Author Interviews

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 ...

28 March 2018

Author Launches #BraveMe Hashtag For Domestic Violence Survivors

Domestic violence is still underreported in England despite a rise in offences recorded by police, according to a recent report by Women’s Aid. Author Christine Clayfield has documented the abuse ...

28 March 2018

7 Reasons To Visit Indonesia

Life as an expat in Indonesia can be many things. It can be a fantastically wonderfully, enlightening and entertaining experience; it can be, at times, frustrating, nerve-wracking and downright exasperating; ...

27 March 2018

When Women Govern. Dream On! By Sarah Tyley

When women rule the world, everything will be better. We’ll end wealth inequality, the rubbish care system, the billions spent on weapons used to obliterate one another, and girls being ...

27 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

I didn’t set out to be a thriller writer. I originally thought I’d become a journalist, and worked as a writer and editor at my university paper. When my kids ...

27 March 2018

10 Survival Tips For Girls

In a way, all books are about survival. But for my newest book, NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST, I decided to tackle the issue head-on when I wrote about ...

26 March 2018

10 Secrets You Never Knew About New York By Ellen Swandiak

NYC always presents a whirlwind of opportunities, so we checked in with the author of 500 Hidden Secrets of New York to see what spots she recommends for feisty females. ...

26 March 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Fran Cooper

Sitting down to think about what A Day in the Life of Me looks like, I realised that there’s no such thing. Every day is different, every day a different ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham shares the top 10 things that her readers should know about her, following the release of her debut novel, My Bed is a Blackhole. I didn’t tell anyone ...

26 March 2018

10 Questions That Led Me to Write My Novel By Brenda Turner

Following the publication of her debut historical novel, Brenda Turner shares her answers to the top 10 questions that led her inexorably on the journey to write The Arnolfini Connection ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I've Learned From Motherhood By Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis’ experiences as a first time mum inspired her debut poetry book, Baby Daze. Sarah wrote the poems quite spontaneously while up for the 3am feeds and after several ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Stephen Cardew

Following the publication Café Britannica, Stephen Cardew shares the top 10 things that his readers should know about him: When Mrs Wade, my primary school teacher, asked me, at the ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Kate Medina

When I was at University, I joined the Territorial Army, where I spent five years, firstly as an Officer Trainee in the Infantry and then, after going to Royal Military ...

26 March 2018

10 Things From My Real Life Which Appear In My Book By Hannah Vincent

The necklace which appears on page 135 of the novel My friend is a jeweller and I asked him to make me the necklace which Nikki wears – she’s the ...

26 March 2018

Why Readers Love A Complicated Relationship By Maria Realf

The course of true love never did run smooth, at least according to Shakespeare. He should know: many of his most memorable characters were the ones with the most turbulent ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About My By Nick Hollin

Not as a result of bad behaviour, but my dad’s job. Plenty of first days, a lot of friends. I’m told I was never very good at keeping my shoelaces ...

26 March 2018

The Best (Worst) Terrible Bosses By T.M. Logan

It doesn’t matter where you work, or what you do. At some point in your life, you’re probably going to find yourself working for a terrible boss. The boss who ...

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