Celebrity Interviews

17 February 2020

Trudi Tweedie: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I’ve always had gothy tendencies. As I teen, I wore black. I wore black – a lot. But in all honestly, I probably wasn’t a bona fide goth. Back in ...

17 February 2020

Five things I learned about bad-ass World War ll nurses by Ed Ruggero

-  Women went ashore with the first waves of Allied assault troops in North Africa in November 1942. Yep, just like in the movies, climbing down those big nets into ...

17 February 2020

10 Acts of kindness for your partner

By Andy Cope, happiness expert and author of The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence. Education has the ‘3 Rs’ and so does the science of happiness; ‘Relationships’, ‘Relationships’ & ‘Relationships’.  ...

16 February 2020

Mahsuda Snaith: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I was diagnosed as dyslexic in my early twenties. I’m a slow reader, but I’ve always loved books so I never thought I might be dyslexic. It was only when ...

16 February 2020

Nine things that have happened since they banned the publication of my book by Beverley Naidoo

-  1  My sister-in-law in South Africa sent me the actual letter telling her Journey to Jo’burg had been “ruled by the Directorate of Publications to be undesirable” and “seized”. ...

16 February 2020

Gytha Lodge: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

My favourite books are the ones that make me cry. Some of them are happy tears, and many of them are tears of heartache for characters I’ve connected with. In ...

13 February 2020

Paul McKenna discusses his new book 7 Things That Make or Break a Relationship

Please tell us a bit about your new book 7 Things that Make or Break a Relationship? It’s a definitive book about relationships, based on new scientific research about what ...

12 February 2020

Five authors reveal the gifts they are buying for themselves this Valentine's Day

Almost 1 in 5 women under 30 are more likely to buy or do something for themselves in 2020, to “treat themselves” (23%) or to “feel empowered” (18%) according to ...
11 February 2020

Vincent Ralph: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  My mum made books magical. She filled my bookcase with amazing stories and I will always be grateful for that. They say if you want to be a writer ...

11 February 2020

Why I wanted to photograph hand dryers for my latest book by Samuel Ryde

'It all started with a passing interest in the objectifying of something that is deemed of little importance. I wondered how many types there were of something that we’re not ...

11 February 2020

How to go to work (with people you hate) by Lucy Clayton

Some people are awful. They just are. And there’s nothing more painful at work than being asked to collaborate with someone you just can’t stand. If you find yourself in ...

11 February 2020

What life is like as an author by Sadie Ryan

I imagine you have your own ideas of what an author’s life is like and the kind of glamour, partying, champagne swigging, celebrity life we lead. Well, it’s not like ...

11 February 2020

10 Things writing has taught me about life by Kelly Braffet

I often see friends tearing out their hair because they've overextended themselves, personally or professionally. If you don't want to have coffee with that Facebook acquaintance, say no. If you ...

10 February 2020

David Schwimmer talks to Female First about his new TV show Intelligence

By Kevin Palmer @RealKevinPalmer  He will forever be associated with the iconic television character that transformed his life from the mundane to the extraordinary, yet fame has never sat comfortably on ...
10 February 2020

Etched in Stone (Invested in You: Book One) by Liv Arnold

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, author Liv Arnold’s new steamy rom-com novel Etched in Stone has hit the shelves, and is as seductive and thrilling as its billionaire male ...

9 February 2020

10 Things I didn’t know about pregnancy—until I was pregnant by Leslie Schrock

When I decided to get pregnant, I thought, how hard can this be? But after sixteen months, two failed pregnancies, and an unexpected C-section before my son entered the world, ...

9 February 2020

Why solo travel adventure will change you – for good By Pamela Watson

It’s 2020 and you’re still thinking twice about solo travel adventure. Why? What is stopping you? If you're 18 and inexperienced in any foreign travel, exposure to different cultures, and ...

6 February 2020

The benefits of a mindful pregnancy by Tracy Donegan

You’re probably already overwhelmed with the amount of information and advice coming at you from every angle and might be thinking you just don’t have the headspace for any more ...

6 February 2020

My favourite female characters in fiction by Elisabeth Carpenter

-  My first encounter with Anne Shirley was when I stayed at my grandmother’s house in the summer holidays in the mid-1980s. She had taped the whole series of Anne ...

6 February 2020

The most precious gifts I've ever received by Rosie Goodwin

-  Now that my new paperback “A Precious Gift’ is on the shelf it made me stop and think of some of the precious gifts I have received. Of course, ...

6 February 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Stacey Halls

My ideas come from places. I had the idea for my first novel The Familiars at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham, and my second for The Foundling came to me at ...

5 February 2020

Five things a voice coach wants you to know

Voice is breath (all sound is a change in air pressure, and voice is exhaled air). Breath is life and voice is the expression of your aliveness. Your voice is ...

4 February 2020

Sarah Kozloff: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

When I was young, I couldn’t decide whether I loved movies more than books or books more than movies, so I enrolled in an interdisciplinary graduate program where I studied ...

4 February 2020

Elinor Lipman: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  I’ve written 12 novels and not one started with an outline. I make it up as I go along. My writing goal is a measly 500 words per day, ...