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.
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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
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 . . .
Rush, Lisa Patton, St. Martin's Press - Set in modern-day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus, bestselling author Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a story about women from all walks of life discovering their voice and their empowerment.
She Was the Quiet One, Michele Campbell, Macmillan - She was the Quiet One is about twin sisters, Bel and Rose who have been sent to Odell Academy boarding school after their mother passes away.
The Summer Wives, Beatriz Williams, Harper Collins - A fascination with islands and Shakespeare's The Tempest were among the inspirations for Beatriz Williams' ninth historical novel, where she explores a new branch of the Schuyler family tree.
The High Tide Club, Mary Kay Andrews, MacMillian - “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.”
The Christmas Sisters, Sarah Morgan, Harlequin - Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect Christmas in the snowy Highlands of Scotland. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can’t wait to see them.
The Reservoir Tape, Jon McGregor, Catapult - Jon McGregor’s first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2002) was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize when he was just 26 years old, making him the youngest contenders to date.
Coming Home to Island House - Erica James, bestselling author of Summer at the Lake, rewards her readers with her latest novel, Coming Home to Island House, a beautifully described story about how one family found their way when they were forced to come together.