Author Interviews

18 March 2021

A day in the life of Catherine Isaac, author of The World At My Feet

My alarm goes off at 5.30 am, when I’m greeted by Maisie, our rescue dog, as if I’ve been gone for six months. Back in the days before home schooling, ...

18 March 2021

How and why I find inspiration on journeys, especially on planes and trains by Felicia Yap

I live to travel. I also travel to live… and write. After visiting 143 countries, I have realised that some of my best ideas come to me on trains and ...

18 March 2021

Don't mention to war! by Molly Green, author of A Sister's War

Writing historical novels set in wartime can sometimes present a problem with friends who read my books. Under the pseudonym of Molly Green, I’ve just begun my seventh novel set ...

18 March 2021

What working with addicts has taught me about life by Louise Sharland, author of The Lake

My previous role working with people in recovery from addiction, whether it was class A drugs, alcohol or self-destructive behaviours, presented obvious challenges; safety, trust, relapse, but what I hadn’t ...

17 March 2021

Avoiding breakup and divorce post lockdown - expert tips to get your relationship back on track

By Sara Davison, The Divorce Coach They say familiarity breeds contempt and the pandemic has certainly provided the perfect opportunity to put this age-old adage to the test. It’s perhaps ...
17 March 2021

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Glyn K Green, author of Jung for Kittens

I trained as a veterinary surgeon. A passion for ponies sent me that way and I have since bred foals, had a wonderful Quarter Horse in Texas, done some jumping, ...

17 March 2021

Seven MORE things I'd like my readers to know about me by Laura Wolfe, author of The Lake House

1.     My college friends and I have gotten together for a reunion weekend every year since 1997. (Until 2020 sidelined us!) The seven of us first met while living together ...

16 March 2021

The four happy hormones and when to access them across a menstrual cycle by Amy Thomson

There are four key happy hormones and during all four phases of your cycle you can employ self-care routines and rituals in order to optimise them. Happiness is hormonal. Self-care ...

16 March 2021

Seven tips for managing women in the workplace by Kate Eberle Walker

When it comes to a woman’s day-to-day experience at work, one key player has the most significant impact: her boss. Managers need to play an active role in creating working ...

12 March 2021

Become a lightsurfer

You may have heard of the term “lightworker”, meaning a spiritually-minded individual who is drawn towards helping the whole of humanity raise its consciousness and bring about a better, more ...

11 March 2021

How to live your best post-lockdown life by Richard Docwra, author of Life and How To Think About It

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s life in one way or another. So, as we emerge from lockdown, now seems like the perfect time to re-examine our priorities in life ...

11 March 2021

Seven crazy things women did in the 1920s by Verity Bright, author of Mystery By The Sea

In Mystery by the Sea Lady Eleanor Swift thinks nothing of having an oyster and champagne breakfast followed by a slap-up lunch and then afternoon tea. In reality, led by ...

11 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by S.V. Leonard

-  Her dream escape is about to become a nightmare… Kimberley King has spent the last five years trying to outrun the reason she left the police force. Her life ...

10 March 2021

Six habits to thrive in life and work by Audrey Tang, author of The Leader's Guide to Resilience

Living is not about spending every day “getting by”, that’s “survival”. Life is not just about being “OK” but flourishing past ordinary. So, here are 6 habits to not just ...

10 March 2021

I was lost, lonely and empty- how I found myself again after a mid-life crisis at 40 by Tova Leigh

"Twelve months ago I lost my mind. I woke up one morning and felt like I was about to explode. I was bored. Angry, Tired. Sad. Empty. And I felt ...

9 March 2021

Women and investment — what's holding them back? by Jessica Robinson, author of Financial Feminism

When we discuss women and wealth, sometimes the conversations can be uncomfortable. They can bring up awkward emotions, harsh realities and complex challenges. However, for anyone interested in feminism and ...

8 March 2021

The online fight to transform harmful traditional and cultural differences

We shine a spotlight on writer and mental health professional (pre-reg) Estar Gathu, who through her website www.thingsihear.co.uk is tirelessly working to give a voice to, among others, British-Africans who ...

8 March 2021

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

-  I have rheumatoid arthritis. I spend a lot of time in bed and have a legitimate reason for not being able to wear a bra (can’t do it up, too ...

7 March 2021

Life begins when you get dumped by Shea McArdle, author of Single, Alone, Alive

Saturday 18th July, drunk in a Chinese restaurant. Otherwise known as the evening of my twenty-second birthday. Surrounded by my friends and family, I exclaimed: “I'll be a thirty-year-old bride ...

5 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about my new book by Sharon Maas

1: The Far Away Girl took twenty years to write! I first started it in the year 2000, as part of a contract for HarperCollins. But my then editor didn’t ...

5 March 2021

The dos and don'ts of puppy training by Margit Gabriele Muller, author of Your Pet, Your Pill

Everybody is excited about having a new puppy to join the family- a new furry friend to bring love and joy- until you find your furniture is chewed, your socks ...

5 March 2021

Top five poems for Mother's Day by Ana Sampson, author of Night Feeds and Morning Songs

Directly after Mother’s Day 2020 – 22nd March – the country locked down, and nothing has been the same since. Everyone has struggled in different ways during the pandemic. Some ...

5 March 2021

Seven MORE things I'd like my readers to know about me by Vanessa Carnevale

-  I carry a book with me wherever I go. I’ve done this ever since I was little. I tend to slip a book into my handbag before I go ...

4 March 2021

Read an exclusive extract from Flappy Entertains by Santa Montefiore

Flappy was an early riser. Kenneth was not. On top of that he snored, which was a consequence of drinking indecent amounts of red wine every evening, so Flappy had ...