Celebrity Interviews

8 April 2021

How my modelling career left a mark on my writing by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

I’m twenty years old, and international scouts are visiting my modelling agency’s headquarters in downtown Toronto. I’m in a crowded room full of girls like me—nervous, expectant, excited. Some of ...

8 April 2021

Exclusive: Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher discusses Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 drama and more…

One of the most popular things in lockdown to do has been to binge through shows we’ve not had the chance to check out before and, amongst them is the ...

8 April 2021

Five top cookery tips from grandmothers by Anastasia Miari and Iska Lupton

-  The secret to eternal youth Having launched this project with our own grandmothers, Rajni was our first ‘unknown’ granny. We drove to Leicester to cook with her, trusting the ...

8 April 2021

Changing my mind one run at a time by Louisa Scarr, author of Last Place You Look

Ugh, it’s so cold. Why have I left the house? It was so nice and warm. Should have brought my gloves. Why is my knee hurting? My knee doesn’t normally ...

8 April 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ros Carne, author of The Stepmother

- I had no idea I wanted to be a writer until I wrote my first novel. I didn’t even write: no short stories, no blogs, nothing. As a child I ...

7 April 2021

How Katherine Estrella overcame impossible odds and became a successful Instagram star

Born in the Dominican Republic Katherine Estrella has managed to go against all the odds stacked against her to build a name for herself in the industry. Katherine a model ...

7 April 2021

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Kevin Lafferty, author of Cutting It

-  Cutting It: Real-Life Tales of General and Vascular Surgery by Kevin Lafferty is out now and available from Amazon  Consider how you feel about the alterations you are making ...

7 April 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about The Tuscan House by Angela Petch

-  I am fascinated by true accounts of ordinary people and this is one of the main themes in my books: how extraordinary circumstances affect ordinary people. I’m an award ...

7 April 2021

Seven reasons to keep writing by Sheryl Browne, author of My Husband's Girlfriend

After twenty odd years, I’m finally with a publisher that is one hundred per cent behind me. Bookouture aim to create brilliant books that sell. I’m not sure I would ...

6 April 2021

Seven tips for overcoming obstacles and distractions during meditation

It’s World Meditation Day on 21st May and Swami Saradananda is a renowned and international yoga and meditation teacher with over 40 years of experience. In her classes, she often ...

6 April 2021

How working in bookshops has inspired me to write my own novels by B P Walter

I worked in bookshops from the age of 16 until I was 23, and for most of those years I never really thought about ever becoming a novelist or even ...

6 April 2021

Seven lessons I learned throughout my writing career by Peter Quinn

I was corporate editorial director at Time Warner and chief  speechwriter for two New York governors. I’ve published four novels and a book of essays. My career has taught me ...

6 April 2021

Author Krystal Sutherland shares an exclusive extract of her new book House of Hollow

I WAS TEN years old the first time I realised I was strange. Around midnight, a woman dressed in white slipped through my bedroom window and cut off a lock ...

5 April 2021

Red Amaryllis by Denise E. Jacobs

Red Amaryllis by medium Denise E. Jacobs is a clarion call for peace, love and understanding but, more importantly, a convincing entreaty for us all to act before it’s too ...

2 April 2021

El Alma discusses her new novel Becoming Soul: Seven Steps to Heaven

Towards the end of WW2 when I was born, more females were joining the workforce and replacing their men who had either been killed, were injured, or still serving in ...

1 April 2021

Author Jo Willet celebrates a pioneering woman

I stumbled across Lady Mary Wortley Montagu when I saw her monument in Lichfield Cathedral. I had never heard of her and started reading her selected letters. Lady Mary suffered ...

1 April 2021

How I spent my lockdown by Joanna Courtney, author of Iron Queen

Lockdown, for me, was rather inverted experience to that of many people. I normally work from home – a nice, quiet, empty home – but when lockdown hit, my space ...

1 April 2021

10 motivation tips for returning back to work after the pandemic by Andry Anastasis McFarlane

Sometimes, when back to working in the office, we might experience stressful thinking such as: ‘I have to go to this meeting’ or, ‘I have to do this task’. It’s ...

1 April 2021

Writing about what you know by Rebecca Banks, author of Half the World Away

The old adage says that authors we should write about what they know. In my debut novel, Half the World Away, there was so much about the process of writing ...

1 April 2021

Why I always wanted to write romantic fiction by Louisa Leaman, author of Meant To Be

Shhh. A secret. When I first dreamed of being an author, the last thing I thought I’d write was romantic fiction. I worked on thrillers, children’s books, YA and even ...

1 April 2021

Five top tips to introduce Ayurveda into your kitchen and your life by Anne Heigham

Eating in tune with the seasons and weather helps bring inner balance. Take a look outside from the inside of your home each day and assess what the weather looks ...

1 April 2021

Dedicating my novel to female friendship, by Anna Jefferson, author of Nailing it

The phrase I would like to put in Room 101 after ‘You’re on mute’, is ‘Shall we go for a walk?’ It is like a red rag to a bull ...

1 April 2021

Why we need thrillers in lockdown by Anna Bailey, author of Tall Bones

The obvious answer is: well, we’re not exactly getting our thrills anywhere else. Not to reek of middle-class ennui, but I have literally never been so consistently bored in my ...

1 April 2021

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by K J Maitland, author of The Drowned City

1) I had a bantam chicken that called Hag Dowsabel after the witch in my favourite children’s novels by Lorna Wood. My bantam loved cuddles, marmite sandwiches and cups of ...