Author Interviews

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

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 ...

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. ...

11 February 2021

Seven “taboo” words feminists should shout from the rooftops by Flynn Meaney, author of BAD HABITS

“Vagina” is a forbidden word at the plaid-skirted and patriarchal St. Mary’s Catholic School in my new YA novel, Bad Habits. So much so, in fact, that my purple-fauxhawked rebel ...

11 February 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by DD Armstong

I am currently working on a Study Guide with 3 different English teachers to create the resources for schools to teach UDDC at GCSE level. It will offer an alternative ...

11 February 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Jenna Kernan, author of A Killer's Daughter

Despite writing thrillers involving a serial killer, I often refuse to watch scary movies and cover my eyes during tense scenes. I don’t like waiting to be frightened and I ...

10 February 2021

How to explain autism to a child by Tanya Kharina, author of Alfie’s Way

Being a mum of two incredible boys, one of whom has autism, coupled with researching vast amounts of media pertaining to the subject, one might think I would be able ...

9 February 2021

My favourite buildings and sculptures in London by author Martin Collins

All images courtesy of Martin Collins.  We all do it. We get on a bus and just stare out of the window, our minds a complete blank, unless something on ...
9 February 2021

Curses of Cousins by Cliff Bacchus

Curses for Cousins is a timely novel, tackling a challenging and quasi-taboo topic that is too often politely ignored by society: the practice of intermarriage between cousins.  A pacey psychological ...
8 February 2021

How I spent my lockdown by Annabelle Knight, author of Chasing Clouds

For me, lockdown hasn’t been all too dissimilar form my everyday life. A large bulk of my work involves writing, usually done from home, so in that respect some of ...

8 February 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Suzette D. Harrison

-  I met Shirley Temple: Yes, the real Shirley Temple, not the drink! When I was a little girl, I loved watching her films with my nan. I would dance ...

7 February 2021

Meet the author raising money for bereaved families of the NHS

What is it like to build a successful international business for 25 years and then nearly lose it all within a month? That is what happened to Founder and MD ...

5 February 2021

Seven things I have learned through my writing journey by Patricia Gibney

I’m a writer who finds it impossible to plot out the entire story before I begin, and I’ve found that the best way to work is to keep writing to ...

4 February 2021

Five ideas for a virtual Galentine's Day event by Anna Bell, author of The Man I Didn't Marry

This year, when we’re missing spending time with our girls there’s never been a better time to celebrate ‘Galentine’s’. Author Anna Bell, suggests her top 5 ideas for livening up ...

4 February 2021

Author Imogen Church discusses the inspiration for her new audiobook Death and the Burlesque Maiden

I tell other people’s stories for a living. I mean, literally; I narrate audiobooks. I spend most of my days, reading books, first in my head and then out loud. ...

4 February 2021

Top tips for writing romcoms by Julie Houston, author of Sing Me A Secret

Wanting to write a romcom? One can, I would imagine, go to Google and up will come a pretty formulaic way to go about it. It’s funny (funny strange, not ...

4 February 2021

How best to plan for 2021 by Holly McCulloch, author of Just Friends

I have always, always been a planner. It’s how I work, it’s how I write, it’s even how I relax. But it’s really hard to plan the year ahead when ...

4 February 2021

Seven things you need to know about my writing day by Wendy Clarke, author of His Hidden Wife

I can’t write in one place. Some people have a favourite writing place, a study maybe or a quiet room somewhere at the back of the house. I have my ...