Author Interviews

18 July 2018

10 Things to consider when writing a saga set in a specific time period by Pam Howes

I set my stories during and after WW2, up to the early sixties so most of the ten points here apply. My characters are likely to be living on a ...

18 July 2018

7 Tips for guiding girls safely through their teens

By Kim McCabe, author of From Daughter to Woman, parenting girls safely through their teens (published by Robinson on 18th July) This will help you to understand your child at ...

17 July 2018

10 Things to remember when writing a psychological thriller by Shalini Boland

Every author has their own individual way of writing, but these are my own personal tips. An insight into how I craft my psychological thrillers. I plot the novel right ...

17 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Laura Briggs

That probably seems like a lot, but it's a world that offers SO MUCH potential for romance and even humor. I love the little details that come together to make ...

16 July 2018

7 Tips for weaning your baby

Keep it simple. Offer simple, real foods – vegetables, fruits, unrefined grains, pulses, fish and meat, smooth nut butters, a little organic dairy. Eating with the seasons is a really ...

16 July 2018

Herta Maria Moser shares what it's like being published for the first time at the age of 98

‘The Singing Chair and other stories’ is a delightfully quirky collection just published by Matador. It reflects the fascinating and culturally rich life and times of the author, Herta Maria ...

16 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Quinton Skinner

Much of my novel takes place in Minneapolis, where I’ve lived for more than two decades. It’s a city known for natural beauty, lots of culture, and winters that are ...

16 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ingrid Alexandra

I’m terrified of heights. They had to send me back down to the ground in an internal lift at Duck and Waffle. Despite the previous point, I’ve been skydiving. (I ...

15 July 2018

My 6 backpack essentials by Janice Horton

When you are travelling around the world long term, it’s tempting to think you need to take everything including the kitchen sink along with you. But resembling a giant tortoise ...

13 July 2018

Q and A with author Giuseppe Cafiero

Finding the perfect book for your summer getaway isn’t easy. Whether it’s a beach read or simply something to pass the travel time, it’s tempting to settle for a mind-numbing ...

13 July 2018

7 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Michael Georgiou

I worked in a local charity shop while I wrote my novel – After failing to get the grades needed to go to my university of choice once I had ...

13 July 2018

5 Things that inspired The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

A few years ago, my parents bought a house in Cornwall. For the whole of my life we would go down to Padstow to visit my grandparents during half term. ...
12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by TP Fielden

TP FIELDEN is the creator of the Miss Dimont murder mysteries, set in the 1950s on the English Riviera. Resort To Murder joins The Riviera Express as the first two ...

12 July 2018

7 Tips for writing in a local setting by Tharun Chelley

Tharun Chelley, author of Borders Monkeys shares his 7 tips for writing in a local setting: Tharun Chelley’s debut novel is set in his hometown of Leicester. The post-apocalyptic story ...

12 July 2018

A day in the life of me by Lisa Hall

My day is pretty much bound by the same routine every day – I have three children, so life does revolve around them most of the time! My alarm goes ...

12 July 2018

7 Reasons why secret societies make for great storytelling by Elizabeth Klehfoth

From commercial hits like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code to literary bestsellers like Donna Tart’s The Secret History, no one can resist a story about a secret society. But ...

12 July 2018

6 Reasons we're obsessed with Shelfies by Martha Roberts

If any word best encapsulates the spirit of our age it’s ‘selfie’. Designated one of Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 words of the year, 93 million selfies are now taken each day ...

12 July 2018

7 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Annie Robertson

I trained as a composer at the Royal Academy of Music in London. When I was there the stage version of Mamma Mia was launched in the West End. I ...

12 July 2018

My baking inspiration by Milly Johnson

Just like Marnie in the book, my first taste of a cheesecake blew me away. It sounded revolting because cheese and cake did not go together in my head. But ...

12 July 2018

10 Things you never knew about tarot

The tarot has traditionally been used as an esoteric tool for divination purposes, but in the modern day anyone and everyone can benefit from reading the tarot, from professionals wanting ...

12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Alex Dahl

I don't read many thrillers... I love to write psychological thrillers, but tend to read other genres- I want to carve out my own voice and niche in the psychological ...

12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Evie Grace

I write Victorian sagas set in Kent because that is where my family came from and where I was born, but I also have strong ties to Devon where I ...

12 July 2018

Raphaelle Giordano: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

I fell into psychology and personal development when I was small thanks to my mother, a teacher. I later became an advertising creative, but with the double hat of creative ...

12 July 2018

How my legal training helps me to be an author by Tracy Darnton

I’ve just been on the mammoth journey from dreamily coming up with an idea about a girl who remembers everything to seeing it evolve into a novel in a bookshop. ...