Celebrity Interviews

24 September 2020

Kevin Jackson discusses his new book Legion

When friends ask me how long it took to research and write Legion: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Lawrence of Arabia, I sometimes say “Pretty much exactly half a century.” ...

24 September 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Philip Bowne

1. I volunteered in the Calais ‘jungle’ refugee camp in 2016. It was a heart-breaking experience. My time there helped to shape a section in Cows Can’t Jump where Billy ...

24 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Caroline Young

As many writers can no doubt understand, struggling to find time to write while balancing a full-time job is a constant challenge. Over the last few years I squeezed in ...

24 September 2020

Write what you know by Ben Ellis

'Write what you know' is solid yet uninspiring advice for new writers. It's fine as long as you don't want to write science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, superhero graphic novels ...

24 September 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Clara Benson

1. I used to be a translator and lived in Italy for a few years, so I speak fluent Italian. Obviously when I started studying the language I made a ...

23 September 2020

Anthony Joshua 'isn't interested in dating' and insists he's 'married to boxing'

Jumping headfirst into Peperami's Love At First Bite challenge, Anthony Joshua had an experience he'll always remember. When it comes to dating however, the boxing champion has no interest in going ...

22 September 2020

Female First reviews...Cafeyn

Who would have thought years ago that you would have access to all your favourite magazines in one place? Well with Cafeyn, you can, so as a fellow online platform ...

22 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Ginny Bell

When lockdown began, I was writing Book 2 of The Dover Café series, and was confident that if I stuck to my strict regime of 2000 words a day, five ...

21 September 2020

My top ten signs you're in a manipulative relationship by Hélene Fermont

My characters and storylines frequently deal with abuse and controlling behaviours and actions. Certainly, my recent psychological thriller, One Fatal Night, deals with painful past events and how they affect ...

21 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Lily Hayden

Being an author during lockdown is definitely not the hardest job in the world. We’re used to locking ourselves away with our laptops, assorted pets, and buckets of coffee, but ...

18 September 2020

Seven signs you're in a toxic relationship by Sandra Ten Hoope

You remember it so well, the moment you first saw him. One look and you felt your knees weakening. This was HIM. The one. Your soulmate. He swept you off ...

17 September 2020

Exclusive: Hannah Ferrier on life after Below Deck Med, her new podcast and her pregnancy!

It's been an incredibly wild 12 months for Hannah Ferrier. Not only is she expecting her first child with her partner Josh, but fans of Below Deck Mediterranean saw her time ...

17 September 2020

Exclusive: Tom Fletcher chats all about his LEGO collaboration to celebrate new LEGO Super Mario

Tom Fletcher is a man known for many things. Whether you fell in love with McFly's music, have read his children's books to your young ones, or have enjoyed his ...
17 September 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Abby Davies

1) I’m not as creepy as you might think! I’ve read lots of psychological thrillers (and have a thing for Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King), but also enjoy the ...

17 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Emily Hourican

At first there was excitement – the rush of adrenalin that comes with the sudden and possibly dangerous. I was sent home from the newspaper office, my children were sent ...

17 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Emma Curtis

I had just been given the green light and started writing my fifth book for Transworld when Lockdown hit. Like a number of authors, I found it hard to focus ...

17 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Abiola Bello

By Carnegie-nominated author of the Emily Knight middle grade/young teen fantasy fiction series, and prize-winning publishing entrepreneur, Abiola Bello www.a-bello.com https://twitter.com/ABelloWrites I found lockdown really hard. I am not a ...

17 September 2020

Seven tips for reconnecting with your soul by Vicky Paul

We are multi-dimensional beings – mind body soul – however we have spent too long working on our mind and body and not nearly enough time nurturing our soul. Much ...

17 September 2020

Seven tips for writing a tearjerker by Gill Paul

“Why on earth do people want to read books that make them cry?” my teenage niece asked after finishing John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Then she told me ...
16 September 2020

Are gender stereotypes really that harmful for children?

We know that children’s brains are learning all the time, sponge-like, constantly sucking up information around them. Infant sociological and neuroplasticity research tells us: “Toys have a substantial impact on ...
16 September 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Linsey J Cross

Your work emails are backing up, the kids are refusing to do any schoolwork and throwing a major strop. Your house looks like it’s been ransacked, and you’re counting down ...

16 September 2020

Five things you need to know about Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a pioneer of photography, not just in her work with scientists such as Sir John Herschel on lenses and methods of developing prints, but also ...

16 September 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Stella Oni

My love of food stemmed from a childhood spent with my grandmother in Nigeria. She liked to visit her favourite half-sister in the heart of Lagos and dragged my brother ...