Author Interviews

4 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Elena Nikitina

To celebrate the release of Elena Nikitina's new book Girl, Taken, she tells us a little about herself.  I was abducted by a Chechen gang.  Then I got trapped in ...

4 October 2017

11 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jane Bailey

I owe my first publishing break to Beryl Bainbridge. I was doing a creative writing course at The Arvon Foundation (which I thoroughly recommend for serious would-be writers) and one ...

3 October 2017

How Anyone And Anything Can Teach Important Life Lessons

By Dr Rajan Sankaran   We were at loggerheads that day, my seventeen-year-old son Soham and I. Soham was to apply for undergraduate study at a prestigious university in the USA. Normally, ...

3 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jason Tucker

I am married, and we are parents to 3 crazy, but amazing little boys. They are my absolute inspiration and my pride and joy. My house is complete and utter ...

3 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Ian Doescher

Author of the Shakespeare’s Star Wars Series. The Force Doth Awaken is out now from Quirk Books. When I was 15, I spent the summer memorizing Shakespearean soliloquies. No ...

3 October 2017

6 Beautiful African Death Rituals

By African Horror writer, Nuzo Onoh The “Fantasy Coffins” Ritual: The Ga tribe of Ghana are famous for building “Fantasy Coffins” to bury their dead. These coffins have shapes which symbolise ...

2 October 2017

Top 10 Tips for Writing Detective Fiction

 If you’re going to write detective fiction, you should read detective fiction. Lots of it. Contemporary, classic, historical, true-crime, fantastical crime…every sort of detective fiction there is. You’ll get a ...

2 October 2017

Chapter One: 'Like An Oak' From Happy Days Of The Grump By Tuomas Kyrö

Well, it sure ruined my day when life emptied my workshop all over the floor. I was looking in my tool cupboard for a medium-sized chisel so that I could ...

2 October 2017

10 Of The Scariest Things That Have Happened To Me As A Psychic

Having been naturally open to psychic realms since childhood and without the knowledge of how to ‘turn off’ my psychic abilities, my life has been full of scary moments. Early ...

2 October 2017

10 Tips To Get YOU Out And About Successfully On Your Own

By Christine Ingall, author of ‘Solo Success! You CAN do things on your own’ published by Panoma Press (£10.99, September 28th 2017). Available in all good bookshops and online. Are ...

2 October 2017

10 Ways To Make Every Day Matter

The more organized things are, the easier it is to stay focused on what's happening in the moment. Organization doesn’t come easily for everyone, but there are so many great ...

2 October 2017

My Top 10 American Desserts By Stella Parks

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Even more so than apple pie, chocolate chip cookies are the most iconic American dessert, the sort of childhood favorite you never outgrow. While invented in the ...

2 October 2017

9 Tips For Women Who Want To Kick-Start Their Lives For Success

By Ewan Briscoe Master Ewan Briscoe is nine-times British Taekwondo champion, member of the 1987 European Championship winning taekwondo team, three times winner of the Combat Martial Arts Hall of ...

28 September 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sophia Loren

Sophia’s birth name is Sofia Scicolone. Changing her name to Sophia Loren was a turning point in the actress’s early career, the surname was inspired by Swedish film star Märta ...

28 September 2017

Why Women Should Be Writing True Crime By Piu Eatwell

I have been writing true crime for four years now, and I’ve just finished my most challenging book yet.  Black Dahlia, Red Rose is an investigation of the infamous ‘Black ...

27 September 2017

My 5 Top Tips For Writing Fiction By Galahad Porter

Galahad Porter has recently published her new novel At Reception and to celebrate she offers her top tips for writing.  My number one tip to anybody who has dreamed of writing ...
27 September 2017

Top 10 Tips For Keeping A Busy Family Organised

Alice Soule is the author of Living With a Jude – a book about the life of the Soule family and the trials and tribulations that they have faced. Alice ...

27 September 2017

8 Reasons To Become A Flexible Vegetarian

First of all, what is a ‘flexible vegetarian’? It’s simple really, a flexible vegetarian is someone who wants to cut down on the meat and fish they eat, eating it ...

26 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Susi Osborne

I’m a great believer in ‘it’s never too late to do anything!’ My first book was published during the week of my sixtieth birthday. I have gone on to have ...

26 September 2017

Top 10 Heroines Of The Medieval World

Heroines come in many different forms, and it is no less true for medieval heroines. They can be found in all areas of medieval life; from the dutiful wife and ...

26 September 2017

10 Things I Want My Readers To Know About The Beachside Series By Karen Clarke

Writing The Beachside Sweet Shop gave me the perfect opportunity to make some coconut ice. I used to help make it with my grandmother, growing up, and it tasted exactly ...

25 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me by Greta Horwood

I am fanatical about saving money.  During my early married life, money was short.  My husband’s wages barely covered what we needed to live on.  So I had to be careful.Being ...

25 September 2017

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Amanda Fleet

I’m a stationery fiend. I just adore notebooks and fountain pens and ink. I probably have more notebooks in my stationery cupboard than I can hope to use in a ...

25 September 2017

5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Your New Project

New projects are exciting.  Whether it’s the idea of a home renovation, a new business, or a career overhaul, as long as those ideas reside safely in our imaginations, they ...

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