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
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Writing a psych thriller by Diane Jeffrey

I’m often asked where I get my ideas from. I think people are concerned at how warped my mind is! There are pieces of me in all of my novels so far – they say write what you know, after all – but for my third psychological thriller, The Guilty Mother, although the idea had been percolating in my head for a while, I didn’t know anything about the subject matter. Read More

Ride the elevator with Linwood Barclay!

This autumn the Sunday Times bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with another edge of your seat read, Elevator Pitch, a riveting tale of psychological suspense that is all too plausible... Pre-order your copy of Elevator Pitch to be in with a chance of winning! Read More

Why you need to give yourself a break

Gabrielle Brown, joint author of The Book Of Rest, gives us an introduction on why getting adequate rest helps us feel empowered, inspired and energised. But what is rest and how to we get enough? Read More

Top 10 tips for avoiding a holiday romance

Holiday romances are meant to be a fun part of a trip abroad, right? But what if you end up on holiday with someone you really don’t want to get with? This is what happens to Natalie in Zoe May’s latest novel, As Luck Would Have It. Embarking on… Read More

A lunch break call changed my life

2015, and I was teaching adults in various towns near to where I live in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I worked as a Post 16 tutor, educating students on working in schools, special educational needs, autism, and specific learning difficulties. I was working, studying my Cert Ed and finishing my BA… Read More