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.
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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
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.”
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, 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, 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.
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen, Katherine Howe, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers--a literary thriller and contemporary ghost story rolled into one.
At the Water's Edge, Sara Gruen--Maddie Hyde and her husband Ellis have been cast out of Philadelphia’s polite society from notoriety and bitter disappointment. Together they cross the Atlantic during WWII submarine warfare to a remote Scottish village with the hope of redeeming themselves and the family name.
Girl Gone Greek, Rebecca Hall, CreateSpace -- "Rachel finds herself at a crossroads at an age where most people would stop globetrotting and settle. Perhaps she could find the time for one last adventure…"
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.
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.