Anna Ryan


My name is Anna Ryan; I'm 25 years old and live in Wanganui, New Zealand.

My love of writing started when I was at primary school when we were allowed to write stories. I can remember that I was really proud of one that I had written because I wrote: “and then a sudden gust of wind picked up its speed!” At the time I thought it was the best line I had ever written.
It wasn't until my late teens, after I read ‘Change of Heat’ by Jodi Picoult (that book changed my life), that I started taking writing seriously. Since 2017, I have found my comfort zone writing in the horror, mystery and crime genres.

To date I have written three novels: The Lady in the Coat, Amelia (The Sly and Hokey Detective Series #1), Shadow Watcher (The Sly and Hokey Detective Series #2).
Recently I published my first short story collection, Deceptive Cadence.

Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Shirley Jackson, George R.R. Martin, Sophie Kinsella, J.K Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Agatha Christie are some of my favourite authors.

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Whisper, whisper
Price: $2.00 $1.00 USD. (50% off until Dec. 17!) Words: 820. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Is his sanity just a figment of his insane mind's imagination?
Deceptive Cadence
Price: $2.00 $1.20 USD. (40% off until Sep. 17!) Words: 5,980. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
These are stories that will scare you even in the broadest of daylight. They will tap in to what you really, truly fear. Deceptive Cadence features the chilling stories: The Room at the End of the Hall, Maniac, The Box, and The Dark Window. Plus three new, never before published short stories: Don't Forget to Scream, The Mask of a Thousand Faces, and Anonymous.
The Lady in the Coat
Price: $3.00 $1.50 USD. (50% off until Sep. 17!) Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Why does she scare you so, The Lady in the Coat? Isaac is having a night out with some of his work mates and sees The Lady in the Coat kidnap a man from the table next to his. A short while after this incident, Isaac runs into high flying accountant, Axton Thatcher. After sharing their terrifying stories, they make the brave but necessary decision to follow The Lady in the Coat. Who will win?

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