Celebrity Interviews

22 July 2020

Why it’s okay to show emotion (and cry) at work

Organizations and, if we believe stereotypes, male bosses often hold the belief that people should leave their emotions at the door when they come to work. In working with countless ...

22 July 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Beth Reekles

For a lot of us, lockdown was a massive shift. No more going into the office. Juggling meetings with childcare and home-schooling, being apart from friends and family… learning how ...

20 July 2020

Why a crazy idea can change your life by Celia Gaze

Celia Gaze... who went from NHS Director to putting bow ties on Llamas… Former NHS Director turned entrepreneur and author, Celia Gaze founded the multi award-winning Wellbeing Farm https://thewellbeingfarm.co.uk/ - ...

20 July 2020

Five things you need to do to ensure your business is safe, sustainable and profitable

The 20% Rule is the latest book from mutli-award winning bestselling female author, Catherine Gladwyn. In a world where business books are largely dominated by men it’s refreshing to see ...

18 July 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Rachel Billington

Three poems, one short story written, five paintings, two floribunda roses, twenty geranium, six nemesia, one blue agapantha, ten mixed nasturtium, two French lavender planted, fifty brambles cut back, one ...

17 July 2020

Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa Co-authors of Take My Hand with Female First

Best friends since they met at university over thirty years ago, Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa recently co-authored Take My Hand, the story of motherhood, grief and hope. In 2017, ...
16 July 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Susannah Dickey

1. I am partial to the 2003 FA Cup Final. I was 10, and I had crushes on the entire Arsenal starting 11. It was a big match for Southampton’s ...

14 July 2020

Exclusive: Mike Beckingham and Ruby Turner discuss their favourite day on the set of The Host

Produced by Zachary Weckstein and directed by Andrew Newbery, The Host "explores the dark corners of the human psyches" through the eyes of its lead characters Robert and Vera, played ...
14 July 2020

The Magic Art of Not Shopping (and saving a fortune) by Isabel Losada

If there is one thing we have all learnt in lockdown, it’s that we don’t need to go shopping. Certainly not for clothes. Let’s be honest - we don’t see ...

14 July 2020

My life during lockdown by Sean Heary

Before Covid-19, lockdown was a concept I’d associated with a fictional attack on the White House in an over-the-top Hollywood thriller. Now for a generation of global citizens the word ...

11 July 2020

Writing comedic crime fiction about the building trade…

By Matthew Ross, author of Death of a Painter, Red Dog Press, April 2020 Have you ever had a lifelong ambition and when you finally achieve it, it’s nothing like ...

11 July 2020

Why listening is the greatest gift you can give your colleagues by Richard Fox

Fully engaged, ‘active’ listening is hard work for beginners. It requires first a strong desire to hear what the other person is saying. This requires you to be genuinely interested ...

9 July 2020

Why is dream interpretation a valid technique in psychotherapy and self-development?

By Jacquie Flecknoe-Brown, author of The Dreamer’s Odyssey: A Guide to the Creative Unconscious, March 2020, Free Association Books, £14.99 The science of dreaming has not yet caught up with ...

8 July 2020

Why inclusivity shouldn’t be novel by Penny Batchelor

author of My Perfect Sister, RedDoor Press As soon as I learned to read I began my career as a bookworm. I devoured books like others did packets of crisps ...

8 July 2020

UK Exclusive: Gina Rodriguez on Scooby-Doo, voicing Velma and her favourite Scooby Snacks

With new animated family flick SCOOB! dropping Friday, July 10th at WatchScoob.co.uk and participating retailers, Warner Bros. UK have been sending out a slew of exciting interviews with the incredibly talented ...

7 July 2020

Author Like Mother Like Daughter Elle Croft Talks To Us

I’m often asked where I like to write, and over the years my reply has become almost apologetic, as though I really should offer a more interesting response. But the ...
23 June 2020

Literature and Music: Liar Author Lesley Pearse Reveals Her Ideal 'Liar' Soundtrack

Have you ever asked yourself what music would complement the latest novel you are about to read? Well we asked author Lesley Pearse for her recommendations for the perfect soundtrack ...
22 June 2020

Ashley Roberts: 'I'm human, I'm female – I don't always feel body confident!’

When you think of the Pussycat Dolls, you might think of their on-stage outfits causing a stir – in February, they hit back at being ‘sexy-shamed’ and told Glamour magazine ...
18 June 2020

7 things I’d like readers to know about me - Suzy K Quinn

My name is Suzy and I am a chocaholic. I have two or three mega-strong 70% hot chocolate drinks every day, plus a chocolate bars and biscuits. If I don’t ...
12 June 2020

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

Everyone’s memory is unreliable because we all see things differently: you might see the plum tree with its delicate white blossoms and the wind rustling the leaves on the red ...

11 June 2020

Olympic hopeful Lucy Campbell on how to find solace in self-isolation

Lucy Campbell, a six-time British Women’s Surfing Champion had her eyes firmly locked on hopefully representing her country at what was meant to be this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games, before the ongoing ...
10 June 2020

How the coronavirus has affected my writing life - Molly Green

Stay at home? Fantastic. You have a tickle in your throat? No problem to self-isolate. It’s what we authors do – sometimes for hours on end – so immersed in ...
9 June 2020

Midnight Twins Author Holly Race Reveals her Inspiration For Her Fantasy Trilogy

Female First had an exclusive chat with author Holly Race during which she gave us an insight into how she came up her fantasy trilogy the first of which is ...
29 May 2020

Seven things I did not know about writing J S Margot

Author J S Margot spent time with us as she revealed the seven things that she learned about writing including a Royal invite as a result. 1 Pepper and salt: ...