Celebrity Interviews

24 February 2021

Seven tips for financial freedom by Seven Dollar Millionaire, author of Happy Ever After

“The Seven Dollar Millionaire” is a fund manager who was so worried his daughter was learning nothing about money at school, that he wrote her the book “Happy Ever After: ...

24 February 2021

Seven MORE things I'd like my readers to know about me by Barbara Copperthwaite

1. I did a lot of research for my latest book – including being shut in a car boot! My partner was incredibly nervous about the whole thing and urged ...

24 February 2021

Marianne Cronin shares the inspiration for her new book The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

During lockdown, we’ve clapped and we’ve cheered, and we’ve banged pots and pans but we’ve also painted, cross-stitched, sketched, sculpted, sung and written. Anthony Gormley’s announcement of The Great Big ...

24 February 2021

Which type of mum on mat-leave are you? by Zeena Moolla

Maternity leave can be a minefield. Rhyme Time, coffee mornings, NCT meet-ups; whatever your choice of baby group, it can all become as tribal as the playground. And I hate ...

23 February 2021

How my partner’s experience of being a stay at home dad inspired my novel by Charlotte Duckworth

My partner is a singer and an actor, so when our daughter was born, it made sense for him to stay at home in the daytime while I went back ...

23 February 2021

Ten things I want to tell my kids about social media by Ali Benjamin

I was a member of the last generation of children to grow up without the internet...and the first generation of parents to raise children with it. I remember well the ...

22 February 2021

Living on a smallholding by Seni Glaister, author of Growing Season

The reality of the smallholder’s life rarely delivers the rustic simplicity of the dream. There’s no such thing as a lie-in, a day off or a sick day. The commitment ...

22 February 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Jessica Sanders, author of Me Time

-  2020 was a rollercoaster ride like something out of an amusement park for me. A Spinball Whizzer of highs and lows with twists and turns that had me out ...

22 February 2021

Publishing a bestselling novel during the pandemic with three children by AJ Campbell

2020 was a rollercoaster ride like something out of an amusement park for me. A Spinball Whizzer of highs and lows with twists and turns that had me out of ...

22 February 2021

How your body shaming is shaking your dating confidence by Astrid Longhurst

Dating can often feel like a daunting affair. It often brings up feelings of insecurity as we wonder if another person will like us or accept us for who we ...

22 February 2021

Writing to see yourself in fiction by Julie Ma, author of Happy Families

In Eastenders, ‘Beale’s Plaice’, Ian’s fish and chip shop used to be a Chinese takeaway called the Green Lantern. Do you remember it? No, neither do I. It’s better to ...

22 February 2021

Healing through nature and the natural world by Gill Lewis, author of Swan Song

When did you last laugh, I mean really belly laugh? When did you last look up and notice the sky? These are some questions Dylan faces in Swan Song, a ...

22 February 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Kate Eastham

I was a nurse before I became a novelist and did my training at a time when nurses wore starched caps and collars and the wards were ruled by strict ...

19 February 2021

Seven surprising things I learned from my readers, by author Leslie Wolfe

Being an entertainer at heart, I love staying in touch with my readers. In doing so, not only do I extend their reading experience and, occasionally, answer plot questions or ...
18 February 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about my writing, by Liz Eeles

To celebrate the release of her new book, Secrets at the Last House Before the Sea, we asked author Liz Eeles to open up to our readers here at Female First. ...

18 February 2021

Things my readers don't know about my writing journey by author Rosie Goodwin

My love of writing began when I was a child but I didn’t pursue a career in writing until my children were grown. Instead, I was always writing short stories ...

17 February 2021

Patrick Dempsey discusses new Sky Atlantic series Devils, and the fragility of our democracy

Patrick Dempsey is hoping 2021 can be a boom year for film and television, even though he admits some facets of the art world may be stuck in neutral for ...
17 February 2021

Seven of my favourite love stories by Dani Atkins, author of Gone Too Soon

There’s no denying the power of a love story. The best of them will take you away from reality and into the characters’ lives. And if there was ever a ...

16 February 2021

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ellery Kane

I work as a forensic psychologist. Forensic psychology begins at the intersection of psychology and the law, and its practitioners are involved in a variety of diverse issues, ranging from ...

13 February 2021

Exclusive: We chat with Homeland's Akshay Kumar on fitness, his career, and theatre!

Akshay Kumar has had a wonderful career, working on Star Wars, Homeland, and of course Pandora along with many more exciting projects! He tells us about those experiences, how he stays fit, and ...
12 February 2021

Exclusive: Love Island winner Finley Tapp on life after the Villa and his charity work

Finley Tapp has picked up new lockdown hobbies, done some wonderful charity work, and tells us how useless his other half Paige Turley is in the kitchen in our new ...
11 February 2021

Expert advice for those struggle with Valentine's Day by Heidi Hauer

No matter how much we remind ourselves that we don’t need a romantic partner in order to be happy, being single (and happy!) on Valentine’s Day can sometimes feel like ...
11 February 2021

Mills and Boon author Rachael Stewart writes a short story for Female First

London is named the most romantic town in Great Britain, followed by Edinburgh and Halifax, according to a new piece of research of over 1000 post towns in the Great ...

11 February 2021

Eight things I’d like my readers to know about me by Carole Hayman

In these dystopian days of occasional truth, alternative facts and downright fake news - I will leave you to decide dear reader, which (if any) of the following are true. ...