Ann Elise Monte


Reader & Writer


I've been reading and writing since I was a kid. Like many of my generation, Harry Potter was a driving force behind me taking that to a serious level.

I used to only read YA fantasy, but when I decided I'd rather read LGBT fiction I couldn't afford to be so picky anymore. Contemporary was an acquired taste, but I did acquire it. Now some of my favourite novels are of that genre. I'll read most genres these days as long as there's a good story and queerness involved. If it's a great story, I might be persuaded to read it even if there isn't any. But it's a much harder sell.

Favorite Books

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Benjamin Alire Saenz, Far From You: Tess Sharpe, We Are the Ants: Shaun David Hutchinson, Highly Illogical Behavior: John Corey Whaley, If I Was Your Girl: Meredith Russo, The Captive Prince trilogy: C.S. Pacat, Harry Potter was my childhood

Favorite Quotes

"But my heart isn’t simple or straightforward. It’s a complicated mess of wants and needs, boys and girls: soft, rough, and everything in between, and an ever-shifting precipice from which to fall. And as it beats, it’s still her name that thrums through me. Never his." - Far From You

Favorite Genres

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