Books

8 August 2022

Author Rita Herron shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

I have an identical twin sister. Actually we’re called mirror image twins because I’m right handed and she’s left handed. We used to play tricks on people, switch classes and ...

5 August 2022

Letter to my favourite author by C.E.Riley

Dear Angela Carter, You have now been dead for thirty years, stolen away by cancer at the height of your powers. You left behind your lover and your son, and ...
4 August 2022

Author Jean Fullerton shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. Firstly, if you’d told me twenty years ago that in 2022 I would have twenty published novels to my name I would have laughed. The reason why I would ...

4 August 2022

How my passion for history helped me to write my latest book by Jack Jewers

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for history. When I was very young, I would devour any books, films, and TV programmes that had an ...

1 August 2022

Seven Women Who Won’t Be Silenced in Gothic Literature By Angela Slatter

I’m a big fan of gothic novels – who doesn’t love a teenagerhood spent reading Wuthering Heights, The Castle of Ortanto, The Mysteries of Udolpho? – and there’s a good ...

1 August 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by author Marcela Mariz

1. I’m a Latina and a Carioca—a Portuguese term to define someone born in Rio de Janeiro. I moved to the US in my early twenties after graduating from Law ...

1 August 2022

Frances Mensah Williams writes an open letter to her favourite author Dorothy Koomson

Dear Dorothy A few years ago, I was struggling to find a publisher for my romcom novel about a young Black woman in London overcoming confidence and cultural obstacles to ...

1 August 2022

Suzette D Harrison, author of My Name is Ona Judge shares seven things about her

-  Suzette D. Harrison, a native Californian and the middle of three daughters, grew up in a home where reading was required, not requested. Her literary "career" began in junior ...

1 August 2022

Ellie Midwood, author of The Wife Who Risked Everything shares seven things about her

I always wanted to be a writer, but almost became a surgeon instead. I grew up surrounded by books—my mom was a librarian and the magical labyrinth of her workplace ...

1 August 2022

Naseem Jamnia, author of The Bruising of Qilwa: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  The Bruising of Qilwa is set in a larger universe I’ve been playing in for a while—and is not the only story to be set there! I won the ...

27 July 2022

Old sins cast long shadows? by Judith C Davis

I had no idea when I wrote my novel ‘Death in the Mooragh’ that I was imitating a plot device used by Agatha Christie. I love Christie’s stories, the humour, ...

27 July 2022

Sarah Pearse discusses The Retreat, Devon, Reese Witherspoon and more!

We caught up with Sarah Pearse- author of the addictive new thriller The Retreat to discuss the pressures of writing another book when your first is a global bestseller. Please ...

25 July 2022

Shifting States: Taming the anxious mind by Kamran Bedi

I have worked with people who have gut challenges, skin conditions, panic and anxiety attacks, severe stress and burnout, which all have a variety of physical symptoms that are a ...

25 July 2022

Why an armchair adventure could be just the ticket you need this summer
 by Lucy Dickens

Books make you feel. Whether you’re aiming for that feeling to be wonder or wanderlust, picking up a book to take to the beach can transport you to a different ...

22 July 2022

How my midlife crisis turned into a career by Ronali Collings, author of Love and Other Dramas

At fifty years old, my debut novel, Love & Other Dramas, is about to be published and I still can’t quite believe it. I almost didn’t get here. Ten years ...

21 July 2022

Author Cate Quinn discusses the inspiration behind her new book Blood Sisters

Author, Cate Quinn, explains why pulling pints in her underwear nearly drove her to murder. And how Jane Harper inspired her to finally commit her experiences to paper. As a ...

21 July 2022

What common decency means to me by author Susannah Dickey

The concept of ‘common decency’ might seem fairly self-explanatory, regardless of your way of thinking about or viewing the world. It might translate to holding the door open for the ...

21 July 2022

Nicole Kennedy, author of After Paris shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. I never thought I would be able to finish a novel. I had tried a few times, and spent a lifetime scribbling little notes or phrases down in notebooks ...

21 July 2022

Alice Hunter, author of The Serial Killer's Daughter shares seven things about her

1. I dropped out of college before completing my A-Levels. I had a terrible tendency to start things but fail to finish them. Later in life I studied with the ...

21 July 2022

An open letter to Author Helen Dore Boylston by Suzanne Fortin

Dear Helen Dore Boylston I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Sue Barton books when I was younger. I was introduced to the series by my ...

21 July 2022

Seven things you should know about being a nurse in the 1940s by Patricia and Robert Malcolmson

The wartime diary of Kathleen Johnstone, A Nurse’s War: A diary of hope and heartache on the home front (HarperNorth, 2022), which we edited, presents a vivid picture of one ...

21 July 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Erica James, author of Mothers and Daughters

I grew up on the south coast of England, a stone’s throw from the sea, and that is where I’ve set my latest novel Mothers and Daughters. With the beach ...

20 July 2022

Author Sophie Green discusses her new book Thursdays at Orange Blossom House

In early 1993, I went to my first yoga class. It was in a church hall on the north shore of Sydney, at the top of my very long street ...