NEWS & EVENTS
Welcome to my news and events page. On this page, you'll find announcements of upcoming appearances, new book releases, and breaking news.
Lynn will appear as part of the ReadOut 2022 Festival of Lesbian Literature from February 18-20, 2022. The Festival will be held virtually, and admission is free. Register online to receive the Zoom links. Lynn will be reading from her upcoming biography, Extra Innings: The Dot Wilkinson Story. The reading will air Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET.
Lynn is scheduled to appear at the 2022 Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from July 6-10, 2022.
In October 2020, I was the special guest for the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) online book club. The book being discussed was my latest novel, 46. You can watch the hour-long event here: https://youtu.be/NbNQyRqWQsg
Recently I participated in Curve magazine's Virtual LBGTQ Festival. Click here to see the full panel discussion on writing in a pandemic. https://youtu.be/VK225IAfgqw
On June 9, 2020, I sat down with transformational change guru Sunny Dawn Johnston to talk about coping in the pandemic, the state of the media, and other interesting topics.Click on this link to listen to the podcast. https://sunnydawnjohnston.com/15-special-guest-lynn-ames/
NEW BOOK RELEASE - 46
June 8, 2020 - I am proud to announce the release of my sixteenth novel, 46. Meet Emma McMasters: 46th president of the United States.
LYNN AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS ALICE B. MEDAL FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
I am humbled and filled with gratitude to be a 2020 recipient of the coveted Alice B. Medal.
From the Alice B. website: "The Alice B Readers Award is given annually to living writers of lesbian fiction whose careers are distinguished by consistently well-written stories about lesbians. Named for Alice B. Toklas, the award is given once, only, in appreciation of career achievement. In addition to the medal, each recipient is given a lapel pin and a significant honorarium."
CHAIN REACTIONS WINS A WRITER'S DIGEST AWARDS HONORABLE MENTION
I am thrilled for Nora, Diana, and Brooke to be so honored by the 2019 Writer’s Digest Book Awards. These mainstream awards had 2,000 entries, and Chain Reactions stood out in the most competitive category—genre fiction. When mainstream readers seem surprised at the quality of the stories, I simply say, “Love is love. And I write fiction with lesbian characters. Why? Because we’ve been erased for too long. Representation matters. Seeing ourselves depicted on the pages matters. WE matter.” And you all matter a great deal to me.
So honored to write what I write, with love at the heart of all I do.
NEW BOOK RELEASE - SECRETS WELL KEPT
July 1, 2019 - I am proud to announce the release of my 15th and latest novel, Secrets Well Kept, the prequel to runaway best-seller, Chain Reactions.
GREAT BONES IS A FOREWORD INDIES AWARDS FINALIST
and a 2019 GOLDIES AWARD WINNER
I am so honored to be a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalist and 2019 GOLDIE Award Winner for my romantic comedy, Great Bones. The category was: Adult Fiction - Humor.
This is from the Foreword INDIES Awards press release: "As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2018. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 56 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team."
NEW BOOK RELEASE - CHAIN REACTIONS
February 7, 2019 - I am proud to announce the release of my 14th and latest novel, Chain Reactions.
BRIGHT LIGHTS OF SUMMER MAKES TOP TEN LIST
My award-winning historical novel Bright Lights of Summer was named one of the top ten lesbian sports romances of all time.
STELLAR REVIEWS FOR
THE MISSION: CLASSIFIED SERIES
About Beyond Instinct, the reviewer said, "...Beyond Instinct is an absolute must-read if you are an adventure/thriller reader..." "Lynn Ames is a master story-teller."
About Above Reproach, the reviewer said, "Another brilliant book."
ALL THAT LIES WITHIN MAKES TWO TOP LISTS
My award-winning romance, All That Lies Within, was named one of the top ten lesbian celebrity romances of all time, as well as "One of the Top 100 Books to Start With."