Author Interviews

18 May 2021

Why having fun doesn't have to cost the earth by Wastebuster

Just thinking about the enormity and effects of climate change is hard for us to digest as adults, let alone if you are a young child! Breaking down such an ...

18 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Tree Carr, author of Conscious Dreamer

1. My formative years were spent living on a commune in the 1970s: there was no television, radio or pop culture. I spent a lot of time playing in nature ...

18 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Rebecca Bradley, author of Blood Stained

1. I was born on the Gibraltar rock and yet (strangely, for a writer) I often spell Gibraltar wrong on my passport, using an ‘er’ at the end. It’s never ...

17 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Melissa Wiesner, author of Her Family Secret

-  Melissa Wiesner is a night-owl who began writing novels about five years ago when her early-to-bed family retired for the evening. In 2019, she won the Romance Writers of ...

13 May 2021

A view of grief without pigeonholes by Sarah Woodier, author of Because of Brett

I was a professional life coach, in what now feels like a previous lifetime. I used to write very uplifting, feel good blogs. The happy, woo-hoo variety, “you can do ...

13 May 2021

Let go of lockdown - how energy alignment can help us move on

Have you ever wished you could find the delete button and erase last year? We’ve all felt the immeasurable impact of lockdown on our energy and our mental, emotional and ...

13 May 2021

Things you didn’t know about Top Gear Live by Philippa Sage

It was mainly fuelled by alcohol: Jeremy Clarkson’s preference – Organic Léoube Rosé (Lady Petrol!!). He only puts the purist of substances into that temple of a body. James May’s ...
13 May 2021

Why I set Under the Italian Sun in Umbria by Sue Moorcroft

Umbria’s known as ‘the green heart of Italy’, a region of mountains, vineyards, olive groves, sunflower fields and wild woodland punctuated by towns and cities. Each summer for seven years ...

13 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Gillian Harvey, author of Perfect on Paper

I always wanted to be a mum, but was told by a fertility doctor back in 2007 this wasn’t likely to happen without IVF. When my first IVF failed the ...

13 May 2021

Seven things I’d like my readers to know about me by Katy Birchall

There were signs I was going to be a writer from an early age. In order to torture me in later years, my parents kept several copies of The Birchall ...

13 May 2021

How a missed opportunity with a mysterious stranger shaped who I am today by Zoë Folbigg

It all started with a glance out of the window, on a bus on a dusty highway. I was 18 and backpacking around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, ...

12 May 2021

Ten things you may not know about bestselling author, Mike Craven

Mike Craven is a brilliant author who has written many wonderful and tense novels; his Poe and Tilly series is especially popular. He is an award-winning author and is one ...

11 May 2021

The impact of a new baby on a father’s mental health

Becoming a father is arguably the biggest transformation a man can ever experience in life and one that is little supported. Expectations are high of themselves, from partners, families, friends ...
11 May 2021

The power of tough love by Ruth E. Vallis, author of Love Is Blind

Although there are many who ascribe to the “tough love” approach to life, there are also many detractors, but this may be owing to an experience where the emphasis was ...

11 May 2021

Seven must have ingredients for French cooking by Daniel Galmiche

When it comes to French cooking, there is a lot to say! What started in the 5th century went through changes and evolutions, from different households to different regions, passing ...

10 May 2021

How my day job as a psychologist inspires my novels by Helene Fermont, author of The Matchmaker

I love psychological thrillers for the in-depth characters and storylines. I can’t think of anything better than writing the genre since it’s so close to what I do every day: ...

7 May 2021

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

-  Even now that The House at Silvermoor is out in the world, I find it hard to believe that I actually finished it! It was conceived in a fit ...

6 May 2021

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

1. I am actually a scientist! I have a MSc degree in Neuroscience and work as a research assistant in a neuroscience research faculty in London. My research involves understanding ...

6 May 2021

Five things I want readers to learn from my book by Oliver Fordham

I wrote The Curious Tales of Alfred the Great Thinker initially as a book to be read independently by 7-10 year olds. However, as it came to fruition, I realised ...

6 May 2021

10 Tiny noticeable things to do in your home by Adrian Webster

TNTs are Tiny Noticeable Things. They are all the little, cost-nothing things that we don’t need to do, but when we do do them, they can have a seismic impact ...

6 May 2021

Kathryn Heyman shares the inspiration for her new novel Fury

On a warm Sunday morning in 2017, my husband and I lay in bed, watching the sunlight on the window. “Tell me again,” he said, “about working on that fishing ...

6 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about The Other's Gold, by Elizabeth Ames

-  There are still so many hidden stories about war to discover. In researching the background for my fourth novel with Bookouture, I came across the FAU: The Friends Ambulance Unit ...

6 May 2021

How Generation Z influenced my writing by Sue Wallman, author of I Know You Did It

I write thrillers for young adults, and I’m 53. How can I, who didn’t own a mobile phone until I was in my mid-twenties, write convincing teenage characters? (And if ...