Byron Lane is an author, playwright, and screenwriter.
His latest novel, Big Gay Wedding, is about a family and small town forever changed by a gay marriage. His debut novel is called A Star is Bored, about an uptight celebrity assistant struggling to manage his eccentric movie star boss, inspired in part by his time as assistant to beloved actress Carrie Fisher. The New York Times Book Review hails: "Wildly funny." And People magazine raves: "Funny, dishy, deeply affectionate... the force is with him."
He also wrote and co-stars in the play Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist, a comedy hit having sold out runs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Edinburgh Fringe. It's been critically praised by The Guardian, British Theatre, and Broadway World which says, "Hysterical... Lane has written a brilliant tour de force." He wrote and co-stars in Last Will & Testicle, an award-winning web series about his testicular cancer diagnosis. It screened at festivals around the world, was called "fearless" by Cosmopolitan magazine, and featured by NBC Out as a "New York Television Festival Pilots to Put on Your Radar." He wrote and co-stars in a feature film called Herpes Boy, starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, which won Best Comedy at Comic Con and an Audience Award from Austin Film Festival. And he wrote and produced a trailer for a series called Gay Divorce which was a finalist in Project Greenlight's See Yourself contest.
He’s a two-time regional Emmy Award winner from his time as a TV News journalist. He's originally from New Orleans and lives in Palm Springs, California with his husband, best-selling author Steven Rowley, and their rescue dogs, Raindrop and Shirley.