Celebrity Interviews

3 March 2020

Five Things in My Writers’ Bag by KM Szpara

I deeply hate carrying things (see: I refused to wear my winter coat even though it’s winter in Chicago, because I didn’t want to carry it), so my backpack is ...

3 March 2020

Three reasons to encourage your child to read about autism

There are millions of reasons I could tell you why it is important to teach your child to read about autism. Nobody can even estimate how many autistic people there ...

2 March 2020

Maisie Williams discusses the Game of Thrones aftermath and her new show Two Weeks To Live

By Kevin Palmer, @RealKevinPalmer  Maisie Williams admits she suffered from withdrawal symptoms as she walked off the Belfast set of Game of Thrones for the last time, but now she is ...
2 March 2020

The writing of Through the Leopard’s Gaze by Njambi McGrath

-  Grasping tightly onto my biro, poised ready to write, I stared at the ceiling as if waiting for a divine revelation. Something had compelled me to tell my story ...

2 March 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith

I wrote my book out loud in a shed. It’s a great place to write. If you’re stuck, just pump up the music and dance. Bruno Mars or Tina Turner. ...

1 March 2020

Top tips for positive mental health by Ken Hancott

When life’s getting you down, sometimes a PEP Talk is all you need. Ken Hancott is the author of PEP Talk, which provides readers with proven psychotherapy techniques for readers ...

1 March 2020

Six things you need to know about the MediterrAsian Diet

The Sirtfood diet reportedly helped Grammy-winning singer Adele lose seven stone. But the diet has been criticised by nutrition experts for being highly restrictive. In fact, only 1000 calories a ...

28 February 2020

The five stages of a same-sex relationship in fiction by Alex Bryant

Same-sex relationships in mainstream fiction have taken place largely off-screen, hidden between the pages of somebody else’s story. It’s only in recent years that they’ve been allowed to emerge into ...

27 February 2020

Rosanna Amaka: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I grew up in and around Brixton during the eighties and nineties, and I have very fond memories of my childhood. During this time there was a real sense of ...

25 February 2020

Exclusive: Arthur McBain discusses his role in The Trouble With Maggie Cole, his music and more

Arthur McBain is a man of many talents. You may know him thanks to his acting career, his passion for music, or something else entirely. With his finger in so ...

25 February 2020

Mairi Illsley: Eight things I'd like my readers to know about me

One of my earliest memories is of my thoughtful looking father, with his fountain pen, filling up reams of paper in his illegible, spidery scrawl. He was a man of ...

25 February 2020

Judie Surridge: Six things I'd like my readers to know about me

I tend to be unconventional, so will skip the usual bumph about my happy childhood, subsequent misery as a complete misfit at a rather posh girls’ boarding school (Read ‘And ...

23 February 2020

How to write an action scene (by someone who hates having to do them) by A.K. Larkwood

I’ve never met a writer who likes writing action scenes. I assume this is because we got into writing from a love of staying inside and not doing anything too ...

23 February 2020

Seven things you need to know about Heart-Walls™ by Dr. Bradley Nelson

When people experience a bad breakup, divorce, death of a partner, abuse, or other traumatic events, the pain of those experiences can cause them to close off their hearts. This ...

23 February 2020

Me and my horses by Jacqui Rose

I often say this, but I’m sure if you were to cut me open you’d find a bale of hay and a saddle running right through me because basically, I ...

22 February 2020

Exclusive: Tim Downie discusses Outlander Season 5, entertainment industry equality and more

Tim Downie is one of the most recognisable faces in British entertainment. He’s been in such a variety of different television shows, films and plays, that you’ve likely seen him ...

20 February 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Emily Elgar

I drove a rickshaw 5000kms across India- We – myself and two friends – set off from Kerala and three weeks later arrived in Shilong – close to the border ...

20 February 2020

Jane Shemilt: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

Like many novelists, I plunder everything I can, then my imagination goes to work: life, work, travel, reading, films, conversations – nothing’s safe! My latest Little Friends is about three ...

20 February 2020

How cycling helped my mental health by Rachel Ann Cullen

-  I never imagined I would be writing this article, let alone a book about how riding a bike has played any significant part in my life – and my ...

20 February 2020

Six ways to live life better than you have to by Gavin Oattes

Our brains have never been busier, never been more ‘on’. When SMART phones were invented, the manufacturers promised us “a freer life”. How’s that working out for you? Build ‘No ...

18 February 2020

A day in the life of a midwife

- 04:45 The alarm squawks its tune. I get up, grab a quick coffee, breakfast and a shower. 05:30 I wake my sleeping daughter Betty and get her in the ...

17 February 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me and my writing by Celia Reynolds

In school I loved writing stories, but as an adult I lost my confidence and didn’t write anything for years. Then I saw Khaled Hosseini discuss The Kite Runner. He ...

17 February 2020

Miles Montague shares the inspiration for his new book Carbon Game

When I was working for an international diamond company in London as a valuer, I was told a story by a diamond buyer which really got my imagination going. He ...

17 February 2020

Nicola Gill: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

Clearly there’s been a bit of a delay! I didn’t start trying to write fiction until I was nearly forty. This was for all the normal reasons – I was ...