Anna’s Secret Legacy Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 24th: Book signing at the ‘famous’ Siro’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY from 6-8PM. Join us for a party on the patio!

Thursday, August 26th: Book signing at Impressions of Saratoga Gift Shop on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY from 6-8PM. Walk through town and stop by to meet S.A. Williams!

Friday, August 27th: Book signing and wine tasting in the lobby of the Gideon Putnam from 4:30-6:30PM.

Friday, Sept. 3rd: Book signing at the Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ from 5-7PM.  Pick up a great beach read for Labor Day Weekend and the final days of summer!

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd: Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia- Book signing By Invitation Only

Tuesday, Oct. 5th: Private VIP Event- Closed

Friday Oct 9th: Ireland -more details coming soon

Friday Oct 15&16th Kingston-Upon Thames, London, England-More details coming soon!

Saratoga Today Newspaper Review of Anna’s Secret Legacy

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SARATOGA TODAY Newspaper review
Anna’s Secret Legacy to Saratoga for Signings
 By Marion Altieri

It’s an historical novel. It’s a love story. It’s frightening, and exhilarating. It’s a tale of modern-day alchemy, and the possible blessings and damnations that come from that discovery.
When S.A. Williams set out on the journey to pen a novel, she had no idea that the experience would take her around the world and deep into the research of sulphur water; the Second World War; Norway’s role–and then into the mind of Anna, a brilliant young research scientist. Anna’s birth in Williams’ mind as the protagonist came after much serious reflection and investigation: she was born of her author’s desire to enliven a character whose background and circumstances were timeless, that is, universal, and therefore could be embraced by female and male, old and young, at any time in history. Anna has discovered something that has the potential to either heal humanity or eliminate it. To carry this burden around at any time would be more than most humans could bear: to hold this secret in your heart during the early days of Hitler’s assault on Europe would have been more than the human heart could contain.
(Authors see a storyline unfolding in their heads, but a tale such as Anna’s Secret Legacy is an archetypal lesson and should not be categorized as being “mere entertainment.” The characters are set in a certain place and time–a profoundly difficult and painful time, in a shell-shocked place–but the decisions they must tackle, and obstacles they encounter are those of the transcendent Everyman.)
Williams created the characters and the plot, but she was guided by the Platonic concept of the Forms: she had a story to tell, an intriguing fiction built on history and exhaustive research. This is the reason why people and situations that happened 70 years ago in the book speak strongly and directly to us in the 21st Century. This is our story: we may never be faced with the necessity of making decisions that affect millions of lives, but because of the sameness of The Human Condition, we can relate intimately and directly to Anna’s quandary, and therefore–to her fear.
Synchronicities–meaningful coincidences–brought people and circumstances across Williams’ path, compelling her to delve into research that she might never have anticipated before beginning the project. Taking on World War II is a hefty assignment, in and of itself: to do justice to the subject, detailed study must be performed. The ability to meld these academic rigors with a believable love story in a compelling manner that did not come across as being cute was no doubt a challenge for the author: it would have been so easy to go the easy route, and crank out a book of mindless drivel based on the same premises.
But her own strong academic background, in concert with her fascination with getting to the root of a question (be it intellectual or otherworldly)–dictated that her book not go the way of pulp fiction. A storyline like this, lacking intellectual endeavor and philosophical insight, could have easily slipped into the genre of paperback romance novels: juicy heroine, dashing young pilot, same-old, same-old.
If the storyline of Anna’s Secret Legacy feels a great deal like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, it’s because both works speak to that part of us that loves a good thriller with boatloads of action–but which also walk that line between this very touchable world and the dimensions beyond. Indiana Jones took on the Ark of the Covenant and the question of scientific advancement over deeply-respected spiritual admonitions. Anna, on the other hand, has a heart to cure the ills of humans, and is in a very real sense an alchemist–straddling the uber-reality of her present circumstance and fear, and the realm where biology, chemistry and physics become spirit.
Anna’s Secret Legacy is hot off the press: written by S.A. Williams and published by Infinity Publishing, it is one of those books that cannot be put down until the last period at the end of the last (surprise) sentence. The contemporary historical fiction is so full of questions that give rise to more questions–we realize that, as saith Socrates, “All I know is that I know nothing.” Williams began to write a book and in so doing, peeled away layers upon layers of information that led her to yet-more layers–and no doubt to a lifelong fascination with the alchemical history and secrets she uncovered. The learning process teaches us that great Socratic Truth, that the more we learn, the more we realize there is to learn. Anna’s Secret Legacy is, in the most simplistic description, a terrific book. It is so much more that no mere book preview could do it justice: the facts, secrets and philosophical quandaries contained in this tome are the things that propel a book from the best sellers’ list to the land of Classic.

Fantastic Sold-Out Premiere Launch Party

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Anna’s Secret Legacy’s Sold-Out Premiere Party took place last evening. It was a huge success and part of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. Keep checking back in our Events Section on the Official Website for pictures from the event!

A new event has just been added at the Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ over Labor Day Weekend. It will take place on Friday, Sept. 3 from 5-7 PM.

Join us tomorrow at the Skippack Roadhouse from 5:30-7:30 PM for an Anna’s Secret Legacy Book Signing before Anna’s Secret Legacy heads to Saratoga for book signings!

Anna’s Secret Legacy- A Compelling 1940’s Love Story “A Great Achievement”

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When highly trained USNR pilot Doug Conyers finds himself being sent on a secret mission to Paris and Copenhagen via confidential Presidential orders, the last thing on his mind was falling in love. A chance meeting with a brilliant research scientist at a Copenhagen Jazz club leads them not only on the love of a lifetime, but on the run of a lifetime. Anna has discovered the molecular secret from sulphur water that can revolutionize medicine or wipe out humanity. Denmark and Norway are invaded by Nazi Germany, and Anna must flee. Hiding in the secret passageway in Paris, Anna hides her discovery only to learn later that those closest to her are betraying her.

A suspenseful love story, set in the backdrop of a world in turmoil at the outset of WWII.

Exclusive Preview into Chapter Nine -The World in Turmoil-Thoroughbreds Aid the Resistance Movement 

As the men started eating dinner, Doug and Lenny listened intently as O’Grady filled them in on his recent travels to Germany, France and Belgium where he had been selling and racing thoroughbreds. Being a thoroughbred owner and trainer made an ideal cover for O’Grady as one of the members of the European intelligence and resistance community. O’Grady shared the latest news from Europe with them.

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O’Grady, between bites of food, continued. “A few months ago on November 9th, the Sicherheitsdienst, sister agency to the better known Gestapo, captured two British SIS agents at the Café Backus in the Dutch town of Venlo, eight kilometers from the German border. Heinrich Himmler ordered the British spies captured. Hitler will use this as an excuse to claim that The Netherlands was involved with Britain and had violated its own neutrality.”

He put down his fork and looked at both men. “Lads, mark my words: there will be a war with Holland.”

Anna’s Secret Legacy Heads to Saratoga (via Annassecretlegacy’s Blog)

Anna's Secret Legacy Heads to Saratoga Two of the character's in Anna's Secret Legacy meet at the prestigious thoroughbred Fasig Tipton sale in Saratoga. Following in her characters footsteps, S.A. Williams will be making an appearence in Saratoga during the Travers Race week for an Anna's Secret Legacy book signing. The hot sulphur springs in Saratoga served as an integral part of the research for Anna's Secret Legacy. See http://www.annassecretlegacynovel.comRead More

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