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

Winter Storms by Elin Hildebrand

Hilderbrand’s Winter Storms, an Intimate Experience

February 1, 2017 5:01 am Published by Comments Off on Hilderbrand’s Winter Storms, an Intimate Experience

Winter Storms, Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown & Company - From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, ‘Queen of the Beach Read’ takes her readers in a new direction with her Winter Street Trilogy.


Night School

Lee Child Talks About His Latest Novel, Night School

January 1, 2017 5:57 am Published by Comments Off on Lee Child Talks About His Latest Novel, Night School

Night School, Lee Child, Bantam Press - The latest in the hugely successful action thriller series by Lee Child, is a gripping prequel set during Jack Reacher’s army days and has been on the New York Times top ten best-seller list since it was published.


Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

A Dazzling Ghost Tale From Samantha Hunt

January 1, 2017 5:49 am Published by Comments Off on A Dazzling Ghost Tale From Samantha Hunt

Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt, Mariner Books - Samantha Hunt received critical acclaim for her first novel, The Seas (MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 8 November 2004) capturing a National Book Foundation's ‘Five Under Thirty-Five’ award.


All That Man Is by David Szalay

All That Man Is, A Book of Uncommon Power

December 1, 2016 1:35 am Published by Comments Off on All That Man Is, A Book of Uncommon Power

All That Man Is, David Szalay, Graywolf Press - David Szalay, (pronounced SOL-loy), Granta’s Best Young British Novelist in 2013, is neither sentimental about male desire nor male failure in his latest book about the crisis of the European man


Victoria Hislop Fashions Tale From Postcards of the Past

November 1, 2016 1:14 am Published by Comments Off on Victoria Hislop Fashions Tale From Postcards of the Past

Cartes Postales from Greece, Victoria Hislop, Headline Review - The Sunday Times best-seller, Cartes Postales from Greece is a new, ground-breaking novel from Victoria Hislop, the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise.


The Hawkweed Prophecy

The Hawkweed Prophecy Blends Fantasy and Feminist Thought

October 1, 2016 6:00 am Published by Comments Off on The Hawkweed Prophecy Blends Fantasy and Feminist Thought

The Hawkweed Prophecy, Irena Brignull, Weinstein Publishing - is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who wrote the Oscar-nominated film, The Boxtrolls and worked on The Little Prince, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and many others. She has created a buzz about her sensational debut Young Adults novel, The Hawkweed Prophecy.


Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly

Houdini Lives After Death in New Novel

September 1, 2016 6:00 am Published by Comments Off on Houdini Lives After Death in New Novel

Mrs. Houdini, Victoria Kelly, Atria Books - Some say Harry Houdini was the greatest magician who ever lived - certainly, he was a remarkable escape artist. Over the years, his life (and death) has fascinated fans, writers, and filmmakers, alike.


Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

‘Sins of the Father’ Intrigue Bestselling Author Melissa Marr

August 1, 2016 7:02 am Published by Comments Off on ‘Sins of the Father’ Intrigue Bestselling Author Melissa Marr

Seven Black Diamonds, Melissa Marr, HarperCollins - Best-selling author, Melissa Marr, is one of our most reliable sources for stories of the ancient lore of fae. Her work has been called ‘stunning’ and ‘alluring’ by reviewers and readers alike


Death of An Alchemist

Death of an Alchemist Makes for Fascinating Brew

June 1, 2016 7:20 am Published by Comments Off on Death of an Alchemist Makes for Fascinating Brew

Death of an Alchemist, Mary Lawrence, Kensington Publishing - The Death of an Alchemist is Book Two in the Bianca Goddard Mysteries series. It follows The Alchemists Daughter, but stands alone with a story that compels us to read more. These stories have been 20 years in the making.