Author Interviews

22 June 2018

10 Things my readers should know about me by Andrew Smyth

My main love is sailing – which I’ve done since I was young. We have been fortunate to sail to many places around the world in our own boat and ...

21 June 2018

MIndfulness And Spirituality: 5 Ways To Make The Connection

Mindfulness is a very ‘in’ word these days. You can get books on the more serious, mindfulness and coping with depression - to the lighter, mindfulness and colouring, eating, walking ...

20 June 2018

My top 5 tips for writing dual perspective by G J Morgan

First question to ask yourself. Why are writing Dual Perspective? Would we need to hear Hansel and Gretal tell their individual stories? Probably not, they are on the same journey, ...

20 June 2018

5 Powerful Tips To Become Immune To Other People’s Influence

How often did you agree to do something that you later regretted? Said ‘yes’ when you really wanted to say ‘no’? We are social beings and so our mind can ...

19 June 2018

A footie widow’s (or widower’s) guide to Russia

If watching twenty-two men kick a ball round a field is not your thing but your Other Half is glued to #Russia2018, there’s plenty you can do to create your ...

19 June 2018

10 Things you should know about Elizabeth, Lady Melbourne

Elizabeth married Sir Peniston Lamb MP in 1769 for his money. He inherited £1 million – worth about £125 million today - from his father, a get-rich-quick lawyer, the year ...

19 June 2018

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by K.A. McKeagney

The inspiration for Tubing came after I saw two people who I thought were strangers touching each other up on a tube train carriage in rush hour. When they got ...

19 June 2018

5 Fun facts about Winston Churchill that I didn't know by Jill Rose

In February 1943, at a critical time in the Second World War, 68-year-old Prime Minister Winston Churchill was stricken with life-threatening pneumonia. My mother Doris Miles was chosen by Churchill's ...

18 June 2018

My top 10 time travel narratives by Thea Lim

I organized this list in order of “Most Clearly Time Travel” to “Really? Are You Sure This is Time Travel?” because I believe there’s more than one mode of transportation ...
18 June 2018

Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness By Lesley Pyne

If I’d known that not being able to have the child I so desperately wanted was grief my life might have been different. But I didn’t, so after six unsuccessful ...

15 June 2018

How to cope with Father’s Day when you’re missing your father

For many people, Father’s Day is a celebratory occasion where they can shower their Dad with love, and show a little appreciation for all the help he has given over ...

15 June 2018

Graham Byfield shares 10 images from his new book Barcelona Sketchbook

The Barcelona Sketchbook evolved from looking at the city’s amazingly eclectic architecture — from Gothic to Modernism to the latest contemporary styles. Overall, Barcelona has been completely restored and revitalised since it was awarded ...
15 June 2018

My top 5 tips for writing a ghoulish ghost story by Rebecca James

The most convincing ghost stories are the ones that come from a genuine place of fear in the author. What scares you – is it the good old-fashioned misty figure ...

14 June 2018

My Top 10 Tips For Writing A Bestseller By Pam Weaver

Find your special time to write. If you are a morning person, get up a bit earlier. If you are an evening person, turn off the telly and switch on ...

14 June 2018

Celebrate Everything By Miranda Dickinson

My ninth novel is published this week. As usual, I will be racing around on P-Day, doing the million-and-one things you do as a terrified-yet-excited author watching your brand new ...

14 June 2018

How To Start Being Kinder To Yourself

When it comes to changing unwanted habits, consider whether you associate being kind to yourself with making choices you’ll be happy you made in a week’s or a month’s time. ...

14 June 2018

Why Sisters Are The Best Thing By Sarah Morgan

There was never a time when I didn’t have my sister in my life although she, being older, had four blissful years of peace before having to share her world ...

14 June 2018

How Nearly Dying Made Me Become A Writer By Rebecca Sky

I’ve always been fascinated with stories. But my family struggled financially, and we didn't have a computer let alone money for books. I spent many days scouring playgrounds for cans ...

14 June 2018

10 Ways My Nutritional Diploma Helped Me Re-Educate Myself About Food

For so long I feared the word fat and would often opt for anything that said fat free. Since studying nutrition I’ve learnt the true meaning and purpose of fat, ...

14 June 2018

Exclusive Interview WIth E.C. Freemantle

The Poison Bed is very dark, full of twisty intrigue, murder and lies, set against the backdrop of the Jacobean court with all its ambition and glamour. Told from the ...

14 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jacqui Rose

I started to write when I was a little girl to stop myself feeling lonely, I created characters that would like me and be my friend! When I was a ...

14 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Fenella Gentleman

What glorious assumptions, that THE READING PARTY will have readers and that they will want to know about the author! As a first-time writer, I don’t take such things for ...

14 June 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Rosanna Ley

The format of a writer’s day totally depends on where the writer is at in her current writing project… If I’m near the beginning, I might be plotting and planning ...

14 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Birdie Milano

I find coming up with ten things I'd like anyone to know about me a little tricky, as although I put larger than life characters out there though my writing, ...