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Anna Smith is an award-winning journalist who spent a lifetime in daily newspapers, reporting from the frontline all over the world. She has covered conflicts from Somalia to Rwanda to Kosovo, where she witnessed the plight of tragic refugees, genocide and hideous ethnic cleansing. She has also worked on major investigations, unmasking drug dealers and paedophiles, as well as reporting on the Dunblane Massacre, to 9/11, where she was one of the first journalists on the scene in both world shaking events.

She writes novels full time now, using her vast experience as a journalist to create the hugely popular Rosie Gilmour character, a gritty Glasgow journalist who tears down the walls of corruption and will stop at nothing to get her story. An
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As a journalist, my life was built around deadlines, and although I've left newspapers a long time ago to write full time, I'm still dominated by deadlines. Even when they're not there, I create them for myself.
At the moment, I'm writing a new novel which will be published in June 16 - I've already written one for January 2016. But from next year, Quercus will be publishing my Rosie Gilmour no... Read more of this blog post »
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“Life goes on. The rules were this: you might sit for a time on the sidelines feeling overwhelmed and paralysed by it all. But sooner or later you picked yourself up and got on with it, or you were left behind.”
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“This is where I come from. And it’s where you come from. You’ll never get away from that, and don’t you forget it.”
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