime writer, love, a kid who studies different religions each week,
fear, giant cupcakes, a lost father, and a disastrous childhood partially spent living in a car.
The Last Time I Was Me
After publicly hitting a crisis point in her life, Jeanne head to Oregon. It is there that she enters a court-ordered Anger Management program, runs naked
along a river, falls in love, buries a body, learns more than she ever wanted to about germs, re-builds a house, eats piles of pancakes for the first time
in years, covers herself in peanut butter, flies like a bird, runs a gubernatorial campaign, reaches out to those in desperate need of help, and endures a
After escaping an abusive fiance at the last second, Julia heads to Oregon and her Aunt Lydia, the woman who offered her the only peace she had during a
tumultuous, difficult childhood. With giant ceramic pigs in her front yard who are all named after men she doesn't like, toilets filled with flowers, and
a bridge on the lawn painted like a rainbow, Aunt Lydia welcomes Julia with open arms.
Aren't you excited to get reading along with us?!
A little bit about what YOU can expect
The Queenies at BCQ will read and review all five of Cathy's novels -- and you can bet we are super excited to begin! So much so that, in fact, some of us
are arguing over who gets to read what ;)
Here's the schedule --
November -- The First Day of the Rest of My Life
December -- Such a Pretty Face
January -- Henry's Sisters
February -- The Last Time I Was Me
March -- Julia's Chocolates
Each month we will present you with a book review and an exclusive interview (in the order above). Cathy will also write a newsletter piece for our newsletter,
Book Clubbers, to come out in early 2012. The piece will cover Cathy's advice for successful authorship.
Our invitation to you -- read Cathy's books along with us! Below is a place for you to enter comments, thoughts, ideas, etc about Cathy's work. And if we're really
lucky, we might be able to grab Cathy from her busy schedule every now-and-then to participate with you!
Comments about Cathy's Books
Have you been reading along with us? Would you like to share your thoughts about any of Cathy's titles?
Please leave your comment below. Be sure you are specific so that other readers are able to respond (and maybe even Cathy herself!).
Please allow 48 hours for comments to become active.
Return from Cathy Lamb to Home