Sallyanne's new award-winning memoir released to rave reviews, This book is a true love story. It will help people going through the process of falling in love while still married to another, dealing with long-distance romance pain and suffering, and coming out!

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Light at the End of the Tunnel,

A Memoir

A suspenseful, page-turning, true love story,

for all people!

Can love conquer all, in this award-winning true story of fate and destiny, hopeless long-distance romance, and coming out?

"As surely as I was breathing was the certainty that everything was about to change and change in a big way. I took a deep breathe as I thought to myself, I better stop and appreciate this day and this time and this life, because something huge was on the horizon.”

In August 1995, Sallyanne Monti was a 34-year-old mother of four, married to her husband of sixteen years, living on Staten Island, NY, an island in the Verrazano Narrows Bay. When by an act of fate via a misdirected email, she met Mickey Neill, a 44-year-old HR Manager, married to her husband of twenty years, living 3,000 miles away in Alameda, CA, an island in the San Francisco Bay.

The rapid progression of events that led to their whirlwind friendship would test the bonds of matrimony, sexuality, and love.


In the wake of a deluge of tears, pain and dismal reality began the journey that would for a long time to come, be known as The Light At The End of The Tunnel. We could only survive in our day-to-day lives if we were able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel was the three thousand miles that separated us. The light was being connected, preferably in the same two square inches, or more realistically, by phone or email or computer, if only for a minute or an hour or a day.

Head over to the Gallery to watch Sallyanne read from her debut memoir.

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Lee Lynch, Author

I don’t read memoirs. I don’t read biography or romance. But I sat down with Light at the End of the Tunnel and read far into the night, beginning to end, mesmerized. Romantic it is, and funny, sexy, engagingly suspenseful as Monti details the clashing and melding of two lives. A lot of readers are going to learn from this vividly true story. I’m rarely bereft when a book ends, but this one got inside my heart and won't leave.  

Lea Daley, Author

Light at the End of the Tunnel is an unsparing narrative of predestined passion and the quest to be unified with a soul mate, despite all odds. A random omission in an email address leads Sallyanne Monti down a revelatory path of self-discovery. Heeding her intuition when all seems lost—and even her beloved doubts they can find their way through oppressive darkness—Monti soldiers on. While reading Light, I felt I’d been welcomed to explore the innermost workings of a mind that never rests, never surrenders, never relinquishes hope, no matter how painful the process. Readers will both laugh and cry at Monti’s dogged determination to nudge fate along.