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Writing a psych thriller by Diane Jeffrey

I’m often asked where I get my ideas from. I think people are concerned at how warped my mind is! There are pieces of me in all of my novels so far – they say write what you know, after all – but for my third psychological thriller, The Guilty Mother, although the idea had been percolating in my head for a while, I didn’t know anything about the subject matter. Read More

Ride the elevator with Linwood Barclay!

This autumn the Sunday Times bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with another edge of your seat read, Elevator Pitch, a riveting tale of psychological suspense that is all too plausible... Pre-order your copy of Elevator Pitch to be in with a chance of winning! Read More

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