Celebrity Interviews

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 ...
13 May 2021

Why I set Under the Italian Sun in Umbria by Sue Moorcroft

Umbria’s known as ‘the green heart of Italy’, a region of mountains, vineyards, olive groves, sunflower fields and wild woodland punctuated by towns and cities. Each summer for seven years ...

13 May 2021

Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me by Gillian Harvey, author of Perfect on Paper

I always wanted to be a mum, but was told by a fertility doctor back in 2007 this wasn’t likely to happen without IVF. When my first IVF failed the ...

13 May 2021

Seven things I’d like my readers to know about me by Katy Birchall

There were signs I was going to be a writer from an early age. In order to torture me in later years, my parents kept several copies of The Birchall ...

13 May 2021

How a missed opportunity with a mysterious stranger shaped who I am today by Zoë Folbigg

It all started with a glance out of the window, on a bus on a dusty highway. I was 18 and backpacking around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, ...

12 May 2021

Ten things you may not know about bestselling author, Mike Craven

Mike Craven is a brilliant author who has written many wonderful and tense novels; his Poe and Tilly series is especially popular. He is an award-winning author and is one ...

11 May 2021

The impact of a new baby on a father’s mental health

Becoming a father is arguably the biggest transformation a man can ever experience in life and one that is little supported. Expectations are high of themselves, from partners, families, friends ...
11 May 2021

The power of tough love by Ruth E. Vallis, author of Love Is Blind

Although there are many who ascribe to the “tough love” approach to life, there are also many detractors, but this may be owing to an experience where the emphasis was ...

11 May 2021

Seven must have ingredients for French cooking by Daniel Galmiche

When it comes to French cooking, there is a lot to say! What started in the 5th century went through changes and evolutions, from different households to different regions, passing ...

10 May 2021

How my day job as a psychologist inspires my novels by Helene Fermont, author of The Matchmaker

I love psychological thrillers for the in-depth characters and storylines. I can’t think of anything better than writing the genre since it’s so close to what I do every day: ...

7 May 2021

Exclusive: Ryan Thomas on how we can use social media for good and raise awareness for mental health

Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas admits he is torn by the impact of social media platforms, as he called for more to be done to curb online abuse. Thomas ...
7 May 2021

Exclusive: Big Brother Canada champion Tychon on his winning moves, friendship with Jedson and more!

In one of the most stunning seasons of Big Brother Canada to-date, audiences watched as Tychon Carter-Newman was crowned as the winner of the show's ninth season, beating out runner-up Breydon White ...