About the Author

Anitha RobinsonWe asked the author of Broken Worlds, Anitha Robinson, to tell us a little bit about herself. We think her story is nearly as moving as Kalli’s:

It seems presumptuous, writing a bio. I find it hard to imagine that anyone would actually be interested in my life. But just in case, here goes…

I literally turned a nightmare into a dream on June 16th, 2013 when I received an email from CBAY Books that I’d won their publishing contest!

This unbelievable journey began about five years prior when I woke up one morning unable to shake off the chills from a nightmare. The horrible feeling of being chased and trapped by two men in an alley lingered on throughout the day.

That evening, with the nightmare still frighteningly fresh, I wrote about it. By the time I went to bed, I had the first few pages of what would become Broken Worlds.

The story took on its own life, but the seed that started it was the nightmare.

I have loved writing as far back as I can remember. All kinds of writing, poetry, short stories, even the dreaded essay assignment. So I’m extremely grateful that I get to make writing a part of my life.

I graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and then became a Chartered Accountant. I live in Ontario with my husband, who I’ve known since I was twelve, our two children, three dogs, two horses and a cat.

Thanks for reading.

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About the Book

Broken Worlds Book

A teenage runaway survives a brutal attack with the aid of a beautiful stranger, only to discover her new friend isn’t quite the hero she’s always dreamed of.” — Kirkus Reviews

When a brutal attack leaves her barely conscious, Kalli thinks that the young man carrying her away is an angel sent to ferry her to Heaven. After all of the abuse and months of homelessness, Kalli welcomes the relief that Heaven would bring. Handsome Ellis, though, turns out to be just as mortal as she is. A kind stranger, Ellis saves her life by taking her to a local clinic to be healed. Once better, Kalli finds herself staying with her unusual rescuer while being monitored constantly by his mysterious family. It’s not an ideal situation, but it beats the streets. Now that she’s safe and warm and appears to have found someone who cares for her, Kalli assumes the worst is behind her. She couldn’t be more wrong.

Broken Worlds was the very first Young Adult Winner in the Yummy but Brainy Writing Contest presented by CBAY Books.


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Broken Worlds in Schools

Publishing her debut novel has been a dream come true for Anitha, and she is hoping to share this excitement with senior ENGLISH CLASS/WRITER’S CRAFT CLASS in the United States and Canada. Anitha would love to share her experience with students and show them that publication is possible.

The first fifty pages of a story are critical in grabbing the interest of the literary agent, publisher, and ultimately the reader. As such, CBaY Books and Anitha have made the first fifty pages of Broken Worlds available, along with a set of discussion questions.

Also, for any class interested, Anitha would be glad to Skype and answer any questions students may have about writing and getting published.

If you would like to participate, please register your class with us by using our contact form, and download the pdf version of the first fifty pages and the discussion guides. Also, each registered class will receive a single signed copy of Broken Worlds.


School Preview Discussion Questions

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