Celebrity Interviews

24 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Alka Joshi

To celebrate the release of her new novel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, we asked author Alka Joshi to write us an exclusive feature, letting readers in on seven interesting ...
24 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by author Debbie Johnson

1, I have always loved reading, it’s been my escape from a very young age. When I was about 7, I was so obsessed with the book 101 Dalmations that ...

24 June 2021

How I spent lockdown by Lesley Pearse, author of Suspects

When the first lockdown came, I immediately thought, ‘Now there is no excuse for not writing your best book ever.’ It seemed perfectly feasible. Nothing and no one to interrupt ...

24 June 2021

Six things I'd like my readers to know about me by Leah Mercer, author of Safe From Harm

I lived in Poland for two years teaching English before deciding I really should think about going home and ‘settling down’. So, I went home and attempted to do just ...

24 June 2021

Top tips for winning a novel competition by Suzanne Ewart, author of One Month of You

Entering a writing competition is exciting. With a whole host of competitions offering prizes from money to representation with an agent to publication, winning can be a great way to ...

24 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Libby Page, author of The Island Home

1) In 2019 I got engaged on a remote Scottish island, and the setting inspired my new book I’ve always been fascinated by small islands. I love the sea so ...

24 June 2021

Read an extract from Rosanna Ley's new book The Orange Grove

-  Holly West Dorset, February 2018 ...

24 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Lyn Yeowart

1. Books, biscuits, and Beethoven: my writing environment. Sneak into my study while I’m writing and you’ll be bombarded by Beethoven (or Bach, Mozart, Debussy) before being offered a biscuit ...

24 June 2021

The trip around the world that sparked my career as a novelist by Jane Isaac

When I was young, I didn’t know what career path I wanted to pursue. I left school, ambled through life, fell upon a job in the UK Civil Service, and ...

21 June 2021

Exclusive: Mallory Franklin discusses representing Team GB at the delayed Tokyo Olympics

Olympic fever is about to hit the world as the Games start in just under two months’ time with the opening ceremony taking place on July 23rd, 2021 in the ...
21 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Sophie Anderson, author of The Butterfly Garden

I wrote my first novel in a shed – very Virginia Woolf I know! It was freezing and mildewed and invariably full of dead creatures but the only place I ...

19 June 2021

Seven things I want my readers to know about me, by Samantha Silva

To celebrate the release of her new book Love and Fury, we asked author Samantha Silva to write us a feature of seven things she'd like all readers to know about her! ...
18 June 2021

Seven things everyone can learn from vegan ethics by Emilia A. Leese and Eva J. Charalambides

When someone asks ‘Why go vegan?’ we can’t just hand them a book or a flyer and hope for the best. Similarly, when we need to figure out how the ...
17 June 2021

How lockdown changed my writing by Lucy Vine, author of Bad Choices

I am a different writer from the one I was before lockdown. I’m a different person honestly. Lockdown and the pandemic changed everything. Like a lot of people, I spent ...

17 June 2021

Spending time alone. And enjoying it! by Gill Hasson, author of Lonely Less

Instead of getting stuck in feelings of loneliness, look for ways to make time on your own easier. Human beings are social beings; we need to interact with others, to ...

17 June 2021

Why we need to talk about the menopause more by Vicky Allen

So many celebrities these days are talking about the menopause that you would think the taboo around it is long gone. But still it clings on, though documentaries like Davina ...
16 June 2021

How do you know if your mother is narcissistic? by Danu Morrigan

Our mothers should be the source of comfort and support, our soft place to fall. But all too often, mothers are toxic and abusive. And one vile form of abuse, ...

16 June 2021

What inspired me to write Waiting To Begin by Amanda Prowse

It was as fifty-three came knocking when I reflected on the fact that it was only a mere blink ago I had turned sixteen! And sixteen was significant. I could ...

16 June 2021

Illness or imagination by Anna Bowles, author of Rapids

I have Bipolar Disorder Type II, and it took me 20 years to figure this out. When I finally got to see a psychiatrist she said ‘I know you think ...

16 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about Magpie Cove by Kennedy Kerr

1. Magpie Cove is a fictional village on the north coast of Cornwall, down the way a bit from St Ives - it's a lot smaller and less touristy than ...

15 June 2021

Waleed Shah shares images from his new book Rock Your Ugly

Acclaimed international photographer Waleed Shah’s intimate and revealing portraits are credited with kick starting a major mental health and body positivity movement in the Middle East. His series of portraits ...

15 June 2021

Marriage games: The quirky, the juicy, and the nasty by Sharon Doering, author of Confess To Me

Did you try that game couples played this past year while working from home and driving each other crazy? My husband and I did. It went something like this. Holding ...

15 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me, by Katy Moran

To celebrate the release of her new book, Scandalous Alchemy, we asked author Katy Moran to let us in on seven things she'd like her readers to know about her! 1. I love ...
15 June 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by David Ebenbach, author of How To Mars

My book How to Mars was inspired by the crazy (and quite possibly fraudulent) Mars One project, which promised to send a couple dozen people on a one-way trip to ...