A friend’s bright little boy, wise beyond his years, always called his happiest days, cheese days. To him those days were times when everything turned out the way he wanted—he had all the toys or books he wanted, played with many friends—when  he could smile and smile and smile.

What can I say: the kid loved cheese and would have eaten it all the time if his parents had let him.

Well, yesterday was that kind of day for me and my love, J. J. Lamb.

We were having a book event at Book Passage in Corte Madera for our latest  book, THE KILLING VOTE.

And yes, it was an exciting thing, but I was worried that no one would come to hear us—especially during  this season when we are all too busy for events like this.

On a scale of 1 to 10, our big moment was maybe a minus 2 for other people.

When we sent out notices of the upcoming launch, response after response told of seasonal family visits and other things that were far more important than anything we were offering. And although it was disappointing, it was really understandable.

As the day grew closer and closer for our Book Passage event, all I could see was J.J. and I talking to an empty room. Well, I knew some dear friends would come. But they’d heard about the book ad nauseum.

But yesterday, the day of the event, was amazing!

People we hadn’t seen in years came and other new, wonderful people gave up their time to hear two writers try to tell what they consider to be an important story.

We love every one of those people for giving us a huge CHEESE DAY!

Lest you think our heads have swelled—here  is a description of the event by one in the audience:

The audience at Book Passage decided, unanimously, not to make any noise and allow the authors to nap in peace.  They held their questions until the authors were awake 45 minutes later. They all read the books they had purchased during the nap and as a result, came up with some interesting questions. The cookies were excellent.  Book Passage has decided to build in nap time for future events when the participants are older than 65.  Audience members of all ages will be invited to nap along with the special guests should they choose to do so. Meditating during presentations is also permitted. Contemplation may be allowed if navels remain covered;-)

Charlie Lucke,
Reporter for the Silent Sentinel

This reporter is obviously not on our payroll.


                                  Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

 Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett
Writer & Teacher

“The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black
Amie Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring
Writer & editor














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