LLO Chat: From shattered Olympic swimming dreams to …

Sometimes you meet someone who puts all your problems into context, particularly when she’s still smiling every day. I met Sophie through Chorley 102.8FM where…

LLO Chat: Bestselling Behind Her Eyes author Sarah …

Friendly and bubbly, number 1. best-selling author Sarah Pinborough seems far too lovely to have plucked dark thrillers and tense horror from her imagination. But…

Review: Annie at Manchester Opera House starring Anita …

Annie is a memorable track on the the long-playing record of my childhood. My little sister and I spent hours watching, dreaming and singing along…

Theatre review: The rise and fall of Little …

The rise and fall of Little Voice was first staged at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre around seven years ago and its return sees a shakeup of…

LLO Podcast: Gemma Dee Ray chats about life, …

It was both a reunion and a counselling session when I invited Gemma Dee Ray to my Chorley FM show to chat about her Amazon…

Book review: Dead if you don’t by …

Once more, my purchase of Dead if you don’t was inspired by setting eyes on Peter James the author himself, who checked into a hotel…

Book review: Good Samaritans by Will Carver – Orenda …

Inspired to purchasing Will Carver’s Good Samaritans after being introduced to him briefly in a bar at the Bloody Scotland literary event in Stirling, Scotland…