Celebrity Interviews

16 June 2021

What inspired me to write Waiting To Begin by Amanda Prowse

It was as fifty-three came knocking when I reflected on the fact that it was only a mere blink ago I had turned sixteen! And sixteen was significant. I could ...

16 June 2021

Illness or imagination by Anna Bowles, author of Rapids

I have Bipolar Disorder Type II, and it took me 20 years to figure this out. When I finally got to see a psychiatrist she said ‘I know you think ...

16 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about Magpie Cove by Kennedy Kerr

1. Magpie Cove is a fictional village on the north coast of Cornwall, down the way a bit from St Ives - it's a lot smaller and less touristy than ...

15 June 2021

Waleed Shah shares images from his new book Rock Your Ugly

Acclaimed international photographer Waleed Shah’s intimate and revealing portraits are credited with kick starting a major mental health and body positivity movement in the Middle East. His series of portraits ...

15 June 2021

Marriage games: The quirky, the juicy, and the nasty by Sharon Doering, author of Confess To Me

Did you try that game couples played this past year while working from home and driving each other crazy? My husband and I did. It went something like this. Holding ...

15 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Katy Moran

To celebrate the release of her new book, Scandalous Alchemy, we asked author Katy Moran to let us in on seven things she'd like her readers to know about her! 1. I love ...
15 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by David Ebenbach, author of How To Mars

My book How to Mars was inspired by the crazy (and quite possibly fraudulent) Mars One project, which promised to send a couple dozen people on a one-way trip to ...

15 June 2021

Crazy things women did 100 years ago by Verity Bright, author of Murder at the Fair

My Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series features a no-nonsense, kick-ass amateur sleuth who doesn’t like being told what she should or shouldn’t do as a woman. Trouble is, she lives ...

14 June 2021

8Wise™ ways to take back control of your mental health

This week is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK… and whilst I love the fact we are shining a light on mental health, I truly do believe every day ...

14 June 2021

Seven reasons to believe in spirit by Steve Bridger and Janet Neville

As a child I was told to believe everything my teachers said about religion. As an adult I wanted proof. I did NOT believe in spiritualists or spiritualism. All nonsense. ...

14 June 2021

Seven tips to help make you a confident mum by Kylie Carter, author of Finding Yourself

When you become a mum, all your thinking and being goes into your children. They become the centre of your world and you pour your heart and soul into them. ...

14 June 2021

From page to screen: Julie Wassmer on how her novels have become a new TV series

For 20 years I was a TV drama writer for shows like EastEnders, all the while harbouring a desire to write crime novels. In 2015, my debut novel, the Whitstable ...

14 June 2021

Exclusive: Jasmine Cephas Jones discusses new Starz Original series Blindspotting

New Starz Original series Blindspotting kicked off this past weekend (June 13th, 2021), following on from the 2018 movie of the same name but shifting the perspective of the show ...

14 June 2021

How to get your kids to eat healthily - by teaching them to cook

By Helen Burgess from Little Cooks Co YOU CAN cook tasty food is out now: https://collins.co.uk/products/9780008420987 Knowing how to feed ourselves is one of life’s most important skills. It’s as ...

14 June 2021

Writing a book with your friend by Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry, authors of The Family Tree

When we first decided to embark on this journey to transform our friendship into being co-authors and business partners, we had no idea what to expect. We were nervous we ...

14 June 2021

The humourless judge by Imran Mahmood, author of I Know What I Saw

Because I am a criminal barrister, when I watch court-room dramas on TV I can't help complaining to anyone in earshot about how WRONG they got stuff. Some stuff, of ...

14 June 2021

Nine things I'd like my readers to know about me by Cathy Lake

1. I’m an avid reader. I LOVE books and read a lot – paperbacks, hardbacks and on my Kindle. When I was a child, I read all the time, and ...

14 June 2021

Five ways to manage your first Father's Day without him

Grieving the loss of your father can make Father’s Day a harrowing experience and even though the build-up doesn’t seem to be as overwhelming as the flowers, happiness and chocolates ...

13 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Nicole Kornher-Stace

1. I'm actually a very private person so it's hard to imagine what people might want to know about me! I started writing and trying to publish professionally around age ...

10 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister

1. I speak 2.3 languages. Growing up in Malaysia, I spoke English with my family at home. My parents spoke Hokkien (a Chinese dialect) with each other. Among my wider ...

10 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Jo Clegg, author of The Summer Holiday

After I saw my first stand up gig aged 21, I didn’t sleep a wink, scrawling down ideas for jokes. Although that didn’t go anywhere for me, now that I ...

10 June 2021

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

I’m totally passionate about car-boot sales and flea markets. I can travel many miles to track down antique china, lace, or other items that move me, that have a past. ...

10 June 2021

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

I once swore at two policemen for 20 minutes straight, in the worst language you’ve ever heard … I was about to give birth in my car because I was ...

10 June 2021

Read an exclusive extract from C. J. Carey's new novel Widowland

Monday, 12th April 1953 A biting east wind lifted the flags on the Government buildings in a listless parody of celebration. All the way from Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall ...