Will Caine: What I have in common with John Le Carré

Ahead of the paperback publication of his political thriller, The Inquiry, Will Caine reflects on his love of John Le Carre and a particularly interesting coincidence… ‘Never imagining for one moment that I would, in any regard, ever emulate our greatest contemporary spy novelist, I sat down with my usual… Read More

VALIDATE ME competition winner!

VALIDATE ME by Charly Cox was published last month and to mark the occasion, we launched a poetry competition judged by Charly. We are thrilled to announce that the winning poem is The Unknown by Alex Thornber.  ‘Alex with The Unknown is winner for me. So honest and… Read More

Louise Jensen on The Family

The idea for this story came about after yet another report of terrorism on the news. My youngest son asked me why people do bad things. Together we researched the psychology behind brainwashing and I found it so fascinating it led me to research cults. The… Read More

Hester Fox on the inspiration behind her Gothic writing

New England is a treasure trove of inspiration for the Gothic writer. And is it any wonder? Living in Massachusetts, you’re spoiled for a rich, literary cannon, spectacular autumns, some of the oldest cemeteries in the country, and not least of all, a dark and sordid history that would make… Read More

Validate Me Poetry Competition

On this National Poetry Day VALIDATE ME, my second poetry collection, is published and I couldn’t be more excited for you all to read it. It glimpses into a life lived online, constantly striving for validation and all the highs and lows that inevitably come alongside that. To mark the… Read More

Lucky dip

We've been raiding our book shelves and found some brilliant books to give away to our fabulous readers. Read More
Emma Barnett author of Period

It’s about bloody time

Periods kept following me around. And not just literally in my pants once a month. After I unwittingly became the first person in the UK to announce I was having one live on TV news and that it bloody hurt – I was nervously approached by women and men – all of whom had a shy hunger to tell me their or their loved one’s story. Read More