Author Features

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. ...

6 July 2015

Top ten reasons why thirtysomethings make great writers by Joanna Bolouri

Every writer throws part of themselves into their characters but it's also useful to have a hate bank of people who have wronged you. Just cleverly rename them and ...

3 July 2015

10 things you don’t know about Graham J Wood

1) I am an alien…apologies I am deep into writing my third and final book of my first Zein trilogy and you become so immersed ...

25 April 2015

10 Things author Frank Lankaster wants you to know about him

As a young boy I was a bit of a ' goodie goodie ' - I soon lost that! At eleven years old I was sent off to a seminary - a ...

31 March 2015

Top 10 impacts a fatherless home has on children by M. R. Pickard

Okay, here we go. Time to poke the bear. I have been asked to write an article on the top 10 impacts that a fatherless home has on a ...

31 March 2015

5 Tips For Creating A Perfect Protagonist by James Carol

1 Nobody's perfect - That goes for your protagonist, too. If you make your hero perfect you're going to end up with a two-dimensional cardboard cut-out. It's inevitable. Think of ...

30 March 2015

Top 10 tips for writing historical thrillers by Robert Olen Butler

1--Write every day. Every day. You cannot create a viable novel trying to write weekends or on holidays or whenever the spirit moves you. 2--In addition to the broader realities, research ...

26 March 2015

Top ten tips for turning your dream into reality by Diana Sweeney

Seriously. Read anything and everything. The crap will teach you what doesn't work, and the good stuff will inspire you. I wrote 2 (an honours thesis and a PhD). And ...

16 January 2014

Exclusive interview with Seth Patrick

The Reviver is a supernatural crime thriller set in a world where some people have found they have the ability to revive the recently dead, but only briefly. Just long ...

27 September 2013

The Best Book in the World by Peter Stjernstrom

The Best Book in the World is a story about two writers that crack an excellent idea at the same time. Imagine a book that covers a lot of genres, ...

20 September 2013

Wicked Ambition by Victoria Fox

What can you tell us about your new book Wicked Ambition?   Wicked Ambition is a sexy, high-glam rollercoaster of a revenge thriller set in the music industry. It revolves around three ...

20 September 2013

Read our Twitter takeover with Victoria Fox!

Why do you think ‘bonkbusters’ are so popular?   Escapism, glamour, sex, exotic adventures- the perfect way to be transported from our ordinary lives   If you could have dinner with any author who ...