Books

23 June 2022

Rebecca Pert, author of Still Water shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1) I don’t really like talking about myself. I don’t think I’m a particularly interesting person. I struggled with thinking of seven things about me that people would want to ...

22 June 2022

Author Gail Ashton discusses her new book and urges us to ask 'what can we do for our insects?'

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with wildlife. It was (as is the case with many nature lovers) birds first. I would take my binoculars everywhere ...

22 June 2022

How to develop a growth mindset to perform at your best by Gemma Leigh Roberts

A concept that comes up often in my work as an organisational psychologist and career development coach is that of the ‘growth mindset’ - a term originally coined by Stanford ...

21 June 2022

Hide by Kiersten White review: Dripping with horror and suspense

Described as ‘the book you need after Squid Game’, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Kiersten White’s adult debut novel, Hide. I didn’t know much ...
21 June 2022

Establishing a family economy by Paige Cornetet, author of My Dad's Class

With so many businesses shuttering their doors, at least for a period of time, because of COVID-19, the national and local economy is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Amidst ...

20 June 2022

Transitioning from journalist to novelist – my top tips by Cathy Gunn, author of Felix Unbound

Writing in short bursts and making each piece catch and hold the reader’s attention are journalistic skills that also work for novel-writing; but we need some extra ones too. Most ...

20 June 2022

How rituals can help you work through grief by Corinne Laan, author of The Art of Grieving

After a loss, there is a period where the body and mind disconnect; a period where everything even the things you love feel uncomfortable and difficult to bear. Your mind ...

20 June 2022

Why you need to stop looking back after failure and start looking forwards by Sara Tate & Anna Vogt

Who hasn’t indulged by wallowing in hindsight? Or analysed the mistakes of each misstep? ‘Regrets, I’ve had a few,’ crooned Frank Sinatra back in the sixties, articulating a sentiment that ...

16 June 2022

Rachel Billington, author of War Babies writes an open letter to Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Dear Thomas Hardy, I have been a fan of your torrid tales since I was a teenager. Nevertheless I have always wanted to ask you a question that you may ...

16 June 2022

Xixi Tian, author of This Place Is Still Beautiful shares her favourite YA books about siblings

Sibling relationships have always been rich fodder for literature. I love exploring the bond between people who are uniquely the only ones in the whole world who have the singular ...

15 June 2022

Seven signs you need to check in with your wellness by Elodie Caucigh, author of Easily You

“The issue with our current take on wellbeing is that we care when it’s not there.”  According to corporate wellbeing and advertising professional Elodie Caucigh, who had ignored her burnout ...

14 June 2022

Gillian Young, author of Poppy Loves Devon writes an open letter to Beatrix Potter

Dear Beatrix, How do I begin to write a letter to someone who has impacted my life for over forty years? It’s funny that coming from one author to another, ...
13 June 2022

New book of poetry, art and short stories is published to raise money for Ukraine

The work of over 40 contributors (many of them women) from across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia has been published in a new charity book of poetry and short stories celebrating Ukraine. All the proceeds ...

13 June 2022

Everything you need to know about your Moon Sign by Lori Reid, author of Your Lunar Code

Have you ever wondered why you react to certain situations the way you do, why your moods change so much from one day to the next, or why you always ...

13 June 2022

Tania Malan, author of Ageless says there is not a one size fits all approach to becoming ageless

The time has come to take a stand AGAINST “one size fits all”. Sophisticated technologies are evolving, rapidly bringing with it endless possibilities especially in the field of biohacking and ...

9 June 2022

Nora Murphy, author of The Favour writes an open letter to Patricia Highsmith

Dear Ms. Highsmith, First, I would like to thank you. To me, your novels were revolutionary in the suspense and psychological thriller genres—genres I have always loved. I remember first ...

9 June 2022

Clare Whitfield, author of The Gone and Forgotten shares seven things she'd like her readers to know

I was diagnosed with ASD (old school Asperger’s) at the ripe old age of forty-three after winning the Goldsboro Glass Bell Award. I used the prize money to pay for ...

9 June 2022

Claire Allan, author of The Nurse writes an open letter to Helen Fields

-  Dear Helen, I hope you can excuse the shameless fangirling that will follow because there will be a lot of it. ...

9 June 2022

Advice to my younger writer self by Maggie Brookes, author of The Acts of Love and War

I have known I was a writer since I was about seven years old. All through my childhood and teens, I filled notebook after notebook with poems and stories, carefully ...

9 June 2022

Apple: Sex, Drugs, Motherhood and the Recovery of the Feminine by Antonella Gambotto-Burke

Apple: Sex, Drugs, Motherhood and the Recovery of the Feminine by celebrated feminist thinker and author Antonella Gambotto-Burke is an intellectual tour-de-force that will transform our understanding of birth, and ...

9 June 2022

Kat Dunn, author of Glorious Poison shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. Revolution is in my blood. The one in Dangerous Remedy is bigger than anything my family has known, but from my mum being loaded into a police van at ...

9 June 2022

Faith Hogan, author of The Gin Sister's Promise shares seven things she'd like her readers to know

1. Perhaps I do live vicariously through my novels – my last novel was called The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club, I can best be described as a poor swimmer – ...

8 June 2022

The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill

Many women find themselves afraid of giving birth and this fear can lead them to take a passive role in their choices. However, by learning about their rights, they can ...
7 June 2022

Pride Month: The Satyr's Kiss, Gay Witchcraft and other must-read books for queer witches

Even in some of the most unique and inclusive cultural practices in the world, there is so much focus on heteronormativity. It feels like you can’t read about Gods and ...