Celebrating an unusual Pride Month with Robin Talley

Well, I can officially say this is the first Pride that I’ll be marking quite like this. Usually, Pride month is a time for community, of the non-virtual variety. Whether it’s at a jubilant parade, a small gathering of friends, or a massive party, Pride is about coming together. It’s… Read More

Try gangland fiction with Kerry Barnes!

Never tried gangland fiction before? Now’s your chance! Check out this extract from The Rules, the second installment in Kerry Barnes’ explosive gangland series, below!   Do you live by the rules, or die by them?   Detective Lowry hurried down the corridor to the end room of the burns… Read More

Ten Times Happier with Owen O’Kane – The Worry Tree

To celebrate the publication of Owen O’Kane’s down-to-earth guide to positivity, we’re sharing this powerful extract from Ten Times Happier entitled ‘The Worry Tree’.    There are vast amounts of research linking worry to mood alterations. Excessive worry makes us unhappy. When we worry less, we are happier. 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

Inspiration is Everywhere by Phaedra Patrick

My fourth book, The Secrets of Sunshine will be published on the 14th of May and I’ll no doubt be celebrating by punching the air and quaffing too much prosecco. I’ll also heave a big sigh of relief because with each book I write,… 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

The Tricky Art of Writing Women with Kia Abdullah

At the risk of starting a rumpus, I’ll start by saying this: it is far harder to write women than it is to write men. After all, men are so often excused for a long list of traits. They can be bossy, cocky, lustful, prideful, promiscuous, pugnacious, dogged,… 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