Lane Buckman, author of TIARA TROUBLE,  is a former beauty queen from Phenix City, Alabama.  Growing up, she wanted to be Miss America, a criminal lawyer, a super model, the President, a Bond girl, a brain surgeon, a journalist, a back-up singer for Duran Duran, and a college professor of Medieval Literature.  In order to fulfill those dreams, she became a writer.  She lives in Texas with her family, and enjoys every miserably hot second of it.