Author Interviews

27 July 2017

10 Things You Never Knew About Hormones

When was the last time you thought about your hormones?  For some the word alone fills us with dread as symptoms from conditions like PCOS and endometriosis govern our lives. ...

27 July 2017

The Surprises In Writing A Second World War Novel By Caroline Beecham

My novel, ‘Maggie’s Kitchen’, is inspired by real events from the Second World War and the British Restaurants that the Ministry of Food established to help overcome the food shortages. ...

26 July 2017

10 Things You Should Know About The Life Of An Eighteenth-Century Woman Artist

The eighteenth century was was a man’s world and any woman who wished to succeed as an artist had to overcome numerous obstacles. In a society in which women were required ...

26 July 2017

How To Deal With Grief

By Jon Lawrence, author of The Jack Newton Radio Having lost my friend in the 9/11 attacks on New York, an unborn child and watched my mother die following years ...

26 July 2017

10 Things I Would Like My Readers To Know About Me By Lois H. Gresh

I dedicate almost all of my books to my father, who passed away before I first published anything. One of the last things my father said to me before ...

25 July 2017

British Bandstands

Bandstands have been a feature of the British way of life for well over a century but after the Second World War an increasing number fell into disuse and were ...

25 July 2017

Parkitecture: Buildings And Monuments Of Public Parks

What are the ingredients of our great British public parks? We often think of the wider landscape of trees, grass, lakes, meandering footways, bedding displays and herbaceous borders. But they ...

25 July 2017

Derbyshire In Photographs

The county of Derbyshire has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Photographer Richard Beresford has captured the county's essence in this collection of stunning images. From timeless villages to heather-clad ...

25 July 2017

Scotland In Photographs

Scotland has been truly blessed with its great diversity of beautiful landscapes. 'God's Own Country' is surrounded by dramatic seascapes and peppered with fast-flowing rivers, mysterious lochs and high waterfalls. ...
25 July 2017

C F White Discusses Her New Book 'Misdemeanour'

As a brand-new author, I often get asked what suddenly drew me to writing. I’m in my thirties (all right, later thirties) and I suddenly had an urge to finally ...

25 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jennie Melamed

To celebrate the release of her new book Gather The Daughters, author Jennie Melamed tells us a little bit about herself.  I am crazy about dogs. Once I walked full ...

25 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Neil Anthes

While in University I was a DJ at the campus radio station. Popular music always appealed to me even though I was raised on the classics.  I played the piano ...

24 July 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Rosie Nixon

With my day job at HELLO! and two lively toddlers at home, time to sit at my laptop and write for hours, is something of a luxury, so I put ...

24 July 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About Me By A L Michael

I am still waiting for that bit in the movie where the girl gets the makeover. I do not know how to do that stuff. When I pick up an ...

24 July 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Daisy White

It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I am always making up stories in my head. If you catch me staring at you in the supermarket, at a meeting, or on ...

24 July 2017

10 Reasons We Should All Celebrate Life

Years ago, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just 9 months to live. So I know what it means to appreciate and celebrate life, because I do it ...

24 July 2017

Top 10 Villainesses In Fiction

The challenge in coming up with the top ten villainesses in fiction is really an embarrassment of riches. Our literature teams with powerful female characters who know that all is ...

21 July 2017

Brewing Up A Romance By Liz Crowe

There is a rule about beer you may not know. According to the “German Purity Law” or Reinheitsgebot, beer is only made up of four ingredients: water, barley, hops, and ...

21 July 2017

5 Reasons Why People Find Depression Difficult To Understand If They’ve Not Had It

By James Withey Because it’s not like anything else. It’s not ‘like’ the blues, or ‘like’ an extended bad-hair day, or ‘like’ sadness, or ‘like’ feeling low. Sometimes you ...

20 July 2017

Faith In A Mess By Alan Hargrave

I walk slowly down the cemetery path towards the grave. Alongside me is Richard, our local funeral director. Behind us the hearse bears the body of an elderly woman whom ...

20 July 2017

10 Benefits Of Paleo Nutrition

The Paleo diet is a highly effective means of hitting any health or fat loss goal quite simply because it’s based upon highly nutritious foods. Paleo ingredients are often sourced ...

18 July 2017

Exclusive Extract From Forgotten Love By Julianna Zacleese

Some things are best left forgotten. Scarlet Pierce has it all—an impressive home, a successful business and an intimidatingly handsome husband who adores her. It’s the kind of life most ...

18 July 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Joanna Mazurkiewicz

If I’m not in the middle of a new project, editing my current book, or in the process of publishing a finished book on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Amazon’s independent ...

18 July 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jono Dunnett

I’m currently solo windsurfing around Europe. Well, at this particular moment, I am sitting on a pontoon at a place I don’t know the name of in Norway waiting for ...

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