Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb is a veteran television crime reporter with three decades of experience. She works for an award-winning NBC affiliate in the southeast. She also appears on a regular basis on national news magazine programs and networks which feature crime stories. She has recently taken on a new role as the host and producer of a true-crime podcast called Follow the Truth which features an in-depth investigation into high-profile cases.

While Amanda has written and published nine nonfiction books. Dead Last was her fiction debut and is the first of the Maddie Arnette Novels followed by Lies That Bind. No Wake Zone is the third novel in the Maddie Arnette mystery series which continues a crime reporter’s journey to find truth and justice not only in the cases she covers, but also in her own complicated personal backstory.

The Maddie Arnette novels were born out of Amanda’s many years of experience covering the crime beat. Amanda is also the author of three true-crime books based on murder cases she covered for WRAL, including Deadly DoseEvil Next Door, and Love Lies. She has published four memoirs, one about caregiving and three about parenting, including The Living RoomI Love You to God and BackGirls Gone Child, and Smotherhood. Amanda has penned two children’s books, including a storybook version of I Love You to God and Back and We Are Not the Same.

In 2019, Amanda started Stage Might Communications, a consulting company designed to coach people who are making presentations from the boardroom to the ballroom. She also writes a weekly blog on WRAL’s website called “Go Ask Mom.” To learn more about Amanda and her work, visit You can also find her on Facebook under @wralAmandaLamb or under @stagemight and on Twitter @alamb and Instagram @wral_amanda_lamb.

Amanda is originally from the Philadelphia area and holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She is the married mother of two precocious young women and one enthusiastic poodle.

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Praise for the Maddie Arnette Novels:

“Maddie is likable and believable…  this debut shows enough promise to encourage readers to follow along if it turns into a series.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Dead Last will captivate you from the start” –Liza Weidle, FRS Communications

“Dead Last entertains. The basic dilemma proves original and intriguing.” –Ben Steelman, Star News Online

“a believable, rounded cast of supporting characters” –Ben Steelman, Star News Online