I always welcome late autumn as a blissful period of nesting that lasts well into the new year. I tend to focus on seasonal vignettes using foraged forest stuff like branches and cuttings, leaves, acorns and pine cones. I’m always on the lookout for fallen or cut trees while on forest or park walks, and I am obsessed with nurseries and garden centres.

Interview: Kate Hamer

Published on Pembrokeshire-born Kate Hamer won the Rhys Davies short story award in 2011, and her winning story was read out on Radio 4. She has since been awarded a Literature Wales bursary. She lives in Cardiff with her husband and two children. She talked to us about “The Girl in the Red Coat”, her first novel (Faber … Continue reading Interview: Kate Hamer

Interview: Crime writer Sheena Lambert

Published on: Sheena Lambert is an author from Dublin, Ireland, where she worked as a engineer before deciding to take a leap and focus on writing novels. She has been shortlisted in a number of prestigious UK competitions. Her second novel, The Lake, is published by HarperCollins Killer Reads. How did this book come about? I am … Continue reading Interview: Crime writer Sheena Lambert

Interview: Rawesome Recipes

Published on One of cookery author Sophie Miller’s first memories is cooking with her mother and grandmother. “I have always loved cooking and watched my mother making her wonderful creations from a very young age. I wrote my first recipes for my sister when she went to college and needed some easy recipes she could … Continue reading Interview: Rawesome Recipes

Interview: Miranda Aldhouse Green

Published on:   Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University. She specializes in the study of shamanism and archaeology of the Iron Age. She has published widely on the Celts and their world, including: Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers, Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, and Exploring the World of the Druids. Tell us about … Continue reading Interview: Miranda Aldhouse Green