Author Interviews

15 September 2019

Seven ways to support a partner who is grieving for a loved one

By Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones, author of Holding Time: Human Need and Relationships in Dementia care (Free Association Books, September 26 2019) Esther Ramsay-Jones lectures on ‘Death, Dying and Bereavement’ at ...

10 September 2019

How to find inner peace after suicide of a loved one by Simin Sarikhani

Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organisation estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year - that’s one person every 40 seconds. This year, ...

9 September 2019

In the mood for writing by Helen Fields

I wish I was the sort of compulsive planner many of my writing colleagues seem to be. I long for neat boards filled with multi-coloured post it notes. Instead, I’m ...

9 September 2019

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Anna Ellroy

THE RABBIT GIRLS is my first novel. There is a chapter in the back of the book that was my first attempt at writing a story – it remains in ...

9 September 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Nicola Mostyn

Nicola Mostyn writes a piece for Female First upon the release of her novel, The Love Delusion, out with Piatkus now. My first job was as a bookseller at Blackwell’s ...

9 September 2019

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Johanna Nield

I was introduced to creative writing in primary school and won two national writing competitions in my final year there. Since then, I’ve written short stories, poetry, fanfiction (Buffy the ...

8 September 2019

10 Things I’d like my readers to know about me by Adrienne Young

I had my birth chart done a few years ago and was totally amazed by how accurate it was, down to major events in my life. Fall is my favorite ...

5 September 2019

Around Every Corner- a short story by Adele Parks

Her ex, Tom, was having the kids for the weekend. Everyone said it’d be good to have time to herself, but she doubted this. She knew she’d miss their noise ...

5 September 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Elizabeth MacDonald

My first love was music. I studied it at the conservatory (piano and singing) and at university. But in my early twenties I moved abroad and the experience knocked me ...

5 September 2019

My top 10 spies in books by Asia Mackay

I can remember the exact moment I thought it would be cool to be an assassin. It was seeing Lucy Liu as the cut-throat O-ren Ishii strutting along a corridor ...

4 September 2019

Top tips for survival as a single parent

My husband left me unexpectedly. I still remember how I felt as I watched him pick up his bags and walk out the front door. During the first weeks, months ...

4 September 2019

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Lara Prescott

My parents named me Lara after one of their favorite novels and films Doctor Zhivago. When I was a child, I used to wind-up my mother’s musical jewelry box again ...

3 September 2019

Why everyone should go on a blind date by Stephanie Tumba

A blind date can be terrifying, it’s the kind of date where you do not know the last name and maybe not even the first name; you cannot search their ...

3 September 2019

Bianca Best’s transformational six steps to maximum impact without burnout

Amazon best-selling author, tech-preneur, global media industry leader, mother of 4 and insuppressibly alpha female, Bianca Best, provides an effective six step plan to redefine success and find both personal ...

3 September 2019

Hannah Pearl discusses writing with M.E.

As Hannah Pearls' debut novel appears on bookshop shelves, she talks to us of writing - and reading - with M.E. ... I’ve always loved books. One of my first ...

3 September 2019

Author Ray Griffiths shares the inspiration for his new book Depression

When Ray Griffiths suffered a brain injury it inspired in him a lifelong mission to discover how we can best nurture and support our brain health, in order to lead ...
2 September 2019

How to nurture your child’s creativity by Serena Hassan

I had two main ambitions when I was growing up. The first one was to become a published children’s book author. It all started when my mother gave me a ...

1 September 2019

Life in Scotland by Sophia Wasiak Butler

It is supposed that the Romans called Scotland ‘Caledonia’ because of it’s harsh, rocky landscape. However, when I think of Scotland, an incredibly rich caleidoscope begins; I watch my feet ...

1 September 2019

Sylvia Day’s top 10 romance recommendations

(Gollancz, £9.99) Raphael, the Archangel of New York, is the most dangerous hero I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Only Singh could bring such an amazing man to life, ...

1 September 2019

My top tips for writing gripping crime fiction by Jade Nicole-Bracken

Having retired from a long career as a chartered surveyor, Jade Nicole-Bracken now lives in South Yorkshire. The Ring’s List is the author’s inaugural novel. Here, they share their inspiration ...

29 August 2019

Crossing out, crossing over: On lists and identity by Livia Franchini

I began learning to read when I was three. I was no child prodigy, and by any rate there was no need to start me off at such an early ...

27 August 2019

My top seven tips for small talk by Gill Hasson

By Gill Hasson, author of Communication: How to Connect with Anyone Small talk can lead to big things! Small talk is simply about connecting; to come across as an approachable, ...

27 August 2019

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death… by Niaby Codd

I would like to start this article by letting you know that it has not been an easy journey that brings me here. Opening up to my connection with spirit ...

25 August 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Natasha Carthew

I was born and raised in a council house by the sea on the south coast of Cornwall and have always taken inspiration from my homeland. I left school at ...