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

At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

Love of Writing Shines in Sara Gruen’s At the Water’s Edge

November 1, 2015 12:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Love of Writing Shines in Sara Gruen’s At the Water’s Edge

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 by Rebecca Hall

Debut Novel Rebecca Hall Portrays Greece in Unusual Light

October 1, 2015 1:01 am Published by Comments Off on Debut Novel Rebecca Hall Portrays Greece in Unusual Light

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 by Allison Pataki

Pataki’s Novel Captures Remarkable Spirit of Duchess of Bavaria

August 31, 2015 6:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Pataki’s Novel Captures Remarkable Spirit of Duchess of Bavaria

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 by Dorothea Benton Frank

Dorothea Frank Focuses on Loneliness of Older Women

August 1, 2015 7:18 am Published by Comments Off on Dorothea Frank Focuses on Loneliness of Older Women

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 by Gayle Lynds

Gayle Lynds’ New Thriller, The Assassins, Revisits Judd and Eva

July 1, 2015 1:00 am Published by Comments Off on Gayle Lynds’ New Thriller, The Assassins, Revisits Judd and Eva

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.”


The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Internationally Bestselling Liane Moriarty Discusses The Husband’s Secret

May 29, 2015 4:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Internationally Bestselling Liane Moriarty Discusses The Husband’s Secret

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.


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Hawkins Debut Full of Suspense

May 1, 2015 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Hawkins Debut Full of Suspense

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.