About Troy Lambert

Author, Freelance Writer, Editor

My Story

I have wanted to be a writer since I was very young. At age six, I penned the yet unpublished George and the Giant Castle. But alas, as I got older, most people told me I would never make money as a writer. And I believed them. 

It took me many years, an extensive collection of hairnets and name tags, and even a few careers along the way to discover that other than writing, I was pretty much unemployable. So I decided to figure out how to make it work. 

That’s the inspiration for Writing as a Business: Production, Distribution, and Marketing. I guarantee there are writers out there who are not as good as you are at craft, but are making a living because they know the business better. 

If you, like me, find yourself otherwise not much use in the workplace, join me. Don’t just read the book though. Contact me to speak at your writer’s group or event, or even to hold a workshop. I want to see other writers succeed without all the pain I went through. 

E-mail [email protected] for more information.


Best Sellers


Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can't dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner's only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out.

But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He's still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife.

Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife's disappearance? Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the very end.

Stray Ally

A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke, not exactly one of the good guys, into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky in this canine military thriller. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined.

A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer.

With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.

A Story Must be Told

In the number one Wall Street Journal bestseller, Gary Keller has identified that behind every successful person is their ONE Thing. No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. The ONE Thing is about getting extraordinary results in every situation.



Troy is a bestselling author but also an accomplished freelancer. He has written over a  dozen books and appeared in blogs and magazines around the world. Find his books everywhere!

Published Books

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Best Sellers



“Once again Troy Lambert nails it with Harvested, yet another installment in his bestselling, Max Boucher PI series. How can you not love a pulse-pounding mystery about missing dogs and a PI who is convinced his missing wife is still out there waiting to be found? Lambert writes with the authority of a pro. Sharp, nail-biting prose that will keep you savoring each and every page. A great beach read from a great veteran writer.”

-Vincent Zandri, New York Times Thriller Award winning author of The Embalmer, The Remains, and The Caretaker’s Wife.

Upcoming Events

April 23

Barbarian Brewing - 6p-10p

This will be a discussion led by me for Idaho Writers Guild conference participants to talk about marketing and advertising, and learn from each other. I hope to see you there!

June 12-13

DFW Con in Dallas, Texas

I'll be in the Dallas area at a writers' conference there, the largest in Texas. You can come meet my daughter as well. We will be taking classes, talking to writers, and having an all around good time. 

October 13-17

Bouchercon, Sacramento, California

Join Stuart Gustafson, co-author of the Capital City Murders series, and I at the world mystery convention. We'll be visiting bookstores, selling books, and talking to authors from around the world. 

We'll fit right in, because this year's theme is "Murder is a Capitol Crime" and in our current series, it is!


October 24

NaNo Prep, Collister Library, Boise, Idaho

Are you getting ready for NaNo this year? Well, here will be a quck course on the things you can do to ensure your NaNoWriMo will be a success in stead of a mess this year. Join me for my favorite tips and tricks.

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