AC Katt

Gay Erotic Romance


JACKSON, NJ  08527

AC KATT’s Obituary

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Mary Lynn Hansel


Family, friends, and fans will dearly miss this bright, loving, thoughtful, and creative personality.  Mary Lynn passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 21, 2017.  She is survived by her husband of 29 years, their 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 1 cat and her many fans.  She authored 34 gay erotic romance titles and became a noted member of the LGBT-Q literary world.

Mary Lynn was born in NYC and grew up in Hazlet, NJ.  A smart woman – she was a contestant on the quiz show Jeopardy.  Prior to 2003 she worked as an executive secretary with important NJ companies like Teleos, Hillman Roller, Merco Savory, EAI and Bell South.  At that time, a major illness almost ended her life.  With her strong will to live and the steadfast support of her family, she affected a recovery that (unfortunately) didn’t leave her with enough stamina to continue her corporate ambitions.

In 2008, Mary Lynn and her husband Allen relocated to Rio Rancho, NM.  It was there that she started her writing career adopting the pseudonym AC Katt.  She wrote with passion and compassion about the LGBT-Q community and took every opportunity to connect with fans through her blogs.  In a way, she was continuing the family business.  Mary Lynn’s father John Welch was an engaging storyteller who could have been best described as an Irish Raconteur.   Mary Lynn loved to bake, tinkering with recipes to account for Rio Rancho’s high altitude was her thing.  She also followed politics closely and participated in Democratic Party events, hosting several political gatherings.

After 8 years in Rio Rancho, Mary Lynn -- for business reasons and a desire to reconnect with family -- decided it was time to move back to New Jersey.  So, she packed up the cat and the husband and took the 2100-mile car trip to her new home in Jackson, NJ.  And, after 9 more months of being surrounded by family, she was laid to rest by the Belkoff Funeral Chapel under a very large tree in the Hebrew Benefit Society Cemetery in Freehold, NJ.

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