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Amy's best known for her male/male romance novels but what many don't know is that she's got an incredible story to share about how being a teacher and an erotic romance author can mean having to take the long route to a happily ever after. So many erotic romance authors have found themselves in the unbearable situation of being ousted from a job they love (and are very good at) simply because their books feature erotic elements. It's even harder to be an author of gay romance when anything with homosexuality is stigmatized as pornography. Amy's struggle to beat the system and remain true to herself is the topic of her memoir tentatively titled The Rubber Room.
I've been a huge fan of her work and have been hoping she'd someday write her memoir and my wish has come true. We will be representing her nonfiction titles and helping her share her incredible story with the world.
Amy Lane was born in Northern California in 1967, and has lived there for her entire life. She worked her way through college and married her beloved Mate along the way. Together they have four children, two in college and two in grade school, and a crumbling house, because Amy doesn’t believe in housework, and Mate doesn’t believe in home improvement.
Amy received her B.A. in English in 1991 and her secondary school teaching certificate from C.S.U.Sacramento in 1992 and she was on her way to earning a Masters degree in Creative Writing when the Twin Towers fell, and she decided to spend time with her children instead. She worked in a suburban school with an inner-city population from 1995-2010, and has been a published author since 2005. In the fall of 2010, she was pulled out of her classroom for "disseminating pornography," and has been writing full time ever since.
Welcome Amy! Looking forward to a great and prosperous relationship!