Searching for Sheida

A spirited small-time journalist travels to Iran in a passionate attempt to rescue a Christian convert woman sentenced to a horrific death. In an improbable twist of fate, she finds herself ensnared in a web of political turmoil and terrorist activity, overcoming impossible circumstances and discovering faith along the way.

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What people say about "Searching For Sheida"

An exciting book, full of enthousiasm and with an original story.

Natcho Anguelov, Digital Specialist

Sheida is the result of an intelligent and sensitive meeting between real facts and fiction. Anne demonstrates a mastery of an engaging writing which holds your breathe page after page.

Huguette Martinez, Artist Agent, Montreal, Canada

Intriguing, exciting, captivating, full of adventure and more! I loved it!

Kim Feeney




One step at a time

I started writing my first book in 2012. After nearly 10 years without writing, I felt like I should go back to my pen

Envision your goals

I like writing about hot topics. This is the main reason for being an author

Why do I write

I write because I need to decry these facts. I always start a real fact and a subject that is close to my heart

Educate my readers

I write about fictional and playful characters, but I write mainly to educate my readers to a certain reality.

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."

Marcus Tellius Cicero


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"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.""

William Morris

Anne Cattaruzza auteur livres

Anne Cattaruzza

Writing a novel is like setting a goal and walking there in your sleep.

Born in France, Canadian award-winning author ANNE CATTARUZZA made herself known as an actress to the Quebec audience in a television series. She also authored Salima, one of her first plays to be produced on stage at the Monument-National of Montreal in 2000. In 2004, she co-produced an audio-book she wrote in which she directed an all-star cast.

On January 24th 2020, Anne won The Kairos Prize at The 28th Movie guide Awards in Los Angeles for her screenplay Searching for Sheida, co-authored with Kim Feeney and based on her first novel.

Searching for Sheida was originally published in French under the title À la recherche de Shéïda by Scripsi Editions in Europe & Quebec in 2014, for which she won the 2016 Word Guild Fiction Award. She was also a finalist in 2017 for the English published version.

Anne released a sequel, Le peuple caché (The Hidden People) in October 2018. Her second novel once again took the prize at The Word Guild Award (French Fiction) last June 2019.

Anne is currently a member of The Word Guild (Christian Canadian Guild of authors) and WIMM (Association of Christian Women in music & media). She was also a member of SACD (Dramatic Society of Authors & Compositors) for ten years.


• Kairos Prize Award-winner for Searching for Sheida, January 2020, Los Angeles, USA
• Word Guild Award-winner for Le peuple caché (The Hidden People), June 2019, Hamilton, CANADA
• Word Guild finalist for Searching for Sheida, June 2017, Toronto, CANADA
• Word Guild Award-winner for À la recherche de Shéïda (French version of Searching for Sheida), June 2016, Toronto, CANADA
• “Festival des Radiophonies” finalist (Radiophonic Festival) for Coppélia, 2004, Paris, FRANCE