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Posted by Lucy H on 11th Jun 2019

Interview with Tim Clare, author of The Ice House

We spoke with Tim Clare, author of The Honours and The Ice House.Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician. He was born in 1981, and grew up in Portishead, in South-West England.In 2005 he presented the Channel 4 series How To Get A Book Deal. His first book, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, a memoir about jealousy and having one last shot at…

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Exclusive interview by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter

Posted by Lucy H on 30th May 2019

Exclusive interview by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter

What are your influences in art and literature – Van Gogh is mentioned, who else inspires you? Is there a particular ceramic artist you’d like to work with for your arrangements? Anna: There are so many, I don’t know where to start! I’d say I find most of my influences are in art, poetry and literature. T.S Eliot, John Ruskin, Rumi,…

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Interview with ColdWar Steve, author of Festival of Brexit

Posted by Lucy H on 13th May 2019

Interview with ColdWar Steve, author of Festival of Brexit

ColdWar Steve is the nom de plume of public sector worker Chris Spencer, a man who famously began creating his collages of absurdity whilst travelling to work on the bus. He uses an app on his phone, and posts the resultant pictures onto the McFadden’s Cold War Twitter account (@ColdWar_Steve) currently standing at 169K followers…

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Exclusive Interview with Kesia Lupo, Author of We Are Blood and Thunder

Posted by Sam H on 28th Mar 2019

Exclusive Interview with Kesia Lupo, Author of We Are Blood and Thunder

We recently had the chance to speak to fantasy author Kesia Lupo about her soon-to-be-released debut novel: We Are Blood and Thunder. Here's what she had to say:What's been the most exciting part about putting out a debut novel?I think it's the fact that you've worked on something alone for so long, sharing it with only a few people in yo…

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Posted by Sara Tasker on 28th Feb 2019

Exclusive: Sara Tasker, author of 'Hashtag Authentic', talks about how social media has taught her self-belief

Instagram changed my life. I was on maternity leave, trapped under a sleeping baby in a claustrophobic home, and found an app full of tiny squares of human connection. I started sharing a photograph a day, setting myself the tiny challenge to find something worth sharing. Often there was nothing at all, so I had to get creative: the r…

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