Back in 2008, as a junior in college, I took a Queer Fiction class.

 

I had never read any queer-centered books before then, and while I respected the LGBTQ+ community, it wasn't a topic that particularly interested me.

 

But college is a time to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, so I decided to take the Queer Fiction course--and it became one of my favorite classes.

That was where I was introduced to some of the most beautiful literature I'd ever come across: The Price of Salt, TrumpetGiovanni's Room, The Well of Loneliness, Maurice, Fun Home...

These were books I never would have found or sought out on my own. They spoke of love and identity and longing with a rawness and pureness that tugged at me.

In fact, after reading The Price of Salt, I felt inspired to write a lesbian love story...and fast forward almost fifteen years later, I ended up writing gay romance!

When you pick up an Abby Kaitz book, you can always expect wholesome stories (sweet with heat), subtle humor, and a cast of eccentric-but-lovable characters you'll want to hug.

I'm a Floridian who dreams of snow year-round. I love reading horror but write romance because it's fun and feel-good--and we all need something feel-good from time to time.


 

Some of my favorite books include:

  • Star Girl - Jerry Spinelli (my all-time favorite)

  • The Weight of Ink - Rachel Kadish

  • The Elementals - Michael McDowell

  • Lost Horizon - James Hilton

  • Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis

  • Set My Heart to Five - Simon Stephenson

  • Anything by Patricia Highsmith, Donna Tartt, and Kazuo Ishiguro

My to-read list is always growing!

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