Author Interviews

2 October 2017

9 Tips For Women Who Want To Kick-Start Their Lives For Success

By Ewan Briscoe Master Ewan Briscoe is nine-times British Taekwondo champion, member of the 1987 European Championship winning taekwondo team, three times winner of the Combat Martial Arts Hall of ...

28 September 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sophia Loren

Sophia’s birth name is Sofia Scicolone. Changing her name to Sophia Loren was a turning point in the actress’s early career, the surname was inspired by Swedish film star Märta ...

28 September 2017

Why Women Should Be Writing True Crime By Piu Eatwell

I have been writing true crime for four years now, and I’ve just finished my most challenging book yet.  Black Dahlia, Red Rose is an investigation of the infamous ‘Black ...

27 September 2017

My 5 Top Tips For Writing Fiction By Galahad Porter

Galahad Porter has recently published her new novel At Reception and to celebrate she offers her top tips for writing.  My number one tip to anybody who has dreamed of writing ...
27 September 2017

Top 10 Tips For Keeping A Busy Family Organised

Alice Soule is the author of Living With a Jude – a book about the life of the Soule family and the trials and tribulations that they have faced. Alice ...

27 September 2017

8 Reasons To Become A Flexible Vegetarian

First of all, what is a ‘flexible vegetarian’? It’s simple really, a flexible vegetarian is someone who wants to cut down on the meat and fish they eat, eating it ...

26 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Susi Osborne

I’m a great believer in ‘it’s never too late to do anything!’ My first book was published during the week of my sixtieth birthday. I have gone on to have ...

26 September 2017

Top 10 Heroines Of The Medieval World

Heroines come in many different forms, and it is no less true for medieval heroines. They can be found in all areas of medieval life; from the dutiful wife and ...

26 September 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About The Beachside Series By Karen Clarke

Writing The Beachside Sweet Shop gave me the perfect opportunity to make some coconut ice. I used to help make it with my grandmother, growing up, and it tasted exactly ...

25 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me by Greta Horwood

I am fanatical about saving money.  During my early married life, money was short.  My husband’s wages barely covered what we needed to live on.  So I had to be careful.Being ...

25 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Amanda Fleet

I’m a stationery fiend. I just adore notebooks and fountain pens and ink. I probably have more notebooks in my stationery cupboard than I can hope to use in a ...

25 September 2017

5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Your New Project

New projects are exciting.  Whether it’s the idea of a home renovation, a new business, or a career overhaul, as long as those ideas reside safely in our imaginations, they ...

25 September 2017

10 Reasons To Take Up Knitting By Poppy Dolan

Poppy Dolan is the author of the upcoming novel The Woolly Hat Knitting Club, out 25th September. The novel’s plot centres around Dee Blackthorn who, when her brother, JP, breaks ...

22 September 2017

Charitable Spirit Of World War II Is Still Alive And Well

There’s a Winston Churchill quote I love which reads, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” I came across it ...

21 September 2017

7 Things I Learned From Crowdfunding My Novel By Kate Dreyer

Crowdfunding a novel challenges an author not only to write a book against a deadline, but convince enough people to pay for it upfront within that timeframe too. There are ...

21 September 2017

10 Things You Didn't Know About Oscar Wilde By Laura Lee

People who know nothing else about Oscar Wilde know this: When he arrived at U.S. customs to begin a lecture tour he was asked if he had anything to declare. ...

21 September 2017

Who Is The Modern Gentleman? Exploring Identity

The gentleman remains a recognisable figure through cultural change and shifting social mores, a constant across centuries and continents. This is precisely because fads and fashions, while they inspire and ...

21 September 2017

10 Ways To Tell If You’re Being Gas-Lit By Annabel Kantaria

Gas-lighting is a ‘repeat, systematic series of lies designed to make the victim doubt her reality.’ Any human relationship is fertile ground for gas-lighting but it’s such a pervasive form ...

21 September 2017

Top 10 Novels For Fashion Lovers

I'm a dress historian, so I adore reading books that feature clothes, as well as writing books about clothes.  If you are a fashion fan or vintage devotee you may ...

21 September 2017

My Inspiration For Keep You Safe By Melissa Hill

The idea for KEEP YOU SAFE was initially sparked by my own concerns re MMR vaccinations for my daughter as a baby. I have a mild congenital spine condition - a ...

21 September 2017

A Day In The Life Of Me By Katerina Diamond

When I was first asked to write this post I really struggled, I couldn’t think of a single thing I do all day that couldn’t be summed up in a ...

21 September 2017

5 Things I Discovered While Planning A Heist On The Titanic

My newest YA sci-fi novel, Invictus, follows the adventures of a crew of time traveling thieves, who steal antiquities from history and fence them on the futuristic black market. Of ...
21 September 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Lola Jaye

As a child I lived in Nigeria briefly.  I went to school and was shocked to see you could actually be caned on the hand for turning up late. Needless ...

20 September 2017

Ten Reasons To Take A Risk And Follow Your Dreams By Jacqui Furneaux

The first reason has to be because life is very short... too short to hold back on something interesting but scary. If you want to do something... anything from having ...

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