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

7 Ways to Practice Flex in a Time of Flux

We asked Annie Auerbach to share with us some top tips for working at home and getting used to a new way of living. Here’s what she had to say!   How many times in the last week have you: Used the word ‘unprecedented’ Said goodbye on a zoom call…… Read More

Socially Distant Bees

Meredith May, author of The Honey Bus As a beekeeper, I occasionally get calls from people who want to know how to start a hive in their backyard. But now that most of us are quarantined at home, packing away food for the apocalypse, everyone seems to be calling. Which… Read More

Escape With Sarah Morgan

When I started planning Family For Beginners, I knew I wanted a summery, uplifting setting. Book settings have always been important to me – whether I’m writing or reading. It’s a way of travelling, or relaxing, from the comfort of my sofa, something that seems even more important since… Read More

Win a place on an idyllic writing retreat with Q!

In this world, perfection is everything. To celebrate the highly anticipated publication of Q, the thrilling new novel from Christina Dalcher, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Vox, we’re giving you the chance to win an idyllic UK writing retreat courtesy of Writers’ Retreat UK. All you have to… Read More