Celebrity Interviews

27 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by author Caroline Montague

1.Shadow Over A Spanish Sun was written during lockdown which prevented me from travelling to Spain for research. Fortunately, I was able to draw on my own teenage years at ...

27 May 2021

The darker side of female friendship by Adele Parks, author of Both Of You

Every woman will confirm, at its best, female friendship is illuminating, supportive, intense and encouraging; the high, when female friendship is flourishing, is second only to falling in love. We ...

27 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Hannah Fielding

1. Collecting antiques: Chinese porcelain, Japanese sculptures, French and Italian glass. You will often find me rummaging in flea markets and second-hand shops, hoping to discover a treasure. My father ...

26 May 2021

Exclusive: Hanna Kinsella, star of the Real Housewives of Cheshire, on life as a mother and more!

New mum and business owner, Hanna Kinsella, gives us an insight into her life; from filming The Real Housewives of Cheshire to making Tik Toks with her husband Martin. Read ...
26 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Sam Hepburn

My Sudanese father came to the UK in the 1950s to study Economics at the LSE. When he got here he ditched economics and went off to Goldsmith’s Art School ...

25 May 2021

Exclusive: Fitness coach Stephanie Warwick discusses virtual gym TRX Training Club

TRX Training Club, an all-in-one virtual gym was launched this month, allowing people from all over the world to take part in suspension training classes. When she’s not leading the ...
25 May 2021

Seven headlines featuring Florida Man by Jenna Kernan, author of The Hunted Girls

Do you know Florida Man? He’s not a real person, in fact he has occasionally been female. Florida man is a running joke, an internet meme that started back in ...
21 May 2021

Researching for your writing by Helen Paris, author of Lost Property

‘I have come more in hope than in expectation’ This is one of my favourite lines in my novel Lost Property. But it’s not mine. ...

21 May 2021

What does stargazing have to do with mindfulness? by Mark Westmoquette

When most people think of stargazing, they think of maps, coordinates and science facts. With this perspective, the stars above us can seem cold, distant and maybe even irrelevant to ...

21 May 2021

How I spent my lockdown by Julie Shackman, author of A Secret Scottish Escape

2020 will be a year that none of us will forget. Lockdown has brought anxiety; reflection; confusion; frustration; sadness; loneliness and even to some people, elements of enjoyment. For me, ...

20 May 2021

Seven things I’d like my readers to know about me by Sara Gethin

My most moving experience as an author was visiting a book club in a men’s prison. The group of inmates had read my novel, Not Thomas, about a neglected five-year-old ...

20 May 2021

Safe and gentle ways to release the trauma of baby loss by Debra Kilby, author of Rosa's Choice

Where do you start when writing about baby loss? What words are able to adequately capture the deep sense of shock and trauma that follows from this experience? Where do ...

20 May 2021

Seven things I learned while writing The Nurse, by author J. A. Corrigan

-  I’m probably a shopping addict: I had great fun creating the character of Anna who uses shopping as a coping mechanism. In the process I discovered I’m truly a mall-rat! ...

19 May 2021

Why we need to write about disordered eating by Alyson Gerber

For most of my life, I minimized my disordered eating. I was just “being healthy.” Sure—food, weight, and body image took up space in my mind. What I ate and ...

18 May 2021

Exclusive: Tom Read Wilson is getting Brits ready for life after lockdown with Virgin Media

As Brits prepare for a deluge of social invitations now that lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift, Virgin Media have teamed up with the wonderful Tom Read Wilson, to help ...

18 May 2021

Why having fun doesn't have to cost the earth by Wastebuster

Just thinking about the enormity and effects of climate change is hard for us to digest as adults, let alone if you are a young child! Breaking down such an ...

18 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Tree Carr, author of Conscious Dreamer

1. My formative years were spent living on a commune in the 1970s: there was no television, radio or pop culture. I spent a lot of time playing in nature ...

18 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Rebecca Bradley, author of Blood Stained

1. I was born on the Gibraltar rock and yet (strangely, for a writer) I often spell Gibraltar wrong on my passport, using an ‘er’ at the end. It’s never ...

17 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Melissa Wiesner, author of Her Family Secret

-  Melissa Wiesner is a night-owl who began writing novels about five years ago when her early-to-bed family retired for the evening. In 2019, she won the Romance Writers of ...

15 May 2021

Exclusive: Liam Cunningham discusses new Sky Atlantic series Domina

Stepping away from a career-defining role can be a daunting prospect for any actor, but Liam Cunningham is taking it all in his stride. After becoming a mainstay of the ...

14 May 2021

Exclusive: Ryan Thomas reveals 10-day trek motivation to raise mental health awareness

Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas has battled through the pain barrier as he treks across England in a bid to raise awareness for men's mental health, and he has given Female First ...
13 May 2021

A view of grief without pigeonholes by Sarah Woodier, author of Because of Brett

I was a professional life coach, in what now feels like a previous lifetime. I used to write very uplifting, feel good blogs. The happy, woo-hoo variety, “you can do ...

13 May 2021

Let go of lockdown - how energy alignment can help us move on

Have you ever wished you could find the delete button and erase last year? We’ve all felt the immeasurable impact of lockdown on our energy and our mental, emotional and ...

13 May 2021

Things you didn’t know about Top Gear Live by Philippa Sage

It was mainly fuelled by alcohol: Jeremy Clarkson’s preference – Organic Léoube Rosé (Lady Petrol!!). He only puts the purist of substances into that temple of a body. James May’s ...