Amanda Lamb is a professional juggler who hasn't slept in years. She juggles a busy multi-platform career, and is also the mother of two precocious young women.
By day, she is a television journalist assigned to the crime beat at an award-winning NBC affiliate, WRAL-TV, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also the author of ten published books. She just released her first work of fiction, a murder mystery/psychological thriller that is the first in an upcoming series. It is called Dead Last.
Amanda is also a veteran public speaker who is available to entertain and inform audiences on topics including writing, crime reporting, parenting, caregiving and a variety of women's issues. She recently started her own communications consulting company which specializes in helping people perfect their presentations from the boardroom to the ballroom. Check out her "Stage Might" Facebook page.
In her thirty years as a television reporter, Amanda has developed a reputation as the go-to reporter for networks seeking credible feedback and interviews on murder cases garnering national attention in the Southeast. She has penned three books about murder cases she covered for WRAL, Love Lies, Evil Next Door , Deadly Dose. Her books have been the subject of dozens of national crime magazine programs including 48 Hours, Forensic Files and Discovery Investigates.
Amanda has also written three touching, humorous memoirs about parenting including I Love You to God and Back, Girls Gone Child, and Smotherhood. "I Love You to God and Back" is also available in a children's version. Her collections of funny, self-deprecating, tender essays take the reader on an insightful journey into the complexities of raising children in the twenty-first century. She also writes a blog about parenting every Monday called "Go Ask Mom" on WRAL.com.
Her memoir, The Living Room, documents the eighty days she spent caring for her mother who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012. The book is a moving, inspirational tribute about the transforming power of caregiving and how we can all learn more about how to live from facing death.
A native of Philadelphia, Amanda now makes her home in North Carolina with her husband and daughters. She graduated with degrees in English and psychology from Duke University and obtained her masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University.