Why you need to give yourself a break

Gabrielle Brown, joint author of The Book Of Rest, gives us an introduction on why getting adequate rest helps us feel empowered, inspired and energised. But what is rest and how to we get enough? Read More

Top 10 tips for avoiding a holiday romance

Holiday romances are meant to be a fun part of a trip abroad, right? But what if you end up on holiday with someone you really don’t want to get with? This is what happens to Natalie in Zoe May’s latest novel, As Luck Would Have It. Embarking on… Read More

A lunch break call changed my life

2015, and I was teaching adults in various towns near to where I live in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I worked as a Post 16 tutor, educating students on working in schools, special educational needs, autism, and specific learning difficulties. I was working, studying my Cert Ed and finishing my BA… Read More

Vicky Newham on DI Maya Rahman

Vicky Newham has taken a moment to talk about DI Maya Rahman, the lead character in her new novel Out of the Ashes. Tell us about DI Maya Rahman Maya has lived in East London since she was four. Originally from Bangladesh, her family left Sylhet in the… Read More

Gransnet and HQ launch writing competition

Are You Talking To Me? Gransnet and HQ have partnered to launch a writing competition for women fiction writers over the age of 40 writing about a leading character aged over 40. Five shortlisted writers will receive editorial feedback, with the overall winner being offered a publishing contract with HQ. Read More

8 signs you’re in a Toxic Friendship

We hear a lot about romantic relationships turned toxic, but how do we know when our friendships turn sour? Author Mel McGrath, quite literally wrote the book, The Guilty Party: a tale of toxic friendship gone terribly wrong. On a night out, four friends witness a… Read More

Laura Ziepe chats about The Morning After The Wedding Before

Wedding season is well and truly underway! To mark the occasion we’ve been chatting to Laura Ziepe about honeymoons, hen parties and everything in between. Her new book The Morning After The Wedding Before covers all of these topics and more! Read on to discover Laura’s answers to some… Read More