FILE - In this May 30, 2013 file photo, author Wally Lamb speaks at Book Expo America in New York. A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation. Chandra Bozelko, of Orange, Conn., says in a state lawsuit filed last week of May 20, 2019, that she wrote an essay Lamb included in a compilation of writings by women inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Author Wally Lamb sued by ex-inmate over new book

May 29, 2019 - 2:55 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by author Wally Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation.

Chandra Bozelko, of Orange, Connecticut, says in a state lawsuit filed last week that she wrote an essay Lamb included in a compilation of writings by female inmates. The book, which is in advance release publication and set for formal release next year, is titled "You Don't Know Me: The Incarcerated Women of York Prison Voice Their Truths."

Bozelko, who served more than six years in prison for identity theft and other crimes, says Lamb promised inmates $1,400 apiece for their writings but she hasn't been paid.

Lamb's lawyer declined to comment Wednesday.

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