Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb is a veteran television crime reporter, author, and blogger for an award-winning NBC affiliate in the southeast. She has published ten books in dramatically different genres from true crimes to touching and humorous memoirs to children's books. From murder cases to motherhood, Amanda examines life through the lens of a curious journalist who is constantly observing and documenting everything in her path. She is excited to announce her first work of fiction, "Dead Last," was just published May 12, 2020 by Torchflame Books. As a journalist, she can only report about ten percent of what she knows, but her novel peels back the veil and gives readers an intimate peek into the world of television news through the eyes of a crime beat reporter with a mysterious backstory of her own. While the people and stories in the book are fictional, they are based on loosely on many real-life scenarios Amanda has encountered in her three decades in the trenches. Amanda's three true crime books include "Love Lies," the saga of a young mother who disappeared after her husband said she went jogging and never returned home. In a desperate search for the truth, her friends and family circle the wagons demanding answers-answers that ultimately expose a grim tragedy in the small, idyllic southern town. "Evil Next Door" features the story of a brutal rape and murder case Amanda covered as a news reporter. The victim, a young woman who was just beginning to live into her potential, was stalked and killed by a suspected serial killer who left copious amount of DNA in his path, but little else for investigators to go on. They play a dangerous of game of cat and mouse with the killer trying to lure him into their trap. "Deadly Dose" is a true crime story about a young popular promising scientist who was poisoned by someone in his inner circle. A dogged, old-school investigator refuses to give up in his relentless pursuit of the truth, a truth far more gruesome than anyone imagined. Her memoirs include "The Living Room" which chronicles her 80-day journey caring for her mother who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. In the midst of tragedy, Amanda learns how to live from her dying mother. The darkness is tinged with light as her mother's departure becomes a celebration of a life and an inspiration to those around her. Amanda's parenting memoirs include "I Love You to God and Back" which chronicles her young daughter's prayers giving the reader a glimpse into the way adults see the world through a child's eyes. There is also a companion child's book of the same title. "Girls Gone Child" chronicles Amanda's daughters' sometimes outrageous journey out of babyhood into childhood with their mother as their imperfect but always loving tour guide. Her first book, "Smotherhood: Wickedly Funny Confessions from the Early Years" is a collection of irreverent, humorous anecdotes about being a working mother in the twenty-first century. This book received critical acclaim that landed her an appearance on The Today Show. She recently wrote a children's book for a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities called the Tammy Lynn Center. "We Are Not the Same and That's Okay" teaches children about acceptance of all people. Amanda has written a parenting blog for nearly a decade for her station, WRAL. Readers have followed her family's journey from the baby years through the teen year. It appears every Monday and is called "Go Ask Mom." In her thirty years as a professional journalist, Amanda has developed a reputation as the go-to reporter for networks seeking credible feedback and interviews on high-profile murder cases. She makes regular appearances on crime magazine shows on networks such as Discovery Investigates, Biography A&E and Oxygen. For more information on Amanda and her work go to her website: You can also find her on Facebook (WRAL Amanda Lamb or @stagemight), Twitter (@alamb), or Instagram (wral_amanda_lamb).

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