Celebrity Interviews

17 November 2020

How I spent lockdown by Vernae Ewing

When COVID-19 hit, my every normal activity and way of life shifted. I found myself tuned in to every informational venue I could find. Reports were coming from many sources, ...

16 November 2020

Paranormal and romance- a shared magic by Tracey Shearer, author of Raven

Two years ago, when my literary agent had to suddenly retire to take care of her ailing hubby, I prepared to pitch to new agents at a local writers’ conference. ...

16 November 2020

What to look out for during the foraging season by Alysia Vasey, author of The Yorkshire Forager

Alysia Vasey is better known as The Yorkshire Forager, supplying the UK’s top restaurants. She is the regular forager on James Martin’s Saturday Show and has appeared on Countryfile, as ...
16 November 2020

10 Things I want my readers to know about me by Neil MacDonald

1. I was inspired to write The Tears of Boabdil by revelations about undercover policemen having sex with their targets. We now know that, over four decades, at least 139 undercover ...
15 November 2020

Lev Parikian discusses his new book Music To Eat Cake By

It’s the question all writers dread. 'Where do you get your ideas?' We dread it because the real answers – 'I don’t know', 'everywhere and nowhere', 'from my head' – ...

13 November 2020

Exclusive: Meredith Marks discusses The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, her career and more

If you’re anything like me - a massive reality TV junkie - you’ll have been excited to finally get a glimpse of what we can expect from the latest addition ...

13 November 2020

What I learnt from a year’s remote work and travel by Cait Flanders

Since 2020 has kept us all a little closer to home, I have been reflecting on all the travel I was able to do before the pandemic. Specifically, how I ...

13 November 2020

Andrew Bryant’s top tips on what to do if you suspect your teen is being bullied

A 2019 report revealed 22% of UK teens reported being bullied in 2019, a worrying statistic given studies show bullying often results in depression, anxiety, under-achievement, isolation, and self-harm.1 Bullying ...
13 November 2020

My favourite crime thrillers by Jon Gliddon, author of The Forbidden Zone

1. Of the 19 Ian Rankin novels, my favourite is Black and Blue. DI John Rebus is the hard drinking, heavy smoking Edinburgh detective who shows scant regard for his ...

12 November 2020

Seven signs you need therapy by Karin Blak, author of The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy

Everyone can feel down or anxious, even panicky or scared, these are all normal emotions. Most of the time we have coping strategies to guide us through our experiences. Generally, ...

12 November 2020

A good day to remember your roots by Jacqueline Winspear

When “self-help” became a trend over thirty years ago, it seemed that every latter-day guru was telling us to “live in the moment.” We were instructed to put the past ...

12 November 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Val Wood

In March at the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis I had been sitting at my computer for hours, clacking away on the keyboard in an attempt to reach the ...

12 November 2020

Author Stephen Clarke discusses his new book The Spy Who Inspired Me

As a child, I always went along to see the new Bond film. Later, as a teenager, it was more about seeing the new Bond girl. She was sold to ...
12 November 2020

Writing about Christmas in lockdown by Rachel Wells

If the first lockdown wasn’t strange enough, it was definitely more so as I had a Christmas book to work on. Back in March, faced with the shutdown of schools, ...
12 November 2020

General Practice then and now by Michael Dixon

General Practice has changed massively over the past forty or so years when it comes to its effectiveness and patient experience. A report from the World Health Organisation has shown ...

12 November 2020

My lockdown experience by author Anna Jefferson

For so many of us lockdown meant a juggle of working, home-schooling, and trying to keep our sanity. Novelist Anna Jefferson explains how she found salvation in the chilly welcome ...

12 November 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Sue Moorcroft

My husband’s retirement coincided with lockdown. Instead of being elsewhere every weekday he converted the garage into a workshop and built a shed. With the gym closed it seemed the ...
10 November 2020

Viking women – No shrinking violets by Christina Courtenay

When we think about gender roles in the past, we mostly recall how women had very few rights and were virtually the chattels of their male relatives or spouses. They ...

10 November 2020

Under pressure: Writing during a pandemic by CJ Daugherty

I don’t know about you, but I had big plans for 2020. I was going to write two books, spend a week at a Jamaican holiday resort, lose 10 kilos. ...

10 November 2020

Five common mistakes when blending your family and how to prevent them

I became a stepmum to three children and not having any children of my own, it was a super swift learning curve! Throw in the mix, I trained and qualified ...

9 November 2020

The importance of family carers for those suffering with mental health by Jane Lawrence

Working for many years in mental health services I talked to countless people going through all kinds of devastating experiences. Their lives had been derailed by the more severe and ...
8 November 2020

So what is numerology exactly? by Denise Martinez Rossini

Numerology is said to have been discovered by Pythagoras, the Greek mystic and mathematician, although there are different forms of it dating back to old civilisations such as Babylon and ...

8 November 2020

Sophie McCartney (AKA Tired and Tested) discusses her addictive web series and new Funny Women Award

Sophie McCartney (AKA Tired and Tested) has scooped the prestigious Funny Women Award for Best Web Series 2020 as voted for by the general public. Sophie is keen to use her ...
6 November 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Beverley Harvey

I’m a serial house mover. Since I met my partner in 2006, we’ve bought and sold seven properties between us. That’s a lot of stamp duty! We currently live in ...