Author Interviews

10 April 2018

Writing About Siblings By Annemarie Neary

It’s often said that Americans have a day for everything. While not a federal merchandising event quite yet, Siblings Day (10 April) is fast approaching. Whether you want to celebrate ...

5 April 2018

10 Things Author Sibel Beadle Wants Her Readers To Know About Her

1-) Sibel started writing the children’s book series “Witchy Travel Tales” when she was getting divorced. They went through a difficult divorce and because of the tension between the parents ...

5 April 2018

My Top 10 National Parks of The World By Aaron Miller

Founded in 1872, this is the world’s first national park and home to the largest active geyser basin on Earth: more than 10,000 bubbling hot pools, rainbow coloured springs and ...

5 April 2018

How East London inspired Turn A Blind Eye

Aspiring novelists are often advised to write about ‘what they know’ or ‘what they want to read’. I write mainly to explore things which I feel strongly about or am ...

5 April 2018

Top 5 Tips For Writing Epic Fantasy

Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Echoes of the Fall trilogy from Tor UK. The caveat is that these are my tips; any other writer may endorse none of them. Five ...

5 April 2018

Why Do Secrets Work In Storytelling? By Darren O'Sullivan

In a book market busy with so many psychological thrillers I've questioned and wondered to their success. Why do so many of us readers love a good hook and the shock of when the ...

5 April 2018

The Irresistible Lure Of Marrakech By Annabelle Thorpe

Hot, hectic and heaving with people – what is it about Marrakech that makes it so bewitching?  For decades, writers, artists and musicians – along with tourists in their millions ...

5 April 2018

6 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Ezzie Spencer

My first career was in the law. I went to law school because I thought that a legal career would hold the keys to a bright future. I never would ...

5 April 2018

Top Tips For Working With Your Sibling

To celebrate the launch of their new book Naturally Delicious Snacks and Treats, the Squirrel Sisters Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell share their top tips for working with your sibling.  Skills- ...

5 April 2018

The Soundtrack To My Writing By Jaime Raven

I’m one of those authors who don’t need complete silence when they write. In fact if there’s no background noise I struggle to concentrate. It’s one of the reasons I ...

5 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Cherry Radford

Author of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter One of the inspirations for The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter was the way just a couple of Tweets led to my unlikely but enduring friendship ...

4 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Yaba Badoe

There’s a story to my name. Yaba is my day name. It means I’m an Nzema woman born on a Thursday. Yaba is also the goddess of the earth, so ...

4 April 2018

10 Tips For Channeling Your Suffering Into Acceptance By Ashta-Deb

Suffering is a collection of experiences that you feel has negatively impacted you. Any experience you consider negative or positive is an experience that you continue to be attached to. ...

4 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Ceri A. Lowe

My favourite place for writing inspiration is Formentera in the Balearic Isles: I first went there about twenty years ago and fell in love with the simple beauty. Although it’s ...

3 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Sarah Bennett

I’m a military spouse. Being a part of the RAF family is a hugely important part of my life. Moving around a lot has given me the confidence to put ...

3 April 2018

What Internet Dating Can Teach You About Getting Published (And Vice Versa)

There are few things more challenging to one’s self esteem than internet dating…unless it’s writing a novel and trying to get it published. I met my partner online and I ...

3 April 2018

Top Tips For Writing Romance

By Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris, authors of My Lady’s Choosing, Quirk Books. Romance revels in the thrill we get when we click with someone new who could be The ...

3 April 2018

What You Need To Know About OCD By Lily Bailey

My name is Lily. I’ve had OCD ever since I can remember. Think OCD is an adjective for ‘perfectionist’, and involves ‘liking things just so’? Think again. OCD is a ...

3 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Carla Kovach

Thank you Female First for inviting me to reveal a little about myself. I'm so used to making up stories, being this transparent feels slightly odd.   My mother was Romanian ...

3 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Judy Leigh

I love the city but I love the countryside. Most people generally prefer one to the other, disliking the bustle of the city or the loneliness of empty spaces. I ...

2 April 2018

A Day In the Life of Me By Tracy Corbett

I currently have two typical days. Half of the week, I work for a charity. My day is spent helping others to resolve their problems, whether it’s getting out of ...

30 March 2018

10 Ways To Shine

It won’t have escaped your notice that modern life is full-on. Look around and you’ll see hordes of people fuelled up on caffeine and sugar, having what we call a ...

29 March 2018

My Inspiration For 'Find Another Place' By Ben Graff

All families have their stories.  Some are handed down orally through the generations, others survive on fragments of paper. Letters, diaries, journals perhaps. There are few questions more powerful than ...

28 March 2018

5 Tips On How To Be A Badass

By definition, badass means “a tough, uncompromising, or intimidating person.” And in many respects, particularly when speaking about women, this is true. Why? Because seeing a woman standing boldly in ...

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