Anne Shade loves writing stories about women who love women featuring strong, beautiful Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Anne is the author of two novels under Bold Strokes Books, Femme Tales released in March 2020 and short-listed for a 2021 Lambda Literary Award, and Masquerade released in February 2021, and a collaboration with Editor Victoria Villasenor for Bold Strokes Books anthology, In Our Words: Queer Stories from Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Besides writing, Anne’s other passions include planning dream weddings and envisioning her own dream of opening a beach side bed & breakfast on a beautiful Caribbean island.