Author Interviews

17 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Julie Shaw

This will take some filtering as I write. Not only because every day is so different in my life, but also because I seriously fit that much into my day, ...

17 May 2018

Why I Turned To Crime By Vera Morris

Up to the age of twenty-one, the only literature I was interested in was ‘The Classics’. I avidly read the great novelists: George Eliot, DH Lawrence, Thomas Hardy. Crime fiction? ...

17 May 2018

How My Evolution As A Writer Is Reflected In My Stories

When I think about the time I spent writing and revising the stories in Back Talk, I think less of the years they consumed—15 or so, from first draft to ...

17 May 2018

How Essex Girl Author Sue Wilsher Researched Her Latest Book The Empire Girls

‘Be childlike and feminine at all times’. This was one piece of advice given to women in fifties Britain. At first glance it was a dull decade, squished between the ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jean Harrod

I’ve spent my life travelling around the world, working as a British diplomat. In my novels, I only write about the countries I’ve lived in. I hope my experience ...

11 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Keddie Hughes

I wrote my first ‘novel’ at 8. It consisted of handwritten pieces of paper stapled together into a book. It was a story about a deer fawn in the highlands ...

10 May 2018

Top 10 Novels Set In Guernsey

With the release of the new movie, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, based on the bestselling book, we’ve decided to check out ten additional novels set on ...

10 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jackie Kabler

I’m a TV presenter and writer now, but I originally trained as a zoologist. I have a zoology degree from Trinity College, Dublin and my first job was collating data ...

10 May 2018

How To Shop Like A Chef

How do you begin to divine the specific nature of ingredients when you’re shopping, since you can’t usually taste them? (Though, of course, if they’re offering, sample away!) Bring all ...

9 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Julian Cundy

I’m a wandering spirit. I walked 5,500 miles across three continents – London to Moscow, Melbourne to Sydney and LA to New York. I stayed with families, new friends, in ...

9 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Heidi Rice

I spent all my childhood summers in Wiltshire where my mum and dad had a tiny cottage, with no bathroom, no telephone and no TV. It was memories of those ...

8 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Adam Alexander

My wife proposed to me on a leap year. At karaoke. On stage.    I was an aspiring singer when I met Ann. We were both divorced, single, and decidedly ...

8 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Joy Pearson

Following the release of her debut novel, Joy Pearson shares the top 10 things that her readers should know about her: As an imaginative observant child, my confidence to write ...

8 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Jane Lovering

I know how these things are supposed to go. I’m supposed to make you madly jealous of my life and ways by stating that I spring out of bed, refreshed ...

4 May 2018

How Baking Helped My Mother Through Her Battle With Dementia

A recent survey released by Dr. Oetker, the nation’s favourite baking brand, proves that baking can lift the spirits. Two thirds (67%) of Britain’s amateur bakers agree it improves their ...

4 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jasper Barry

Profession - Novelist. 'That Deplorable Boy', the second novel in my trilogy about a gay love affair in late 19th century Paris, has just come out. I'm now working on ...

3 May 2018

My Top Female Scientists By Weike Wang

At the top of the list is always Marie Curie. She discovered radium and polonium. She is the only woman thus far to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. Another on ...

3 May 2018

4 Ways To Achieve Balance In Your Life

Having a balanced body and mind requires a lifestyle change for most people. Here are 4 ways to help you achieve balance within your life. Breathing correctly is the most ...

3 May 2018

My Top Tips For Re-Imagining A Classic Fairytale By Louise O'Neill

The Little Mermaid was one of my favourite movies as a child, so the task of re-telling the story through a feminist lens was both an exhilarating and a daunting ...

3 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Molly Green

I open my eyes early, happy that for once I’ve had a very acceptable 6-hour sleep. Then I think how delighted I am that I’m a) still alive and b) ...

3 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Elaine Everest

When the subject of this article was suggested I thought I’d appear quite a boring person. Perhaps I should delve into fiction and come up with some impressive facts about ...

3 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Sally Green

As a writer who works from home I’m constantly grateful that instead of the one hour commute by car that I used to have, I now just walk downstairs to ...

3 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Daisy Waugh

I learned to read Tarot as a laugh but after a single day’s course I became obsessed. A few years and much training later, I was reading tarot cards professionally  ...

3 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Camilla Way

I started writing my first novel, The Dead Of Summer, after a conversation with my brother about the abandoned sand mines beneath Greenwich, London, where we grew up. My first ...

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