Author Interviews

14 July 2020

My life during lockdown by Sean Heary

Before Covid-19, lockdown was a concept I’d associated with a fictional attack on the White House in an over-the-top Hollywood thriller. Now for a generation of global citizens the word ...

11 July 2020

Writing comedic crime fiction about the building trade…

By Matthew Ross, author of Death of a Painter, Red Dog Press, April 2020 Have you ever had a lifelong ambition and when you finally achieve it, it’s nothing like ...

11 July 2020

Why listening is the greatest gift you can give your colleagues by Richard Fox

Fully engaged, ‘active’ listening is hard work for beginners. It requires first a strong desire to hear what the other person is saying. This requires you to be genuinely interested ...

9 July 2020

Why is dream interpretation a valid technique in psychotherapy and self-development?

By Jacquie Flecknoe-Brown, author of The Dreamer’s Odyssey: A Guide to the Creative Unconscious, March 2020, Free Association Books, £14.99 The science of dreaming has not yet caught up with ...

8 July 2020

Why inclusivity shouldn’t be novel by Penny Batchelor

author of My Perfect Sister, RedDoor Press As soon as I learned to read I began my career as a bookworm. I devoured books like others did packets of crisps ...

7 July 2020

Author Like Mother Like Daughter Elle Croft Talks To Us

I’m often asked where I like to write, and over the years my reply has become almost apologetic, as though I really should offer a more interesting response. But the ...
23 June 2020

Literature and Music: Liar Author Lesley Pearse Reveals Her Ideal 'Liar' Soundtrack

Have you ever asked yourself what music would complement the latest novel you are about to read? Well we asked author Lesley Pearse for her recommendations for the perfect soundtrack ...
18 June 2020

7 things I’d like readers to know about me - Suzy K Quinn

My name is Suzy and I am a chocaholic. I have two or three mega-strong 70% hot chocolate drinks every day, plus a chocolate bars and biscuits. If I don’t ...
12 June 2020

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

Everyone’s memory is unreliable because we all see things differently: you might see the plum tree with its delicate white blossoms and the wind rustling the leaves on the red ...

10 June 2020

How the coronavirus has affected my writing life - Molly Green

Stay at home? Fantastic. You have a tickle in your throat? No problem to self-isolate. It’s what we authors do – sometimes for hours on end – so immersed in ...
9 June 2020

Midnight Twins Author Holly Race Reveals her Inspiration For Her Fantasy Trilogy

Female First had an exclusive chat with author Holly Race during which she gave us an insight into how she came up her fantasy trilogy the first of which is ...
29 May 2020

Seven things I did not know about writing J S Margot

Author J S Margot spent time with us as she revealed the seven things that she learned about writing including a Royal invite as a result. 1 Pepper and salt: ...
27 May 2020

Tamsin Calidas - Seven things My Readers Should Know About Me

Leading Author Tamsin Calidas took time out from her busy schedule to share an insight into her life by revealing her top seven things that we and her readers should ...
26 May 2020

10 Things I Want My Readers to Know About Me - MN Grenside

1) My start in business was with Lloyd’s of London as a Broker specialising in insurance against Kidnap and Ransom and Expropriation of Assets by unfriendly Governments or Regimes. After ...
23 May 2020

7 Life Lessons I learned Growing up in a Big Family - Lian Dolan

Nothing shapes us quite like our family of origin. In my book, The Sweeney Sisters, I recreate some of the interaction that I experienced with my siblings, both the good ...
22 May 2020

Life with five - Gillian Harvey

Author Gillian Harvey shares with Female First what its like writing while attending to the needs of five children and who she credits for her success. Having five children wasn’t ...
14 May 2020

READY TO RISE – Author Jo Saxton On FEMALE LEADERSHIP

Jo Saxton author of ‘Ready To Rise' spoke to Femalefirst outlining how she sees female leadership evolving today and the highs and lows experienced by women who are stepping out of the ...
14 May 2020

Nine things I didn’t know about writing a book—until I wrote one - Esther Amini

Courage: I recently wrote a memoir entitled: “Concealed” about growing up first generation American in my Persian home.  My parents were Orthodox Jews from the Iranian city of Mashhad.  Orphaned ...
12 May 2020

The Importance of forgiveness in life and death

By Karen Wyatt MD for Female First In my work as a hospice physician I spent countless hours at the bedsides of dying patients and had the opportunity to listen ...

8 May 2020

Vikki Holstein: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

When I was four, I was handed into the lost and found at the Royal Melbourne Show because I’d followed a horse instead of my parents. The year I turned ...

21 April 2020

Five ways music can help in difficult times

We are all struggling at the moment. Struggling to get our head around the enormity of the current situation, struggling to find the essentials to feed our families, struggling to ...

16 April 2020

Why we should all write a love letter, at least once in our lives by Olivia Beirne

How often do you receive a letter? Not a generated one offering you an eye test, or scalding you for creeping back into your overdraft, but a real one from ...

16 April 2020

Rachel Abbott: Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me

I published my first novel when I was fifty-nine, and my message to anyone who would love to write but thinks “it’s too late for me” would be “think again”, ...

16 April 2020

Five books that make me cry by Anna McPartlin

-  1. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Basically a child is conceived to save her dying sister. An incredible story, beautifully told and I cried throughout.  2. Tell The Wolves I’m ...