Author Interviews

19 April 2018

A Day In The Life Of Amanda Robson

On a typical writing day I wake up between 7 and 8 am, or at least my talking mouth does. After haranguing my husband conversationally for a few minutes I ...

18 April 2018

Barbara Spencer Discusses Her New Book 'Age and the Antique Sideboard'

In days gone by, it was probably true to say that, ‘Nobody likes getting old.’ It isn’t true anymore. Today, we have so much going for us. We have the ...

18 April 2018

10 Ways To Escape The Rat Race

Escaping the rat race is a desire for many, research published last month revealed that more than half of all UK employees are unhappy in the work place. Many can ...

18 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Author Alex Sinclair

I love writing. It's something I didn't discover until I was about 28 years old. I hadn't so much as written a short story before that time. One day when ...

16 April 2018

My Travels In Asia By Erica Brown

EAST OF INDIA is an exotic saga set in India, Singapore, Sumatra and Australia, places I have never been, but it doesn’t matter. I’m a writer and I go everywhere ...

15 April 2018

Why It's Important To Empower Children With Books By Katherine Woodfine

If you’ve browsed the children’s section of a bookshop lately, you might have spotted a host of new books about inspiring women - from smash-hits like Goodnight Stories for Rebel ...

13 April 2018

How To Stay Strong When Your Child Has Cancer

Our daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eleven. Overnight, our family was thrust into the world of pediatric cancer. We barely got our feet on the ...

13 April 2018

10 Things You Never Knew About Henrietta Maria

Henrietta ‘s wedding was a proxy ceremony in May 1625 in Paris, meaning that someone else stood in for the groom. When for the first time she set eyes on ...

13 April 2018

What College Students Say About The Hookup Culture

For the book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, I asked 101 college students to journal about their experiences hooking up. Here is what they had to ...

12 April 2018

Why I Like Writing About Women by Christopher Lowery

Author of the African Diamond Trilogy and creator of characters Jenny Bishop and Esther Rousseau. ‘Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.’ (The three witches, Shakespeare’s Macbeth). ...

12 April 2018

How To Save A Life By Jonathan Lee

Author and mental health campaigner Jonathan Lee discusses how writing became his therapy. I began to take writing seriously when I was at the lowest point in my life. Aged ...

11 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Ryan Bloodworth

I like to write at night. I find my mind thinks much more expansively at night. There are less distractions and I get totally absorbed into my writing.  I find ...

11 April 2018

10 Iconic Suffragettes

Maggie Andrews introduces us to some familiar and unknown suffragettes, upon the release of her new book written with Janis Lomas.   Professor Maggie Andrews – University of Worcester [email protected] Leonora ...

11 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Nicola May

Once a year I get within touching distance of the Queen, and sometimes even Prince Harry I live in Ascot, which for most of the year is a ...

10 April 2018

How Journalism Helped Me To Become A Novelist By Nancy Revell

Two years ago I made what felt like an Olympian leap from working as a journalist to writing novels. In the space of just a few weeks I went from ...

10 April 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Undine Radzeviciute

Before studying at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, I worked as a painter at an electrical appliance factory. I used acetone paint to write slogans on canvases meant to ‘inspire’ ...

10 April 2018

Writing About Siblings By Annemarie Neary

It’s often said that Americans have a day for everything. While not a federal merchandising event quite yet, Siblings Day (10 April) is fast approaching. Whether you want to celebrate ...

5 April 2018

10 Things Author Sibel Beadle Wants Her Readers To Know About Her

1-) Sibel started writing the children’s book series “Witchy Travel Tales” when she was getting divorced. They went through a difficult divorce and because of the tension between the parents ...

5 April 2018

My Top 10 National Parks of The World By Aaron Miller

Founded in 1872, this is the world’s first national park and home to the largest active geyser basin on Earth: more than 10,000 bubbling hot pools, rainbow coloured springs and ...

5 April 2018

How East London inspired Turn A Blind Eye

Aspiring novelists are often advised to write about ‘what they know’ or ‘what they want to read’. I write mainly to explore things which I feel strongly about or am ...

5 April 2018

Top 5 Tips For Writing Epic Fantasy

Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Echoes of the Fall trilogy from Tor UK. The caveat is that these are my tips; any other writer may endorse none of them. Five ...

5 April 2018

Why Do Secrets Work In Storytelling? By Darren O'Sullivan

In a book market busy with so many psychological thrillers I've questioned and wondered to their success. Why do so many of us readers love a good hook and the shock of when the ...

5 April 2018

The Irresistible Lure Of Marrakech By Annabelle Thorpe

Hot, hectic and heaving with people – what is it about Marrakech that makes it so bewitching?  For decades, writers, artists and musicians – along with tourists in their millions ...

5 April 2018

6 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Ezzie Spencer

My first career was in the law. I went to law school because I thought that a legal career would hold the keys to a bright future. I never would ...