Books

18 February 2022

Seven things about my new novel The Sapphire Cove, by Sophie Anderson

To celebrate the release of her new book The Sapphire Cove, we asked author Sophie Anderson to let us in on some interesting facts all about the novel! Here's what she ...

17 February 2022

Five things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Eve Smith

To celebrate the release of her new novel, Off Target, we asked author Eve Smith to open up and reveal five things that she'd like her readers to know about ...

17 February 2022

Seven things that helped me write a book while homeschooling by author Caroline Corcoran

I didn’t even realise I was doing this as I was writing it but after Five Days Missing was finished – and now it’s about to be published – I ...

15 February 2022

Dálvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra Review

When Laura set out to live in the Arctic, she never imagined the life that would unfold before her...  Laura Galloway, author of this stunning memoir, is both a writer and ...

15 February 2022

How the RNLI inspired my latest book by J M Simpson, author of Sea State

‘In all weathers’ is one of the key messages that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) promote. Standing on a windy quayside, watching the waves crash over the harbour wall ...

15 February 2022

Exclusive interview with Jessica Rose Williams about her new book Enough: Learning to Simplify Life

Jessica Rose Williams is a writer and simple living blogger who lives in the Peak District. For the last six years she has dedicated her time to simplifying her life, ...

15 February 2022

Seven unusual beachcombing finds by Tracey Williams, author of Adrift

-  In 2012, mysterious slabs bearing the word TJIPETIR began washing up on beaches in the UK and northern Europe. Investigations revealed Tjipetir was the name of a plantation in ...
14 February 2022

Don't get swindled! Red flags you shouldn't ignore when dating, by author Verity Ellis

No one said dating was easy.  What should be a fun, freeing, and exciting adventure can often feel like a mystifying ocean of ghosting, games, and you guessed it - ...
14 February 2022

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan Review

“I am a bad mother but I am learning to be good.”  This chilling mantra is like a repeated punch in the gut for all parents who read it. We ...
9 February 2022

Willow Smith’s debut novel, Black Shield Maiden, will be released in October 2022

Yesterday (February 8th, 2022), musician, actress and activist Willow Smith announced the release of her very first book, set to come out in October this year (2022).  The upcoming novel, ...
8 February 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Suzette D. Harrison

To celebrate the release of her new novel, The Dust Bowl Orphans, out now, we asked author Suzette D. Harrison to open up for readers in our 'seven things' series. ...

8 February 2022

HERE BE DRAGONS: AN INTERVIEW WITH HIGH-FANTASY AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER BRAMLEY

Based on the strength of his debut novel, The Serpent Calls, fantasy author Christopher Bramley can proudly stand among fantasy giants such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, and George R. ...
8 February 2022

Top tips on enjoying your first ski holiday, from Kimberley Kay, author of Ski A to Z

Considering taking a ski holiday for the first time…? Read on for some fabulous advice from skiing expert, Kimberley Kay. She has written (and beautifully illustrated) Ski A to Z ...

8 February 2022

Why am I an angry mum? Six triggers and how to diffuse them by Cristalle Hayes

There are many reasons why we get angry as mums. However, much we wish to be calm and nurturing, this isn't always possible. Motherhood can bring stressful situations, and at ...

7 February 2022

Seven interesting facts about me, by Kristen Bailey

Mother-of-four, gin-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen Bailey also writes. She has had short fiction published in several publications including Mslexia and Riptide. Her first two novels, ...

7 February 2022

REVIEW: How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

It has to be said, when I first read the blurb of this book, I was excited to get stuck in. In hindsight, how could I not have? There were ...
5 February 2022

Author Sally Hanan explores her Irish heritage in her debut novel My Heart Went Walking

The first inklings of what became my debut novel were inspired by a photo I saw in an Irish newspaper of a woman staring out a window on O’Connell Street—one ...

3 February 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Jessica Jones

To celebrate the release of her new book, Own It: How to Build Confidence, Completely Love Yourself and Embrace Your Body, we asked author Jessica Jones to open up in an ...

3 February 2022

The sportswomen who inspired me by Annelise Gray, author of Circus Maximus: Race to the Death

My best friend and I have exchanged cross words on only a few occasions. One of these was during the European championships of 2004 when Portugal beat England 6-5 on ...

3 February 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Marina McCarron

When I was asked to write a short piece on what I want my readers to know about me, I was stumped. Seven things I didn’t want them to know, ...

2 February 2022

Nine tips for avoiding Groundhog Day in your professional life by Garry Mansell

Are you the type of person who wakes up each day and thinks, “I have to go and do that again”. I was, even though I liked every job I’ve ...

1 February 2022

Black History Month: Prominent black women of American literary history

To celebrate Black History Month, we’re reflecting on some of the most iconic black women in literature; women who have paved the way for future generations of black female authors. ...
1 February 2022

Seven fun facts about Glenda Young's new novel, Murder at the Seaview Hotel

Murder at the Seaview Hotel by bestselling author Glenda Young is a fun, cosy crime set in Scarborough and published by Headline. It stars 12 Elvis impersonators (called Twelvis!) and ...

31 January 2022

Best books of January 2022: From the emotional Fiona and Jane to the gripping A Flicker in the Dark

It’s only January and we’ve already been led on a wild ride with thrillers, drama and wonderful friendships in some exceptional debut book releases. You might not have heard of ...