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Lynn Ames is the best-selling author of The Price of Fame, The Cost of Commitment, The Value of Valor, One ~ Love, Heartsong, Eyes on the Stars, Beyond Instinct, Above Reproach, All That Lies Within, Bright Lights of Summer, Final CutGreat Bones, Chain Reactions, Secrets Well Kept, and one of five authors of the collection Outsiders. She also is the writer/director/producer of the history-making documentary, “Extra Innings: The Real Story Behind the Bright Lights of Summer.” 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.


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), a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year finalist nod (for Great Bones), a Writer's Digest Awards Honorable Mention (for Chain Reactions), and the Arizona Book Award for Best Gay/Lesbian book. Lynn is a two-time Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) Finalist (for All That Lies Within and Final Cut) and a three-time Rainbow Reader Award winner. Her novel, All That Lies Within also was honored as one of the top ten lesbian books of 2013.


Ms. Ames 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 lynnames@lynnames.com.


Parker Ames – A direct descendant of Buddha, Parker Ames came out of the womb meditating. While he failed to master sitting in the Lotus position, he perfected the art of lying with his head in his mom’s lap. Parker spent his Sunday mornings doing the New York Times crossword puzzle in pen and writing his world-famous blog, “The Art of Zen-dom, or Being the Anti-Dixie.” Sadly, we lost Parker on February 27, 2019. We miss him every day.


Dixie Ames – Touted as the next great outfield phenom, Dixie has dedicated her life to perfecting her ball skills. She’s also dedicated her mom’s life to that pursuit, but that’s another story. In her latest locker room interview, Dixie was quoted as saying, “Some say I’m OCD, I prefer to think I’m focused. Now, where’d my ball go?” She attributes her stamina to a steady diet of fried chikin, and has been known to mutter in her sleep, “Thro mor chikin.”


Digging for Home was Parker and Dixie’s only full-length book. For more works by Parker and Dixie, check out the short stories, "A Christmas Tail," and their entry in the anthology, Lesbians on the Loose: Crime Writers on the Lam.