The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki, Howard Books -- In 1853, fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, ‘Sisi’ Duchess of Bavaria traveled to the Hapsburg court to attend her sister’s wedding to the young Emperor Franz Joseph I. Shortly after their arrival, Sisi found herself inexplicably drawn to her sister’s groom.
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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
All the Single Ladies, Dorothea Benton Frank, William Morrow--Dorothea Benton Frank, returns us to the magic of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where three remarkable women are brought together by the untimely death of their mutual friend.
The Assassins, Gayle Lynds, St. Martin's Press -- New York Times bestseller Gayle Lynds is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels. Library Journal calls her “the reigning queen of espionage fiction;” the London Observer says she’s a “kick-ass thriller writer;” and Lee Child calls her “today’s best espionage writer.”
An Interview with Liane Moriarty, Author of The Husband’s Secret (Berkley Reissue Edition, 3 March 2015)--Liane Moriarty, from Sydney, is said to be one of the few authors in the world ever to have three books on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time.
An Interview with Paula Hawkins, Author of The Girl on the Train: A Novel (Doubleday, 15 January, 2015)--The Girl on the Train has taken the world by storm. It debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list at the top spot in January this year, a feat unheard of by any novel in a decade.
An Exclusive Interview with Sarah Addison Allen Author of First Frost (St Martin’s Press, 20 January 2015) Columnist Anna... View Article
An exclusive AUTHORLINK interview with Jane Smiley Author of Some Luck (Knopf, 7 October 2014) Columnist Anna Roins March... View Article
A Visual Treat for the Senses – 2015 An exclusive AUTHORLINK interview with Ron Rash Author of Something Rich... View Article
Enchanting Read by a Master Story-teller –2014 An exclusive AUTHORLINK interview with Gabrielle Zevin Author of The Storied Life of... View Article
Write Something That Obsesses You, New Novelist Henderson Advises–2014 An exclusive AUTHORLINK interview with Smith Henderson Author of Fourth... View Article