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Angela Lam

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Angela Lam, formerly Angela Lam Turpin, is the author of the four contemporary romance novels: Friends First, The Divorce Planner, Legs, and Out of Balance; a paranormal romance novel, Blood Moon Rising; a short story collection, The Human Act and Other Stories; and a memoir, Red Eggs and Good Luck.

Advance Praise for FRIENDS FIRST:

"Anyone who understands the difficulties of weight loss, the sweetness of sharing the struggle and the power of friendship will want to gobble up Angela Lam's heartfelt Friends First."
-Mary K. Tilgham, author of Divided Loyalties

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“Angela Lam excels at placing people in an immediate
social world, showing both their insecurity and their
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Red Eggs and Good Luck

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Friends First

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Legs

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Blood Moon Rising

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Out of Balance

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Sex and Four Sisters

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I Remember

The curse of memoir is you are constricted by the facts.





The blessing of memoir is how you present those facts.





I am writing a memoir about a woman’s midlife crisis at the request of so many readers and writers. But the story is not coming along the way it needs to—with a narrative arc, a takeaway for readers, and a uniting theme.





Even though I know how to write—seven published books and countless ot

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Excerpt from The Human Act and Other Stories (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: From a collection of 14 stories on love, loss, grief, and healing through a variety of characters, including a dog.
Excerpt from Out of Balance (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 09, 2011 01:38PM
Description: When Beverly Mael is promoted from receptionist to executive assistant, everyone expects her to fail, including her jealous, unemployed husband and her know-it-all best friend. In a world of creative accounting and underground cyber societies, anything can happen. But how far will Beverly go to prove her worth?
Excerpt from LEGS (Literature & Fiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: Trina Kay’s world changes forever—when her legs show up on a billboard advertising the real estate business she shares with her boyfriend, Tom.
Blood Moon Rising (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 07, 2009 01:19PM
Description: A vampire must save her dhampir son from dying by finding the blood of his human father before the next full moon.
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Harlequin Books Hello, it is nice to meet you. :)


message 14: by Maria

Maria Thanks so much for your vote, and your comment, Angela!!
Best wishes,
Maria x


message 13: by Mandy

Mandy Hey! Thanks for the request! :-) So glad you enjoyed the article... good luck with your work!


message 12: by Angela

Angela It is inspired by all of the stories I've heard and the experiences I've gathered over the years in the real estate industry. That's why it's fiction! No one would believe the true stories I could tell! I'm sure you can relate to that.





message 11: by Nancy (last edited May 20, 2009 10:02AM)

Nancy Jarvis Hi Angela,
I tagged "Legs" on Amazon and added it to my to read list. I sounds like great fun...not too autobiographical I hope?


Jessie Terwilliger Thank you so much for your interest in Bombshell! I'm stoked to see that you're doing a signing for your novel and I SO wish I could come. I hope you do well though!

Keep in touch and let me know if you do any other signings out toward my way (somewhere around Palm Springs-ish.)




Angela Hi Ilyn,

I'm doing well. Thank you for the good wishes for Legs. I am hoping my second novel will do better ;-)

Thank you for the invite to the other groups.

Your friend,

Angela


message 8: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Angela,

How are you? Thank you for accepting my friend-request. Good fortune on Legs. I wish you a Healthy, Happy, & Prosperous 2009.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, and Reason Reigns. Have a marvelous 2009. Warmest regards.


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, sending warmth and love your way!


message 4: by Kate

Kate Thanks for connecting as readerly friends. I'd like to invite you to read the first chapter of my new novel:

http://forthemayqueen.blogspot.com/

Sincerely,
Kate


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Angela, I loved your piece! I voted on it. The title itself will bring the book much deserved attention. I'm gonna check it out, please send reminders to us on Goodreads when it's out okay? Best Wishes!


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Have a great weekend! I look forward to being your friend on Goodreads. I just put up a sample of my thriller, Melody on my page. Check it out and vote. I'd love your opinion! Best Wishes!


Abbeville Press Hi Angela, and thanks for the add.

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our online media.


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