The Illustrated Child

Painting Stories with Polly Crosby

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby, out this thursday, Polly is on the blog talking about what stories and painting mean to her. Make sure to stay tuned until the end where we have a special artistic competition for you… Read More
Switching Genres

Switching Genres with Karen Clarke

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, now is the perfect time to try writing a different genre. But have no fear, Karen Clarke is here! Mostly known for writing rom-coms, Karen Clarke has recently switched to psychological suspense with her gripping new novel Your Life For… Read More
Writing Romance

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
The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones – The Inspiration Behind The Story

Anita Frank, author of the captivating and haunting ghost story The Lost Ones, is here on the blog discussing the inspiration by her novel. Now out in paperback!   Some houses are NEVER at peace… Footsteps. Smashing glass. Doors opening of their own accord. A distinctive smell… Read More

Win a Practically Perfect bundle with Katy Brand!

Mary Poppins is a story of taking practical steps towards happiness. It’s looking at the bright side of life. It’s setting boundaries, deciding what you want and making it happen. That’s the path to being Practically Perfect. To celebrate the publication of Katy Brand’s new book… Read More
Meet me at fir tree lodge

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge: Alpine Bites Shortbread

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge by Rachel Dove is out in e-book today! To celebrate, we have her protagonist Rebecca on the blog talking about autumn and yummy bakes.   Rebecca Atkins, Fir Tree Lodge, Alpine Bites Café, Alpe D’Huez Hello there! Thanks for popping… Read More
Teachers

World Teachers Day with Claudia Winkleman

Teachers are such an important part of growing up. To celebrate World Teachers Day, we have an extract from Claudia Winkleman’s new book Quite about why she loves teachers.   I am in awe of teachers; they are, simply put, the most patient group of people on earth. You… Read More
share the mic

Share The Mic UK

As part of Black History Month, we’re thrilled that some of our authors are involved in the social campaign #ShareTheMicUK –  taking place today. Share the Mic UK aims is to magnify Black women and their experiences by taking over the platform of global prominent white… Read More
letter

The Queen’s Rival: Letter Four

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we have been sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our final letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her daughter Anne, Duchess of Exeter.   Cecily, Duchess of York,… Read More

The Forgotten Fairy Tales – Walburga Appleseed

Have you ever heard the fairy tale of the girl who rode on a black bull? Of the sword-wielding maiden who cut unwanted suitors into pieces? The miller’s daughter who could turn thread to gold but was rubbish at housework? The princess who grew up amongst giants and ended up… Read More