Author Interviews

13 November 2018

Why being halfway between psychic and psychotic is the sweet spot that boosts success and happiness

Before the development of speech, some 50,000 years ago, mankind was intuitively psychic and had far better non-verbal communication skills, writes Dr Stephen Simpson. Here, the bestselling author and Fellow ...
8 November 2018

10 things I wish I'd known before my career took off, by bestselling author Jenny Kane

This year I am celebrating five years since the publication of my bestselling romantic comedy, Another Cup of Coffee. So much has happened since I sent off the original manuscript ...
1 November 2018

Author Tracy Rees on being single in her 40s

I’m a romantic at heart. Always have been. As a young girl I always longed for true love. So far, I haven’t found it. At various points in my life ...
1 November 2018

10 things bestselling author Casey Watson loves about fostering

Casey Watson has spent many years as a foster carer, and before that was a behaviour manager at her local comprehensive school. Now, to mark the release of her new ...
1 November 2018

A day in the life of bestselling author (and full time sales director!) Lynda Stacey

I'm a bestselling author and also a successful business woman – although the working around fifty to sixty hours a week doesn't always feel successful. It just feels exhausting! I’m ...
30 October 2018

10 things author Charlotte Betts wants readers to know about her

Ahead of the publication of her new book, The Palace of Lost Dreams tomorrow (October 31), we asked author Charlotte Betts to write up 10 things she'd like all of her ...
29 October 2018

Instagram poet who shared her heartbreak in verse gains international following

Within the space of just a few months, young British poet Arch Hades has amassed a large international online following - after sharing her heartbreak with others in verse. The ...
27 October 2018

10 things author Candice Derman wants readers to know about her

Author Candice Derman has this week released her inspiring, important and harrowing memoir of sexual abuse, Indescribable. Following on from her publication day, she's also written up an exclusive piece ...
22 October 2018

10 things author Cathy Phelan-Watkins wants her readers to know about her

To celebrate the release of her brilliant new book On A White Horse, which details how she used memorialisation to overcome her grief following the death of her husband, author ...
18 October 2018

A day in the life of author Mel Sherratt

I often get asked to write or talk about the ‘day in the life of....’ I’m an early bird and am usually working from 6am, so be it on my ...
18 October 2018

10 things I want readers to know about me, by Merle Nygate

To celebrate the release of her new book The Righteous Spy - out today - we got author Merle Nygate to let us in on 10 things she'd like all of ...
17 October 2018

Cultivating gratitude reaps a rich harvest

In our minds, the words “cultivation” and “harvest” should trigger images of land, crops, sowing and reaping. For individuals, they may also trigger images of well-being, wealth, and happiness. For ...
16 October 2018

Good things come to those who wait: Why it took 20 years to write my novel

The British novelist Allen Walker spent more than two decades summoning up the courage to write The Strength of Wills. As his acclaimed debut hits the shelves this week, Walker ...
16 October 2018

8 things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Donna Levin

Celebrating the release of her new book He Could Be Another Bill Gates, we asked author Donna Levin to pop together a list of things she'd love her readers to ...
11 October 2018

10 things author Paul Mitchener wants his readers to know about him

To celebrate the release of his novel Between Darkness and the Light earlier this year, author Paul Mitchener has revealed 10 facts all about him that he'd like readers to know! Read ...
11 October 2018

Writing for different readerships and straddling genres, by Bea Davenport

As an author I often do talks and workshops and there are some questions I can guarantee to be asked. A popular one is where my ideas come from; another ...
9 October 2018

Writing with OCD, by author Lisa Lueddecke

The thing about OCD is that it’s different for everyone. By now, most people will have heard at least one of the many jokes about it circulating in everyday talk, ...
8 October 2018

10 philosophers to learn a tip from when it comes to food, by Martin Cohen

Philosophers were the original food gurus. Surprised? Yet food is so fundamental, it would be surprising indeed if the great philosophers had not had their say on it. And if ...
8 October 2018

10 top facts all about me and the writing of The Dream Wife, by Louisa de Lange

To celebrate the release of her debut book The Dream Wife, we got author Louisa de Lange to reveal 10 top facts all about her and the writing process that went into ...
5 October 2018

10 interesting facts author Stephen Llewelyn wants readers to know about him

To celebrate the release of his new book Survive, author Stephen Llewelyn has written up 10 interesting facts all about him he'd like readers to know. Find out what he ...
5 October 2018

10 things author D N Carter wants their readers to know about them

1. I am lucky to still be on this planet, having survived numerous helicopter crashes, termed euphemistically as ‘hard landings’, and walked away without a scratch. I was not the ...
4 October 2018

A philosophy for life: the importance of realising your potential

The answer to an enlightened, fulfilled life lies not in technology and modern creature comforts but in the teachings of a 3,000-year-old Sanskrit language, writes the acclaimed novelist, Ruchir Verma. ...
2 October 2018

Chart-topping author Kathryn Freeman talks of writing about Christmas in Spring

Writing a Christmas book is a joy. It doesn’t matter that outside the blossom is on the trees and the tulips are bending in the wind. It doesn’t matter that ...
28 September 2018

Love at first swipe? How to stay safe and secure when dating online

Online dating can be a fun and illuminating experience - if you know how to avoid its darker side that is. Here, the British dating expert Gareth Fosberry reveals his ...