Writing Romance

Writing Romance With Caroline Flynn

To celebrate NaNoWriMo, a month of writing that runs through November, we’re starting a new blog series! Our authors will be taking to the blog to share their top writing tips and tricks to help you through the month. First up we have Caroline Flynn, author of the new christmas… Read More
The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones – The Inspiration Behind The Story

Anita Frank, author of the captivating and haunting ghost story The Lost Ones, is here on the blog discussing the inspiration by her novel. Now out in paperback!   Some houses are NEVER at peace… Footsteps. Smashing glass. Doors opening of their own accord. A distinctive smell… Read More
Meet me at fir tree lodge

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge: Alpine Bites Shortbread

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge by Rachel Dove is out in e-book today! To celebrate, we have her protagonist Rebecca on the blog talking about autumn and yummy bakes.   Rebecca Atkins, Fir Tree Lodge, Alpine Bites Café, Alpe D’Huez Hello there! Thanks for popping… Read More
Teachers

World Teachers Day with Claudia Winkleman

Teachers are such an important part of growing up. To celebrate World Teachers Day, we have an extract from Claudia Winkleman’s new book Quite about why she loves teachers.   I am in awe of teachers; they are, simply put, the most patient group of people on earth. You… Read More
share the mic

Share The Mic UK

As part of Black History Month, we’re thrilled that some of our authors are involved in the social campaign #ShareTheMicUK –  taking place today. Share the Mic UK aims is to magnify Black women and their experiences by taking over the platform of global prominent white… Read More
letter

The Queen’s Rival: Letter Four

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we have been sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our final letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her daughter Anne, Duchess of Exeter.   Cecily, Duchess of York,… Read More
letter

The Queen’s Rival: Letter Three

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our third letter features our Katherine, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, writing to her sister (and our protagonist) Cecily, Duchess of York.   Katherine, Dowager… Read More
Fab Festive Five

Fab Festive Five: Books to Get You in The Christmas Spirit

Today marks the official start of the 100 day countdown to Christmas. That’s right! 100 days ‘til Christmas! Here at HQ we’ve begun to dust off the Christmas décor, grab the wrapping paper, and start to write a list of books that will get us in the right mood… Read More
Rom-Com

Top Tips for Rom-Com Writers with Belinda Missen

Belinda Missen, author of Accidentally in Love, is here to give her top tips for rom-com writers. If you ever wanted the insider knowledge on the genre, keep reading! There are never enough romantic comedies in the world. I’ve always advocated the idea that there’s plenty of room at the table… Read More
letter

The Queen’s Rival: Letter Two

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our second letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her sister Anna, Duchess of Buckingham.   Cecily, Duchess of York, to… Read More