Sallyanne Monti is an award-winning author, editor, and storyteller. Her fiction and non-fiction short stories, poems, and articles have appeared in numerous LGBTQ, lesbian and mainstream anthologies, magazines, and newspapers.
Her nonfiction book, Light at the End of the Tunnel, A Memoir (Queer Stuff Press 2018) won The 2019 Imadjinn Award for Best Nonfiction Book, was a finalist in the International Book Awards, and received an Honorable Mention from The Rainbow Awards, and is available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover.
She is the co-editor of the two-volume fan fiction anthology series Fandom to Fantasy Vols. 1, 2 (Sapphire Books 2018).
Her short story, The G Spot, is included in the award-winning anthology Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars (Flashpoint Publications 2017) S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch, Story Collectors.
She is the editor and a contributing author for the short story anthology trilogy A Heart Well Traveled (Vol. 1, 2, 3): International Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes, Tales of Erotica, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Love Affairs, Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes (Sapphire Books Publishing 2017).
Her short story, Happy Apples, is included in the anthology The One: Stories of Falling in Love Forever (Sapphire Books Publishing 2016).
As a retired trainer, grant writer, and business consultant, Sallyanne gives back to the community by creating dynamic partnerships with prominent LGBT leaders and organizations and lending her expertise freely and frequently.
In 1978 Sallyanne began a financial career on Wall Street in NYC that morphed into a multitude of defining moments, including a move to California in 1996 and running her own consulting firm for two decades.
Sallyanne provided hands-on training, grant writing, and funding facilitation to over 800 consulting clients, with over 50,000 of their employees trained, while giving back to the LGBT community as a volunteer board member, leading business development specialist, and public relations manager.
While establishing long-term partner relationships and resources, Sallyanne produced and promoted high profile red carpet events with leading LGBT community-based organizations such as Bay Area Community of Women (BACW), Equality California (EQCA), Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Our Family Coalition (OFC), Out Music Awards (OMA), National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), San Francisco Mayor’s Office LGBT Division, Transgender Law Center (TLC).
Sallyanne provided public relations and audience management consulting for leading entertainment events with Showtime Networks for The L Word, and Queer as Folk television series.
From 2004-2009, Sallyanne produced monthly non-profit literary/music/comedy events, providing up and coming authors, recording artists, and comedians the opportunity to showcase their talent, while donating proceeds to charity.
In 2005, she co-produced an all-female outdoor music festival known as She Rocks 2005 on the lawn at San Francisco’s City Hall with five female fronted bands, vendors and other festival activities.
Sallyanne is a volunteer Board of Director (Director of Marketing) for the Golden Crown Literary Society, the leading lesbian literary organization.
She is also a member of the Lesbian Authors Guild, Nonfiction Authors Association, Rainbow Romance Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.
Sallyanne and her wife Mickey have four adult children, three sons-in-law, three grandchildren, and one Costa Rican rescue dog named Sola. They live in Palm Springs, California and, Sedona, Arizona, where they hike the mountains and the Red Rocks every chance they get.