Celebrity Interviews

28 January 2020

Carol Dyhouse shares the inspiration for her new book Heartthrobs

Women have long found it difficult to talk openly about desire. There have been many reasons for this. One of the most obvious was that when they did, men didn’t ...

27 January 2020

Maria Nolan shares the inspiration for her story of love and loss

Love and Loss is the latest addition to the Timeless Wisdom series from Exisle Publishing which amplifies the voices and life-experiences of mature writers from across the globe, from Ireland ...

27 January 2020

Dr Anne Whitehouse’s four steps to freedom from destructive perfectionism

“As modern women, we are led to believe that we can succeed if we work hard, but more often than not, the reality turns out to be very different. Faced ...

27 January 2020

Why surviving isn't the end of the story

When you’re diagnosed with cancer you have a plan and a purpose. In my case, my plan was multiple operations to remove the tumors in my bowel and my liver, ...

27 January 2020

My top tips for writing your first novel by Jane Eddie

I’ve always been an avid reader with a vivid imagination. I grew up with Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys but more recently I have been intrigued by female authors ...

27 January 2020

My top tips for writing about family relationships by Elizabeth Brown

One thing we will all have in common is family. So actually, we all know about family relationships. They might be good, they might be bad, but there will be ...

27 January 2020

Leashing the Kraken - What to do when your inner saboteur strikes

Drag Queen Rupaul has coined the term “Inner Saboteur” and I quite like it. This is the part of ourselves that is always looking at the negative, predicting worse case ...

27 January 2020

Inspiring young writers by Philip Sealey

When I was ten years old, my dad took me to an auction. Amongst the many items sat waiting to go under the hammer; the only thing that caught my ...

27 January 2020

Finding true love online by Audrey Lindt

Online Dating can be a daunting prospect for women of a certain age. I certainly did. After many years of being a mother, a wife, a career woman. Suddenly my ...

26 January 2020

Gill Rowe shares the inspiration behind her new book Tails You Win

Ogden Nash called the dog ‘Man’s Best Friend’. ‘Woman’s Best Friend’ say I! And more than a friend; a guide and mentor. Years ago, I read in some magazine a ...

24 January 2020

Seven things you ought to know about authors MC D’Alton and Melanie Page

-  We collaborate to write steampunk; the concepts, innovations, the characters the imagineering, are all shared. We’ve fallen in love with it too. Steampunk is a fantasy that is rich ...

23 January 2020

How to write a flawed female protagonist by Jane Alexander

When readers first encounter Cassie McAllister, the protagonist of A User’s Guide To Make-Believe, they’re meeting a young woman whose life is a mess. Cassie used to work for the ...

23 January 2020

Why I wrote Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

I was angry and I was tired. That’s the simple version of why I started writing the book. I was about to turn thirty and had been struggling to write ...

23 January 2020

The real life superwomen that inspire me by Sheila Bugler

I’m often asked why I choose to write about strong female characters. The answer is easy – I think women are amazing. In fact, most of the women I’ve ever ...

23 January 2020

Joanna Toye shares the inspiration for her new book Wartime for the Shop Girls

Joanna Toye’s Shop Girls series takes you back to when department stores were the place to shop – even in wartime.  Department stores are having a tough time - Debenhams is closing almost a third of its stores and the House of ...

23 January 2020

Five Chinese things that inspired The Heartsick Diaspora by Elaine Chiew

In my short story collection, The Heartsick Diaspora (Myriad Editions UK, 2020), I widely reference different aspects of Chinese culture. Cognisant of all that they mean and represent within the ...

23 January 2020

My inspiration for Four Sisters by Val Wood

The writing of my recent novel FOUR SISTERS aroused many memories within me, not least because I was one of three sisters. Three Smart Girls, my father fondly called us; ...

22 January 2020

Writing sex scenes by Alison Booth

Do sex scenes in novels make your toes curl with embarrassment? If so, you are not alone. Many readers find them excruciating and many novelists find them hard to write. ...

22 January 2020

Three vegan counterarguments by Selene Nelson

-  Let’s start with one of the most commonly asked questions – and you should know the answer to this one by now! The fear of protein deficiency is entirely ...

22 January 2020

Seven things you need to know about the cervix

The cervix is one of the most misunderstood aspects of female reproductive anatomy. Mostly associated with dilation in childbirth or with cervical cancer, the mystery of the cervix has led ...

22 January 2020

Mitzi Szereto discusses her new anthology The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers

-  Please tell us a bit about The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers. Mitzi: It’s an anthology of original new material covering serial killer cases from around the ...

21 January 2020

Five ways to have a 'let's do this' attitude in life

This time of year it’s vital to keep up the momentum of all those great new year intentions... and the key is motivation. Motivation is a skill that everyone can ...

21 January 2020

My top tips on using social media to promote your book by C L Williams

A book influencer on Instagram, C.L. Williams has worked with other influencers across the world, reaching readers as far as the USA, Canada, India and the Philippines. Now she shares ...

20 January 2020

Exclusive: Divina De Campo on DragCon UK, her music and the Labour leadership race!

This past weekend (January 18-19th, 2020), we got the opportunity to attend the first ever DragCon UK at the Olympia London! Whilst there, we bought some exclusive merchandise and got ...