Author Interviews

20 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Peter Hogenkamp

I am a huge ABBA fan. Mama Mia! How could you not love ABBA? If you haven’t listened to them, why not Take a Chance on Them? Do I really ...

16 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ken Langer

1. I fell in love with India. From the moment I read Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras during my first year in college, I knew India would be a big part of ...
16 October 2020

How being in the present moment through yoga can help us to accept change

By Jane Macpherson, yoga teacher (IYA 500 hours) and yoga therapist who has been helping her clients embrace change for more than 15 years. www.janemacphersonyoga.co.uk Thank goodness for yoga during ...

15 October 2020

How personalised books can encourage reading and aid learning by children’s author Mike Molloy

THE LOOK OF COMPLETE ASTONISHMENT on the child’s face I gave my first ever personalised book to was enough to convince me that personalised books are 100% the way forward ...
15 October 2020

My lockdown experience by Emma Heatherington

2020 was going to be such a big year for my family after a particularly turbulent 2019 and we had so much to look forward to. My partner’s 50th birthday ...

15 October 2020

Cathy Kelly discusses her new book The Family Gift

I will never, ever be able to make an elevator pitch – the ones where you pitch a fabulous idea in a lift to some Hollywood mogul as I am ...

15 October 2020

Six things you didn’t know about the ‘nippies’ – waitresses at iconic Lyons teashops

Elaine Everest is the author of bestselling saga series including the Woolworths Girls and Teashops Girls. Here, she rounds up six things you probably didn’t know about the waitresses – ...

15 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Rosie Goodwin

It’s been a very strange and disturbing year one way or another with the terrible Corona pandemic sweeping across the world but I’ve been luckier than some because I work ...

15 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Emily Kavanagh

1. I’m an introvert. This may not be a surprise, as I think many of us writers are, but I tend to think of myself as quiet and shy (even ...

15 October 2020

10 Things I love about Christmas by Bella Osborne

-  Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! ...

15 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Jenny Holmes

March sees me writing about unbelievably brave women who flew Spitfires for the Air Transport Auxiliary service during World War Two. Those Atta girls were up there at 30,000 feet ...

15 October 2020

How my love/hate relationship with social media inspired my novel by Charlotte Duckworth

It was only when I was pregnant with my daughter that I first became truly involved with the world of online influencers. Of course, I knew they existed before that, ...
15 October 2020

Seven things you need to know about Mumsnet

The online parenting forum is 20 years old this year, so what do you need to know before venturing on the site? Recognition Act, gender-critical women have formed grassroots organisations ...

15 October 2020

Author Debbie Howells discusses her new novel The Vow

We’ve probably all known those moments – the ones that leave you questioning yourself because you’ve misunderstood something or forgotten what someone said. You assume they’re right, that it was ...

14 October 2020

10 Things about Breathless that are true to life by Jennifer Niven

My latest YA novel, Breathless, is the book I needed when I was eighteen. A very personal take on sex, love, friendship, first times, redefining yourself after the floor has ...

13 October 2020

How I spent lockdown by Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

Lockdown began with loss. The loss of the man, who had created four magnificent lives with me, making me a mother. Initially lockdown signalled the loss of laughter and a ...

13 October 2020

Three ways men can be better allies

By David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson For far too long, men have ignored, accepted, or even worse, knowingly contributed to a workplace culture that disadvantages women. Yet we do ...

13 October 2020

Seven things you need to know about the perimenopause by Jackie Lynch

The perimenopause occurs in the years running up to the menopause, which for most women is during the mid to late-40s. The menopause itself technically only lasts one day, which ...

9 October 2020

How poetry has helped me through lockdown by Samantha Crilly

EVERYONE has had a secret way of getting through lockdown: a daily walk, revisiting a good book, Zooming with friends or baking another banana bread. For me, the release has ...

8 October 2020

The power of writing to soothe private issues by Angie Lake

If I had to describe what life was like as a child living with an anxiety disorder, it would be: “It was like having a hangover every day.” My childhood ...

8 October 2020

The challenges of writing in a locked-down world by Caroline Logan

I think you would be a liar if you haven’t wanted to escape the real world for a bit this year. 2020 has been hard on all of us, to ...

7 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Katy Massey

-  Katy Massey’s memoir, Are We Home Yet, is out now on Audible and published by Jacaranda Books. ...

7 October 2020

Working With Marion and Agatha by Rod W Green

Do you remember what it felt like when you handed an essay to the teacher when you were at school? Remember how anxious you felt? Would she like it? Would ...