Celebrity Interviews

13 April 2021

Why I quit advertising to follow my dream job as a children’s author and illustrator by Sophy Henn

Award-winning illustrator Sophy Henn has a new picture book The Best Worst Day Ever and after almost ten years in children’s books she looks back over the decision which started ...

13 April 2021

Seven unusual facts about Elly Bangs, author of Unity

-  My college friends and I have gotten together for a reunion weekend every year since 1997. (Until 2020 sidelined us!) The seven of us first met while living together at ...

12 April 2021

In a noisy world, how can you become a better listener? by Debra Stevens, author of Stand Out

There has never been a noisier and more distracting world to live in than right now, so does this mean we are losing the art of listening? Devices and technology ...

12 April 2021

Seven tips for staying positive when heading back into the workplace by Stuart Parkin

Sooner or later it will happen! For most of us there will come a time when we will be heading back into the workplace. This intimidates some and depresses others, ...

12 April 2021

The seven challenges of writing a cosy mystery by Clare Chase, author of Mystery at the Abbey Hotel

-  I do most of my research online, and it’s usually very targeted. It’s great for quick answers, and can lead further. However, it’s often the books I use for ...

10 April 2021

The benefits of running and my personal journey by Jerry Carey

Running has impacted my life in ways words often struggle to describe. I don’t recognise my old self, seeing and feeling the changes in myself and my life makes me ...

10 April 2021

Top 10 mermaids who subvert the genre by Angela Slatter, author of All The Murmuring Bones

So, I’m going to go a bit scattergun and cover merfolk in films, short stories and books – because I can. It’s just a sample of some of the mer ...

10 April 2021

How to cope with infidelity if a couple wants to stay together by Neil Wilkie, author of Recover

Your relationship has been rocked by a betrayal. You may feel shocked, hurt, angry, disbelieving and maybe even want to get revenge. You now need to decide between three choices: ...

10 April 2021

How lockdown put my social anxiety on mute by Russell Norris

I know some people have hated the last year of lockdowns. But for me, it’s been something close to life-changing. I have Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), an irrational fear of ...

9 April 2021

Big Brother Canada exclusive: Victoria and Rohan discuss their double eviction, Jury duty and more

The ninth season of Big Brother Canada kicked into high gear in last night’s episode, which saw two houseguests sent packing, but not for their home! Instead, first evictee Victoria ...
9 April 2021

Seven real-life inspirations that make an appearance in The Silent Girl by author Kelly Heard

Writers love to come up with analogies when talking about what we do. Writing a book has been compared to cultivating a garden, going on a voyage, gestating a child ...

8 April 2021

How my modelling career left a mark on my writing by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

I’m twenty years old, and international scouts are visiting my modelling agency’s headquarters in downtown Toronto. I’m in a crowded room full of girls like me—nervous, expectant, excited. Some of ...

8 April 2021

Exclusive: Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher discusses Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 drama and more…

One of the most popular things in lockdown to do has been to binge through shows we’ve not had the chance to check out before and, amongst them is the ...

8 April 2021

Five top cookery tips from grandmothers by Anastasia Miari and Iska Lupton

-  The secret to eternal youth Having launched this project with our own grandmothers, Rajni was our first ‘unknown’ granny. We drove to Leicester to cook with her, trusting the ...

8 April 2021

Changing my mind one run at a time by Louisa Scarr, author of Last Place You Look

Ugh, it’s so cold. Why have I left the house? It was so nice and warm. Should have brought my gloves. Why is my knee hurting? My knee doesn’t normally ...

8 April 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ros Carne, author of The Stepmother

- I had no idea I wanted to be a writer until I wrote my first novel. I didn’t even write: no short stories, no blogs, nothing. As a child I ...

7 April 2021

How Katherine Estrella overcame impossible odds and became a successful Instagram star

Born in the Dominican Republic Katherine Estrella has managed to go against all the odds stacked against her to build a name for herself in the industry. Katherine a model ...

7 April 2021

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Kevin Lafferty, author of Cutting It

-  Cutting It: Real-Life Tales of General and Vascular Surgery by Kevin Lafferty is out now and available from Amazon  Consider how you feel about the alterations you are making ...

7 April 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about The Tuscan House by Angela Petch

-  I am fascinated by true accounts of ordinary people and this is one of the main themes in my books: how extraordinary circumstances affect ordinary people. I’m an award ...

7 April 2021

Seven reasons to keep writing by Sheryl Browne, author of My Husband's Girlfriend

After twenty odd years, I’m finally with a publisher that is one hundred per cent behind me. Bookouture aim to create brilliant books that sell. I’m not sure I would ...

6 April 2021

Seven tips for overcoming obstacles and distractions during meditation

It’s World Meditation Day on 21st May and Swami Saradananda is a renowned and international yoga and meditation teacher with over 40 years of experience. In her classes, she often ...

6 April 2021

How working in bookshops has inspired me to write my own novels by B P Walter

I worked in bookshops from the age of 16 until I was 23, and for most of those years I never really thought about ever becoming a novelist or even ...

6 April 2021

Seven lessons I learned throughout my writing career by Peter Quinn

I was corporate editorial director at Time Warner and chief  speechwriter for two New York governors. I’ve published four novels and a book of essays. My career has taught me ...

6 April 2021

Author Krystal Sutherland shares an exclusive extract of her new book House of Hollow

I WAS TEN years old the first time I realised I was strange. Around midnight, a woman dressed in white slipped through my bedroom window and cut off a lock ...