Anna Roins

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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

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea Relives Tale of Ill-Fated Vessel

October 1, 2017 5:11 am Published by Comments Off on Salt to the Sea Relives Tale of Ill-Fated Vessel

Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys, Speak - Salt to the Sea is a work of historical fiction widely read by students and adults alike. It tells the story of three teenagers from Poland, Lithuania and East Prussia fleeing from the Red Army


Incarnate by Josh Stolberg

Troubled Spirits Haunt Screenwriter Stolberg’s First Novel

September 1, 2017 5:38 am Published by Comments Off on Troubled Spirits Haunt Screenwriter Stolberg’s First Novel

Incarnate, Josh Stolberg, Atria - Josh Stolberg has been writing and directing movies and television shows for over 20 years. His most recent blockbuster is Jigsaw (2017), the latest addition to the popular Saw horror franchise.


Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Everyone Brave is Forgiven, A Story of Shared Courage

August 1, 2017 5:01 am Published by Comments Off on Everyone Brave is Forgiven, A Story of Shared Courage

Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Chris Cleave, Simon & Schuster - Extraordinary writer-journalist, Chris Cleave, confirms his reputation as one of the most insightful novelist of our time with his latest novel, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (2016).


The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Summer Seaside Kitchen: A Young Woman’s Journey into Her Past

July 1, 2017 5:00 am Published by Comments Off on Summer Seaside Kitchen: A Young Woman’s Journey into Her Past

The Summer Seaside Kitchen, Jenny Colgan, Little, Brown & Co. UK - Jenny Colgan, the Sunday Times bestselling author, has sold more than 2.5 million novels of romantic-comedy, as well as Doctor Who sci-fi adventures worldwide.


Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay Keeps Readers Laughing

June 8, 2017 9:46 am Published by Comments Off on Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay Keeps Readers Laughing

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay, Jill Mansell, - International bestselling author, Jill Mansell, gives us another great feel-good story about family, friendship and love triangles.


The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

The Night the Lights Went Out, an Enthralling Story

May 8, 2017 1:49 pm Published by Comments Off on The Night the Lights Went Out, an Enthralling Story

The Night the Lights Went Out, Karen White, Penguin Publishing - From the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Tradd Street series, comes a rich new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems...


The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

The Gustav Sonata, a Quest for Unrequited Love

April 1, 2017 5:00 am Published by Comments Off on The Gustav Sonata, a Quest for Unrequited Love

THE GUSTAV SONATA, Rose Tremain, Vintage - Rose Tremain CBE FRSL, is regarded as one of the most atmospheric British novelists of her time. She has been published in thirty countries and has won the Orange Prize, the Whitbread Novel Award and the Prix Femina Etranger, as well as shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.


Seeing and Believing by Gillian Bouras

Seeing and Believing Explores the Longings of the Displaced Expatriate

March 1, 2017 5:01 am Published by Comments Off on Seeing and Believing Explores the Longings of the Displaced Expatriate

Gillian Bouras, Seeing and Believing, (Gialos Publishing - Author Gillian Bouras, recipient of a New South Wales State Literary Award, and shortlisted for the National Biography Award (Australia), and the UK Fawcett Book Prize brings us full circle with the publication of Seeing and Believing