Growing up, I can still remember how I wanted to be a writer. I was the one, who would spend hours in the school library, dreaming of how I would one day leave a book behind on those shelves. This is why I am so exicted to introduce this new interview. I was very humbled … Continue reading Interview with Dame Jacqueline Wilson
A few years ago, this blog had a complete re-brand; it was promptly renamed Mademoiselle, after two people. They were Sylvia Plath-and the magazine that she had an internship at, inspiring The Bell Jar-and Stacey Duguid, Elle UK Columnist (now a few years ago), writing as Mademoiselle. There was also a lot of pink along … Continue reading Interview: Stacey Duguid, Writer, Journalist, and ELLE Columnist.
A while ago-in the run up to Christmas-I reviewed the new(ish) book Conversations With McCartney, by Paul Du Noyer. (Click here to read) But, what does he think, past the book? Hello Paul, thank you for agreeing to this interview. When growing up, did you aspire to be a music journalist? No. I always thought it … Continue reading Interview: Paul Du Noyer, Music Journalist, And Author.
Kate Betts has recently written her memoir, My Paris Dream, which is largely about living and working in journalism in France. It's quite an enchanting read-one I would recommend. Here, we asked her about the book. Thank ou very much Kate-and amidst Fashion week also! Hello Kate, thank you for agreeing to this interview. How … Continue reading Interview: Kate Betts, Author of My Paris Dream.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I'd gone to see Polly Vernon give a book talk with a friend. (Click here to read.) Prior to that, I was working on interviewing the lady herself-about her new book, Hot Feminist-and now you can see her very charming, witty answers: Hello Polly, thank you for … Continue reading Interview: Polly Vernon, Author of Hot Feminist.
Dr Gail Crowther is a writer, academic, and researcher, specializing in Sylvia Plath, feminism, and other subjects. She has also co-authored the book Sylvia Plath in Devon (Click here to buy.) Here, we were lucky enough to interview Gail: Hello Gail, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Hi Lydia, you’re welcome, thanks very much … Continue reading Interview: Gail Crowther, Sylvia Plath scholar, writer, and Feminist.
Ann Shoket is one of my 'editorial icons'-somebody who has worked in Journalism that I look up to. It has been a pleasure to interview the lady herself; now you can read what she has to say. When growing up, did you aspire/want to be a Journalist? I thought I would be a doctor for … Continue reading Interview: Ann Shoket, editor of Seventeen Magazine (US).
One of my favorite books is Mad Girl's Love Song by Andrew Wilson; so I decided, why not interview him? Since he also has a new book coming out-today in fact-I also have asked him some questions about his Alexander McQueen biography. (Click here to buy.) Also, don't forget to visit the Savage Beauty exhibition-to do with McQueen-at … Continue reading Interview: Andrew Wilson, Author of Mad Girl’s Love Song.
Having read 'Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography' by Lesley-Ann Jones, I was very eager to interview her. Here, you can read what she has to say writing, and about the book. Don't forget to visit her website www.lesleyannjones.com (click here to view) and her Twitter page @LAJwriter (Click here also to view.) You can also buy the book here Hello … Continue reading Q&A; Lesley-Ann Jones, Biographer, Journalist, and Writer.
Peter Hince was a Roadie for QUEEN, and has written a book-'QUEEN Unseen'-about his experiences. Here, you can find out a little about what he has to say. Hello Peter, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Was there a particular process that you undertook to put the manuscript together? No real plan or process … Continue reading Interview; Peter Hince, author of Queen Unseen, and Queen Roadie.
William Kuhn is a writer, biographer, and historian. He has published several books-such as Reading Jackie (click here to see our review), and Mrs Queen takes the train. In this interview, you will find out a lot about his work. Hello William, thank you for agreeing to this interview. When growing up, did you have … Continue reading Interview; William Kuhn, author of Reading Jackie.
So, how do I introduce these amazing two young women, who have given exclusive access to their new book and website? The Vagenda is an online magazine over at http://vangendamagazine.com, which, in all honesty, is one of the greatest succes stories in publishing. The main editorials the two co- founder's, Holly and Rhiannon, publish are … Continue reading Interview: The Vagenda.
So here is a new segment I am introducing t this blog-a from the archive interview. This week, we are talking to Novelist Martyn Bedford; Q:Flip was about physic evacuation - where did the idea to base your first teen novel on that subject come from? When I was a teenager I was envious … Continue reading Interview from the archive: Martyn Bedford, novelist, author of Flip.
Conspiracies have become more and more frequently part of modern debate. Yesterdays news, will virtually always make tomorrows news. But a book about conspiracies ? And provided in a logical manner, with reasons to doubt and believe? Now that is something we prefer...so, here we have it, an interview with Ian Shircore. An author of … Continue reading Interview with Ian Shircore, writer and Conspiracist.
Celia Rees is a brilliant writer, with several novels under her belts: a personal favorite being "Witch Child". Here, we went a little into her world as a writer, as well as novel production & a love of History: How and why did you start out as a writer? I didn't start writing until I … Continue reading Interview with Celia Rees, author of Witch Child.