Over 4,000 people applied to This Morning's Be A Best Seller competition and all this week, we'll be meeting our five finalists - all budding authors hoping for the chance to win a place on a creative writing course and literary agent representation for their winning novel.
Today we meet our second finalist Andrew Ewart and his love story with a twist, Reels.
Today we're meeting Tim Hines, the dad who was arrested for leaving his poorly child in the car for five minutes whilst he popped to the chemist to get her medicine.
Do you think that it's right for parents to be arrested for leaving children alone? Do you think that prosecuting a parent for leaving their child is nonsense and a waste of time? Would you leave your child alone, even for a few minutes? We answer some calls from parents who tell us of their experiences, opinions and concerns.
Tonight on Channel 4 a groundbreaking documentary airs called The Paedophile Next Door which looks at the devastating effect paedophiles have had on society but also how the current approach to tackling child abuse is not working.
Today we're joined by two people who appear in the film: senior lecturer Dr Sarah Goode, who believes society needs to stop the witch hunt and offer paedophiles treatment instead, and Ian McFadyen who was repeatedly raped by his teacher in the 70s and who comes face to face with a self-confessed paedophile in the documentary.
TV: The Paedophile Next Door airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4
It is a dilemma faced by every parent, but Tim Haines' decision to leave his toddler in the car while he popped into a shop almost cost him his family.
Tim, a family law advocate, could never have imagined the nightmare that was to follow as he dashed into a store without his daughter, Iset, two, to buy some medication when she was ill.
Five minutes later he was arrested and subsequently charged with 'wilful exposure to a child at risk of harm'.
With family life at risk, Tim appealed and was eventually cleared the following year. But was leaving his sick child alone so not to disturb her really neglectful or was he just doing what every other parent would have done?
Tim and his wife Julie join to tell us their story.
Whether you'd like to give a traditional wooden gift, the cutest cuddly toy, or go high-tech with a robot dinosaur, we've rounded up our favourite presents, from £2.95
Meet Ralph, a Mini Polar Bear from The Little White Company looking for a loving home this Christmas
Nothing is more exciting to children than counting down the days until Christmas, and nothing is more exciting to adults than eating chocolate and drinking booze.
Today we have our pick of the most wonderful advent calendars around. From painting your nails, assembling Lego, or drinking a daily dram of whisky there really is something for everyone (even the dog!)
Steve Wilson is here with more Christmas calendars than there are advent days!
Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey stirred the loins of bored women up and down the country, there's been a surge in the amount of so-called mummy porn on the nation's bookshelves and iReaders. Behind the renaissance in erotica are an army of liberal-thinking women including author Jodi Ellen Malpas.
Jodi has sold over 500,000 copies of her sexy novels but it seems her own love life doesn't compare to her fantasies. The erotica writer's marriage ended after she published her fantasy trilogy This Man, and she's here to tell us why every woman needs a fantasy lover to spice up the reality of real life.
Over 4,000 people applied to This Morning's Be A Best Seller competition and all this week, we'll be meeting our five finalists - all budding authors and hoping for the chance to win a place on a creative writing course and literary agent representation for their winning novel.
Today we meet Megan Hodson, 21, a marketing exec from Cardiff who has written the start of her novel, entitled When We Get There.