Author Interviews

8 March 2020

How writing my latest book helped me through my daughter's surgery by Graham J Wood

To fully understand the drive for me to finally turn my literary idea into reality and complete the Zein Trilogy with Zein: The Reckoning, I have to step back in ...

5 March 2020

Seven things that make me feel safe, by Kate Bradley

We all have those little – or big – things that make us feel safe, don’t we?  For some, it’s having a house, a regular income or perhaps just enough ...
5 March 2020

Six things I've learned after writing 27 books by Lesley Pearse

-  1. Writing doesn’t get easier with time. Starting a new book is horrible. I make myself plod on, waiting for inspiration. I can’t count the times I’ve almost fallen ...

5 March 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Alan McMonagle

-  1. I live in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. It's a small city with lots of character. A place of singers, poets, and actors; of short days, ...

5 March 2020

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

I live in Nashville, Tennessee, which is the cradle of country and Americana music recording…and so, obviously, I decided to become a classical pianist for two decades before becoming the ...

5 March 2020

Seven ways to feel good in difficult times by Gael Lindenfield

None of us knows what life has in store for us or our loved ones and in the midst of great stress or grief, our guards can drop even further, ...

5 March 2020

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

-  She’s an elementary school psychologist in Colorado and has experience with Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP)—which is a mental health disorder wherein a caregiver fakes or induces illness in ...

5 March 2020

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

Even if my name suggest otherwise, I'm utterly Norwegian, and have no British relatives (to my knowledge). My last name comes from a small mountain village close to the Swedish ...

5 March 2020

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

I wish someone would give me a time machine. I’ve always loved history, but get frustrated with all that stuff about kings and queens. How did regular people live? What ...

5 March 2020

Judith Eagle: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

-  1. When I was 15 I had a perm and cried myself to sleep because I looked like an Oompa Loompa. There was worse to come. The hairdresser must ...

5 March 2020

A day in the life of author Linda Green

The great thing about being an author is that you can fit the work around your life. I was a journalist on regional newspapers for ten years and then a ...

5 March 2020

Jenny Lee’s top five love stories

Anna K, my modern reimagining of Tolstoy’s classic masterpiece Anna Karenina, was a chance for me to bring one of my favorite love stories to an entirely new audience. Reading ...

5 March 2020

Five creepy facts about Scotland by Melinda Salisbury

My new novel, HOLD BACK THE TIDE, is a creeping environmental chiller, set in the Scottish Highlands, and so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite dark, ...

5 March 2020

A day in the life of author Milly Johnson

For most part an author’s job is about sitting at the desk and just getting the words written down. It’s a solitary profession and I think being an only child ...

5 March 2020

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

I love reality TV. I know I’m supposed to hate it and find it vacuous and shallow, but I am totally gripped by Love Island and the like. If you ...

3 March 2020

Five Things in My Writers’ Bag by KM Szpara

I deeply hate carrying things (see: I refused to wear my winter coat even though it’s winter in Chicago, because I didn’t want to carry it), so my backpack is ...

3 March 2020

Three reasons to encourage your child to read about autism

There are millions of reasons I could tell you why it is important to teach your child to read about autism. Nobody can even estimate how many autistic people there ...

3 March 2020

The benefits of being barefoot

I am a huge proponent of being barefoot wherever possible and when it’s not a good idea, I like to wear odd-looking minimalist footwear. Being barefoot has many health and ...
2 March 2020

The writing of Through the Leopard’s Gaze by Njambi McGrath

-  Grasping tightly onto my biro, poised ready to write, I stared at the ceiling as if waiting for a divine revelation. Something had compelled me to tell my story ...

2 March 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith

I wrote my book out loud in a shed. It’s a great place to write. If you’re stuck, just pump up the music and dance. Bruno Mars or Tina Turner. ...

1 March 2020

Top tips for positive mental health by Ken Hancott

When life’s getting you down, sometimes a PEP Talk is all you need. Ken Hancott is the author of PEP Talk, which provides readers with proven psychotherapy techniques for readers ...

1 March 2020

Six things you need to know about the MediterrAsian Diet

The Sirtfood diet reportedly helped Grammy-winning singer Adele lose seven stone. But the diet has been criticised by nutrition experts for being highly restrictive. In fact, only 1000 calories a ...

28 February 2020

The five stages of a same-sex relationship in fiction by Alex Bryant

Same-sex relationships in mainstream fiction have taken place largely off-screen, hidden between the pages of somebody else’s story. It’s only in recent years that they’ve been allowed to emerge into ...

27 February 2020

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

I grew up in and around Brixton during the eighties and nineties, and I have very fond memories of my childhood. During this time there was a real sense of ...