Anne Shade loves writing stories about women who love women featuring strong, beautiful BIPOC characters from her idyllic suburban home in West Orange, NJ. Anne is the author of four novels, Femme Tales, queered retellings of three classic fairytales and short-listed for a 2021 Lambda Literary Award, Masquerade, a roaring 20s romance, Love and Lotus Blossoms, a coming of age, and coming out story listed as a Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2021, and Her Heart’s Desire, a coming out romance. Anne has also collaborated with Editor Victoria Villasenor for the Bold Strokes Books anthology, In Our Words: Queer Stories from Black, Indigenous and People of Color and with Bold Strokes Books authors Julie Cannon and Erin Dutton for the My Secret Valentine anthology. When Anne isn’t busy writing she’s crafting and making plans for her future bed & breakfast.