Anna Kenna is an award-winning investigative reporter who has worked in radio and television in New Zealand where she lives with her husband and two terriers. These days Anna is a successful children’s author, writing books for children from toddlers to teens. Many of her books and stories can be found in classrooms in the U.S and other parts of the world.
The Viola Vincent Reporting series explores real issues in society through the activities of fiercely determined young Caitlin Nove (Viola Vincent, an anagram of Caitlin V Nove, is the pen name 13-year-old uses to disguise her secret identity as a rookie reporter for the local paper).
Book one, Viola Vincent Reporting, is about Caitlin's investigation into the bike accident that nearly killed her mother. The second book, Underdog (Sept 2017) deals with the cruel world of puppy farming.
Caitlin can't take her eyes off the Jack Russell bitch in the tattered pet carrier dumped at the feet of the rough, twitchy man at the local vets. Is the dog even alive and where are the pups she's clearly recently had? Seeking those answers leads the 13-year-old rookie reporter to the grim world of puppy farming and gives her another reason to take to the keyboard.
Chasing the truth, whatever the cost. The accident that almost killed her mother seals Caitlin’s own destiny. And when she meets a kick-butt reporter and a ghost from the past, the drama really begins. Book one in a series about a rookie reporter who won’t be silenced. Written with an authentic voice by an award-winning investigative journalist.