Anya Ison Wallace
Anya was born and grew up in England and now lives in Sweden. Alongside a career as a dancer, choreographer and cultural developer, Anya has always had a pencil and paper close at hand. Scribbles, ideas, poems and short stories have created piles around her work space, these occasionally being assembled into some kind of order. Her interest in language has also led to her doing translations from Swedish to English for cultural figures and institutions, including audio description for performance. In 2013, Anya collected together some of her poems from the period 1994–1998, and published them under the title “Mrs. Petty’s Laundry”. In 2022 she published her first novel, the global thriller mystery “WATCH but don’t TOUCH”.
WATCH but don't TOUCH
Global Thriller Mystery
When emotional surveillance analyst William Zane is ordered to spy on detective sergeant Tabitha Marquis, it sets off a chain of events that leaves their lives irreversibly entwined.
With Zane forced to control his emotions in order to stay alive, and Tabitha going on the run to save a kidnapped girl, their adventure propels them between London, Scotland, Malta, the Pacific, and the International Space Station. Who can they trust with their dangerous secrets? Can they avoid the very surveillance that Zane has been trained to use?
Against an expanding backdrop of lies, betrayal, family secrets and murder, and just when they both think they are out of danger, things take a very bizarre and deadly turn for the worst…
Mrs. Petty's Laundry
A poem collection full of strong character sketches that put our daily lives into an intuitive and otherworldly context. From a fondness for the naffer side of life to an appreciation of the complex weave of ancient voices and contemporary living that is England; from alphabetic games to a simple declaration of love, Mrs. Petty’s Laundry is full of everyday situations that turn into everything but the everyday.