Elliot Wake

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April 06, 1982




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June 2016


ELLIOT WAKE (formerly known as Leah Raeder) is a transgender author of four novels: Unteachable, Black Iris, Cam Girl, and Bad Boy. Aside from reading his brains out, Elliot enjoys video games, weightlifting, and perfecting his dapper style. He lives with his partner in Chicago.

Starred reviews, public appearances, and beard/bicep progress.

Two starred reviews for Bad Boy

Kirkus & Booklist Starred ReviewsI’m wildly excited to announce that my forthcoming novel Bad Boy—a thriller about a trans man struggling to define his masculinity in a toxic, misogynistic world—has gotten starred reviews from both Kirkus and Booklist. Woo!

Public appearances


In 2017, I’ll be appearing at events to talk about my writing and gender transition. Detai

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Published on October 14, 2016 11:36
Average rating: 3.74 · 20,570 ratings · 3,918 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bad Boy

3.68 avg rating — 492 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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3.77 avg rating — 21,923 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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All Out: The No-Longer-Secr...

3.97 avg rating — 4,433 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Black Iris

3.73 avg rating — 3,933 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Cam Girl

3.69 avg rating — 1,824 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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“For you, happiness is being with a man. For me, happiness is being among friends. Love takes many forms, Will Scarlet. If I must lie to the world to be true to my heart, then I'll lie. I'll cheat, I'll steal, and I'll do it with a smile. Love is the only higher power I answer to, and my love is no less for being chaste.”
Elliot Wake, All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

“She's my north star. The shining light I look to when I don't know where I am. And I'm losing her. I'm losing you, and I don't know how to let you go.”
Elliot Wake, Bad Boy

“Once you love someone that deeply, it never really stops. It just evolves into other forms.”
Elliot Wake, Bad Boy

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