From the Booking Desk:
I first met Clair Lamb through her work with one of my all-time favorite authors, John Connolly. Eventually, when she relocated to the Washington DC area, Clair and I began to run into each other at various book-related events in and around our vicinity. Clair is a wonderful resource for authors and fans wanting advice on various topics connected with publishing and beyond. Let’s see how she answers the Composite Sketch questions.
Name: Clair Lamb
Location: Pentagon City, Virginia (it really is its own place)
This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:
My family is full of people who inspire me, but I’ll preserve the peace by picking a non-family member: my friend Jennifer Lechner, whose day job is being the Executive Director of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission. She’s smart, she’s kind, she’s a great mom, she works insanely hard, and she might be the funniest person I know. She also takes no !@#$ from anyone. Everybody should be lucky enough to know her.
One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:
I’m glad you said “one,” because again, I feel bad about how many people I’m leaving out. But I’m choosing Sarah Weinman, whose blog (Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind) was my introduction to the online crime fiction community. I had a great start with the Mystery Bookstore in Los Angeles, but I was never part of the rec.arts.mystery group, and Sarah’s blog was my door to the global community. Sarah’s incredibly generous about sharing her encyclopedic knowledge, and I’ve been glad to watch her move from one success to another.
STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:
Oh, man. Can I say Lord Peter Wimsey? I never got over him. If I couldn’t have him, at least Harriet Vane was worthy.
People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):
I can’t imagine that anybody spends much time thinking about my fandom. But I really do love the Teletubbies.
My personal catch phase is (or should be): You never know.
Oh, I so agree about Peter Wimsey! I used to dream about him….
And thank you so much for all you do, Ellen…You are amazing!
Thanks for stopping by, Hank.
Having finally had a chance to geek out with Clair last night (THE SLICKEE BOYS!!), I totally love this! Thank you!
Yay! Lovely to meet you at Bouchercon, Clea.