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Author of the brand-new, award-winning biography, Out at the Plate: The Dot Wilkinson Story; and the best-selling novels 46, Bright Lights of Summer, All That Lies Within, and many more.

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Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner, Independent Publishers Book Award Silver Medal Winner, 2-time Lammy Award Finalist, 6-time Goldie Winner, Winner of the Ann Bannon Award, the Alice B. Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Writer's Digest Award Finalist

Lynn Ames

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Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner!
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“Dot Wilkinson is the greatest female catcher ever to play softball. A bold, pioneering athlete, she refused to let others define her and instead defined herself. Her story is an inspiration to people everywhere.” — Billie Jean King, Sports Icon and Champion for Equality

Independent Publishers Book Award Silver Medal Winner!

It’s not simply that Dot is one of the most decorated women’s softball players, bowlers, and athletes of all time and the only living original player from the three-time-world-champion PBSW Phoenix Ramblers softball team (1933–1965). Nor is it the length of her time here on Earth—a century and counting—although any of these things by themselves would be impressive.

The magic of Dot’s story is in the details. It’s the tale of a childhood spent in poverty, an indomitable, unbreakable spirit, a determination to be the very best to play whatever sport she undertook, the independence to live her personal life on her own terms, and her tremendous success at all of it.

Over more than a decade of countless conversations and interviews, Dot has shared all of it with her dear friend, author Lynn Ames. Dot has held nothing back. Out at the Plate, told through the lens of Dot and Lynn’s friendship, is the story of a forgotten era in women’s history and sports, and one extraordinary woman’s place at the center of it all.

Lynn Ames’s Latest Releases

Lynn Ames’s Latest Releases

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For too long, strong women have been left out of society's narrative. My job is to bring to life these vibrant, interesting, capable, brilliant characters and, in the process, to write these women back into history, where they always have been. I want my readers to walk away after reading my books feeling as if my characters are part of their story.    

                          ~ Lynn Ames 

About Beyond Instinct: "Fast-paced and full of intrigue. This is one thriller that will leave you guessing till the bitter end."

USA Today


Buzzfeed, comparing Bright Lights of Summer to the Amazon Prime TV show, A League of Their Own: "This is probably the most similar book to the show...and it's a beautiful and quick read that should be added to your TBR, like, yesterday!"


"Lynn Ames is a master storyteller! Whether romance, mystery, adventure, or thriller, I've never been disappointed by one of her books."

Ellen Hart, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master

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