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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
Swallowtail Bay book

Help! I’ve got a book-writing hangover!

Ahead of the publication of the third and final book in her gorgeous Swallowtail Bay series, Katie Ginger reflects on her writing and looks forward to the future.    You’ve all heard of a book hangover, right? It usually refers to reading a book and is that feeling you… 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
Life We Almost Had

The Life We Almost Had: Second Chances with Amelia Henley

In my debut love story with a twist, Adam and Anna can’t envisage life without each other but the universe has entirely different plans for them. After a tragedy forces them apart, they long to be together once more and fix their damaged relationship. The Life We Almost Had is… Read More

Wondering and Wandering by Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw, author of the Aidan Snow series and the explosive new Total Blackout, is a well-travelled man! Writing for the HQ blog this week, he shares with us how his experiences have influenced his writing.    As an author, my job is to entertain the reader. I do this… Read More

Jane Bettany on winning the Gransnet HQ Prize

In 2019, HQ ran a competition with Gransnet to discover writers over the age of 40 who were writing about characters of a similar age. The winner of this competition was Jane Bettany’s gripping crime thriller, In Cold Blood, which publishes August 27th this year! We asked Jane… Read More
The forget-me-not bakery by Caroline Flynn. Think pawsitive

The Reality Of Fiction with Caroline Flynn

In celebration of the release of The Forget-Me-Not Bakery, author Caroline Flynn is here to talk about the reality of writing fiction!   Reading fiction is fun. It’s time enjoyed and spent in a world created by someone else, a world shared by the author so that the reader… Read More
Summer in Mayfair by Susannah Constantine

Susannah Constantine on writing Summer in Mayfair

Ahead of this week’s live book club event, author Susannah Constantine tells us all about her writing process for Summer in Mayfair.    This is new to me – to be part of a book club, where I am talking about my own novel, Summer in Mayfair. Where better to… Read More