Work in progress

I'm currently working on my second novel: River of Truths

In post World War 2 Italy, a young girl in an orphanage claims to see the Virgin Mary. 

 

People flock to see her in response to a series of miracles and she becomes an unlikely heroine, agitating against the church and the status quo.

 

But who is this girl? Is she for real? And how can she possibly satisfy the hopes of a nation when she knows so little about life, let alone her own history.

 

A story of the consequences of loss and secrets amid the human capacity for hope.

From time to time, I dip out of the novel and write contemporary flash fiction and character-led short stories around issues of identity and relationships. 

I am an active member of the writing community. I founded The Leaving the Waiting Room writer's development group at New Writing South which is now into its third year and flourishing. I'm also a volunteer organiser for the Worthing & Brighton group of The Society of Authors, giving local authors the opportunity to get together and learn from and support one another with a programme of guest speakers.

© 2020 by Anna Hayward