Author Interviews

5 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Dai Henley

Businessman and sportsman turns to crime! I started writing my autobiography at an adult day class in 2006. I learnt so much from an excellent tutor and he encouraged me ...

5 June 2018

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

I have been writing since I was a child and whilst adulthood has grown around me and expresses a part of me to the outside world, I am happy to ...

5 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Kathleen Webb

I have worked in a variety of industries, from the Inland Revenue to running two successful businesses (a wholesale gift company and a nail salon) and working in the travel ...

5 June 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Joy Ellis

In my mind, I am orderly, in control, and my day is perfectly structured. In reality, my office is a mess, my diary is double-booked, and I seem incapable of ...

5 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Owen Prell

Following the publication of his novel, Chance to Break, set during the first four days of the Championships at Wimbledon, Owen Prell separates the truth from fiction – for the ...

5 June 2018

10 Things I'd LIke My Readers To Know About Me By Jess Ryder

30,000 years ago, I was Scottish I had my mitochondrial DNA tested and discovered that my maternal line can ultimately be traced to the west coast of Scotland – 30,000 ...

5 June 2018

Pharma By Day, Romance By Night By Kathryn Freeman

When people ask what I do, I confidently say I’m a writer. It’s only if they ask me what sort of writer, that I hesitate. You see, there are times ...

4 June 2018

How Yoga Can Benefit Anxiety And Depression

With one in four people suffering from anxiety and depression in the UK, yoga’s ancient wisdom can transform our understanding of crisis and be a catalyst for change. A dark ...

4 June 2018

Why I Wrote About A 21st Century Girl, Dracula And Turning Evil To Good By Paul Thomas

Today’s world of the “written word” is incredible for an old newspaper man like me. Digital, written on computers, read on E-books, influenced by social media, world reach, fake news, ...

4 June 2018

A Day In The Life Of Author Mary Wood

Being an organised person, I am often frustrated, as frequently my nicely ordered day falls into chaos around me – all down to pressure of the outside world. What is ...

4 June 2018

10 Small And Easy Ways To Reboot Your Health

What can each of us do to take control of our own health in these days of long waiting lists and a clearly struggling NHS? Well, the answer is: quite ...

1 June 2018

How My Own Life Experience Inspired My Latest Novel By Janet Hoggarth

Two hackneyed sayings ricocheted through my brain when I began this article. ‘Write about what you know’ and ‘Everyone has a book in them’. My latest novel, The Single Mums’ ...

1 June 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Kat Gordon

I was once run over by a speedboat while in a sailing boat. It knocked me over and landed on my left arm. My left hand turned green with tiny ...

1 June 2018

Social Media Is A Slippery Slope- But There Is A Way To Climb Back Up

I am “social media-inept.” I wrote my debut novel about twenty-somethings who are stellar at it, but I remain unskilled. I’ve done a lot of research. I’ve read about the ...

31 May 2018

Top 5 Tips For Writing In A Literary Collaboration By Bénédicte Rousseau

co-author of Shaman Express www.benedicterousseau.com As a writer, I believe that the quality of my writing is directly linked to my ability to engage entirely with what I am writing. ...

31 May 2018

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Marilyn Monroe By Michelle Morgan

Marilyn read great literature, including Tolstoy, Shakespeare and Yeats. The manager of her favourite bookstore once commented that Marilyn would never touch anything cheap and the high-brow books were her ...
31 May 2018

5 Notorious Medieval Women By Anne O'Brien

Tradition stitches a tapestry of medieval women, royal and aristocratic, living their sedate lives at the dictates of their family.  Their purpose is to live well, marry well, and bring ...

31 May 2018

Maternal Ambivalence And Choices By Sarah Franklin

In the early drafts of Shelter, the issue of motherhood was moot. Connie, the novel’s lumberjill protagonist, died, leaving two men to raise a baby that didn’t biologically belong to ...

31 May 2018

3 Celebs Who Got Real About Mental Illness By Corinne Sullivan

When I set out to write a character that suffers from mental illness in my debut novel, my greatest challenge was establishing empathy rather than alienation. I’d never publically spoken ...

31 May 2018

My Top 10 Female Villains In Novels By Joanna Bolouri

Unstable God botherer Margaret White is arguably the worst mother on this list, mentally and physically abusing her daughter Carrie along with the rest of the small town in Maine. ...

31 May 2018

How To Be Wicked Healthy By Derek And Chad Sarno

Looking for some simple tips on getting Wicked Healthy? Here are a few that we showcase in the Wicked Healthy Cookbook and that we like to emphasize when sharing with ...

31 May 2018

Growing Up Without A Sister By Jenny Quintana

The bond between sisters has always fascinated me. It’s at the heart of The Missing Girl and a lot of my other writing too. Yet I don’t have a sister ...

30 May 2018

Can My Dysfunctional Past Really Help Create Good Drama? By Sam McColl

I’m often asked about the building of character in Call Billy (and btw, do please call him – now he’s what you call dysfunctional…). Are they modelled on real people ...

30 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Sam Kirk

I got my inspiration for my book, The Coal Boat from my grandmother, who travelled alone on a coal boat from the North East to London aged just fourteen to ...