Celebrity Interviews

10 December 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Deborah Masson, author of Out For Blood

Being asked to write about how I spent lockdown isn’t a scenario I would’ve ever believed possible this time last year. To me, the word lockdown back then was a ...

9 December 2020

Female First Exclusive: Author Alex Dahl reveals the cover of her new book Cabin Fever

Author Alex Dahl has kindly selected Female First to reveal the cover of her new book Cabin Fever. Hauntingly dark, with the sinister byline ’As her therapist you know her darkest ...

8 December 2020

10 Things to celebrate in 2020 by Naomi Watasa Lumutenga and Taaya Griffith

On 11th August 2020 Joe Biden audaciously named California’s Senator, Kamala Harris, a daughter of immigrants (Professor Donald Harris from Jamaica and Shyamala Gopalan, a scientist and activist from India), ...

8 December 2020

Seven things you should know about astrologers by Annie Botticelli

Astrology is an amazing art and science that is as old as any culture with written historical records and likely precedes even those. Its usage spans from the purely predictive, ...

7 December 2020

What I Did During Lockdown 2.0 – by author and NHS junior doctor Roopa Farooki

During the first UK Lockdown, from March 2020, I was working as a frontline NHS junior doctor, in A&E and the acute medical wards. I caught Covid, I was worried ...

7 December 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Jessica Stone, author of Craving London

1. I never wanted to write a tell-all memoir. When I lived in London, I started a blog about food. Gradually, I began weaving in lessons about love. But I ...

7 December 2020

Here's how to lose weight without sticking to one boring diet by Professor Michael Gleeson

Professor Michael Gleeson, a world authority on exercise, metabolism and nutrition - and author of new weight loss book, The Pick ‘n Mix Diet tells us what we need to ...

7 December 2020

Writing about WW2 during a pandemic by Nancy Revell, author of The Shipyard Girls series

Sunday Times bestselling author Nancy Revell talks about her experiences of writing a wartime novel during the present Covid-crisis. During the five years I have been writing The Shipyard Girls ...

6 December 2020

Nadia Sawalha discusses her new book Honey, I Homeschooled The Kids

In the second part of of our interview with Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha, we spoke about her experiences homeschooling her children in recent years, how the plan was given ...
5 December 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Roberta Gately, author of Dead Girl Walking

1. I am shy by nature and sharing bits of myself, just as I am doing here, invariably makes my heart race and my palms sweat. I much prefer to ...

5 December 2020

My Inspiration for the Lore Series by Chad Douglas

The Lore series was really a product of two things—a lifelong love for fantasy fiction, myths, and legends and a personal frustration with what pop culture was producing when I ...

5 December 2020

Adventure in the age of Corona by Marion Kaplan, author of Marble and Mud

It’s more important than ever says the Photojournalist In these uncertain times, when the ‘Grim Reaper’ is taking an unprecedented toll on friends and family, it seems more important than ...

5 December 2020

How I spent lockdown by K. L. Kettle, author of The Boy I Am

Even before the pandemic I had been in a form of confinement. Carrying twins and with the luxury of a full-time job that I could do from home, I had ...

3 December 2020

How I spnt my lockdown by Karen M. McManus, author of The Cousins

2020 has knocked all of us sideways. I’ve been lucky: my family and friends are healthy (knock wood), my job was already remote, and my community is filled with people ...

2 December 2020

Exclusive interview with M. W. Craven, author of The Curator

We are  very proud to say that our own staff writer Melissa Allen got the chance to send some questions to her favourite author, Mr. Craven. His books are brilliant, and ...
2 December 2020

The Doctors: Heroes and Villains - Female First review

Our staff writer Melissa Allen was lucky enough to be sent her own copy of this DVD, complete with six interviews with actors who were involved in Doctor Who in ...
2 December 2020

The bookworm's advent calendar: 25 books to read this Christmas

From thrillers to romance, minimalism to cats- we have you covered this year when it comes to festive reads- whatever your preference... A big family. A whole lot of secrets. ...
1 December 2020

Author Gail Aldwin discusses her new book Pandemonium

Ever wanted to write for children? Here’s how Gail Aldwin went about creating Pandemonium a picture book for children from 2–7 years. As a child, I remember being scared half ...

30 November 2020

10 Steps to help navigate loss and bereavement by Carol Wright, author of Unseen

Loss can destroy people in so many unseen ways.... As it is National Grief Awareness Week 2nd – 7th December (www.nationalgriefawarenessweek.org) - Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, Health and Life Coach and Best-selling ...

30 November 2020

My money, my mother and me by Loreen Mckellar, author of Your Invisible Enemy Your Invisible Power

Dressed in a fur coat pouring my heart out about my debt to 12 strangers sitting in a dingy church hall, I began to accept that something was seriously wrong. ...

30 November 2020

Five lockdown movies to help brighten your life by Dawud Gurevitch

Movies can entertain us in lockdown, but they can also inspire or strengthen our personal qualities that will help to brighten our lives. Resilience: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your ...

27 November 2020

Sam Bailey opens up to Female First about her son's autism

X Factor winner Sam Bailey recently talked about her son's autism diagnosis on Loose Women, so we caught up with her to discuss it further, in particular what advice she ...
27 November 2020

Getting in the ears of others - 10 steps to successfully launch your first podcast

Podcasting is a medium that is growing at an unprecedented level and this was accelerated by the global pandemic… there is a real increasing thirst for audio content. The industry ...