Celebrity Interviews

6 November 2020

Author Agatha Zaza shares how she spent lockdown to celebrate her new book The Pretenders

It seems as if we’ve been in lockdowns of various types for most of the year. As I write this, New Zealand is at alert level one, which means life ...
5 November 2020

Top tips to try basket weaving by Tabara N’Diaye

Tabara N’Diaye is the founder of La Basketry and the author of ‘Baskets’, which has been translated into multiple languages. This year she also launched La Basketry Kits, offering everyone ...

5 November 2020

How I spent my lockdown by author Will Maclean

The best thing that can be said about my lockdown was I did get to spend some time with the people I love. That’s not to say it was easy ...

5 November 2020

Exclusive: Below Deck’s new Chief Stew Francesca Rubi on Captain Lee, coronavirus and Season 8

For over six months now, I’ve spent my time binging everything Bravo has to offer from their Below Deck franchise. Getting a peek into the lives of the crew on ...

5 November 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Suzanne Goldring

1 I’m not squeamish. Show me what the cat’s brought in – gutted baby rabbit, shrew or rat – and I’ll deal with it. My husband attributes that to studying ...

4 November 2020

Author Rachel Mann discusses her obsession with possessing rare books

Author Rachel Mann shares an obsession for possessing rare books with the protagonist of her debut novel The Gospel of Eve… If I ever doubted that truth is stranger than ...

4 November 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about my by Miranda Smith

1) My love for scary stories started at a young age. My grandfather used to record classic horror films on VHS for us to watch throughout the year. Later, my ...
3 November 2020

Seven ways to connect with your teenager by Joanna Fortune

1. Adolescence is a time of immense growth and development but not just for the teenager. As parents this is a time when our parenting must also grow and develop ...
3 November 2020

10 Lessons we can learn from dogs by Dr Margit Gabriele Muller

Dogs are often said to be our best friends and trusted companions but what lessons can we learn from them and how do they contribute to our personal improvement and ...

2 November 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Charlotte Browne

As a writer, I’m used to hunkering down for fairly long spells. My main sources of fuel are Spotify, walnuts and, as many writers will attest, espresso. For one deadline ...

2 November 2020

Why the world needs hypothetical dilemmas by Joe Shooman

It is a tragic fact of life that when you get past a certain age, nobody asks you about your favourite dinosaur anymore. Chances are that you’re likely to have ...

2 November 2020

Seven ways angels can help during a pandemic by Calista

You have an angel with you right now. Perhaps, more than one! Assigned guardian angels who forever have your back. These often-unseen allies are reaching out more and more to ...

2 November 2020

Chrsitmas Crackers: Why we all need a quiz this Christmas by John White

We all love an Office Quiz at Christmas time. It is a tradition in many workplaces but why not make this Christmas one whereby we can all test our knowledge ...
2 November 2020

Three star signs least likely to be haunted by ghosts by Nuzo Onoh

Most people believe in ghosts while some people are more prone than others to experiencing these pesky visitors. Aquarians for instance; these airy individuals just seem to magnet ghosts to ...

2 November 2020

Why it's important for children to lose themselves in a book

As a child, do you remember building a fort with pillows, or using blankets to create a den under the kitchen table? Did you play make believe with imaginary tea ...

1 November 2020

Seven diet tips for people living with MS

If you’re living with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may have wondered about eating a healthier diet. There’s so much (often contradictory) information out there, though, it can be confusing to ...

31 October 2020

Five things Little Bones has taught me by N V Peacock

-  1) A worried shared is not always a worry halved In Little Bones, protagonist Cherrie is living a half-life; constantly worried people will discover her serial killer father’s identity. ...
29 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Cloadagh McKenna

Like everyone the first week of lockdown was quite overwhelming – the worry of catching the virus, the sadness of not being able to see family and then work being ...

29 October 2020

How being a twin and having twins inspired my new children’s book by Michelle Cordara

It all began with an idea. But it wasn’t an idea you might expect - as in the plot of the book. It was an idea to just simply write. ...

29 October 2020

A day in the life of me by Jo Thomas

Life for me as a writer has changed very much since I had three children under the age of three and used to wake at 4am to get a couple ...
29 October 2020

Top five myths to bust about Beethoven by Jessica Duchen

Ludwig van Beethoven rose through the artistic ranks of Vienna at breakneck speed in the 1790s, hailed as the likely successor to Mozart. In his late twenties, though, he experienced ...

29 October 2020

Seven things you never knew about trees by Vicky Allan and Anna Deacon

- For The Love Of Trees by Vicky Allan and Anna Deacon is published by Black and White, £20. ...

29 October 2020

Milly Johnson discusses her new book I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

If I had written this book at any other time in my life, I’m not sure I would have written it at all. As a result, it was a much ...
29 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Leona Deakin

I expect we all have a unique lockdown story. Mine was one of feast and famine. My six year old daughter spent half of the week with her dad and ...