Author Interviews

26 March 2018

10 Things I've Learned From Motherhood By Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis’ experiences as a first time mum inspired her debut poetry book, Baby Daze. Sarah wrote the poems quite spontaneously while up for the 3am feeds and after several ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Stephen Cardew

Following the publication Café Britannica, Stephen Cardew shares the top 10 things that his readers should know about him: When Mrs Wade, my primary school teacher, asked me, at the ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Kate Medina

When I was at University, I joined the Territorial Army, where I spent five years, firstly as an Officer Trainee in the Infantry and then, after going to Royal Military ...

26 March 2018

10 Things From My Real Life Which Appear In My Book By Hannah Vincent

The necklace which appears on page 135 of the novel My friend is a jeweller and I asked him to make me the necklace which Nikki wears – she’s the ...

26 March 2018

Why Readers Love A Complicated Relationship By Maria Realf

The course of true love never did run smooth, at least according to Shakespeare. He should know: many of his most memorable characters were the ones with the most turbulent ...

26 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About My By Nick Hollin

Not as a result of bad behaviour, but my dad’s job. Plenty of first days, a lot of friends. I’m told I was never very good at keeping my shoelaces ...

26 March 2018

The Best (Worst) Terrible Bosses By T.M. Logan

It doesn’t matter where you work, or what you do. At some point in your life, you’re probably going to find yourself working for a terrible boss. The boss who ...

23 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jake Cross

Ever since my dad started a postal writing course, when I was about ten. I had to try to impress him, because that's what kids do. I started with action ...

23 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Ruth Figgest

I was an entrepreneurial child. My brothers and I charged neighbourhood children money to look over their pets and sold them home-made animal food. Not only lemonade sales on the ...

22 March 2018

10 Reasons I Had To Write The Love Factory

To celebrate the release of her new book The Love Factory, author Elaine Proctor tells us why she felt compelled to write it.  Because I wanted, for once in my ...

22 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Sophie Cameron

I wrote my first book when I was six. I say “book”, but it was actually a ten-page rip-off of Dick King-Smith’s Sophie series, with all the characters swapped for ...

22 March 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Jodi Ellen Malpas

When I was asked to write a day in the life of me, I snorted at the email.  Because, honestly, it’s really nothing to write home about. Pardon the pun. ...

22 March 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Rachel Hore

I’m much worse at getting up in the mornings than I used to be when my children were small. There’s only one of them left at home now, and being ...

22 March 2018

How Boxing Helped Me To Heal

From being a small child, I have always admired the sport of boxing and the boxers who compete, although as a small child I couldn’t have put into words just ...

22 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Erin Knight

I fell into writing. I was a bit lost at the time. I couldn’t juggle running my business with looking after my little boys so I’d recently closed the cake ...

22 March 2018

Fatherhood By David Whitehouse

There are very few ways in which my first son is like Princess Diana. At the time of writing, and unless he’s recently become the patron of a landmine charity ...

22 March 2018

Dr Dawn Harper Discusses Her New Book 'Live Well to 101'

We caught up with Dr Dawn Harper upon the release of her new book Live Well to 101 to find out just how we can live better and longer.  What ...

21 March 2018

10 Things I’d Like My Readers to Know About Me By Chris Merritt

Storytelling is in my family. Thirty years ago, my father used to tell my sister Stephanie and me made up tales of two crime-solving friends called Pete and Sam to ...

20 March 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Marius Gabriel

I have printer's ink in my veins. I was born to the sole proprietors of a tiny, rural South African newspaper, The Mafeking Mail, famous for having covered the Siege ...

19 March 2018

The 10 Best Things About Writing Holiday Romance By Daisy James

Everyone loves going away on holiday, whether it’s two long weeks in the sun or a short weekend break, or even just an overnight stay. It’s about getting away from ...

16 March 2018

Why Do Straight Women Read Gay Erotica?

Last year I self-published two gay erotic novels based on my life. One is the first in a series, set in Australia, that follows my troubled character, Oscar, as he ...

16 March 2018

Changes In The Lives Of Women Since Victorian Times By Jenifer Roberts

(written upon the release of the paperback of The Beauty of Her Age: A Tale of Sex, Scandal and Money in Victorian England) Women were second-class citizens in the Victorian ...

15 March 2018

Are You Listening? How To Practice Meaningful Listening At Work

One of the seven pillars of cultural greatness is listening. In fact, the companies that know how to listen best and are among the top 5 percent of businesses worldwide. ...

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 ...