Christmas left-overs? No problem!

Wondering what to do with all that left-over turkey?  The Batch Lady, aka Suzanne Mulholland, is here to help. “It’s Boxing Day, you’ve spent the day before cooking and now have a variety of left-overs in your fridge, the fabulous turkey sandwiches have been had and now you’re all rather… Read More

Win a Christmas hamper!

We’re feeling rather generous and can’t stop adding books to our Christmas hamper!  It’s finally full so the competition is officially open!  There is a hamper full of books up for grabs! Enter now! HQ_CHRISTMASHAMPER… Read More

Favourite Christmas traditions from our HQ authors

With the festive season truly in full swing, we asked our authors what their Christmas traditions are to help us feel Christmassy. From hosting Christmas parties to adorning Christmas jumpers, and from watching pantomimes to decorating Christmas trees, these are some lovely stories and ideas to get you in the… Read More

Will Caine: What I have in common with John Le Carré

Ahead of the paperback publication of his political thriller, The Inquiry, Will Caine reflects on his love of John Le Carre and a particularly interesting coincidence… ‘Never imagining for one moment that I would, in any regard, ever emulate our greatest contemporary spy novelist, I sat down with my usual… Read More

VALIDATE ME competition winner!

VALIDATE ME by Charly Cox was published last month and to mark the occasion, we launched a poetry competition judged by Charly. We are thrilled to announce that the winning poem is The Unknown by Alex Thornber.  ‘Alex with The Unknown is winner for me. So honest and… Read More

Louise Jensen on The Family

The idea for this story came about after yet another report of terrorism on the news. My youngest son asked me why people do bad things. Together we researched the psychology behind brainwashing and I found it so fascinating it led me to research cults. The… Read More

Hester Fox on the inspiration behind her Gothic writing

New England is a treasure trove of inspiration for the Gothic writer. And is it any wonder? Living in Massachusetts, you’re spoiled for a rich, literary cannon, spectacular autumns, some of the oldest cemeteries in the country, and not least of all, a dark and sordid history that would make… Read More