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About Lynn

Lynn Ames is the author of the ground-breaking biography, Out at the Plate: The Dot Wilkinson Story. She also is the writer/director/producer of the history-making documentary, Extra Innings. This historically important documentary chronicles, for the first time ever in her own words, the real-life story of Hall-of-Famer Dot Wilkinson and the heyday of women’s softball.


In addition, Lynn is the best-selling author of sixteen novels covering genres as diverse as historical fiction, thrillers, and contemporary romance.


Lynn’s fiction has garnered her a multitude of awards and honors, including six Goldie awards, the coveted Ann Bannon Popular Fiction Award (for All That Lies Within), the Alice B. Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and the Arizona Book Award for Best Gay/Lesbian book. Lynn is a two-time Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) finalist, a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist, a Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Honorable Mention winner, and winner of several Rainbow Reader Awards.


Lynn is the founder of Phoenix Rising Press. She is also a former press secretary to the New York state senate minority leader and spokesperson for the nation’s third-largest prison system. For more than half a decade, she was an award-winning broadcast journalist. She has been editor of a critically acclaimed national magazine and a nationally recognized speaker and public relations professional with a particular expertise in image, crisis communications planning, and crisis management.

Lynn, her wife, Cheryl Pletcher, and their various fur kids reside in Asheville, North Carolina.


For additional information please e-mail Lynn at You can also friend Lynn on Facebook and follow her on YouTube and Instagram.

Lynn Ames

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