Author Interviews

28 July 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about my new book by Carly Schabowski

The research for this novel was arduous! I was working full-time, teaching and writing my PhD whilst writing this novel, and I can’t quite believe that I ever managed to ...

22 July 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Sonia Velton, author of The Image of Her

1. I am Myers-Briggs type INTP: This makes me very good at sitting alone in my ivory tower writing, but also very good at changing my mind. My debut novel ...

20 July 2021

How much of yourself should you put into a semi-autobiographical novel? by Lindsey Salatka

I started writing my novel, Fish Heads and Duck Skin, as a memoir about my time living as an expat in China with my family, but I soon felt constrained ...

15 July 2021

A day in the life of author Lucie Whitehouse

Left to my own devices, I can easily sit at my desk all day, and when a deadline is approaching, I often do. If the deadline’s really close – within ...
14 July 2021

Seven things you may not know about me, by S. E. Lynes

To celebrate the release of her new book Her Sister's Secret, author S. E. Lynes has opened up about seven things her readers may not know about her... 1. I am, or at ...
13 July 2021

Author Sarah Langan tells us about the history of women’s rage and its depiction in fiction

Author of Good Neighbours, Sarah Langan, has written an incredibly insightful and thoughtful account of how women's rage has been percieved in fiction; a must-read as it is a deep collection ...

10 July 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ellen Alpsten, author of Tsarina

I was born in the Kenyan highlands, where my father worked as a Veterinary Surgeon. His task was to keep track of the Somali herdsmen and stem the spread of ...

8 July 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Barbara Josselsohn

To celebrate the release of her new book The Lily Garden, we asked author Barbara Josselsohn to let us in on seven things she'd like her readers to know about her! Here's ...
8 July 2021

Seven tips for writing a timeslip novel by Clare Marchant

The term 'timeslip' applies to books where someone travels back in time, and also to those where the two timelines are separate but connected by a common theme, and this ...

8 July 2021

Chasing a dream that no longer lives up to expectation by Annie Robertson

When my husband and I first married, we talked about owning a house with a vineyard or orchard in Italy or France when we retired. The idea was that my ...

8 July 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Elle Connel

I like my steak blue, or preferably raw. My dad loves to recount a ‘hilarious’ anecdote about when I was two years old and sitting in a shopping trolley parked by ...

8 July 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Sarah Alderson, author of The Stalker

I had never considered writing anything until I was around 30 and my husband and I decided to quit our jobs and backpack around the world. I wasn’t sure how ...

8 July 2021

How I spent my lockdown by Pam Weaver, author of At Home By The Sea

Back in March 2020, I was part way through getting Home by the Sea on paper so for a short period of time I was completely submerged in the lives ...

6 July 2021

Read about the inspiration for What Big Teeth, as written by author Rose Szabo

What Big Teeth is a gothic horror written by Rose Szabo, and is available from today (July 6th, 2020). The novel follows Eleanor who returns home after being away for ...
1 July 2021

A day in the life of Laura Lippman, author of Dream Girl

The alarm goes off at 5 a.m. Some days I need it, some days I don’t; insomnia is an old friend and drops by frequently. Until six months ago, it ...

1 July 2021

Seven things to know about resilience by Nicola Morgan

Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a setback so that you have the courage to do two things: first, to face it again if necessary, learning from the ...

1 July 2021

Why breathwork is set to be one of 2021's biggest trends by Oliver James, author of 21 Breaths

Ten years ago, few of us had even heard of Breathwork but now it is on the brink of being everywhere. What is Breathwork and why is it set to ...

29 June 2021

Seven things I’ve learnt on my writing journey by Suzanne Goldring, author of The Shut Away Sisters

When I confidently declared many years ago that I would write a novel one day, I never thought it would take me this long. A challenging career in public relations ...

28 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Mark Cunnington, author of Strait Sets

I left grammar school at sixteen to become my father’s apprentice and subsequently spent a lifetime working in construction as a self-employed domestic and commercial gas engineer. Working within this ...

25 June 2021

That difficult second novel, by Angela Jackson

Angela Jackson’s debut novel, The Emergence of Judy Taylor, was a bestseller. So why did it take her seven years to write her next book? Here she reveals the struggles ...
24 June 2021

Seven more things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Ellery Kane

To celebrate the release of her new book, One Child Alive, we asked author Ellery Kane to write us another exclusive feature, letting readers in on some more interesting trivia all ...
24 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Alka Joshi

To celebrate the release of her new novel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, we asked author Alka Joshi to write us an exclusive feature, letting readers in on seven interesting ...
24 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by author Debbie Johnson

1, I have always loved reading, it’s been my escape from a very young age. When I was about 7, I was so obsessed with the book 101 Dalmations that ...

24 June 2021

How I spent lockdown by Lesley Pearse, author of Suspects

When the first lockdown came, I immediately thought, ‘Now there is no excuse for not writing your best book ever.’ It seemed perfectly feasible. Nothing and no one to interrupt ...