Crafting characters you'll never forget.

Anita Renaghan is the author of Literary Fiction and Sweet Romance novels as well as the Avalon Hall medieval fantasy YA trilogy. 


The Midwest literary fiction book Silent Hearts is finished! I have been through a few edits and the book will be released later this year.

About the book: After the death of her son, Liz Campbell left New York City and roamed west, ending up in Sycamore, Illinois. Small town life is new to her, and the quaint intrigue and of the townspeople pull her from her grief and introduce the possibility that she can go on in a world where her son doesn't exist. Sign up for my email list above to get notified when Silent Hearts is released.



Ruby Island was a semifinalist for the "Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project" in 2020.

Ruby Island is out now on Amazon ebook and in other paperback stores! It's a sweet romance, the first for me, and it was very fun to write. For more information, here is a blurb about the book:

Amy Reynolds has been harboring a secret crush on Matt Cole for two years. Today, they will crash land on an island in the Bermuda Triangle and fall in love and raise a family together, but neither will remember any of it.  

While traveling together for a photo shoot and interview with international movie star, Bill Ruby, Amy and Matt end up flying through a flash of white light. Three boys instantly appear in the backseat of the aircraft: three boys who claim to be their children.  

Amy stays on Ruby Island to get acquainted to the boys, and in the process ends up rekindling her old flame with Bill Ruby, while Matt runs back to his fiancé in New York City. Neither can remember where these three boys came from. Through arguments, DNA tests, and the developed photo images of their time on the island, their forgotten thirteen years unfold, proving they were a happy family, and leaving Amy wondering if they ever will be again.