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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anne Laughlin  

Pen Name: Lesley Gowan

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Other

Born: 1955 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Anne lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anne Laughlin is the author of the novels Veritas and Runaway. Her novel The Collectors was written under the pen name Lesley Gowan.Anne’s short stories have appeared in anthologies from Cleis Press, Alyson Books, Bold Strokes Books and others. Her awards include Best Lesbian Mystery in 2010 for Veritas from the Golden Crown Literary Society (the “Goldies”), and a short list nomination in the Lesbian Erotica category for The Collectors in 2011 from the Lambda Literary Foundation (the “Lammys).Anne was selected as a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer Fellow in 2008.

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-- *2010 Golden Crown Literary Society Award , ''Veritas'' *Lambda Literary Award nomination , ''The Collectors''