About Me

Hi! My name is Summer Lane. I'm a professional writer. I am the #1 bestselling author of 25 publications and counting, including the novels of the hit Collapse Series. The series consists of 10 books: State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion, State of Pursuit, State of Alliance, State of Vengeance, State of Destruction, State of Fear, State of Allegiance and State of Hope.

Day Zero, the first installment in the novella companion stories to The Collapse Series - The Zero Trilogy - released October 10th, 2014, and the second chapter of the adventure, Day One, released March 20th, 2015. The final installment - End of Day - released on October 9th, 2015. All are ongoing bestsellers with readers from around the world. 

A graphic guide in the style of a comic book and graphic novel released July 17th, 2015. This book is called Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, illustrated  in collaboration with Oskari Niittymaki. It is a showcase of the apocalyptic world of Cassidy Hart from the Collapse Series.

Bravo: Apocalypse Mission was the first installment in a brand new two-part adventure series. This story follows the tale of a German Shepherd bomb dog in the Marines who becomes separated from his handler in the wake of the collapse of civilization. The first installment released April 22nd, 2016. It too, was a #1 national bestselling novel, and so was its conclusion, Blood Road, on October 21, 2016. 

In December of 2016, I released Unbreakable SEAL, a military thriller and bestselling war adventure, detailing the journey of Commander Chris Young and his quest to avenge his wife's death. 

My first historical thriller, Running with Wolves, dropped on September 22, 2017. It was a #1 bestseller for historical fiction and romance.  

A bestselling Collapse story, Vigilante, released December 15th, 2017. 

A spin-off series from Collapse, The Resurrection Series, launched February 2018. I'm currently working on that series now! I've also authored a non-fiction how-to guide on writing called Prolific: Writing A Hit Novel.

Writing Belle is my online magazine. I own WB Publishing, a digital publishing house devoted to releasing exciting adventure and survival stories. I have been working in publishing, press relations, and journalism since I was 17. I pride myself in being an entrepreneur, entertainer, artist, storyteller, and creator. 

When I am not writing about the apocalypse or dogs, I am teaching writing classes. I am an experienced writing teacher, with an extensive background in journalism. 

I have a total of 25 publications in print (with more to come!). Recently, I expanded Writing Belle Publishing's horizons by becoming a national print distributor for retail locations.

My husband and I. 
I'm happily married to my handsome and fun husband, Scott. We met years ago and, funnily enough, first bonded over our mutual love of military thrillers, survival techniques, and action movies. It was, in fact, the first edition of State of Emergency that my husband read right before he asked me out on our first date (I guess he had a crush on the author, haha!). We dated for a few years and had many adventures together before finally marrying on October 1, 2016. 

Leather-bound books and literary quotes comprised our wedding!
We currently live in a small farm town in California with our two German Shepherds, Kona and Gibbs. We like to travel to the mountains, desert, and beach (our favorite place is Kona, Hawaii and Morro Bay, California). We also enjoy cooking and watching NCIS, Star Trek, Friends, Criminal Minds, and Parks and Recreation ("Get on your feet!").  

In January 2019, we will be welcoming a new addition to our family: our first baby! We are excited and looking forward to this next chapter in our story. 
Photo captured by Golden Poppy Photography in Reedley, CA.
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Enjoy exploring Writing Belle, and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Professional publicity images (and wedding photos) provided by Jen Eileen Photography. Maternity photos provided by Golden Poppy Photography.  


Get fictional - it's fun! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon!