Celebrity Interviews

28 March 2020

Sarah Cheesbrough discusses her new book Wild Neighbours

Some years ago I wrote a story called Hold The Love. All over the globe, people plunged into fear as a virus from a computer game infected the populace. Our ...

27 March 2020

Kirsty Ferry discusses her new book A Secret Rose

When I was a teenager in the 1980’s, I discovered Victoria Holt. If you haven’t read any of her books, I thoroughly recommend them – they are all Gothic Romance ...

26 March 2020

Peter Marshall shares the inspiration for his new novel The Russian Lieutenant

Marina Peters, the central character in my novel, is an attractive and intelligent career woman, reluctant to explore the mysteries of dating websites. But at thirty she decides to take ...

25 March 2020

Seven ways to achieve work happiness during lockdown

Make sure that you are actually creating a space or environment that is productive and conducive to work and not having an adverse impact on your body. Look at your ...

25 March 2020

Berni Sorga-Millwood: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I never saw myself as a writer, I had stories I wanted to tell but wasn’t sure how to write them down for others to read. I attended writing classes ...

24 March 2020

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

I’m not one to write in coffee shops, around other people or even with music in the background. I need silence and solitude. Years ago, a friend built me a ...

23 March 2020

How the real life trauma of my childhood inspired my writing by John Biddle

At the age of forty-two, I came to the realisation that I had spent most of my life in the sights of a passive-aggressive, covert narcissist. A therapist called Jane had ...

23 March 2020

Jules Hayes: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  Before my 13th birthday, and in my first year at secondary school, I ran the 100 metres in 11.7 seconds. Once only, though. I never managed that time again, ...

22 March 2020

How to make the most of being a working mum

Working mums are often consumed with the pervasive underlying concern of whether they are making the right choices or not. Much of the stress is because there aren’t enough hours ...

19 March 2020

The inspirational women in my life by Claudia Carroll

Firstly, thank you to Female First for having me on here – I’m a longtime admirer of your blog and it’s always so inspirational and uplifting. So please keep up ...

19 March 2020

Eight things I'd like my readers to know about me by Amy K. Green

1. I rarely write at home. I wish I could because I would save a lot of money on coffee and bagels. I need to figure out how to be ...

19 March 2020

What makes me laugh by Rebecca Elliot

With the whole world going through some, well, stuff right now, is it the wrong time to be joking around or is that precisely what we need? Is laughter ever ...

19 March 2020

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

-  You Never Told Me (Black Swan, £8.99) ...

19 March 2020

The preservation of elephants by Dougie Arnold

-  I can still vividly remember the morning I fell in love with elephants. The sun had just risen above the distant hills and as it lit up the valley ...

19 March 2020

Ten things to remember about motherhood by Katherine May

-  Having children is your choice. Not having children is a perfectly valid decision. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: not your family, not your friends, and certainly not complete ...

19 March 2020

Read an exclusive extract from The Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen

When gathering the sheep from the moors I have often looked down onto Ravenseat, sitting as it does in its little hollow, and been ‘tekken’ with the aura of contentment ...

18 March 2020

Glenda Young: Five things I want my readers to know about me – and five things I don’t!

Glenda Young’s latest gritty saga set in 1919 – Pearl of Pit Lane – is out now in paperback. It’s about a poverty-stricken young girl who tries to escape from ...

17 March 2020

Why it's important to teach children to cook from a young age

Cooking for yourself is a life skill, but is it something that your child should learn from a young age? The resounding answer is YES because it is not just ...
17 March 2020

Five reasons why I wrote Vis-Ability by Vicki L Griggs

-  · It gives advice on what help is already out there and what benefits you could be enitled to. · Advice on how to remain positive when life gets ...

16 March 2020

Read an exclusive extract from The Operator by Gretchen Berg

DECEMBER 15, 1952 Vivian Dalton’s worn old ankle boots crunched over the packed snow in front of Freedlander’s, the bright lights of the department store spilling right out onto the ...

16 March 2020

The importance of girlhood

We Are the Hood, www.wearethehood.com, is a new, all female-founded British brand on a mission to ‘redesign the world with women in mind’. Founded by two passionate women, Maria Purcell ...

13 March 2020

Exclusive: Ray Quinn discusses his upcoming album, recent engagement and life in the public eye

A little earlier this year, Ray Quinn announced he would be returning to the music industry with a brand new collection of music, marking his first album release in 13 ...
13 March 2020

Seven things I had to research to make my story come alive by Carrie Vaughn

Honestly, I don't mean to write stories that require a ton of research. It just happens. It would be so much easier if I could just use the knowledge already ...