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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

Look Up with Sarah Cruddas

One thing we can all do, no matter where we are in the world, is look up and appreciate the night sky. You don’t even need to go outside to do it, you can just look out of the window. Of course, this is all dependant on the weather, but… Read More

20 books. 20 years. 20 questions.

Join us on our Facebook page Thursday May 21st at 3pm as Adele Parks goes LIVE for the HQ Book Club!   On May 14th, we published Just My Luck, the 20th book in 20 years from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks! To countdown… Read More

7 Ways to Practice Flex in a Time of Flux

We asked Annie Auerbach to share with us some top tips for working at home and getting used to a new way of living. Here’s what she had to say!   How many times in the last week have you: Used the word ‘unprecedented’ Said goodbye on a zoom call…… Read More

Win a place on an idyllic writing retreat with Q!

In this world, perfection is everything. To celebrate the highly anticipated publication of Q, the thrilling new novel from Christina Dalcher, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Vox, we’re giving you the chance to win an idyllic UK writing retreat courtesy of Writers’ Retreat UK. All you have to… Read More

#ShowUsYourShelves

Last week we asked you, our lovely HQ family, to #ShowUsYourShelves – and you certainly rose to the challenge. We were trending in 5 different countries and received THOUSANDS of picture-perfect shelfies, with plenty still popping up on our Twitter feed. We are so grateful to all of you who… Read More