Author Interviews

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 ...

14 April 2020

Seven ways to stay optimistic by Dani DiPirro

Some are born with that innate ability to seek out the good in every situation and do their best to make the most of it. For the rest (most) of ...

12 April 2020

Author Louise Poynton honours David Cassidy with new book Cherish: A Legacy of Love

David Cassidy climbed into the hearts of millions of teenagers because he represented something made of pure beauty. David has always been a huge part of my life. I have ...

9 April 2020

How to communicate effectively during Coronavirus

Having a meaningful conversation can be challenging at the best of times. When we want to speak about something that really matters – whether with a family member, colleague or ...

8 April 2020

In conversation with Louise Pentland

Very emotional! I’ve been with these characters since 2015, so this really feels like the end of an era. I know in my head what happens to them all next ...

7 April 2020

10 stunning images from the new book Bond: Photographed by Terry O'Neill

Bond: Photography by Terry O'Neill by ACC Art Books invites readers to the dazzling world of James Bond. The new book features iconic portraits and contact sheets from Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and ...
7 April 2020

Why creativity matters now more than ever

Being taken from our established routine can provide an enriching field for discovery. Why not try something new? Why not, if forced into some degree of isolation, allow our imagination ...

7 April 2020

Seven ways to hack stress during lockdown

Try these simple strategies to help manage stress levels during lockdown: Inhale through the nose for a count of 4. Exhale through the mouth for a count of 6 whilst ...
3 April 2020

Six ways to build the life you really want in 2020 by Claudia Reuter

To state the obvious, 50% of people are women. In our society, we encourage equal opportunity for all But as of 2019, only 2.8% of venture capital funding in the ...
3 April 2020

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

1) Born into a family of spiritualists attending seances where mediums reached out to the departed to bring back messages of comfort and hope was common place. Sadly, I didn’t ...

2 April 2020

Abbie Greaves: Eight things I learnt about writing while on the move

Without a ‘room of one’s own’, I need a routine of my own. Between writing the first chapter of The Silent Treatment and its publication, I have lived in five ...

2 April 2020

Judy and Adrian Reith discuss their new book Act 3: The Art of Growing Older

As a married couple of 30 years Adrian and I took the risky decision to write a book together about growing older. It was clear to us through our career ...

2 April 2020

Kay Brellend: 10 Things you might like to know about me

-  Website: www.kaybrellend.com Twitter: @KayBrellend ...