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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
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

Show your allyship with Sophie Williams

Do you want to be an anti-racist ally?  This punchy, pocket-sized guide from Sophie Williams shows you how, whether you’re using your voice for the first time, or are looking for ways to keep the momentum and from make long lasting change. Coming this October. To celebrate the publication of … Read More
Reading Together Day

Why We Love to Read – Reading Together Day

Here at HQ Stories, we love to read. We are often found with a book in hand or shouting about our favourite reads to anyone who will listen. For Reading Together Day, we thought we’d share five reasons we love to read. Stay tuned to find out more about Reading… Read More

Try rhubarb & custard cupcakes at Katie’s Cornish Kitchen!

To celebrate the publication of Rosie Chambers’ delicious new novel Katie’s Cornish Kitchen, we’re sharing one of the recipes that features in the book! These rhubarb and custard cupcakes are the perfect treat to enjoy whilst losing yourself in this beautiful new Cornish romance.   For the cupcakes you’ll need:… Read More

Escape with Aria and win luxury French-themed biscuits!

To celebrate the paperback publication of Aria’s Travelling Book Shop, we’re giving you the chance to win this luxury selection of biscuits from Biscuiteers. All you have to do is tell us where you’d go if you had Aria’s camper van! Enter the competition here:… Read More

Writing Historical Fiction with Nicola Cornick

For me, research is one of the best parts of writing an historical novel. It’s one of the ways I discover new and exciting ideas for future books and it’s no secret that sometimes I have to stop myself researching and make myself sit down and actually start writing, or… Read More

How the Pandemic Changed Everything by Sairish Hussain

My life as a debut author… On Friday 27th March, an article appeared in the local newspaper about the publication of my debut novel, The Family Tree. It featured a photograph of me signing copies of my book at Waterstones and detailed my academic journey from English and Creative… Read More