Celebrity Interviews

26 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ellyn Oaksmith

1) I'd rather be reading. Few things, besides my family, interest me more than a good book. I read a book once about a lifelong reader who said he took books to ...

23 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Fiona Veitch Smith

Greta Garbo, in the film Grand Hotel, famously said: ‘I want to be alone!’ That line has never been so pertinent to me as during lockdown. I realise that for ...

23 October 2020

Finding the loveliness in lockdown by Lauren H. Brandenburg

I did not spend my lockdown writing for hours, crafting a literary masterpiece or for that matter even a couple thousand words of my work in progress. Actually, I’m not ...

22 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Tony Lee Moral

As a writer I’m familiar with spending long periods in isolation in confined spaces. But after a few months of lockdown even that has proved to be challenging for even ...

22 October 2020

Finding inspiration for your children’s book - Top tips from an author

By Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia One of the most common questions authors are asked is where the inspiration for their stories comes from. Depending on the story – the answer may ...

20 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Peter Hogenkamp

I am a huge ABBA fan. Mama Mia! How could you not love ABBA? If you haven’t listened to them, why not Take a Chance on Them? Do I really ...

16 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Ken Langer

1. I fell in love with India. From the moment I read Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras during my first year in college, I knew India would be a big part of ...
16 October 2020

How being in the present moment through yoga can help us to accept change

By Jane Macpherson, yoga teacher (IYA 500 hours) and yoga therapist who has been helping her clients embrace change for more than 15 years. www.janemacphersonyoga.co.uk Thank goodness for yoga during ...

15 October 2020

How personalised books can encourage reading and aid learning by children’s author Mike Molloy

THE LOOK OF COMPLETE ASTONISHMENT on the child’s face I gave my first ever personalised book to was enough to convince me that personalised books are 100% the way forward ...
15 October 2020

Exclusive: Survivors and activists India and Catherine Oxenberg reveal the truth about NXIVM cult

It’s a story that has been widely reported on in the press, but after years of tabloids clambering for a word from survivor India Oxenberg about what she went through ...

15 October 2020

My lockdown experience by Emma Heatherington

2020 was going to be such a big year for my family after a particularly turbulent 2019 and we had so much to look forward to. My partner’s 50th birthday ...

15 October 2020

Cathy Kelly discusses her new book The Family Gift

I will never, ever be able to make an elevator pitch – the ones where you pitch a fabulous idea in a lift to some Hollywood mogul as I am ...

15 October 2020

Six things you didn’t know about the ‘nippies’ – waitresses at iconic Lyons teashops

Elaine Everest is the author of bestselling saga series including the Woolworths Girls and Teashops Girls. Here, she rounds up six things you probably didn’t know about the waitresses – ...

15 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Rosie Goodwin

It’s been a very strange and disturbing year one way or another with the terrible Corona pandemic sweeping across the world but I’ve been luckier than some because I work ...

15 October 2020

10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me by Emily Kavanagh

1. I’m an introvert. This may not be a surprise, as I think many of us writers are, but I tend to think of myself as quiet and shy (even ...

15 October 2020

10 Things I love about Christmas by Bella Osborne

-  Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! ...

15 October 2020

How I spent my lockdown by Jenny Holmes

March sees me writing about unbelievably brave women who flew Spitfires for the Air Transport Auxiliary service during World War Two. Those Atta girls were up there at 30,000 feet ...

15 October 2020

How my love/hate relationship with social media inspired my novel by Charlotte Duckworth

It was only when I was pregnant with my daughter that I first became truly involved with the world of online influencers. Of course, I knew they existed before that, ...
15 October 2020

Seven things you need to know about Mumsnet

The online parenting forum is 20 years old this year, so what do you need to know before venturing on the site? Recognition Act, gender-critical women have formed grassroots organisations ...

15 October 2020

Author Debbie Howells discusses her new novel The Vow

We’ve probably all known those moments – the ones that leave you questioning yourself because you’ve misunderstood something or forgotten what someone said. You assume they’re right, that it was ...

14 October 2020

10 Things about Breathless that are true to life by Jennifer Niven

My latest YA novel, Breathless, is the book I needed when I was eighteen. A very personal take on sex, love, friendship, first times, redefining yourself after the floor has ...

14 October 2020

Julia Stiles reveals all about her character in the third season of Riviera

by @RealKevinPalmer  Big-budget new television drama is hard to come by right now, so Sky Atlantic are certain to get a huge audience for the return of their smash hit show ...
13 October 2020

How I spent lockdown by Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

Lockdown began with loss. The loss of the man, who had created four magnificent lives with me, making me a mother. Initially lockdown signalled the loss of laughter and a ...

13 October 2020

Three ways men can be better allies

By David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson For far too long, men have ignored, accepted, or even worse, knowingly contributed to a workplace culture that disadvantages women. Yet we do ...