Author Interviews

22 December 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Lawrence Prestidge

I started writing as I have a life-long passion to encourage children to read more and want as many of them to become confident readers from an early age. My ...

21 December 2017

10 Things Buddhism Can Teach Us

10 Things Buddhism Can Teach Us is written by Dharmachari Nagaraja. He is the author of The Calm Buddha At Bedtime (Watkins) released on 16th November 2017 and is available on ...

21 December 2017

Exclusive Extract From 'The Christmas Squirrel' By Mike Doodson

Earlier this month, Amazon announced Mike Doodson from Cheshire is the winner of its UK Christmas writing competition for his original children’s book, A Christmas Squirrel. The story follows a grumpy, greedy squirrel ...

20 December 2017

5 Thoughts To Improve Your Attitude At Work

Advice taken from The Excellence Book: 50 ways to be your best by Kevin Duncan On December 1st 1862, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his annual message to Congress. The country ...

20 December 2017

Inspirational Women: Eva McGauley

Eva McGauley was born in Wellington, New Zealand. Raised in a strongly feminist environment, McGauley became a member of the Wellington Rape Crisis centre at the age of thirteen. In ...

19 December 2017

10 Things Mark Seaman Would Like His Readers To Know About Him

Following the release of his debut novel, Mark Seaman shares the 10 things that his readers should know about him. As well as being the author of A Corner of ...

19 December 2017

A Write to Laugh: Why Serious Authors Shouldn’t Take Themselves Seriously

By Cosmo Clark Cosmo Clark is a cybersecurity analyst and observer whose first novel, Blue Eyed Infidel, a satirical sci-fi thriller in the vein of Orwell’s 1984, hits the UK ...

19 December 2017

Inspirational Women: Jane Goodall

‘It hurts that, despite being the most intellectual creature that has ever walked – the explosive development of our intellect is the main difference between us and the chimps – ...

18 December 2017

Inspirational Women: Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks was born in Augusta in Georgia, USA. She attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, then the Juilliard School in New York. Her work ...

18 December 2017

The 12 Reads Of Christmas

By Ian Shepherd, author of The Sleighmaker Turn off the TV, turn up the heating, and fire the children’s imaginations this Christmas. From The Polar Express to Miracle on 34th ...

15 December 2017

10 Interesting Facts About Cosmetics Through The Ages

Susan Stewart researched the social, economic and even political significance of make-up under the Roman Empire for her PhD (gained in 2003). Now widely published on Roman cosmetics, she has ...

15 December 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Basia Briggs

My Grandfather who was much older than my Granny, was the Governor of the Southern part of Poland in 1914 and his men captured Lenin and advised him to have ...

15 December 2017

10 Tips To Launch A Small Business In 2018

More and more women than ever before are choosing to start their own business; seeking flexibility, freedom and wanting to create success on their terms.  As the end of 2017 approaches, aspiring entrepreneurs ...

15 December 2017

24 Aphorisms To Celebrate Women

by Robert Eddison In the Sudan, a woman gets thirty lashes if she is caught wearing trousers. Isis is STILL using kidnapped and groomed girls as sex slaves. In Britain ...

14 December 2017

A Day In The Life Of Me By Kate Furnivall

If you peer through my study window you will see me sitting there. Chained to my desk. Hunched over an A4 lined writing pad, pen in hand. Hour after hour. ...

14 December 2017

10 Reasons Why I Love Whodunits By Alice Castle

Alice Castle is a former national newspaper journalist turned novelist who lives and works in south London and has been addicted to whodunits since the age of 12.   ...

14 December 2017

10 Memories From My Time As A Campaigning Journalist By Peter Evans

Following the release of his memoir, Rebel with a Cause, Peter Evans shares his Top 10 memories from his time as a campaigning journalist. Peter Evans organised, and was the ...

14 December 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Rosie Hendry

I’m very lucky to live by the sea and love looking at it or walking by it. It’s amazing in all its moods and I check what it’s doing every ...

14 December 2017

10 Foodie Influencers Keeping It Real By Amy Heydenrych

As the trend of clean-eating reaches a peak, food is often associated with shame as we try live up to the impossible standards of the super-slim, kale-touting health influencers we ...

13 December 2017

10 Drinking Terms Everyone Should Know

Paul Convery shares the Top 10 drinking terms you should know following the release of his definitive dictionary for the discerning drinker, “The Drinktionary”: Warning: Please Read Responsibly According to ...

13 December 2017

10 Tips For Turning Fact Into Fiction

Stephen Anthony Brotherton shares his Top 10 Tips for turning fact into fiction, following the release of his romance novel, Another Shot, which was inspired (in part) by a true ...

13 December 2017

My Top 10 Tips For Travelling Solo By Vivien Fallows

Vivien Fallows is the author of Travels with George, an epic story of solo tripping and adventure. Here, Vivien shares her Top 10 Tips for travelling solo. Travelling solo isn’t ...

13 December 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By EJ Shaw

I wrote my first story when I was eleven years old.  It was an assignment from our English teacher and I called it ‘The Angelina Flowers’.  It won first place ...

13 December 2017

My Rules for Surviving As An Author With An Autoimmune Disease By Renee Scattergood

Anyone living with an autoimmune disease knows how difficult it can be to maintain a career. You never know how you’re going to feel from one day to the next ...

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