Author Interviews

21 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Sophie Anderson, author of The Butterfly Garden

I wrote my first novel in a shed – very Virginia Woolf I know! It was freezing and mildewed and invariably full of dead creatures but the only place I ...

19 June 2021

Seven things I want my readers to know about me, by Samantha Silva

To celebrate the release of her new book Love and Fury, we asked author Samantha Silva to write us a feature of seven things she'd like all readers to know about her! ...
18 June 2021

Seven things everyone can learn from vegan ethics by Emilia A. Leese and Eva J. Charalambides

When someone asks ‘Why go vegan?’ we can’t just hand them a book or a flyer and hope for the best. Similarly, when we need to figure out how the ...
17 June 2021

How lockdown changed my writing by Lucy Vine, author of Bad Choices

I am a different writer from the one I was before lockdown. I’m a different person honestly. Lockdown and the pandemic changed everything. Like a lot of people, I spent ...

17 June 2021

Spending time alone. And enjoying it! by Gill Hasson, author of Lonely Less

Instead of getting stuck in feelings of loneliness, look for ways to make time on your own easier. Human beings are social beings; we need to interact with others, to ...

17 June 2021

Why we need to talk about the menopause more by Vicky Allen

So many celebrities these days are talking about the menopause that you would think the taboo around it is long gone. But still it clings on, though documentaries like Davina ...
16 June 2021

How do you know if your mother is narcissistic? by Danu Morrigan

Our mothers should be the source of comfort and support, our soft place to fall. But all too often, mothers are toxic and abusive. And one vile form of abuse, ...

16 June 2021

What inspired me to write Waiting To Begin by Amanda Prowse

It was as fifty-three came knocking when I reflected on the fact that it was only a mere blink ago I had turned sixteen! And sixteen was significant. I could ...

16 June 2021

Illness or imagination by Anna Bowles, author of Rapids

I have Bipolar Disorder Type II, and it took me 20 years to figure this out. When I finally got to see a psychiatrist she said ‘I know you think ...

16 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about Magpie Cove by Kennedy Kerr

1. Magpie Cove is a fictional village on the north coast of Cornwall, down the way a bit from St Ives - it's a lot smaller and less touristy than ...

15 June 2021

Waleed Shah shares images from his new book Rock Your Ugly

Acclaimed international photographer Waleed Shah’s intimate and revealing portraits are credited with kick starting a major mental health and body positivity movement in the Middle East. His series of portraits ...

15 June 2021

Marriage games: The quirky, the juicy, and the nasty by Sharon Doering, author of Confess To Me

Did you try that game couples played this past year while working from home and driving each other crazy? My husband and I did. It went something like this. Holding ...

15 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Katy Moran

To celebrate the release of her new book, Scandalous Alchemy, we asked author Katy Moran to let us in on seven things she'd like her readers to know about her! 1. I love ...
15 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by David Ebenbach, author of How To Mars

My book How to Mars was inspired by the crazy (and quite possibly fraudulent) Mars One project, which promised to send a couple dozen people on a one-way trip to ...

15 June 2021

Crazy things women did 100 years ago by Verity Bright, author of Murder at the Fair

My Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series features a no-nonsense, kick-ass amateur sleuth who doesn’t like being told what she should or shouldn’t do as a woman. Trouble is, she lives ...

14 June 2021

8Wise™ ways to take back control of your mental health

This week is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK… and whilst I love the fact we are shining a light on mental health, I truly do believe every day ...

14 June 2021

Seven reasons to believe in spirit by Steve Bridger and Janet Neville

As a child I was told to believe everything my teachers said about religion. As an adult I wanted proof. I did NOT believe in spiritualists or spiritualism. All nonsense. ...

14 June 2021

Seven tips to help make you a confident mum by Kylie Carter, author of Finding Yourself

When you become a mum, all your thinking and being goes into your children. They become the centre of your world and you pour your heart and soul into them. ...

14 June 2021

From page to screen: Julie Wassmer on how her novels have become a new TV series

For 20 years I was a TV drama writer for shows like EastEnders, all the while harbouring a desire to write crime novels. In 2015, my debut novel, the Whitstable ...

14 June 2021

How to get your kids to eat healthily - by teaching them to cook

By Helen Burgess from Little Cooks Co YOU CAN cook tasty food is out now: https://collins.co.uk/products/9780008420987 Knowing how to feed ourselves is one of life’s most important skills. It’s as ...

14 June 2021

Writing a book with your friend by Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry, authors of The Family Tree

When we first decided to embark on this journey to transform our friendship into being co-authors and business partners, we had no idea what to expect. We were nervous we ...

14 June 2021

The humourless judge by Imran Mahmood, author of I Know What I Saw

Because I am a criminal barrister, when I watch court-room dramas on TV I can't help complaining to anyone in earshot about how WRONG they got stuff. Some stuff, of ...

14 June 2021

Nine things I'd like my readers to know about me by Cathy Lake

1. I’m an avid reader. I LOVE books and read a lot – paperbacks, hardbacks and on my Kindle. When I was a child, I read all the time, and ...

14 June 2021

Five ways to manage your first Father's Day without him

Grieving the loss of your father can make Father’s Day a harrowing experience and even though the build-up doesn’t seem to be as overwhelming as the flowers, happiness and chocolates ...