Sarah Ockell-Smith visits the Audible Studios to talk about her new book The Gentle Discipline Book: How to raise co-operative, polite and helpful children. Sarah is a well-known parenting expert and a highly regarded popular parenting author who specialises in the psychology and science of parenting, 'gentle parenting' and attachment theory. She talks to Gabriel Fleming about the latest instalment in her 'Gentle' series....
Ruth Fitzmaurice is the author of I Found My Tribe, a critically acclaimed memoir which came about as the result of an article in the Irish Times that hit a real nerve with the public. In the book she writes about how her passion for swimming has helped her cope with the challenges of caring for a large family and a husband with motor neurone disease. Ruth visits the Audible Studios to tell us a bit more about the book.
We're joined by Robyn Young, the historical fiction author best known for her Brethren trilogy, the first book of which went straight into the Sunday Times Top Ten and became a bestselling hardback debut. Robyn's latest series is called New World Rising and follows the period of the Wars of the Roses through to Renaissance Europe. Robyn talks about the first book in that series, Sons of the Blood.
Hollie McNish visits the Audible Studios to talk about her book Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood. The book uses stories and poems to create a snapshot of motherhood, in which Hollie talks about everything from morning sickness and breastfeeding in public to the impossibility of ever finishing a hot cup of tea. Hollie has been performing poetry since 2005 and has gone viral on YouTube for her slick, poignant, political rhymes. She won the UK Slam Poetry Competition in 2009.
Imran Mahmood is a criminal defence barrister of 20 years' experience, and his debut novel, You Don't Know Me, is the story of a defendant in a murder trial who falls out with his lawyer and decides to represent himself.