Author Interviews

15 March 2018

The Importance of Hanging Around By Brad Parks

It was an audition—only it was designed for a writer. I was a tender twenty-four years old, desperate to land this prized gig at an important daily newspaper, and my ...

15 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Shelan Rodger

My first school was a radio I was born in Nigeria. When I was four, my family moved to Australia, to a place so remote there was no school, so ...

14 March 2018

How to Innovate: The Six Stage Process

‘I don’t seem to be able to get traction’, said Susan, an aspiring entrepreneur as we discussed how she could get her new business idea up and running. ‘I get ...

14 March 2018

10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Romans

by Harry Sidebottom, Lecturer in Ancient History at Lincoln College, Oxford, and author of The Last Hour. Gladiatorial fighting was not the most popular entertainment. The seating capacity of the ...

13 March 2018

My Writing Day By Daina Tabuna

While working on my first collection of stories (three of them are now published in English as “The Secret Box”), I created near perfect circumstances for writing. I quit my ...

13 March 2018

Top 10 First Date Tips From A Male Perspective

Like some people, I am great at giving out advice but not really that good at following through and applying it for myself. More a case of ‘Do as I ...

12 March 2018

How An Old Job Inspired My New Novel By Rhidian Brook

Beginning in the spooky Catskill Mountains and roaming across 1980’s America, Rhidian Brook’s latest novel - The Killing of Butterfly Joe – is part gothic thriller, part existential road trip, ...

12 March 2018

10 Reasons Why You'll Fall In Love With Montserrat

There are two questions I’m invariably asked when the subject of Montserrat comes up. “Where the hell is it and how did you come to be there?” The first answer ...

12 March 2018

Linda Nolan Discusses Her New Book 'From My Heart'

To celebrate the release of her new book From My Heart, Linda Nolan shared some time with us to tell us all about her new autobiography.  What can readers expect ...

12 March 2018

Silver Linings: How Serious Illness Made My Relationship Stronger

On a sunny July afternoon in 2011 I decided to take a break from the computer and get some fresh air on the front step of our house in South ...

9 March 2018

10 Reasons To Practice Self Love

by Andrea Pennington, MD The first step in embracing self-love is about self-discovery. By identifying and acknowledging your own talents, values, dreams and visions gives your heart and soul a ...

8 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Anne Corlett

My handwriting is beyond appalling. I had extra handwriting lessons at school, until the teachers gave it up as a hopeless cause. If I write longhand and come back to ...

8 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By M J Ford

My novel is about a kidnapping by a clown. Fear of clowns is a well-known phenomenon called coulrophobia. Thankfully I'm not affected. My main phobia - and I don't think it has a ...

8 March 2018

My Top 10 Female Icons By Jennifer Mathieu

As a writer of novels about young adults, I often find myself incorporating feminist themes. I think it’s because living my life as a feminist has made such a positive ...

8 March 2018

Paris: A City of Firsts By B A Paris

It’s not for nothing that my author name is Paris. It’s the city I went to when I first left home, the city I fell in love with when I ...

8 March 2018

How To Write About What You Don't Know By Linda Finlay

Write about what you know they say. Always one to break the rules (and who are they, anyway?) I enjoy writing about what I don’t know, taking my readers on ...

8 March 2018

No More Broken Families By Nina Farr

When I became a single mother back in 2012, there are a few things I think I would have liked to know. If you’re raising your family alone, or you ...

8 March 2018

10 Things I Learnt About Women Priests While Writing My Book By Louise Rowland

Before I started writing my novel The Girls’ Book of Priesthood, I interviewed over twenty women priests from all around the UK. It was a fascinating, often humbling, experience, as ...

8 March 2018

5 Ways My Scientific Background Has Helped Me To Write My New Novel By Emma Young

General knowledge about psychology       Psychopathy, anger, empathy, Dissociative Identity Disorder… As a science journalist with a degree in psychology, I’ve written about countless psychology topics over the years. Since psychology ...

8 March 2018

My Top 10 Comfort Foods By Debbie Johnson

When I came up with the idea for a series of books set around the Comfort Food Cafe, I had a very clear image of what it would be like ...

8 March 2018

To Reach Your Goal, Stop Breaking A Promise To Yourself

If you decide on a goal— for example, “I’m going to write a novel” or “I’m going to run a 10K”— your subconscious will formulate the likelihood of that happening ...

8 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Tina LeCount Myers

I’m a binge writer. I wish I could be one of those amazingly disciplined writers who write every day. But I’m not. I give myself a word count I want ...

8 March 2018

10 Things You Should Know About Having Anxiety With A New Born

By mind coach and TV presenter Anna Williamson 1- The days and weeks after giving birth are amongst the most surreal and emotionally challenging, take each day as it comes and remove any expectation from ...

8 March 2018

10 Things You Never Knew About Gypsy Gangland By Jessie Keane

1/ Gypsies don’t form ‘gangs’ as such – they have large families which are very closely knitted together, even if living in different parts of the country.  Family is a ...

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