Author Interviews

19 September 2017

Marguerite Gardiner: The Bestselling British Female Author You’ve Never Heard Of

By Martin Cohen, author of Bounty of a Stolen Empire Art lovers among you will be familiar with the flashy (some might say fleshy) portrait of the Countess of Blessington ...

19 September 2017

Meetings: Five Tools To Turn The Meeting From A Battle Ground To A Fertile Ground

Most of us reading this blog have experienced the kind of meeting agony that gives meetings a bad name. when a group of people get together, and instead of building ...

19 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Karen Millie-James

My dad was my hero. He was only twelve years old when he left Germany in 1939 on the kindertransport to England and was the only member of his family ...

19 September 2017

My 10 Tips For Writing About Historical Fact By Josh Dean

I love all books, but there’s no genre I enjoy more, and more consistently, than a historical narrative when it’s done well. When a particular piece of history is resurrected ...

19 September 2017

My Top Tips For Writing A Thriller Series By Gerry Rose

Rinsed, the second standalone instalment in Gerry Rose’s Elliot Trilogy of thrillers, was published at the end of August by The Book Guild. A fast paced family saga of betrayal, ...

19 September 2017

10 Times Music Changed My Life By Stephanie Nimmo

By Stephanie Nimmo, author of Was This in the Plan? published by Hashtag Press (£12.99, memoir, September 2017) My life has taken some pretty dramatic turns over the years. From ...

19 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jem Duducu

My father is Turkish and ‘Cem’ is a male name in Turkey. The Turks don’t have the letter J, so my mother Anglicised it. This has led to misunderstandings, for ...

19 September 2017

10 Of The Most Memorable Moments In Women's Fashion By Don Chapman

In the top ten fashions after the fig leaves Eve adopted to hide her modesty in the Garden of Eden must come trousers. Women have been wearing them in the ...

19 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Cressida Cowell

My new book, The Wizards of Once, is my first new book series for 18 years, since I started writing How to Train Your Dragon. I was inspired by British ...
18 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me by Claire Evans

I qualified as an accountant. Despite wanting to be a writer from a very young age, I didn’t believe someone like me – just a girl from a small welsh ...

15 September 2017

Five Things In My Novel That Actually Happened By Anna Solomon

Leaving Lucy Pear is fiction, and as far as I know no wealthy Jewish teenager abandoned her newborn baby to a poor Irish Catholic woman on Cape Ann, Massachusetts in ...

15 September 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By K.J Howe

Upon the release of her new book The Freedom Broker, author K J Howe tells us a bit about the woman behind the books.  K.J. Howe is the author of ...

14 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Debi Gliori

I live outside Edinburgh and love it to bits but, oh I do so long for the weather in Greece. Some days, when it rains for what feels like forever, ...

14 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Kay Seeley

I love history. My love of history (especially the Victorian era) has taken me to many historic houses and places of interest. My most recent visits in August this year ...

14 September 2017

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

I was a wayward teenager, bunking off school, running away from home, petty shoplifting, drinking – just like my character Melanie. I was also a secret swot, and had been ...

14 September 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About Me By Phoebe Morgan

I was once part of an American sorority house called Delta Zeta. Technically, I still am because you’re a sister for life! I lived in a mansion house with 30 ...

13 September 2017

Beyoncégraphica: A Graphic Biography Of Beyoncé

Universally revered, Beyoncé is a singer, an artist, an activist and an icon In this innovative graphic biography, her genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with iconic imagery ...

13 September 2017

Exclusive Extract From Healthy Living By Amara Kanu

Hello, My name is Amara Kanu, a mother of three, fitness enthusiast and wife to ex professional footballer, Nwankwo Kanu. Growing up, even though I wasn’t your top athletic girl, ...

13 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Chris Nickson

My father was a musician and writer. During World War II he played with Nat ‘King’ Cole (no mean pianist himself) once, and was later offered a job with the ...

12 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Sif Sigmarsdottir

I’m originally from Iceland but I’ve lived in London most of my adult life. My name comes from Norse mythology – Sif is the goddess wife of Thor, the strong ...

12 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Elizabeth Mapstone

Lots of dogs and cats have lived with us as pets over the years, until we found that growing older was too unkind. A dog needs a good walk twice ...

12 September 2017

One Man's Journey Through Kidney Disease And The Lessons Learned

Michael Banks, a Brit living in San Francisco since 1989, was a successful leadership coach and avid cricket player until one day, five years ago, he was shocked to discover ...

12 September 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About Me By Polina Dashkova

I was born in Moscow in 1960. My grandmother wanted me to be named Polina, but my parents thought that was old-fashioned and named me Tatiana instead. I wrote my first ...

11 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Irena Brignull

I LOVE GREECE. My mother and husband are both Greek and I love my summers there. The island we go to is my ‘happy place’. If I ever feel sad ...

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