Author Interviews

13 July 2017

Writing my Family Tree By Evie Grace

Half a Sixpence is Catherine’s story, the first in a series of three Victorian sagas, loosely based on my family tree. It follows the fortunes of three generations of women ...

13 July 2017

Greg James Discusses His New Book 'Kid Normal'

Kid Normal is the first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from popular radio personalities Greg James and Chris Smith. We caught up with Greg James ...
13 July 2017

Female Characters Don’t Have To Be Likeable By Lucy Vine

There’s something about bringing out your first novel that no one tells you; everyone wants to know if it’s based on your own life. The most common question I’ve had ...

13 July 2017

Learning To Paint By Fanny Blake

I haven’t picked up a paintbrush since I was at school. However my 3 sons have all inherited an artistic gene from somewhere with one of them growing up to ...

13 July 2017

10 Things You Never Knew About Boxing By Elliot Worsell

The sight of two boxers in a boxing ring might turn some people off, but rarely will it confuse. Violent and controversial, boxing is also one of the more easily ...

13 July 2017

Top 10 Tips for Writing By Lisa Stone

Have a writing routine. The creative process is usually helped by having a writing routine: a place and time set aside for you to write and with a little ritual ...

13 July 2017

10 Things To Remember When Aiming For A Big Weight Loss

When starting to lose weight the first thing to remember is that you will probably never feel ready to do it. Just like having a baby, or bungee jumping, sometimes ...

13 July 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Nicky Dee

author of the 'What's so Special about Dinosaurs?' series - www.specialdinosaurs.com. My childhood ambition was to become the 'Chief Taster' at Crisp the Walker's crisp factory! Sadly, an unrequited ambition, ...

12 July 2017

5 Things That ACTUALLY Make People Happy & 5 Things People THINK Make Them Happy

Everyone is in search of happiness at some conscious and sub-conscious level. Intuitively, people know that social interactions instill happiness. Some people would say that they alone can make themselves ...

12 July 2017

5 Things You May Not Know About The Reformation By Tim Chester

500 years ago a young German monk walked from his monastery, across the town of Wittenberg, to the Castle Church. The door of the church acted as a kind of ...

12 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Helen Line

I entered this world on June 23rd 1956 in a tiny back to back house in Tipton, West Midlands. As the third child in a house that consisted of two ...

12 July 2017

Exclusive Extract From The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old is published on 13th July, Penguin, Paperback, £7.99, so to celebrate we have an exclusive extract for you.  THE OLD-BUT-NOT-DEAD ...

11 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jade Winters

When I begin writing a novel, I find it easier to kick-start my creative juices by writing by hand. It’s a case of the pen is mightier than the Qwerty ...

11 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Tony Riches

I enjoy the challenge of writing from a different point of view. One of my books is about my wife’s ancestor Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester, who was imprisoned for ...

11 July 2017

10 Tips On Adjusting To Life As A Full-Time Author By Jade Winters

So you want to give up the day job and become a full-time writer? Just enjoying the act of writing isn't enough. It requires organisation and dedication. Take a look ...

11 July 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Grady Hendrix

I Grew Up in A Normal Place - Everyone was happy all the time, and if they weren’t there would be consequences. If anyone ever vanished there was always a ...

11 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Fred Van Lente

I'll never lie to you. I’m a late bloomer.  I wanted to be a novelist since I was 12, and then I went to school for screenwriting and hated it, ...

11 July 2017

Crissy Smith Discusses The Inspiration For Her New Book 'Pack Community'

Finding a home, a place, a community that makes you feel safe and comfortable isn’t always easy. The experiences from our pasts can help or hinder where we find that ...

11 July 2017

Top 10 Tips For Writing A Sequel By Jade Winters

Writing a sequel can be daunting, especially if book one was a success. Don't let that put you off - feel the fear and do it anyway! Jade Winters, an ...

10 July 2017

Getting Paid To Make Up Lies By David Collenette

Fiction’s important. Why did we go to the moon? Because people like Jules Verne invented fantasies asking, “What if?” Show me a strong reader and I’ll show you someone who ...

10 July 2017

How To Use Your Brain To Reach Your Full Potential

Psychologist and behaviour expert Phillip Adcock on how you can harness your grey matter to create a successful life Brains -- we all have one, but how much do we ...

10 July 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About Me By Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

I’m a pescetarian, which simply means I love a diet of fish. Having said that, I don’t eat shell fish, shrimps or any oyster or cockle looking things, yuk! Any ...

10 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Paula Lennon

As a young child growing up in the West Midlands, I was a voracious reader of adventure tales.  Every bookshelf was filled with Enid Blyton books: Mallory Towers, St Clares, ...

10 July 2017

10 Things Rowena Macdonald Wants Her Readers to Know About Her

I’ve worked at the House of Commons for sixteen years. I took the job because the long recesses that we used to get (but, sadly, don’t any more) allowed me ...

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