Author Interviews

12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Alex Dahl

I don't read many thrillers... I love to write psychological thrillers, but tend to read other genres- I want to carve out my own voice and niche in the psychological ...

12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Evie Grace

I write Victorian sagas set in Kent because that is where my family came from and where I was born, but I also have strong ties to Devon where I ...

12 July 2018

Raphaelle Giordano: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

I fell into psychology and personal development when I was small thanks to my mother, a teacher. I later became an advertising creative, but with the double hat of creative ...

12 July 2018

How my legal training helps me to be an author by Tracy Darnton

I’ve just been on the mammoth journey from dreamily coming up with an idea about a girl who remembers everything to seeing it evolve into a novel in a bookshop. ...

12 July 2018

Animals in fiction can go where humans fear to by Mandy Morton

The creator of cat detective series No 2 Feline Detective Agency, Mandy Morton explores anthropomorphism in books and how it has served her well for 60 years Suffolk born writer ...

12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Helen Cullen

My debut novel was initially inspired by a John Donne poem. I read John Donne’s poem, ‘To Sir Henry Wotton’ while in secondary school and one line really stirred something ...

12 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Vanessa Carnevale

I’ve done this ever since I was little. I tend to slip a book into my handbag before I go out and often sneak a few pages of reading in ...

11 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Katri Skala

This is my first novel to be published. Lateness is all. I started writing when I was a young woman, and I have been writing in different forms for decades ...

11 July 2018

7 Tips for getting on with people by Catherine Stothart

Getting on well with other people is one of life’s biggest rewards but also one of its biggest challenges. Having a positive mindset towards other people helps you treat them ...

11 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Sarah Harris

Writing a YA book has been by far my favourite genre to write. It was the most defining, scary, awful and exhilarating time of my life. In many ways I ...

10 July 2018

A Day In The Life Of Riley Sager

Some days, being a best-selling author lives up to the excitement such a lofty job title would suggest. For instance, there was last year’s Thrillerfest awards gala in New York ...

9 July 2018

10 Reasons why I THINK free speech is more effective than hate speech laws

As Taylor Swift said, “Haters gonna hate.” The best response is to “shake it off” with more speech. Talking back to hate can empower individuals and communities. Censorship doesn’t always ...

9 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Emma Robinson

Reading is like breathing to me. Growing up, my favourite book was Little Women and I yearned to be Josephine March, sitting in the garret, reading books and eating apples. ...

9 July 2018

The inspiration behind my new novel by Kris Ellis

‘My name is Challenge’ (Dr B. to Matt Pearce in temporoparietal) I have worked for many years with young people, particularly those who failed by the educational system for one ...

9 July 2018

7 Tips for writing a successful murder mystery series by Ian McFadyen

The kernel of your story: Be clear in your mind what it is that makes each book in the series a stand-alone story. It may be a unique twist at ...

6 July 2018

My top 10 tips for writing a thriller by Nicholas Leigh

As an author, there’s no better time to pen a thriller. Last year alone, the genre shifted 18.7million copies, outselling other types of fiction for the first time in history. ...

6 July 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ariel Kahn

I grew up with four younger sisters. They made me a feminist. They are a bit like the spice girls, diverse, feisty, each blazing their own trail. They taught me ...

6 July 2018

7 Tips for moving forward when life gives you lemons

Publisher Marcia M. Spence shares the things that have helped her move forward when she’s faced challenges. Marcia has Trigeminal Neuralgia (a severe facial pain illness) and has dealt with ...

6 July 2018

10 Of the most memorable natural disasters

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 produced so much volcanic ash that the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash. Some ...

5 July 2018

John Bell discusses his new book The Last Journey: Reflections for the Time of Grieving

These songs are not the result of a writing project. Indeed, none of these songs was intended for publication. It would be a foolish writer who sat down and decided ...

5 July 2018

7 Tips for using personal triumphs to enhance a storyline

In Rachel Clare’s debut novel, her main protagonist struggles with coming to terms with her facial birthmark. Using her own experiences with having cerebral palsy, Rachel has used her personal ...

5 July 2018

7 Tips for handling business change

The hardest thing about managing change in business is recognising it is happening in the first place, even if it's you who has initiated it. Whenever you change an organisation’s ...

5 July 2018

Exclusive interview with author and entrepreneur Brandon Taylorian

The average graduate will owe an eye-watering £50,000 by the time they finish university – the highest student debt in the developed world. Three-quarters will never clear their loans and ...

5 July 2018

10 Reasons why the buddha bowl is a big hit with vegans by Kelli Foster

Buddha bowls, the Instagram-worthy one-bowl meal loaded with a healthy, balanced mix of protein, vegetables, and good fats, have been around for ages yet their popularity is blazing hot right ...