Author Features

2 November 2020

Chrsitmas Crackers: Why we all need a quiz this Christmas by John White

We all love an Office Quiz at Christmas time. It is a tradition in many workplaces but why not make this Christmas one whereby we can all test our knowledge ...
15 May 2017

Back From The Dead: How To Create A Ghost Aircraft

With Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 still missing without trace, Damien Lewis reveals how shockingly easy it is to make an aircraft disappear … The C47 Skytrain - the classic, twin-engine ...

24 March 2016

A Quick Guide to Rural Noir by Mark Sennen

The term 'rural noir' is a Twenty-First Century one, but the writing which fits into this category stretches back into the Twentieth Century and, some argue, to even before that. ...

21 October 2015

Top 10 things I love about hotel rooms by Melissa Hill

The idea that I can pick up the phone, order a complete meal and drinks of my choice, and someone delivers the whole lot on a tray with fancy cutlery ...

30 September 2015

Crash and Burn by Maggie Nash

If at first you don't succeed….Crash and Burn! I've always been a voracious reader. So much so that for a short time when I was lucky enough to be a ...

25 September 2015

Men for Hire by Tina Donahue, Bella Settarra, Michelle Roth and Jennifer Denys

About two or three years ago I came up with the idea of a story about a firm hiring out men for any number of reasons-from house repairs, chauffeuring, dog ...

21 September 2015

5 NEW habits you should make to improve your happiness by Kate Tojeiro

What happiness is, like success or desire is different for different people. Feeling fabulous in a sexy dress, a blast on a motorbike, an egg with a runny yolk….. ...

3 September 2015

Top 10 Things People Should Know About Muslim Dating

Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is launching a brand new imprint from Bonnier, called Twenty7, which only publishes work by debut novelist, first in ebook and later in paperback. Welcome ...

29 August 2015

10 things people say if you’re not on social media by Rachel Elliot

I am 42 years old, my first novel has just come out, and I am not on any form of social media. I'm not on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Not right ...

10 August 2015

Why to be both: Writer and Publisher by Meike Ziervogel author of Kauthar

I run Peirene, an independent publishing house that specialises in foreign literature in English translation. I also write novels. My novels are published by Salt Publishing. To balance writing and ...

8 August 2015

Top 10 Reasons Americans Are Liked and Disliked Abroad by René Zografos

By Rene Zografos, author of Attractive Unattractive Americans 1) Arrogance. Many people believe that being American is synonymous with being over-confident and self-obsessed. Internationally, America has a reputation as the ...

6 August 2015

Top ten ways to work on your self-esteem by The Self-Esteem Team

At Self-Esteem Team we know that confidence isn't something you're born with or something that just falls from the sky. We know that everyone has to work on their self ...

5 August 2015

May Day By Lori Roy, author of Let Me Die in His Footsteps

In the earliest stages of writing LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS, I spent a good deal of time researching and documenting the traditions and folklore of Kentucky. My findings ...

5 August 2015

My own experience as a refugee by Lily Amis author of Destination: Freedom

As a child I was privileged to grow up in a great country and in a beautiful home filled with the love and care of my amazing mum and my ...

4 August 2015

10 kinds of book to take with you while you travel by Elizabeth Gowing

Every reader knows that a book becomes a friend, and every traveller knows that the book you take with you becomes your travelling companion. For good or bad, the voice ...

4 August 2015

5 reasons standup helped my creative writing by Dominick Reyntiens

I was semi retired and trying my hand as a writer of historical fiction. When not writing, by way of relaxation, I would watch standup comics. Like any skill, writing ...

22 July 2015

Top 5 books with missing children by Sarah Ward

Thirty years earlier two sisters disappear from a shopping mall. Their whereabouts are never discovered and family and friends torture themselves with how two teenagers can just suddenly disappear without ...

21 July 2015

Ten ways being a forensic anthropologist has helped my writing by Kathy Reichs

I'm a forensic anthropologist, and, of course, an author. Forensics is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to questions of interest to the legal system. Locard's Exchange ...

18 July 2015

How to Buy a Book in Ten Steps by Jesse Ball

If there is even one misstep, I throw it down. A book is worth reading because of the author's mind! If the mind proves suspect, discard it. ...

15 July 2015

The 10 great advantages of the self-publishing world by Jonathan Whitelaw

If there's one aspect of writing that can have a devastating effect on work its confidence. Or, more accurately, a lack of confidence. The world of self-publishing is a fantastic ...

14 July 2015

10 things author Matthew Redford wants you to know about him

I strongly believe there isn't a single plate of food which couldn't be improved by adding an extra sausage. Or some bacon. Or an extra sausage and some bacon. Without ...

10 July 2015

10 Things I want you to know about me by Kaitlynn Mendes

1) I am super into sports. Growing up, I was a competitive gymnast, wrestler and rugby player. In high school I was two-time provincial ...

7 July 2015

Top ten reasons to live in New York by Boris Fishman

A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman is published by ONE ...

7 July 2015

7 Things that inspire my drawings by Eglantine de La Fontaine

My beautiful hometown in l'Auvergne. This is where I was lucky enough to grow up, amongst hills, forests and creatures - almost everything you will discover in My Magical Oasis. ...