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About Anna Roins
Anna Roins is a lawyer, previously of the Australian Government Solicitor, as well as a freelance journalist who writes about social and community issues and has edited dissertations, websites, and books.
She has studied creative literature with The University of Oxford (Continuing Education) and the Faber Academy, London.
Anna enjoys writing novels and is a regular contributor to AUTHORLINK assigned to conduct interviews with best-selling authors.
Insights Into Anna
Q. What kind of books do you love to read?
A. Historical Fiction, Magic-Realism, Mythology, Biography, Romance, Non-Fiction
Q. What genres do you dislike?
A. I like to read all genres, but I tend to reach less for Crime.
Q. What is your pet peeve in reading?
A. That I can't do it every minute of the day. That my eyes are constantly sore
Q. What is your pet peeve in reviewing books?
A. That I go over my work so many times I get to a stage where I can no longer see my typos
Q. What is your pet peeve in interviewing authors?
A. When I've spent weeks reading a book, researching the author and compiling the interview and the author cancels at the last minute
Q. And what do you love about it?
A. Everything. I love reading. Asking well-respected authors how they crafted their latest best-seller is a privilege, not to mention fantastic instruction.
Q. What do you like to do when you're not working?
A. Writing, dancing, hanging out with friends, walking, traveling.
Q. What is your favorite activity; color; food?
A. Spending time with my daughter and my husband; turquoise blue; fruit
Q. What is a quirky thing about you, or a funny thing?
A. That I love my rituals in the morning and that no amount of hair moisturizer will tame my curly hair
Q. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A. Too many, but especially deceased members of my family, including from the last century.
Author Archives for Anna Roins
The Darwin Affair, Tim Mason, Algonquin Books - Tim Mason is a successful playwright whose work has been produced in New York and throughout the world, for decades. The Darwin Affair is his first adult novel.
Dear Mrs Bird, A. J. Pearce, Scribner - London, 1941. Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a war correspondent but finds herself working for the formidable advice columnist Henrietta Bird, doyenne of Woman’s Friend magazine.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
Collector's Apprentice, B. A. Shapiro, Algonquin Books - returns with another unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance.
Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard, Algonquin Books - From the prizewinning author of Mr Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes Courting Mr Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a brilliant and melancholic Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him the most . . .
The Killing of Butterfly Joe, Rhidian Brook, Picador - Rhidian Brook is the best-selling Welsh author and screen writer of The Aftermath, now a major Hollywood movie produced by Ridley Scott and starring Acadamy Award nominee, Keira Knightley.
The Only Woman in the Room, Marie Benedict, Sourcebooks Landmark - It is remarkable how many advances in science and technology made by women, are left out of history.
Blackberry and Wild Rose, Sonia Velton, Blackstone Publishing - Blackberry and Wild Rose is a stunning, intricate debut about two very different women, the wife of a Huguenot master silk weaver, Esther Thorel, and a young woman, Sara Kemp, who has been working as a prostitute since she arrived in London.
The Royal Secret, Lucinda Riley, Atria - When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core . . .