Show your allyship with Sophie Williams

Do you want to be an anti-racist ally?  This punchy, pocket-sized guide from Sophie Williams shows you how, whether you’re using your voice for the first time, or are looking for ways to keep the momentum and from make long lasting change. Coming this October. To celebrate the publication of … 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

WIN a £250 M&S giftcard with Sarah Morgan!

To celebrate the upcoming publication of Sarah Morgan’s brand new Christmas novel One More for Christmas, we’re giving you the chance to win a £250 M&S giftcard so you can fill your Christmas Dinner table with all the luxurious treats you can dream of! To enter, simply pre-order… Read More
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Brave, Not Perfect: Why Be Brave?

Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace their imperfections and find their bravery. This extract, in celebration of the paperback release, discusses why it is important to be brave:    Why Be Brave?  If you think about it, pretty much everything worth doing in life requires bravery. Bravery… Read More

Make Luminary Bakery’s signature Cinnamon Swirls!

To celebrate the publication of Luminary Bakery’s gorgeous new cookbook Rising Hope, we wanted to share with you one of our absolute favourite recipes from the book – cinnamon swirls with cream cheese frosting!    Our infamously large, gorgeously swirled cinnamon buns are one of our most popular… 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
Precious You Book Club

Precious You: Inspiration and Generation Gaps

In preparation for our book club meeting this week, Helen Monks Takhar discusses the inspiration of the two central figures of her book Precious You and the divide between Gen X-ers and Millennials.   In my twenties, going for a jog demanded I prepare myself for… Read More

What We’re Reading: Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

On the shelf this week is Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, currently being read by Commercial Manager, Conor Anderson! Read on to find out more about What We’re Reading…   What’s it about? England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the… Read More
Living Lively

Living Lively with Haile Thomas

Superstar teen activist Haile Thomas joins us to share her story and tell us what her  debut empowerment cookbook Living Lively means to her.    Meet Haile – teen wellness & compassion activist, speaker, CEO, and author of Living Lively I’m so happy to be joining HQ to share… Read More