Author Interviews

6 April 2021

Seven lessons I learned throughout my writing career by Peter Quinn

I was corporate editorial director at Time Warner and chief  speechwriter for two New York governors. I’ve published four novels and a book of essays. My career has taught me ...

6 April 2021

Author Krystal Sutherland shares an exclusive extract of her new book House of Hollow

I WAS TEN years old the first time I realised I was strange. Around midnight, a woman dressed in white slipped through my bedroom window and cut off a lock ...

5 April 2021

Red Amaryllis by Denise E. Jacobs

Red Amaryllis by medium Denise E. Jacobs is a clarion call for peace, love and understanding but, more importantly, a convincing entreaty for us all to act before it’s too ...

2 April 2021

El Alma discusses her new novel Becoming Soul: Seven Steps to Heaven

Towards the end of WW2 when I was born, more females were joining the workforce and replacing their men who had either been killed, were injured, or still serving in ...

1 April 2021

Author Jo Willet celebrates a pioneering woman

I stumbled across Lady Mary Wortley Montagu when I saw her monument in Lichfield Cathedral. I had never heard of her and started reading her selected letters. Lady Mary suffered ...

1 April 2021

How I spent my lockdown by Joanna Courtney, author of Iron Queen

Lockdown, for me, was rather inverted experience to that of many people. I normally work from home – a nice, quiet, empty home – but when lockdown hit, my space ...

1 April 2021

10 motivation tips for returning back to work after the pandemic by Andry Anastasis McFarlane

Sometimes, when back to working in the office, we might experience stressful thinking such as: ‘I have to go to this meeting’ or, ‘I have to do this task’. It’s ...

1 April 2021

Writing about what you know by Rebecca Banks, author of Half the World Away

The old adage says that authors we should write about what they know. In my debut novel, Half the World Away, there was so much about the process of writing ...

1 April 2021

Why I always wanted to write romantic fiction by Louisa Leaman, author of Meant To Be

Shhh. A secret. When I first dreamed of being an author, the last thing I thought I’d write was romantic fiction. I worked on thrillers, children’s books, YA and even ...

1 April 2021

Five top tips to introduce Ayurveda into your kitchen and your life by Anne Heigham

Eating in tune with the seasons and weather helps bring inner balance. Take a look outside from the inside of your home each day and assess what the weather looks ...

1 April 2021

Dedicating my novel to female friendship, by Anna Jefferson, author of Nailing it

The phrase I would like to put in Room 101 after ‘You’re on mute’, is ‘Shall we go for a walk?’ It is like a red rag to a bull ...

1 April 2021

Why we need thrillers in lockdown by Anna Bailey, author of Tall Bones

The obvious answer is: well, we’re not exactly getting our thrills anywhere else. Not to reek of middle-class ennui, but I have literally never been so consistently bored in my ...

1 April 2021

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by K J Maitland, author of The Drowned City

1) I had a bantam chicken that called Hag Dowsabel after the witch in my favourite children’s novels by Lorna Wood. My bantam loved cuddles, marmite sandwiches and cups of ...

1 April 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Bonnie MacBird, author of The Three Locks

-  – The doctor who attended my dying mother. – My actor friends who pour their heart and souls into our projects. ...

1 April 2021

How I spent my lockdown by Jessie Greengrass, author of The High House

In August of 2018, with a toddler and a six-week-old baby in tow, my partner and I moved from London to a decrepit house in Northumberland. In early January 2020 ...

31 March 2021

Seven things you need to know about Quantum Energy Coaching by Marie-Claire Donnelly

In a world where it seems as if every other person is a Coach, whether that be a Relationship Coach, a Mindset Coach, a Career Coach - what exactly is ...

31 March 2021

How to build resilience in your children by Judy Bartkowiak, author of Empower Your Kids

I’m thinking about resilience today and what that might mean for children going back to school on March 8th. I know from those I’ve talked to that whilst they so ...

31 March 2021

How to embrace midlife by Anniki Sommerville, author of How To Be A Boss At Ageing

I wrote ‘How to be A Boss at Ageing’ because I’d just reached my mid-forties and was feeling a range of emotions, many of them pretty crap. I struggled to ...

30 March 2021

Seven reasons why I like to write about dogs in my books by Kim Nash

1. My characters can have really poignant moments with their dogs. Dogs are a real comfort and people open up and talk to dogs in a way that they don’t ...

30 March 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Nicole Trope

1) I chose to do my Master’s degree in children’s literature because I was a high school teacher and thought that I would find my writing niche producing books for ...

29 March 2021

Seven ways I researched before writing The Evidence by KL Slater

Readers are always interested in how ideas for stories come to be and THE EVIDENCE started to develop when I had the idea of incorporating podcast extracts within a story. ...

29 March 2021

Seven tips to cope with grief during lockdown by Dr John Wilson, author of The Plain Guide to Grief

Whether you have been bereaved by Covid-19, or from another cause during lockdown, the isolation and stress will not have helped. Even if you haven’t been bereaved, you will be ...

26 March 2021

Seven of my writing day rituals by Sarah A. Denzil, author of Stolen Girl

I spend way too much time on the sofa. I have a desk and a nice little office, but for some reason I tend to be curled up on the ...

26 March 2021

How to protect your child’s mental health in these challenging times by Paula Talman

Recent figures from NHS Digital revealed that one in six children has experienced a mental health difficulty in 2020 and there are record numbers of calls to Children and Adolescent ...