Author Interviews

21 September 2018

7 things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Marianne Holmes

Born in Cyprus to RAF parents, Marianna Holmes is a woman who spent her earlier years bouncing between the UK, Germany, Kuwait and Belgium, before finally basing herself in London, ...
19 September 2018

Writing away my demons

My name is Kelso Simon, I am an everyday working class guy born and raised in Leicester. They say life begins at 40. For me that sentiment appears to hold some truth. ...
18 September 2018

10 things I want my readers to know about me, by Martha Conway

To celebrate the recent release of her new novel The Floating Theatre, we asked author Martha Conway to let us in on 10 things she'd like all of her readers ...
13 September 2018

Exclusive: UK novelist David R Ewens on a life of crime

I love crime fiction. I always have. So when I set myself the target of writing and publishing five crime novels I already had my enthusiasm and passion for the ...
11 September 2018

7 things you might like to know about me, by Clare Hastings

Firstly, I should point out that as an author I am definitely a late starter. I seem to be following the statistic which says we will all have three careers ...
7 September 2018

10 things about me, by John Gwynne

With the paperback release of A Time of Dread (Pan Macmillan) fantasy author John Gwynne shares some interesting facts about himself to celebrate. 1. I’m married to a wonderful woman, Caroline. ...
7 September 2018

How I helped a survivor of abuse tell her story, by Liz Sheppard

When I met Nicky Nicholls, I was a writer, editor and mum with a frantic side-line in keeping plates spinning. My plans for the future included more work on an ...
7 September 2018

11 things the controversial new memoir My Life with John Steinbeck reveals about the American writer

Lost since 1972, and discovered in Wales, My Life with John Steinbeck allows Gwyn Steinbeck, John Steinbeck’s second wife and the mother of his two children, to tell her story ...
6 September 2018

How to be a mod girl, by Elizabeth Woodcraft

Elizabeth Woodcraft’s new book The Saturday Girls is a passionate evocation of the heady days of the Sixties when to be cool you had to be a mod or a ...
6 September 2018

How I lost and found myself after having a baby, by Charlotte Duckworth

When my daughter was born, I was asked a lot about my emotional wellbeing by doctors and midwives. What they were really asking was: ‘have you got postnatal depression?’ I ...
6 September 2018

Cathy Glass on some of the most harrowing situations she's seen as a foster carer

As a foster carer I’ve learnt to expect the unexpected, think on my feet, and face harrowing, difficult and upsetting situations. Take for example Jodie (Damaged) who’d been dreadfully sexually ...
6 September 2018

A day in the life of me, by Jo Williamson

I am an author/illustrator as well as a fashion designer, so each day varies a great deal depending on whether I am researching ideas, designing, writing, or in the process ...

4 September 2018

How to win at office politics

In any office there’s always a hierarchy of power plays in how to get things done. Corporate veteran, Davide Cervellin, shows us how to play the game in his new book Office of Cards. Here are his ...
4 September 2018

4 top tips on going freelance, from Kirsty Hulse

Following the release of Amazon best seller The Future is Freelance, we got author Kirsty Hulse to give us her top tips on starting out in the freelance world, for ...
4 September 2018

10 things author Karien van Ditzhuijzen would like her readers to know about her

My debut novel A Yellow House that came out this summer tells some horrifying stories of the things migrant domestic workers encounter in Singapore as they live and work inside ...
4 September 2018

A day in the very busy life of Margaret James

It’s said that Gemini is the most versatile (and the most easily bored) sign of the zodiac, so perhaps it’s just as well I have a very varied writing life. ...
3 September 2018

A decade in Burgundy: What I learned about wine, words and where I come from

For decades, Britons have been waving au revoir to Blighty and trading suburban semis for romantic, run-down gites in Brittany and the Dordogne. Today, almost 200,000 of us call France ...
3 September 2018

A day in the life of a debut novelist, by Joanne Sefton

My day starts at 7am when the alarm drags me from the depths and it’s time to get the family up and get my two children out to school. Whilst I ...
31 August 2018

How Basque myths inspire crime writing, by Dolores Redondo

I grew up in San Sebastian, in the Basque Country on the coast of Spain. My family was very matriarchal, and still is. Quite close by there is an area ...
30 August 2018

Happy Mondays - 7 tips to ensure your start to the week is as good as the weekend

Monday morning can be a real downer as you wave goodbye to the weekend and think about what lies ahead at work week. It doesn’t have to be like this! ...
30 August 2018

7 things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Sejal Badani

Formerly working as an attorney, Sejal Badani left the profession to pursue writing full-time, and what a great decision she made! With her new book The Storyteller's Secret on the ...
29 August 2018

10 things I want my readers to know about me, by Caroline Hulse

To celebrate the release of her new book The Adults, we asked author Caroline Hulse to let us and her readers know 10 things about her that she wouldn't mind sharing! ...
29 August 2018

7 things I learned about revenge porn while researching The Girl I Used To Be, by Mary Torjussen

Mary Torjussen is back with her new book The Girl I Used To Be. To celebrate its release, she's written a feature all about the world of revenge porn she researched ...
29 August 2018

Coming home to you - an alternative to reinvention after escaping an abusive relationship

Anyone who has freed themselves from an abusive intimate partnership is familiar with the expression “reinvention.” It is a staple, these days – an optimistic buzzword that conjures images of ...