Celebrity Interviews

12 March 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about my by Louise Hare

I played piano and clarinet as a child and only gave up studying music when I left home to go to university. I was actually inspired by my character Lawrie ...

11 March 2020

Five reasons why humour is essential to a book by Maurice Gray

-  Life is a series of ups and downs, knocks and laughs. Thus in any true reflection of life there needs to be some humour. The humour might be rapturous ...

10 March 2020

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

1. All the descriptions of grounds and gardens and woods that you’ll find in both A TREASON OF THORNS and my first novel, THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS, stem from a ...

10 March 2020

Why has gin become so popular?

From Dutch Courage and Mothers’ Ruin to Chef’s Delight The creation of gin around the 12th century, with the Dutch addition of juniper berries three centuries later, generated an everlasting ...

10 March 2020

How an eBike inspired my new novel by Sue McDonagh

In Meet Me at the Art Café, I wrote about one of my other passions, cycling, and more precisely, eBikes. I’ve always been a keen cyclist and in 1982 I ...

10 March 2020

Read an exclusive extract from In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Sarge’s is predictably empty at 10 a.m.—it’s a morning-commute place—so it only takes two minutes and forty seconds for me to get my whitefish bagel. I eat it walking. Sometimes ...

9 March 2020

Poet Vicky Foster, inspires women by sharing her experiences through poetry

By Emily Horner @EmilyAMHorner International Woman's Day was Sunday March 8, 2020- which has been celebrated annually on this date since 1911. Leeds Literature Festival celebrated the day on their third ...

9 March 2020

Seven ways to enrich your life through creativity

-  Lilian Wissink, has over twenty years’ experience as a counselling psychologist assisting people to discover and realise their potential. Her philosophy on creativity is encompassed in her book The ...

8 March 2020

Paul A Mendelson shares how humour helped him to write his new book The Funnies

I'm an author who prefers to write in cafés. It's less lonely and the coffee is better. One morning not long ago, I was sitting in my local coffee-shop, when ...

8 March 2020

How writing my latest book helped me through my daughter's surgery by Graham J Wood

To fully understand the drive for me to finally turn my literary idea into reality and complete the Zein Trilogy with Zein: The Reckoning, I have to step back in ...

5 March 2020

Seven things that make me feel safe, by Kate Bradley

We all have those little – or big – things that make us feel safe, don’t we?  For some, it’s having a house, a regular income or perhaps just enough ...
5 March 2020

Six things I've learned after writing 27 books by Lesley Pearse

-  1. Writing doesn’t get easier with time. Starting a new book is horrible. I make myself plod on, waiting for inspiration. I can’t count the times I’ve almost fallen ...

5 March 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Alan McMonagle

-  1. I live in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. It's a small city with lots of character. A place of singers, poets, and actors; of short days, ...

5 March 2020

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

I live in Nashville, Tennessee, which is the cradle of country and Americana music recording…and so, obviously, I decided to become a classical pianist for two decades before becoming the ...

5 March 2020

Seven ways to feel good in difficult times by Gael Lindenfield

None of us knows what life has in store for us or our loved ones and in the midst of great stress or grief, our guards can drop even further, ...

5 March 2020

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

-  She’s an elementary school psychologist in Colorado and has experience with Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP)—which is a mental health disorder wherein a caregiver fakes or induces illness in ...

5 March 2020

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

Even if my name suggest otherwise, I'm utterly Norwegian, and have no British relatives (to my knowledge). My last name comes from a small mountain village close to the Swedish ...

5 March 2020

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

I wish someone would give me a time machine. I’ve always loved history, but get frustrated with all that stuff about kings and queens. How did regular people live? What ...

5 March 2020

Judith Eagle: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  1. When I was 15 I had a perm and cried myself to sleep because I looked like an Oompa Loompa. There was worse to come. The hairdresser must ...

5 March 2020

A day in the life of author Linda Green

The great thing about being an author is that you can fit the work around your life. I was a journalist on regional newspapers for ten years and then a ...

5 March 2020

Jenny Lee’s top five love stories

Anna K, my modern reimagining of Tolstoy’s classic masterpiece Anna Karenina, was a chance for me to bring one of my favorite love stories to an entirely new audience. Reading ...

5 March 2020

Five creepy facts about Scotland by Melinda Salisbury

My new novel, HOLD BACK THE TIDE, is a creeping environmental chiller, set in the Scottish Highlands, and so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite dark, ...

5 March 2020

A day in the life of author Milly Johnson

For most part an author’s job is about sitting at the desk and just getting the words written down. It’s a solitary profession and I think being an only child ...

5 March 2020

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

I love reality TV. I know I’m supposed to hate it and find it vacuous and shallow, but I am totally gripped by Love Island and the like. If you ...