Celebrity Interviews

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 ...

26 November 2020

Eight things you might not know about your hormones and you should talk to your partner about

National Menopause Day was on the 18th October and with it came a slew of well-known women talking about the effects of their hormones on their life. It’s a conversation that ...

26 November 2020

How a big dog can help with mental health by Isla Gordon

I don’t need to tell you all the reasons your mental health might be socially distancing itself in 2020. Even before now, with what feels like an annual cry of ...

26 November 2020

Lockdown diary of a fantasy novelist/parent by Sam Hawke

-  Doom scrolling and worrying. My kids constantly touch everything in sight and then their faces. Spend an unnatural amount of time fantasising about touching my own face. Who knew ...
26 November 2020

Seven things I’m doing now to make 2021 better by author Phillipa Ashley

Of all the things that 2020 has taught us is that the best laid plans are made to be broken, and blown sky high and the pieces scattered to the ...
26 November 2020

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

Nor have I ever proposed to someone on the London Eye, or anywhere for that matter. However, some parts of The Flip Side are inspired by my real life. I ...

25 November 2020

How to survive the festive season by author Sarah Rozenthuler

“’Tis the season to be jolly, la la la la la la la la la…”, or is it? Many people struggle when they sense Christmas is coming. Memories of cabin ...

25 November 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Peter Tyrer, author of Poleaxed

1. Although I have had the title of Professor of Psychiatry at Imperial College for many years I have always been a practising doctor on the front line. Much of ...

25 November 2020

Life under lockdown by poet Xiao Yan, author of Cafe After Dawn

I experienced two lockdowns: one in China and one in the U.S. I went back to Wuhan, my hometown, on January 1st, and came back to New York, where I ...
24 November 2020

Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development

A new study by the University of Edinburgh has found that stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development, so we caught up with Professor Rebecca Reynolds Personal Chair of ...
23 November 2020

Seven things I've learned about crime writing while creating Child X by author Mick Lee

Mick Lee, author of Child X shares the seven things he learned about crime writing during the process: 1. No subject is too difficult to cover when it comes to ...

23 November 2020

Five authors share their favourite Puffin books to mark the publisher's 80th Birthday

As Puffin celebrates its 80th Birthday this year, we asked five authors to share their favourite books by the publisher and it's a wonderfully eclectic and inclusive mix. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit ...

23 November 2020

How art can help children understand the world around them and their place in it

Can you remember painting or drawing as a child and how time seemed to fly by? Or the satisfaction of taking a picture home from school to be admired? Watching ...

23 November 2020

How I spent lockdown by Suzie Tullett, author of Holly's Christmas Countdown

Well what a year 2020 has been. Thanks to Covid-19, we’ve all suffered upheavals and many of us have experienced losses. Although it’s just like me to make matters even ...
23 November 2020

Joelle Taylor discusses her short story in the new collection Ink Tales

Fairy tales are maps. They were written for children to use to navigate their lives and beliefs, to understand their place in the social order, to understand their limitation and ...

22 November 2020

Three things you should know about interracial relationships by Tineka Smith

Falling in love is easier than keeping it alive. Time eventually sees to it that we descend from the heady heights of cloud nine into a less romantic, warts-and-all kind ...

21 November 2020

The case of Susan Annis: An exclusive interview with Dr John Parsley

Brand new and exclusive to Crime+Investigation, Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh explores four cases of innocent people murdered by someone they thought they could trust. The stories show that ...
20 November 2020

Exclusive: Calvin Goldspink returns with new single and tells us all about his career to-date

Following a six-year hiatus, singer, actor and all-round entertainer, Calvin Goldspink has returned to the music scene, today (November 20th) dropping his second new single of 2020. To celebrate the ...
19 November 2020

Seven ways a parent can get a better understanding of their children

I’d like to offer you seven ways to get a better understanding of your children. Why seven? One of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) beliefs of excellence is that ‘the person ...

19 November 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Laura Buckingham, author of It Will Happen

Wow what a year. Global pandemic aside this year has had many ups and downs for me personally. In January I went back to work after maternity leave and was ...

19 November 2020

How I spent my lockdown by author Anne Youngson

I am lucky. I live in the middle of beautiful countryside, surrounded by a large garden. If I look back over the year since March, I would appear to have ...

19 November 2020

Seven little known benefits of taking care of your feet by Yamuna Zake

Our feet are our foundation, yet we take them for granted and give them little attention except when we’re shopping for fancy or comfortable shoes. They are fundamental to our ...

17 November 2020

A guide to getting through the festive season with IBS

Dietitian, Bari Stricoff, and Nutritionist, Sophie Bertrand - authors of the much-anticipated, no-nonsense guide to health & nutrition, Forking Wellness, & co-hosts of the Forking Wellness podcast - give us ...
17 November 2020

Seven things you need to know about Apraxia by Dana Hall

Sometimes children are late-talkers, but sometimes more. Conditions like childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) do not organically ‘get better’ in time. Children with communication disorders often demonstrated anxiety, frustration, and ...