Celebrity Interviews

13 January 2020

Three things that inspired ‘The Haunting of Strawberry Water’ by Tara Gould

A delight in gothic terror. I knew this wouldn’t be easy. I had read dozens of ghost stories and could count on one hand the ones that had triggered the ...

12 January 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by A F Stone

I have a Penguin English Classics addiction. If I had a mansion, I’d have a Penguin English Classics library in the east wing. To my shame I’m really quite rubbish ...

12 January 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Anna Nicholas

Twenty years ago my husband, son and I upped sticks from central London where I ran a busy lifestyle PR company, to live the good life in rural Mallorca. My ...

9 January 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Karen M. McManus

Being an author is the first job I ever wanted. I started writing books in second grade and kept going until high school, at which point I decided it was ...

9 January 2020

Seven things I've learned about love by Lucy Dillon

As a romantic novelist, I fall in love at least once, if not twice a year. I also go through regular break-ups, negotiate reconciliations and plan dream proposals – and ...

9 January 2020

Write what you know by Michele Campbell

Anybody who’s been a prosecutor or a cop in a big city for any period of time has unbelievable war stories. Stuff the average person doesn’t know, would never see, ...

8 January 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Paullina Simons

My father was a political dissident in the U.S.S.R. When I was five years old he was arrested for anti-Soviet agitation and sent to the GULAG. He was in prison ...

8 January 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Jack Sheffield

-  I was brought up on a tough council estate in Leeds. My father had little interest in education and didn’t allow any books in the house. This upset my ...

8 January 2020

My journey of mother of daughters to writer of psychological thrillers by B A Paris

I always knew I wanted to be a writer. What I didn’t know was that it would take me so long to get there. It came down to a question ...

6 January 2020

The love stories that have influenced my writing by Emma Cooper

When I was invited to write this article, I began to compile a list of my favourite love stories, stories that have left me reeling; whose characters’ journeys I didn’t ...

6 January 2020

[EXCLUSIVE] Daniel Whiston discusses Dancing on Ice 2020 and the show making LGBTQ+ history

The return of Dancing on Ice to ITV last night (January 5th, 2020) saw six celebrities take to the rink with their professional partners, giving their all in their first live ...
6 January 2020

10 Things you need to know if you are a woman initiating divorce

More women are initiating divorce than ever before.  Gone are the days when a woman had to ‘put up and shut up’; now if she’s had enough, a woman can ...

6 January 2020

The life of a fisherman’s wife by Evie Grace

Before I began to write The Lace Maiden, I researched the history of the lawless gangs who smuggled contraband from France to England in the early nineteenth century when Britain ...

6 January 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Claire Wade

I never realised that being a writer was an actual job. When I was little I just assumed books magically appeared on the library shelves. It wasn’t until I was ...

3 January 2020

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Steven Romain

-  I love dogs. I am in love with, in particular, large dogs like Rhodesian ridgebacks, mastiffs and Labradors. It seems to me they have such wonderful qualities. For example, ...

3 January 2020

My favorite couples in fantasy books by Charlie N. Holmberg

-  With an honorable mention to Wax & Steris from the Mistborn series. ...

2 January 2020

My inspiration for Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

I've always been attracted to writing about stories and situations that contrast with my own experiences, and that was certainly the case for Paper Avalanche, the story of 14 year-old ...

2 January 2020

Top ten tips for writing a sci-fi novel by Martin Wallace

Having completed and now releasing my Sci-fi novel Retaliation, I have compiled a list of the top ten most important things that you have to consider when writing in this ...

2 January 2020

How to write a science fiction novel by Max Nowaz

Science Fiction comes across as a vast genre of writing. Yet, if one looks at mainstream adventure science fiction, one can see certain common features in it. People, who read ...

2 January 2020

Seven tips for writing a bestselling science fiction novel

Some sage advice from the award winning, bestselling author, John Scalzi, whose new novel, The Collapsing Empire, is out now from Tor. Don’t try to write a best-selling book. Because ...

2 January 2020

Why I love to write science fiction by S.J. Kincaid

I feel that to know this world and existence is to seek escape from it. One way is fantasy, novels where the rules of reality work in a completely different ...

2 January 2020

Five things to know when quitting to follow your dream by Lisa Thompson

-  One of the things that helped me to be serious about becoming a children’s author was by setting myself a goal deadline. In my case my first goal was ...

27 December 2019

Seven reasons to go to the cinema instead of the watching movies at home

Oh, it’s far more exciting, isn’t it? You get to dress up a little (well, change out of your pyjamas, at least), put on a bit of make-up, brush your ...

26 December 2019

Matthew Kimberley discusses his new book Get A F*cking Grip

In an age when we’re positively inundated with literature and websites and podcasts and magazine articles on how to live your best life, hit your goals, and optimize your health, ...