Celebrity Interviews

27 May 2022

Elektra Fence interview: Women should be in power in every country [EXCLUSIVE]

Ahead of her upcoming performance at The Great Estate Festival over Jubilee weekend, as part of Madame Wong’s House of Wrong, we caught up with RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star ...

27 May 2022

Alex Liu interview: Reporter talks sexuality, identity, acceptance and, the world of sex [EXCLUSIVE]

We all have sex. That’s just a fact of life. But it can sometimes feel taboo, shameful even; however, filmmaker and health reporter Alex Liu seeks to change this.  After ...

26 May 2022

Salena Godden, author of Mrs Death Misses Death shares her favourite indie book shops

I have always dreamed of having my book in a book shop window. When I first moved to London in the 1990's and started my writing journey this was something ...

26 May 2022

Mark Ellis, author of Dead in the Water shares seven things he'd like his readers to know about him

-  Dead In The Water by Mark Ellis is out now in paperback by Headline Accent, £9.99. ...

26 May 2022

Eve Ainsworth, author of Duckling shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

This is actually harder to write than I expected! I always think that there’s not that many interesting things about me - that’s why I love developing alternative characters and ...

26 May 2022

How I feel about secrets by Louise Sharland, author of My Husband's Secrets

I suppose how I feel about secrets can be summed up in two simple words: survival and shame. I realise of course there are times when keeping a secret is ...

26 May 2022

Engage and play – simple ways to connect more meaningfully with nature

We hear a lot about how we’re supposed to be connecting more deeply with nature to improve our wellbeing. But for many of us, as we rush around dealing with ...

26 May 2022

Helen Fitzgerald, author of Keep Her Sweet shares five tips for writing crime fiction

1. Before you start counting words, ask yourself this: Could someone else write this book? If the answer is yes, don’t write it, save yourself a thousand hours, let someone else do ...

26 May 2022

Author Lucy Knott shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. I guess the first thing I should tell you about me is that I love to talk. I love a good conversation. I love getting to know what other ...

26 May 2022

Wanda Whiteley, author of The Goldhanger Dog shares things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. At a Georgian museum in Bath, UK, I spotted a model of a turnspit dog in a wheel cage mounted to the kitchen wall. I discovered that this kitchen slave, ...

24 May 2022

Seven jobs that helped me become a writer by Liz Webb, author of The Daughter

I trained as a CLASSICAL BALLET DANCER and a teacher once said to me ‘if it doesn’t hurt, it isn’t right’! Pushing yourself over the brink into real pain, is ...

24 May 2022

Merging real life and fiction by Jack Leavers, author of Don't Play Dead with Vultures

Born out of frustration at an overseas deal locked in dispute, I sat down in 2017 and began to write a novel. Appetite for Risk tells the story of John ...

23 May 2022

Check out these beautiful images from Paul Tracey's new book 100 Piers

-  In 1941 the US government commissioned the Hughes Aircraft Company to build an aircraft capable of carrying 700 men over long distances and be able to land on water. ...

23 May 2022

Parenting after parting by Susanna Abse, author of Tell Me The Truth About Love

Ending any long relationship is never easy but ending a relationship where children are involved presents extra challenges. How do you balance and attend to your own feelings and needs ...

20 May 2022

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Kerry Fisher, author of The Woman in My Home

I write contemporary fiction for women who've live long enough not to expect the fairytale. I love writing about ordinary people because in the end, most families are extraordinary in ...

19 May 2022

Seven tips for a killer CV that will help get you interviews

Whilst your CV alone won’t ‘get you the job’ it opens the possibility for a conversation which will lead you to being short-listed for your dream role. This is why ...
19 May 2022

Fiona Vigo Marshall shares seven things she'd like her readers to know about her

1. My first language was Catalan – I was brought up in my mother’s native Catalonia for the first two years of my life. My father was a writer – ...

18 May 2022

Seven things you should know about Fanny Cornforth by author Kirsty Stonell Walker

Born Sarah Cox in 1835, the woman who became known as ‘Fanny Cornforth’ was the daughter of a blacksmith in a small Sussex village. Her family slowly died off through ...

18 May 2022

Louisa’s Herridge discusses the resilient women in her new book From the Ashes: She is Ignited

On the back of the incredibly dramatic female-first finale of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins on Sunday, which saw the recruits facing the intense interrogation stage; Female First speak ...

18 May 2022

Check out these stunning images of women from Billie Charity's new book Lockdown Light

Like many people, I found the first few lockdown months of 2021 very hard. Short days, bad weather, and being heavily restricted by the Covid rules, I tried to find ...

17 May 2022

Nicola Upson, author of Dear Little Corpses shares seven things she'd like her readers to know

- It takes a village to bury a child . . . 1 September 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the ...

17 May 2022

Hannah Mathewson, author of Wayward shares the things she would tell her younger writer self

I write this as my second book goes to print. It feels like it should be the tenth, and simultaneously like I woke up just yesterday and decided audaciously that ...

17 May 2022

Abbi Waxman, author of Adult Assembly Required shares seven things she'd like her readers to know

1. I have far too many animals. Currently I am hosting three dogs, three cats, four chickens, six pigeons, a snake and a lizard. Oh, and two guinea pigs. No, ...