Celebrity Interviews

7 April 2020

Why creativity matters now more than ever

Being taken from our established routine can provide an enriching field for discovery. Why not try something new? Why not, if forced into some degree of isolation, allow our imagination ...

7 April 2020

Seven ways to hack stress during lockdown

Try these simple strategies to help manage stress levels during lockdown: Inhale through the nose for a count of 4. Exhale through the mouth for a count of 6 whilst ...
3 April 2020

Six ways to build the life you really want in 2020 by Claudia Reuter

To state the obvious, 50% of people are women. In our society, we encourage equal opportunity for all But as of 2019, only 2.8% of venture capital funding in the ...
3 April 2020

Theresa Cheung: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

1) Born into a family of spiritualists attending seances where mediums reached out to the departed to bring back messages of comfort and hope was common place. Sadly, I didn’t ...

2 April 2020

Abbie Greaves: Eight things I learnt about writing while on the move

Without a ‘room of one’s own’, I need a routine of my own. Between writing the first chapter of The Silent Treatment and its publication, I have lived in five ...

2 April 2020

Judy and Adrian Reith discuss their new book Act 3: The Art of Growing Older

As a married couple of 30 years Adrian and I took the risky decision to write a book together about growing older. It was clear to us through our career ...

2 April 2020

Kay Brellend: 10 Things you might like to know about me

-  Website: www.kaybrellend.com Twitter: @KayBrellend ...

2 April 2020

Why should we encourage children to journal? by Kia Marie Hunt

Journaling has been a trending topic among adults for a while now, especially thanks to such a rise in mental health awareness and self-care practices. Now, we find ourselves at ...
2 April 2020

Tracy Rees shares the inspiration for her new book The House at Silvermoor

Even now that The House at Silvermoor is out in the world, I find it hard to believe that I actually finished it! It was conceived in a fit of ...

2 April 2020

Eight top takeaways from Generation Hope

In these uncertain times, many of us are finding inspiration in unexpected places, like the pages of a children’s book. Generation Hope showcases young activists working to bring about positive ...

2 April 2020

Nikki Smith: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I didn’t get my publishing deal for my debut novel until I was 45. I’d ended up working in a career in Finance after doing an English degree, but had ...

2 April 2020

Tips for writing the dreaded second novel by Emily Gunnis

“I’ve got a two book deal!’ After only five days of my agent sending my book out, Headline Publishers had pre-empted my debut novel, and not only that, they liked ...

2 April 2020

Martin Edwards: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  As a child I loved reading stories, and also making them up. Aged eight I discovered Agatha Christie, and once I’d read The Murder at the Vicarage I was ...

2 April 2020

My extraordinary day by Marion Carroll

I laughed when someone suggested that I am extraordinary. Doing the dishes and sweeping the floor, I don’t feel extraordinary, but I did have an extraordinary day. On the third ...

2 April 2020

Darren O'Sullivan: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I studied performing Arts at college and when I graduated I half-heartedly tried to make it in the industry. Sure, I went on a few tours, performing in a few ...

1 April 2020

Gill Thompson: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

1. I’ve always wanted to be a writer but my father persuaded me teaching was a more realistic career, so I buried my authorial aspirations and dedicated myself to attempting ...

31 March 2020

Seven gift ideas for book lovers

If you have a book lover to buy for in the next few weeks or months and don’t know which books they’ve read and which they haven’t, here are some ...
31 March 2020

Seven things you need to know about the Latin language

-  Latin Rocks On by Sarah Rowley published by Unicorn, £10. ...

31 March 2020

Seven food cupboard essentials for Indian cooking

Garam masala is one of those ‘go to’ spices in Indian cooking just like the essential spice black pepper. Garam masala is a mixture of hot spices such as clove, ...

31 March 2020

Travis Elborough: Six things I'd like my readers to know about me

1. I trace my own fascination with travel and all things historic and quirky back to the 1970s when my grandparents ran a pirate-themed eatery in Polperro in Cornwall, which ...

30 March 2020

Children’s books featuring characters with disabilities by Rose Robbins

When I go shopping for children’s books, I am always on the look-out for prominently and positively featured disabled characters. This is quite the treasure-hunt, partly because the treasure is ...

30 March 2020

10 Things I learnt from bringing up my children after my wife’s death

When my wife passed away, due to cancer, at the age of 47 I was left to support our four children through their grief. They are two girls, and two ...

30 March 2020

Suranne Jones admits she can't stand to watch herself on TV

By @RealKevinPalmer  She is the BAFTA award-winning superstar who has been a fixture in our TV lives for two decades, yet Suranne Jones admits she hates watching herself on screen.  The 41-year-old star who ...
30 March 2020

Six ways to do a digital detox – and why you should not feel guilty if you fail

I grew up without a television. My parents believed that television would stop conversations, destroy creativity and sap our energy. Today we see similar reactions to digital media, but there ...