It is FOR and ABOUT authors. Here we shine the light on authors who we’ve read, reviewed and recommend to others. In this edition we are shining our light on another gifted author...
Rae Lamar is the self-published author of four original works of fiction. Though she’s been writing most of her life, actually becoming a novelist had always been somewhat of a pipe dream for Rae. A self-described “functional writer,” she graduated college and landed her first job as a contract editor, ultimately settling into a comfortable existence as a corporate training professional. Life was good, but that creative writing bug never quite let her go.
It would take another few years before Rae would truly pursue her creative side. Taking a chance on the talent everyone swore she had, Rae decided to enroll in a writing workshop, hoping to “find her voice.” Not only did she find it, but she also made up her mind to finish what she’d started…and five years later, Unlike Me was born.
Today, Rae Lamar is smiling and writing as often as she can. She currently resides in suburban Atlanta with her husband, maintaining her daily 9-to-5 grind as a consultant while hard at work on her next project scheduled for release in 2013. On a perfect day, she can be found on the top floor of a swanky beach resort with her husband, sitting on the balcony of an ocean-front suite with a book in her hands and food at her fingertips.
GETTING TO KNOW RAE…
How do you spend your free time? Reading, catching up on my shows…but mostly sleeping. Ten hours is nothing for me if I have the time and opportunity…I sleep like the dead!
What is one thing every woman should have in her purse? Cash.
What cartoon character best describes you? Good one! Jeanette Miller of The Chipettes is the first character that comes to mind right now…yeah, that works.
What is one movie or book you did not like that everyone seemed to love? Twilight…“hated it!” (in my Blaine/Antoine voice. lol)
Are you a morning or night person? Night. Mornings are evil.
What is the last thing you do every night before going to bed? Take a sip of juice. Preferably cranberry-apple, grape or orange. I keep it stocked in the mini-fridge in the corner of my bedroom.
What is your favorite thing about winter? Boots!
Receipts – keep them or throw them away? Keep them. I’m the Queen of Returns & Exchanges.
If you had your own TV network what would you put on it? An equal measure of dramas, comedies and satirical news with a dash of NFL and a sprinkle of ratchet-reality.
If I could go back and talk to the 18-year-old me, I’d tell myself: Last year’s winning numbers for that $600M+ Mega Millions jackpot in March and the $500M+ Powerball jackpot in November… then, I’d tell myself to learn at least seven languages, to stop worrying about what others think because people are overrated and to keep my eyes open because soul mates are real.
PRAISE FOR UNLIKE ME
“UNLIKE ME is a page-turner! I was immersed in the lives of the characters and the plot. The chemistry between Sabrena and Rowe was undeniable.” - RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers
PRAISE FOR 22
“22 by Rae Lamar is a priceless treasure and page turner. Books like these make you forget the hustle, bustle, and worry of everyday life.” - UBAWA Bestsellers
PRAISE FOR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
“Realistic storylines? For sure. Realistic ending? Most definitely but remember – the author is keeping it real. The author will have the reader relating to one of these characters and questioning the choices that they have made in their own lives.” - Driven Divas’ Book Club
PRAISE FOR OPEN
“OPEN is fantastic. Rae Lamar took her second novel in a totally different direction and revealed a different side of herself as well as her writing style. I definitely recommend this book. Continue to look for more great works by Rae Lamar.” – Romance In Color
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