Books

14 September 2022

Author Alexandra Rowland’s Five Tips for Writing Fantasy

Fantasy is the oldest genre in the world, the genre of myths and legends. It’s also the genre I always come home to as a writer, both for the infinite ...
14 September 2022

TJ Klune, author of Wolfsong and Under The Whispering Door

To say that Pet Semetary is dark is to say that water is wet. There are no nice feelings in this book. Bad things happen to reasonably good people caught ...
13 September 2022

Small Deaths By Rijula Das

SMALL DEATHS Rijula Das In the red-light district of Shonagachhi, Lalee dreams of trading a life of penury and violence for one of relative luxury as a better-paid ‘escort’. Her ...
13 September 2022

Rijula Das Author Interview

Author Rijula Das talks to us about her new book "Small Deaths' and gives us an insight into her life and ambtions and her view on fellow author Terry Pratchett Tell ...
13 September 2022

Open Letter to...Terry Pratchett from award-winning novelist Rijula Das

Dear pTerry  I’ve always been too cool to be a ‘fan’ of anyone, save a youthful phase of being madly enamored of Leonardo Di Caprio in the winter of 1997 and ...
12 September 2022

My top seven tips for writing mystery novels by Daniella Bernett, author of A Mind To Murder

Character drives the narrative. The omnipotent power to mold a person on the page is a delicious prospect. To be believable, the reader must be given intimate insight into a character’s ...
6 September 2022

Grief - Through The Eyes Of Author Louise Finch

I used to believe grief was a straight line. Maybe time didn’t necessarily heal all wounds, but at least it made them easier to live with. I learned differently on ...
1 September 2022

Author Emily Freud - 7 Things She Wants You To Know About Her

I write emotionally charged psychological thrillers and want the reader to turn the last page feeling like they’ve been through a carwash in a shopping trolley. My favourite books are ...
1 September 2022

Author Lauren North writes and open letter to Louise Beech

Dear Louise, As I write this letter, I can imagine you tipping your head back and laughing that larger than life laugh of yours and telling me I’m mad for ...

1 September 2022

Changing the narrative on alcohol-free living by Mandy Manners author of Love Your Sober Year

When people say they don’t drink what do you think? If you don’t drink how do people react? Before I went alcohol-free for the first time in 2013, I thought ...

31 August 2022

Author Joanna Campbell shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. As a student in the 1970s, I went to live in West Germany and was almost immediately thrown out of my lodgings when the tenants discovered they shouldn’t be ...

30 August 2022

Seven Things I’d like my readers to know about me...

I moved to a seaside village in Cornwall five years ago. I spent a lot of my childhood here and it definitely has my heart. All my stories are set ...
23 August 2022

A letter to Francis Ray - JJ McAvoy

Dear Francis,             Your first romance novel was published a year before I was born. I found it when I was twelve, tucked in the back of my mother’s closet ...
18 August 2022

Gill Paul shares how female friendship groups have inspired her new novel The Manhattan Girls

When women form friendship groups, they tend to adopt different roles: • The ‘organiser’, who rounds everyone up and arranges where to meet. • The ‘caretaker’, who is a good ...

8 August 2022

Author Rita Herron shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

I have an identical twin sister. Actually we’re called mirror image twins because I’m right handed and she’s left handed. We used to play tricks on people, switch classes and ...

5 August 2022

Letter to my favourite author by C.E.Riley

Dear Angela Carter, You have now been dead for thirty years, stolen away by cancer at the height of your powers. You left behind your lover and your son, and ...
4 August 2022

Author Jean Fullerton shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. Firstly, if you’d told me twenty years ago that in 2022 I would have twenty published novels to my name I would have laughed. The reason why I would ...

4 August 2022

How my passion for history helped me to write my latest book by Jack Jewers

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for history. When I was very young, I would devour any books, films, and TV programmes that had an ...

1 August 2022

Seven Women Who Won’t Be Silenced in Gothic Literature By Angela Slatter

I’m a big fan of gothic novels – who doesn’t love a teenagerhood spent reading Wuthering Heights, The Castle of Ortanto, The Mysteries of Udolpho? – and there’s a good ...

1 August 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by author Marcela Mariz

1. I’m a Latina and a Carioca—a Portuguese term to define someone born in Rio de Janeiro. I moved to the US in my early twenties after graduating from Law ...

1 August 2022

Frances Mensah Williams writes an open letter to her favourite author Dorothy Koomson

Dear Dorothy A few years ago, I was struggling to find a publisher for my romcom novel about a young Black woman in London overcoming confidence and cultural obstacles to ...

1 August 2022

Suzette D Harrison, author of My Name is Ona Judge shares seven things about her

-  Suzette D. Harrison, a native Californian and the middle of three daughters, grew up in a home where reading was required, not requested. Her literary "career" began in junior ...

1 August 2022

Ellie Midwood, author of The Wife Who Risked Everything shares seven things about her

I always wanted to be a writer, but almost became a surgeon instead. I grew up surrounded by books—my mom was a librarian and the magical labyrinth of her workplace ...