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Lizzie Lamb

Lizzie Lamb

Organiser and Writer at Rochford House Writers

Location
Leicester, United Kingdom
Industry
Writing and Editing
Current
  1. Rochford House Writers
Previous
  1. Mercenfeld Primary School,
  2. Leicestershire County Council
Education
  1. The Open University
Websites
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Rochford House Writers

Rochford House Writers

Manager

– Present

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Background

Summary

After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy headteacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided it was time to leave the chalk face and pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers Scheme, honed her craft and wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted. She’s had enormous fun researching men in kilts, falling in love with brooding hero Ruairi Urquhart, and rooting for heroine Fliss Bagshawe - and hopes you will, too. Born in Scotland, Lizzie has always wanted to write a romantic novel set in the Highlands and Islands and with Tall, Dark and Kilted she has done just that. She has a well developed sense of humour and hopes this comes across in her novel. Although much of her time is taken up publicising Tall, Dark and Kilted she published a second Rom Com, Boot Camp Bride November 2013.This novel is set in London and Norfolk. Lizzie hopes to publish a third novel SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS in 2015. Lizzie is a founding member of an indie publishing group: The New Romantics Press. Her fellow New Romantics are June Kearns, Mags Cullingford and Adrienne Vaughan. All four New Romantics e-published their novels in 2012 and have organised 'red carpet events' where they shared their experiences with readers and writers over drinks and nibbles in various venues. Follow The New Romantics Press on Twitter - @newromantics4 and on their blog www.newromantics4.com

Experience

Manager

Rochford House Writers
– Present (8 years 6 months)

I organise workshops for other romance writers and am coordinator of the Romantic Novelists' Association Leicester Chapter. I have about fifty writers on my books and we meet once a month to discuss industry news and members' successes. We also travel to London several times a year for networking and attend yearly conferences to promote our work. We are currently involved in learning more about e-publishing. Since 2012 I have written, published and sold over 5k copies of my two novels: Tall, Dark and Kilted and Boot Camp Bride. I am currently writing a third romantic comedy ready for publication in 2015

Organiser and writer

Rochford House Writers
– Present (8 years 6 months)Leicester

I have formed an indie publishing group with three writers: THE NEW ROMANTICS 4. Follow us on Twitter @newromantics4 and our blog www.newromantics4.com

Deputy Head Teacher

Mercenfeld Primary School
(16 years)

Permanent Unattached Staff

Leicestershire County Council
(4 years 1 month)

Organizations

Romantic Novelists' Association

member of New Writers' Scheme/ Chapter organiser
– Present

Publications

Tall Dark and Kilted(Link)

All amazon sites
November 2012

Fliss Bagshawe longs for a passport out of Pimlico where she works as a holistic therapist. After attending a party in Notting Hill she loses her job and with it her dream of one day being her own boss. When she’s offered the chance to take over a failing therapy centre, she grabs it with both hands. But there's a catch - the centre lies five hundred miles away - in Wester Ross, Scotland. Fliss’s romantic view of the highlands populated by hunky Men in Kilts is soon shattered when she has an upclose and very personal encounter with the Laird of Kinloch Mara, Ruairi Urquhart. He’s determined to pull the plug on the business, bring his eccentric family to heel and eject undesirables from his estate - starting with Fliss. Faced with the dole queue once more, Fliss resolves to make sexy, infuriating Ruairi revise his unflattering opinion of her, turn the therapy centre around and sort out the dysfunctional Urquhart family. Will Fliss tame the Monarch of the Glen and find the happiness she deserves?

Boot Camp Bride

The New Romantics 4
October 2013

Take an up-for-anything reporter. Add a world-weary photo-journalist. Put them together . . . light the blue touch paper and stand well back! Posing as a bride-to-be, Charlee Montague goes undercover at a boot camp for brides in order to photograph supermodel Anastasia Markova. At Charlee’s side and posing as her fiancé, is Rafael Ffinch award winning photographer and survivor of a kidnap attempt in Colombia. He’s in no mood to cut inexperienced Charlee any slack and has made it plain that once the investigation is over, their partnership - and fake engagement - will be terminated, too. Soon Charlee has more questions than answers. What's the real reason behind Ffinch's interest in the boot camp? How is it connected to his kidnap in Colombia? In setting out to uncover the truth, Charlee puts herself in danger ... As the investigation draws to a close, she wonders if she’ll be able to hand back the engagement ring and walk away from Rafa without a backward glance.

Projects

published works so far(Link)

Tall Dark and Kilted - kindle version and paperback available on all Amazon sites
Short Stories published in three anthologies: : Making a Mark (Leicester Writers' Club)
Telling Tales ( Writers for Welfare)
Nostalgic Recipes (Peatling Magna Press)
Leicestershire Magazine - articles about writing romance
Romance Matters (in house magazine of the Romantic Novelists' Association)

Prizes and Awards

January 2011 PR article Leicestershire Magazine - romantic novelists in Leicestershire
February 2009 - wrote winning jingle for LITTLE BLACK DRESS (Headline) and a year's supply of LBD novels
August 2008 - won competition to have 3,000 words of work in progress critiqued by Carole Matthews (rom com author)
Shortisted for New Talent Award at the 2013 Festival of Romance

Courses

Independent Coursework

  • Certificate of Education at Kesteven College of Education (Education and History)

Rochford House Writers

  • Romantic Novelists' Assocatiation Conferences (2006 - present day)

Rochford House Writers

  • De Montfort University (Cultural Exchanges) (2 day course) (Rom Com Actually)
  • Literary Agents Feedback Day with MBA agent Laura Longrigg (Leicester Writers' School)
  • Self Publication Conference (Leicester University)

Languages

  1. French

  2. Latin

Skills

  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Creative Writing
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Educating children
  • organising groups of...
  • Writers
  • Books
  • Publishing
  • Online Publishing
  • Published Author
  • Short Stories
  • Non-fiction
  • Ghostwriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Literature
  • Fiction
  • Proofreading
  • Novels
  • Freelance Writing
  • Publications
  • Fiction Writing
  • Poetry
  • Storytelling
  • Ebooks
  • Memoir
  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Writing
  • Book Reviews
  • Manuscript
  • Feature Articles
  • Literary Fiction
  • Rewriting
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Self-publishing
  • Content Writing
  • Web Content
  • Creative Writer
  • Content Development
  • Magazines
  • Editorial
  • Publicity
  • Journalism
  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Copywriting
  • Fact-checking
  • Content Strategy
  • Press Releases
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