Anne Monroe (1873-1942) was an American author and lecturer. Her first book, Eugene Norton: A Tale of the Sagebrush Land, was published in 1900 by Rand McNally. She worked for six years as editor of “Common Sense” at the Chicago Daily News. After that she returned to the West Coast and from 1907 to 1911 she managed her own advertising office in Portland, Oregon. She wrote popular press articles on a wide variety of subjects, including an early portrayal of a (fictional) female business tycoon and a notable 1904 study of Mary MacLane's literary inspiration (which Monroe found in Sei Shonagon's work). Many of her books are based on her childhood experiences growing up in the semi-arid, cold ranch-lands of eastern Washington State. In 1911 she moved to New York City and contributed to The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, and other magazines. She travelled extensively and spoke frequently before woman's clubs, chambers of commerce, colleges, schools, and churches. She was a member of the Authors' League of America and Pen and Brush, New York.