Books

9 December 2021

Five things I'd like my readers to know about me, by RA Williams

To celebrate the publication of his debut gothic horror The Gift (Whitefox), author RA Williams speaks to Female First and reveals five things he'd like his readers to know about ...

9 December 2021

Five things I'd like my readers to know about me, by West Camel

On publication of his new literary novel Fall (Orenda Books), author and editor West Camel talks exclusively to Female First and opens up for readers, revealing five things he'd like ...

8 December 2021

Six of the most harrowing memoirs about child abuse

This year has been a distressing one with at least two concurrent cases of child abuse in the UK resulting in death at the hands of parents have been reported ...
7 December 2021

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Review: A premium, lightweight experience

Ever since its original release back in 2018, the Kindle Paperwhite has been a solid choice for those who wanted to make the move to an e-reader, or simply supplement ...

3 December 2021

How to have the best relationship with your dog, by author and pro trainer Niki French

With so many of us getting puppies and dogs during lockdown, we’re now faced with how to manage their behaviour and keep them as calm and contented as possible whilst ...

30 November 2021

Five things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Scarlett St Clair

To celebrate the recent publication of her novel, King of Battle and Blood (Bloom Books), bestselling author Scarlett St Clair has opened up with her readers exclusively with Female First. ...

29 November 2021

Refugee Must-Reads: There's a book for everyone when it comes to learning tolerance

After at least 27 refugees died while attempting to cross the English Channel on an overladen plastic dinghy, and a rather lukewarm expression of empathy from the Home Secretary, it’s ...
29 November 2021

ONCE MORE WITH THEMING: An Interview With Award-Winning Author E A Carter

Author E A Carter seems impossible to pigeonhole. As comfortable with raw, emotive and honest non-fiction as with the wildest creative flights of genre fiction, she has won multiple awards ...
27 November 2021

Five things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Paul Cleave

To celebrate the release of his latest novel, The Quiet People, we asked author Paul Cleave to share a few things that readers may not know about him, so they ...

26 November 2021

Five things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Will Carver

To celebrate the release of his new novel, Psychopaths Anonymous, we asked author Will Carver to open up in an exclusive piece for Female First. Here, he shares five things he ...

25 November 2021

How acting prepared me for writing Love and Other Sins, by Emilia Ares

I’ve been working as an actress for many years. My body of work includes television shows like NCIS, American Horror Story, and Bosch and films like Falling Overnight, V/H/S Viral, The Dark ...
24 November 2021

Left Brain vs Right Brain - When Hemispheres Collide by Cheryl Campbell

I work in the IT world as a database analyst. I’m also a writer and painter. The analytical brain and the creative brain, both take up space inside my head. ...
24 November 2021

Why women should embrace technology to reconnect with their body, from author Lisa Falco

When I was first contacted by the founders of a Swiss FemTech startup, and they told me that they wanted to develop a “Fitbit for fertility”, a wearable tool to ...
23 November 2021

Here be monsters: An interview with sci-fi fantasy romance author Aria Mossi

Earlier this year, author Aria Mossi made her literary debut, inviting readers into an epic alien universe which sees a small band of abducted humans battling for survival in an ...

19 November 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Rachel Brimble

To celebrate the recent release of her new book, A Widow's Vow, we asked author Rachel Brimble to take part in our 'seven things' series and let her readers know some ...

16 November 2021

From It to Hill House: The seven scariest books you will ever read

Who cares if it’s not Halloween anymore? The shortening days and chilly weather is a recipe for the perfect spooky novel, and these are the books to start with if ...
12 November 2021

Seven things Maryam Diener wants her readers to know about her

To celebrate the release of her new book Exquisite Corpse, we asked author Maryam Diener to take part in our 'seven things' series and open up for her readers. Here's what ...

12 November 2021

Nick Cave and more unexpected children’s authors

With the news that Nick Cave is releasing his very own children's book this month, we reflect on some of the most unexpected children's authors we've seen over the years. ...
11 November 2021

Mehreen Baig discusses teaching career, the impact of the pandemic on the education system and more.

Named the most inspirational and powerful women of the year by 'The Telegraph' - Mehreen Baig - a former teacher and trailblazing broadcaster - chats to Female First about her debut novel ...
11 November 2021

Seven ways my day job influenced my debut novel, by Jennifer Jenkins

My debut novel, Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague, is a harrowing story of historical fiction following the lives of Emmott Syddall, Catherine Mompesson and Elizabeth ...

11 November 2021

Seven banned and brilliant LGBTQ+ children’s books

Teaching children about sexuality and gender identity shouldn't be a controversial subject. It should be a part of bringing up our children to be independent, open-minded, kind and confident human ...
11 November 2021

Exclusive: Lucy Crane discusses Glow Society, her book There She Glows and more

Lucy Crane - coach, NLP practitioner, entrepreneur and theta healer – launched a hugely successful book, There She Glows, with her soul sister Stacey Knight Jones and 17 female collaborators ...

11 November 2021

Burning issues: An interview with author Spencer McKinley

Some novels are so close to home that they get under your skin. Such is the case with newly-published eco-thriller The 7th Fire by debut author Spencer McKinley. An environmentally-conscious ...

9 November 2021

The seven most inspiring people I've interviewed, by L.A. Larkin

I write thrillers as L.A. Larkin and mysteries as Louisa Bennet. To create enthralling and well-rounded characters, I like to interview people who have the skills that I want my ...