Zane (born in 1966) is a pseudonymousAfrican American author of erotic fiction who has written over two dozen novels. She is best known for her novel Addicted. In 1997, Zane began writing erotic stories to pass the time after her children went to bed. She was living in North Carolina and working as a sales representative. The stories developed a following on the Internet. She self-published The Sex Chronicles before landing a deal with Simon & Schuster.