CALIFORNIA, March 14, 2015 – Paradigm Hall Press, an imprint of HBE Publishing, is excited to announce that we have signed local Central Valley author Anne Biggs for her debut novel! The working title should be announced in the coming weeks, so continue to follow us for that and other upcoming news!
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In 1949, her mother was just 14 when she was raped on the way home from school. In three months she was sent to St. Peter’s, in Castlepollard, a mother/baby home in the Midlands of Ireland, where Anne was to be born. Her mother spent 19 days with her, then was assigned to a convent in Dublin.
By the time she turned 1, Anne was fostered out three times, finally being returned to the doorstep of St. Patrick’s, an orphanage in Dublin. She spent almost 5 years there, and now – with a much better understanding – wears the title “Banished Baby” with great honor. In 1953, she was adopted and brought to California.
More information on Anne, her amazing story and her work can be found at annebiggsauthor.com