May 13, 2023

Following are some published titles by the author.

They can be ordered via my website at

An Ordinary Girl Working Hard to Survive All Alone

 From era to era, the fears and dreams of children remain the same.... to be safe... to be loved... to have fun... and sometimes just to stay alive in a predatory environment.  In 1867, Gerta Scholler is an orphan in a new world. She becomes a reluctant wayfarer on a rumbling train journey from the East Coast to the nation's hinterland. There, after a horrific attack on her new family, Gerta again finds herself alone, this time in a primitive place where a snarling enemy stalks her.

Readers’ Favorite Review: The Beamy Courage of Gerta Scholler by Gillespie Lamb is a remarkable historical novel for middle-grade readers. It's about courage, learning to be true to yourself no matter what, and what it means to be a survivor. I can't even express how much I love this book and how much I admire Gerta. I didn't want her story to end. It's so painfully beautiful, tragic, and unforgettable. This is one of the few profound novels of hope and faith, challenges, and resilience that stole my heart and I hope that Lamb will write more of Gerta. This captivating piece of historical fiction is a must, not just for historical fiction fans, but also for everyone fond of stories about orphaned children.

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A Junkman with a Knack for Puzzling Out Mysteries

Tak Sweedner is young, a successful salvage yard operator, and a respected amateur sleuth. He also is buddies with childhood friend Roque Zamarripa, whom he admires extravagantly, and gal-pal Emma Townsend, with whom he seems to be falling in love between bouts of exasperation at her charming independence. All in all, life in small-town South Texas is good for Tak. He just wishes people would quit trying to kill him.

Readers’ Favorite Review: Filled with humor, suspense, mystery, and intrigue, The Junkyard Dick is an entertaining crime caper that sleuth story lovers will devour with relish. With grounded, salt-of-the-earth characters and a plot full of unexpected twists and turns, Gillespie Lamb keeps your eyes glued to the pages, making you wonder what's happening next. The narrative is a breeze to follow and flows without a single hitch. Each character brings something of their own to the story. Their distinct traits and personalities pop out of the pages, yet everyone feels realistic and relatable. I had a wonderful time reading this book and recommend it to fans of detective stories who love colorful and dynamic characters.

A Special Place in Aviation Lore (nonfiction)

McCook Field was aviation's Silicon Valley. Developed there in the 1920s were such fundamentals as backpack parachutes, pressurized cockpits, and turbo-supercharged engines.  Altitude records were set, crop-dusting first tried.  Pilot-historian Jerry Koszyk has captured it all after years of research and interviews. (Your author helped Jerry present his fascinating story.)

HMGS Historical Book Review: McCook Field sat outside Dayton, Ohio, and from post-WWI to the mid-1920s was the center for U.S. military aviation design, development, construction, and testing. Over the course of 21 interviews, mostly done in the 1960s and 1970s, you'll learn about the little bits of progress made by these and other aviation pioneers. From the evolution of instruments showing banking and rate of altitude loss or gain to pressurized cabins to record-breaking flights and abject failures, the march of aviation progress in the early days ran through McCook.