Christmas left-overs? No problem!

Wondering what to do with all that left-over turkey?  The Batch Lady, aka Suzanne Mulholland, is here to help. “It’s Boxing Day, you’ve spent the day before cooking and now have a variety of left-overs in your fridge, the fabulous turkey sandwiches have been had and now you’re all rather… 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

Writing Through Grief

By Katy Collins, author of How To Say Goodbye The often quoted rule of ‘write what you know’ is something many authors (myself included) adhere to. I wrote the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series as a way to process what I’d been through after being jilted at the altar and… Read More

Love for the Island

Bestselling author Ross Armstrong tells us why there’s very little on television at the moment that he finds more revealing, more extreme and ridiculous, more hilarious, and more human, than Love Island. Read More

Swarm – an extract from The Honey Bus, by Meredith May

"I was pouring Grandpa’s honey over my corn bread when he came out of the kitchen with that sly smile that said we’d have to let our breakfast go cold again. I was ten, and had been catching swarms with him for almost half my life, so I knew what was coming next." Read More