Author Interviews

12 October 2017

Top 10 Tips For Turning True-Life Phenomenon Into Fiction By David Mason

I love mysteries; who doesn't?  And if they're unsolved, even better. The minute that magicians reveal their tricks, the magic's gone. When you write a novel based on turning true-life ...

12 October 2017

Children And The Internet- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

By Helen Matthews, author of After Leaving the Village (Hashtag Press, £7.99, October 12th 2017). After Leaving the Village is a gripping new suspense, crime thriller that uncovers themes of ...

12 October 2017

10 Tips For Surviving Your First Year Of Uni

If you are one of the 420,000 students who started University this term and are wondering how to make the most of your first year, then language lecturers Fabienne Vailes and Amy ...

12 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Andrew Harris

I was born in Liverpool. The great thing about being Liverpudlian is that everybody’s heard of it. Liverpool is the home of the Beatles, the River Mersey and two great ...

11 October 2017

A Day In The Life Of Me By M C Beaton

When I wake up, I feel as if my shoulders have been velcroed to the sheets. A siren voice in my head says, "Go back to sleep. Death by duvet. ...

11 October 2017

6 Tips On How To Make Your Message Understood

A big success factor at work is getting your voice heard, and gaining the right credibility to get others to listen is essential. Rhetoric expert Elaine Eksvärd gives her tips: ...

11 October 2017

Why I Wanted To Write A Romantic Story About Love In Later Life

I recently attended a family party at a hotel on the South Coast. I watched in anticipation as the middle-aged waiter walked towards my empty wine glass carrying an open ...

11 October 2017

10 Things You Never Knew About GM Foods

Only one genetically-modified crop can be legally grown in the EU – a maize variety which is resistant to the caterpillars of the European corn borer moth. It is grown ...

11 October 2017

Buying And Selling Antiques: Roger Stewart Shares His Top 10 Tips For Beginners

I’ve been an antique collector and occasional dealer for around sixty years, and my new book Random Treasure: Antiques, Auctions and Alchemy is full of stories about great finds made ...

11 October 2017

10 Tips For A Happier Life

Upon the release of his debut book, Knowledge: The Root of All Happiness, M. A. Risso shares his Top 10 Tips for Living a Happier Life: Many of our problems ...

10 October 2017

Beyond Anorexia - Hope For Your Child’s Future

Written by Carol Pollard When I first held Lizzie in my arms at the maternity unit I knew that I would love her with all my heart. Throughout the pregnancy, ...

10 October 2017

To The Doctor Who Heard My Silent Scream, Thank You

To the doctor who cared for me. I had never met you until the day I walked into your office, and you calmly asked me to lay down for my ...

10 October 2017

10 Things My Readers Should Know About Me By Heather Harpham

I speak Nepali, which has a beautiful, musical quality and is rippled with phrases of onomonopia such as “rungi chungi” (colorful), “jealy mealy” (bright and shiny) and “walk-walk lagio” (feeling ...

10 October 2017

10 Things To Do On Your Lunch Break By Laura Archer

Did you know that a year’s worth of lunch breaks equates to almost 6 extra weeks of annual leave? This is what Laura Archer, author of Gone for Lunch: 52 ...

10 October 2017

How To Write An Exciting Thriller

by author of For the Love of Grace and The Second Son, Andy Blackman I have been asked this many times and it remains a hard question to answer from ...

10 October 2017

10 Things Author Monika Jephcott Thomas Wants Her Readers To Know About Her

I was born in a castle, but I am not royalty. I was born four days after the end of the Second World War in Bernried Castle in Germany. The ...

9 October 2017

Alternative Ways To Cope With Anxiety

Unlike a broken bone or headache, unfortunately there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ treatment for anxiety. As an author and award winning mental health blogger, sadly I know that ...

9 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Lynne Francis

I hadn’t written any fiction since my schooldays, when English Composition was my favourite homework. I couldn’t wait to get home to get started on it! Then five or six ...

6 October 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About Me By Susanne Defoe

Author of “Sleeping with the Rabbits” A moving, true-life story of an escape from domestic abuse My first love was art. As soon as I could hold a pencil I drew ...

6 October 2017

10 Things You Should Know About Author Jacqueline Druga

Jacqueline feels privileged to be able to write full time, so she makes the most of it. Her mornings are emails and social media, afternoons are editing and outlining and ...

6 October 2017

Exclusive Extract From The Mezcal Experience By Tom Bullock

‘Anyone for a mezcal?’ ‘A what? You mean the one with the worm?’ The smoke... the worm... the very name. My mum thought I was writing a book about drugs. ...

6 October 2017

7 Things My Readers Should Probably Know About Me By Hermione Ainley

Upon the release of her new book- Creaky Limericks- Hermione Ainley tells us a bit about the woman behind the books.  I am a very good Alzheimer carer. Don’t give ...

6 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Sam Carrington

I loved reading Enid Blyton as a child – but as a teenager really got into Stephen King and James Herbert. It wasn’t until my late 20s that I began ...

6 October 2017

Fiona Walker Discusses Her New Book 'The Country Escape'

The Country Escape is a romantic romp in which feathers are ruffled when a dotcom billionaire buys a historic Herefordshire estate and sets about trying to evict an animal sanctuary ...

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