Author Interviews

24 May 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Paul Wolfendale

As a child I was brought up by my ever so caring grandparents from the age of one year old, along with my sister Zoe. For some reason still unknown ...

24 May 2019

7 ways to set boundaries to build better relationships in work and life

by psychotherapist, counsellor and author of Finding A Balanced Connection, John-Paul Davies Internally, you might see boundaries as the thinking, feeling and behavioural lines you draw to make sure ...

24 May 2019

The writing process behind my novel, The Last of Us by Harriet Cummings

To celebrate the publication of her second book, The Last of Us, we asked Harriet to tell us how she kick-started her creative process. I feel like authors are often ...

24 May 2019

Nataly Restokian discusses her new book Masks

Isn't it strange how many of us come to this world with dreams, and only a few of us get the chance to make those dreams come true? Have any ...

21 May 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ian Jones

I have always wanted to be a writer; but not because I have a dream of pots of money or fame, I am not interested in either but because it ...

21 May 2019

Seven ways I use my writing to help the environment by Janey Louise Jones

Janey Louise Jones is the author of Princess Poppy, Please, Please Save The Bees! We have all read the reports saying there are fewer pollinators around and as humans we ...

20 May 2019

Seven things you never knew about gemstones

I don’t know many people who can resist the alluring flash of a beautiful gemstone.  I certainly can’t!  My fascination with gemstones has seen me qualify as a gemologist with ...

20 May 2019

5 Benefits from learning something new

The day you stop learning is the day you stop earning, so here are my 5 top benefits from learning something new. Sometimes, particularly as adults, we slip into the ...

19 May 2019

From Paris to home by Ric Casale

It’s time to get personal, to dispel the romantic notion that we have more important things to do. But first, the big picture. The ambition of the Paris Agreement is ...

16 May 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Stephanie Hill

After many years of travelling and living out of a backpack, Stephanie Hill returned to the UK after popping to Bermuda for a two-week holiday and staying for 16 years. ...

16 May 2019

Dr Jo-Ann Rowland discusses her new book The Pain of Suicide

Suicide is in the news all too often. Increasingly people of all ages are taking their lives. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week experienced counsellor and author Dr Jo-Ann Rowland, ...

16 May 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ann O'Loughlin

Storytelling is in my blood My father was a great storyteller. He grew up hearing stories being told around  around the fireside. When I was young, he didn’t need a book at story time, ...

16 May 2019

What I’ve learned through self-marriage by Sophie Tanner

Four years ago, I married myself in a cultural ceremony in Brighton. I chose a big public affair, with all the traditional elements of a wedding including a wedding dress, ...

15 May 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by M.M. Chouinard

I’m a caffeine addict - I prefer my caffeine in the form of mochas (like Jo Fournier), although I’ll often have lattes or regular coffee to cut back on the sugar. I ...

14 May 2019

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Paul Connolly

I was born and grew up in Liverpool, and my first vivid memory is hearing Help! by The Beatles being played over the sound system of a holiday amusement arcade ...
14 May 2019

10 Things I would like my readers to know about me by Ali Mercer

I fainted during the sex education talk at secondary school. True fact. Adolescence is full of embarrassments, but that one stands out. One of the characters in my latest novel ...

13 May 2019

Five reasons to visit Panama

Having lived in Panama a couple of years and written the novel The Bookshop of Panama people often ask me about it. “That’s where the hat comes from, isn’t it?” or “There’s a canal in Panama, right?” In fact, it’s often ...

13 May 2019

How to bring up kids when you both work from home by Stephanie Calman

When our two children were born, my husband Peter had a good job while I was a writer, with intermittent work and no financial security. Then, his good job turned ...

13 May 2019

Why I devoted a year of my life to grief by Daniel Rose

Following the death of his dad, Daniel Rose devoted a year to his grief. Now he wants to help other men learn how to grieve. This is his story.   Looking ...

13 May 2019

My inspiration for The String Games by Gail Aldwin

Gail Aldwin explains how losing her son on a beach in France became inspiration for her debut novel, The String Games. Twenty years ago this summer, I arranged to stay at ...

13 May 2019

Nine things I want my readers to know about me by Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH

I read children’s and young adult books. I am a neurologist. So people automatically think that all I read are high falutin’, serious academic books. I can’t think of anything more boring than doing that ...

8 May 2019

10 Things you might like to know about me by Nicholas Bowling

I’ve been a Latin teacher for nearly a decade. It’s hard work and long hours but I’m just doing it to pay the bills until I get my Starbucks barista ...

7 May 2019

How I ate myself healthy again, and how you can too! by chef and nutritionist Terry McIlroy

My new book Super Nutrition is something of a life’s work; it outlines all the ways in which I’ve used nutrition and my passion for food to heal the body ...

7 May 2019

Five tips for dealing with the emotional impact of cancer by Rebecca Brazier

Brutal, powerful and relentless is how I would describe the emotional impact of cancer. Cancer is diagnosed, treated and monitored in the medical world, a world of science, facts and ...