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

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.


Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Edgar Award Nominee, Unbecoming, Digs Deep Into Human Nature

April 29, 2016 6:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Edgar Award Nominee, Unbecoming, Digs Deep Into Human Nature

Unbecoming: A Novel, Rebecca Scherm, Viking - The New York Times Book Review called it, “Startlingly inventive…As for Grace herself, she’s a real work of art — even if she is a fake.”


The Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra

“Master of the Prado” Reveals Metaphysical Mysteries

March 31, 2016 7:59 pm Published by Comments Off on “Master of the Prado” Reveals Metaphysical Mysteries

Master of the Prado, Javier Sierra, Atria Books - Javier Sierra’s 2006 novel, The Secret Supper (Atria Books, 21 March 2006) was a literary hit that reached number six on the New York Times bestseller list and has been published in 42 countries. Sierra was the first Spanish author to have achieved this.


The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

February 29, 2016 4:35 pm Published by Comments Off on The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George, Crown--Nina George is a successful German author who has written 29 books, but it is her latest novel, The Little Paris Bookshop, that landed on the SPIEGEL bestseller list for 60 weeks


The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks Traces Biblical King David’s Joys and Sorrows

January 29, 2016 4:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Geraldine Brooks Traces Biblical King David’s Joys and Sorrows

The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks, Viking - With more than two million copies of her novels sold world-wide, New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Geraldine Brooks, has achieved both popular and critical acclaim.