Author Interviews

7 September 2017

10 Ways Working In Publishing Has Helped Me Write Books By Jessica Jarlvi

Deadlines are important. Understanding the reason something needs to be submitted at a certain date and ensuring this is done to avoid delays. Various people are involved in the process. ...

7 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Sarah Ward

I’ve loved crime fiction since I could read. I learnt about the different police ranks from Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven books and then moved on to Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew. ...

7 September 2017

The Soundtrack To My Writing By Ellen Berry

I always play music when I’m writing. To work in silence feels rather bleak and lonely, and I’m distracted more easily and keep wandering off to stuff food in my ...

7 September 2017

How To Date A Scandinavian

First, you need to know that dating isn’t really a thing. And now, in the days of Tinder, even less so because the rules are always changing. Second, the Scandinavian ...

7 September 2017

8 Ways To Entertain Your Cat

By Anita Kelsey In-between taking over the planet and snoozing our mogs demand we supply them with first class entertainment. Here’s my 8 top mog tips for the perfect entertainment ...
6 September 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers to Know About Me By Jenn Bennett

I’m an American, but I was born in Germany and lived there twice when I was growing up. My father was a master sergeant in the U.S. Army, so my ...

6 September 2017

10 Things You Didn't Know About Ava Gardner

Coming from the conservative South, Ava was nonetheless a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party. Her father had idolized Franklin D Roosevelt, and when in 1942 Ava met Roosevelt at ...

6 September 2017

Ten Meals You Never Knew You Could Make With A Wok

Nicola Graimes, cookery writer and author of I Love MY Wok shows how the wok is much more versatile than most people think. A wok is perfect for stir-frying but ...

5 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Marilyn Messik

On reflection, I’m not at all sure the above title is accurate, might be more truthful to say, ten things my readers should be warned about.   ...

5 September 2017

7 Reasons It's Good To Be A Woman

In my novel Genuine Fraud, the con-artist kick-ass heroine  (Jule) changes clothes in a Las Vegas bathroom. She emerges from the stall in a tight black dress, super-high heels and ...

4 September 2017

Read Chapter 3 Of Lynda La Plante's New Novel Good Friday

Jane ate breakfast in her dressing gown, then put on a suit and a clean pressed shirt. She coiled her hair into a pleat and, on looking in the mirror, ...

4 September 2017

Top 10 Tips For Crime Thriller Writing

Joshua Winning's novel Killing Rumer, about a troubled, wisecracking heroine battling gangsters and ghosts from her past, is crowdfunding at Unbound here [link: http://unbound.com/books/killing-rumer]; pre-order your copy of the book ...

4 September 2017

10 Of My Favourite Things By Lucy Treloar

For me summer doesn’t mean anything until I arrive at my family’s ramshackle beach house in South Australia, built by my great-grandfather early last century. He was a great recycler ...

3 September 2017

Read An Exclusive Extract From Secrets Of The A List By Joss Wood

Chapter One Mariella Santiago-Marshall stood in the parking lot of St. Aloysius Hospital in her hometown of Santa Barbara, and abruptly realized that nothing would ever be the same again. ...

1 September 2017

10 Reasons Why Knitting Is Good For Your Health

Here’s a fun fact - did you know that people who knit (and crochet) are more likely to stay healthy, happy and organised well into late life? It's true, in ...

31 August 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Stephanie Elmas

To celebrate the release of her new book Illusion, Stephanie Elmas tell us a bit more about herself.  I have always been passionate about Victorian London, particularly the Gothic and ...

31 August 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Selina Siak Chin Yoke

When the Futures Comes too Soon by Selina Siak Chin Yoke is out today so the author tells us a little bit more about herself.  Writing is my fourth career, ...

30 August 2017

My 10 Top Tips For Writing A Novel By Jacqueline Francis

Jacqueline Francis’ debut novella Walk Quiet Run Quick was published last month by leading self-publisher Type & Tell. To celebrate, she shares her top tips for writing a novel.  Ask ...

29 August 2017

Extract From A Little Learning By Anne Bennett

‘Do you really want to sit the exams for grammar school?’ Duncan asked his sister, hardly able to believe she did. Janet spun round in excitement. ‘More than anything,’ she ...

29 August 2017

Exclusive Extract From Map Of The Heart By Susan Wiggs

Of the five steps in developing film, four must take place in complete darkness. And in the darkroom, timing was every- thing. The difference between overexposure and under- exposure sometimes came ...

29 August 2017

Why Our Brain Shuts Down Our Intuition by Tori Hartman

Did you know that your intuition is always speaking to you? When your intuition sends a message, however, your brain often won’t be able to make sense of it. You ...

29 August 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jennifer Joyce

To celebrate the release of her new book The Little Bed and Breakfast by the Sea- author Jennifer Joyce tells us a little bit about herself.  I knew I wanted ...

29 August 2017

10 Things You Should Know About Illustration By Kim Smith

Even after many of hours of practice drawing many different things, horses, hands, and feet still can be hard to put down on paper. When I find something difficult to draw I sometimes use ...

29 August 2017

Behind The Scenes Of Exposed Memories By Sienna Aylen

I’ll admit, before becoming a writer myself I had this picture in my head of how authors came up with ideas for new books. It usually started with something mundane, ...

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