Author Interviews

16 March 2021

Seven tips for managing women in the workplace by Kate Eberle Walker

When it comes to a woman’s day-to-day experience at work, one key player has the most significant impact: her boss. Managers need to play an active role in creating working ...

12 March 2021

Become a lightsurfer

You may have heard of the term “lightworker”, meaning a spiritually-minded individual who is drawn towards helping the whole of humanity raise its consciousness and bring about a better, more ...

11 March 2021

How to live your best post-lockdown life by Richard Docwra, author of Life and How To Think About It

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s life in one way or another. So, as we emerge from lockdown, now seems like the perfect time to re-examine our priorities in life ...

11 March 2021

Seven crazy things women did in the 1920s by Verity Bright, author of Mystery By The Sea

In Mystery by the Sea Lady Eleanor Swift thinks nothing of having an oyster and champagne breakfast followed by a slap-up lunch and then afternoon tea. In reality, led by ...

11 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by S.V. Leonard

-  Her dream escape is about to become a nightmare… Kimberley King has spent the last five years trying to outrun the reason she left the police force. Her life ...

10 March 2021

Six habits to thrive in life and work by Audrey Tang, author of The Leader's Guide to Resilience

Living is not about spending every day “getting by”, that’s “survival”. Life is not just about being “OK” but flourishing past ordinary. So, here are 6 habits to not just ...

10 March 2021

I was lost, lonely and empty- how I found myself again after a mid-life crisis at 40 by Tova Leigh

"Twelve months ago I lost my mind. I woke up one morning and felt like I was about to explode. I was bored. Angry, Tired. Sad. Empty. And I felt ...

9 March 2021

Women and investment — what's holding them back? by Jessica Robinson, author of Financial Feminism

When we discuss women and wealth, sometimes the conversations can be uncomfortable. They can bring up awkward emotions, harsh realities and complex challenges. However, for anyone interested in feminism and ...

8 March 2021

The online fight to transform harmful traditional and cultural differences

We shine a spotlight on writer and mental health professional (pre-reg) Estar Gathu, who through her website www.thingsihear.co.uk is tirelessly working to give a voice to, among others, British-Africans who ...

8 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Jennifer Anton

-  I have rheumatoid arthritis. I spend a lot of time in bed and have a legitimate reason for not being able to wear a bra (can’t do it up, too ...

7 March 2021

Life begins when you get dumped by Shea McArdle, author of Single, Alone, Alive

Saturday 18th July, drunk in a Chinese restaurant. Otherwise known as the evening of my twenty-second birthday. Surrounded by my friends and family, I exclaimed: “I'll be a thirty-year-old bride ...

5 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about my new book by Sharon Maas

1: The Far Away Girl took twenty years to write! I first started it in the year 2000, as part of a contract for HarperCollins. But my then editor didn’t ...

5 March 2021

The dos and don'ts of puppy training by Margit Gabriele Muller, author of Your Pet, Your Pill

Everybody is excited about having a new puppy to join the family- a new furry friend to bring love and joy- until you find your furniture is chewed, your socks ...

5 March 2021

Top five poems for Mother's Day by Ana Sampson, author of Night Feeds and Morning Songs

Directly after Mother’s Day 2020 – 22nd March – the country locked down, and nothing has been the same since. Everyone has struggled in different ways during the pandemic. Some ...

5 March 2021

Seven MORE things I'd like my readers to know about me by Vanessa Carnevale

-  I carry a book with me wherever I go. I’ve done this ever since I was little. I tend to slip a book into my handbag before I go ...

4 March 2021

Read an exclusive extract from Flappy Entertains by Santa Montefiore

Flappy was an early riser. Kenneth was not. On top of that he snored, which was a consequence of drinking indecent amounts of red wine every evening, so Flappy had ...

4 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ericka Waller

1: I wrote Dog Days  to help me process my grief. I have lost four very dear people in sudden horrific ways in my life. George was born out of ...

4 March 2021

How I wrote a novel as a stay at home mother by Ilona Bannister

I used to be an immigration lawyer. I loved it. Then I had children. I loved them too. Still do. But I wasn’t the same person after two traumatic, emergency ...

4 March 2021

GRIEF: How can one word sum up so many feelings? by Rochelle Bugg

They say nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes. By that logic, we’re all destined to experience grief (as well as a few letters from HMRC). Yet for ...

4 March 2021

Read an exclusive extract from My Kind Of Happy by Cathy Bramley

‘Worst thing about being stuck in here is not having a proper cup and saucer,’ said Ethel, gazing with dismay at the two earthenware mugs I set down for us ...

4 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Lesley Kara, author of The Dare

-  2. I used to play the piano and got as far as Grade 7, but I hated having lessons and being made to practise, and the exams were very ...

4 March 2021

'No way are we getting a dog!' by Fiona Gibson, author of The Dog Share

My daughter was desperate for one. My husband had wanted one his whole life. ‘Sorry, no,’ I said firmly. With three kids, a full-time job and a big old scruffy ...

3 March 2021

Use of colour by Frida Ramstedt, author of The Interior Design Handbook

Frida Ramstedt runs one of the leading interior design blogs (trendenser.se) and Instagram accounts in Scandinavia and has been writing about design on Trendenser.se for 15 years. She started her ...

3 March 2021

Why time off is essential for your wellbeing and why boredom is good for you by Fab Giovanetti

We live in a society that historically applauds overwork: being busy is a badge of honour. We fear “laziness”. The irony is, switching off is actually really good for your ...