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Anne Shade loves sharing 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 seven 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, Her Heart’s Desire, a coming out romance, Securing Ava, a romantic intrigue, Three Wishes, a paranormal/fantasy romance and Leather, Lace, and Locs, a sexy contemporary romance. Anne has also collaborated with Editor Victoria Villasenor for the Bold Strokes Books anthologies, In Our Words: Queer Stories from Black, Indigenous and People of Color and My Secret Valentine with authors Julie Cannon and Erin Dutton. When Anne isn’t writing, she’s dreaming of the day when she can welcome readers and authors alike for a stay at her future bed and breakfast.

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