Author Interviews

19 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Emma Salisbury

I write crime fiction that packs a punch. I have two series - a Manchester police procedural introducing DS Kevin Coupland. Kevin is the wrong side of forty, overweight and ...

17 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Author Caroline England

I’ve always enjoyed a good old action-packed dream and since starting this writing malarkey, I scribble a lot in my sleep too. It’s all gobbledygook, of course, but when I ...

17 May 2018

Top 5 Tips For Writing In Space By Neal Asher

The Soldier, the first in a new trilogy set in the Polity Universe, is out now from TOR. If you want to write SF you must have some understanding of ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By RR Haywood

One day while working as a plainclothes police officer, my team and I chased a drug dealer who threw his stash into the sea. The tide was going out and ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Anna Pitoniak

I was born in America but grew up in Canada. I was young when we moved, which meant lots of failed spelling tests (color vs. colour, check vs. cheque). Perhaps ...

17 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Veronica Henry

I am very keen on my bed – I do a lot of thinking when I am half asleep under a mound of goose-down. But once I’m up I’m firing ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Caroline Beecham

I USED TO BE OBSESSED WITH BBC WAR CORRESPONDENT KATE ADIE I grew up watching her reporting from battle zones and was amazed at how she could remain so calm ...

17 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Julie Shaw

This will take some filtering as I write. Not only because every day is so different in my life, but also because I seriously fit that much into my day, ...

17 May 2018

Why I Turned To Crime By Vera Morris

Up to the age of twenty-one, the only literature I was interested in was ‘The Classics’. I avidly read the great novelists: George Eliot, DH Lawrence, Thomas Hardy. Crime fiction? ...

17 May 2018

How My Evolution As A Writer Is Reflected In My Stories

When I think about the time I spent writing and revising the stories in Back Talk, I think less of the years they consumed—15 or so, from first draft to ...

17 May 2018

How Essex Girl Author Sue Wilsher Researched Her Latest Book The Empire Girls

‘Be childlike and feminine at all times’. This was one piece of advice given to women in fifties Britain. At first glance it was a dull decade, squished between the ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jean Harrod

I’ve spent my life travelling around the world, working as a British diplomat. In my novels, I only write about the countries I’ve lived in. I hope my experience ...

11 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Keddie Hughes

I wrote my first ‘novel’ at 8. It consisted of handwritten pieces of paper stapled together into a book. It was a story about a deer fawn in the highlands ...

10 May 2018

Top 10 Novels Set In Guernsey

With the release of the new movie, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, based on the bestselling book, we’ve decided to check out ten additional novels set on ...

10 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jackie Kabler

I’m a TV presenter and writer now, but I originally trained as a zoologist. I have a zoology degree from Trinity College, Dublin and my first job was collating data ...

10 May 2018

How To Shop Like A Chef

How do you begin to divine the specific nature of ingredients when you’re shopping, since you can’t usually taste them? (Though, of course, if they’re offering, sample away!) Bring all ...

9 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Julian Cundy

I’m a wandering spirit. I walked 5,500 miles across three continents – London to Moscow, Melbourne to Sydney and LA to New York. I stayed with families, new friends, in ...

9 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Heidi Rice

I spent all my childhood summers in Wiltshire where my mum and dad had a tiny cottage, with no bathroom, no telephone and no TV. It was memories of those ...

8 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Adam Alexander

My wife proposed to me on a leap year. At karaoke. On stage.    I was an aspiring singer when I met Ann. We were both divorced, single, and decidedly ...

8 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Joy Pearson

Following the release of her debut novel, Joy Pearson shares the top 10 things that her readers should know about her: As an imaginative observant child, my confidence to write ...

8 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Jane Lovering

I know how these things are supposed to go. I’m supposed to make you madly jealous of my life and ways by stating that I spring out of bed, refreshed ...

4 May 2018

How Baking Helped My Mother Through Her Battle With Dementia

A recent survey released by Dr. Oetker, the nation’s favourite baking brand, proves that baking can lift the spirits. Two thirds (67%) of Britain’s amateur bakers agree it improves their ...

4 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jasper Barry

Profession - Novelist. 'That Deplorable Boy', the second novel in my trilogy about a gay love affair in late 19th century Paris, has just come out. I'm now working on ...

3 May 2018

My Top Female Scientists By Weike Wang

At the top of the list is always Marie Curie. She discovered radium and polonium. She is the only woman thus far to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. Another on ...

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