Author Interviews

12 June 2017

10 Ways Psychiatry Inspires My Writing

Psychiatrist by day, crime writer by night! Yet the two jobs aren’t as separate as one might imagine. Here are ten ways that my work as a junior psychiatrist informs ...

12 June 2017

10 Books About Politics For Children And Young People

To mark the release of her new book Troublemakers, author Catherine Barter offers her top ten books for children and young people that tackle the topic of politics.  Welcome to ...

11 June 2017

Ten Ways To Simplify Your Life By Caroline Roberts

In my novel ‘My Summer of Magic Moments’ my main character, Claire, has just got over breast cancer and is trying to come to terms with some huge changes in ...

9 June 2017

10 Things I Want You To Know About Buddhist Wisdom By Alison Murdoch

I first became interested in the teachings of the Buddha during a trip to India in my late twenties. However they only came alive for me when my husband suddenly ...

9 June 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Aethelflead By Joanna Arman

To celebrate the release of The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great, author Joanna Arman tells us ten facts about her.  The Greatest ...

9 June 2017

10 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block by Jenny Hale

Until the last few years, I’d bounced into conversations about writing and, most likely to the utter annoyance of other writers, said with a big smile, “I’ve never had writer’s ...

8 June 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me My Nigel Barley

What is my real claim to fame?  I was a choirboy at St. Mary’s Oatlands where Julie Andrews was married.  Her husband was someone called Walton which confused everyone as ...

8 June 2017

Start Hiring In The Classroom- Here’s How And Why

The high school students Linda Berdine mentors may not immediately relate to her success as an entrepreneur who has built three successful information technology companies (and sold two of them ...

8 June 2017

Encouraging Women To Talk After 7 Decades Of Silence

‘C’est très compliqué,’ is the first thing most Parisian women said to me even before I had set foot in their homes. ‘How can you, an English woman, who did ...

7 June 2017

10 Reasons Why Children Bully Others

Whilst it’s easy to judge and condemn children who bully, it does very little to solve the problem. No child is born a bully and understanding the motives behind their ...

7 June 2017

When Storm Fronts Meet By Gwen Mayo

Writing with a partner for the first time is like facing your first hurricane season. Yes, it is a learning experience. More than that, it is exquisite torture to mind ...

6 June 2017

The Bond Of Writing A Novel Together By Angel Payne And Victoria Blue

A bond between souls is ancient - older than the planet.”  ― Dianna Hardy, The Witching Pen It's Memorial Day here in the US, and I’m relaxing in our home by the ...

6 June 2017

5 Ways To Feel ALIVE And Activate Your Goddess Mojo By Tanishka

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love had a beauty secret that gave her a golden glow. It was the light of self-love that attracted people like moths to a flame. We ...

5 June 2017

10 Things You Should Know About Growing Up In A Pub

Not many people are born in pubs.  It would be unusual if they were but the NHS hasn’t quite got to that stage.  Yet.  I was born in a pub ...

5 June 2017

10 Things I'd Like Readers To Know About Lesley Blanch By Georgia de Chamberet

My godmother’s life was as extraordinary as her books, so here are some of my favourite titbits. Every generation has its innovators who quit the suburbs to seek fame and ...

5 June 2017

10 Pieces Of Advice For Aspiring Authors By Paul Carroll

Don't want to get Written Off before you start? Paul Carroll, author of 'Written Off' gives ten pieces of advice for aspiring authors. Plan. Do you develop your characters, ...

5 June 2017

Paul Carroll Discusses His New Book A Matter Of Life And Death

1. What can you tell our readers about your new book A Matter of Life and Death? The short answer is it’s 'Six Feet Under meets It's a Wonderful Life'. It's a ...

5 June 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Paul Carroll

I've always been drawn to ink. From my early school days in Leeds I was hell bent on becoming a journalist. Only things didn't turn out quite the way I'd ...

2 June 2017

7 Ways To Encourage Children To Make Healthier Choices

The world is looking for ‘a cure’ to stop people from getting sick, but what many of us don’t realise is that our children are the cure. Writing the Academy ...

1 June 2017

10 Things That Make Fostering The Best Job In The World By Casey Watson

It's not as difficult as some may think to become a foster carer. Yes, it can take a few months to get approved by the panel, but during that time ...

1 June 2017

Balancing Writing, Working & Parenting By Karen M. McManus

When I was younger, I used to dream about what being an author would be like. It usually involved me sitting at an oversized antique desk in the middle of ...

1 June 2017

10 Reasons Why I Enjoy Writing For Children By Dawn-Maria France

Dawn-Maria France is an accomplished, award-winning journalist and travel writer who is passionate about children's and women's rights, equality and diversity. She is Editor-in-Chief of a successful news magazine: Yorkshire ...

1 June 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Clare Fisher

I never go anywhere without a notebook. I have notebooks of varying sizes and weights so that I can fit one in almost any bag. You never know when inspiration ...

1 June 2017

My 5 Favourite Screen Buddy Movies By Dorothy Koomson

It’s no secret that I love movies and TV, nor that I often write with telly on in the background. Writing The Friend, my 12th novel, a book about the ...

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